The 9 Best Rotisserie Ovens For Home (REVIEWED 2021)

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Last Updated on October 6, 2021

Rotisserie ovens are one of the best ways to cook food, resulting in delicious, moist meat every single time. They’re one of the most popular ways to cook chicken especially, giving you moist and flavorful chicken breast (which otherwise many people find difficult to achieve) with consistency.

Rotisserie ovens though are a weird appliance to shop for; true dedicated rotisserie ovens are rare, and a lot of the multi-use models that exist skimp on factors or have severe drawbacks of some kind or another, and can be hard to look for when shopping online.

That’s why this list exists; it curates a number of my favorites so you don’t need to search around for them, and it gives you a quick idea of what good criteria are for looking into a rotisserie oven.

Jim Bob
A long-time contributor to GrillBabyGrill. Jim has had a lifelong relationship with the art of grilling, passed on from his father and grandfather to him.
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How Do I Choose a Rotisserie Oven?

Choosing out a new rotisserie oven comes down to a few simple factors at its most basic level: size and price. Materials and power (or how evenly it cooks) are also important, but what is going to be most relevant for the majority of good rotisserie ovens is how well it performs at doing things that aren’t cooking food on the rotisserie itself.

A lot of rotisserie ovens are a mere facet of some other multipurpose device; be it an air fryer, toaster oven, roaster oven or some other kind of all in one kitchen device.

Size

When choosing a rotisserie the most important factor is it size; you want one at least big enough to cook a whole chicken, somewhere in the 15 QT range. Anything over that gets into the larger, usually dedicated rotisserie models which are great to have if you want to rotisserie a whole 15 lb turkey or something. But if you prefer deep frying you can use turkey fryer instead.

These huge rotisseries are great, though do come with two drawbacks: price and counter space.

Larger rotisserie ovens take up a lot of counter space, and can be difficult to fit into some kitchens. Speaking from personal experience, sometimes you only have about a foot and a half between your upper cabinets and countertop, especially in apartments and mobile homes (converted or otherwise). This can make them annoying to fit onto a counter just in terms of height, much less in terms of width.

That brings us into our second major criteria:

Price

When looking for a rotisserie, you should expect to pay at minimum $150, and on average $200 or more. The bigger your rotisserie, as mentioned above, the more expensive it gets.

That’s without even taking into account extra features that might drive the price up as well.

Power

There are a few different kinds of rotisserie oven, but the most common trend toward being convection ovens, similar to  your wall kitchen range, but with a small fan to circulate the heated air and get an even cook going for the entire time.

You’re looking for something in the 1600 W range or more to get a good cook on these large, dense meats.

Other than convection ovens, some use infrared technology to heat the meat directly instead of the air, or use the same technology as an air fryer, the latter of which is pretty common too.

Extra Features

There are a wide variety of extra features to look for in a rotisserie oven.

Many double as toaster ovens, giving you solid baking capability; some even better for certain functions than an actual oven. High end toaster ovens are great for making pizzas (frozen or otherwise) and some make excellent baking chambers for small batches of cookies or cupcakes, giving you more control over the conditions and ensuring more even heating than some lower end ovens.

Air fryer capabilities are also incredibly common among these kinds of rotisserie ovens, giving you excellent, relatively healthy frying ability; air fryers produce tasty, moist, but way less greasy and fatty fried foods, and are excellent for the likes of chicken and French fries.

As a final note, it’s always good to look for a rotisserie that is easy to control with clearly labeled presets and knobs, or that has nice unique features like automatic shutoff or a better than average warranty.

These extras are just that though: extras. Anything that drives the price up out of your budget should be avoided, as should multipurpose rotisserie ovens that skimp on the rotisserie accessories part of it, providing subpar skewers or uneven cooking.

