The combo of high power (1450 watts), special Circle of Heat technology, and domed lid for optimal air circulation ensures fast cooking with maximum even cooking results.
The lower temperature setting can still be a bit high for some dishes.
The Nesco MWR18-13 roaster oven is a classic kitchen device that allows you to fry, steam, bake, slow-cook and roast a whole turkey weighing up to 18 pounds. It has a smart construction and comes with an enameled outer layer that prolongs its service life and gives it a sleek look.
200°F - 450°F
Removable cookwell with integrated side handles, Temperature control knob, Indicator light, Lid with handle, Side cool-touch Handles
The removable cookwell is dishwasher safe; Rack, and lid are hand-washable in hot, soapy water; Body can be cleaned with a damp cloth, not recommended to immerse in water.
Cooking rack with lift-out handles
A removable rack is fitted with pretty large handles that ensure a secure grip to take out heavier and bulkier foods without a hassle. They are also collapsible, so, you can fold them for convenient storage.
You have to turn the temperature dial to the minimum before unplugging the device.
Budget-friendly yet very functional and attractive, this turkey roaster oven from Hamilton Beach will lend you a helping hand every time you have a holiday. It can fit a 28-pound turkey and allow you to cook a variety of other meals besides meats, including stews, soups, cakes, desserts and side dishes.
150°F - 450°F
Temperature control knob, Removable pan, Lift-out rack with handles, Lid with handle, Side stay-cool handles
Pan, rack, and lid are hand-washable in hot, soapy water; Body can be cleaned with a damp cloth, not recommended to immerse in water
Enamel-on-steel interior pan, Steel roasting rack
Thanks to the ribbed inner surface of this oven's lid, the steaming moisture runs back down on the food. This way, even the toughest meat will be cooked tender, mouth-watering, and flavorful.
Thanks to a wide range of temperatures, rich package of accessories and bigger than average capacity, this Oster pan will be an excellent option for those who plan to use it on a regular basis not only at home but also outside of it.
150°F - 450°F
Removable parts and lid can be hand-washed; Removable rack is dishwasher-safe; Body should be cleaned with a damp cloth, please do not immerse the body in water
1-year limited warranty
The lid is a bit loose.
The Oster pan roaster oven is a heaven-sent gift for big families. It will also be a sound choice for those who participate in various fairs and festivals and love cooking. The black color makes it less vulnerable to stains and looks pretty cool overall.
150°F - 450°F
Removable pan, Removable rack with handles, Lid with handle
Pan, rack, and lid are hand-washed; Body can be cleaned with damp cloth, not recommended to immerse in water
1-year limited warranty
The defrost function is a handy option if you are reluctant to wait until the foodstuff from the freezer gets ready for use. The Keep Warm setting will maintain your meals deliciously warm until serving.
The window in the lid easily fogs up during cooking.
With the Oster CKSTRS20-SBHVW roaster, your cooking chores will become less of a hassle and more of a pleasure. Featuring high capacity, this device can easily accommodate even bigger poultry while thanks to its special self-basting lid it needs less time for cooking.
150°F - 450°F
Keep Warm and Defrost settings, Clear view window, Removeable lid and body with handles
Pan, rack, and lid are hand-washed in hot, soapy water; Body can be cleaned with damp cloth, not recommended to immerse in water
Includes removable enamel-on-steel roasting pan, Self-basting lid
1-year limited warranty
Optimal Cooking Results in a Flash
The Nesco MWR18-13 roaster oven has a thought-out design and utilizes some of the best cooking technologies, allowing it to deliver efficient cooking results time and again. Not surprisingly, as of now, this model is a bestseller on the market.
To start things off, if you're looking for a reliable kitchen assistant to use for daily cooking, the Nesco MWR18-13 will get you covered. For one, it doesn't consume a lot of energy due to its power yield of about 1450 watts and for two it needs just a short space of time to have your meal cooked, which makes it a practical and energy-wise device. In addition to that, it needs almost no assistance: just put the food inside, select the desired cooking temperature and let the device do the rest of the job for you while you can go do some other chores around the house. The feature that is notable about this model is that it's suitable not only for roasting but also it can be used for steam and slow-cooking, frying, and even baking. Hence, with its help, making your family menus versatile won't be a hassle at all.
