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I am unsure how to adapt recipes to a roaster oven. The uninsulated top baffles me , I find a large difference in temp found at the bottom and top of the roaster.

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Could you add more details? What recipes? How large is the temperature difference? How is the middle? – Mien Mar 16 '14 at 9:16

This answer is going to depend on what you're making, but ff it's big enough, add a roast pan grate on the bottom and then place foil on the top of this in a foil shaped like a bowl. This will help deflect some of the heat from the bottom up to the top. It will also pull the food away from the direct heat on the bottom to make things a bit more even.

Depending on what you're cooking, adding hard root veggies on the bottom can help to absorb some of that heat and not burn the bottom of your protein or whatever.

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