Cave Tools Vertical Roaster & Drip Pan Smoker Rack

Last updated date: July 29, 2020

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Cave Tools Vertical Roaster & Drip Pan Smoker Rack

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Overall Take

This smoker rack is great for grilling chicken legs and veggies alike. You can catch the drippings of the chicken and create your very own sauce! This rack offers endless possibilities. In our analysis of 14 expert reviews, the Cave Tools Cave Tools Vertical Roaster & Drip Pan Smoker Rack placed 1st 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
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
767 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Wedging 12 drumsticks takes no time and although this contraption is probably better use in a BBQ grill, it worked great in my convection oven. The dripping catch pan not only is pretty sexy but performs its job well. I really liked the fact that all the goodness caught by the pan can be deglazed and used for a quick pan sauce or a gravy. I don’t like wasting anything.
- That Other Cooking Blog
Cleaning this chicken leg holder couldn’t be simpler. The legs can be removed completely, and then legs, rack and tray can all go into the dishwasher. Overall, I’m extremely impressed with this Cave Tools chicken wing grill rack.
- Pitmaster's Choice
What experts didn't like

From The Manufacturer

BBQ Chicken Rack Fits Up To 12 Wings, Legs, Thighs or Drumsticks for Cooking On The Grill, Smoking, or in the Oven - Works on any grill brand including Weber Genesis Bradley Smokers or Big Green Eggs. Cook Vegetables Below In The Extra Deep Drip Pan & Also Collect Chicken Drippings For. Your Favorite Sauce, Gravy, or Soup - Great gift idea for mom or dad. 100% Dishwasher Safe Stainless Steel - Vertical Chicken Stand Legs Lock Into Place So It Will Never Collapse When In Use. COMES WITH 25 PROFESSIONAL BARBECUE RECIPES - step by step instructions and detailed grilling tutorial videos - Free Download Meat Smoking Journal iOS & Android App.

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.