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.
They come with some nice, thick, protective covers to keep the sharp, pointy ends out of harms way when not in use.
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.
Side by side comparison so you can see the difference.
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.
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.