Sunday, September 23, 2012

Rotisserie Cooking

During the month of July we were asked to promote the  Ronco 5500 Rotisserie Oven . We make it a habit of not promoting a product we haven't tried and before too long I had rotisserie delivered to my home.   We missed the whole promotional period which was in July.  Ronco gave away a rotisserie for each day in July.  I certainly didn't expect to receive anything from them but was eager to try it out when I did.   I was planning a weekend at the cottage and decided that would be a great place to have some  time to give it a whirl.   

It's looking like a pretty cloudy weekend and calling for rain so I doubt there'll be much outdoor activity going on this weekend.  I was right.

We settled in, took everything out of the box and sat down to watch the instructional DVD that came with it.  I'd seen the rotisserie advertised on T.V. several times but really didn't realize how versatile it could be or that it was designed for its ease of operation and healthier eating cooking style.  I really didn't think it would be that easy.  

I took 2 raw chickens, gave them both an ample amount of seasoning, put them on the rotisserie spit.  I put some tin foil on the catch pan but not on the pan that goes above it.  There's also a warning not to use sprays in the oven.  Fit it into the oven and turn it on for 15 minutes a pound.  It has what's called a perfect preset temperature with a precision rotating speed that makes sure that the cooking is even.  It juices itself and gets rid of fat.  What I appreciate is that it uses only 1/3 the power of a regular stove.

After approximately 1 1/4 hours we had gorgeous looking chicken with the skin perfectly browned and the inside properly cooked and very moist.  The manufacturer recommends that you check the internal temperature with a thermometer.

Yes the chicken was delicious.  The next trip to the cottage we'll try a roast or some fish or maybe even some spare ribs.  There's a wealth of possibilities.  There are other accessories you'd need and can purchase them off the Ronco website.

The Ronco Rotisserie oven is fantastic for the cottage.  Do I want it in my condo?  I'd love it but space is an issue.  If you have easy storage for a large counter top oven, you'd use it and probably often.  Clean up should be really soon after cooking.  We cleaned it right away and found it reasonably quick.  
I'm looking forward to putting a roast in the oven and experimenting with different rubs and marinades.  



That Girl said...

My dad had a rotisserie, one of these days I should steal it and cook with it!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Love a dish that practically cooks itself.

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