Home turkey roaster – Review and comparison in 2021
Do you like the idea of cooking when you want a roast chicken or flavored skewers, with meat of any kind and tasty vegetables? You are probably already looking for a device that will fulfill your desire. Find out in this article how you can choose the right roaster for you, taking into account the capacity, power supply, temperature at which it can cook and other important criteria, or, if you know exactly what you want, evaluate two quality models right now.DomoClip DOM323 is an option with vertical format, powerful motor and 2.5kg capacity, suitable for home use. For restaurants, terraces, pensions, but also for those who want to be able to cook at home in large quantities, the most suitable will be Direca BSG150 , a professional model with a capacity of 35kg per protap and 70kg per grill.
Model with power supply and closed cooking space, suitable for home use, with a compact, vertical design, which allows storage and placement on the counter without taking up too much space. It works with a power of 1500W, includes a timer for setting the thermal processing time and is delivered together with skewers, central rod and grease tray.
It is a small device, intended for families of 2-3 members, less suitable for parties or situations where a large amount of food is needed, cooked quickly.
Roaster that complements the classic oven well, offering the possibility to quickly prepare meat and vegetables.
It is a professional model, with coal-based power supply, so without high electricity consumption, the energy being used only to set in motion the rod on which the meat is supported. It has a capacity of up to 35kg per protap and 70kg per grill and is made of stainless steel, resistant, being provided with wheels, for easy transport, and brakes, for stability at rest.
It generates harmful smoke and gas indoors, so it can only be used outdoors, and costs significantly more than household variants.
Suitable option for frying large amounts of meat, which can be used for whole chickens and piglets.
Protap with automatic roaster, based on electric motor, recommended for frying large pieces of meat, such as chicken, lamb or suckling piglet. It is easy to assemble, made of stainless steel, with stable and resistant legs, support capacity of 35kg and work area with a length of 1390mm, with enough space for almost any product you want to cook.
It does not include the heat source, which is usually represented by the coal embers, which you can prepare directly on the ground or in a device purchased separately.
Automatic toaster, protap type, located directly on the ground, suitable for commercial and domestic use.
In-depth reviews about the best roasters
When it comes to finding a roaster, at a good price, for home or garden, or even for commercial use, the offers in stores are rich enough to confuse you a little. If you still don’t know where to start your search, we help you with some quality products that can be a good starting point.
If you want to buy a vertical roaster, compact and easy to use at home, we suggest the DomoClip DOM323 version, a French model, designed to simplify the food cooking process. It offers a capacity of 21l, suitable for a whole chicken up to 2 – 2.5kg, and uses a power of 1500W, above average, for efficient thermal processing.
Generally, you will need about 30 to 45 minutes to fry an average chicken, between 45 and 60 minutes for pork or beef, 20 to 30 minutes for kebabs and 15 to 20 minutes for vegetables. It is delivered together with 10 skewers with a length of 23cm, the central rod for chickens and includes a timer with automatic stop.
The horizontal resistance ensures the rapid uniformity of the temperature, and the grease tray captures the liquids that leak during frying. We draw your attention to the fact that you have to close the exterior window correctly and completely for the appliance to start.
Harlem® Shashlik SHA01-HRLM
Do you want to be able to cook tasty meat and vegetables, without smoke, but with the same flavor as grilled dishes? Try the Harlem® Shashlik SHA01-HRLM with a power of 1400W and a capacity of 30 liters, specially designed to easily, quickly and healthily prepare chicken, beef, pork or lamb and tender vegetables.
It is a model of grill with toaster provided with ceramic heating element, which means a better uniformity of heat and a more efficient use of electricity. However, we draw your attention to the fact that it is a version designed especially for skewers, being devoid of the central rod, which is replaced in this case by ceramic resistance. So, you have no choice but to install a whole chicken.
You receive it together with five skewer sticks, necessary for use, and each of them is provided with a cup for collecting the fat that leaks during frying.
