An electric rotisserie oven is an appliance that cooks meats as they rotate on a spit or steel rod. An electric rotisserie oven is typically used to cook poultry or pork, but it can cook other meats. The rotation ensures even heating and allows the meats to self-baste.
Cooks should use string to tie most poultry before placing it on the rotisserie spit so that its parts do not become caught up in oven machinery, which is unsafe. Meats with irregular shapes, such as beef strip loin or rib roast, should also be secured with string as they pose the same risk.