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On our travels we are amazed at chicken cooked on rotisseries. Whether it be in the mideast, latin america or europe, these chicken places produce evenly cooked and fantastic chicken. A google search for home ovens seems to focus on George Foreman or Ronco table top machines and bbq grills. Do these countertop machines really work? Is it better to do the roasting in the oven with the rotisserie attachment? (I remember my Mom doing this years ago and the grease splatter clean up and oven fires were horrendous). If I go the built in oven route, then do I go gas or electric? I saw in one kitchen design magazine a really cool built in rotisserie oven. It did not give a name. We would use the oven for meat roasting as well. Any input is appreciated.

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my counter top toaster oven by delongi has a built in rotisserie that does a beautiful job.

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Do these  countertop machines really work? Is it better to do the roasting in the oven with the rotisserie attachment? 

They work incredibly well - and are far easier to clean.

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I have one of the vertical broilers that is terrific for chicken, small turkeys and has a carrier for 8 skewers for kebabs plus a basket for fish, steaks, etc. I use it a lot in the summer when we do more cooking outdoors. It does chickens, both broilers and the large "roasting hens" as well as small turkeys (under 10 pounds) and roasts to perfection - also a guinea hen on one occasion. We have used it for gyros, cutting thin slices of outer surfaces of the roast off as it cooks. It wasn't bad.

Mine is several years old, made by Regal, I don't think is is still available, however they do come up on ebay from time to time Regal Royal Rotisseire and I have seen two on Craig's list in the past couple of months.

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....however they do come up on ebay from time to time Regal Royal Rotisseire and I have seen two on Craig's list in the past couple of months.

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My mom used to have an "open" indoor grill. It had a heating element and grill and had a rotisserie attachment. Kind of like this one but deeper (so the fat that dripped down wouldn't smoke).

I'd think an enclosed rotisserie would be more efficient.

 

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I have the Franklin which my daughter discarded. For chicken it can't be beat - for anything else - there are better ways.

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Aonther riff would be to get the rotissary insert for the Weber 22 1/2" kettle, assuming you have that kettle.

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I'm thinking about this. Though it would mean we have to get a new Weber, and I'm liking the wheezy, rusty, old one we got a few years ago.

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I can't speak to the built in rotisserie ovens, but I have one of the larger DeLonghi counter top convection ovens with rotisserie and it works very well. I have only done chicken on it, but I think it will handle up to a 10 lb turkey.

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