|Item Weight||2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||15.5 x 5.2 x 9.5 inches|
|Item model number||CC3001|
|Assembled Height||5.12 inches|
|Assembled Width||9.75 inches|
|Assembled Length||14.96 inches|
Charcoal Companion Non-Stick Reversible Roasting / Rib Rack - CC3001
- One side holds large cuts of meat or poultry
- Reverse side cooks ribs upright
- Non-stick coated heavy gauge metal
- Model number: CC3001
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Product update 9/24/2012. After about 5 or 6 uses at least half of the welds broke rendering it useless. If the welds were good the 5 star rating would still apply, but I'm going to have NOT Recommend this product due to the shoddy workmanship.
This rack is very well made and sturdy. It says it has a non-stick coating, but you will need to treat it as if it does not. The rack heats up faster than the meat, so meat will pretty much stick to it wherever it touches unless it is treated with some oil. The first three racks of ribs I put on the rack (without treating it) got pretty well torn up trying to get them off.
When used as a rib rack, the dividers are not very tall nor do they have a lot of space between them, so if you want the best results with your ribs (especially spareribs), you will need to leave an empty slot between each rack to give the smoke a chance to surround the ribs. Also, the rack is a little small for spareribs. If you are doing spares, you may need a second rack, one for each end. It works well for baby back ribs, though, as far as size.
You may also want to slide a metal grate (such as a cooling rack) into the dividers with the spareribs to give them some more support as the ribs tend to flop over the top.
Overall a good addition to an avid griller/smoker's cooking arsenal. I recommend it to my friends that come over who want to get a smoker.
I then cooked 6 slabs using one rack and the ribs really leaned on each other. I ended up cutting the breastbone off the slabs and using them as spacers between the slabs. This seemed to space them well but was not ideal.
I ordered a second one of these and it did the trick for 6 full slabs (25 lbs) of spare ribs at a time. They spaced and stood up very well in the rack. The 6 slabs fit nicely on my 29" X 20" grill. (see my pictures on Amazon product page). Without this product I could only cook 2-3 slabs at a time on the same grill.
The non stick surface is still fully intact after using these 3 times. I never cooked over 250F so there was no reason for the non stick to fail. Anything over 250F is not really ideal for cooking ribs and if you plan to use high direct heat or direct fire you will most likely destroy the non-stick material. I use indirect heat from a side fire box so the rib rack is not subjected to high direct heat or fire.
All the welds on this product were solid when they arrived and are still solid after these uses. The wire this rack is made out of is just little bigger than a USB plug that goes into a computer device. It is also about the same thickness as the power cord to your computer.
Cleanup was a little slow due to the size and shape of this device, not the materials. It did require a little soaking when I did not spray it with oil in one use but still cleaned up.
I would recommend this product to a friend and even bought a second one after seeing how well it worked the first time.
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