I have used my Nesco cooker for years - - Turkey, of course - learned that from my Mom and Grandmother! But the best news - having a large crowd over - - do your chili in there it is wonderful! When I found out they also make a 6 quart and 8 quart I just had to have one. I use my 6 quart all of the time, especially in the summer - so much better than turning on the over - and if it is really hot - just cook on the deck or put it in the garage. I use my six quart for everything. Roast a chicken - slow cook my ribs, etc. etc. Everything is so much better in the roaster oven. I want to get really brave and try a cake. Another thing - - Chex Mix - snack for the holidays - you can make a double batch in the six quart - again so much easier than the oven and think of all the electricity we are saving.!!!! Thank big - think beyond the turkey! You will be so happy!!