If you are thinking of hiring or buying a hog roast machine you will find this article a great help. Here we explain what you can expect from a modern spit roaster with the aim of helping you to choose the right machine for the job.
Most modern hog roasters run on either gas or propane. Both fuels perform well and have their own advantages and disadvantages. Which you choose depends on where you are planning to set up and use your spit roasting machine.
Size and features
Most machines are designed to cook a single hog or a range of other smaller joints. Some allow you to cook a hog along with side dishes, for example jacket potatoes.
Other machines include the capacity to allow you to store some warm food under the spit roasting compartment to and keep it warm. A few have a small oven built in or plate warmers. You can also hire or buy machines that allow you to spit roast meats while, at the same time barbecuing other meats.
It is possible to use some modern hog roasting machines indoors as well as outdoors. Most machines are mounted on trolley. It is also possible to buy machines that are mounted on trolleys that have fat pneumatic tyres, which allows it to be manoeuvred across quite rough terrain, including gravel. Getting a large hog roasting machine through a standard doorway can be an issue so narrow models are also available.
The versatility of modern spit roasters makes them an ideal choice for someone who wants to set up a catering firm. One machine can be used to cook a wide range of foods giving a self-employed caterer access to a large base of potential clients.