I've never posted on these threads, but I'm hoping some of you good people can help me out. I'm seriously considering getting an electric roaster for doing my turkey this year. My challenge is oven space and I was thinking that a roaster might help me out, but I don't know much about them. I always do an organic free-range turkey, usually about 16 lbs in my oven, which is a convection oven, so I don't know much about electric roasters. First of all does the turkey brown in the roaster, or do I have to put it in the oven first on a high heat for a while to brown and then finish it in the roaster. Second question, I've been thinking about an 18 quart Nesco (because that's the only one I'm familiar with) and have heard that there's a curing or burn in process for them? You can't just use them out of the box? Any help would be most appreciated.