Using a rotisserie may just be the ultimate in open-fire cookery. Not only do they allow whichever food is being prepared—whether it’s a succulent whole chicken or tender root vegetables— to acquire that signature flavor infusion of fire and smoke, but they also help to promote remarkably even cooking to boot. Unfortunately, many rotisseries are either confined to the oven or are so large that it’s only feasible for restaurant use. Fortunately, there are other options that have got you covered.
Just as their name suggests, these mid-sized rotisserie models can be fitted over your existing grill so you effectively get two cooking methods in one. They usually consist of a rod with two prongs at either end and a discreet motor that keeps things rotating smoothly.
However, the amount of food they can cook compared to how well they grip that food so you don’t end up with an unnecessary mess can vary wildly. To keep your grill game up to snuff, we’ve rounded up our top four grill rotisserie kits to try for yourself.
1. Weber Spirit Rotisserie Grill Accessory
Weber is among the most trusted names in grilling so it should come as no surprise that its various accouterment is just as well-designed. Built with enough capacity to cook both large and small cuts of meat weighing up to 10 pounds, it has a classic configuration forged from durable stainless steel. The metal is resistant to corrosion and can even be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. The central rod neatly fits into a groove along the top of the grill and the motor sits on one end where it can be adjusted to fit your cooking needs.
2. OneGrill Heavy Duty Grill Rotisserie Kit
If you’re someone who grills with a rotisserie frequently, you don’t want to be worrying about it giving out on you at a moment’s notice. You need something built to last. Durably constructed from polished steel, this rotisserie kit features heavy-gauge prongs to securely hold a variety of foods in place. But all that heft wouldn’t be of much use if the motor didn’t have the power to match. Luckily, this one has a 13-watt powerhouse that’ll keep things spinning beautifully, even if it’s something like a whole large chicken or massive cut of beef. It also features a clever counterbalance system so unbalanced loads can still cook without toppling strangely.
3. Char-Broil Universal Rotisserie Kit
Rotisserie kits can look a little intimidating. They’re all sharp prongs and robotic machinery. Despite this, the best kits, like this model from Char-Broil, are actually quite easy to use. Simply secure it to the top of your grill, load it with meat or fish, plug it in and you’re ready to go. While this kit works best with the company’s own grills, its easy-to-use mounts mean you can attach it to almost any two- to six-burner grill, no matter the brand.
4. Bull Outdoor Products Rotisserie Kit
Sometimes taking the simplest route is the best way to go and this nonfussy model from Bull Outdoor fits the bill. A streamlined design and narrow silhouette don’t keep it from performing well at cooking the kinds of foods we’d expect it to while taking up less space at the same time. At 30 inches in length, it isn’t the longest choice on our list but should still have plenty of capacity to accommodate your standard whole chicken and other common cuts of meat. The motor is likewise on the smaller side of things, but it should still function well under most conditions.