To continue, the roaster offers 6 pre-set temperature options in a range between 200°F and 450°F and utilizes a special Circle of heat technology both of which work to help you avoid under and over-cooking and achieve fantastic results each time. Plus, the MWR18-13 has a domed lid that ensures the perfect air circulation inside. For your safety, it has a cool-touch handle.
Durable Enameled Exterior
Other convenience features include a handy indicator which turns red when the unit gets hot and two handles on both of its sides allowing you to carry it for serving. As a result, the risk of burning hands is reduced to a minimum.
As for the capacity, at 18 Qt, this model is a bit smaller compared to its major rivals, yet it offers enough room to accommodate a whole average-sized turkey for Christmas or Thanksgiving. So, if you don't need a big roaster oven and/or you don't usually cook more than two- to three-serving sized meals at a time, it will suffice. It will also perfectly suit those who have a smaller kitchen and do not have a lot of space.
To add more, the appliance is very easy to maintain. The body can be quickly wiped with a damp cloth while the removable cookwell can be safely put into a dishwasher. As for the tray and the lid, they can be washed in lukewarm water.
To make a final note, we can't help but like the enameled exterior of the unit. It is highly resistant to tear and wear and will be able to easily stand to the test of time. Besides, it gives the unit a sleek modern touch, making it a stylish addition to any countertop.
Overall, the combination of durability, good performance, and effortless cleaning makes the Nesco MWR18-13 an extremely helpful assistant for anyone.
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Hamilton Beach 32229R
For Family Dinners and Hearty Parties
If you have a big family or often welcome guests in your house, a good roaster will be a perfect addition to your kitchen arsenal. And we strongly recommend turning your eyes to higher capacity models like the one from Hamilton Beach. With minimum effort and control from your side, it will help you cook a variety of wholesome large-size dishes.
The model comes fitted with a generously sized 22-quart cooking bowl that can easily accommodate a whole 28-pound turkey, a chicken with several portions of vegetables, a lamb leg or a pork knuckle. So, if you need to cook a festive dinner or a party treat for about 12-15 persons, the Hamilton Beach roaster will cope with that task without a hassle. And while it cooks the main dish that will undoubtedly become the focal point of your table, you will have time to make appetizers and other side dishes.
Once the meal is ready, you can either serve it right in the roaster to keep it warm for longer or remove it and serve on the plate. A roasting rack features hefty side handles, ensuring a secure grip to safely and conveniently take out heavier and bulkier foods. Besides, the unit body also has stay-cool handles on the sides to prevent the risk of burns when handling a hot unit.
For Various Cooking Purposes
The Hamilton Beach 32229R is a pretty multifunctional device. Ideal for roasting, it can also be used for numerous other purposes. Variable temperature settings will let you choose the cooking temperature between 150°F-450°F. Thus, depending on the temperature mode you set, the appliance is also suitable for steaming, stewing, simmering, baking, and even slow cooking. All dishes will come out evenly and perfectly cooked with all the juices sealed inside and minimum oil used. Meat and vegetable stews, beef rolls, puddings, roasted chicken, cakes, souffles, and even bread. These are only a few dishes you can cook in the Hamilton Beach roaster. And if you want to use it as a slow cooker, we highly recommend checking out these slow cooker recipes to surprise your family with mouth-melting delicacies.
Along with a variety of cooking options and high cooking performance, this model will impress you with robust construction. This kitchen assistant has a stainless steel exterior, which is not only durable but also easy to clean from grease and oil. The roasting rack, pan, and lid are made of steel as well. While the pan is dishwasher safe, taking the strain off out of the cleaning process and saving you the need to scrub and rub it after use, for the lid and rack, manual wash is recommended. Yet, they are a breeze to clean in warm soapy water. The body should never be immersed in water and a damp cloth will quickly and easily remove all the stains. Solidly built, the Hamilton Beach roaster is definitely designed to serve you for long and proper maintenance will help you extend the unit service life to the maximum.
To sum up, if you want to cook hearty meals like a professional chef with minimum effort and no guesswork, this efficient and reliable roaster will get you covered. Plus, it comes at a fairly reasonable price tag and won’t cost you a fortune.
|Last updated price||$60.07|
The Oster CKSTRS23-SB Roaster Oven is a simple device that will quickly become irreplaceable in your kitchen.
