Cooking the Turkey
Temperature and Cooking Time
The ideal cooking temperature for a turkey is 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure that the turkey is cooked through and safe to eat. The cooking time will vary depending on the size of the turkey. A 10-pound turkey will take about 3 hours to cook, while a 20-pound turkey will take about 4 hours.
Turning the Turkey
It is important to turn the turkey every hour or so to ensure that it cooks evenly. This can be done by using a long-handled spoon or spatula to carefully lift the turkey and turn it over.
Basting the Turkey
Basting the turkey is a good way to keep it moist while it cooks. To baste the turkey, simply brush or spoon melted butter or broth over the skin every hour or so.
Caring for the Trash Can
Cleaning the Trash Can after Cooking
After cooking the turkey, it is important to clean the trash can thoroughly to remove any bacteria. To do this, simply fill the trash can with hot, soapy water and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, scrub the inside of the trash can with a brush or sponge. Rinse the trash can thoroughly and dry it with a towel.
Storing the Trash Can
Once the trash can is clean and dry, it can be stored in a cool, dry place. It is important to keep the trash can out of direct sunlight, as this can cause the plastic to deteriorate.
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