New & NowBurnt Toast Podcast

Meet the Inventor of the Rotisserie Machine with a Cult Following

3 Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!

Earlier in our podcast season, we did a show on the Roto-Broil 400—a rotisserie machine that’s over 60 years old but still has a healthy cult following of home cooks.

Does This Machine *Really* Make the Best Chicken?
Does This Machine *Really* Make the Best Chicken?

(If you haven’t listened, you might want to go back and do that—today's episode will make a lot more sense.)

After we aired that episode, we received an email from the son-in-law of the inventor. In his email, he wrote:

“You see, my wife’s father, Leon Klinghoffer, was the inventor of the Roto Broil. Yes, that Leon Klinghoffer.”

Today’s episode is Leon's story; his daughters, Ilsa and Lisa, joined us in the studio to tell it.

Download the episode here—or stream it above. And hit "subscribe" to get each new episode downloaded to your phone automatically.

To learn more about our show, head here.