Right off the bat, this oven is very big and can hold up to 22 quarts of food, which should be enough to serve food for up to 17 adults, and that is impressive. This means you can easily use it as the main oven if you do not have one, and if you have, it'll certainly lend you a helping hand when you're waiting for the guests to come around. Plus, the Oster CKSTRS23-SB Roaster Oven will easily accommodate a whole turkey, leaving the other oven free for other meals.
Besides capacity, the Oster CKSTRS23-SB has a nice and stylish stainless steel design, perfectly matching different kitchen interiors. Also, it looks good if put on the table when dishing up the meal. The exterior of the roaster is also good, even though it is a bit thinner than usual, and will serve you for a long while without warping.
Various Cooking Features
As mentioned, the Oster CKSTRS23-SB has enough capacity to cook a whole turkey, chicken and big steaks to perfection. However, its cooking capabilities do not end here. Thanks to such a big pan and rack included in the set as well as variable temperature modes (150°F-450°F), you can use this roaster for cooking not only meat but also such dishes as soups, sauces, cakes, and even bread. Plus, it's able to keep the meal warm, if set at 150°F-200°F temperature. What is also great is that the lid here is self-basting, meaning you won't need to constantly open it to check on the meal. Thanks to all this, the heat won't leak and the meal will come out juicy, warm, and tasty.
Speaking of convenience features, the Oster Roaster Oven has all the essentials you need, including lid holders and handles making it easier for you to take the food out of the pot and serve it. Also included is an indicator that will let you know when the appliance reaches the needed temperature and you can start cooking.
Maintainance of the unit is simple. All you'll need is to give it a quick wipe with a damp cloth after each use. The internal parts (the pan and the rack) are easy to clean as well. Thanks to the non-stick coating it'll be enough to rinse them with hot water and a small amount of cleanser.
In closing, if you need a simple, yet functional roaster that won't cost you a fortune but will be suitable for cooking a variety of meals, the Oster Roaster Oven will be the right choice, especially if your family is big.
|Last updated price||$64.99|
What customers say about this product
Size & Weight
What other whistles and bells can be added to a device like a roaster? At a glance, everything is already thought through. But in Oster, they think there is always some room for improvement, hence the Oster CKSTRS18-BSB roaster oven that proves it.
To kick things off, the CKSTRS18-BSB has everything a cutting-edge device is supposed to have and will make a great addition to the arsenal of any average family or a cook taking part in various social events and dinners on a regular basis. Furthermore, just like many other roasters, it can also substitute for an oven. So, what's the difference?
Truth be told, there's not much difference. That said, there are few features that make it stand out. If you take a closer look at it, you're likely to notice is that it has a wide border that is higher than the border of the device. While this might seem a minor thing, it's a big benefit. In fact, when it comes to roasters, it is their shape that matters. So, the wider borders here greatly facilitate serving and cleaning, something any avid home cook will be able to appreciate.
Other than that, the CKSTRS18-BSB has an average capacity of 18 Qt which will let you fit pretty much any meat including whole poultry, so you can use it as a back-up oven for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Moving on to the cooking features, the model is suitable not only for roasting meat but also for slow cooking and baking. You can select a temperature in the range of 150°F - 450°F using a temperature regulator located on the front of the device. There's also a power indicator next to this dial that lights up when the roaster is plugged in and on. Finally, the CKSTRS18-BSB is supplied with a removable rack that enables you to cook meat without dipping it in fat and/or can be used separately for placing a baking sheet.
Stylish Black Design
Not that we've not seen such lids before but we like the fact that the lid on this one is self-basting. Thanks to it, it can ensure faster cooking and make your meat dishes much juicier and more succulent on the inside and outside. On the negative side, according to users, the lid seems to be a bit of a loose fit, therefore it is recommended to double-check if it snugly fits on top of the roaster.
Turning to design, this roaster looks pretty awesome too. It has a stylish black body that doesn’t get stained as easily as silver-colored ones, and it is very easy to maintain clean. Even when it gets dirty, which might happen sometimes, it will be enough to give it a quick wipe. Speaking of the other components, they are not dishwasher-safe and need handwash.
Finally, we can't but like the fact that this roaster is much more affordable than many other roasters with a similar set of features. So, this is the case when you get great value for the little money.
