There are many secrets in preparing the perfect chicken or turkey roast, but you can bypass almost all of them by using an electric roaster. It determines the perfect roasting temperature, it keeps the meet moist and juicy and it can be set to cook the meet at just the perfect level so it is not undercooked but it does not come out dry either. The only challenge that remains is to find just the right combination of herbs and spices for your dinner, but that should be something you can guesstimate based on your own preferences. So, since the ultimate secret is in the electric roaster itself we decided to build the following list of the best electric roaster options on the market in 2014. Right after the list you can our in depth analysis of each one of the featured roasters.
|Nesco 4818-14 Classic Roaster Oven||4.4 / 5||$||Click Here!|
|Hamilton Beach 32229 22-Quart Roaster Oven||4.6 / 5||$||Click Here!|
|Oster CKSTRS23 22-Quart Electric Roaster Oven||4.3 / 5||$$||Click Here!|
|Rival RO230-B 22-Quart Roaster Oven, Black||4.5 / 5||$||Click Here!|
|Oster CKSTROSMK18 Smoker Roaster Oven||4.6 / 5||$$||Click Here!|
1. Nesco Classic Electric Roaster Oven
We decided to start with the most affordable electric roaster on the market in 2014, the Nesco Classic. Do not worry, like all of the products we feature, this is the most affordable roaster that met all of our quality standards and not a cheap knock off that will die on you during your first roast. The only real problem you may grow to have with the Nesco is that it only has an 18 quart capacity. That means you will not find a chicken that will not fit in it, but there is a good chance that, if you buy the biggest Thanksgiving Day turkey, that will not actually fit the Nesco. You can remove the cook well for cleaning and easy handling once the cooking is done.
2. Hamilton Beach 32229 22-Quart Roaster Oven
The Hamilton Beach electric roaster is our favorite product for several reasons, the first of which being the fact that it is actually one of the most affordable ones on the market. It is not quite as cheap as the Nesco but it does have a 22 quart capacity which should be enough for even the biggest turkeys. We were somewhat disappointed by the fact that it does not have a self basting lid, but the truth is that, with an electric roaster there is a huge accumulation of vapor and basting is not that necessary. The Hamilton Beach roaster also comes with a lift out wire rack so you can very easily take the turkey or chicken from the roaster straight on to the serving plate.
3. Oster CKSTRS23-SB 22-Quart Electric Roaster Oven
The Oster CKSTRS23-SB is the most expensive electric roaster we are going to feature on our list of the best electric roaster oven choices on the market in 2014, and we believe you should go to the trouble of buying an even more expensive one because it will certainly not bring any bigger value. If you are going to pay the extra dollars you should definitely get the option with the basting lid since that is really the only thing the Oster has over the Hamilton Beach. Still there is one other feature that you may appreciate and that is the fact that the roasting pan is made from enamel on steel. We could not really feel the difference some chefs argue that the enamel brings to the table, pun intended, but it is a definite plus for the Oster CKSTRS23-SB.
4. Rival Electric Roaster Oven
If you like the enamel on steel design of the Oster but do not think you would need the self basting lid, then the best electric roaster oven for you would be the Rival Roaster Oven. We love the fact that it is somewhat cheaper than the Oster, and also the fact that it has earned a 4.5 star rating on Amazon from 200 customers. You can buy the full priced 22 quart electric roaster but, with Rival, you also get the choice to buy an 18 quart electric roaster and for a lot less money.
5. Oster CKSTROSMK18 Smoker Roaster Oven
We decided to finish our list of the best electric roaster options on the market in 2014 with the Oster CKSTROSMK. It is a very good looking roaster, with a rack and enamel on steel roasting pan and it comes at a very reasonable price. However, the real reason we decided to feature it here is that it comes with 2 removable wood chip pockets that you can use to smoke any type of meet you would like. You will need to use it outside when smoking but we tried it out with a piece of salmon and were truly impressed by the results. Its biggest disadvantage is that it only has a 16 quart capacity, but, if you are a fan of smoked meat, you may want to cook 2 smaller turkeys just to have the Oster CKSTROSMK.