Product Review: The MeatRake

The creators of The MeatRake recently sent me one of their beastly pork pulling devices to try out.  The MeatRake is made up of professional grade 304 stainless steel, nail-like shredders and has a non-slip polypropylene handle.  Up until receiving the MeatRakes, I had been using Bear Paws for pulling pork.  The MeatRake differs in several aspects from the Bear Paws and in my opinion is a better product.  Here’s why:

Let’s start w/ the MeatRake’s best feature:  these scary looking stainless steel meat daggers!  I mean, how tough do these things look!?  It’s important to note that these steel pork shredders are well secured in the polypropylene casing and aren’t going to break loose, no matter how violent you get on that poor pork shoulder.

Meat Rake Review

They come with some nice, thick, protective covers to keep the sharp, pointy ends out of harms way when not in use.

Meat Rake Review

The non-slip handle gives you plenty of grip to work with while pulling the meat apart.  One HUGE advantage here over the Beat Paws is that your hands are elevated and out of the way of the greasy meat, where as with the Bear Paws it’s fairly easy to get your hands covered in grease.

Meat Rake Review

Side by side comparison so you can see the difference.

Meat Rake Review

The stainless steel pegs on the MeatRake are roughly the same size as the claws on the Bear Paws.  The biggest difference here though is that the claws on the Bear Paws will bend fairly easily, while the steel pegs on the MeatRake are securely anchored and don’t move at all.  Don’t get me wrong, the Bear Paws do a good job of pulling apart pork, the MeatRake is just a better product over all in my opinion.

Meat Rake Review

And lastly, I know it’s preferable to see things like this in action, so below is a video of me pulling apart a Boston butt in a matter of minutes.

You can grab a set of MeatRakes for about $20 here on Amazon.

For more info, check out the MeatRake website, Facebook or Twitter.



2 Responses to Product Review: The MeatRake

  1. Trevor September 1, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    I just ordered mine yesterday, using just a fork and my hands just wasn’t working for me. I’ll let you know what I think of them when I use them. I can’t wait.

  2. Joe February 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Got these last week and used them over the weekend on 2 butts. GREATNESS!!!! These will save me from Pulled Pork Arthritis. Is that a thing? And they are well constructed. Great deal for $20.

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