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Brownells Steel Pilots Fits 44 Cylinder
"Hardened steel pilot keeps Facing and Chamfering cutters properly centered in the bore. Resists wear for years of service. Mfg: Brownells SPECS: Hardened steel. 1¼"" (3.2cm) long. .45 ACP Pilots - .45 ACP-1 fits S&W model 25 & 625. .45 ACP-2 fits Colt 1917."
cloth diaper mama "cloth diaper mama": I received this as a gift and have been pleased with how it cooks. It makes beautifully tender meat but it is awkward to use. It is just the nature of this way of cooking to have to deal with getting the meat on to the spit, off the spit, and in-out of the machine. I found the cooking times listed to be vastly under. I would test it with a thermometer at temperature and pull it out to find the center still essentially raw. To fix this we started at the stated time per pound then let it go until the skin was really dark gold. It came out as roughly double the time and the meat was perfect throughout. Next time we made a bird I basted it with butter and my husband almost swooned when he came home and smelled it cooking. Cleaning is strait forward but instead of just a roaster to wash there is the spit assembly, broiler pan with lid, the slide in rear heat deflector, plus you have to wipe out inside and clean the glass. I really do like having the oven free to bake other things while a chicken is spinning in the rotisserie. I cook with this at least weekly. My family has sensitivities to artificial additives (dyes & preservatives) and I have an aversion to many other additives so I cook nearly everything here from scratch. The rotisserie is rather large so finding a place for it to "live" in the kitchen has been an issue. Also the machine gets hot (duh!) so it can't be used 18" from any surface (back wall, stuff on the counter next to it, & under upper cabinets).
Dottie: I had a couple of meals made in a Ronco rotisserie at a friends house. I was so impressed that I bought this one on Amazon while staying at their house. The glass door slides under the machine for easy removal of the food. The door also comes off and is dishwasher safe. The only assembly was sliding the reflector plate in behind the element and putting the door in it's little notches. Very easy. It came with a booklet and dvd, basket for meat patties or veggies and fish. A pair of heat resistant gloves and elastic ties. Also a drip pan that catches the drippings . Very easy to clean. There are kbob rods and a steamer basket that you can order seperately. I recomend watching the dvd and even some youtube videos for more ideas. Chicken wings and legs need to be secured with the elastic ties or butcher string. Instructions are included. Again, very simple to do. It is a healthy and easy way to cook. Have fun creating your own reicpes.
DrJerry: This is our second Ronco rotisserie. Ingenious simple design. We use it almost entirely for chicken -- always perfectly done and healthful, with most of the fat dripping down. Yet always moist. I've been talking this up with family and friends for years.
D. Weber: I have owned my Ronco rotisserie for over five years and love it. I use it at least once a week. It cooks the best chicken and leg of lamb ever. I even cooked a small turkey in it a few years ago. I have used the basket to cook fish, chicken thighs and legs, vegetables, hamburgers and just about anything that will fit. I bought one for my brother and three friends. They all love them. None of us have ever had any of the problems listed in some of the reviews. Yes you have to clean it after you use it, but a hot-soapy water soaking in the sink and a quick scrubbing for the removable parts is usually all that is necessary. I don't put these in the dishwasher. The inside wipes out easily. The glass doors still sparkle with just hot soapy water and follow up with a dry towel. Now all of our models are at least four years old. Therefore I cannot speak about the quality of today's machines. Look for older models on Craigs list of e-bay and maybe you will be lucky like we have been!
ej: The spit rod would not stay in its position with an 11-pound turkey. It kept falling off. Amazon very quickly took care of the return and offered a refund before the rotisserie actually arrived at their return center. What more can a body ask for???