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    Default Any experience with Roaster Ovens?

    Anyone have any experience with this or a similar roaster? I am thinking about getting one for X-Mas, because I never have the oven space for the roast AND the sides, but don't want to shell out the money if it doesn't really do what I am hoping.

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    LOVE mine!!! I haven't done a turkey in the oven since I got it... Note: they cook faster than normal due to the small area. At least, that is my experience. My dd did her first Thanksgiving dinner using one for the turkey and it turned out great! And no stress, no basting....super easy. Mine is a Rival.

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    Pretty sure mine was under 40.00

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    My sister has one, and it works well. She uses it to cook the turkey, which frees up the oven for everything else. I want to say that the turkey cooked a lot faster, too--maybe only a couple of hours. I'm thinking the only thing she didn't like was that the turkey didn't brown like it would in the oven.

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    The smaller one is about $80. I am not sure if it would be the right size, though, or if I should just spring another $40-ish to get the larger one. I checked out some other sites, and I found a nice 22-qt Rival for about $70!

    I am hoping to cook a roast in it. Not sure if browning would be an issue for that.
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    My mom always uses one for the turkey. I borrowed it this summer to make a large batch of salsa in......works great for that. My aunt uses it to make a big batch of carmel corn. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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    I use mine all the time -- baking cakes, breads, meats, anything I'd normally put in the regular oven!

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    Okay, pulled the trigger and ordered the Rival. I will have to do a test roast in it before Christmas!
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    MIL2B has one as does my sister..Turkeys is really good in them, also pulled pork, and she evens does chili in hers.

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    I use mine every time we have a big get together with hubby family. I can't fit two turkeys or two hams in the oven. I have also used it for BBQ for large parties. Mine is a Nesco. I think my mom must have bought it for me 10 years ago. It has held up well!

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    I used to have one. I think it is in the shed at my ex-husband's house. I only used it once and it worked great from what I recall. It is probably ruined now. I should go look for it.

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    I have a Rival 18 qt and love it. I smoke my turkeys on the pit, but I have to make a whole lot of dressing because my late sister's kids take a bunch of it home with them, so I make it in the roaster and it does really well. Have cooked other things in it also and they turned out well. I boiled a couple of chickens in it, took them out and made a huge pot of gumbo in it.

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    Okay, now I am really looking forward to my roaster arriving!!
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    I actually have 3 of them. I use mine to make all kinds of things. If I need to boil eggs I use that cooker, now it wont look the same inside as if you rolling boil them but I can do 20 dozen at a time! I make stews, soups, hams, turkeys, roasts, in mine.

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    Thanks, freeb! I am hoping to use it for a prime rib at Christmas. I think I'll try a simple pot roast first, just to see how it turns out. Don't want to be experimenting with it for the first time when I have a hungry family staring at me!
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