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Hi. I just moved into a house with a 1960's Moffat Gourmet stove with broiler and rotisserie. Do I need to use the rotisserie with the door open? Seems like a waste of heat and energy. Thanx

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Actually I have one too and yes you do have to use with door open. They were not into conserving energy back then, lol.

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