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Old 10-25-2007, 02:19 PM   #1
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ISO help using a covered graniteware roaster

Has anyone ever used a graniteware covered roaster for turkey? If so, what should the oven be set for and how long would it take a 16-lb (approx) stuffed turkey to cook? I used a non-stick black roaster in the past, but had to dispose of it as it started cracking and peeling. I thought I would be safe with this brand. I loved how the turked cooked (without basting) and didn't dry out. Thank you!

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Old 10-25-2007, 03:25 PM   #2
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Ive got three of those roasters in various sizes (small, medium, and large). Love em. For roasting a Turkey, it seems I vary the methodology every year, and here lately, Ive only been frying them.

Here is a thread that discusses the pros, cons, and a few success stories of using a covered roaster, how they did it, and with pics. Hope that helps.

Do you plan on roasting the entire time covered, or will you cover toward the end to slow browning, or uncover toward the end to increase browning?

Oh, and Welcome to DC by the way!
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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That thread we had, that keltin posted, was the one I was looking for ....

If that doesn't answer your questions you might try contacting Columbian Home Products (they make the Granite Ware roasters) - their website gives telephone and email contact info.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for your response. I did see that thread from crash--but 400* seems a bit high to me. I sent an E-mail to Columbian Home Products.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:23 PM   #5
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Let us know what they say, snug - I'm curious to know.
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:38 PM   #6
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Last, by not least, try visiting the Butterball website, or call their hotline at 1-800-288-8372. Reynolds (the aluminium foil people, not the tobacco people) also has a Turkey Tips hotline at 1-800-745-4000
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:39 PM   #7
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Well, Caine - the Butterball site doesn't advocate the use of a deep-covered enameled steel roaster like snug harbor has and wants to use - unless you found a page that I couldn't find ... I sure thought I checked them all but I might have missed one. And, the Alcoa Reynolds site pushes using their roasting bags - again in a shallow open roaster - couldn't find any into there on using a deep-covered enameled steel roaster, either - but that doesn't mean I didn't miss a page there, either.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:24 PM   #8
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Hi,
I finally called Columbian Home Products today. They told me for a 12 lb turkey to start the oven at 400* for 1 hour and then lower it to 250* for 1 hr and 45 minutes. I think I will cook a 16 lb, stuffed bird at 350* for 4 hrs and see what happens.
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:30 PM   #9
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Well, Caine - the Butterball site doesn't advocate the use of a deep-covered enameled steel roaster like snug harbor has and wants to use
Gee, maybe that's why the have AN 800 NUMBER!
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Old 10-27-2007, 03:45 PM   #10
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I didn't call Butterball, yet. But I probably will, just to see what they have to say. Thanks!
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