To enjoy your meat every time you cook, the prepping has to be done right which is why your kitchen has to be ready to cook. While cooking meat is a piece of cake for most people, the results are often disappointing because of simple mistakes that could be avoided and having specialized meat washing, tenderizing and cooking tools is the first step in that direction. In this list, we have also reviewed the 10 basic tools you need to prep poultry, steak, minced meat or any other type of meat and cook it perfectly.
DRCOLLY Stainless Steel Colander Set
To get the perfect finish on your meat, you have to start right and that involves a thorough wash and that is where the colander comes in. Stainless steel colanders are the best for washing meat as they don’t accumulate stains. This set has a colander and a basin to drain into which makes it easy to wash even minced meat without losing the tiniest pieces as you can just collect them from the basin.
Legend Cast Iron Skillet with Lid
Stainless steel pans are great for frying eggs, cooking spaghetti and other foods that don’t require a high temperature for their initial searing. Meat does need to start at that high temperature to get done right though so you have to give up that stainless steel pan. This cast-iron skillet has a high heat retention level built for cooking meat on the grill, in the oven or on your open burner.
It is still given a smooth finish that doesn’t retain stains to make it easy to clean. Its silicone handles are heat resistant and safe to touch for safety. The best feature is the glass lid that allows you to watch and deal with every level of your cooking without dealing with burns from splashing oil.
Weston Manual Heavy Duty Tenderizer
A tenderizer is one meat prep tool that many people forget to buy until they are reminded about the need for it after the meat gets out of the oven and it is then harder to slice than it was going in. Your meat takes a shorter time to cook when tenderized and this little machine is built for that. It can also help give your steak a perfect finish by cubing it. All you need to do is insert the meat into the tenderizer and turn the handle so there is no mess and no time wasted. It is made from heavy duty steel including the tongs included in the package for durable service.
Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer
You shouldn’t take your meat off the grill or out of the microwave without ensuring that the inside has cooked properly and that is where this thermometer comes in. It is perfectly built for the outdoors as well which makes it great for BBQs. It is all waterproof with a sharp probe that sinks easily through flesh to get the readings you want. It can also withstand temperatures up to 300°C so you can use it on your stuffed chicken or turkey right out of the oven as well as on the meat on the grill.
Stainless Steel Meat Hammer
The mallet is Thor’s hammer for you when you need tenderized meat for grilling. You don’t have to struggle with storage when dealing with a mallet as it fits in perfectly with the rest of your kitchenware on the dish rack. This particular one is built to deliver the perfect blows that get you softened meat quickly. The flat side works when you need to flatten smaller pieces of meat while the textured side can handle large pieces of steak and other meat. It is all stainless steel which makes it durable and super easy to clean.
Grilljoy 31PC Heavy Duty BBQ Grilling Accessories
Instead of buying one tool at a time, you can just go big and get everything you will ever need to fry, grill or bake your meat in one package using a grill set. The set comes with a spatula, tongs, basting brush and a meat fork all of which make seasoning and turning your meat easy. This set is good for both grilling and regular cooking with a solid stainless steel build that ensures long service from each component.
AMZ BBQ Gloves and Tools
This is another grilling package that has useful tools you can use for preparing meat at home every day even if you are not a BBQ enthusiast. The gloves make it safe to handle your turkey or chicken when searing on a grill or in an oven. The best thing about the claws is that they are shorty and sturdy which makes them effective for tearing through both tough and soft flesh. The thermometer is another complement that saves you the cost of having to go for a standalone version.
Handmade Chef Clad Forged Steel Boning Meat Cleaver
Never underestimate the importance of a boning knife. While a meat cleaver will work when cutting steak and other tender meat, it won’t handle everything around meat on the bone and poultry. This specialized boning knife is a high carbon steel knife meant to cut through meat fibre with ease and access tight spaces when boning.
Kitchen Chopping Boards for Meat (3-Piece)
After grilling, roasting or frying your meat, you need to give it some time to relax and allow the juices to spread from the centre to the rest of the flesh. The same goes for your chicken or turkey. You can use this cutting board set to rest and even serve your meat during a BBQ. The three are enough to help you with different stages of preparing the meat so you won’t run out of room. They are all made of bamboo so you don’t have to worry about ruining the planet with your chopping board.
Home Servz Stainless Steel Turkey Baster Syringe Set
Now to the final step of serving the finished meat, you need to marinate your meat after cooking it. This baster syringe makes it easy to collect the marinade and inject it into your meat and poultry without getting burnt. The set also includes meat lifting forks as well as a cleaning brush for the syringe so it is a complete package.
Do you have any of the tools and gadgets we have mentioned above? Do let us know in the comments below!