Ribalizer® Rib Cooker Wins First Place Award of Excellence from The National Barbecue Association (NBBQA)

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BBQ industry recognizes the Ribalizer rib cooker - designed for backyard BBQ lovers to make “the best ribs they’ll ever cook”- with top honors. With the Ribalizer, it's just two hours, and three easy steps to perfect, tender smoky ribs made on a gas grill.

It is especially gratifying to be awarded top honors for the Ribalizer rib cooker, a product that is intended for non-professional, backyard use, by the passionate BBQ pro's that are members of the premier industry BBQ association.

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The National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) announced today that the Ribalizer rib cooker for gas grills earned first place in the BBQ tool and accessory category at this year's Awards of Excellence competition held at their annual conference, March 5-9, 2014 in San Marcos, Texas.

The Ribalizer is for barbecue lovers that want to make great ribs at home, capturing that perfect pitmaster flavor in their own backyard, right on their gas grill. Traditionally, cooking tasty BBQ ribs at home can be time consuming and failure prone. With the Ribalizer, the estimated 69 million US gas grill-owning households that may not have a smoker and/or are not inclined to spend the better part of a day smoking and tending them, can make awesome BBQ ribs quickly and easily for family and friends.

The NBBQA annual competition recognizes the very best barbecue products in a number of industry categories, and Ribalizer was selected from among more than 500 total submissions.

“It is especially gratifying to be awarded top honors for the Ribalizer, a product that is intended for non-professional, home, backyard use, by the passionate BBQ professionals that are members of the premier industry BBQ association.” said Mark Vinci, inventor of the Ribalizer. “The BBQ culture is booming in large part because of the efforts of the NBBQA, which is dedicated to sharing and expanding the ‘diverse culture of barbecue and the people who love it.’”

"BBQ enthusiasts from all over the country come here to measure their products against their peers," said Roy Slicker, association president. "It's a competitive field with top-notch products, and a NBBQA Award of Excellence medal is quickly becoming one of the most coveted awards in the foodservice industry."

The Ribalizer rib cooker is fast, easy and delivers foolproof results. Fast - makes up to six full racks of tender, tasty baby back ribs in two hours as opposed to traditional smoking that can take four to six hours or more. Easy - practically hassle free and unlike other rib cooking methods, requires minimal monitoring and just three simple steps: Prep, Smoke & Flavor, Tenderize. Foolproof - The secret is in the phasing of the cooking or “Ribalizing” - smoking (with the lid off) which imparts the distinct barbecue flavor to the meat and then cooking covered (with the lid on) to seal in the flavor, while imparting moisture to the meat from the simmering liquid.

The Ribalizer (patent pending) consists of the Ribalizer rack and meat separator which together can hold up to six full racks of baby back ribs, along with four disposable, aluminum pans. The pans are used as the bottom and top cover; after each use, customers dispose of the bottom pan and rinse the top pan for later re-use. The Ribalizer rack and meat separator are dishwasher safe, and replacement aluminum pans are readily available at retail or on the company’s website. The Ribalizer is sold online at http://www.ribalizer.com for $24.95.

About the Ribalizer and Cenzo Products LLC
The Ribalizer is marketed by Cenzo Products LLC, a Phoenix, Arizona based company that Vinci and his sister Susan, along with their spouses, founded to develop and deliver cookware and related products. Visit http://www.ribalizer.com or contact mark(at)ribalizer.com or susan(at)ribalizer.com for more info.

About the NBBQA
Founded in 1991, the National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) is dedicated to supporting the unique food culture of barbecue and the people who love it. The NBBQA'S goals are to promote the recognition and image of the industry, facilitate effective networking of industry resources, foster new business opportunities for its members, and educate and inform the public about the art and enjoyment of barbecue. For more information, visit http://www.nbbqa.org or contact Ann Ewing, aewing62(at)gmail.com or 615-419-3753.


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