This super retro 1952 chrome and black Bakelite kitchen appliance is the deluxe infra-red Broil Quik Chef. Print advertisements claimed it could perform 5 functions: barbecue, roast, broil, grill, and fry in minutes.
The upper cover lifts up to reveal a removable aluminum griddle tray about 9 by 13-1/2 inches. The front has a removable hinged cover for the broiler with another aluminum spill tray, this one with a folding Bakelite handle and a metal rack. There are five slots so you can adjust the space between your food and the upper heating element. The rotisserie works but is missing the spit rod. I tested the rotisserie with a long barbecue spit rod and it turned fine - a long kebab skewer would probably work too.
The unit heats up fine and everything appears to work properly though I didn't cook anything as it's very clean. This model doesn't have any temperature dials or controls, just an on/off switch. The chrome finish is shiny with no dents or dings, though there are some hair-fine marks to the rib-finish top from normal cleaning and use. The 6-foot cloth cord is in good condition with no tears or breaks. The broiler measures 20-1/2 inches wide across the side Bakelite handles by 13 inches high and 10 inches deep front to back. The broiler interior cooking area is 14 by 8-1/2 by 9-1/2" deep to back wall.
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