Upcycled Turkey Fryer Part 2


Upcycled , Recycled Turkey Fryer side table

Do you remember my turkey fryer?  My $5 flea market rusty turkey fryer? No?

Upcycled , Recycled Turkey Fryer side table

Well here’s a little reminder.  The legs were turned into this cute little side table.  The remaining parts of the fryer that I cut off got thrown in the trash.

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

So here it is, a couple weeks later and I’m emptying the trash and I see the remains of the turkey fryer.

Hmmmm…I really do like the holes on this thing. It’s a nice size and it has personality.

OK, now I’m scavenging from my own trashcan!

Could I use it for something? First I had to see how hard it would be to get it apart.  Even I had no use for the gas hose sticking out of the fryer.

Easy enough, there are three screws that hold the top circular piece in place.

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

On the bottom there were three more  screws holding the rest of the hose attachment.  These screws were so rusty that they had to be cut off.

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

Normally I like a bit of rust, but this one had a little too much.  I used the sanding attachment on my Angle Grinder to easily sand the rust off. You could also use an electric sander but the grinder is a little more heavy duty.
Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

The inside ring and the inside of the rusty, holey bowl (I have no idea what you would call it) both got a coat of black spray paint.  I treated the outside of the bowl with a coat of spray polyurethane.

You probably won’t need the other ring (I’m pretty sure it was a dump find),  but it got a coat of Hammered Metal Spray Paint.  I’ll show you what I used it for in a second.

I probably would have painted the outside of the bowl a bright glossy color but I used what I had on hand and  in the end I did like the look of the poly over metal.

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

The feet were made from wood slices screwed  from above thru the preexisting holes.

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

I used Gorilla glue  to reattach the ring back to the pot.

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

Add sterno and you’re ready to have s’mores or just roasted marshmallows any time.

I could totally see this at a party…a s’more making station.

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

That’s hubby’s hand on the right.  He’s very patient and prefers a light brown toasting to his marshmallows.  I’m more of a burnt marshmallow kind of person…the faster the toasting the faster I’m going to get to my s’more. 

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

I’m not stopping at just a s’more maker, I have two more handy dandy uses for my turkey fryer.

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

When you’re not toasting s’mores it would also make a great candle holder.

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

Now here is where my ring comes into play and it just sits on top of my rusty bowl.

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

The turkey fryer is now a fondue pot.  My bowl was just a little too small for my fryer and the ring holds it at the perfect level.

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

This was a creamy cheesy fondue with red potatoes, broccoli, steak, mushrooms and bread for dippers.

Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

This recipe was adapted from  AllRecipes and I must say it was absolutely delicious.  We actually cooked this ahead of time on the stovetop and only lit the sterno once to reheat it.

      Cheese Fondue

  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 lb shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 lb shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • dippers

Directions

  1. Simmer wine in fondue pot. Add Swiss cheese, Gruyere cheese, 1/4 pound at a time.
  2. Stir after each addition of cheese until melted. Stir in flour.
  3. When all the cheese has melted, stir in salt and nutmeg.
  4. Serve with dippers of your choice.

 

That is the last you’ll see of this turkey fryer.  The remaining gas hose got taken out with the trash last week.

Have a wonderful week.  Stay inspired.

Upcycled Turkey Fryer and fondue pot and smore maker

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