Susan-Serving as a Taste Of Home Field Editor since 2009
can i use a oven bag in the roaster.. first year cooking a turkey in a roaster i will need to have a 20# turkey
According to the Reynolds site, no.
This is the answer from the site Sue mentioned. But I don't understand that because the insert pan completely covers the elements on the bottom of the roaster and up the sides so how can the bag be exposed to the element? I used a bag last year in mine with no problems. Will do so again this year.
ANo, The possibility of exposing the bag to the heating elements or to heat extremes makes this cooking method unacceptable for bags. For the same reason, do not use oven bags in toaster ovens or any type of grill
I have used a roaster for many years for a 15-18 pound turkey. I do not stuff it with the dressing; rather, I put in cut up onions, garlic, celery, apples, & oranges in the cavity and on the bottom of the roaster. I put the turkey breast side down, place the probe of a Polder thermometer (the kind that has the cable that attaches to the thermometer that is outside of the oven) and I take a triple layer of heavy duty tinfoil and make a tight seal over the roaster. I start the temp at 400* for 30 minutes then turn it down to 325* for another 3-3 1/2 hours. I remove the turkey to a roasting pan (to catch the juices), tent it with the foil cover, and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. I make the gravy with the strained pan juices. (Very flavorful) I carve in the kitchen. I cook the stuffing in a low oven in a covered casserole, and I baste it with a broth I make from the neck bone and wing tips. We don't eat the skin so the fact that it is not brown and crispy is OK with us!!
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