If you want a rotisserie for your Weber kettle then you have some great options to choose from!
Three companies are currently making rotisserie rings for Weber charcoal grills:
- Weber: Rings for 22.5 inch kettles only ($179)
- OnlyFire: Rings for 22.5 inch kettles only ($110)
- Cajun Bandit: Rings for 18.5, 22.5 and 26.75 inch kettles ($160-$230)
All of these companies are selling complete kits which include the ring, a spit with two forks and a motor. Let’s take a closer look at what these different companies are offering.
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Weber Rotisserie Kits
The Weber product is made of porcelain enameled steel and is powered by a motor rated for 25 pounds. The motor needs to be plugged in to a power outlet which is a mixed blessing. On one hand you never have to worry about the motor having enough juice but on the other hand you will have to look at an extension cord running across your deck.
The biggest issue with the Weber product is the $179 price tag.
Onlyfire Rotisserie Kits
Onlyfire is a new player in town. If you spend some time reading their marketing material it becomes pretty obvious that they are an overseas factory selling direct as a brand.
The nice thing about buying direct from the factory is that the prices are as low as you can get.
Onlyfire has a couple of different models for sale on Amazon including black, stainless and one kit that comes with a pizza stone. I have no idea why you would want a pizza stone with your rotisserie. Things are kind of strange with Amazon inventory recently so I think it is better if you go directly to the Onlyfire website to check out what they currently offer.
Cajun Bandit Rotisserie Kits
Cajun Bandit makes an awesome array of stainless steel rotisseries that fit 18.5, 22.5 and 26.75 kettles.
For each size rotisserie you have a choice between a battery powered motor or a traditional motor with a cord. I have used the battery powered version and found it was more than powerful enough for my needs.
What sets the Cajun Bandit products apart is that the rings can be flipped over and used on the Weber Smokey Mountain cookers. To the best of my knowledge these are the only rotisseries that fit the 18.5 and 22.5 WSM.
Which Rotisserie Ring is the Best?
Here is the Head to Head comparison chart between the three brands.
|Ring Material||Powder Coated Steel||Powder Coated Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Motor||20 lb AC||20 lb AC||24 lb DC|
|Forks||Two Prong||Four Prong||Four Prong|
I am going to make the call that the rotisserie from Cajun Bandit is the best.
Comparing Cajun Bandit against Weber we see that Cajun Bandit provides a counter weight and has better forks. More important is that the motor on the Cajun Bandit is a DC battery powered unit.
I have owned both of these products and I love the battery powered motor. The Cajun Bandit motor is just as powerful as the Weber motor and can run 36 hours on a set of batteries. What I loved about the motor was that I didn’t have to run an ugly orange extension cord across my deck to use my rotisserie.
Comparing the Cajun Bandit to Onlyfire we see that, while the Onlyfire is cheaper, it still has the same AC motor as the Weber product. And I have to be honest here, I would much rather support a small American business in Huntsville, Alabama than an anonymous foreign corporation.
If the folks at Cajun Bandit are out of stock then I would buy the rotisserie from Onlyfire instead of Weber’s. The four pronged forks on the Onlyfire are an under-appreciated upgrade that will come in handy when you put a pork loin on a rotisserie.
I go nuts when it comes to buying up Weber kettle accessories and there are a few that are designed specifically for your rotisserie.
The first accessory you need to check out is the Rib-O-Later. The Rib-O-Later is a four tray Ferris Wheel that attaches to the rotisserie rod. You can fill the trays with ribs, chicken wings, brats or even hamburgers. The Rib-O-Later is a lot of fun to use and increases the functionality of your rotisserie.
Other accessories include grill baskets and there is also a shish kebab attachment.
After you buy your rotisserie come on back here and click this link to learn how to cook ribs on a rotisserie.