Best Rotisserie Ovens

Last update December 30, 2016
What is the best way to cook healthy and delicious chicken? Is there any appliance that can roast poultry with golden crust and yet fat-free? You might be surprised but there is. Find one of the best rotisserie ovens in our review and come up with your favorite meals just as you like them.  ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Warranty
Cooking modes
Usability
Extras
Cooking temperature
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Cooking Capacity
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PROS
For an easy access to your cooked chicken, an exterior handle of the Ronco Showtime Rotisserie oven stays cool. You can brown your meat as you want owing to a removable heat shield.
CONS
You can't place it close to the walls because the housing may get hot.
OUR VERDICT
If you're always in a hurry and have no time for cooking, try this wonderful rotisserie oven! Two cooking positions allow roasting bigger or smaller chickens. This user-friendly and easy to maintain appliance is a must for a big family!
detailed parameters
Warranty
6-month limited warranty
Cooking modes
Normal rotation, Pause and Sear, No Heat Rotation, Manual cooking time adjustment
Usability
Digital timer, Interior light, 2 cooking positions (further from/closer to the heating element), Nonstick interior
Extras
BBQ oven gloves, Food ties, Nonstick drip tray, Multipurpose basket, Instructions and recipes
Cooking temperature
Preset temperature 350º F
Controls
Digital
Cooking Capacity
Up to 15 lb poultry
Power
1250 Watts
SIZE
19.9" х 16.6" х 15.6" Weight: 24 lbs
Type
Horizontal
PROS
A toast shade control of the Cuisinart rotisserie oven allows browning crispy toasts right as you love them. It is easy to bake even a frozen pizza with a Defrost function. Plus! The oven has 4 adjustable rack positions.
CONS
The oven is rather bulky.
OUR VERDICT
Fast and efficient cooking of various foodstuffs is what you'll get thanks to the high capacity of this rotisserie oven. Its multiple settings will let you bring your culinary fantasies to life!
detailed parameters
Warranty
3-year limited warranty
Cooking modes
12 settings, Manual temperature and cooking time adjustment
Usability
Digital timer, Defrost function, Convection Function, Toast shade control (1-7), 4 rack positions, Nonstick interior
Extras
Oven rack, Baking/Drip pan, Broil rack, Spit and Skewers, Skewer grip, Crumb tray, Recipe booklet
Cooking temperature
200º F - 500º F
Controls
Digital
Cooking Capacity
Up to 4 lb chicken or 5 lb duck, 12" pizza or 6 slices of bread
Power
1875 Watts
SIZE
14" x 21" x 16" Weight: 25 lbs
Type
Horizontal
PROS
Being foldable down to just 7.75", this portable rotisserie oven is easy to store even in a small kitchen. The appliance automatically turns off when a drip tray is removed or legs haven't been extended.
CONS
Disassembly might take some time.
OUR VERDICT
Owing to a large cooking capacity, the Ronco rotisserie oven is perfect for preparing big meals and substantial snacks. An even heat distribution ensures perfectly delicious meals! Choose between blue, red, or stainless models.
detailed parameters
Warranty
1-year limited warranty
Cooking modes
Roast, Sear, No Heat Rotation, Manual cooking time adjustment
Usability
Digital timer, Interior light, Auto shut-off safety feature, Nonstick interior
Extras
Multipurpose basket, Rotisserie, Spit, Carving platform, Removable drip tray, Oven gloves, Food ties
Cooking temperature
Preset temperature 350º F
Controls
Digital
Cooking Capacity
Up to 15 lb poultry
Power
1250 Watts
SIZE
12.75"x17.25"x15.25" Weight: 17 lbs
Type
Horizontal
PROS
A portable size of this lightweight rotisserie oven allows you to take it out for your BBQ parties. The door slides smoothly, so it is easy to put the meals inside and take them out.
CONS
The cooking temperature is not very high.
OUR VERDICT
Cook yummy shish kabob, succulent poultry, and meat at home with the NutriChef vertical rotisserie! You will have your meals roasted to perfection owing to its high-powered heating elements! It is available in black and white.
detailed parameters
Warranty
1-year limited warranty
Cooking modes
Manual cooking time adjustment
Usability
Dial-Style Timer, Power indicator, Nonstick interior
Extras
Skewer rack with 8 skewers, Cooking Basket tower, Roasting Rack, Poultry tower, Drip tray
Cooking temperature
Max 185º F
Controls
Mechanical
Cooking Capacity
Up to 4 lb chicken
Power
700 Watts
SIZE
10.2" x 9.1" x 9.1" Weight: 8.7 lbs
Type
Vertical
PROS
Thanks to a reliable tempered glass door of the CuiZen rotisserie oven, you can watch and control the cooking process. Safe and durable, this portable appliance looks fantastic!
CONS
The bottom part of a chicken might cook a bit longer.
OUR VERDICT
As functional as it is, the CuiZen rotisserie oven is user-friendly; the operation is intuitive and easy even for novice cooks. This vertical rotisserie is the perfect choice for a small family!
detailed parameters
Warranty
1-year limited warranty
Cooking modes
Manual temperature and cooking time adjustment
Usability
Digital timer, Interior light, Nonstick interior
Extras
Roast rack, Poultry rack, Adjustable burger/fish and vegetable basket, 8 Kabob skewers, Recipes
Cooking temperature
350º F - 500º F
Controls
Digital
Cooking Capacity
Up to 5 lb chicken
Power
1050 Watts
SIZE
17" x 14.5" x 14.5" Weight: 16 lbs
Type
Vertical

