Friday, November 20, 2015

Love me some counter top appliances. I'm hoping to test the Nesco, Oster and/or Rival roasters so we can all turn off our ovens!

I've received a load of requests for recipes, reviews and insights into the countertop electric roaster.

I'm in the process of trying to put hands on different brands to test, review and develop recipes.  I will find groovy ways to use these things for more than roasting a massive bird for a holiday. When I get going, I will start inundating you with great ideas for Holiday cooking.

No, I don't think you need to be a crowd to use one, to need one.

Just a quick note to let you know what's in the works. I'm borrowing a friends right now but think there's got to be a better version than this...

Although.....  look at these birds!

Pretty?  Hell no
Delicious, OH grief YES YES YES

I'll share my recipes and my techniques when I get my own roaster.


1 comment:

  1. Hi, Tracy, I have an old Proctor-Silex roaster which my mother gave me as a wedding present in 1976. I have to admit that it sat unused for years. One day, my oven quit in the middle of roasting a turkey and I had no other choice than to pull out this old, clunky roaster I had owned for years but never used. I was amazed at how delicious the turkey was. Since then I have used it for parties, family gatherings, every chance I get. It now stays in my kitchen within easy reach. I have never tried it in the foil pan but that will be my new go-to idea as the one part I hate is cleaning the darn thing! This will make it so simple. I have used the Roaster Bags but find the cleanup is not easier. I now have an additional problem of cleaning the plastic off the sides of the roaster so that was a one time trial,, never to be repeated. This week we have company coming and I will be doing a lot of large-scale cooking so the roaster will be the way to go. I have even used it to bake pies. It worked great and I was surprised to find that the crust was browned and not at all burned or mushy. I have used it to make several loaves of zucchini bread in the summer when I don't want to heat up the kitchen. My favorite meal for Summer is roast turkey and the roaster is perfect. Now that I have a way of making cleanup simple, this will open up all kinds of ideas. Thanks!