Thursday, November 25, 2010

This rotisserie doesn't spin

Rotisserie cooking has become a commonplace occurrence. It can be done at home in the kitchen or the backyard, thanks to a wide assortment of appliances. For those who prefer to have their meal cooked for them, quality rotisserie is available from many restaurants and even some food trucks. Supermarkets are also in on the act, with many of them supplying customers with hot cooked whole chickens ready to plucked up and placed in the grocery cart. While there is no lack of options when it comes to rotisserie, most follow one basic method: rotate the food around a heat source.

Not satisfied with the status quo, the Kalorik DGR 31031 S.S Rotisserie instead opts to rotate the heat around the food. The 1,420-watt countertop appliance measures 15.4 inches by 16.1 inches by 16.5 inches and appears similar to other models of the same ilk. However, with four heating elements the Kalorik model has some distinct differences. In addition to the unique method of heating in a circular pattern, the rotisserie has an emerging feature that many other methods simply cannot provide in the fact that the center spit also acts as a heating element which can be turned on and off.

The lack of moving parts makes for an interesting kitchen gadget and has some obvious benefits, reduced wear and tear being most notable. Considering rotisserie cooking's time-tested popularity, as well as its versatility, having a countertop unit at the ready can only be regarded as a good thing--no matter how you spin it.

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