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 kettles:
- Weber: Rings for 22.5 inch kettles only
- OnlyFire: Rings for 18.5 and 22.5 inch kettles
- Cajun Bandit: Rings for 18.5, 22.5 and 26.75 inch kettles
All of these companies are selling complete kits which include the ring, a spit with two forks and a motor. Lets take a closer look at what these different companies are offering.
The rotisserie kit sold by Weber (model 2290) was upgraded in 2012 and now fit great on all 22.5 inch kettles including the Performer series.
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 $150 price tag. You can get a nearly identical product from Onlyfire for $100.
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.
The Onlyfire rotisseries are available in a black matte and stainless steel. These rings are available for both the 18.5 and 22.5 inch kettles. The motors are rated for 25 pounds and need to be plugged into an outlet for power.
It makes me happy that there is a rotisserie available for the 18.5 inch Jumbo Joe!
Cajun Bandit rotisseries are battery powered. Some folks don’t trust a battery powered motor but their fears are unfounded. The motor will get 30 hours from a set of D batteries and it is extremely powerful. I have not read a single complaint about the motor from anybody who has actually used the Cajun Bandit rotisserie.
All Cajun Bandit rotisseries are made of stainless steel.
What sets the Cajun Bandit products apart is that the rings can be flipped over and used on the Weber Smokey Mountain cookers.
Cajun Bandit offers the only rotisserie available for the magnificent Weber 26.75 inch kettle.
The Cajun Bandit rotisseries are the most expensive option.
You cannot buy these from Amazon but you can get them from their website.
Cajun Bandit is a small American company turning out great products. The guys over at Cajun Bandit always get rave reviews for their customer service. It’s nice to support the little guy.
Weber used to be a family run business but got sold to private equity a few years back. Their customer service is still top notch. I have no idea if their rotisserie ring is made in America anymore but I kind of doubt it. In fact, I suspect they are made in the exact same overseas factory that makes the Onlyfire product.