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sbbongi

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looking for slow roaster Fri, 03/24/06 6:10 PM (permalink)
The kind you program, put your meat in and cook overnight. Anyone know where to get them?
 
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    MilwFoodlovers

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    RE: looking for slow roaster Fri, 03/24/06 7:25 PM (permalink)
     
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      sbbongi

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      RE: looking for slow roaster Fri, 03/24/06 9:20 PM (permalink)
      thank you, I'll check it out.
       
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        Burgerman1

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        RE: looking for slow roaster Fri, 03/24/06 9:29 PM (permalink)
        In NC we can use roaster ovens. The 18-qt style that is white and sits on a table top. Walmart, Target and other stores have them for $35-$55. Check with your health dept to make sure you can use them, they are a lot cheaper than alto-shams and cost a lot less, plus i think they cook better
         
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          sbbongi

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          RE: looking for slow roaster Fri, 03/24/06 9:33 PM (permalink)
          do you mean the old fashioned box type roasters?
           
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            Burgerman1

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            RE: looking for slow roaster Sun, 04/2/06 5:07 PM (permalink)
             
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              BT

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              RE: looking for slow roaster Sun, 04/2/06 5:36 PM (permalink)
              The Rival Crock Pot BBQ Pit is essentially an excellent slow roaster: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4012117



              And it's pretty easy to clean (the parts that get dirty can go in a dishwasher).

              By the way, the chrome racks holding the meat in the pic above just lift out if you are doing a pork shoulder, turkey or other large hunk of meat.
               
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                sbbongi

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                RE: looking for slow roaster Sun, 04/2/06 6:49 PM (permalink)
                How much do those alto shams go for?
                 
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                  MilwFoodlovers

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                  RE: looking for slow roaster Sun, 04/2/06 8:55 PM (permalink)
                  Alto-Shaam's run used for a few hundred up to a few thousand depending on what you want to use them on. Not to be disrespectful, but they are nothing that could be compared to a Nesco or Rival-type roaster that your grandmother owned. If you want to heat up a ham, go with the inexpensive Nesco. If you plan on slow roasting your restaurant's prime rib's, you'd want a commercial oven. Really, really apples and oranges here.
                   
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                    sbbongi

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                    RE: looking for slow roaster Sun, 04/2/06 9:26 PM (permalink)
                    It would be for a restaurant type prep. I cook for 300 homeless persons twice a day, and would like to do things like pot roast overnight. Thanks!
                     
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                      lleechef

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                      RE: looking for slow roaster Sun, 04/2/06 10:39 PM (permalink)
                      I've only used an Alto Shaam for roasting meats.....prime ribs, steamships, etc., never tried pot roast although it would probably work. An alternative would be to cook the pot roasts in the oven the day before and reheat before service the next day.
                       
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                        sbbongi

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                        RE: looking for slow roaster Sun, 04/2/06 10:51 PM (permalink)
                        Where I used to work, we did pot roasts with garlic, onions celery and garlic underneath and that's it. They cooked for 10-12 hours and were so succulent I used to have to slap myself to keep from eating it while I carved it. Want to replicate that. We also did prime rib once a week and omg what a gift from the gods!
                         
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                          lleechef

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                          RE: looking for slow roaster Mon, 04/3/06 12:13 AM (permalink)
                          Then I suggest that you use the same method for the pot roast as you did where you used to work!
                           
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                            sbbongi

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                            RE: looking for slow roaster Mon, 04/3/06 12:16 AM (permalink)
                            so I have to get one of those shaams..I have emailed them.. let's see if they give discounts to nonprofits..lol.
                             
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                              MilwFoodlovers

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                              RE: looking for slow roaster Mon, 04/3/06 6:43 AM (permalink)
                              Check out eBay; also any good sized restaurant supply house; sadly, also public auctions.
                              Here's one local outfit: http://www.feinbrothers.com/
                               
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                                bassrocker4u2

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                                RE: looking for slow roaster Tue, 04/4/06 5:45 AM (permalink)
                                cooking for 300 would require much more than a roaster oven. i use the hamilton beach oven from k-mart, for stews, baking cakes and pies.
                                but for three hundred, one meal, you would need like a dozen of them all going at once. better off with a full size commercial oven.
                                or maybe a cookshack electric smoker....those can be set to run all nite.
                                 
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                                  Burgerman1

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                                  RE: looking for slow roaster Wed, 04/5/06 7:03 PM (permalink)
                                  if you are cooking for 300....you need a cookshack.
                                   
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                                    sbbongi

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                                    RE: looking for slow roaster Wed, 04/5/06 9:27 PM (permalink)
                                    cookshack... now where do I get one? someone else mentioned that, but since it sounded to be a smoker, I dismissed it, due to cooking inside and the smoke. someone enlighten me?
                                     
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                                      bassrocker4u2

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                                      RE: looking for slow roaster Thu, 04/6/06 6:34 AM (permalink)
                                      http://forum.cookshack.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi
                                      copy and paste that address, its the cookshack forum. on there, you can find all the answers about them. they are smokers, but they are electric. i believe some models get hot enough to bake.
                                       
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                                        Tom-Fl

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                                        RE: looking for slow roaster Thu, 04/6/06 8:30 AM (permalink)
                                        Not sure you'd be using a Cookshack product to make pot roast.

                                        Yes,the FEC series will cook at 450ยบ and are restaurant rated.

                                        Tom
                                         
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                                          bassrocker4u2

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                                          RE: looking for slow roaster Fri, 04/7/06 6:50 AM (permalink)
                                          thats what i meant, fec. thanks, tom
                                           
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                                            Burgerman1

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                                            RE: looking for slow roaster Fri, 04/7/06 5:58 PM (permalink)
                                            Cookshacks can be used with or without wood chips, therefore without smoke you would be roasting.
                                             
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