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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    I use the ALVA Universal Rotisserie which has metal gears and runs from the mains.

    Very very strong.

    https://www.multiplyonlineshop.co.za...sal-rotisserie
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    I use this one. Maybe 20 years old with possibly 30/40 roasts to it's name.
    Admittedly, over these last few troubled years our Sunday spit has consisted of 2 mutton leg chops speared through the bone with an onion and a potato....Attachment 617214
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    I use one with a metal gearbox. The gearbox is a flat plate that should mount easily to your box.

    I will take a photo tomorrow morning.

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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    In my opinion the motors and gear train fail through overheating.

    I use mine on an open portable stainless braai. I have two bearing arrangements either side on the braai. When I bought the first one I noticed that the motor casing (spit motor housing) was running unacceptable hot so I built a fire shield from galvanised sheet, placed between the braai and the motor. I have had three motors, one my son uses, the other two have been going for longer than I can remember. They are all the LK brand if I remember correctly.

    When I have a heavy roast I put the motors in tandem. Drill a hole in the rear of the one housing where the shaft goes. Now the one slips over the shaft and there is sufficient shaft exposed at the end for the next one. I made my own shaft with circa a 120mm square section.
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Nothing worse than an off balance load or a weak motor and you get a fast side and a slow side.

    One side burnt, the other raw. That's where a reversible motor really makes a big difference.

    Also the motor must be strong enough to hold a load steady when stopped so that you can give the meal extra attention and "crisp" underdone areas.
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Go retro, no batteries or 220V required, just crank up the weight. Complete with balance weights, metal gears and speed governer.


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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    I have one that came with the webber fittings that fit on kettle braai. Took it out a while back and thought batteries had had it. Cleaned contacts and off it went. Tha batteries it came just last and last and last. looks like the ones in thread above and have no problem with unbalanced load.

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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    I removed the internals of my LK motor and fitted a 220v oven rotisserie motor on the back of the housing.
    It is silent, runs smoothly and I only payed R5 for it at the scrap metal dealer.
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    I have seen wiper motors being used on DIY builds.
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    This is my gearbox and motor.

    The 2 eyes in the gearbox plate are where the skewers go. It uses screws to fit to the side of my braai.

    The bronze ketotter from the motor fits over the pin.

    I can use it about 3 times before I need to recharge the motor.

    I have never had load or gear issues.

    I use wooden clothes pegs that I presoak in water to pinch things that threaten to fall over.

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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    This is my gearbox and motor.

    The 2 eyes in the gearbox plate are where the skewers go. It uses screws to fit to the side of my braai.

    The bronze ketotter from the motor fits over the pin.

    I can use it about 3 times before I need to recharge the motor.

    I have never had load or gear issues.

    I use wooden clothes pegs that I presoak in water to pinch things that threaten to fall over.

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    Where did you acquire this setup?
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    It part of my souvla braai.

    Which I love and adore and can't say enough good things about. It's one of the times when I opened the box and the item inside was actually better than I anticipated.

    If you are interested I can make a separate thread about it.

    https://souvlabraai.co.za/?gclid=Cj0...waAlTAEALw_wcB

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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Also got a souvla braai!

    Its been going over 7 yrs... Also have the same motor. Must have used it easy 100 x and its still going strong!



    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    It part of my souvla braai.

    Which I love and adore and can't say enough good things about. It's one of the times when I opened the box and the item inside was actually better than I anticipated.

    If you are interested I can make a separate thread about it.

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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Thanks everyone for your robust suggestions

    I thought I would tak a chance and get this one from takealot

    I am extremely impressed with the quality
    It is also about double the size (thicker) than the other.

    When I first put it on I thought it was broken.. but the thing operated almost silently.

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    I still have to cook with though, but that is happening tonight with something fowl
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Flatten the batteries a bit, slower the better.
    There is no task too simple for some people to complicate !



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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Thanks everyone for your robust suggestions

    I thought I would tak a chance and get this one from takealot

    I am extremely impressed with the quality
    It is also about double the size (thicker) than the other.

    When I first put it on I thought it was broken.. but the thing operated almost silently.

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    I still have to cook with though, but that is happening tonight with something fowl
    The "weak" point in your set up is the closeness of that motor to the body of the rotisserie.

    4-6 mm of fibre cement sheet between motor and rotisserie should keep the gears from melting away again!

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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyBlue42 View Post
    Also got a souvla braai!

    Its been going over 7 yrs... Also have the same motor. Must have used it easy 100 x and its still going strong!

    Same here, this is the one product that blew me away from day one. That motor has rechargeable battery, so no long mains leads required. Make sure it is charged and Bob’s your uncle.
    The system is so efficient that juicy cooked souvla meat on 3 big skewers are done within 40 minutes from lighting the charcoal ! The ladies can’t keep up ! Hehehehehehe.
    Used mine plenty times and never ran out of power.
    This company has gone from strength to strength with their product which is very encouraging.

    https://souvlabraai.co.za/product/midi/
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