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Old 11-16-2006, 01:02 PM   #1
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18 Qt. Roaster question

Do you put water under the insert pan when using the roaster? Or do you use it dry? It seems to me that using the water will make the heat transfer faster and more evenly.
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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What do your instructions say? If you don't have them, google for the name of your roaster and look there.
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:18 PM   #3
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I cannot find the directions. I went to the website and read about the cooker but could not find my answer.
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:57 PM   #4
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I presme this is for a turkey, and you don't want to steam it, but you could start with a bit of water.
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:03 PM   #5
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Idon't ever remember my mother doing that. here is one from a manual.

Electric Roaster Oven
This tabletop appliance serves as an extra oven for cooking a turkey or large roast. Generally, the cooking time and oven temperature setting are the same as for conventional cooking. Always check the roaster oven's use and care manual for the manufacturer's recommended temperature setting and time.

Preheat the oven to at least 325 °F. Place the turkey on the roaster oven rack or other meat rack so the turkey is raised out of the juices that collect in the bottom of the oven liner. Leave the lid on throughout cooking, removing it as little as possible to avoid slowing the cooking process.

Cooking bags can be used in the roaster oven as long as the bag does not touch the sides, bottom, or lid. Follow directions given by the cooking bag manufacturer, and use a food thermometer to be sure the temperature in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast reaches the safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F.
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:14 AM   #6
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I don't have an electric roaster, but I DO have the Rival BBQ Pit Countertop Slow Cooker.

And the instruction manual says to make sure that there IS a little water at the bottom of the crock pan, so it wouldn't hurt at all.

Besides, it helps prevent any grease from smoking or burning!
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Old 11-17-2006, 05:22 AM   #7
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The other night at a soup supper we put on for the local marching band some of the cooks there said that I should put some water in the roaster before I put in the pan that you put the soup in.

In other words water to transfer the heat from the roaster to the cooking pan. Sort of like a double boiler.
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:47 AM   #8
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You put water in the unit under the pan?! Isn't that dangerous? You could get electrocuted from doing that!!
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You put water in the unit under the pan?! Isn't that dangerous? You could get electrocuted from doing that!!
It's an insert into a closed unit. NOt a problem--nothing exposed.
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Old 11-17-2006, 09:50 AM   #10
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As long as it's in the insert.
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