V Shaped Roasting Rack is made of V shaped pieces of metal attached
to a frame with handles. The rack resembles a basket. The V-shaped
rack cradles the meat and when used for a chicken, it holds the
wings and legs next to the body. It produces the crispy skin on a
chicken due to its ability to conduct heat. It is sometimes
referred to as a cradle roasting rack. This rack only works for
small birds and roasts that are 5 pounds or smaller.
Non Adjustable V-racks are made of v-shaped pieces of metal that
are attached to a frame that has handles on it. This rack works
well to cradle the roast or bird and hold it in place, but because
the metal bars are generally so far apart, the wings and legs of a
bird fall through. This makes it difficult to turn the bird if
necessary or to remove it from the rack without tearing the wings
Adjustable V-racks have two sides that can be adjusted to change
the width of the V that they form. This allows you to better fit
the rack to the meat you are placing on it. A problem may occur if
you have to turn the roast or bird on the rack because the rack has
a tendency to collapse.
Roasting rack is a slightly raised rack usually made of stainless
steel or a non stick coated metal. It elevates meat above the pan
in which it is roasting. The availability of these racks prevent
the meat from cooking in any drippings and allows adequate air
circulation for even cooking and browning.