Buying great rotisserie equipment
If you will be using your rotisserie grill equipment exclusively for smaller gatherings, then you do not need to extra expense of purchasing and operating a larger rotisserie grill.
- Do you already own a gas grill or a charcoal grill?
Many gas grill and charcoal grills can be easily converted (albeit temporarily) into rotisserie grills with the addition of rotisserie grill attachments which the manufacturers sell specific for your model. Do not purchase a generic rotisserie grill attachment, since it will likely not remain affixed securely to your gas grill or charcoal grill, and its breaking will result in your dinner being ruined, and your money wasted.
- What type of food do you plan to cook on your rotisserie grill?
While rotisserie grills can be used for a great many foods, including roasting chickens, turkey, ribs, and even fish, vegetables, and kabobs, you may have little to no interest in some of those items. However, if you want to be able to cook a turkey on your rotisserie grill, then you will need a larger rotisserie grill than if you are only interest in roasting chickens. If you are interested in being able to cook both roast turkey and roast chicken on your rotisserie grill, then you should be looking for a rotisserie grill that has multiple attachment options. For smaller items like fish and kabobs, which cannot be placed on skewers, look for a rotisserie grill that includes rotisserie basket attachments to be used in place of skewers.
- How big is your kitchen counter?
You can purchase dedicated rotisserie grills which look like overlarge toaster ovens – and in fact many can be converted quickly to convection ovens to provide a second oven to make cooking large meals more convenient. Apartments and condos, however, have notoriously small kitchens, and without adequate counter space or electricity to power the rotisserie in addition to your other regularly used kitchen appliances, dedicated rotisserie grills may not be an ideal solution.
Once you have considered your rotisserie grill needs, then you can begin shopping for the best rotisserie grill equipment for your lifestyle. Check out both kitchen stores and big box stores, as well as web sites specializing in rotisserie equipment.