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Meat Tenderizer Mallets

Meat tenderizer mallets are used to soften the fibers in the meat to make it easier to chew. You may know them under other names like meat hammersmeat pounders, or meat tenderizers.

This is a must-have tool for people on the carnivore diet.

Before I get into choosing one, I would like to tell you a story about my grandmother.

My son has ADHD, I have ADHD, and I’m pretty sure that my grandmother had it as well. She was the kind of woman who would search for her glasses all over her apartment until she gave up, went to the fridge to get something, and found her glasses in there.

One day, she was preparing ground beef for dinner. She picked up her meat hammer and slammed it down on one of the patties. Blam! Meat flew all over her kitchen, and my grandmother had a good laugh.

Yeah, maybe that’s not the way to use it.

You will typically use it when you want to soften meat that would otherwise be hard to chew, or if you want to thin chicken breast or schnitzel.

There are three types of tenderizers:

  • The hammer-shaped ones, which can be made out of wood or metal. They have at one end of the hammer-head covered with tiny pyramid shapes, and the other can be flat.
  • The round ones look more like a stamp or piston. (They also remind me of the brushes a hairdresser will use while shampooing hair.)
  • The oblong ones with sharp needles. (More hairdresser images… these look like combs to me.)

I went hunting for meat tenderizer mallets of every kind based on what I would personally prefer, and that is that it should look good and sturdy, it should be dishwasher safe, and it should be all-round usable, whether I want to flatten chicken breasts or tenderize a steak.

Here Are the Meat Tenderizer Mallets I Found

If I needed ten, I would get them all, but I’ll have to make up my mind for one of them. I love them all.

Sturdy Stainless Steel Meat Mallet
Sturdy Stainless Steel Meat Mallet

I found this one last, and oh wow, how I love its sturdy look. Now, THIS is a hammer! Swing it over your meat and not an unchewable fiber will survive. This is definitely my favorite, and it’s dishwasher safe, too.

Stainless Steel Meat Tenderizer
Stainless Steel Meat Tenderizer

I love the nice look of this hammer. It’s so pretty that you can offer it as a gift to somebody who loves to cook. It’s also heavy-duty and dishwasher-safe. The loop at the end allows you to hang it on your wall instead of keeping it in a drawer.

Meat Hammer Stainless Steel
Meat Hammer Stainless Steel

I love the simple and square look of the head of this mallet. One side is flat and should be used to flatten chicken breast and schnitzel. The other side has pyramid-shaped “needles” to tenderize your meat.

Double-Sided Meat Mallet with Rubber Handle
Double-Sided Meat Mallet with Rubber Handle

I love the bad-boy look of this dual-sided hammer. It has a rubber handle so your fingers won’t glitch if they are wet or filled with grease from the meat.

Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Jim Beam Meat Hammer
Heavy Duty Jim Beam Meat Hammer

This one is pretty. It looks like a hammer they would have in a bistro where they only serve strong whiskey on the rocks with the meals. It has one flat side and one tenderizer side. Sadly, it’s made out of aluminum and not stainless steel, so it’s not dishwasher safe. I kept it here because of its sturdy look.

Meat Tenderizer with Discreet Rubber Handle
Meat Tenderizer with Discreet Rubber Handle

I love the ergonomic look and feel of this meat hammer and the discreet rubber handle integrated into the metal. It looks like stainless steel and customers have washed it in their dishwasher without problems, but it nowhere says anything about what metal it is made of.

Meat Tenderizer You Can Hang on the Wall
Meat Tenderizer You Can Hang on the Wall

I love how the whole handle is grip-safe and the way the end is made so you can hang the hammer on your wall. It has one flat side and one with tenderizers. And it’s dishwasher safe.

K Basix Dual Sided Meat Hammer
K Basix Dual-Sided Meat Hammer

I love the look of the hammer head here, and especially that there’s an embossed image at the flat end side of the hammer. It has a full-size rubber handle to make sure you have a nice grip of the mallet.

Black Checkered Chef Meat Tenderizer
Black Checkered Chef Meat Tenderizer

Who says a meat mallet has to be metal-colored? How about black? This one looks awesome, and if you collect black kitchen gadgets, this one will fit in perfectly.

Tenderizer with Broad Surface
Tenderizer with Broad Surface

This tenderizer doesn’t look like an ordinary mallet. It has a huge surface, and you can choose between a tenderizer head and a flat one. It goes into your dishwasher without any problems.

There You Have It: Ten Meat Tenderizer Mallets

Among them, there should be at least one you fancy. Which one did you pick?

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