What is the Best Crawfish Pot?
My father was recently in the market for a new crawfish pot after realizing that his old crawfish equipment just wasn't boiling fast enough. His stainless steel 80 quart pot was still good, but the old burner that he was using just wasn't powerful enough. He asked me to do a little research and I recommended that he read up on the Outdoor Gourmet Single-Sack Crawfish Boiler and the King Kooker Seafood Boiler. I was not sure which was the Best Crawfish Pot.
I had planned on purchasing the best crawfish pot as a birthday gift for him. But he was impatient, and had already purchased the Outdoor Gourmet by the next time I spoke to him. His reasoning for choosing the Outdoor Gourmet over the King Cooker was that the King Cooker was a one piece unit, and did not have wheels. On the Outdoor Gourmet crawfish cooker, the burner is replaceable and it has wheels. He does however plan on upgrading the wheels.
Outdoor Gourmet Single-Sack Crawfish Boiler Review
This crawfish boiler definitely makes boiling crawfish much easier than the pots that we have used in the past. This unit has dual propane jet burners delivering a total of about 135,000 BTUs. Initially the regulator froze up and it was heating about as quickly as a normal burner. But once we realized that it was frozen, and poured some water on it to defrost it. The burners had the water boiling in about 5 minutes.
Once we had the burner screaming, this boiler was ready to go. The Outdoor Gourmet crawfish boiler holds 90 quarts. It has a built in basket that is lifted by a handle, so that one person can easily lift, drain, and pour the crawfish. The top of the unit folds over and allows you to walk the crawfish into the pot. And pour the boiled crawfish out of the pot into an ice chest or basket. The included stainless steel paddle is great for stirring or fishing out crawfish, and is also used to place in notches under the basket for draining.
Outdoor Gourmet Review Conclusion
This crawfish boiler took about 16 minutes to bring the tap water to a boil initially, and about 10 minutes to return it to a boil for the second sack. Cleanup was pretty simple, since the boiler has a valve to easily drain the pot. (You will need an adapter to hook it to a standard garden hose.) The wheels make it easy to transport to another location for cleanup, but as mentioned could be better.
My wife and uncle sure enjoyed the speed at which the first batch was served. I am still not sure if this is the best Crawfish Pot, but it definitely makes it easier for someone to boil crawfish without assistance from others. My next crawfish pot review will be on the Cajun Rocket Pot.