My turkey roaster used for yarn dyeing ... died. Help me find a replacement: a kitchen appliance with a very large, preferably shallow, stainless steel cookwell.
As a hobby, I dye wool yarn using acid dyes, which require heat to set. This can be done with a stove-top pot or microwave, but to be able to produce the color gradients and quantities desired (and to keep unsafe and messy chemicals out of our kitchen), I previously used a large electric turkey roaster like this
Unfortunately, the enamel/porcelain coating on the cookwell did not hold up to repeated exposure to heat and acid. It corroded, retained dye, and finally began to bleed rusty stains onto my yarn. I need something new with the following attributes:
1. Stainless steel interior: this is the hardest part; there are tons of roaster ovens but nearly all the consumer models have the same problematic enamel coating.
2. Large, shallow configuration: a deep vessel shaped like a stock pot will make it hard for me to apply colors. I strongly prefer something at least as long and wide as my previous 22 quart roaster (are smaller roasters just less deep?).
3. Electric power: needs to be able to be used indoors with a standard outlet.
4. Reasonable price: I don't want to pay more than $250.