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using a rival roaster
becky
11/27/08
I have an electric rival roaster, do i close the little vent on the lid when roasting a turkey?

HELP!

ellen
11/27/08
Yes. It will not brown as well in the roaster, if this matters to you, put it in a 500 degree preheated oven for about 20 minutes before roasting.
becky
11/27/08
I have a 25 lb turkey and an 18 quart roaster, will it cook in that if I can close the lid?
ellen
11/27/08
Not really safe- top gets not enough heat. Put turkey in oven and side dishes in roaster, or quarter the turkey so it fits completely inside the roaster.