Our Top Choice

  • Elegant, easy to use, non-stick surface.
  • Cooks immediately and quickly.
  • Energy efficient, cooks with 1/3 less electricity.
  • Great value for your money.
The Process

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Ronco 4000 Series Rotisserie

Ronco 4000 Series Rotisserie

BEST CHOICE

  • Perfect size for a family of 4-6.
  • Automatic shut-off.
  • Easy to operate and clean up.
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Best Choice Products Air Fryer Countertop Oven

Best Choice Products Air Fryer Countertop Oven

RUNNER UP

  • Very versatile airfryer.
  • Great people who are health conscious.
  • Huge capacity.
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    Ronco ST5000PLGEN Showtime Rotisserie

    Ronco ST5000PLGEN Showtime Rotisserie

    VALUE CHOICE

    • Great size and easy to use.
    • Set It and Forget It.
    • Heating element is incredible.
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    Top 9 Best Rotisserie and Roaster Ovens of 2021

    1. Ronco 4000 Series Rotisserie

    Why you’ll love this:

    This absolutely massive rotisserie oven is perfect for anyone that wants to rotisserie truly huge foods; it’s capable of rotisserie grilling an entire 15 lb turkey, 2 whole chickens, 4 or more Cornish hens, or any similar arrangement of foods; all without any issue.

    The dimensions are obviously massive, taking up 14.8” x 17.2” x 13” of counter space, making it significantly longer and deeper than it is tall. This gives it a huge footprint, but leaves it short enough to work on any average countertop.

    While not a multifunction model, its excellent performance as a rotisserie is enough to recommend it for a dedicated rotisserie lover. It has a great temperature control and automatic timer settings for pretty much anything.

    The sticking point here is really the price; it’s about double the price of our winner, for what is admittedly double the size. That is way too huge of a price to recommend for any who aren’t planning to rotisserie huge batches of food regularly; once a month at least.

    What We Liked

    • Enormous interior dimensions; easily cooks huge turkeys or multiple chickens.
    • Easy to use.
    • Automatic timer.
    • Low height makes it easy to fit under cabinets.

    What We Didn’t Like

    • The huge size and performance comes with an equally huge price tag.

    2.  RAPICCA 14 Inches BBQ Oven Gloves

    Why you’ll love this:

    While primarily an air fryer, this machine from Best Choice Products really does it all. It’s a 10 in 1 device that acts as an air fryer, rotisserie oven, toaster, oven, dehydrator, and more!

    It’s quite large and bulky, sitting at 15.5 inches high, with a more reasonable 13 inch width and 14.5 inch length. This could make it difficult to fit on some peoples’ countertops, if they have more compact construction or longer than average cabinets.

    But if you can fit it, it’s quite an excellent little cooker. It can only spit one thing at a time for rotisserie, but the immense versatility and cooking power of this air fryer more than makes up for that deficit, cooking whatever you want quickly and evenly, with little fuss.

    It’s a bit pricey, but for what you get it’s more than fair. It can cook large  foods, small foods, and has settings for just about everything, making it one of the most versatile home appliances I’ve seen.

    As a bonus it’s incredibly easy to use, with an easy to read and control digital display which has presets and other settings easily viewable with the press of a button. It might take a bit of getting used to what each of the icons means, but once you have it down you can cook any food you please with the simple touch of a button.

    What We Liked

    • Easy to use.
    • Extraordinarily versatile.
    • Cooks things healthily and easily.
    • Even heating.
    • Huge interior dimensions.

    What We Didn’t Like

    • Has an inconveniently large height.

    3. Ronco ST5000PLGEN Showtime Rotisserie

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    Why you’ll love this:

    This is a good, simple rotisserie. It’s preset to the perfect temperature for rotisserie cooking pretty much anything, so all you need to do is set the temperature (15 minutes per pound for chicken, though this may vary for certain other meats) and let it go until it’s done.

    The size is great, sitting at only 13 inches tall, but boasting a solid roughly 20 inches of width and 16 inches of length. This makes it easy to sit on any standard countertop or store away under the counter when not in use due to its compact size, but it’s still large enough to fit anything you’d expect a rotisserie to.

    It’s a horizontal model, which can be fiddly, but once you get used to it it’s probably the better of the 2 configurations.The price isn’t bad, though sits unfortunately a bit higher thanI’d expect for a model that only allows for one item to be cooked at a time. Still, given the size of the rotisserie itself, it can cook just about anything you want it to.

    What We Liked

    • Good horizontal configuration.
    • Great size.
    • Easy to use.

    What We Didn’t Like

    • Only allows for convenient cooking of one item at a time, though multiple small items can be cooked with some effort.
    • Extremely expensive.

    4. Maxi-Matic Countertop Toaster Oven with Rotisserie

    Why you’ll love this:

    This is a great, relatively cheap roaster oven. It has slim exterior dimensions (11” H x  17” L x 14.5” W) while still giving you plenty of interior space (8.5” H x 12” L x 13” W). It can easily hold a whole chicken and rotisserie it well.