What Is It

Rotisserie oven is an efficient and user-friendly appliance used for at-home cooking healthy and delicious poultry and meat. Usually, a rotisserie oven comes with one or two spits for roasting a whole chicken or any other poultry. So, what's the secret of that amazing fragrance and taste of the chicken pieces cooked in this oven? They've been achieved due to the even juice distribution along the entire chicken through its slow turning around in the oven. The beauty about rotisserie ovens is that they can be used for roasting not only poultry but any other meat, seafood and vegetables. They feature a wide set of additional accessories and so, can expand your cooking options by times. So, look out and find the model to suit your daily needs!

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What To Look For

Type

Selecting a chicken rotisserie oven, first of all, you should consider what kind of appliance you need. There are two main types of ovens - horizontal and vertical. Horizontal ovens may look somewhat bulky, but, as a rule, they are much more capacious and can accommodate a bigger poultry or a chunk of meat. Vertical rotisserie ovens are a bit smaller due to their prolongated shape and so, they fit best smaller chickens (or turkeys). Still, both ovens can do a great job, roasting meat to the doneness degree you like the most, enveloping it in yummy golden brown crust. 

Usability   

The second feature you should keep in mind while selecting an oven is its functionality. Consider cooking modes and an adjustable timer to preset the desired cooking time. An audio beep signal and an auto-off feature allow for the most comfortable and safe use of the oven, informing you of the cooking process and turning the device off in case of improper use. Some sophisticated models boast a convection function which provides hot air circulation and cuts down greatly on the pre-heating time. Ovens with a built-in thermostat will suit those users who'd like to adjust the temperature manually, varying it in a wide range. Go for a powerful oven with at least 1,000-Watt yield to be able to cook not only easy but quickly as well. With a performing rotisserie oven, cooking for a big family will be a breeze. Or you can opt for a less-powerful but portable oven and use it on a patio or in the backyard throwing fantastic BBQ parties for one and all.

 

Extras

Depending on the included accessories, a rotisserie oven can be used for cooking a variety of dishes. Most of them are equipped with a spit and a drip tray to collect excess fat running out of meat. A baking pan and oven rack(s) allow baking pizza, toasts, and smaller pieces of meat. The fans of shish kabob will appreciate having an oven with skewers. Some rotisserie ovens can be supplied with heat-resistant gloves to enable a more secure way of extracting cooked food out of the hot unit. If they aren't, you can always buy some separately. A recipe book is another bonus you can find along with some ovens.       

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Review of Ronco ST5000PLGEN Showtime Rotisserie Oven

Ronco ST5000PLGEN Showtime Rotisserie Oven

Ronco ST5000PLGEN Showtime Rotisserie Oven

Globally Renowned Brand

This wonderful Ronco rotisserie oven boasts the highest quality possible. What makes it an irreplaceable kitchen aid? First of all, the appliance uses 1/3 less energy compared to conventional ovens. Besides, it is very easy to maintain: just wipe it with a damp sponge after use! A removable glass door and non-stick drip tray are both dishwasher safe. An exterior handle does not heat up, which ensures an easy and safe access to the cooked meals. In addition, this 13" tall rotisserie oven is easy to store in standard cabinets. 

