Really liked the stainless steel and the wood handles. I quickly pulled out my plastic claws and they are no match to these and look very cheap/soft in comparison. The HellFire claws are well made and feel good in my hands. I haven't had a chance to use them on a smoked pork shoulder, but did try them out on a pork shoulder cooked in a Crock-Pot and was very easy to shred it. I like that they are longer than the plastic claws and that the handles are wood as they feel softer on your hands. They clean so easy I had to look closer to make sure I washed them right. These are not your typical imitation or knock-off of a knock-off kind of claws. Very happy with them and will certainly recommend them to friends and family. Can't wait to use them on a tasty hickory smoked pork shoulder. On a funny note, my kids think I'm Chef Wolverine when I use the claws.
FYI. A while ago I purchased the HellFire BBQ & Over Gloves and quality is superb. So far my experience with their products has been excellent and I'm always keeping an eye for their new products.
I picked these meat claws because of the wide claws and wooden grips. The previous claws I had had thin “teeth” and plastic handles. The thin teeth are mor cumbersome to shred meat with and the plastic handles become very slippery.
These are quality built and I’m looking forward to my next Q time where I can put these to work. I will update this review with more usage info as soon as I can get a pork shoulder on my Big Green Egg.
Update: Smoked a pork shoulder last weekend which gave me the chance to use these high quality meat pulling instruments. The teeth tapered teeth allow them to dig into the meat and quickly shred the meat. I was able to pull this pork in half the time compared to my old pair. I will reiterate the wooden handles keep them from becoming too slippery to use.
This is my 2nd HellFire product. The first product I purchased from them is a set of HellFire BBQ Heat Resistant gloves. Best heat protected gloves I've ever used. These meat claws live up to that same high quality standard. HellFire is quickly becoming the brand I will look to first when making a BBQ related purchase!!
These claws are awesome!!! Very well built! Not cheaply built ones others are selling. Cooked a Boston Butt and used these to remove it from the grill and also used them to shred the meat. The wood handles are very nice and comfortable and fit good in your hands. I love all Hellfire products and will continue purchase them! Their quality is superb!!!!
Call me a Neanderthal, but for years I have been pulling my smoked pork butt apart with either my fingers or two dinner forks.....hello!?? Why hadn't anyone ever told me about these gadgets??? What a difference these tools make. So easy to grip and pull...it makes getting my pork butt out of the smoker, pulled and ready to go in a fraction of the time...still nice and warm, too. Guess I better get out more. Thanks for just a great BBQ tool...this is a winner.
Wow! I can't believe how sturdy and strong these HellFire BBQ Meat Claws are. My son smoked some pork shoulders and these Claws made picking up those huge shoulders very easy, and made the shredding so effortless. He loves these Meat Claws. HellFire has done it again with a product that is clearly exceptional and easy to use. The wooden handles are smooth and fit well.
Love the stainless claws, easy to clean. The plastic claws I used before had a much sharper point where these are rounded. These are a much better point! I do wish the handles were finished with some food grade product, they are showing signs of pork fat.
HellFire BBQ Meat Claws do a fine job with pulled pork and chicken. The claws make short work of a large pork butt and they are built to last. The wood handle fits the hand nice and cleans up easy. I use mineral oil on the handles just to keep them well sealed.
Love love these meat claws! They give you the power of Wolverine ripping into smoked pork. Much easier to use than a couple scrawny forks. Bonus... the label on box they come in is clever and funny so we store the claws in it between uses. Highly recommend!!