I am going to vote for the former. The tool was designed by BBQ legend Myron Mixon. I just don’t think he designed it particularly well. I have seen dedicated meat hooks in the past, and understand the concept, but I have always been taught that piercing the meat leads to drying it out. I will stick to a pair of tongs personally.
Never mind the fact that the knife looks like a giant sperm, or that the bottle opener looks like it is positioned in a way that slicing the hand with the exposed blade is in the realm of possibility. While the blurb on Dude I Want That lists the steel as German, the Zvisoft App says that 5Cr15Mov is actually Chinese, with poor edge holding ability.
I think I will continue to use a pair of tongs to flip my meat, and if there is the need to cut into my food to check for doneness I will continue to use whatever knife I have clipped to my belt or pocket. I am going to pass on the 3-in-1 Pitmaster Grill Tool.
I know that this is a quick post. I spent most of the past 24 hours on the couch with a fever. I fell asleep by 7pm last night and didn’t get to the blog. I have more I am hoping to get to throughout the day, but wanted to get something out for this morning. Does anyone disagree with my assessment of this tool.