Soft and juicy inside, fragrant and crispy outside, that's what kind of meat Ronco has been designed to deliver. Owing to three cooking modes, you can rotisserie or sear poultry and after the chicken's already been cooked let the meat get saturated with juice, switching to the "no heat" rotation setting and leaving it like that for about 20 minutes. 

 

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Medieval Roasting Spits

Rotisserie roasting is a way of cooking meat or poultry on a spit. The main advantage of this method is an even juice distribution provided with constant rotation. It is also used for cooking large pieces of meat or even whole pigs and turkeys.

Roasting on a spit was very popular in the Middle Ages. As a rule, it was a "spit boy" who was supposed to sit next to the fire, turning pinked food around over the fire for its even cooking. First mechanical rotisseries were set in motion by dogs. Later, steam-powered and clockwork mechanisms were invented to provide a constant rotation of the cooked meals. 

The word 'rotisserie' has a French origin. It first appeared in the middle of the 15th century in Paris shops. 

These days, in some restaurants, there are special rotisseries or roast chefs engaged in cooking succulent roasted poultry and meat.

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Review of Cuisinart TOB-200 Rotisserie Convection Toaster Oven

Cuisinart TOB-200 Rotisserie Convection Toaster Oven

Cuisinart TOB-200 Rotisserie Convection Toaster Oven

Your Perfect Kitchen Aid

It's not surprising that people prefer buying rotisserie ovens with a bigger variety of functions and accessories. Cuisinart rotisserie oven is surely on top of the list with regards to functionality and performance. Besides beautiful stainless steel design tuned to fit any kitchen interior, the oven features an easy-to-read digital display with all the set functions and a selector dial to adjust temperatures and cooking modes. Here are about 12 settings which you can try out each day, cooking different meals, and a shade control (adjustable from 1-7 shades) to brown meat to the crust you prefer. Cuisinart rotisserie oven is a pretty universal kitchen appliance on the whole. Having got one in your kitchen, you will be able to keep a lot of other utensils stored in a drawer, saving the countertop from a dozen bulky machines. This rotisserie oven performs the functions of pizza maker, toaster and roaster successfully, offering easy, intuitive control and safe but efficient performance. So, in case you're looking for a versatile and reliable kitchen assistant to cope with your daily cooking chores, this rotisserie oven can become a great choice!

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Cook at Home

Most people appreciate juicy grilled chicken. Today, you can buy it at any supermarket, but how about cooking this yummy dish at home? Your family and friends will love it!

You will need a lemon, pepper, salt, and curry. Rub a chicken with salt and spices, then put it in the fridge for 3 hours. Slice a lemon and put it in the chicken’s cavity. Do not forget to tie the poultry up before putting it on a spit! Fix it properly and put it in the oven. Choose the desired cooking mode and temperature. When the chicken is ready, pour it with lemon juice (squeeze half a lemon).

Serve the chicken with vegetables or leaf salad.

Cuisinart TOB-200 Rotisserie Convection Toaster Oven in the use

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Review of Ronco ST5250SSGEN Store Stainless Steel Rotisserie Oven

Ronco ST5250SSGEN Store Stainless Steel Rotisserie Oven

Ronco ST5250SSGEN Store Stainless Steel Rotisserie Oven

Construction Set by Ronco

Are you looking for a portable appliance to cook grilled chicken at home? The Ronco rotisserie oven is the best time- and space-saving solution! Unlike other models, it has a removable lid that you can put inside for convenient storage in your kitchen cabinet. The height of the folded item is just 7.75"!

In addition, the Ronco rotisserie oven is very easy to use. Just put the food inside and set the desired cooking mode (roast, no heat, or sear). Roast (normal rotation with heat) allows you to rotisserie food. No heat (rotation without heat) ensures an even juice distribution up to 20 min after cooking. Sear (heat without rotation) is perfect for browning food and searing steaks.

Preprogrammed rotation speed and efficient heating element provide the perfect heat distribution. As a result, excess fat flows onto the drip tray. The digital timer will turn the appliance off when your dish is ready. An included multipurpose bucket is perfect for preparing hamburgers, vegetables, fish, fillet, steaks, patties, and even desserts.  

As portable as it is, the Ronco rotisserie oven allows cooking up to 15 lbs chicken or turkey! 

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The First Ronco Showtime

Grilled chicken is one of the most popular foods in the world. It is hard to resist the temptation when you see a juicy roasted chicken in a store window!

