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Rösle Meat Tenderizer
Product number: 12819
Manufacturer: Rösle
List price: $40
Warranty: Lifetime
Dimensions: 12" x 3-1/2" x 4"
Weight: 1 lb 9 oz
Composition: 18/10 stainless steel
Made In: China
Type: Kitchen tools: Meat pounder
Color:  Silver
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop hanging rack
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: It has been proven that you can cover a pork cutlet or chicken breast with a piece of plastic wrap, have a go at it with a short two-by-four (rolling pin, heavy skillet, etc.), and turn it into a paillard, or scallop, or very flat, stretched-out piece of meat, suitable for short, even cooking.

But a number of the great cooks want you to use a meat pounder, which has enough weight to flatten the meat, but has a smooth surface and doesn't require so much pressure or pounding that the meat tears. With this approach, you smooth and flatten the meat toward the edges, in steps, and wind up with a very even, ready-to-cook piece of meat.

This meat pounder or tenderizer from Rösle has the required heft, a stainless-steel surface that is like glass, a working end that is tapered to provide even pressure, and a seamless joint between the base and handle that is strong and hygienic. The aforementioned great cooks would absolutely approve.

Plus, if you go this route, there is no danger of tearing the plastic wrap and getting splinters in your dinner, and guests won't wonder why you always have a piece of lumber hanging from your pot rack.


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