Cheap rib racks

Cheap rib racks

Postby Fatmat » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:43 pm

Hi Folks, I'm just passing on an idea.

Rib racks seem to cost a packet for a cheap wire rack. As a very robust alternative, IKEA make a stainless steel expanding pot lid holder - http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/70154800/. It will hold up to six racks of ribs.

It only costs a fiver. The only snag is that they have plastic feet - however, these can be unscrewed.

I hope that this is useful.

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Postby wheels » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:17 pm

Brilliant - many thanks, I was just looking at rib racks a couple of days ago.

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Postby wheels » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:45 pm

Just looking, it says the height is 3cm - that's only just over 1" - does it support the ribs OK?

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Postby wheels » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:38 pm

Ikea's quite a way from us (about 30 miles), but I was in Dunelm earlier and they have these:

http://www.dunelm-mill.com/shop/cooksho ... ser-170705

It's 12" wide, 7" deep and 6" high. It should be great for 4 racks of ribs.

Some great lateral thinking on your part Fatmat. Many thanks.

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Postby salumi512 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:11 pm

I'd be cautious using anything that isn't designed to be in a heated environment. You don't want any galvanized metal parts in your pit, as they give off toxic fumes in a heated environment.

Even if it says stainless steel, they didn't say all the parts are solid stainless, just that there is stainless there somewhere.
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Postby wheels » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:44 pm

Sound advice - but I can assure you there's no galv in there anywhere.
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Postby kimgary » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:50 am

Thanks for that Phil, looks excellent and theres a dunelm 10 mins from us.

Of course its other use is as a toast rack to hold 4 slices of toast from your home made bread, door stop size!

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Postby wheels » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:06 pm

I like the idea of the Ikea one, if it's large enough to support the racks - the beauty is that it folds for storage.

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Postby saucisson » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:17 pm

wheels wrote:Just looking, it says the height is 3cm - that's only just over 1" - does it support the ribs OK?

Phil


The pack size is 3cm high and I would make a guess it comes flat packed and you have to screw the posts in :)

To hold pots lids they'd have to be much longer than 3 cm
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Postby wheels » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:34 pm

I did wonder... :?:

I'll get one next time I go to the hospital in Sheffield as I have to go past Ikea at Nottingham.

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Postby saucisson » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:35 am

I almost ordered one on line, but the postage was £5 and anything else I could think of to bulk the order up a bit was only available in store.
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Postby salumi512 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:00 pm

An actual rib rack is only a couple pounds more at Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Weber-3601-Rib-Rack/dp/B00004U9VC
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Postby wheels » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:17 pm

Not in "rip-off" Britain it isn't. You may be able to get them cheaper over here, but here's the first one the same as yours that I found:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Weber-Rib-Roast ... 065&sr=8-2

about $47!

Others sell from around the £12 mark.

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Postby salumi512 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:01 pm

Wow, that's quite a mark up. I have two that I don't use anymore, but shipping probably isn't worth it.
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Postby wheels » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:41 pm

That's a kind thought, but no, it's not. It's not that we can't afford it, it's just a 'sort of' matter of principle.

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