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    Default Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Can anyone point me to one that does not have plastic gears..

    Or if it has, good plastic gears, that wont strip after the first use..?

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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Are there even different makes?

    Or are they all from the same place?
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Mine is a Weber and its >10yo but I suspect it might be locally made. I think Weber might use LKs here locally for some of their stuff.

    What make have you been using?
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Perhaps try a more modest size roast ?
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    I have 2 LK's ones that I bought at the local co-op donkey years ago.
    I often use it for either 2 chickens (double prongs) or a large leg of lamb.

    They just keep going and are not even heavy on batteries. (Just keep spare batteries because you do not want to run out of power halfway through a roast.)

    The main thing to do so that the motor is not under strain, is to "balance" the load on the rod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    Mine is a Weber and its >10yo but I suspect it might be locally made. I think Weber might use LKs here locally for some of their stuff.

    What make have you been using?
    I have no idea, has no branding, but it looks like that LK's one

    I see there is a stainless steel one on Take a while...

    Anyone with feedback?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    Perhaps try a more modest size roast ?
    I did 2 less than 2kg roasts, and the gears started slipping.

    I doubt anyone could balance the roasts perfectly.. (How do you?)

    Any way, I think it was more to do with the heat, that affected the gears maybe..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    I have no idea, has no branding, but it looks like that LK's one

    I see there is a stainless steel one on Take a while...

    Anyone with feedback?
    It looks the same as the others, the internal gubbins are probably the same as the others, just the outer case has changed.

    How many have you gone through and over what period?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarnieH View Post

    The main thing to do so that the motor is not under strain, is to "balance" the load on the rod.
    I try.. but a bone in roast is very difficult to get perfectly balanced..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post

    How many have you gone through and over what period?
    One after 2 roasts of +/- 2.5hours each
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Methinks you are looking for one of these
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Not trying to lecture, but the other thing that I learnt is that the rod must be aligned and level.
    This also for where it inserts into the motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarnieH View Post
    Not trying to lecture, but the other thing that I learnt is that the rod must be aligned and level.
    This also for where it inserts into the motor.

    It is for one of these:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    I did 2 less than 2kg roasts, and the gears started slipping.

    I doubt anyone could balance the roasts perfectly.. (How do you?)

    Any way, I think it was more to do with the heat, that affected the gears maybe..
    Baby potatoes affixed with toothpicks to the roast to balance it out.

    Anyway, that's what I have always done.
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Nice jobby there Andrew.

    Is it still new?

    If I were you, I would still check alignment. Mistakes could have been made during manufacturing.

    I have the plain poor man's rotisserie and speak only from that experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarnieH View Post
    Nice jobby there Andrew.

    Is it still new?

    If I were you, I would still check alignment. Mistakes could have been made during manufacturing.

    I have the plain poor man's rotisserie and speak only from that experience.
    Its about a month maybe 2 old.

    Anycase the "rod" is supported by two bearings on the opposite to motor side, and the alignment looks fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Can anyone point me to one that does not have plastic gears..

    Or if it has, good plastic gears, that wont strip after the first use..?

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    If this is after the first use then return it to the manufacturer and make it their problem!

    Go online and send them a complaint and wait for their response!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirkba View Post
    If this is after the first use then return it to the manufacturer and make it their problem!

    Go online and send them a complaint and wait for their response!
    What type would you recommend?
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    There are a few battery powered units on Amazon.com that are metal gears. Haven’t owned one so no experience… metal sounds better than plastic near heat though…. They ship them to SA reasonably.
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    Default Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    We have bought a couple over the years and so far all working well.

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