From the Depths of Uselessness or Object of Desire? 3-in-1 Pitmaster Grill Tool


The 3-in-1 Pitmaster Griil Tool has a meat hook, bottle opener, and knife blade

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.


I have always been taught that piercing the meat dries it out.


  1. superdupergrover says:

    yes, but only because of poor steel and bottle opener. i think the meat hook – knife combo is a good and useful idea; but, ditch the bottle opener (it’s unsafe and cliche) and at least use 440c. 440c has tolerable hardness but is still cheap

  2. dph says:

    Looks like something you would buy from an infomercial, call now and we’ll double your order. Seriously though, seriously?

  3. Put down the “knife” and step away from the grill!

  4. Sam L. says:

    I vote USELESS. DPH nails it. Below even Ronco.

    1. The pocket fisherman actually worked.

  5. cmeat says:

    other than a prince albert, piercing a sausage’s casing lets out the juice.
    for flesh, bird gets flipped maybe twice, critter once, fishy not (skin down). couple holes shouldn’t matter much.
    that thing would wind up cleaning my grill grating mostly.
    and, oh yeah- everything is a bottle opener.

  6. Ze Kragash says:

    Agree with everything is a bottle opener. Sometimes for the challenge of it. Wife says I could open a bottle if all I had was a marshmallow.

    1. I use my wedding ring, much to my wife’s chagrin.

      1. Sam L. says:

        You’re a bad, bad boy, Clay.

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