This is a rack for grilling jalapeno peppers (see yesterday's recipe). Why would you need one of these? Well "need" is one of those subjective words we all overuse and, to be brutally honest, you don't really "need" one of these racks like you would "need", say, water or oxygen or red wine. But, if you're grilling some jalapenos on your barbecue - and you should - then this little rack makes the job a LOT easier (and looks cool too). So get one - even if you don't "need" it.