Original multi-blade hand-held meat tenderizer. Maximized cooking results from less expensive cuts of meat
Jaccard Supertendermatic 48-Blade Tenderizer
Achieve better cooking results from less expensive cuts of meat with the multi-blade hand-held meat tenderizer
Helps reduce cooking time by up to 40 percent; helps meats cook more evenly by reducing shrinkage
Razor sharp knife blades cut through connective tissues that make meat tough
Tiny heat channels are created without changing shape or appearance of meat, resulting in faster penetration of marinades
Made of white ABS plastic, the tool measures 5-5/8 by 4-1/8 inches
Pros - Far superior to just pounding, enhance marinade penetration, REALLY cubes the meat
Cons - The only way to clean it effectively is in a dishwasher--too sharp to clean by hand
I've owned this tenderizer for about a year and a half. Alton Brown talked about the joys of a 48-blade cutter for turning cheap, tough pieces of beef into actually cubed meat -- meat that's perforated to make it tender. It had good reviews on Amazon and was fairly cheap so I bought it. Now can't imagine being without it.
It's very simple to use. Simply press down and the 48 blades cut through the meat, piercing connective tissue as it goes. Using this and a mallet turns a tough chunk of london broil into an easy-to-chew cutlet. 48-blades plus a mallet turn a boneless pork loin chop into tender schnitzel. Pierced meat soaks up marinades like a sponge!
It's easy to clean although you can't really wash it by hand; you need the dishwasher for this. Simply rinse it after use with the blades exposed -- don't touch them -- you WILL get cut! Then put it in the top rack of the dishwasher. It comes with a protective cap to store it with no blades exposed.