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Rival 18 Qt. Roaster Oven W Buffet Server

Reviewing: Rival 18 Qt. Roaster Oven W/Buffet Server  |  Rating:
alice By alice on
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This roaster was an early bird special one Saturday before the holidays last year. It came with a free Rival electric knife so the price couldnt be beat. I needed a big roaster as it was our families turn for the big Christmas gathering. I needed a roaster big enought to make swiss steak for 40 people. This roaster worked perfect. It came with a removable roasting pan so clean up afterwards was very easy. It's been borrowed and used many times over the past year and it still looks new. The other nice feature was a buffet server frame which holds 3 removable serving dishes. I used this for a party and could keep 3 separate dishes warm with one container. I needed only to put some water in the bottom of the roaster and that kept the dishes heated. This Thanksgiving I plan to use to roasting rack to cook my turkey on so then I will have used all the accessories. It's a large piece of cookware and I have to keep it up in a closet but I wouldn't be without it for those special occasions. The temperature range in 150 to 450 degrees which is great for keeping food warm to oven cooking. There is only one thing I would mention and that is to be very careful when lifting the lid as the steam can be very, very hot, otherwise I highly recommend this appliance.

Update On Jun 08, 2010: I finally remembered to take a picture of my Rival roaster as it is loaned out so often between family members. My sister-in-law just used it to make Kapusta (polish sauerkraut) for 200 people at a graduation party.