Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Product Review

I was given the wonderful opportunity to review a product by CSN Stores. We received a Nesco 18 Qt. Porcelain Roaster Oven.

Yesterday, I got to try it out. First of all, it will hold quite a bit since it is an 18 quart size. We raise our own poultry and it tends to be on the larger size. I roasted two of our larger chickens in it and would have had room for at least one more. There would have been room to add potatoes, carrots and/or stuffing all around the chickens. I believe our turkeys will fit in here and we have had trouble finding a pan large enough for them. Another reason we like this roaster is because the inside is enamel. We are picky about what we cook with.

I sat the chickens up on the rack that comes with this roaster. The chickens were very moist and tender and I was easily able to access the drippings to make a gravy. It was very quiet to use and did not heat up my kitchen, although the smell made me salivate while it was cooking.
The inside cooking well lifts out which made it very easy to clean after using it. When I brought it out to put on my counter it was very light and easy to carry.

Besides cooking meats in this, I can see it being used for many things, especially during canning season. It will be great to cook down sauces or to mix up sauces in. You can bake a cake in it and not heat up your kitchen. If you had a large crowd over, you could fill it with chili or some other meal and it would make for easy serving, even in a buffet type setting.

We are very pleased with this product and can see it as a very useful tool on our homestead.

** Disclaimer: We were sent this product for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based solely on the views and opinions of myself. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.**

1 comment:

Sharri said...

Wow, looks like a neat product!

I sure didn't know you could bake a cake in one!