I have tried 3 times to roast--HAM, Turkey, CHickens in my big table roaster! It's a great idea and frees up oven BUT---each time I try a whole Turkey or ham--the part that touches the bottom of pan (even with rack and water) gets burned!
HOW do you place the turkey in the roaster without the contact point getting burnt?
I don't have one, but do you have a rack that will fit in the bottom? Then put the meat on top of that to keep it off...
If not...what about some crumpled up foil? Maybe crumpled some up, make a circle with it... ???
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Could you put a low sided baking dish on the roaster rack with your bird or ham in the baking dish?
Think of the electric roaster as a small oven.
I personally have never had a roaster oven but my Mom did as does a large civic organization with which I am involved and I agree from experience with them that ANYTHING that touches the bottom, sides or top will get burnt!
A rack is a good idea (but it should be plastic instead of metal) and containing the ham/turkey or whatever in a separate baking dish is an excellent idea - just adjust cooking times! Good Luck!
Or try one of those turkey roasting bags! I bet that would solve the problem becaise the bird would be resting in it's own juices on the rack.
I don't have one of the roasters but have seen them in use and they are wonderful. I'd have to check with step daughter to see how hers works. I know I used DMIL's roaster at one time but it has been many years and I simply don't remember whether there was a rack or not.
Just did a quick search and all the ones being sold have a removable rack that goes in the bottom. The rack must be missing.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Florida Farm Girl,
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For years, I've been using that coiled foil trick in my big oven turkey roaster pan. It works great!
I pull out a very long sheet of regular foil from the box, then roll it up into one long snake, then I make a small circle at one end and coil the remaining "snake" around that circle. I then squish the final round coil into an oval-shaped coil to fit into the bottom of my roaster.
I use mine all the time- have two different sizes and for the life of me I don't remember if either has a rack or not, how about the temperature, is it to high?
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