The CHARD 16 QT. Electric Turkey Fryer is large enough for cooking an 18-lb. turkey and is the perfect kitchen appliance for providing a full range of cooking options. The easy-to-read variable temperature control allows for quick and easy temperature adjustments and has a built in 90-minute timer. Illuminated Power and Ready lights indicate when the heating element is on and when the oil is ready for cooking. The inner 16-quart aluminum pot and 1700 Watt heating element can be disassembled from the rest of the fryer for easy clean up. The strainer basket comes with a twist-and-lock safety handle that ensures easy removal from the cooking oil. The durable stainless steel body is light-weight, includes side handles for safe handling and has a glass cover for convenient viewing during use. The magnetic break-away power cord adds a level of safety while cooking and stores easily inside the cooking/strainer basket during storage. Ideal for boiling, steaming and frying.