Are you among those passionate about kebabs, shaorma or gyros? This model of vertical electric roaster offers you everything you need to prepare them in the comfort of your own kitchen, without smoke or too much hassle. The appliance is spacious enough to cook a whole chicken and is equipped with a timer that allows you to set the cooking time for intervals of up to 60 minutes.
The design includes protective glass, which tightly closes the cooking space, and a tray for collecting fat and runoff from meat and vegetables. You can use it to prepare 8 skewers at the same time, if you size the component pieces carefully, or to make delicious layers of meat for shaorma or kebab.
It is powered by cable, from the network, and is provided with an easy-to-use mechanical control panel. It is maintained without complications due to the possibility of detaching the components that come into direct contact with food.
From the range of products available at a slightly more affordable price, we offer you a model with a power of 1400W, provided with a main rod for chicken or kebab, which can support up to 4 kg of meat. It is therefore a more suitable version for large families and those who frequently receive guests on weekends.
Unlike other variants, it does not include a glass protection screen, but has an open design, which means that you can directly observe, whenever you want, the texture and color of the skin or the top layer of meat. It includes space for 6 skewer rods, which you receive in the delivery package, and is provided with a stainless steel tray for collecting leaks.
It is very easy to clean, the detachable components being compatible with the dishwasher, and it benefits from overheating protection, which supports safe use. It does not include a timer, so you will need to follow it closely or set an external clock to know exactly when to turn it off.
This time we recommend a professional roaster model, dedicated to the preparation of large quantities of lamb, beef, pork or chicken, suitable for both domestic use and for use in restaurants, terraces, guesthouses, etc. Because it works on coal, it is a version that is used outdoors.
Includes 35kg capacity holder, with spindle automatically rotated using a 56W electric motor, and barbecue surface, with a capacity of 70kg, made of chromed stainless steel and made of three detachable segments. You also receive a charcoal tray. The distance between the rod and the embers can be adjusted according to the intensity of the fire and the type and quantity of meat.
In order to be easily transported, this device, with a total weight of 30 kg, is provided with four wheels and brakes, which ensure stability during use.
Electric Roaster huge:
If you don’t necessarily need a complete appliance, with a roaster, grill and heat source, but you want to be able to cook a whole chicken without problems or maybe even a non-segmented pork leg, you can choose to buy a protap with a toaster like that model of the Direca.
It has a useful length of 1390mm, a height of 750mm and is made of stainless steel, durable and resistant. The structure includes legs with stable, cross-shaped soles, and is easy to assemble, being delivered with all the necessary accessories for assembly.
Includes electric roaster, with 56W motor, which ensures the automatic rotation of the rod that supports the meat, with a speed of 4 rotations per minute. It is powered by a plug, so you must place it near a power source or provide an extension cord. We are talking about a roaster with a large capacity, which can support a weight of up to 35 kg, being recommended for pork, lamb and chicken cooked with or without sectioning. It weighs 10 kg and is placed on top of a heat source, usually represented by hot coals.
Electric oven with toaster:
Electric Star-Light CER-4818
For those who do not want to make an additional investment to purchase a stand-alone roaster, we have included in the list of proposals the model Electric Star-Light CER-4818 – electric oven with toaster, which also offers this function in the list of thermal options provided.
This time the roaster is placed horizontally, and the possibility of frying a whole chicken depends on how big the bird is. It has a capacity of 48 liters, lower than the average of electric ovens, but higher than the average of vertical rotisserie, so you will have enough space for a chicken of 2 – 2.5 kg.
It is an electric oven, with convection and toaster, which ensures the efficient uniformization of the temperature inside and a more efficient use of energy, and puts to work a power of 1800W, which translates into a shorter time of food preparation. Includes timer with automatic shut-off and can bring heat from inside up to a maximum level of 230oC.
