on 24 October 2013
The grill does not heat evenly. The element has a central curve on one end of it, doubling back on itself, such that there is more heat on the left than the right. This can be clearly seen when the grill is glowing red. It's much "redder" and therefore hotter on one end. (The photographs do not show a view of the grill element, so the fault cannot be predicted). So, if cooking two chickens on the rotisserie, as suggested on the Steba website, one will be black before the other is cooked. Also, the rotisserie mechanism is too high up, placing the rotating food too close to the grill. Any bird larger than a small-medium sized chicken, and the winglets will brush against the top element, thus ending my hopes of slow rotisserie-roasted duck, the dish I bought the rotisserie for. Pity, as the rest of the machine has a solid feel, insulated glass, and a good range of controls. There should be a light to give an indication when the set temperature has been reached. I have had many rotisseries before. Shame I can't do a duckling or a leg of lamb on this one. These are my family's favourite dishes.