|Roti or Chapati Maker is an interesting appliance which can make cooking rotis or chapatis easier in the kitchen. But before you plunge and buy that appliance you should make sure that you will be able to make rotis with this appliance else the rotis you make might end up as disaster and the roti maker will end up in the store room instead of being used.
A good roti maker should roll and cook roti in less than a minute.
ROTI MAKER FEATURES
Voltage supported typically would be 110V A/C or 230V A/C.
The power would be specified with roti maker or you should check this with the dealer.
Heating Elements are needed on both Top and Bottom Plates for proper and uniform heating. You should ensure that the heating element in the roti maker are apt.
The thermostat is an important component of the roti maker which should stop the roti maker function if it gets too hot.
The coating is important as otherwise the roti may stick to the interior while cooking. A Teflon coating is ideal.
Stainless steel Outer Covers for the Roti maker are good so that heat
Internal Coating for Wires
For safety the internal coating for the roti maker should be good. A double insulated ‘TEFLON’ wire is a good option.
GENERAL USES OF ROTI MAKER
A roti maker is ideally suited for preparing Rotis.
They can also be good for making Pooris, Pan Cakes, Pappads, Toasts etc.,
GENERAL STEPS IN MAKING ROTI
These are common steps in making rotis using a roti maker.
- Open the plates and connect the plug into the power socket. Wait till the indicator light automatically goes off. The unit is ready for use. The Temperature will be maintained by the thermostat, and the indicator will glow accordingly.
Prepare the dough ball of about 1.5 inch in diameter. Flatten these balls slightly off center, towards the rear of the bottom plate.
Close the upper plate and press down lever. Open the upper plate immediately. The dough has now been rolled into the shape of a Chappathi. Leave it in this state for 25 seconds.
Flip the Chappathi over. In about 20-25 seconds, air bubbles will begin to form on the surface of the Chappathi.
As this happens, turn the Chappathi over and gently shut the upper plate of your Chappathi Maker. After a few seconds, the Chappathi will be puffing up from both sides.