Nesco 4818-14 Classic Roaster Oven, 18-Quart, Porcelain Cookwell, Ivory

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Nesco 4818-14 Classic Roaster Oven, 18-Quart, Porcelain Cookwell, Ivory

Product Features

  • Exclusive “Circle of Heat” heating element
  • Removable porcelain cookwell
  • Adjustable Thermostat to 450 degrees
  • Extra-high dome, self basting cover helps maintain moisture
  • 18-Quart capacity

Product Description

18 Qt Roaster, Porcelain Cookwell – Ivory Body

4818-14 18 Qt Roaster Oven

Ideal for Large Meals

Since 1932 the Nesco brand name has been synonymous with Roaster Ovens. With a Nesco Roaster Oven you can roast, bake, cook, steam, slow cook and serve. Other than broiling, the Nesco Roaster Oven can do anything a normal oven can do but better and with less energy usage and less heat generated in the kitchen. The Roaster Oven is portable so you can make great tasting meals wherever you go. The exclusive “Circle of Heat” heating element wraps around for moist, even cooking. The automatic temperature control maintains even cooking temperatures from 200 degrees to 450 degrees. Removable steel rack has easy lift out handles for safe, easy insertion and removal of hot foods.

This is the Nesco Roaster that everyone remembers. The one that grandma had at home to cook the turkey at Thanksgiving. It’s also one of the most versatile cooking appliances available. For many it’s the primary kitchen oven. For others, a second oven for the family room, porch, or cabin. It’s portable so you can take it along for family outings.

Porcelain Cookwell

Easy to Clean Removable Cookwell
4818-14 18 Qt Ivory Roaster Oven

Roast a Whole Turkey – Up to 22 lbs
4818-14 18 Qt Roaster Oven

Even, Energy-Efficient Cooking

Detailed Highlights:

1425 Watts of Power: Can do everything a traditional oven does, except broil.

Adjustable Full Range Temperature Control to 450 degrees: Roasts, bakes, steams, slow cooks, and warms. Automatic temperature control maintains even cooking temperatures.

Removable Cookwell: Porcelain cookwell that is dishwasher safe for easy clean-up.

Removable Steel Rack: Designed for better baking and fat-free roasting. Rack includes handles for safe, easy insertion and removal of hot foods.

Non-Porous Surface: Resists scratching and won’t corrode, stain or chip.

Preparation and Volume Cooking: Delivers long-lasting, commercial-level performance.

Indicator Light: Turns off when the roaster reaches the desired temperature.

Standard Recipes Can Be Converted to Slow Cooking: For each 30 minutes of regular cooking time, slow cook for 1-1/2 hours at 200 degrees to 250 degrees F.

Circle of Heat: Patented Circle of Heat heating element cooks from the side for moist, evening cooking.

This Roaster Fits: 6 cup muffin pan, 9X9 square cake pan, two 9 X 5 loaf pans, a 10 cup angle food pan, a 6 or 12 cup bundt pan, a 9-inch pie pan, a 1-2 Qt casserole dish or a 9X13 baking pan.

Perfect For: Chicken, roasts, lasagna, rice, vegetable, soup, chili and stew.

Watt/Volts/Hz: 1425/120/60

Circle of Heat Technology

Foods Are Cooked From the Side, Not the Bottom


  • Stay cool handles
  • Porcelain-coated surface resists scratches, corrosion, stains and chips
  • Removable cookwell for easy cleanup
  • Holds up to a 22 lb turkey
  • Chrome-plated cooking/baking rack
  • Ideal for large meals and entertaining in the home

Curing your Roaster before Use

Before Using the Roaster


Remove Lid (cover), Rack, and Cookwell, (from heatwell) wash them and set aside.

Place Roaster Oven (Heatwell only) in a well-ventilated area. Make sure temperature knob is set at the lowest possible setting/off.

Plug in Heatwell cord to a 120 volt AC outlet. Turn temperature knob to maximum setting and “cure” Roaster Oven empty for 60 minutes (or longer) until any odor or wisps of smoke disappear. Some smoke and odor are a normal part of “curing” the element and will not reoccur in cooking use. When curing is completed, turn temperature control to lowest setting/off, unplug unit from outlet and allow cooling. After your unit has cooled, put Cookwell, Lid, and Rack back in and it is ready to use.

Do not cook food without Cookwell in place.

List Price: $ 84.99

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Customer Reviews

143 of 154 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing but disappointment!, November 20, 2011
BunnyS (Orland, CA United States) – See all my reviews

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This review is from: Nesco 4818-14 Classic Roaster Oven, 18-Quart, Porcelain Cookwell, Ivory (Kitchen)
I have a Nesco Roaster that I purchased at least 12 years ago. I loved it!! It was great for turkeys, ribs, stew, beans, anything!! The only reason I was replacing it was because the Teflon coating was starting to come off and the roaster was getting “hot spots”. The lid had seen better days, and… well, it was just tired! The roaster I ordered was the same as my old one so I expected many years of use and enjoyment. I was soooo wrong! I received the roaster and it was very cheaply made. The lid was thinner and the metal was ripply. After two hours of “airing” it out, the smell pretty much was gone but still noticeable. I figured, oh well, nothing is made as well as it used to be made and proceeded to wash the roaster so I could use it for dinner. I didn’t want to use it the first time for Thanksgiving and have any surprises! It’s a good thing!! I made Teriyaki chicken tenders with vegetables. EVERYTHING stuck to the sides, to the point that it took major scrubbing to get it off, even after soaking over night. I was a bit surprised but figured I would have to live with it. The deal breaker occurred when I was cooking the chicken and tried to remove the lid. It wouldn’t budge. When I finally pried the lid off, the paint from the lid had melted onto the roaster, fusing the two together. The burning paint stunk to high Heaven and is permanently on the edge of the roaster. Though the roaster pan and the lid seem to have bonded, the same is not true for me. It’s going back! Paint that melts when heated can’t be safe. So disappointing and so sad!! 🙁


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61 of 66 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Read the manual FIRST., August 21, 2011
John Lochaby (Ft. Worth, Texas) – See all my reviews

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If you read the instruction manual you will learn to “burn in” this oven OUTSIDE” before you cook in it. It should be turned on high for one hour and allowed to burn off the protective oil used in manufacture. It will SMOKE. After that …NO Problems. Everything went just as described in the manual.
The power cord for any appliance with heating elements is always short for safety reasons. I placed the oven on a make-do table under my covered patio and used the same power extension cord I use for my table saw, grinders and other heavy duty power tools. After one hour with this oven on constant max power the molded plug and wire became soft and hot to the touch. I say this only because some people will try to use a standard household extension cord and could possibly start a fire. I have only two other minor issues. 1) The cooking well came with a paper information sheet glued to the bottom. I could not scrub the glue off. I finally used some industrial solvent to remove the glue and then had to wash the whole thing again. The cook well will not fit my sink. 2) This oven is big…I mean BIG. I do have a problem finding space near a plug to use it in my “normal” sized kitchen. And I have not solved the storage issue…yet. All in all…I would buy it again. It does a job nothing else will do.

Sidebar: One of the selling points is that you are baking in a much smaller space than when heating your whole oven and therefore you are using less power and saving money. I am not an electrical engineer, but I am not so sure about that. You are using 120 volt power, not 220 volts and therefore drawing twice the amperage.


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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Roaster!!, November 29, 2010
Ragdoll (West lafayette, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Bought this roaster after reviewing others online. This roaster did everything it was supposed to do. Cooked our 20 pound turkey perfectly. Turkey was moist and juicy. Highly recommend this roaster. Bought it at Sears because it was .00 cheaper than online here.


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