Transforming a BBQ into a rotisserie

June 21, 2012 · Posted in Food and Drinks · Comment 

It is hard to get a better tasting chicken than by doing it in a rotisserie. You need an iron will to reject it. Perhaps you can say no to an ordinary rotisserie chicken but when the taste is enhanced with either of a variety of dry rubs or marinades, you will be hard pressed to do so. Chicken may be something that just doesn’t appeal to you. No problemo, pretty much any other variety of meat or fish and even vegetables can be done rotisserie style as well.

A lot of high end bbqs even come with an integrated rotisserie motor as well as the right attachments. If you are not so lucky, the correct rotisserie kit can be purchased in numerous places that can let you adapt virtually any barbeque into a rotisserie. To figure out if a rotisserie kit is of satisfying quality, look for this list of components:

An engine with force: In order to turn large meat pieces on the skewer, a rotisserie kit requires a mighty engine. It is better to have more strength than less since you don’t want it to restrict the size of meat you can cook.

The skewer rods: This is the long metal shaft that goes through the chicken (or other meat) and serves the purpose of holding it above the flame or other heat source. It attaches to the engine and revolves with it. The main thing to look out for here is that the skewer rod is long enough to fit onto your particular barbeque model. You will definitely be disapointed if you arrive home and see that you got the wrong model.

Forks: These are the parts that keep the piece of meat on the spit so that it revolves with it. They also aid to balance out the load. Look for the forks to be as sturdy as possible as well.

The Brackets: The brackets are the parts that attach the engine and spits onto the barbeque. There are so many assorted BBQ models and they don’t necessarily have the same rotisserie mounting setup. Be positive that the rotisserie accessories you go for are constructed to fit onto your barbecue.

The counter weights: The counter weights are a an obligatory part of any rotisserie kit. It can be hard to set the food correctly and have it accurately balanced on all sides of the spit. When it is it can overwork the engine and is why the counter weights are indispensable.

The basket: The basket isn’t always included with rotisserie kits but it is without doubt a nice feature to have because it really opens up more possibilities. The basket lets you position almost anything in it and fasten it to the skewer for cooking. Use your imagination here, you can prepare corn on the cob, potatoes or really anything you want.

It really is not too much to ask that the rotisserie kit you decide to acquire has all these accessories and if it doesn’t, keep shopping. Remember, everything has to be as sturdy as possible because the cooking durations can be quite long especially for big cuts of meat. That’s why it’s a fantastic idea to do a little extra exploring if required.

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