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Old 12-21-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Unsure - re: "roast"

does roast also mean whole meat and not the cooking process too? If so how do u determine which is in the sentence or title?

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:09 AM   #2
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Roasting is a cooking process. A large piece of meat is often called a roast (beef roast, lamb roast, etc) because it is usually cooked by roasting.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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the new ninja 3 in 1 cooking system .....has steam roasting. You put water in the bottom and the meat above on a rack with lid. so here the meat is steamed rather than roasted. but still call it roasting?
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:51 AM   #4
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i have been reading and found this ....just to let u know i am not making up these questions.
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I've never gotten my head around the idea. Why is a hunk of meat, with liquid over it, cooked in a crockpot for hours, is somehow.. a roast?
As in pot roasts? I guess that we got used to calling all hunks of meat that were cooked whole 'roasts' and the term stuck even when we changed the method of cooking

so by this how do we know in the wording if its a hunk of meat or the actual cooking process.. ( steam roasted)Also sorry if this aggravating to u guys but i am just stuck.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:55 AM   #5
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the new ninja 3 in 1 cooking system .....has steam roasting. You put water in the bottom and the meat above on a rack with lid. so here the meat is steamed rather than roasted. but still call it roasting?
You got it right. The meat is steamed rather than roasted. It's not roasting.

Once again, you are confronted with a marketing term that has no relation to cooking terms. Steaming is a moist cooking method. Roasting is a dry cooking method. Steam roasting is a contradiction in terms created to sell a product.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:13 PM   #6
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a roast is a cut of meat.

to roast is dry-heat cooking, also, & is applicable to certain cuts of beef, a chix, veggies, & garlic, to name a few.
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You got it right. The meat is steamed rather than roasted. It's not roasting.

Once again, you are confronted with a marketing term that has no relation to cooking terms. Steaming is a moist cooking method. Roasting is a dry cooking method. Steam roasting is a contradiction in terms created to sell a product.
Like that old "Roast & Boast" where you stuck a chicken in a bag with a little liquid and then put it in the oven. It just sounds better than Steam & Dream
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:03 PM   #8
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kayelle.....i am sure u asked questions when u were starting out, and ..never mind. Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:12 PM   #9
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thanks ......i guess i was getting confused on the marketing or the selling of the product. thats pretty stupid to fool the public ,i know it goes on everyday. But some one learning in cooking is confusing.
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Personally I would stay away for this appliance. There are numerous negative reviews online. One of the most concerning is that the outside of the unit gets very hot during use creating a burn and possibly even a fire hazard.

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