Recently I decided to completely re-do my apartment. I got rid of almost everything in my apartment and bought all new furniture.
Side note: I gave all the old furniture to
Salvation ArmyGoodwill (they were able to pick up quicker; otherwise, it would have been another month until Salvation Army could pick up) because they pick-up for free in DC. This seems like something a lot of organizations would do, but you’d be surprised. I found a lot of pick-up places in Virginia and Maryland, but DC was tough. It does take a few weeks though for them to pick up so plan ahead!
Anyway, during this time, I decided I needed to get a new toaster oven because it was smoking every time I used it. So I did a little research (I’m type-A) and found a little miracle called the DeLonghi Solo Convection Oven Rotisserie.
I bought a rotisserie for 2 reasons:
- I kept hearing from my foodie friend Jen how much she loved hers.
- And the #1 reason was because I didn’t like the store bought rotisserie chickens in the grocery store because they were too salty and over-seasoned.
I love it. It is absolutely one of my favorite things. The bad? It’s not a toaster oven. There’s no “toaster” option. I got over that. Instead, I use the oven and “toast” that way.
What it does have is everything else. When it’s hot in the summer, I didn’t mind turning this little oven on to bake a pizza, make a chicken, etc. While it obviously created some heat, it was a lot less than my oven.
I’ve made chicken and pork tenderloin. I did try to make a turkey, but it was too big for the rotisserie.
Sorry, but I forgot to take a photo of the finished chicken, but at least here’s a photo of it when it started. I tied some fresh rosemary and rubbed some seasonings, threw it in, and then watched a movie. By the time the movie was done, so was the chicken.
BTW, when you make a chicken, make sure to put aluminum foil on the bottom so it can catch the grease!