    It should be noted that this is not a dedicated rotisserie oven, but a toaster oven with rotisserie capabilities. This makes it in many ways significantly more versatile than an actual rotisserie oven, though does impact its capabilities in that arena a little bit. The rotisserie spit is a little small to cook multiple items, or even one smaller one.

    The toaster oven itself is quite good, with a good temperature range (150 degrees Fahrenheit to 450 degrees Fahrenheit) and a built in timer. The temperature can be either controlled on a complete gradient like a real oven, or set to one of a few presets (broil, rotisserie, toast, and bake functions) for easy cooking.

    As these things go it’s really quite good, and a great buy if you find yourself only wanting to rotisserie something once in a blue moon; it’s hard to justify buying an appliance that does something very specific like that if you don’t use it at least once a week.

    What We Liked

    • Very reasonable price.
    • Good presets.
    • Solid temperature range.
    • Versatile functionality.
    • Built in timer.

    What We Didn’t Like

    • Rotisserie spit is a bit fiddly and small; can only cook one thing at a time.

    5. Cuisinart TOB-200 Rotisserie Convection Toaster Oven

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    Why you’ll love it:

    Another interesting toaster oven combo, this time with an enormously spacious interior (19” x 15” x 12”).

    It’s great for cooking roasts, with a digital temperature readout attached to an easy to turn controller knob that gives you a full range of temperatures to work with.

    It also comes with a number of great preset functions for toasting (toast and bagels), cooking (warm, bake, broil, roast, and a pizza setting), rotisserie presets (chicken, duck, other meats, and a custom setting), a reheating function for leftovers, and a defrost function.

    As a convection oven it also has even heating throughout the interior, properly cooking any food you put into it without leaving any cold spots like some toaster ovens might.

    The rotisserie function is the only stumble. It works fine, but given how huge the interior of this toaster oven is, it could fit one of the rotisserie spits that allows for the cooking of multiple things at once, but is instead content to just provide a spit for a single chicken or whatever you want to cook.

    What we liked

    • Excellent digital temperature readout.
    • Lots of good presets.
    • Even convection heating.
    • Great interior size.

    What we didn’t like

    • Rotisserie spit only has room for one item.

    6. Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer Rotisserie Oven

    PRO SERIES 22

    Why you’ll love it:

    This is another versatile option, which doubles as an air fryer as well as a rotisserie oven. It has 12 great cooking functions: toast, reheat, broil, bagel, dehydrate, air fry, bake, rotisserie, roast, broil, bagel, and pizza.

    This gives you unmatched versatility, with this toaster oven acting as an all in one kitchen device that can be used almost as your primary cooking machine; it works for any major cooking task you could name, short of boiling or sautéing.

    It does all this while maintaining a reasonable size, with dimensions of 22” x 17” x 12.7”, making it short enough to fit under pretty much any countertop.

    The dimensions do make it a little snug when you’re trying to rotisserie something like a whole chicken, so you need to be careful that it’s not too big; it’s easy to get a chicken that’s too wide and won’t turn properly.

    Still, that’s nothing that can’t be fixed with a little prep (like partially deboning the chicken and tying it up properly). A bigger sticking point might be the price, which rivals our winner. While I think this is definitely a more versatile cooker, our winner is certainly a much better rotisserie in every way that matters, which might rankle if you’re buying this just to be a good rotisserie oven.

    If not though, don’t miss out on this excellent air fryer from Emerils.

    What we liked

    • Extremely versatile, with 12 cooking options.
    • Huge interior capacity.
    • Low ceiling makes it easy to fit on any countertop.
    • Extremely good temperature control and even heating.

    What we didn’t like

    • Fairly pricey.
    • A bit snug.

    7. GoWISE USA 15-in-1 Electric Air Fryer Oven w/ Rotisserie

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    Why you’ll love it:

    This is a great compact, relatively cheap multifunction model. It takes up a minimum of space on your countertop with a nicely contained, almost perfectly square frame. It sits at 11.5” x 12” x 14”, giving it a nice, small footprint for those with heavy space constraints.

    The interior dimensions of course suffer for this; it only boasts a 12.7 QT capacity inside; enough for a small chicken or a couple of Cornish hens, but nothing significantly larger. If you’re looking for something that can rotisserie a turkey for Thanksgiving, look elsewhere on this list.

