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Do i need to put water in bottom of roaster before i cook


Yes just a little on the bottom so you don't burn anything you have in there.

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Is water placed in the bottom of roaster only when warming food?


Yes when I use mine I always put some water in the bottom of the roaster.

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Trying to keep large # of hot dogs in buns warm. Do I put water in the roaster before adding the insert containing the hot dogs?


The Owner's Guide for the Rival 18qt Roaster Oven with Buffet Server is available here:

http://www.rivalproducts.com/manuals/MANUALS/RO180BR-C_43_18972586.PDF

See Page 6 for full instructions on use as a buffet server.

You would normally fill the removable roasting pan with 5 to 6 quarts of water ot 1/2 - 3.4 full. Place in the buffet server frame and the empty serving dishes and then preheat at 350 degrees until hot.

Place hot, cooked food in the serving dishes and reduce heat to 250 degree to keep food warm. Adjust the temperature and add more hot water as necessary.

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Do I put water on the bottom of my hamilton beach roaster?


Are you trying to keep things warm, like with a warmer tray? then it will be fine if you add water, and this can also keep the food a little moister from the steam. it is not neccesary to add water but you can. Water will leave a deposit line inside the unit when it heats up and starts evaporating, this won't hurt anything and you can clean it with some cleaner and a scrubber. If your a cooking with it, then you don't want to use water, just put the food in the insert and cook it like that.

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The ladies at church continually want to place water in the large roasters and then put the insert in place. I don't believe this is necessary or safe since the water and steam are trapped between the...


Hi Jerry,
The ladies are right.

The appliance is called a steam table, and it operates on the same principle as a double-boiler. The design uses water as a thermal buffer between the heating element and the food, and ensures that the food is kept at food-safe serving temperature (varies by food, but typically over 140F, sometimes over 170F) but won't let the food get hotter than 212F so it doesn't burn or overcook the food.

If it's splattering boiling water, then it's overfilled and you should reduce the amount of water, but only by a little bit. A steam table should NEVER be allowed to run completely dry.


As for the steam getting you when you take out a pan -- that's true, and you do have to be very careful when you remove pans from a steam table.



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Water in bottom


Download manual here: http://www.rivalproducts.com/search?q=rival%20manual%20roaster
Page 4:
NOTE: Never place food or liquid directly into the ROASTER OVEN BODY

Nov 28, 2009 | Rival 18 Qt Roaster Oven with Buffet...

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Are you to fill the bottom of thepan with water. not the removable but the base pan.


Hello there:
if this has the steamer capability than the water is used to steam the food without touching it i have one and i have to do the same thing reason being is to let the water sit in the bottom and not actually touch the food ok?
i think the food comes out a lot more tender it takes longer to cook but well worth the wait.
best regards michael

Oct 04, 2009 | Rival 18 Qt Roaster Oven with Buffet...

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Roaster Oven-How to


no all that you have to do is put the food into the removable part. never imerse the heating part in water.

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