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Spit Rotisserie Motors: A comprehensive guide to large spit motors

Do you love cooking outdoors? Do you enjoy spit roasting your favourite meats? If so, then you need a spit rotisserie motor! A spit rotisserie motor is what powers the spit skewer that cooks your food. Without it, hand turning isn’t going to offer a very pleasurable experience, also without it, you risk burning, overcooking or an inconsistent cook. 

In this comprehensive guide, we will answer all of your questions about spit motors! We'll discuss what they are, how they work, and why you need one for your next outdoor cookout! So, let's get started!

Spit rotisserie motors are electric motors that are specifically designed to rotate a spit skewer. The spit skewer is what holds your meat/vegetables in place as it cooks over an open fire. Spit motors come in a variety of sizes and weight capacities. Depending on what you are cooking and the size of your spit skewer. 

Most spit motors have a one-speed setting, this setting turns your meat at around 3-6 RPM. However variable speed motors are available that allow you to rotate your meat slower or faster depending on what you are cooking. For example, you may want to cook gyros on a spit rotisserie a little faster so the fat and oil baste the meat when spinning. 

Spit motors work by attaching to the spit skewer and turning it at a consistent speed. This ensures that your meat cooks evenly on all sides. It also prevents your meat from burning or drying out. Spit motors run on electricity, so you'll need to have access to an outlet in order to use one.

There are a few reasons why you might need a spit rotisserie motor. First, spit roasting is a great way to cook large cuts of meat or even full animals like pigs or lambs. Second, spit roasting allows you to cook your meat evenly on all sides. Third, you can cater for a lot of people very easily. Fourth, spit roasting really is an event, you are sure to impress your friends and family when they see you cooking cuts of meat or even a full animal! 
So, there you have it! Now that you know all about spit rotisserie motors, be sure to pick one up for your next outdoor cooking adventure. You’ll be excited to learn that all of our motors come with a 24-month warranty for added peace of mind! You and your guests will be glad you did! Thanks for reading!


Large Spit Motors FAQs

The range of Flaming Coals motors spin at 3-6 RPM but more than likely at 5RPM. We have done significant research and testing to find the optimal cooking speeds. 

All of our motors operate at different watts. However our main 30kg motor (MO001) which comes standard on a lot of our spit rotisseries operates at 35w. If you’d like more information you can refer to the individual product listing pages or call us on 1300 002 771. 

Yes, absolutely you can spin a whole animal. We have a range of motors that will easily spit roast a whole animal, for example our 30kg MO001, 60kg MO004 and our 100kg MO005. 

Our largest capacity motor is the 100kg rated MO005 motor. This is the big daddy of spit roasting and can turn A LOT of weight. 

Our large spit motors cater for a round 22mm skewer.

No, quite simply our specifically designed motors have been battle tested in every possible environment to ensure they perform first time, every time. 

We highly recommend a counterbalance when cooking large cuts of meat or whole animals. This counteracts the heavy side of the meat and stops the “falling effect” which puts additional pressure on your rotisserie motor. You could say that a counterbalance weight is an insurance policy for the health and longevity of your spit motor. 

Most of our spit rotisseries come standard with the 30kg MO001 motor and for 90% of applications, this motor is more than adequate. However, if you are planning to turn really large animals a 60kg or 100kg motor may be beneficial for your usage. 

Yes, we offer a 60kg variable speed rotisserie motor.