Electric roasters are designed to help you cook a whole chicken as evenly as possible without the issues associated with gas cooking. Similar to turkey fryers which have the ability to cook food without using oil, electric roasters are perfect when you’re trying to cook for large groups of people quickly and efficiently. Due to their design, they take up a lot less space than regular fryers or ovens, enabling those with limited kitchen space to get the job done just as well.
Choosing the right roaster, however, can be quite a task if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. It is for this purpose that we made a list of the ten best electric roasters on the market for you to look at.
10Rival RO180 18-Quart Roaster Oven
With this oven, you can expect perfect value for your money. In fact, it should not come as no surprise that this is one of the best-selling roasters on the market. With many thoughtful features, including a stay-cool handle, a removable roasting pan, high capacity, and the ability to roast, bake, cook, and serve meals, you will have a hard time picking a traditional oven over this splendid portable Rival counterpart during those special occasions.
9Oster CKSTRS23-SB 22-Quart Roaster Oven With Self-Basting Lid
This oven has earned lots of rave reviews from many customers, and deservedly so. Among other things, the oven comes with a self-basting lid option, a feature that saves on time and heat and ensures better food preparation results. Its versatility is also remarkable, as it will take on any tasks your typical oven can do. The oven also comes with an enamel-on-steel roasting pan, which makes the oven easier to clean and ensures better heat distribution.
8Hamilton Beach 32229 22-Quart Roaster Oven
Hamilton Beach is a household appliances name that requires few introductions, having been around for over a century now. This is clearly a very large portable roaster oven, but it does a splendid job whether you are roasting, baking, cooking, or serving your meals to your large group of guests. The oven comes with a wire rack and a removable insert pan and lid, which should make cleaning much easier. But the thing you will love the most about this roaster oven is how great it will make your kitchen skills seem to your guests – it delivers culinary results few roaster ovens can match.
7Oster CKSTRS71 18-Quart Roaster Oven with Buffet Server
With this roaster oven, the manufacturer thought of everything, in a manner of speaking. This oven can handle a humongous 18-pound turkey, a design that offers a convenient rest for the lid, a removable rack and roasting pan, and a buffet server with 3 removable enamel-on-steel lids and pans. The removable pan is dishwasher safe for a convenient clean up job afterwards. This clearly makes this roaster oven a godsend when you are entertaining your guests during occasions like thanksgiving.
6Nesco 4818-25PR 18-Quart Professional Roaster Oven
Besides broiling, this oven will do anything your traditional oven can, with the added bonus of spending less energy. You can expect even cooking, all due to the automatic temperature control. If you want long professional level cooking performance, and consider paying a little premium for it an acceptable trade off, then what this roaster oven has to offer is right up your alley. As for the extras, this oven has plenty. Firstly, the removable cookwell is dishwasher safe, and the oven features a non-porous surface that can stand up to scratching, staining, chipping and corrosion for a truly long life of service.
5Proctor Silex 32700 Portable Roaster Oven
This Proctor oven comes with a unique feature – the ability to remove the pan for that added convenience. So, whether you are roasting, cooking, or preparing desserts such as cheesecake, serving them to your guests should be a complete bliss, and so should the cleanup afterwards. If you are shopping on a budget, but still want an oven that delivers superb performance, the Silex 32700 oven is clearly the way to go.
4Nesco 4816-14 6-Quart Roaster Oven with Porcelain Cookwell
This roaster oven can be used for cooking, slow cooking, roasting, baking, steaming, and even serving meals. Oh, it also comes with automatic temperature control, a cool-touch handle, and even some recipes to get your next cooking adventure started. Other perks include a heating innovation that ensures more evenness in the way the meal inside is heated and a removable rack and porcelain cookwell.
3Proctor Silex 32230A 22-Quart Stainless Steel Roaster Oven
You will feel lucky to be the owner of this roast oven when guests come over and you really need some extra oven space. Despite its compact size, this high-capacity oven can roast, bake, cook, and even be serve meals. Additionally, the easy lift-out rack makes it more convenient to take out your meals after they are cooked.
2Oster 24 Pound Roaster Oven
Clearly, the most outstanding feature of this roaster oven is its dome lid. Some ovens don’t seem to nestle the unique shape of a turkey properly, and the lid is usually the biggest problem. But not with this roaster oven: the lid has been specifically designed to let the turkey sit comfortably inside the oven – a convenience very few roast ovens will give you. To take the cooking convenience a tad further, the oven even features a steel rack, which should make for easier turkey removal.
1Nesco 4816-47 6-Quart Roaster Oven with Porcelain Cookwell
If you like your cooking, baking, steaming, and roasting to be moist and evenly done, then you will not go wrong with this roaster oven, thanks to what the manufacturer calls “Patented Circle of Heat technology.” The feature is a bit of a mouthful, but it does deliver as promised. Otherwise, this roaster oven comes with an adjustable heat control through its 175 to 425 degrees Fahrenheit dial. Last but not least, this particular roaster is a lot easier to maintain than most thanks to its porcelain construction that also makes it easy to clean.