We tested the standard claw version and well as the longer handle Stainless Steel BBQ Meat Rake version of this product.
Compared to similar meat shredders, the main difference with Cave Tools products is that they are made from 430-grade stainless steel.
Both have polybutylene succinate (PBS) plastic handles, are very sturdy, and easily shred pork butts that are less tender than they should be when fully cooked. The long-handled “meat rake” version has a hole in the handle so you can hang them on a tool hook along with your tongs and other barbecue tools.
They can be used to pick up hot meat and poultry roast and to hold meat while you carve. The attractive packaging directs you to a website where you can download 25 recipes along with helpful videos. Both versions come with 30-day money back guarantees, are made in China, dishwasher safe, and extremely heat resistant.
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Rick Browne does product testing and recipes. A renowned TV cooking show host, photojournalist, and author of 16 barbecue books, he was the creator, host, and executive producer of public television’s popular Barbecue America TV series, a cooking and travelogue highlighting the world’s outdoor culinary landscape. It has aired on more than 230 stations.