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Cut fat and carbs naturally and easily!
Polished platinum silver color exterior
Rotisserie spit and food ties
Non-stick carving platform
Popeil Showtime ST5000 Electric Rotisserie is perfect for one or two people, large families, entertaining and holiday cooking. Now you can cook like a professional chef and make awesome, low-fat meals easily in your own home! 110-120 Volts AC with USA plug
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this product so much that I also bought one for my daughter. Unfortunately, mine stopped working after about nine months. No matter how small the chicken, the spit would not hold it. I suspect that I never should have cleaned it in my dishwashwer. When I called Ronco in Texas to ask for a replacement spit they told me that I'd be placed on 'back order.' The customer service rep didn't even bother to take my phone number. I found this to be very disappointing. My daughter's oven works perfectly. So, I have mixed emotions about this product. I really loved my rotisserie chickens and I missed not being able to cook my roasts with less fat. Nevertheless, Ronco did not help me when I tried to replace the spit. Instead, they sent me a part that had nothing to do with why a three pound chuicken kept falling. And, I paid twenty dollars for that useless item, to boot.
After reading some of the reviews that came before our purchase, I hesitated to purchase this rotisserie, but as it turned out, we have not found one fault with this appliance. It works simply and the video that comes with it explains in easy detail how to use it to its greatest advantage. The meat comes out perfectly crunchy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. We've made pork and chicken and a boneless prime rib, and all came out perfect as long as we carefully monitored their internal temp with an instant-read thermometer. As for cleanup, I've found it nearly effortless. I line the bottom part of the drip tray with foil as recommended, but almost every other part of the inside of this oven has an excellent nonstick coating and wipes clean. The top part of the drip tray can use a good soak, but wipes clean afterward. The only part that needs an extra cleanup once in a while is the reflective panel at the back, but most of the drippings burn off to almost nothing...
I've seen Ronco infomercials and have always been somewhat dubious about their claims, but this rotisserie does what it claims to do. It is a marvel of engineering simplicity and cleverly designed to perform with hopefully minimal complications. I opted for the digital control model because I think in the long run the digital controls should provide longer service. The 5000 also has some nice features, such as the rotation without heat feature. The unit also breaks down nicely for cleaning.
There are concerns though. The 5000 is billed as their standard size rotisserie. It is very cramped, a chicken (about 5 lbs) with proper trussing fits reasonably well, but I would have concerns about trying to squeeze two birds in, as is advertised. Along these lines, the sales material touts the 5000 as being able to accommodate a turkey of up to 15 lbs. That is simply not true - a 12 lb turkey is all that will fit, and it is quite a squeeze at that. It took quite a bit effort...
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