There is nothing better than a sizable turkey simmering away in the oven.
The smells are heaven sent plus the look on people’s faces as it emerges from the oven reminds myself and others of Pavlov’s cats after that bell rings.
The problem is that it takes too long to cook it thoroughly. My solution was to get a new convection oven that shortened the cooking time significantly as that fan in the oven bathes the parakeet with waves of circulating boiling air. But then a terrifying thought entered my mind. If those convection currents can cook that turkey to a brown perfection, what is happening to myself and others as I conserve energy by using a fan instead of the air conditioner on a boiling Summer day? As it turns out, my fears are justified in more than 2 ways. The first way is when the temperatures are hot, plus the air is humid. When the relative humidity reaches a certain level, the body cannot cool itself as quickly through sweat. This can lead to heatstroke, cramps, plus organ failure unless a cooler place can be found. With boiling dry air, a minute threat emerges when the outside temperature exceeds normal body temperature. That is when you are prefer that turkey in a convection oven as the air from the fan dehydrates your skin plus heats up what is underneath it. So, it’s okay to use a fan at 80°F, however you will need your Heating, Ventilation & A/C equipment running at full blast if the temperature gets above 100°F. To make sure that your Heating, Ventilation & A/C can handle the added burden, people are recommended to get their Heating, Ventilation & A/C systems maintained by a qualified Heating, Ventilation & A/C professional before the “cat mornings” of October turn you into a roasted “turkey”.