REVIEW: Broil King Rib & Roast Rack
Posted by Caveman Cooking on August 17, 2015
This is the third of five reviews & giveaways we are conducting as part of the Summer Grilling Review & Receive Series. At the end of this report are all the details of how you can win the item we are field testing this week. Be sure to read the rules.
One of our favorite meals in the Cavehold are barbecued ribs. Doesn’t matter if you make them in the smoker, or on the grill with indirect heat and a smoker box, we love ’em! I mean, what could be more Cavemanesque than meat on a bone cooked by smoke and fire, right? So, it should come as no surprise that one of the BBQ tools we chose to review from the Broil King Grilling Accessories collection was their Rib & Roast Rack.
Anyone that has ever tried to cook up some scrumptious ribs with the above mentioned techniques knows that the only limiting factor is the amount of ribs you can “Q” at once. Depending on the size of your grill only one, or two racks if you have 5 or more burners, is the max you can evenly heat indirectly. Even the smaller round or refrigerator style smokers can accommodate two, or three at most. If you are cooking for a large gathering of like-minded carnivorous Neanderthals, that just isn’t enough. And, if you want to grill up, or smoke, something else simultaneously … forget about it!
Enter the Broil King Rib & Roast Rack. With the ability to stand up 7 racks of ribs in the same area you are cooking one or two racks directly on the grids, this grilling accessory holds the promise to feed your entire clan. Let’s take a look see.
When we removed the rack from the packaging, the first thing we noticed was the solid, heavy duty construction of the stainless steel rack. No worries about the weight of a full seven racks, or a large roast or bird, having an effect on the structural integrity of this Broil King accessory. We also liked the included rib recipe on the enclosed instructions which claim that the rack is indeed machine washable. However, we opted for the hand wash option and found that some warm soapy water and a soft scrub sponge worked well in making the rack look like new after use.
Speaking of which, for our field test, we used three half-racks of full pork spare ribs with tips. They readily loaded in, leaving plenty of room for another four full or half racks. Though, we did notice that the thickest end of one of the half-racks would not fit into the center racks on one side of the ribs. Which does leave us wondering if the huge beef ribs some folks prefer would have a fit issue there. Though, they will surely fit into the end spaces of the Broil King Rib & Roast Rack.
We placed a drip pan under the rack (under the grates), heated the Broil King Baron 440 grill until the smoker box started giving up clouds of apple/alder/pecan vapor, and then situated the racked ribs in the center of the grill over two unused burners, along with six large bone-in chicken breasts. The hood temp was kept around 300°F, which smoked and slow roasted the ribs over a 2 hour period. That’s when we opened the grill and basted the ribs before giving them another 12 minutes under the hood. Even while stood up in the rack, the ribs were easily slathered in some Killer BBQ Sauce. The end result was three evenly, perfectly cooked half-racks that were tender and tasty. The Broil King Rib & Roast Rack also made for easy removal of the ribs when they were done.
Could we have gotten similar cooking results without the rack? Sure … if we wanted to have had two separate cooking sessions, as we couldn’t have fit all three of those half-racks and the chicken breasts on the grill with the two outside burners going. Plus, we never needed to open the hood and turn the ribs, as they received even uniform heat across each entire rib rack. So, if you want to perfectly barbecue a bunch of ribs, while making the entire process easier and more efficient, then this is the tool for you. We are marking down slightly for the possible fit issue discussed above. But, that shouldn’t dissuade you from adding this Broil King grilling accessory to your collection, as the thin side of any rack should fit fine. Want to win one? Look below.
MSRP – $47.95, seen online as low as $39
Cave Club Rating: 4.5 Clubs
Cave Club Scale
5 Clubs = The Missing Link
4 Clubs = Rock Solid
3 Clubs = Better Than Sharp Stick
2 Clubs = Not Fully Evolved
1 Club = Should Be Extinct
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