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Vertical Roaster Reviews — Press

"The true revelation, though, was vertical turkey. It was the juiciest turkey I'd ever tasted that hadn't been brined beforehand."
Carolyn Jung, San José Mercury News

"I was skeptical at first. Well, my friends, I've been eating my words (and a lot of chicken) ever since." [Read the original article]
— Lynne Kasper, The Rocky Mountain News

"For the juciest (and quickest) bird you've ever cooked, team up your grill with a vertical roaster."  [Read the original article]
— Sam Gugino, The San Jose Mercury News

"It is far and away the best roasted chicken I have ever tasted, even better than spit roasting."  [Read the original article]
— Harvey Steiman, The San Francisco Examiner

"There is one legitimate 'new way of roasting chicken.' It is accomplished by using the Spanek Vertical Roaster™." [Read the original article]
— William Rice, The Washington Post

"I thought it was a gimmick at first, but the chicken is delicious. It is the next best thing to a roast chicken done in the classic style, turning on a spit." [Read the original article]
— Jacques Pépin, chef and author

"The surprising truth is, the thing works like a dream . . . Cleanup time is shortened considerably . . . sauce literally makes itself . . . At the carving stage the roaster becomes a dramatic device."  [Read the original article]
— The New York Daily News

"The ultimate in poultry roasters. It's the best roast chicken I've ever tasted, without exception, and the easiest carved."
— Marjorie Rice, The San Diego Evening Tribune

"The innovative method for roasting chicken, game birds, beef, pork, lamb or fish. A must for every kitchen!"
— Nancy Parker, The Dallas-Fort Worth Home Garden

"Our choices for healthy cookware. These are the products we like best, based on their accuracy, usability, durability and overall quality . . .The Spanek Vertical Roaster™ conducts heat into the interior of a chicken or duck to seal in natural juices and cuts cooking time by 30% while draining unwanted fat."
— Walking Magazine

Kitchen Dudes™ Reviews

The Kitchen Dudes have been Spanek Vertical Roaster™ fans for years — from long before we thought of getting together and combining our talents and expertise to bring you the best from our respective culinary worlds. Dom DeLuise has been using the Spanek roaster for more than fifteen years now, and the relationship between the Spaneks and Merle Ellis ("The Butcher") has extended even longer. Both Dom and Merle became instant converts to vertical roasting as soon as they tasted the results — and so will you!

"The Spanek Vertical Roaster™ is simply the best way to roast poultry. Get one of these and you won't be disappointed. I've been using one for fifteen years, and my dinner guests rave. It makes the crispiest, juiciest, most tender chicken you've ever tasted. Even the chicken stands up to applaud!"

— Dom DeLuise, California
[longtime customer and now a Kitchen Dude]

"I'm not usually impressed with gadgets, but the Spanek Vertical Roaster has earned a reputation in my kitchen for being not a gadget, but an indispensable tool when it comes to roasting a chicken."

— Merle Ellis, "The Butcher"
(San Francisco Chronicle)
[longtime customer and now a Kitchen Dude]

Customer Testimonials – The US ...

"One of the great joys in life is discovering something that does what it's supposed to do, and having it do it every time!"

— Shirley Brown, Ojai, CA, customer

"I've never been good at carving chicken or turkey, but with this I can! I would like to know how I can order more."

— Eileen LaCount, Escanaba, MI, customer

And the UK ...

"The Spanek Vertical Roaster has made us into super cooks! We can't fail to impress when using it — so, we never cook a chicken by any other method. We have used one for over seven years and all our dinner guests can't believe chicken can taste so juicy. We love it so much we now import it!"

Mike & Jill Barber, UK, customers, and now Spanek importers

We've sold literally millions of Spanek Vertical Roasters™ in Europe through our television appearances. Our friends the Barbers started simply as customers; after experiencing the difference that cooking vertically makes, they began to offer Spanek roasters and seasonings from their family butcher-shop to customers throughout the United Kingdom

"It's the rare occasion that a product actually does what it says it will. We are eating chicken, chicken and more chicken!"

— Wendy Soudt, Manchester, England, customer

"We have just tried it and we'll never cook a chicken or turkey the conventional way again. Superb is the least we can say!"

— John Heald, England, customer

"This letter is sent in appreciation for your great roasting products. I have your single roaster, the combo set, the board and the spices. I would greatly appreciate any further news on products or recipes, etc. Many thanks from Britain!"

— D. Williams, Somerset, England, customer

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