Its time to pickle beets for all my beet pickle addicted friends. Used to be a serious steam scenario as beets were boiled and then trimmed and skinned. No longer: I have a portable electric oven that now sits on the patio table hooked up to the lawn mower extension cord. The beets are happily steam roasting for about 90 minutes (half a bushel). Kitchen is cool for cleaning and trimming and bottling the beets. Completed jars are processed in the oven. NO more steamy summer sessions! The current half bushel is #6.