4. Cuisinart electric rotisserie ($199, williams-sonoma.com).
Rotisserie cooked food has become increasingly popular in recent years. From chickens to gyros to whole pineapples, it’s clear we love anything cooked on a spit! Before you start repeating in your mind “Set it and forget it!,” let me tell you we’ve come a long way. Enter Cuisinart, who came up with a compact but effective electric rotisserie that’s pretty easy to use and surprisingly well priced. The programmable thermostat and timer have an automatic shutoff, it accommodates up to an eight pound roast, and it has a non-stick interior. Let your guests take a peek at your awesomeness in action with the help of the interior light.