The Big Green Egg Rotisserie
The Big Green Egg Rotisserie
So here it is. The eighth wonder.
For years now, we’ve been working on – and you’ve been asking for – the development of the official Big Green Egg Rotisserie. Now it’s here, and it’s another complete game changer. To the seven familiar cooking modes of the EGG, you can now add an eighth: spit roasting.
Thanks to the heat retention of the EGG’s ceramics, it’ll allow you to cook meat and poultry to crisp-edged, juicy-fleshed perfection – so this year’s Christmas turkey could be your best ever. But it’s just as effective for spit-roasting whole fish, large vegetables such as squash and cauliflowers, or even fruits such as pineapples. It can be used to cook both directly and indirectly.
The only original Big Green Egg Rotisserie is available for Large and XL EGGs. It features a powerful but quiet 220V – 240V motor that will consistently and evenly turn food over the flame. A coated steel ring attachment seals the EGG for optimal heat and flavour retention.
Cooking on the original Big Green Egg rotisserie
To help you get the best out of our eighth cooking mode, we’ve produced some simple guides showing you how to set up the Rotisserie to cook both directly and indirectly, and how to clean it after use.
We’ve also pulled together a collection of mouth-watering Rotisserie recipes below to get your started, from the simplest of spit-roast chickens, to a Christmas feast with turkey, stuffing and gravy. There are vegetarian options too, and even a dessert: caramelised rum pineapple with a pina colada sauce!
A world of possibilities
One of the main characteristics of a Rotisserie is the steady drip of delicious fats and juices that fall from the spit as it turns. Thankfully, it’s simple enough to set up your EGG to make the most of this flavoursome drizzle while turning out starters, sides or sauces.
For this, you’ll need an EGGspander System Multi-Level Rack, which will sit below the Rotisserie. You can either cook directly – grilling a flatbread, for example – or, by adding a smaller Baking Stone, you can create an indirect cook, perfect for roasting vegetables or turning those drips into gravy.
To make your life easy, we’ve bundled up the Ultimate Rotisserie Pack, including a Multi-Level Rack, Baking Stone and Stainless Steel Grid, all appropriately sized for your EGG.
Large Rotisserie bundle includes:
- 1 x Rotisserie for the Large Big Green Egg
- 1 x 2 Level Multi-Level Rack for the Large EGGspander system
- 1 x MiniMax Baking Stone
- 1 x MiniMax Stainless Steel Grid
No. It needs to be plugged into a mains source.
No. The Rotisserie is only available for a Large or XL Big Green Egg.
Not yet, but there will be very soon. We are waiting on the arrival of two different Rotisserie Baskets – one flat, one tumbler-style – which will allow you to cook an even wider range of ingredients.
Yes. The Rotisserie is compatible with all Big Green Egg Nests and Tables. However, if your Nest has shelves, it will only work if the shelves are folded down.
You can fit two medium to large chickens on the Rotisserie for the Large Big Green Egg. An XL can accommodate three.
Rotisseries are best known for the magic they can apply to meat: whole chickens and turkeys, or big cuts of pork, beef or lamb. But there are plenty of other ingredients that benefit just as much from spit roasting – they just need to be sufficiently large and robust to stay on the spit. Try a whole salmon, a cauliflower, a squash or a pineapple.
The spit can hold (and, more importantly, turn!) up to 25kg, meaning there aren’t many ingredients or cuts that can’t easily be accommodated. If it fits in the EGG, it can more than likely be cooked on the Rotisserie.
The basic Rotisserie includes everything you need to get started: a high capacity spit with spikes to hold your food in place, a stainless steel ring that slots over the rim of your EGG and creates a tight seal, and a powerful but quiet motor. Plug it in and away you go.
Yes. Combining the Rotisserie with an EGGspander System Multi-Level Rack opens up a whole world of possibilities when it comes to making starters, sides and sauces. Just be aware that the rack will be sitting lower in the EGG, in a tighter space than it would be without the Rotisserie in place, so you will need to work with smaller Rack, cooking surfaces and pans than usual. If you’re using an XL, you’ll need Large accessories. If you’re using a Large, you’ll need MiniMax accessories.
Yes. With the help of the EGGspander System Multi-Level Rack and a Baking Stone, you will be able to cook using our indirect modes, meaning you can roast or bake your sides while the centrepiece is turning. Be aware, though, that the Baking Stone needs to be a size smaller than the one you would usually use on your EGG: a MiniMax stone for a Large EGG, and a Large stone for an XL Big Green Egg.
No. The spit turns at a single speed.
Yes, if your dishwasher is absolutely massive! Otherwise, you can easily wash it in hot soapy water.
All of the metal parts come with a one-year warranty.