I purchased this for Holiday turkey cooking use, but will likely use it more often now as it came with a range of recipes and ideas for others things. It is a well-made product and very easy to use. I have cooked 3 "trial" turkeys ranging from 13 to 20 lbs and I did have to modify the instructions given with the roaster to get a decent bird. It may be because we are at higher altitudes, I'm not sure, but the temperature settings given in the manual yielded a very dry turkey! I had to lower the cooking temp 50 degrees. Also, cover the bird with foil until the last 30-40 mins! It doesn't say to do it so I didn't the first time thinking it wasn't needed, but I learned. The third turkey was probably the best turkey I have ever eaten - moist and juicy and very flavorful. I just had to practice and get a feel for how it cooks because it is not like an oven.
I am happy with the performance, I just wish it had the buffet set that most other smaller roasters come with. I cook for 14 people so I had to have the biggest roaster possible to get the full-size bird, but I also really need a buffet for that many people! Oh well, we just paid extra for a buffet set... Compared to others available, the price is unbeatable and it is a great machine. I'm sure we will get much more use out of it than I originally expected.
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