Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by duhdley smdh
some ppl reviewing this product negatively just don't know how it works, a chicken is the easiest type of meat to prepare. One person complains about it falling off into the fire, impossible if done correctly with main rod thru the cavity of chicken. Once again we have ppl diving in head first then wondering why it ain't working, lol. Smh.
May 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verity Worst rotisserie
Let me start by saying that I love my Brinkmann grill. I've had their Smoke N Grill Pro for about 5 years now and its always performed beautifully. To expand my ability to make amazing meat, I recently bought this rotisserie attachment, listed on the Brinkmann site as the official attachment for my grill. Shame on me for not doing any research, but I assumed that the official rotisserie attachment for my grill would be as stellar as the grill itself. Boy was I wrong. I don't see how this thing could possibly be designed any worse and still operate (though it even operating is a matter for discussion).
I'd never rotisseried before, so I carefully read all the instructions that came with the kit. There was installation instructions and a weight limit, but that was pretty much the extent of the directions. To learn to actually cook something, YouTube came to the rescue. I bought a small chicken, under 5 lbs, and since the instructions said it had a 12 lb limit, I figured I was well within tolerances. I carefully prepped it, trussed it, spitted it...and during the spitting process the first design failure became obvious. You see, because this is a "universal" kit, they are trying to make something that will fit every grill, and every grill width. So the spit itself comes in multiple different pieces that you have to screw together to make the size your grill needs. The problem is that the spit is mostly round, with only 1 flat edge for the spit screws to land securely. And for something that is going to be spinning endlessly, you really want it to be secure so the item doesn't simply hang in one place while the spit turns inside it and not turning the meat. And because the spit is in multiple pieces, the flat places all wind up on a different plane when it's all screwed together. Which means that you can either try to balance your bird with the spit forks, or you can have the screws land securely. You can't have both.
So, now you have very unbalanced bird on your spit, which you take out to your grill and set up to do the spinny thing. When I started the motor for the very first time, it struggled to turn my not quite 5lb (unbalanced) bird. It would turn fine until it tried to lift the heavy part of the bird, then it slowed and strained, and finally flopped over to begin the process again. After some research, I learned that most rotisserie kits have a counterbalance to help balance uneven loads on the spit to help the motor turn evenly, which makes it so the meat cooks evenly, and makes the motor last longer as a side benefit. This kit doesn't have one. And with the round spit rod, there's no way to even jury rig one because it would just slip on the round rod (yes, I tried to jury rig one...)
So, your bird cooks for an hour or so (with the motor straining and flopping every rotation) and it's time to take it off and enjoy the bird that's been seducing you with tantalizing odors for the last 45 minutes or so. You grab the spit and take it inside, unscrew the forks and slip the spit out only to notice that all the connections on the spit are half unscrewed. Yes, my friends, the rod UNSCREWS itself as it's rotating. Imagine what might happen if you had a bigger bird (straaaaiiiiin, flop) and it took longer to cook. It would completely unscrew itself and dump your meal in the coals (or burners...grease fire anyone?). This happened even after I used some pliers to reeeeally tighten it after the first time. I simply couldn't get the spit tight enough it wouldn't unscrew itself.
And my last point. The death of the motor. I'm sure you could see it coming. We are a 2 person household, so I don't buy huge chickens. 5lb-ish will feed us for several days. And after a grand total of 4 chickens, the motor was turning so unevenly the last chicken was burned on one side and just past done on the other side.
Really frustrating. I'm glad I was able to return it and get some money back. Please, save yourself the trouble, it's worth the extra time and money to do the research and get something that will indeed fit your grill, but also will last longer than 4 small chickens.
March 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by janfromboston Universal Rotisserie Seriously Underwhelming
Very disappointed with this product. Installed on a Char- Broil T36-D and almost impossible to make rotisserie rod level. I had to bend the right spit rod support in order to close the cover. There is no heat resistant handle on the end of the spit rod, meaning that heat resistant gloves are a must. More disappointing, how in the heck do you feed this spit rod through a beef roast. The end of the rod is basically a flat surface. All previously spit rods that I've owned had, at least, a pointed tip to aid in feeding through the meat to be cooked. This product really is unacceptable and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
August 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gator5263 Nothing Fancy but works
I bought this product to use with a Char Broil Tru- InfraRed t-22....it took some adjustment but it works.
June 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Capt Skimped on materials
The design and fit are excellent. Manufacturer could have used more substantial sheet metal in the construction of the mounting brackets.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CPMACK1 Universal Rotisserie Grilling Kit
Its everything it was advertised to be, and does everything it was advertised to do. No complaints and would recommend it for others.
July 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Worth the cost
The rotisserie has a nice slow rotation . Easy to install. The cost was acceptable .
July 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mowenski Quiet and easy install
I installed this unit in my Brinkmann grill so I was hopeful that the product would fit the grill made by the same manufacturer. It fit nicely. And the motor runs quiet - at first I wasn't sure it was even running.
August 21, 2013