When you are busy making a holiday dinner, one of the biggest problems to face is the fact that your regular oven can only hold so much. You might find yourself struggling to cook all of your dishes because so many of them need to go in the oven. This requires very careful planning to time everything right, but it also gets a little chaotic. In addition to using a slow cooker and the stove for some dishes, you should also consider using a roasting oven. This plugs into a wall outlet and performs all the same functions as a regular oven. You can cook your turkey in the roaster oven, which frees up a lot of space in your regular oven.
An exceptional roaster oven available is the Oster 22-Quart Roaster Oven. This is an Amazon #1 Best Seller with a lot of positive reviews from people who have purchased it. It is one of the larger sized roaster ovens, with the ability to handle a 26-pound turkey. The oven can be easily stored in a cabinet or you can leave it on the counter. It has a stainless steel finish, so it is easy to blend in with your other stainless steel appliances.
Another benefit of the Oster roaster oven is that it won’t cause your kitchen to heat up or use a lot of gas or electricity when being used. When you are using a regular oven, it can cause you to have a hot kitchen all day long if you are cooking a turkey. Another issue it helps to solve is having to keep opening the oven door to baste your turkey. Every time you open that door, air is let in which dries out the turkey and causes it to take longer to cook. With this roaster oven, there is a self-basting lid so that it cooks in less time and is easier to complete this step.
Also keep in mind that while roaster ovens are often used for turkeys, it works like any other oven. This means as long as the food or pan fits inside the appliance, it can be baked. You can bake a sheet cake, rolls or cookies, bread, ham, chicken, and just about anything with a dish small enough to fit on the rack of the oven.
The Oster Roaster oven also has a removable roasting pan inside that is easy to clean so you aren’t fussing with the electrical cord when attempting to clean it. The weight is the only real drawback we found from this appliance.