Pros:great taste, easy to clean, atmosphere, very little work
Cons:difficult to store
My wife and I bought our first Farberware Open Hearth rotisserie grill about 15 or 20 years ago. At the time the product was relatively unique in terms of open hearth/indoor grilling. We were enjoying rotisserie chicken, prime rib and pork loin long before Boston Market or Kenny Rogers and now all of the supermarkets.
Recommend this product?
We love the the food, especially the chicken, the "just watch it cook" atmosphere and the resultant flavor. We string up the meat, cover it with salt and garlic powder, and let it spin for the prescribed time. The family sits around and visits, while building up an appetite from the visual and aromatic effects of the cooking meat. Sometimes we drizzle honey on the chicken, yum.
It has been the most requested Christmas present from our children (all three).
It cleans up relatively easily. We have a little trouble storing it in our kitchen, but we do anyway. If we want to grill two chickens for a large crowd, we need to add foil shields to both ends to be sure the ends of the chickens cook as fast as the rest of the birds.
Prime rib needs to cook for 20 minutes per pound for rare, but anything less that 5 pounds seems to get tough. I have had to replace the motor every five years or so. I find them at small appliance repair shops, and usually keep a spare. We thought that we had lost our source when the retailers which typically sold them closed or no longer carried them.
This year we bought one on the internet for our daughter and her new husband. We basically love the grill. We also grill outdoors all year round using a standard gas grill, but the Farberware grill does chicken best.