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Electric Roaster - love it!

Last post May 07, 2004 12:55 PM by TAYP . 15 replies.


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    I just got an electric roaster a few weeks ago and didn't get around to trying it until yesterday. I really like it. I roasted a whole chicken and it was juicer and cooked quicker than in the oven. I never knew much about them until I read about them on here. Thanks!

    It's a GE 18 quart. I can see using it all the time when I am having the family gatherings, maybe taking it camping (?) and for sure, using it outside in the summer instead of heating up the kitchen with the oven.
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    One of my friends uses hers to make stuffed peppers or cabbage rolls for a crowd. Have fun with yours!
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    Some days, I can literally see the testosterone floating in the air around here. 

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    I have the Rival 16 qt. It has the 3 seperate insert pans that are fantatic for a buffet. I just love it.
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    I have the Nesco 6 qt and the 18qt and I love both of them. I use the smaller one a lot, and the bigger one for holidays or when I have a lot of company.
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    BCM, could you tell me how you did it? I tried a turkey once, and it was tough. Maybe not done, not sure. I was afraid to try it again. Then my Dad got me a BIGGER one, a GE, and it is still in the box. :(

    I love to fix vegetable soup in the smaller one.
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    catmint

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    Catmint; I don't know if this suggestion will help you but I use alot of canned chicken broth when I cook a turkey. That is used for gravy and noodles, anything leftover gets frozen.

    Have a good night, Diane
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    What's the difference between a roaster and a crock pot??

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    Crock pot cooks with lower and slow heat.....A roaster is like your oven. I cover my turkey with foil and put water in the bottom of the foil. I also rub margarine all over the bird inside and out.....And start with 350° for a couple of hours and turn the heat down to finish it. It always comes out really moist.
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    I roasted a turkey breast in mine over the weekend...I love this new gadget!!
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    Catmint - no tricks. I put some seasonings on it, rubbed it with a bit of butter and put it on the rack in the roaster at 350. I always think of chicken taking 1/2 hr/pound in the oven and the book says 15-17 min/pound for the roaster, so it cooked in about half the time.

    Maybe the turkey cooked too long?
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    I love mine, too. It's the only way I cook my turkey and roasts now. Frees up the oven,and can be placed in a different room to cook, so more room in the kitchen! I always put a bit of water in the pan--but next time I'll try broth--good idea.
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    I love mine too, especially on THanksgiving and Christmas, it frees up your oven. I cook my turkey in the Nesco.
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    I might have cooked it too long. LOL

    Thankyou for the information on that and the broth Diane, and BCM.
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    For anyone interested:

    I was just at Target tonight and they have their large roasters on clearance!

    Normally $50 they had them for about $22.54 I believe.

    I'm thinking about going back tomorrow and picking one up for myself. I've never actually wanted one before - but the more I think about making the holiday turkey in it and keeping the oven free, the more I like the thought!

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    Oh, defintely (sp?) take it camping. We do potato bar and they smell heavenly outside. You can also bake biscuits or cake. Get a pan that will fit inside on the rack. My sis does this even at home. It saves the kitchen from heat in the summer.
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