BUYER BEWARE, this item is no longer manufactured!
9 April 2014
Summary: We contacted Cuisinart and were told that they no longer make this item. They have no parts on hand and will not service it! Don't buy this! I have enjoyed using this machine for three years. It is a tad bit small for some of my larger chickens (6 pounds.) However it has even heat and is very easy to clean up. In retrospect I would have preferred to have a horizontal rotisserie to better catch the drippings.
Summary: I am usually the person who posts glowing reviews. So this is going to be very uncharacteristic, but so necessary after seeing so many GOOD reviews of this thing! What is wrong here?! This is a very impressively shiny Rotisserie, but there is a fundamental flaw. It cooks meat vertically. I know, I get it - it's a...
Summary: So, having read many reviews I purchased two. One for me and one for best friend. She did not want it, despite being on Atkins. Too big for her counter she says, with Amazon the return was truly painless. Mine, is just as big; However, I have space for it. Too bad for her. The 4.5-5lb chickens are absolutely scrumptious with Walkers Wood Jamaican jerk seasoning and honey for the last few minutes of roasting.
Summary: The ease of using and cleaning this machine has made me very happy. Its as good as my Showtime rotisserie from the 90's without the hassle of cleaning. I use it about 4 or five times per month and am happy every time. Made Gyro meat two nights ago, made chicken tonight, and probably a tri-tip or hamburgers tomorrow... good purchase!!!
Summary: I bought mine several months back and have been putting it to great use. I have been very pleased with the performance. However, a few weeks ago I noticed that paint was flaking off of the bottom of the inside of the oven. On closer inspection I saw that the wheels on the round rotating tray support rack had rubbed the gray paint off. The paint was also rubbing off of the bottom of the drip tray where the wheels make contact with that.
Summary: We have used this Rotisserie multiple times now. It is nice to have your own Rotisserie and be able to roast what you would like, how you like. Positives: -Can rotisserie pretty large chicken - I have we have done up to 7 or 8 lbs. Smaller is better but it can still handle the somewhat larger chickens. -Various Parts of the Machine come out and can be easily thrown in the dishwasher (including the rack thingy that you put the chicken on, etc.
Summary: Used my new rotisserie for the first time tonight, and I am so impressed. I made a 4.45 lb chicken in it, and it was every bit as delicious and juicy as picking up a rotisserie at your local restaurant. Very tasty, and what surprised me most was the speed. It would have taken me an hour and a half to two hours to bake a whole chicken in my oven, but this bird took only an hour.
Summary: The first thing I made was a chicken. I followed the directions and brined the chicken first. I also stuffed some fresh herbs in the cavity and brushed the skin with melted butter. It turned out perfect. The skin was golden brown, the chicken was moist and tender. Next I tried a pork loin roast. Brined that also then put a dry rub on before cooking. We all agreed we never had pork that was so moist, juicy and flavorful.
Summary: We cook a lot and have almost every kitchen gadget there is, but we didn't have a rotisserie oven. I did the research and based my decision to go with a Cuisinart because of the very good reviews. I've had it now for about 2 months and I'm very pleased with the functionality of the machine. My first chicken was a tad bit burnt but that was my fault because I didn't have it completely straight.