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Cuisinart CVR-1000 Vertical Countertop Rotisserie with Touchpad Controls

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  • Vertical countertop rotisserie in brushed stainless steel with 8-pound food capacity
  • Touchpad controls and LCD readout; 5 preset temperature settings; nonstick interior
  • Removable chrome insert for even heating; interior light; dishwasher-safe parts
  • Includes 8-piece skewer set, roasting rack, poultry tower, multi-purpose basket, and drip tray
  • Measures approximately 16 by 15-3/5 by 17-1/2 inches; 3-year limited warranty
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Product Description

Enjoy the benefits of an electric roaster without losing valuable counter space thanks to this unique, vertically designed rotisserie. One of the fastest, most efficient ways to prepare meat, the appliance can roast up to 8 pounds at a time, basting meat in its own juices as it rotates, while draining away unwanted fat and grease into a removable drip tray for healthier results. The unit provides simple touchpad controls with an LCD readout and five preset temperature settings: 325, 350, 400, 425, and 450 degrees F. Cook anything from chicken, salmon, or pork roast to shish kebabs or a medley of summer vegetables with the included accessories, which include an eight-piece skewer set, a roasting rack, a poultry tower, and a multi-purpose basket. Not sure where to start? A recipe book comes included with easy-to-follow dinner ideas. Other highlights include a removable chrome insert that reflects heat as the rotisserie turns to keep the temperature consistent, a three-hour countdown timer with automatic shut-off, a generous door handle, a viewing window, an interior light with an on/off switch, a nonstick interior, and dishwasher-safe parts for quick cleanup. Beautifully housed in brushed stainless steel, the countertop rotisserie measures approximately 16 by 15-3/5 by 17-1/2 inches and carries a three-year limited warranty.

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:
  • Start/Stop Button: Press to turn rotisseries On and press and hold for 2 seconds to power Off. Press the Start/Stop to pause the countdown timer. Both heater and motor will turn off, and the remaining time will flash in the LCD display. To resume cooking at the temperature selected and continue countdown, press Start/Stop button again. If the button is not pushed within 30 minutes, selected settings will be cancelled and the timer will display 0:00. A convenient "memory" feature allows the unit to automatically resume cooking at the time and temperature selected if the power is interrupted for 30 seconds or less. To turn off the oven anytime during the cooking cycle, press and hold Stop button for two seconds. The heating element and motor will turn off. When cooking time has elapsed, five short beeps will sound when the rotisserie turns off.
  • Interior Light Button: Press this button to turn on light to view food while cooking. Light turns off automatically when rotisserie turns off.
  • Temperature Control Button: Press to select for 5 preset heat settings. Gently touch the TEMP button until the LED illuminates under your preferred setting: 325°F, 350°F, 400°F, 425°F, or 450°F.
  • Hour & Minute Button: Use this to set cooking time by gently pressing the Hour and Minute button. Hold the minute button down to scroll through the digits, or press and release to advance on digit at a time. Selected time will appear in the LCD display. You can also cook in your rotisserie without setting the timer. Simply select a temperature and the oven will automatically shut off after 4 hours. You can adjust the timed cooking cycle, or set the timers during a manual cooking cycle.
  • LCD Time Display: Displays 3-hour countdown timer. NOTE: Rotisserie shuts off automatically when timer reaches 0:00.

Features & Accessories

  • Versatile Rotisserie Accessories: All accessories are dishwasher safe, and include:
    • Vertical Poultry Tower: A healthy way to roast a whole chicken
    • Skewer Set: Perfect for shish kebabs
    • Multi Purpose Basket: Holds fish and vegetables firmly as they cook
    • Roasting Rack: Keeps roasts moist and tender as they cook
    • Rotating Tray Support Rack: Supports the drip tray and cooking accessories. Rotates to ensure food cooks evenly
    • Nonstick Drip Tray: Catches fat for healthier cooking and easy cleanup

  • Interior Light: Allows you to view food as it cooks

  • Chrome Insert: Reflects heat for more even cooking; remove to make interior of rotisserie easy to clean

  • Vented Top: Automatically releases heat and steam

  • Heating Element: Located on the back wall of interior

  • Door Handle: Stays cool to the touch

  • Wide Base with Nonslip Feet: Keeps rotisserie balanced and securely in place

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

Product Information

Product Dimensions 16 x 15.6 x 17.5 inches
Item Weight 9 pounds
Shipping Weight 20.4 pounds
Department Home
Manufacturer Cuisinart
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Item model number CVR-1000
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 191 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #212,176 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#109 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Ovens & Toasters > Rotisseries & Roasters
Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2001

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Our first rotisserie was an older compact Ronco with a cylindrical cooking chamber and a horizontal spit, a nice enough product that delivered fine results -- but it was a hassle. The chicken had to be very carefully and tightly trussed, because of the side-to-side orientation of the spit. The quad spikes that made up the spit had to be very carefully centered on the bird, so that the relatively weak motor wouldn't hang up as it tried to lift the heavier side, a process complicated by moving bird parts if the chicken wasn't perfectly trussed. Anything more than a 3.5-4 pound bird ran the risk of brushing up against the drip tray on every rotation, and in general, we found the whole process to be more trouble than it was worth. We just didn't use it very often.

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.
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I bought this rotisserie after trying the roast beef and chicken at a friend's house. He raved about the ease of cooking and cleanup. I ordered it and, now, I don't know how we did without this for soooo long. My husband never liked chicken, and now requests it at least once a week. All I do is rinse and pat dry a whole 3-4 pound chicken, roll in EVOO and poultry seasoning and plunk it on the chicken skewers...no trussing, no tying. The skewers hold the wings and you can tuck the legs into the openings on the base. One hour and 15 minutes at 400 degrees, and the most perfect, moist and tender chicken with crispy skin! Yum. Pork roast is done similarly and comes out crisp and moist. What a wonderful product. It is not too large and sits proudly on my kitchen counter. I would recommend this rotisserie to anyone who loves food but also loves the ease of cooking a simple, wonderful meal. I will give this as a wedding shower gift!!!
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This is not the Cuisinart solid construction that you knew in the 80's and 90's. It's not rickety by any means, but it falls short of the Cuisinart tradition. It cooks a good chicken, but if you want one more than 4 1/2 lbs it's hit or miss. The included cookbook doesn't even have a standard cooking chart for different foods. Just recipes that call for specific weights and rubs, etc. For the seasoned rotisserie cook this will not be a problem, but for the occasional roaster like myself you get a two hundred dollar piece of eye-candy (It does look sleek and modern) that you have to figure out the cooking times for on your own. One tip I see often recommended here is the brining and I will go along with that. I had never brined a chicken before and I WAS amazed at the results. The cookbook does have instructions for that. I just wish they'd done a guideline chart and it would have been a useful cooking tools for every level of chef.
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This gift from my husband makes a tasty rotisserie chicken, but I'm not sure if I'd buy this product on my own. It is HUGE. I like uncluttered counter tops and don't want to take up prime counter real estate for a product that we'll use maybe 3-4 times a month. It would take up too much room in my cabinets, so I have to keep it on a shelf in the pantry. OK, no big deal, but something to consider if space is an issue.

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.
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