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Old 03-26-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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Rotisserie cooker

Who owns one?What brand?How well does it work.Is clean up easy?

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Old 03-26-2007, 02:53 PM   #2
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You already know I own one. Mine is a Showtime. I just toss everything in the dishwasher. No, some parts won't be shiny and new looking after a couple of uses but cleanup is a breeze! Sometimes I feel the need to soak some parts for a bit but that's not an issue either.

The newer ones I think come with a temperature setting - mine does not. That's the only thing I would want different but it's really not too big a deal the way it is.
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:59 PM   #3
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We have a Showtime, too. We love it! Cleanup is easy - and I don't even have a dishwasher...
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:04 PM   #4
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What is the difference using the cooker rather than an oven Im guessing it can make the skin more crisp which is what I would want.
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:08 PM   #5
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Callie I dont have a dishwasher either I am the dishwasher. My other dish washer HB seems to have broken down and I have not been able to repair him.
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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What is the difference using the cooker rather than an oven Im guessing it can make the skin more crisp which is what I would want.
With the rotisserie the "whatever" you are cooking keeps rotating, thus keeping in most of the juices and develops a crust, per se, on all sides.
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:32 PM   #7
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Another extremely happy owner of good old Ron Popeil's "Showtime" rotisserie. Cooks everything beautifully - chicken, turkey parts, fish, duck - & is easy to clean as well. I particularly love the way duck turns out.

While I'm perfectly happy with my small original model (which I've had for years now), I understand that they've recently come out with a much larger version that can do a whole 15# turkey.
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Old 03-26-2007, 05:27 PM   #8
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I own the George Jr. Rotisserie.

The thing that I like to roast the most in it is a whole chicken. And boy, does it taste good!!

I like to use dry rub on it and some lemon juice. When done, it looks and tastes better than the ones already cooked in the supermarkets.
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:43 PM   #9
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Callie I dont have a dishwasher either I am the dishwasher. My other dish washer HB seems to have broken down and I have not been able to repair him.
I hear you! I AM the dishwasher, too . mr. callie conveniently says I "do a much better job washing" than he does I really don't mind, though.
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:23 PM   #10
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Popular brand! I own a Showtime too! I inherited it from my Mom who likes to buy all these gadgets, doesn't have the room to store them & then only uses it once in a while. Good for me though cuz guess who gets 'em!

I love the way the rotissiere cooks. As kitchenelf stated, it gives the outside a really nice crust while sealing in the juices. I need to broaden my horizons on what I cook in it though. I've pretty much stuck to pork loin cuz I love the crust it creates. It's a really good investment, just make sure you have the room to store it.
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