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Old 09-01-2006, 09:56 AM   #1
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Rival BBQ

Here is your appliance freak again! Maybe it's a male thing. I'm intrigued by the Rival BBQ slow cooker. Love pork back ribs and brisket but haven't liked how they come out with my slow cooker (frankly don't like much cooked in a slow cooker but my wife likes the convenience - don't want a divorce so I eat the stuff). Hope it's not another thing for the garage sale (think Popiel(sp) pasta maker, and other assorted "makers").
Anyone out there have a warning for me?
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:57 AM   #2
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The Rival BBQ is nothing but a slow cooker that's shaped differently. It's not going to do anything different for you.
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:12 AM   #3
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The Rival BBQ is nothing but a slow cooker that's shaped differently. It's not going to do anything different for you.
I didn't get that impression. A crock pot uses liquid and the food is submerged in the liquid (referring to meat). With this interesting appliance, there are racks inside that hold the meat. Certainly different than any slow cooker I own.

The perfect solution for flavorful, tender barbecue slow roast flavor.
Tender results every time!

Holds 3 racks of ribs or a 12 lb. roast
Patented multi-use rack design to hold roasts, ribs, etc.
High and Low temperature settings
Easy to use - turn it on and cook all day!
Come home to delicious "fall off the bone' meat!
Includes rack and recipe book
Dishwasher safe stoneware
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:19 AM   #4
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You have the option of putting the same ribs in your slow cooker with little or no liquid and treat them the same way. The big difference is the shape and the racks.

If you want an easy way to do ribs, you can just use your oven and save the money for the slow cooker.
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:53 AM   #5
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I like ribs in the crockpot, but was tempted by the Rival as well. Particularly when I saw a demo for making two roasted (rotisserie-like) chickens at one time (like Sephora's pic shows). The part that almost sold me, if you don't have a bbq and have limted space, you can add cedar chips in little packets for a smokier taste. You might find some more info and recipes in a google to their site.
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Old 09-03-2006, 01:17 PM   #6
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I have this appliance, and the main thing that it does - like a microwave, it depends entirely on moisture to cook your meats, so don't expect the meat to come out dry. As on an indoor or outdoor BBQ grill.

And you MUST add and keep a little bit of water to the bottom of the crock pan to keep it from burning, drying out and cracking!!

But it WILL give you moist tender juicy fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs, chicken quarters fresh shoulder and whole chickens!! To add a smokey taste, just add some liquid smoke to the meat while seasoning it, and get that real down-home smokey BBQ grill taste!!

You can even slow cook collard greens, soups and stews in it!!


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I like ribs abd chicken in the crock pot...
some stews & soups as well...
never tried the rival, I just have a regular old crock-pot
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Old 09-03-2006, 05:11 PM   #8
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My mother got this and the ribs come out fantastic the sauce in the cookbook that comes with is great
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:06 AM   #9
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Lip-Smackin' BBQ Sauce is my favorite!!

I love that!!!


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Old 09-04-2006, 02:45 PM   #10
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Thanks Corey ~ I thought this thing looked great. I wish I could afford the $100 it costs. Just have to wait a bit for that. Looking great for next summer right about now.
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