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Vertical Roasters

Vertical roasters cook poultry evenly and crisp the skin all over—and you don’t have to turn the bird the way you would on a traditional V-rack.

What We Learned

Vertical roasters cook poultry evenly and crisp the skin all over—and you don’t have to turn the bird the way you would on a traditional V-rack. But this technique depends on choosing the right roaster: Models that seemed flimsy created concerns about the chicken tipping over, and we didn’t like designs where the chicken sat in its own fat. We tested five models priced from about $1...