Grill with roaster:
Are you interested in a closed professional roaster, which allows you to prepare large quantities of meat at the same time, both on the grill and on the grill? We offer you this model from Direca, with a capacity of 35kg on a rotating rod and 70kg on a grill made of three segments, included in the delivery package. The entire structure is made of corrosion-resistant steel, and the grilles are chromed, for durability and easy cleaning.
It includes a thermometer integrated in the lid, which helps you know what temperature you have inside without opening it and is provided with brake wheels, which helps you easily carry the 44kg it weighs without food. The height at which the rod is located can be adjusted depending on how close you want to hold the embers, and the rotational movement is performed automatically by the integrated electric motor, with a power of 56W.
It is a very useful rotisserie grill for restaurants, terraces, boarding houses, etc. which can successfully replace the oven, especially during the summer.
Barbecue roaster kit:
We recommend this barbecue toaster kit if you need such a device for professional use or you want to be able to roast piglets, calves, lambs, etc. which could weigh up to 50kg.
Includes 45W electric motor and fan cooling system, which ensures automatic rotation of the meat and uniform exposure to heat, without the involvement of a person, and the spike provides a working area of 140cm. The rod has a thickness of 16mm, is made of iron, provided with handles and delivered together with side support brackets, which can be adjusted on three levels and allow the attachment of the electric motor.
You also receive a fork and clamps for the stable fixation of the meat on the skewer, so that it does not slip when the rod rotates. These accessories ensure uniform cooking, preventing cases in which the meat does not stay fixed on the rod and is fried only on the heavier side.
Have you bought a Campingaz grill in the past and want to replace the rod or buy another spare one, to work easier? Try this toaster tip, made of durable metal, with wooden handles, which have the role of protecting the hands against the high temperatures that reach the metals exposed to heat.
It includes two forks for the stable fixation of large pieces of meat, such as whole chicken, thus ensuring the rotation in the same rhythm with the rod and uniform frying. It is compatible in length and thickness with Campingaz grill models manufactured and sold in series 2, 3, 4, C-Line & Delano, Expert, RBS and Texas.
It is a useful accessory, easy to use and available at an affordable price, which offers you efficiency and safety much better than improvised alternatives, completing the list of tools that help you use the device optimally, to get a tender and tasty roast chicken.
The rotisserie is a device or accessory that allows the vertical or horizontal suspension of the dishes and the uniform cooking by rotating towards the heat source and the equal exposure of all sides. It consists, at the base, of tepusa, support for tepusa and motor, although there are also variants that rotate manually.
If you like the idea of cooking using this system, find out from the guide below how you can choose a roaster, at a good price, efficient and suitable for your home.
Individual or integrated : Probably the simplest option to have a toaster, cheap and good, in the kitchen is to buy it as a function integrated in the standard oven. You will find it in some independent models, but also in the incorporable ones, in the gas, electric and microwave variants. In general, in this case we will talk about a horizontal roaster.
The second option is to opt for a vertical, simple roaster, specially designed to allow the preparation of chicken, kebab, gyros, shaorma and skewers, so something more limited in functionality and space. They are electrically powered and have a compact shape, so as not to take up too much space in the kitchen. It generally costs between 300 and 1000 lei, but you will also find more expensive options if the heating element is ceramic or works with infrared.
There are also rotisserie, at good prices, with horizontal format, which actually means the classic design of the charcoal grill with protap. Most models of this type are designed for outdoor use, taking into account the fact that they use coal and the smoke generated.
Capacity : When evaluating the capacity of the toaster it is good to pay attention to all the specifications. We are talking first of all about the weight you can place on the rotating support, which refers both to the whole chickens you want to cook and to the skewers, although the latter will hardly be able to equal it.
For the standard household of 2-3 people, the best rotisserie are the variants with a capacity of 2-3 kg, which are also the most popular and affordable. Families of 4 – 6 people will do better with options of 3 – 4 kg, and for parties, anniversaries and commercial use there are toasters that accept from 20 – 25 kg and up, on protap. We are talking, of course, in this case, about horizontal models.
