How To Use A Weber Rotisserie with Hints & Tips

Chicken on a Weber

Whether used over charcoal or gas, a rotisserie meal is one of simplistic beauty and full of flavour. Rotisserie grilling is actually a roasting technique using a spit which runs down the centre of the meat / fish which turns, so you get even cooked food every time. Most Weber rotisseries are driven by an electric motor which plugs into domestic household mains.

 

We promise, once you try the rotisserie, you will never go back to ordinary methods again! Transform an ordinary grilling session into a social event!

 

Whilst chicken is a favourite, why not open your skills and pallet to others like prime rib – it’s a no brainier or why not even try pineapple? The rotisserie handles more than savoury, it tackles deserts too. Think of sugar glazed pineapple spinning of the grill…mouth-watering!

BBQing Chicken

 

Tips When Using A Rotisserie

1. Check the weight of your food; Weber rotisseries have a maximum weight limit of 20lb maximum.

2. Use a drip pan filled with veggies / potatoes (with broth / water) underneath the rotisserie to catch the drippings to create great gravy and great tasting accompaniments.

3. Any recipe that calls for indirect heat for a larger piece of protein works well on a rotisserie.

4. Use grill mitts to keep hands safe whilst using the Weber BBQ.

5. Always refer to your instruction manual for safety and lighting instructions before turning on your BBQ / rotisserie.

6.Cook with the lid down for succulent results – the ultimate tool for a BBQ feast!

 

How about some pork roast or prime rib roast or even a round beef roast? These can all be done on the rotisserie and served for Sunday lunch, something a little tastier than the traditional Sunday lunch cooked in the kitchen. Don’t forget the drip tray underneath for delicious gravy or even tasty roasties and veggies.

 

You can add more flavour to rotisserie dishes by using a smoker box on the grill to add delicious smokey flavours.

BBQ Skewer

 

Using The Rotisseries

Ensure you use your rotisserie correctly by following the below guide.

 

57cm Charcoal Kettles

The Weber 7495 Kettle BBQ Rotisserie set contains an extension ring, skewer and a motor. You can roast a whole chicken / turkey and other pieces of meat with the help of this electronic rotisserie designed for all 57cm diameter charcoal BBQ’s. (In case you’re unsure see the Compact 57cm, One Touch deluxe and Weber Performer).

 

When the BBQ is cold fit the rotisserie to the BBQ and set up the BBQ with the indirect cooking method on medium heat by setting the glowing briquettes to each side of the charcoal grate. Don’t forget to use a drip tray with a little water between the briquettes to catch the juices. Secure the meat onto the rotisserie spit and ensure secure with the holding forks. Close the BBQ lid and turn on the rotisserie and cook according to your recipe.

 

Q Models

Rotisserie on the Q model BBQ’s like never before, thanks to the newly manufacturer Q rotisserie. The (fold-down) front shield sits on the BBQ grate to lift the BBQ lid to the correct height for roasting on the spit. Suitable for use with the 100/100 series, 200/2000 series and 300/300 series Q barbecues.

 

Whilst the BBQ is cold, lift the BBQ lid and fit the front shield to the rim of the BBQ. Light the burners on full for 5-10 minutes to allow the BBQ to pre-heat before turning of the middle burner (on the Q3000 models) or turning the single burner to low. Secure the meat onto the rotisserie spit and ensure secure with the holding forks. Close the BBQ lid and turn on the rotisserie and cook according to your recipe.

Weber Rotisserie BBQ

 

Gas BBQ Rotisseries

To fit the Spirit and Genesis models, this rotisserie comes with 3 forks which can handle a large chicken or roast.

 

Light the burners on full for 5-10 minutes to allow the BBQ to pre-heat before turning of the middle burner. Secure the meat onto the rotisserie spit and ensure secure with the holding forks. Close the BBQ lid and turn on the rotisserie and cook according to your recipe.

 

Why not add a rotisserie basket or skewer system to any Weber rotisserie to expand your cooking options. The basket can be used for potatoes, vegetables, fish, ribs and much much more. The skewer system can be used for shish and shami kebabs and even bread. Both these accessories will fit to all Weber BBQ rotisseries excluding the Q100 / Q1000 models.

 

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