Ron Popeil, a famous inventor, saw a lot of potential in grilling appliances. He got down to creating an affordable electrical rotisserie oven, large enough for roasting a whole chicken and portable enough to fit any kitchen. The inventor expected his Ronco Showtime Rotisserie Oven become quite popular and bring him a few millions.

Even Mr. Popeil could not foresee such a success. By the year 2013, more than 7 billion rotisserie ovens were sold, the income exceeded $1 billion. What is the secret of such appreciation and success? It must be a superior taste of the cooked meals and convenience of use. Just like the renown commercial says, you can "Set it, and forget it!". 

Ronco ST5250SSGEN Store Stainless Steel Rotisserie Oven in the use

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Review of NutriChef PKRT16BK Vertical Rotisserie Rotating Oven

NutriChef PKRT16BK Vertical Rotisserie Rotating Oven

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If you are looking for a portable efficient appliance for cooking juicy poultry, shish kabob and other delicious meals, try this wonderful vertical rotisserie! In addition to 8 skewers, the appliance comes with an ergonomic spit and roasting rack. Besides, there is drip tray for excess fat to drain off during cooking. Two high-powered heating elements will swiftly roast your meals. A spinning style cooking guarantees even roasting and perfect juices distribution. Note that the door slides for the most comfortable use. It is also easy to adjust the cooking time (2 hours max) with an ergonomic rotary control. When your meals are ready, the rotisserie chicken oven will automatically shut off. This portable and easy-to-use vertical rotisserie will help vary your menu. Enjoy delicious homemade BBQs!

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Tips on Buying a Chicken

To cook yummy and healthy chicken, it is essential to buy high-quality poultry. The fresher the poultry is, the better taste it has. That is why you should always check a date on the package.

You should also pay attention to your chosen poultry look and the package. The fat should be from white to deep yellow; avoid purchasing chicken if the fat is gray. The wrapping should not be damaged, otherwise, dangerous bacteria may get inside. If you want to get fresh and safe poultry, it is advisable to avoid buying chicken with a reduced price! Don't forget to put the poultry into the fridge as soon as you get home!

It is a known fact that a whole chicken is cheaper than smaller pieces. 

There is a simple way to check if the poultry or meat you are going to buy is fresh. All you have to do is press it with your finger. If the meat (poultry) springs back and regains its shape, it is fresh, if it doesn't, you better avoid buying it.

 

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Review of CuiZen CUI-76278 Vertical Rotisserie Oven

CuiZen CUI-76278 Vertical Rotisserie Oven

CuiZen CUI-76278 Vertical Rotisserie Oven

Vertical Rotisserie Chicken

Being one of the best appliances of its kind, the CuiZen CUI-76278 Vertical Rotisserie is definitely worth your attention! It cooks up to 5-pound chicken or a few big steaks. Did you know that most chefs prefer vertical rotisserie to horizontal ones? The thing is that all the juices run to the breast when you put the poultry upside down into the rotisserie oven. As a result, you will make the most delicious juicy chicken ever!

One more reason to choose the CuiZen Vertical Rotisserie is its super portability. The appliance will take less space on your countertop compared to horizontal rotisserie oven models. Weighing just 16 lbs, this wonderful appliance is easy to store and transport.

For a comfortable use, this rotisserie oven is equipped with an easy-to-read digital display. The operation is quite intuitive: you can preset the temperature or cooking time and turn on/off the interior light with ergonomic push buttons. The purchase comes with roast and poultry rack, multipurpose basket and 8 kabob skewers for you to cook a wide variety of yummy foods! Considering all features mentioned above, this model does deserve its place in the best rotisserie ovens review!

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How to Store Chicken

If you are not going to cook chicken right away, put it into a fridge or freezer immediately. The perfect temperature to store it in the fridge is 39 °F. Do not forget to put your chicken into a container or plastic food wrap to avoid cross-contamination with other foods. You can store chicken in the fridge for 1-2 days, but the sooner you cook it, the better it will taste.  

You can freeze poultry in its original package or sealed. Chicken can be stored in a freezer up to one year if the temperature is from -11.2 up to -0.4° F; 6-9 months if the temperature is from 6.8 up to 17.6° F; a month if it is 17.6 - 23° F. However, in order to preserve the qualities of poultry, it is not advisable to keep it in a freezer for more than one month. One more important thing: to defrost your chicken, you should put it in the fridge for one night. Please, never refreeze defrosted meat!

To expand the shelf life of a chicken, always buy it fresh.

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