Cooking The Perfect Turkey

Post: Cooking A Turkey – Frequently Asked Questions
Publisher: EuroChef
Published: October 21, 2018

What size turkey will fit in my range?

  • In a 30” or wider single oven or range, expect that a 25 lb. or more turkey will fit easily.
  • In a double oven, a 10 lb. turkey pan will fit in the smaller oven as shown in the photo below.
  • In our smallest 24” wall oven interior, a 16” X 13” X 3” inch pan will fit which holds about a 20 lb. turkey.

How long should I cook my turkey and on what cycle(s)?

One of the best recipe and cooking guides we love to follow is from Sur La Table at:

www.surlatable.com

The times below are based on roasting the bird (unfrozen), breast side up, at 400°F for the first 30 minutes, then reducing the oven to 325°F and roasting until done. Aim to have the bird done about 45 minutes before serving to allow it to rest for 30 minutes – and time to carve. The times below reflect an unstuffed bird.

Turkey Weight                           Roasting Time

10 to 12 lb.                                        1 3/4 to 2 1/4 hours

12 to 14 lb.                                        2 to 2 1/2 hours

14 to 16 lb.                                        2 1/4 to 2 3/4 hours

16 to 18 lb.                                        2 1/2 to 3 hours

18 to 20 lb.                                        2 3/4 to 3 1/4 hours

20+ lb.                                                3 to 3 3/4 hours

How do I know if my turkey is done?

A meat thermometer is the best way to determine when the turkey is properly cooked. The breast should register 165°F and the thigh, 175°F.

Cook with stuffing or not?

According to Epicurious, “If the bird is removed from the oven before the stuffing reaches 165°F, some bacteria could remain alive and make you and your guests sick and unfortunately, getting the stuffing all the way up to 165°F is a little trickier than you might think.” A good alternative is to make the stuffing separate – but use the drippings from the bird in the gravy and a bit in stuffing as well to moisten and add that flavor.

Will brining reduce cooking time?

In some cases, brining can cause a turkey to finish faster – a meat thermometer is best method for telling if a turkey is safely cooked to its moist perfection.

European Convection

Verona ovens use True Convection cooking which means that the turkey will roast evenly on all sides. Many people do not baste in between with convection as the even airflow insures the Turkey will stay moist without the interruption. Each time an oven door is opened, the cooking temperature drops and it takes longer for the meal to roast – increasing the chance for it also to dry out. So frequent basting could have the opposite impact of drying out the meat instead of keeping it sealed/moist. The best method is to sear and seal at 400 degrees first and then slow roasting without opening the door unless necessary. There are even cooking thermometers that measure wirelessly or wired outside the oven so you don’t even need to open door to see if it’s done.

Once the turkey is done, true convection cooking prevents flavor transfer so you can safely warm your casseroles on multiple shelves as the turkey rests for 30-45 minutes.

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 is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

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ILVE Introduces New Trim

Post: ILVE Introduces The Highly Anticipated Copper Finish To Their Award Winning Lines Of Majestic And Nostalgie Ranges
Publisher: EuroChef
Published: October 16, 2018

Simple, yet incredibly chic, ILVE Appliances announces the addition of the highly anticipated copper trim to the Majestic and Nostalgie lines of free standing ranges. With the introduction of the new elegant finish, designers and consumers can now choose between four trim options for yet another way to personalize their cooking appliance.

“Where silver and chrome once reigned as the finish of choice, we are now seeing the emergence of more rose-toned hues that offer a warm aesthetic,” states Melissa Haber, Vice President for EuroChef USA. “ILVE’s new copper trim blends the natural beauty of subtle pink and gold tones for a sophisticated finish that accentuates the personality of the kitchen.”

The Majestic series is available in both dual fuel and all gas (30″ & 36″ only.) The ranges are offered in five standard American sizes including 60″, 48″, 40″, 36″& 30″ with both single and double oven options available. The line is fully customizable with over 220 colors, two door options, four trim selections and three leg options.

The Nostalgie series is available in an all gas format and offered in 36″, 30″ and a compact 24″ option. The ranges are available in over 220 colors and four trim selections with a stylish upper handrail and modern tubular feet.

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EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

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Delicious Holiday Crostini

Blog Post: Easy Holiday Crostini Recipe By Leah Kalemba
Published by Marvel, December 9, 2016

aga-holiday-crostini-fullCanapés are perfect for holiday parties, and they’re quick and easy in your AGA. Flex your host muscles without breaking a sweat with this simple yet impressive crostini recipe!

Ingredients
1 baguette
1 package Boursin cheese
4 – 5 tomatoes
1 jar of sliced black olives
Basil leaves for garnish

Directions
Cut a small, narrow loaf such as a baguette into slices, about ½” thick.
Spread with a soft cheese such as Boursin.
Top with a slice of tomato and sliced olives.
Sprinkle with grated cheese and place on a piece of Bake-O-Glide on an AGA baking tray.
Place on the floor of the Roasting Oven (or 425°F in a conventional oven) and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
Serve spread with Tapenade and top with prosciutto and a basil leaf. Crostini can also be topped with prosciutto, mozzarella and chives.


Variations
Spread with pesto instead of Boursin.
Top with tomato slice, season and cover with goat cheese.
Brush both sides of the bread slices with olive oil and toast uncovered.

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Delicious Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Recipe from: Caliber Culinary Corner: Pumpkin Pie Muffins
Published by Caliber Appliances, October 13, 2016

30620_Pumpkin_MuffinsWith the holiday season now upon us, it’s time to bake some tasty treats. The Caliber Indoor Professional Range exclusive gas convection oven provides the ease and beauty that all kitchens deserve. From mouth watering pies to delicious light and fluffy cakes, there’s nothing this appliance can’t handle.

Try this delectable Pumpkin Pie Muffin recipe from your friends at Caliber Appliances.

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Beat 2 sticks softened butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar with a mixer until fluffy. Next, beat in 4 eggs, a 15 ounce can of pumpkin, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of sifted our, 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice, 1 teaspoon each of baking powder and baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture. Bake in 18-20 lined muffin cups for 25 minutes on 350 degrees F.

Once muffins are cool, add cream cheese frosting.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Beat 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1/2 stick of butter, 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Enjoy this great fall recipe!

INGREDIENTS FOR 18-20 PUMPKIN PIE MUFFINS:
2 sticks softened butter (1 cup) 1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
15 ounce can of pumpkin

1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted our
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder and baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt

To download the recipe, click here.

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