November 19, 2009,
B.K. asks from Chicago, IL on November 17, 2009
Countertop Roaster Oven for a Turkey
Has anyone ever used a countertop roaster oven to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving? I am cooking for more people this year and I need the extra oven space for other things. I hadn't even thought of using one until I saw a commercial for one. Thanks!
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J.C. answers from Chicago on November 17, 2009
My mom has done this for the past two years. She has to make an aluminum-foil tent/cover because the lid won't fit on a larger turkey. But it tastes great and keeps the regular oven free for other dishes.
M.M. answers from Chicago on November 17, 2009
Yes! I put this same request up last year. It turned out awesome but cooked quicker than I thought. It was ready an hour early. I just turned it off & left it in there & it was really moist & tender.
K.S. answers from Springfield on November 19, 2009
My mom has one of these that we use for our turkey. It really frees up the oven for some of the other dishes. One thing to remember, though: you generally cannot make a really large turkey in there. The roaster owner's manual (and box, for that matter) will tell you the maximum size turkey you can roast in it.
M.W. answers from Chicago on November 18, 2009
Yes, we do this every year and it's awesome. Also, we love to do a small turkey breast in the crockpot throughout the year. Throw some chicken broth and potatoes or baby carrots in there and you have a delicious and easy meal.
K.C. answers from Chicago on November 19, 2009
Yes. I used one for the first time last year and it was fantastic! Super moist and fell apart.
B.S. answers from Chicago on November 18, 2009
Not for Thanksgiving, but I did roast a turkey breast. It came out really moist though I would try to flatten it out a bit more next time. It stood so high the top of the breast hit the element. (P.S. I used the NuWave Oven) I love the thing though,it really works and works well on frozen food too. I thought for sure they were pulling my leg, but nope, it worked like a charm. Used steaks, pork chops, pork roasts, chicken too. Good luck. I'd stick with a 10 lb (tops!) for your meal, that may be too small, but if you have extras it may work. Happy Turkey Day!
L.B. answers from Chicago on November 17, 2009
Yes we cook 2. One in the roaster & one in the oven. The roaster is always done earlier way. Cover the wings with foil so they dont burn.
H.L. answers from Chicago on November 18, 2009
I have used my roaster to cook a turkey. I cooked it breast side down and the last hour turn it right side up, comes out so juicy and wonderful! Faster than the oven!
R.R. answers from Chicago on November 18, 2009
I have used one for the past two years and I have had really good luck(with a 12 to 15# turkey). I have found it cooks the turkey a little faster than in a regular oven. Good luck!