Originally Posted by FrankZ
What happens when you turn the skewer and the food decides it wants to stay cooked side down? I suppose you could double skewer if that was a problem, but some sort of grate helps with that.
Since the skewered bits are small and light in weight (these bamboo yakitori skewers are only about 5" in length) I don't seem to experience that problem of them spinning around the round bamboo skewers. But as far as the entire skewer turning over due to weight imbalance, that doesn't happen either because the meat at the pointed end of the skewer rides on top of the rail. Also, each skewer is in contact with one another as they cook so they stay put, and will not turn over on their own.
I can see this problem with kabobs and round skewers. The heavier bits of meat will spin. Of course, in this instance using flat skewers will solve this problem.