September 26, 2017

Cook Your Holiday Turkey in the Dishwasher

Here’s something to do while the kids are home from school and you have vacation-itis. Entertain the folks with dinner cooked in the dishwasher.

Cooking Method & Considerations

Allow one 50-minute cycle for every 2lb of weight. Hermetically seal a seasoned turkey inside several appropriate turkey-sized oven bags.

Place the turkey in the dishwasher to steam-cook.

When cooking a turkey, ensure that the temperature of the meat doesn’t rise above the recommended 145f by using a meat thermometer.

Test Run

As a trial run, a 5lb supermarket chicken was cooked in the dishwasher providing impressive results: firm, tender, moist breast meat.

Two cycles were used, and the bird was finished off in the oven to brown and crisp the skin.

Getting a whole turkey cooked this way might take all day, so Electrolux (where I found this wacky idea) suggests their Steam Combination oven as a quicker, (saner?) option.


  1. Well, that’s a coincidence, because I stuffed all of our holiday dishes into our oven and baked them at 500 degrees until they were clean.

  2. I had to bake my plates at 450. They were paper. 🙂

  3. I tried 100 mile “Radiator chicken” so I thought I could make it work with a Turket. It was a little costly but worked well. I rented a motor home(had to get a big enough radiator) and drove 500 miles. The turkey was great but it had a few bugs in its beak!