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Old 09-05-2007, 10:43 PM   #1
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Anyone used a Weber rotisserie?

Anyone have any experience with the Weber 2290 22-1/2-Inch Charcoal Kettle Rotisserie? Link

I can see lots of possibilities for this. I have used my Weber kettle a lot, but this seems like it would expand my grilling repertoire quite a bit. What do you think?

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Old 09-06-2007, 07:26 AM   #2
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There are some advantages to a rotisserie. You can cook and baste large items like chickens and turkeys without repeatedly opening the grill and losing heat.

However, I can't think of anything you NEED a rotisserie to cook on the Weber.

You're just going to have to justify this purchase on the basis that it's a cool new toy.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:28 PM   #3
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There are some advantages to a rotisserie. You can cook and baste large items like chickens and turkeys without repeatedly opening the grill and losing heat.

However, I can't think of anything you NEED a rotisserie to cook on the Weber.

You're just going to have to justify this purchase on the basis that it's a cool new toy.
Thanks, Andy, for the reality check. It's true that I can think of few things I can't cook on the Weber, and none of those are magically made possible with the rotisserie. I still may get it, just to play. Too bad, though, that you couldn't tell me I need this toy--um-- grilling essential!
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:33 PM   #4
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Thanks, Andy, for the reality check. It's true that I can think of few things I can't cook on the Weber, and none of those are magically made possible with the rotisserie. I still may get it, just to play. Too bad, though, that you couldn't tell me I need this toy--um-- grilling essential!

You absolutely have to get this piece of equipment. The very existance of mankind hangs in the balance. I'm available to taste test your first efforts. Just dial 1-800-Eat-4Free.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:35 PM   #5
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You absolutely have to get this piece of equipment. The very existance of mankind hangs in the balance. I'm available to taste test your first efforts. Just dial 1-800-Eat-4Free.
I knew it!
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:01 PM   #6
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I love mine! It takes the indirect cooking of a Weber kettle up to another level, with the entire surface of the meat getting equally crispy.

I use it mostly on fattier cuts, like chicken wings (I got the basket attachment), duck, and leg of lamb. I've also done a prime rib and a pork loin, but it offends me shove a spit through the middle of those pieces of beautiful meat.

The kettle does an excellent job of indirect cooking, so a rotiss is NOT really necessary. But I wouldn't give mine up!

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Old 09-06-2007, 09:21 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input, Lee. I haven't seen the basket attachment; I'll go alooking!
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I love my mine also. It is fabulous for prime rib, it actually cooks faster and tastes better. it is also good for a small turkey, and whole chickens. I brined a 13lb turkey and cooked it on mine. WOW was it good n juicy
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However, I can't think of anything you NEED a rotisserie to cook on the Weber.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:20 AM   #10
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I'm definitely a big fan of this rotisserie. Everything we have made on it has been really juicy and perfectly cooked.
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I'm definitely a big fan of this rotisserie. Everything we have made on it has been really juicy and perfectly cooked.
I have a rotisserie over our BBQ but my first attempt at cooking a piece of pork didn't work out to well
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What are you making there attie? Blackened what?


oops, I better go check on the ribs
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What are you making there attie? Blackened what?


oops, I better go check on the ribs
That WAS a piece of roasting pork pacanis, once it caught fire the fat fed it and the flames got higher and higher until we ended up with a little black ball --- it was crispy
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