BBQ-Aid 5-In-1 Smoker Rack Set

Last updated date: July 29, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

BBQ-Aid 5-In-1 Smoker Rack Set

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Overall Take

With five different functions, this smoker rack set is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Set up for your next cookout with this incredibly versatile product. In our analysis of 14 expert reviews, the BBQ-Aid BBQ-Aid 5-In-1 Smoker Rack Set placed 4th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 29, 2020:
Checkout The Best Smoker Rack for a detailed review of all the top smoker racks.

Expert Summarized Score
8.0
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
139 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Durable stainless steel is easy to cook on, clean, and break down for storage. Can be used in the oven and on the grill. Sliding tray allows for beer, wine, marinade, or wood chips.
- BestReviews
This unit has been made using durable stainless steel which helps in holding heat evenly. Cleaning this unit is just easy due to the fact that the unit is dishwasher safe. Every piece of the unit can be disassembled allowing you to store it without any stress when it’s not being used.
- All Top Ten Reviews
What experts didn't like
Holes on the underside of the rack are a bit on the sharp side, so user should handle with care.
- BestReviews
It is weighty.
- All Top Ten Reviews

From The Manufacturer

THE ULTIMATE GIFT FOR A GRILLER OR COOK - The sliding trey has two flavor compartments for beer / wine or your favorite marinade and also a compartment for smoker wood chips for that delicious smoky flavor and taste. You can also use as a jalapeno roaster rack, beer can chicken holder or skewers grilling rack. SWITCH BETWEEN / COMBINE 5 FUNCTIONS - Make incredible barbecue with: chicken beer can vertical roaster, jalapeno popper grilling rack / chili pepper, smoker box, flat skewer rack trey and an elevated grilling rack. EASY CLEANUP, DISHWASHER SAFE - Make Great BBQ and don't worry about having to clean a million different tools. We use high grade stainless steel, which is perfectly safe to put in your dishwasher or wash by hand. Our grilling accessories BBQ tool is detachable, so you only have to wash the parts you use. No more messy cleanups. SIMPLE BREAKDOWN AND STORE - Our barbeque accessories multi set is modular, so it can be taken apart and stored for quick and easy access. The next time you use it, just simply assemble the parts you need and get grilling right away!

Overall Product Rankings

Cave Tools Vertical Roaster & Drip Pan Smoker Rack
1. Cave Tools Vertical Roaster & Drip Pan Smoker Rack
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 2
Cave Tools Jalapeno Grill Smoker Rack
2. Cave Tools Jalapeno Grill Smoker Rack
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 5
AISHN Chicken Leg Wing Grill Smoker Rack
3. AISHN Chicken Leg Wing Grill Smoker Rack
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 1
BBQ-Aid 5-In-1 Smoker Rack Set
4. BBQ-Aid 5-In-1 Smoker Rack Set
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
Sorbus Non-Stick Rib Smoker Rack
5. Sorbus Non-Stick Rib Smoker Rack
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
Dracarys Stainless BBQ Rib Smoker Rack
6. Dracarys Stainless BBQ Rib Smoker Rack
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0

An Overview On Smoker Racks

One way to enjoy your backyard with friends and family is by grilling out. When grilling out, you want to have space and time to make the best food. With a smoker rack, you can take your cookout to the next level. Smoker racks have the ability to hold a lot of meat saving you space so you are able to cook more on your grill.

A lot of racks also have room for vegetables or a drip pan that catches any juices from your roasting meat. With these juices, you can create gravy, sauce or even soup.

With a lot of racks, they come with multiple different features. Some features to look for are stainless steel options. Stainless steel is best because it allows you to wash them in your dishwasher without worry.

A good quality stainless steel rack will be with you for years to come. You should also look for a rack that is non-stick so you do not have to worry about scrubbing any meat or vegetables off.

Other key features would be looking for a rack that not only smokes but has other cooking options. The BBQ-Aid 5 in 1 set allows you to do just that. It comes with a beer can vertical roaster, jalapeno popper grilling rack, smoker box, flat skewer rack trey and an elevated grilling rack.

Many racks focus on chicken legs or thighs, but you cannot forget about ribs. Rib racks should hold ribs upright and allow for air to flow evenly while cooking. You should not have to flip anything while it is cooking. Your rack should be durable and big enough for your needs. A good option is the Sorbus non-stick rib rack. It has four rib racks and is made for slow cooking.

DWYM Fun Fact

We would like to think that any day is a good day for a cookout, but technically the most popular day to grill in the United States is the Fourth of July. Memorial Day is second and Labor Day is third. The most common foods people cook are first burgers, second steak and then hotdogs and chicken. 

We also are still not sure where BBQ came from. Some believe the Spanish brought it over, but others think the French brought it from their Caribbean colonies. Either way, we love that it made its way to us! 

 

The Smoker Rack Buying Guide

  • Start grilling with your smoker racks low and slow. This means take your time, start on a lower heat setting and let the meat take in the flavors. This is not the time to rush. 
  • Know the difference in the smoke you see. Black smoke is bad, white smoke is good. White smoke means your grill is doing its job, black smoke can lead to off-tasting meat and vegetables. 
  • Be safe! Never leave your grill unattended. It can be easy to do so because grilling out is relatively low pressure, especially with a smoker rack helping you. But you need to remain safe and keep your eye on the prize! 
  • Know when to stop. You do not want your meat or veggies overdone or too smokey. A little bit goes a long way. 
  • Get to know your meat. Not all meat will smoke the same. Some might need more time, some might need less. It might take you a few tries to get it just right (or maybe you are already an expert!). 
  • Always make sure to start with a clean grill. You do not want last week’s flavors to seep into tonight’s. A clean grill lets you start from scratch so you can make the most out of your vegetables or meat.
  • Do not move the food around. Smoker racks are made to cook your food evenly without having to worry about flipping. Just let it sit and do its job.
  • Try not to squeeze or flatten your meat. It can be tempting to do this as you might think it will help you cook faster, but you will be squeezing the juice right out of your meat.  
  • Buy a meat thermometer. Some meats can be tricky to see when they are done. A meat thermometer will make it so your meat is cooked to perfection.
  • Rest your meat. Try not to serve right away. Allowing the meat to sit for five to 15 minutes after cooking allows the juices to redistribute.