> Yes, it really does
work. I only have a 4-qt.
> now, having given my 12-qt. to a son and his wife a
> few years ago, but I have used both of them to bake
> various items, such as baked potatoes, casseroles,
> extra dressing at Thanksgiving (I stopped doing
> Christmas dinners a long time ago), muffins/cupcakes,
> fruit pies, etc. -- actually, just about anything
> that will fit on the rack in the roaster. Both of
> these were purchased from QVC in either 1989 or 1990,
> when Virginia Olsen was the Nesco rep, and both are
> still in good working condition. :-)
> It's especially nice in the summer to use the roaster
> on the patio for baking or for barbecue ribs, or just
> about any "oven" cooking and not heat up my kitchen.
I purchased Nescos too when Virginia Olsen was the Nesco rep. I sure miss her. She made you feel like getting in and cooking a lot! She did a great job. I have a 4 qt. now and a larger (10 QT.?) CE that I seldom use, but save it in case I need it for a holiday. I wish QVC still sold the Nesco roasters. I loved the presentations--especially when Virginia was the rep. It's a great product.