Don’t forget to check how many secondary spikes can be fixed in the inner support, to know how many portions you can prepare in one round. Generally it is about 5 to 10 skewers.
Functionality : Most cheap and good models of vertical rotisserie include an automatic pivot, which rotates the main support on which the main rod and skewers are fixed, and a timer, in order to set the cooking time and avoid the need for permanent supervision. However, this is not the case with the horizontal variants, a category in which you will also find options with manual rotation.
If you opt for an electric model, the list of functions must also include overheating protection, and another useful feature is the ability to manage power on several levels of intensity. A multifunctional vertical roaster, a little more expensive, but more adaptable than the standard versions, will also give you the opportunity to use it as a grill and keep the food warm.
Accessories :Because most juices drain their own juice or fat, a very important accessory is the tray included for collecting them. Almost any model of vertical, electricroaster is delivered with the right spikes, and some versions include, instead of a tray, a collection cup for each skewer.
Power and temperature : If in the case of horizontal versions, with coal, you freely manage the heat you need, when choosing an electric version it is good to orient yourself according to the power used. Meat is harder than vegetables, so choose a model with at least 1200W at a capacity of 2kg, so you don’t have to wait too long.
Regarding the temperature level, many opinions about the best rotisserie recommend the orientation towards those products that can generate up to 200oC, in order to have the freedom to manage it according to your preferences. There is also the option that works with lower temperatures, for those who prefer the slow-cooking method and do not have to spend more on a stronger roaster.
You now know how to navigate more easily among the offers available in stores, so that you can choose the best roaster for the situations in which you know that you will use it, without paying too much or complicating your cooking hours. Also check the recipe included especially on our website, to quickly test such a device with a tasty and easy to make dish.
How much does a built-in electric oven with a toaster cost? Is it practical to buy?
An electric oven with toaster and design that allows incorporation can cost between 650 and 10000 lei, but the toaster is not a function that adds or decreases too much in price, compared to models that do not include this option. If you have to choose between an oven with a blush and one without, it is therefore more efficient to choose one with this option, the price difference being much smaller than the cost of a separate electric roaster.
How to cook roast pork?
If you have a toaster with a lid, in a horizontal format, large enough, you can prepare whole milk piglet. With a compact, electric household roaster, which you keep in the kitchen, it is easier to prepare pork, beef or lamb, in the form of skewers, because it cooks faster.
Can I buy a toaster motor separately?
Yes, if you want to improvise your own roaster or you have a protap that you used to turn by hand, you can buy a roaster motor separately, at a price between 70 and 250 lei, depending on the power you need.
Roast chicken – recipe
Roasted chicken comes out much tastier than fried or grilled chicken. It is soft and juicy on the inside and well fried on the outside. In addition, you do not have to sit next to him to always turn him over, because this part takes place automatically. If you just bought such a device and you do not know exactly how to make roast chicken, we tell you below, in a few very simple steps.
The secret of roast chicken is the marinade that gives it its flavors. We recommend that this time you try a roast chicken bait based on beer and honey, with garlic, lemon juice, mustard, paprika, a mixture of herbs to taste (basil, oregano, thyme, etc.), salt and a little pepper. Mix the ingredients in a bowl, wash the chicken well and wipe it with napkins, then grease it with marinade and put it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Fixing on the toaster
Place the chicken on the roaster, fixing it on the central spike, usually available in the list of accessories of the device, then set the timer according to the size of the chicken (minimum 45 – 50 minutes for a product of 1.5 – 2 kg). You will realize when you have to remove it according to the color of the skin, which becomes copper.
You can serve it with a garnish of mixed vegetables, made on the grill or in a frying pan, french fries, puree or rice food, next to a fresh salad. Roast chicken has the best texture when freshly fried, but you can serve it just as well and reheated.