    Still, it works for what it is, and the price definitely takes the sting out of it; this one comes in at about $50 cheaper than the average for these kinds of multifunction air fryers and rotisseries.

    The machine is easy to use, with 15 presets for just about anything you’d want, and a manual function for setting the temperature to any weird in between options. I’m not a fan of the way this thing is controlled, with a pseudo menu made up of nothing but labeled lights; I always find these tedious to navigate. Still, that’s one of the prices you pay to drive the price down.

    What we liked

    • Great compact size.
    • Good power and versatility.
    • Relatively inexpensive.
    • Large number of presets.
    • Easy to use.

    What we didn’t like

    • Small interior makes it impossible to cook especially large foods, like full sized pizzas, or turkeys.

    8. Somark Infrared Convection Rotisseries Ovenves

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    Why you’ll love it:

    This is an interesting oven. It works primarily as an infrared convection oven, which provides excellent even heating. Infrared heating coils work by heating the target itself, not the air around it, which ensures even and consistent heating for the entire cooking time.

    This makes this rotisserie, in terms of pure cooking efficiency, one of the best out there. It also has a massive interior; a full 26 L capacity, which lets it cook even massive turkeys with ease. Which is why it’s so weird that this only comes with a rotisserie spit that cooks a single thing at once, not one that can support multiple items at once.

    The controls are thorough and useful, but a bit overwhelming at first glance.

    My favorite feature of this one though is the lower chamber; it concentrates a lot of heat in a small area, allowing for very fast baking of things like 12” pizzas, cookies, toast and other delicious baked goods. It’s almost worth getting this for that feature alone.

    That is, if you can stomach the price; it’s about the same as our winner, but is decidedly less impressive as a rotisserie in terms of how much it can cook at once. 

    What we liked

    • Huge 26 L interior.
    • Excellent infrared heating capability.
    • Fast and even cooking.
    • Very useful lower chamber for quick baking.

    What we didn’t like

    • Only has a single rotisserie spit.
    • A bit pricey.

    9. Air Fryer Oven Aobosi Air Oven Toaster

    Memphis Elite

    Why you’ll love it:

    This is an interesting one. It’s another multi use model, this time a 6 in 1 oven. It can be used as an air fryer, convection oven, or rotisserie, and can broil, bake, toast, fry, and a whole host of other things.

    It’s quite a good model, with enormous interior dimensions (22 L or 23 QT total capacity, 12.8” x 12.8” x 8.8”) so you can comfortably cook just about anything there is to cook. For example you can use a boiling pan to broil meat on the top tray while cooking another set of meats on the lower compartment.

    The main issue with this oven lies in its massive size. It sits at 16” x 5.4” x 15.5” (L x W x H), which is a whole lot of countertop real estate to take up for one device. Mind you, it does replace quite a few other single use appliances, so it’s worth it, but it’s something that needs mentioning in case you have some severe space constraints to worry about.

    The price is fairly high, but actually very reasonable for what this is. Even aside the raw dimensions and multitude of functions, it has excellent power output (1700 W) and a full temperature range (150 degrees Fahrenheit to 450 degrees Fahrenheit). There are also some quite nice quality of life features to round things out, like its auto shutoff; when you open the door the heat cuts off, and only restarts once it closes again.

    What we liked

    • Excellent performance.
    • Fair price for the value.
    • Excellent interior dimensions.
    • Good quality materials.
    • Easy to use and control.

    What we didn’t like

    • Enormous exterior dimensions take up a lot of counter space.

    What we liked

    • Resistant to heat and cuts.
    • Highly flexible to give you full movement.
    • Made from silicone, cotton and fabric for added protection.

    What we didn’t like

    • May be too large for some hands.
    • Feels cheaper than other pairs.

    FINAL VERDICT

    Depending on what your budget is, I would be comfortable recommending any one of these rotisserie ovens. The Ronco 4000 Series is still by far my favorite one on this list, but there are some strong contenders. The Maxi-Matic and GoWISE models make excellent budget options, while the Samark and Ronco Showtime make great high performance (but equally high price) offerings.

    All of the others are good as well, as I’ve mentioned in their respective entries, each offering their unique upsides and downsides. Simply take note of your budget and needs, and choose whichever fits that best!