Rotisserie Grilling Gas and Charcoal

Does rotisserie cooking look intimidating? We’ve taken the mystique out of rotisserie grilling for charcoal and gas enthusiasts alike.

When using a rotisserie always remember these guidelines below:

  1. First and foremost, all Weber rotisseries (gas or charcoal) have a 20 lb. maximum weight limit
  2. Almost any recipe that calls for indirect heat for a large piece of protein works well on the rotisserie
  3. When doing rotisserie cooking, using a drip pan filled with veggies and broth or water can help to impart a great flavor to your food, while also catching the dripping to be used later as gravy. 
  4. Always refer to your instruction sheet or manual for proper safety and lighting instructions before turning on the rotisserie
  5. The cooking time and temperature will be the same as with other methods
  6. Be sure to always use two grill mitts for safety
  7. When using the Infrared burner in the back of the Summit® S-670™ gas grill, turn it off after 20 minutes of grilling, and finish the food over indirect heat.

What are your thoughts? (7)


Rhonda M

Crazy question. Can I smoke/use the smoker box while I rotisserie?


Kevin Kolman

Hi Rhonda,

Yes you can use the smoker box with the rotisserie burner. That is an excellent way to add more flavor to your food while it is on the rotisserie.

Happy Grilling!


theodore a


I have the S470 Summit and have a problem with the motor/bracket unit. From time to time the spit displaces from the motor. It appears to be a problem with the bracket that houses the motor, but I'm not sure. As the spit turns, the motor/bracket will move to the left ever so slowly until the end of the spit is no longer sufficiently inside the motor opening to keep it turning. I see no visible damage to the stainless steel bracket but cannot think of another reason for why this is happening. If I keep light pressure on the side of the motor so that it does not move to the left, everything works fine. I normally cook a chicken, but nothing that approaches the weight limit. I center the food and even alternate the position of the two end screws to balance the weight. Nothing seems to work. I’ve had the grill for three years. Any thoughts? Is it worth to replace the motor? It’s about $80. Can the bracket be replaced?



Noah S

In the video, you say "medium indirect heat." Does that mean the center burner on my Genesis S-330 should be off, or just low? Thanks, Noah


Robert G

is there a rotisserie attachment that can be purchased for the Spirit E210, if so how much is it and can I purchase it through the weber site. (was not able to see one under accessories)
Thank you


nick w

I just got a rotisserie for my Spirit and really haven't found a lot of recipes for anything other than chicken. I want to do beef and pork. HELP!


Kevin Kolman

Hi Dabwolos,

How about some pork roast, prime rib roast, or a beef round roast? Any recipe that calls for a pork or a beef roast can be done on your rotisserie. There is nothing different, from a recipe standpoint, between using a rotisserie or other method. Cooking times are the same, but keep in mind the heat should always be indirect. Make sure you take the grates out and place a drip pan under the food to help collect the juices and also keep your grill clean. If you need anything else let me know. Good luck using your rotisserie. Let me know how it turns out.

Happy Grilling!


Mike M

Hi Kevin
Maybe the rotisserie should be considered. I have 3 rotisserie rings that I have used on my classic Weber and now on my Performer... Just this past weekend I rotisseried a pineapple on ring while I baked potatoes on the normal height rack and way up on top I was smoking racks of ribs
Also, when using the drip pan; I highly recommend keeping water in it at all times. If it runs dry, any drippings and such will burn and leave an acrid smoke flavoring on the food


Kevin Kolman

Hi Mad Myche:
What a great tip you bring up. Filling the pan will do some great things when we grill, especially adding flavor to the foods we are grilling. I always recommend when grilling indirectly using a drip pan full of wine, beer, juices and an assortment of veggies. Continue the great grilling and feedback. Happy New Year and Happy Grilling. -Kevin


Eric D

Great video! Does Weber have a rotisserie for the WSM?