I was replacing a very old roaster that finally went out after many years. My new Nesco roaster cooked a little hotter so I need to turn it down just a bit next time. It's so convenient to cook the turkey in a roaster to keep the oven available for the casseroles and breads. I followed the directions to the letter regarding 'smoking out' the new roaster and prepping the cooking well - very important. The cooking well had a 'carbon' residue after using that was difficult to clean off. Usually stainless steel is easier to clean up. Other than that I highly recommend.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Brushed Stainless is Brushed Stainless
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Lighter weight than the old roaster I was replacing. Cooking well on this one is harder to clean.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
I really like this roaster. I've read too many reviews about the enamel coated roasters chipping and then rusting, so I bought this one and won't have to ever deal with that. I used this roaster for my very first roast turkey but I christened it first with a roast of ribeye to make sure it worked -after the initial smoke-out after unpackaging of course. This is big enough to roast a 20.5 lb turkey successfully but one of the legs wanted to rest against the hot sides of the pan and the lid didn't fully close. It turned out great though! -but I think an 18 lb is probably about max to avoid the fore mentioned. The carry wrack is nice to remove the turkey without fuss.
This 18 quart Nesco made the best turkey we have ever tasted, steamed all the way through and so tender that a knife was hardly necessary to carve off the drumsticks, thighs and wings.The cleanup was incredibly easy, although a bit of steel wool was required to thoroughly clean the stainless steel roasting pan. My only suggestion for improvement is for Nesco to add a small window on the top of the cover so that one could view the cooking progress without having to remove the cover. The older, original Nesco roasters incorporated such a window.
I need to return this oven. With very little use, there are burn marks on the inside near where the cord is attached and temperature is not even. The design itself looks good, and I do like the stainless steel, but the engineering isn't adequate.