Ronco Showtime Standard

Ronco Showtime Rotisserie Review

Model: Standard – ST4023SSGEN

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Review Date: October 10, 2012

Summary: The Ronco Showtime ST4023SSGEN home rotisserie grill is one of the top sellers. Takes up to a 15lb turkey and comes with accessories including gloves and ties.

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Ronco Showtime ST4023SSGEN Features:

  • Rotisserie controls include normal rotation, no-heat rotation, or pause-to-sear
  • Nonstick rotisserie basket, rotisserie spit, and spit loading/carving base
  • Drip tray and grate cover; 2-hour auto timer; dishwasher-safe parts
  • Measures 12-1/2 by 14 by 11 inches, just 14″ wide at the base
  • Includes heat proof gloves and ties
  • 6-month limited warranty

Ronco Compact Showtime Rotisserie 3000 Range Updated

Very popular and rightly so, is the Ronco Showtime Rotisserie range, within which there are several models worth a closer look and here attention is turned to the Ronco Showtime Compact Rotisserie (Model No ST4023SSGEN) which is another great appliance aimed at those of us with smaller kitchens – or maybe a holiday home.

The appliance housing is forged in stainless steel and looks the part. It has a neat compact design that will fit right into any style and any décor without spoiling your color scheme.

Petite yet packed full of features it will cook right up to a 10lb Christmas bird or alternatively two three pound chickens so not as limiting as you might have thought. And it all fits into a 12.5 inch x 14 x 11 inch space on your worktop.

This Ronco Showtime comes complete with a non-stick rotisserie basket and a sturdy rotisserie spit. There is a spit carving and loading tray which is very convenient where workspace is tight plus the drip tray, grate cover and other useful rotisserie accessories.

Quite a lot of appliances are sent out with no booklet or cooking instructions, but not this one – you get a recipe book with timings and some cool meal ideas. With the easy clean stainless steel finish, removable dishwasher safe glass door and rotisserie baskets you won’t ever be faced with a toothbrush style clean-up again.

Two handy cleaning tips are firstly to line the drip tray with foil and chuck the whole lot out after cooking and when cool enough. Secondly, clean everything when the rotisserie is still warm rather than cold because once the fat sets, wiping isn’t an option.

There are so many herbs, spices and seasonings you can add. Its best to use either a dry rub or a marinade – both will infuse your meat with subtle flavors and presenting barbeque baby ribs or fantastic herby chicken to a hungry family is a cinch.

The reviews on this are really positive and you can read them by clicking below. Ronco themselves call this a ‘set and forget’ appliance and it really is, with plenty of preset times for the novice or reluctant cook!

If you’ve been looking for a small rotisserie still packed with big features then the Ronco Showtime Compact Rotisserie just might be the right one for you and is definitely worth a closer look.

What’s Good

  • Very easy to use and to clean
  • More options on cooking such as the pause and sear, which is missing with other low-mid range models in most other brands

What’s Not So Good

  • Other Ronco models such as the Showtime Rotisserie Platinum Edition come with a full set of accessories including kebab rods and a variety of skewers plus a 10-inch enamel baking pan and 10-by-10-inch enamel broil rack
  • Some buyers have had issues with the warranty
  • The warranty is pretty short