HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COOK MY TURKEY?
Cook times vary depending on outdoor weather conditions and what size bird or cut of meat you’re cooking. Additionally, if the turkey isn’t thawed completely it will have a huge effect on cook time. It’s best for the meat to be at room temperature when placed in the cooker.
Generally, you can expect it to take approximately 10 minutes per pound. Cook times are included as a general guideline. Meat doneness is ALWAYS determined by the meat’s internal temperature, not time elapsed.
For larger birds and cuts of meat, use a meat thermometer. Insert at least 3/4 of the stem into the thickest part of the meat so that the tip does not touch bone, fat or gristle and the dial is easy to read when the basket is in the cooker. For smaller foods, use an instant-read thermometer that measures temperatures quickly with just the tip of the stem.
Insert meat thermometer into the thickest part of the food after lowering the roaster basket into the cook chamber.
When the safe internal temperature is reached, check the temperature with an instant-read thermometer in several places to ensure the food is evenly cooked.
Always clean your food thermometers with hot, soapy water before and after each use.