The Rib-O-Lator is simple, goofy fun and works on Weber kettles and gassers. The Rib-O-Lator consists of four stainless steel trays that attach to your existing rotisserie; it does not come with a spit or motor.
The box is pretty fun….Advanced BBQ Technology….how can you argue with that?
The Rib-O-Lator trays allow you to cook large amounts of wings, thighs, veggies…whatever…on your rotisserie. You don’t really gain anything special by grilling your chicken wings with a rotisserie but it sure is a lot of fun! The Rib-O-Lator is not just a goofy gadget though; I think it is essential grilling equipment.
The true beauty of the Rib-O-Lator shines through when it is time to grill up some ribs! If you have a Weber kettle or Genesis then you do not need a Rib-O-Lator to cook one or two slabs of ribs. But what happens when you have a crowd to feed and two slabs are not enough?
Use a rib rack? Roll your ribs? Use stacking hover trays? I have tried all of the tricks and personally I think they stink. With the Rib-O-Lator it is EASY to cook four slabs of St Louis spares or baby back ribs at once. Here is a great video showing the Rib-O-Lator in action with four slabs of ribs on a kettle.
Assembling the Rib-O-Lator is pretty easy. Take the forks off the spit and add the two spokes with the pins facing inward.
Attach the trays to the pins.
Add one tray, then another, then another….
Then tighten up the two spokes with the included Allen wrench.
The whole process of assembling the Rib-O-Lator takes less than five minutes.
If you are using a gas grill you need to remove the grill grates before you use the rotisserie. I also take out the top row of Flavorizer bars when I use the Rib-O-Lator.
The fit of the Rib-O-Lator is pretty tight in a Weber kettle rotisserie. I found it easiest to insert the rotisserie into the ring and then add the trays. After a few tries you will get the hang of it 🙂
Spend a few minutes spinning the Rib-O-Lator and make sure the trays won’t be rubbing against the side of the ring. This isn’t hard but does take a minute or two of paying attention.
Add a drip pan under the Rib-O-Lator then evenly load it up with whatever you have on hand. In this cook I had a jumbo pack of chicken wings along with some thighs and drumsticks. Bank your coals, turn on the motor and let that baby run!
Clean-up is a breeze. I take off the trays, wipe the crud off in the sink then throw them in the dishwasher. I have read some Amazon reviews where folks have a hard time cleaning their trays; the only thing I can figure is that they are dealing with burnt bbq sauce?
You don’t really need a Rib-O-Lator.
That being said, it sure is fun having one to play with 🙂
Here’s an extra little sales pitch….if you know someone who loves to grill then a rotisserie ring and a Rib-O-Lator would make for a gift that they would never forget.
Click here to see the Rib-O-Lator on Amazon.