A BBQ rotisserie unit is a way to cook foods evenly. Some rotisseries can be used indoors or out. However, the majority of rotisseries are meant to be used in conjunction with a BBQ pit. When purchasing a BBQ rotisserie, it is important to remember that there are immediate costs and long term costs.
Whether you are purchasing a BBQ rotisserie to use for employee functions or to cook items to sell to customers, you must consider all the costs associated with the rotisserie. Use the following information to help guide you through the costs of owning a BBQ rotisserie unit.
1. Consider the cost of the actual BBQ rotisserie unit.
2. Add in the cost of BBQ rotisserie baskets.
3. Factor in the cost of replacing parts periodically.
Determine the cost of the BBQ rotisserieThe cost of a new BBQ rotisserie varies greatly depending on the style and size of the unit you purchase. For a portable barbeque rotisserie, you can expect to pay at least $130. However, full stand alone units are usually higher than $2,500.
Factor in the cost of BBQ rotissery basketsA BBQ rotissery basket, which comes in round, flat or oblong versions, is the accessory that keeps the meat and/or vegetables from falling into the fire or heat source. These baskets must be replaced periodically. You can expect to pay anywhere from $10 to $50 on each basket, depending on the size and style of the basket. However, some large baskets may cost a little more.
Plan to replace BBQ rotisserie partsReplacing parts on your barbecue rotisserie can make the equipment last longer. However, these parts can put a dent in your budget. For motors, you can expect to pay $50 to more than $200. Replacement spit rods cost around $20, while counterweights are usually under $20.
- If you are purchasing a BBQ rotisserie unit to cook food that will be sold, make sure you add the cost of obtaining permits to your budget. In some areas, these permits are priced under $100. However, they may be more expensive in your area. Contact your local health department for more information.