Countertop rotisserie ovens are versatile enough to cook a wide variety of foods according to appliance manufacturer Hamilton Beach, including salmon, pork, chicken and pizza. Rotisserie ovens are also suitable for baking tasks, such as making cookies or baking cakes.
Countertop rotisserie ovens are essentially identical to standard countertop convection ovens, as reported by cooking and recipe website RecipeTips. The only difference between standard ovens and rotisserie units is the rotisserie system itself. Therefore, almost any food that is suitable for preparation in a standard countertop convection oven is also suitable for a countertop rotisserie oven.
The rotisserie unit makes a countertop rotisserie oven particularly suited for cooking foods that benefit from even heating during preparation. By rotating the food as it cooks, the rotisserie mechanism ensures that all portions of the food are exposed to the heat source. Many meat dishes benefit particularly from this cooking method. For example, chicken prepared in a rotisserie oven has more consistent crisping on the outside and moister meat on the inside as compared to chicken prepared in a conventional oven.
The primary limitation of a countertop rotisserie oven is its size. Large foods such as a whole turkey, large roasts and bigger cakes are unlikely to fit into the confines of most countertop units.