Spin Me Right Round, Baby
A wise man once said, “It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken.” Ok, that man was Frank Purdue. But his words hold truth to this very day. The Cuisinart Electric Rotisserie ($200) works its spinning rotisserie magic on any meats, especially chicken, as it sears the outside and tenderizes the meat inside for a delicious dinner (or hell, even a late night snack). Its unique, vertical design keeps it healthy, draining away any unwanted fat while evenly roasting and keeping things juicy on the inside. Roasting up to 8 pounds at a time couldn’t be easier, with Cuisinart’s programmable touch-pad control, LCD readout, five preset temperature settings and automatic shutoff. Give your Bear Paw Meat Handlers and Meatball Grill Basket the night off—it feels like a chicken kind of night.
You’ve been a smoker ever since Tommy Radcliff introduced you to it in his backyard that summer. Once you got a taste for the stuff it was impossible to break the habit. While the Camp Chef SMV18 Smoke Vault is great for your place in the Hamptons, as your apartment stoop in the city isn’t quite large enough to accommodate it. The Flameless Grill Smoker ($40.00) is a great alternative, weighing in at just over a pound and measuring 14” L x 2.5” W x 1.75” D. The compact cylinder holds up to 8 oz. of wood chips and is made from durable 20-gauge steel that allows placement atop hot coals or gas burners. The mini-smoker features eight “S” shaped holes that let enough oxygen in to create smoke without creating flames. The rich smoky flavor infused into your filets and kabobs will have all your non-smoking friends craving more.