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Meat Pounders

For flattening chicken and pork cutlets, we want a tool that combines force and finesse.

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We use meat pounders to flatten boneless pieces of meat or poultry into evenly thin cutlets so that they can cook through quickly and consistently. There are three basic styles: short-handled pounders; long-handled (or offset) pounders; and mallet-style pounder/tenderizers, which look like small hammers with heads that have a flat side for pounding and a bumpy side for tenderizing. ...

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