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A rotisserie may seem difficult to clean, but if done soon after use and with the right cleaner it is easier. This is a page about cleaning a rotisserie.


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February 4, 2009

My son owns a rib and chicken stand in a local farmer's market. I am looking for the best possible method to clean his rotisserie oven. Oven cleaner is not recommended.

Barbara from Erdenheim, PA


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Do you have oxygen whitener products in the USA. I use a product called Napisan for my oven racks. Just soak for a while. The grease comes off so easy. I tried this for the first time yesterday. I have never seen my oven racks look so shiny.

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May 10, 2007

I have been contemplating purchasing a rotisserie, but wonder about the amount of cleaning required after use. Just how difficult is it to get these machines clean. Any suggestions, comments?

Holly Gates from Richardson, TX


Cleaning a Rotisserie

Mine is very easy to clean. I have a George Foreman Jr. It has a tray in the bottom that slides right out. The actual rods that the food are on come out of course. Then there is a splatter guard in the back so if your meat it really juicy and messy that slides out pretty easy as well. (07/27/2006)


By Pattie Hartley

Cleaning a Rotisserie

We have one. We've roasted whole chickens and pork roast. It works great, and is easy to clean, but we don't use it very much. So many recipes require chicken parts. Also, it takes about an hour and a half for a whole chicken, and my family is hungry and won't wait that long for dinner when I get home from work. We tend to have meals that can be made in half an hour or so. There is a timer, but this isn't like a bread oven where you can set the time in advance so the bread is done when you walk in the door. If you have the time or the inclination to roast your chicken the evening before - and the storage space- it will be a good buy. I always feel a little guilty that I don't use ours more often! (07/27/2006)

Cleaning a Rotisserie

I've had one for a long time now and it's not that hard to clean if you put all the parts in to soak immediately. If you don't you'll have a hard time cleaning stuck on bits and grease from the slots of the drip pan. I find that the wheels are better cleaned with a handy SOS pad. Not fond of the front window though. That doesn't clean well at all. And for Pete's Sake, don't lay something on top of the rotisserie, forget about it and turn on the rotisserie. Mine is a mess on top because someone laid something on top and I didn't pay any attention and turned on the rotisserie.


Melted plastic all over the top. Go ahead and buy the rotisserie. It's worth it just for whole chickens if for nothing else. Use McCormicks Grill Mates as a marinade - you'll love it. (07/28/2006)

By Linda Valentine - Spokane WA

Cleaning a Rotisserie

I love my Showtime (Ronco set and forget). When I remove the meat after cooking just put the parts in hot soapy water have dinner and stick in dishwasher front window included. It can be a little tough if you don't soak first, but I have found the miracle cleaner at Advance Auto called Purple Power that will clean anything with a little scrubbing. (07/28/2006)

By Tami Abraham

Cleaning a Rotisserie

I bought my Ronco rotisserie about 3 yrs. ago and than bought my sons and my daughter one also! I've cooked chicken, turkey, roast, ribs, shrimp, rstd. potatoes and even fruit ie: pineapple, sliced peaches and plums (in the basket). I use the tray for breads and sauces.


I have never used the dishwasher to clean the parts of the rotisserie, I don't have a reason why!
But to clean the window and the outside I use a paste of baking soda and water. To clean the inside I use ammonia and let sit overnight. Easy clean up.
Even if I couldn't get the gunk off, I would still use my Ronco!
Also for anyone who has one, remember to put about 1/2 cup water in the pan so when the 'drippings' from whatever you're cooking drop into the pan, it won't smoke., and to grease the wheels with a little shortening so you won't hear that annoying 'Sskreeeekkkk'. (07/28/2006)

I read Jrslady problem about something melting on the top. If you use fingernail polish with acetone, it should take the plastic off. (acetone melts plastic) (07/28/2006)

By Laurie

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February 4, 2009

My father-in-law has a rotisserie. It is electric and it is very greasy from years of use. He is looking for a way to clean it. It is stainless steel with a glass door. Thank you for any help you can offer!

Jill from Leo, IN


Cleaning a Rotisserie

We use to rent and always visit yard sales, so I have had to clean old grease off of many things: stoves, ovens, stove hoods, and various electric appliances that used grease. I found that spraying with Mean Green works the best, sometimes it takes a little elbow grease and extra time. Any part that can be removed and soaked in hot water with dishwasher powder can be easily cleaned also. (05/12/2007)

By gretta

Cleaning a Rotisserie

If it doesn't come apart, a steam cleaning wand might get off some of the grease, but probably won't remove the staining. (05/12/2007)

By Holly

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