I remember being a kid around 12 or so and the one job that my brother and I would fight over in the kitchen was tendering the meat. Of course at that time we had one tool for that job and it was this large heavy metal mallet.
We got to take that hammer and hit the piece of meat over and over again until it was finally ready for the grill.
My kids are not going to be able to have that pleasure as I have found a better tool for this job.
Cave Tools, the people who have some of the best grilling tools I have ever used, have sent me one of their meat tenderizers and I have to say not only is it more efficient and less violent to use it does the job amazingly well.
It reminds me of a chopper that you would use with my hand on the counter, it was small and compact, but really packed a punch. I used it to tenderize meat before marinating it, and our steaks were tender and flavorful.
The Cave Meat tenderizer has rows of tines, with 48 in all, that when used to pierce the meat gives enough of a break down to penetrate but not so much that you have flat and unattractive meals.
I used it on some rather inexpensive steaks and found that you could not tell the difference in them as per a more expensive cut seasoned and cooked the same way.
This tenderizer is a great tool and I think you will find that it is well built, works easily and does what is intended. Cave tools always has the things I need in the kitchen that make my job so much easier.
If you are getting ready for grilling at your house this is something that you are going to use season after season, the meat tenderizer will also make a great gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s day. If you are looking for one or more this season you will be pleased to know that Cave Tools is offering a special coupon code for 15% off, just use code TENDER15