To wrap the whole thing up, if you are looking for a reliable device that will be able to deliver consistent cooking results and won't cost you a fortune, the Oster CKSTRS18-BSB can be the right choice.
|Last updated price||$93.52|
What customers say about this product
Size & Weight
For Big Poultry
To make cooking for a big family easier, we suggest getting the Oster CKSTRS20-SBHVW Roaster. It is a functional kitchen assistant that can do all the work for you while giving you time to do something else.
What makes the CKSTRS20-SBHVW suitable for large households is, of course, its high-capacity 20-Qt cooking chamber that will let you easily accommodate a whole Thanksgiving turkey, not to mention traditional family-sized stews, roasts, and fries that can be cooked in it as well.
Another highlight of this model is that its lid isn't flat like it is in many other roasters. It has a slightly rounded design to close tightly and efficiently trap the heat which allows it to reduce the cooking time a lot. The handles on the roaster are stay-cool which makes it convenient to easily pick it up when the meal is ready, plus there's a little viewing window that allows you to keep an eye on the cooking process without opening the lid. This window is a nice addition, but keep note that if you cook something with lots of liquid on the high setting, it tends to get foggy.
Moving on to the cooking performance, this roaster operates in the temperature range between 150°F and 450°F. Thus, it will allow you to roast, bake, and slow cook a vast variety of dishes, thus, serving as a multifunctional device.
Defrosts and Keeps The Dish Warm
Now, this model has two more handy settings that we should mention. The first one is a Defrost setting. It will enable you to quickly melt food if you forget to do it in advance, which may come in handy when your guests are already coming but you still need to cook a meal. The second one is a Keep Warm function - it will maintain the food temperature for a few hours saving you the need to reheat your meal before serving.
Aside from these features, the roaster itself is very convenient in use and can be easily used to serve food, so you will have less dishes to do at the end.
As for the maintenance, the enamel-on-steel roasting pan along with the rack and the lid should be washed manually in hot water. The body of the device can be wiped with a wet cloth, but make sure to not immerse it in the water, otherwise, its electric parts might get damaged.
Lastly, we also like the fact that this roaster is backed with a 1-year limited warranty, so you can rest assured the device will serve you for a long time.
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What Is a Roaster?
A roaster looks like a big slow cooker. Owing to the option of setting low temperatures, it can also work in a similar way, that is, cook food for a long time. But at the same time, the temperature modes of a roaster oven are more varied, so this device is perfect for baking and roasting. To be exact, you will be able to cook in a slow roaster oven every single recipe you cooked in your traditional oven before. But when compared to a traditional oven, the beef roaster still has a few benefits. It is easier to clean. Owing to the design, the pan roaster is much more cost-efficient, needs less power to heat up and maintain the temperature. It is also more portable, so you can use it wherever there is an access to the power line, like on your backyard patio. The distinctive feature of turkey roasters is their size. You will be able to cook a whole turkey or a 20 lbs chicken, and feed a big party, a company of family and friends. No problem with preparing a festive table for the Christmas, the Thanksgiving day, or another event, with all the relatives gathered around. If you read our best roaster review till the end, we are sure you will find the very turkey roaster oven that is good for you.
The slow cooker is a device similar to the roaster. With it, you will be able to cook any dish that requires a lot of time. It will be a useful addition to your kitchen's everyday appliances thanks to a smaller size.
What Features to Compare
The first thing to consider when you purchase a turkey roaster oven is its capacity. You will probably encounter slow roasters with a 6 to 22 quarts capacity the most often. The 6-quart capacity is enough to feed a small family of 3 to 5 people. But the most popular are the 18-quart to 22-quart pan roasters. Using this kind of poultry roaster, you will be able to prepare meat, poultry, vegetable sauces, puddings, or soup to feed not only your family but all the guests who you invited for dinner. The best roaster reviews say that this volume of food is good for 10 to 17 adult servings. Also, these kinds of beef roasters are often used to prepare food for community meals and parties.
We have already mentioned it before, but the home roasters' cooking features to prepare recipes in various ways are truly extensive. However, depending on the temperature modes your electric roaster oven can manage and its scope of supply, the features can decrease, so pay attention to this too. First and foremost, the chicken roaster is a device, created to roast and bake food, the same as your common oven. In this case, the meal will be prepared in a pan. The pan is included in every cooking roaster.
