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Original Mini Meat Tenderizer™ - 16 Knife
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Original Mini Meat Tenderizer™ - 16 Knife

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  • The Original 16 knife "Mini" meat tenderizer
  • Used in homes around the world to make great meals easy.
  • Achieve better cooking results from less expensive cuts of meat or enhance the flavor and texture of even the finest meats with the original multi-knife, manual meat tenderizer.
  • Razor sharp knife blades cut through connective tissues that can make meat tough. Simple to do, this age old technique known as “jaccarding” makes more flavorful, more tender meat!
  • Also helps to retain your meat's natural juices.
  • Perfect for beef, chicken, pork, veal, turkey and game -- readily penetrating flavor deeper into your favorite cuts.
  • Reduce cooking time by up to 40 percent, while helping meats to cook more evenly.
  • Improves yield and "plate coverage" by reducing shrinkage.
  • Tiny "heat channels" are created, resulting in faster penetration of marinades, providing more even cooking throughout the meat, and significantly reduced cooking times – all without changing the shape or appearance of your meat.
  • Made of FDA compliant ABS and genuine 300 Series stainless steel metal components.
  • Highest quality stainless steel results in sharper blades that will not dull, discolor, rust or change shape over time. Knives measure 50 RHC and are sharpened on both sides for prolonged performance that stays sharp – even after frequent use.
  • Dishwasher safe (top shelf recommended).

Backed by Jaccard’s Lifetime Replacement Guarantee: View Terms and Conditions

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Andre Jaccard's Lesson # 1 - Mechanical Meat Tenderization
  1. Who invented mechanical tenderization of meat?  Andre Jaccard; founder of Jaccard Corporation, is widely credited with introducing the process of mechanical tenderizer to the United States
  2. What is a mechanical meat tenderizer?  A mechanical meat tenderizer utilizes a series of razor sharp knives (see diagram below) to surgically cut the meat’s “connective tissue”, thereby making any cut of meat “butter tender”.  
  3. Are mechanical meat tenderizers the same as meat mallets or hammers?  No.  While a meat mallet can breakdown the connective tissues on the top surface of the meat, it does not penetrate far enough into the meat to cut the many connective tissue structures below the surface.
  4. What is the “connective tissue” of meat?  Collagen is the protein that makes up connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments. It is an incredibly tough stuff and if meat has too much collagen, it will be tough and hard to eat.
  5. What are the benefits of mechanical tenderization?  (a) Makes any cut of meat “butter tender”, (b)  stimulates quicker & more complete penetration of marinades and rubs, (c)  reduces cooking times by up to 40% & eliminates need to par boil poultry, (d)  promotes even / thorough cooking throughout meat, regardless of uneven thickness or low / high spots and   (e)  reduces shrinkage of meat during cooking.
  6. Isn’t this the same as stabbing the meat with a fork?  No.  Think of a piece of rope and the difference between pushing a nail through the rope stands and pushing a razor sharp knife through the strands.  A nail will find a path through the rope without cutting the strands.  A knife will slice the strands.
  7. Are all mechanical meat tenderizers the same?  No.  Jaccard meat tenderizers have long been the gold standard within the industry and have lasted the test of time.  They are made of superior, high quality materials and are backed by Jaccard's exclusive Lifetime Replacement Guarantee.
Customer Reviews
Rating Money well spent
I purchased the 16 blade meat tenderizer many years ago, while QVC were carrying this product. I can say without hestitation, this was money well spent. I would lost in the kitchen without this item.
  Reviewed by:   from Memphis, TN. on 8/31/2017
Rating Great Item!
What can I say.....it works! Does what it's supposed to do and does it easily.
  Reviewed by:   from Sterling, VA. on 7/3/2015
Rating Love it
I bought my Jaccard mini meat tenderizer over 8 years ago. Distressed because it lost a screw, I recently ordered 2 new ones, one for my daughter and another for me. In the interim while waiting for my new ones my husband repaired my original. Now I have three but will keep the two new ones. My husband bought me two different brands when my first one "broke" and I couldn't find your product anywhere. Neither one could touch the effectiveness of the Jaccard. I am even tempted to order the repair kit just to have on hand. I didn't know a repair kit existed until you sent me this request for a review. You should print on the jacquard package that you have replacement parts available. I would like to add that my original still looks like new. It is a wonderful little kitchen tool. It tenderizes and allows slits for marinade. It doesn't destroy the integrity of the meat. I use it primarily for brisket marinade and tenderizing. I love it. A five star rating for me. Thanks for a very helpful kitchen tool.
  Reviewed by:   from 8360 Colony Drive, Clay, MI 48001. on 4/18/2015
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We have had this meat tenderizer for 3 years. Absolutely love it tenderizes meat much better than a meat mallet-style tenderizer. We liked this so much that our recent purchase from your website was for 2 of my sisters-in-law. Our original Jaccard was bought from JC Penny!
  Reviewed by:   from st. louis, mo. on 10/4/2013
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