"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Chicken, Turkey & other Fowl
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-21-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
Oven is slow when cooking a turkey

I have a GE profile gas range with lower oven, model PGB918SEMSS. It was purchased last year. The problem I am having is that the oven is very slow when cooking a turkey. Last year, a 13.5 pound turkey at 350 degrees took 5 and a half hours to cook and the meat by the bone was still red. I made sure the turkey was completely thawed before cooking. I cooked turkeys in my old oven I had before this in the exact same way without problems. The turkey was cooked in one of the disposable tins that you buy in a grocery store. I have made 3 turkeys so far using this oven and continually have the same problem that the oven is very slow when cooking a turkey. I also raised the cooking temperature but the turkey then becomes dry and have used the probe that came with the oven and that takes just as long. I also calibrated the oven 10 points but that didn't make a big difference.

I would appreciate any comments or suggestions that anyone may have.

__________________

__________________
barbara14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 08:02 AM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,874
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
How is the oven for cooking baking other foods? Do you have a thermometer that you could use to check that the temperature really gets to 350 in the oven when you set it to 350?
__________________

__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 08:47 AM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,303
When I used to buy organic, free-range turkeys, they cooked a lot faster than "battery" farm turkeys. If your oven temperature is correct, it could be the grade of turkey you are cooking. Just a thought.
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 07:16 PM   #4
Master Chef
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 9,256
Get an oven thermometer.

Jack it up to 375, too.
__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2011, 01:04 AM   #5
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
Other foods cook more or less within a reasonable amount of time. I have used an oven thermometer before and the oven always read (within a few degrees) the correct temperature that I set it to. Thank you for your ideas. It just seems that cooking a turkey is a problem with this oven.
__________________
barbara14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cooking, oven, turkey

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.