Holiday hosting season is upon us, and even if you’re forgoing big gatherings for small get-togethers this year, one thing should still say the same: Your Thanksgiving celebration deserves a delicious turkey. Roasting and prepping a giant bird for over five hours isn’t necessary; for tiny, more intimate parties, Walmart shoppers swear by the Oster 18-Quart Silver Roaster for not only cutting down on their turkey cook time but also their turkey prep time.
The appliance is affordable (just $30) and compact (at just 36-inches long by 18-inches high), but it’s proven to be a mighty machine. It can cook up to a 24-pound turkey in 30 percent less time and with over 35 percent less energy than a traditional oven alone. In addition to cutting down your cooking time, the high-domed lid is self-basting to help you cut down on your prep time. Plus, the lid even includes a viewing window so you can ensure your meal’s main event is roasted to perfection.
To buy: $30; walmart.com.
Streamlining your turkey prep may be your biggest concern this year, but it’s worth noting this roaster can also slow cook, defrost, and bake. In other words, it’s not just the perfect companion for holiday main courses, but also sides and desserts. Simply adjust the easy-to-use knobs with convenient pre-settings, or customize your temperature up to 450 degrees.
If the former still hasn’t convinced you, 93 percent of Walmart shoppers say this tool is worth every penny. Along with its versatility, they can’t believe how quickly it prepares food, and how delicious their food turns out. Reviewers say it’s kept them sane during holiday cooking because of how easily everything cooks. This roaster really does do it all. For faster and easier Thanksgiving hosting, shop the Oster 18-Quart Electric Roaster for just $30 now.