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    Gyroscopic grilling - GIF

    Gyroscoping grilling. Does this motion allow for even exposure to the heat source?




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    Other than the novelty of building such a contraption I fail to see the point unless it was to help to fan the coals. the rim of what ever would be cooking will almost always be exposed to higher heat since any axis of rotation would bring the rim or edges much closer to the fire than would be possible of the 2 flat sides
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    This is a very badly named gizmo, it is not a Gyroscope with any stretch of the imagination.
    It is a set of Gimbals exhibiting the normally unwanted properties of Gimbal Lock.
    I agree with Frank S., it is novel and I enjoyed watching the clip, but it is impractical because of the uneven heat offered to the meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Other than the novelty of building such a contraption I fail to see the point unless it was to help to fan the coals. the rim of what ever would be cooking will almost always be exposed to higher heat since any axis of rotation would bring the rim or edges much closer to the fire than would be possible of the 2 flat sides
    Same here. More a visual gimmick for a street cuisine crowd, than efficient even cooking, it would seem.
    Who needs dizzy pork loins? Air circulating from below is more effective than fanning the top; heat rises. My temptation, besides eating the results, is a deeper box that isn't cooling above the sill, and re-heating the product.
    A normal rotisserie accomplishes same effect...with 1/4 the effort, and might cook twice the quantity.
    The gyro is only driven at the outer gimbal, slow turning sheave visible to the left. If the meat isn't distributed evenly for a half-ways decent center of balance, the inner gimbal would rarely present both sides anyway.
    The gif seems to demonstrate an erratic action as is.


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