From the Manufacturer
| Cuisinart is about to change the way you cook some of your favorite items. Once you vertically rotisserie your first chicken, you’ll never go back. The juices get locked in and the fat drains off, leaving you with a tastier, healthier meal. Designed to efficiently cook and evenly brown everything from roasts to vegetables to shish kebabs, this rotisserie is a countertop cooker you are going to love. |
To keep the temperature consistent, a removable chrome insert reflects heat as the rotisserie turns, and a 3-hour countdown timer with auto-shutoff ensures perfect timing. Cuisinart includes helpful accessories as well as a recipe book with a number of delicious options to help get you started.
Easy-to-Use Control Panel
| The benefits of the CVR-1000 vertical rotisserie start with its handy control panel, which lets you get started without having to stress about it. The panel’s features include: |
Features & Accessories
Bringing the Good Life Home
Cuisinart products are designed to make life delicious all day long. Specialty items, like the CVR-1000 vertical rotisserie, offer today’s consumers a variety of menu options, and fun and easy new ways to entertain family and friends.
Cuisinart first came into home kitchens over 30 years ago when it introduced the now legendary food processor. People discovered that routines could be broken and creative cooking quickly became part of the new lifestyle. Preparing fresh ingredients with products that offered easy and interesting new techniques meant healthier meals and more free time.
Today Cuisinart develops products to make every meal memorable. From breakfast toast and coffee to elegant five-course dinners, the preparation and cooking have become a pleasurable part of the total experience. Today’s relaxed lifestyles and the convenience of Cuisinart products make it easier than ever to Savor the Good Life, right at home with family and friends. END
Top Customer Reviews
Enter the Cuisinart CVR-1000. Everything that was wrong about the Ronco was right about this one. The vertical spit, the spacious interior cooking space, the ability to choose different temperature settings, even the clean lines and stainless exterior. The cooking process couldn't be much easier and more convenient. Because it's a vertical spit, you just truss the legs together (or not), and slide the cavity of the bird down over the central support. That's it. No sharp metal spikes to drive through the bird, no trying to properly orient the weight of it all, no trying to match the ends of the spikes to metal sockets on another round disk. The support sits in the round drip tray (looks like a small cake pan), and both come out of the oven easily. So you can set everything up on the counter, slip it right into the oven, turn it on and an hour later you have a wonderfully cooked bird.
Cleaning is a cinch. There's a polished heat reflector behind the heating elements that just slides right out. The drip tray catches all the juices, so what's left is just a quick and easy wipe-down on the glass door and interior walls.
The oven sports an interior light, which is really more novelty than tool, but it's nice to be able to see a little more clearly how dark the skin may be getting.
I try to avoid superlatives in reviews, but with products like this one, it's okay to fail sometimes. This is the best rotisserie I've owned. Performance and aesthetic appeal matched with wonderful ease of use and convenience. I do highly recommend brining your birds before cooking. While rotisserie chickens are often juicy and flavorful without, you can end up with some absolutely amazing results with. A delicious maple brine we use consists of 2 quarts water, 1 cup dark brown sugar, 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup real maple syrup, 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sea salt, 5 whole cloves garlic (peeled), 4 whole bay leaves, 2 large sprigs of thyme, 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns. Mix it together, bring it to a boil and cook it until all the sugars are dissolved. Let it cool to room temperature before adding the bird. Refrigerate both together (bird fully submerged -- this is enough brine for one 4-4.5 pound chicken) for between 5.5 to 6 hours, then toss it in the rotisserie according to the included instructions (about an hour + 5 minutes for that sized bird). What you'll have at the end is a subtly flavored smoky sweet very juicy and flavorful bird, superior to anything you might find at typical groceries or rotisserie fast food places.
Love this machine, and will highly recommend it to friends and family.
We buy pastured chicken from a farmer, so I can't buy the same quality of pre-made rotisserie chicken in my grocery store, but personally, if I ate conventionally raised chicken, I think I'd skip this product and buy my rotisserie chicken at the market. This cooks it faster than my stove, but I lose any time I save by having to brine and truss it up. And that brings me to my final point--I'm not convinced this makes a bird significantly better than my oven, especially if I brine the bird and flip it over during roasting (as in Joy of Cooking, start out breast down, use a wooden spoon in the cavity to turn it over after 45 minutes). I haven't used the skewers yet and I think that will be fun, but since I haven't cooked food on skewers in over a decade, that alone doesn't justify an expensive and large purchase to me.
So bottom line is, this rotisserie does what it's supposed to. It looks nice. It isn't hard to clean. You have to weigh whether you'll plan to eat enough rotisserie food to justify this purchase and the space it will take up.