Which Spit Roaster is right for me?

Which Spit Roaster is right for me?

 Which Spit Roaster is right for me?



Are you looking to elevate your outdoor cooking game? Spit roasting is a delicious and exciting way to cook meat to perfection. It’s a spectacle seeing a whole animal spin on a rotisserie. It’s an event and it helps bring the whole family together with a shared passion for incredible food. If that excites you, keep reading so we can help you find the perfect spit roaster for your needs. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, choosing the right spit roaster is crucial for achieving the best results. In this article, we'll guide you through the factors to consider when selecting the perfect spit roaster for your needs.
In this article you will learn:

Why you should own a spit roaster!

* Fuel Type: Gas or charcoal?

* What size is right for your needs?

* Choosing a motor capacity

* Height adjustment functionality 


* Portability!

*Check the warranty!



5 reasons you should definitely own a spit roaster!

Spit Roasters are an incredible way to cater for a large number of people easily!

* Wow factor - spit roasters have that WOW factor that you can make the focal point of your event or gathering.

* Better flavour - spit roasting sure beats regular BBQ or a boring roast in the oven.

* Deliciously tender meat - meat cooked over charcoal is seriously delicious, your friends and family will think you are a genius!

* A spit roaster brings people together. Putting on a spit roast is a guaranteed way to get friends and family together and create unforgettable memories. 

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Fuel Type: Charcoal VS Gas
The fuel type is a crucial factor to consider. Charcoal spit roasters are the traditional option, producing that smoky, charred flavour that many people love. Charcoal has more flavour, a greater choice of spit roasters and the social aspect of spit roasting. 



Whereas, Gas spit roasters are more convenient and easy to use, making them a great option for beginners. The range of Flaming Coals Dual Fuel Spit roasters can use either fuel type and are perfect for outdoor events or camping trips. Where the gas spit rotisseries really shine is the ability to still cook even on total fire ban days. So they are a great investment for caterers who need dependability that they can cook regardless of the weather. 

Size and Capacity

The first thing to consider is the size of the spit roaster. If you're cooking for a small family, a mini spit roaster might be sufficient. However, if you're hosting large parties or cooking whole animals, a larger rotisserie will be necessary. Cyprus spit roaster grills are popular for their generous size, versatility and capacity, perfect for feeding a crowd.



Material and Design

The material and design of the spit roaster are also important. Stainless steel is the most popular material due to its durability and resistance to rust. Mild Steel is also a great option, providing even heat distribution and long-lasting performance. The design should also be considered, with some rotisseries featuring easy height adjustability.


Size - bigger isn’t always better. It's important to consider the size/length of your spit roaster. Consider your needs and the number of people you want to cook for to help guide your decision. 
There is no point in purchasing a mammoth spit roaster big enough to feed an army if you are only going to be cooking for a small family. 
Choosing a motor for your needs
When buying a rotisserie motor you really need to consider how many kilos of meat you want to turn. 

  • 3v battery operated motors - These motors are designed for cooking kebab skewers or small rolls of meat for a family or small group. 
  • 12v Rotisserie Motors - A great choice for campers without access to a main power source. 
  • 240v motors - A 240v rotisserie motor is recommended for most rotisserie users who will be having a spit roast at home or where 240v power mains is available. 

Most of the range of Flaming Coals Spit Rotisseries come standard with a 30kg rated Motor. However, if you are looking to cook heavier full animals 60kg and 100kg models are also available. 
Spit Roaster Accessories
The type of meat you intend on cooking will determine what spit roaster accessories you will require. 
If you are spit-roasting chickens or small rolls of meat, you will require small spit-roaster prongs. The spikes are closer to one another and can easily be pierced through the meat. 
Alternatively, if you are using your spit roaster to cook a whole animal, you should consider: 


  1. 2 large spit roaster prongs
  2. 1 back brace to secure the spine of the animal
  3. 2 leg brackets or wire to affix the legs to the skewer 
Gyros discs are a great accessory if you are using your spit roaster to cook gyros. The benefits of using gyros discs instead of spit prongs are
  • Gyros are intended to be carved throughout the cooking process rather than all at once at the end
  • It is much easier to carve up against a flat plate rather than fighting your way around the spikes and skewering yourself. 

Maintenance and Cleaning

Proper maintenance and cleaning are necessary for keeping your spit roaster in good condition. Cleaning your spit roaster after each use will ensure it lasts for many years. Make sure to follow the manufacturer's cleaning and storage instructions carefully to avoid damaging the rotisserie.
Selecting the right spit roaster can make all the difference in your outdoor cooking experience. Consider the size, fuel type, material and design, temperature control, and other features when making your choice. Whether you opt for a charcoal spit roaster or a gas spit roaster, with the right equipment and proper care, you'll be sure to impress your friends and family with delicious, juicy spit-roasted meats. Check out the available spit roasters for sale and find the perfect one for your outdoor cooking needs.
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by: Michael Wilkie