I’m probably going to cook my turkey in a gas oven. I have always used electric. Is there anything I need to know or do differently?

I am fortunate to have both a gas and a electric oven so I could use electric, but I thought I would use the electric for the side dishes. This range is new to me and while I will only use a gas stove, I haven’t done much with the gas oven. Help.

Debbie Shpall


Smaug November 19, 2018
I think gas ovens are a little drier, but not enough to make much difference; certainly not with 50 lbs. of turkey in there.
BerryBaby November 19, 2018
Shouldn't be any different. I have used both and they both cook very well. Happy Thanksgiving🦃!
Hana A. November 18, 2018
Hi Debbie - Lucky for you, It seems there are no noticeable differences whether you cook your bird in a gas or electric oven (feel free to peruse this helpful thread as well: https://food52.com/hotline/33974-making-turkey-in-turkey-in-a-gas-oven-at-what-temperature-should-i-roast-it-for-how-long-anyth).

As in all oven cases, you will likely have a hotter zone (back) and cooler one (front), so it will be important to keep an eye on the turkey as it roasts and rotate it to get a nice, even coloring all around.

Good luck and happy Thanksgiving!
Debbie S. November 18, 2018
thank you for taking a little stress off the table! excited to see how it turns out.

Happy thanksgiving
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