Maxi-Matic 2008N Elite Gourmet Countertop Rotisserie Oven (Detailed Honest Review)
Updated: Oct 23, 2020
Physical specifications straight up and no fluff, the overall dimensions of the item is 17"L x 13.5"H x 14.5"W with an interior of 12"L x 8.5"H x 13"W. With those interior dimensions, that makes up for 6-slice / 0.8 cubic feet capacity which is really great when baking a 12” pizza or going for a whole Rotisserie chicken!
It has an aluminum construction, has sturdy buttons, has screws instead of rivets, and no internal rattling to be heard when you move it around. Even if it’s not stainless steel, it makes up for a pretty decent solid build. For the price, it’s a good trade-off. The item weighs at 14.7 pounds and is rated at 1500 Watts. With that much power rating; it can heat from up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
It has 5 pre-set controls for Rotisserie, broil, bake, toast and keep warm. You can still adjust the temperature manually with the temperature control knob which can heat up from 150 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also control the timer with the timer control knob for up to 60 minutes and it has an auto shut off and signal bell for notifications.
Though it can fit a 5-pound chicken for Rotisserie, I would say a 4-pound chicken would fit in more comfortably without bumping into the interior sides. Cornish hen does fare really well for Rotisserie with this oven. It is capable of cooking whole chickens, turkey breasts, and pork tenderloins which turned out tender juicy, and crispy on the skin. Though, you can definitely roast some vegetables underneath the Rotisserie chicken if it is a 4-pounder or less.
Though advertised as to fit 12” pizzas, it fit comfortably with pizzas that are not over 9”, cakes, and bagels which turned out really great. For toasting, it actually takes a little longer than usual and tends to dry out as the heating elements, at the top and bottom, are farther than compared to regular toasters.
ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS INCLUDED
The package already includes a Rotisserie Spit Rod, Rotisserie Forks, Rotisserie removal tongs, pan removal handle, bake pan and wire rack, and slide-out crumb tray.
The cleaning experience was fairly easy but remember to put the drip tray on the bottom and wipe downright well after.
There are still things to take note of. A long cooking process with the oven could make its entire exterior considerably hot so be cautious when you’re cooking it for long periods of time. The most common problem with the unit after a long time of using is that the On/Off/Timer switch wears out or gets a short – and that could get dangerous. Make sure to burn off any residue as indicated in the instruction booklet and the process yields smoke for about 10 minutes before using the actual unit with food.
If you’re still not sure, it includes a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty so make full advantage of that and test your unit as much as you can.
With over a few hundred reviews with a positive average rating, this Rotisserie Oven is one I would recommend this to people who’d like to begin and/or experience Rotisserie without breaking your wallet!