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Sep 26, 2001 10:13 AM


  • m

OK, a shameful family secret. My surly chowteen son and I bond over infomercials. And especially the one for the Showtime Rotisserie Barbque from Ron Popiel (Sp?). Is anyone actually willing to admit they bought one of these? Does it work as advertised? Inquiring minds want to know.

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  1. Mike, enter "rotisserie" into the Search Chowhound function on the home page and you'll see a recent discussion on this particular product on the Not About Food board. BTW, it seems to have its fans.

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    1. re: Greg Spence

      Thanks, found it.

    2. If you are unaccustomed to rotisserie chicken, it will be a revelation. Whether a grill rote or a self-contained, the chicken will be jucier. There is something about that continuous basting.

      1. My husband bought me one for Christmas a couple years ago, because after we moved to New Orleans we couldn't find rotisserie chicken anywhere. (Now it's showing up in quite a few places including quite decent ones at Sam's Club.) Anyway, the chickens do come out quite tasty, especially if I brine them first. A friend tells me she attempted to roast a 16-lb turkey in hers, and don't believe the commercials, she says, it didn't work, and broke the roaster. But for one one or two chickens, it works fine.

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        1. re: Sarah C

          Sarah, thanks for the info. I may buy one just to satisfy my, and my son's, curiosity. Two of the other infomercials we always watch are for the T-Fal and Air Core cookware. Anyone have any first hand knowledge of those products? I think I just realized I probably need a 12 Step Program for my Infomercial problem. :-)

          1. re: Mike Kilgore

            T-fal frying pan: too thin for serious use and dented when I dropped it.