The average temperature mode to bake meat and poultry ranges between 325°F-450°F. Some turkey roaster models may act as slow cookers, that is, braise food for a long time at approximately 200°F-250°F. This way even the toughest meat will become tender and literally melt in your mouth. Few electric roaster ovens are good for baking puddings, baked rolls, or even bread. The average temperature, in this case, will be 325°F-425°F. Also, it will be great if your meat roaster has a rack to place the baking sheets on when you use the roaster for this. The rack will come in handy when you decide to steam food without an ounce of fat. Just pour some water into the pan, put your meat or veggies on the rack, set the rack on top of the pan. At ~400°F temperature you will after some time get a healthy and tasty meal. The 150°F-200°F temperature will provide for keeping food warm before you dish it up. It is a useful feature if you haven't finished cooking other meals in time. And you can use this setting to warm up the already cooked food.
And one more parameter to think about before making a final decision is the convenience of electric roaster oven's use and maintenance. As these devices tend to heat up really bad during cooking, you may want to have non-heating handles. At the same time, remember that a high temperature is just an operational aspect for this type of devices, so be sure to always have an oven cloth within reach.
Then there is an option of having an indicator to notify you when the desired temperature is reached. Specific holders for the lid on the body will be of use when you dish up the meal, as you won't have to look for a place to set the lid. If you are going to cook big chunks of meat or poultry on the rack, having handles there will help you easily lift food from the electric turkey roaster. A removable lid, pan, and rack, when they are easy to wash, drastically simplify the roaster's maintenance. Sometimes you can even wash particular parts in a dishwasher. And to clean the roaster's body it is often enough to just wipe it with a wet cloth.
Every housewife knows that when you cook big slices of meat, the juice released from it must be constantly poured over the meat again. This is made in order to prevent overdrying. But the home roaster will spare you this problem. The tight-fitting lid will not allow the moisture evaporate and will preserve all the food flavors inside. The meat is cooked faster, and yet it is more juicy and tender.
Did you know?
A roaster oven is a multifunctional appliance that can be easily cleaned and is way more energy-efficient as compared to other electric cooktops. Yet, for some reason, people tend to use it mostly for big family holidays only (like Thanksgiving or Christmas) or other special occasions when they cook a lot of food (birthday parties or friendly dinners). So, we would like to share some other ideas on how to make the best use of your roaster.
Make a Full-On Thanksgiving Meal
Of course, one of the best uses for a roaster oven is to cook a whole turkey. Even though some users might worry it won't come out as brown and crispy as from a conventional oven, but we can convince you otherwise. All you need to do is to baste your poultry the same way you do when roasting it in the oven. Plus, there are some models of roasters that already come with self-basting lids that spare you from having to do it. However, a roasted turkey is not the only thanksgiving dish you can cook with the help of a roaster oven.
Making creamy and buttery mashed potatoes will be a breeze with such a kitchen helper too. Add all the potatoes, water, butter, and seasoning of your choice, select the temperature, and close the lid. In a few hours, you will have perfectly soft potatoes that are very easy to mash. And the best thing is that you'll get multiple servings to treat larger groups of guests.
Lots of roasters are also suitable for baking pies to finalize your Thanksgiving dinner. You can cook cheesecakes, fluffy almond pound cake, or a traditional apple pie. Just note that you need to pre-heat the device before baking (basically, same as you do when using a regular oven).
Cook Different Kinds of Meat
Apart from turkey, an electric roaster is good for cooking chicken and any other types of poultry, ribs, steaks, pork, barbeque meat, and even make meatballs with a delicious gravy. On top of that, you can also cook a meat stew in it without much hassle. In this case, the roaster will double as a slow cooker to knock off delicious mouth-melting meat stew for the whole family without much effort and hassle.
Get Perfect Seasoned Rice
With an electric roaster at hand, there is no need to purchase a separate rice cooker. Just clean the rice under the tap water the same way as you do before boiling it, add broth (or water, if you don’t have any), butter, onion or onion powder, and the desired spices. Mix all the ingredients together and let them cook for about one hour. In the end, you will get a batch of soft, fluffy rice.
As you can see, an electric roaster is much more than just a roaster. In fact, it might turn out an irreplaceable kitchen assistant that will make cooking less of a pain in the neck and can add versatility to your family and festive menus.
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