Home Products, Product Reviews

OXO Meat Tenderizer Review

My kids like making and eating tonkatsu, a Japanese dish that consists of a breaded, deep-fried/tempura pork cutlet. We use chicken instead of pork. Having the right tools when cooking can be the difference between having a fun and enjoyable experience or a long and tedious experience. When making tonkatsu, the most important tool is the meat tenderizer or meat pounder. This is my OXO Meat Tenderizer review.

Please keep in mind that links in my posts are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you go through them to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. Earning commissions enables me to write, manage and maintain this free blog for readers like you.


As my kids got older and showed an interest in cooking, I started them with making tonkatsu. They wanted to pound the chicken, but they found that the all aluminum pounder I had caused them fatigue because it was too light, so they had to use more hand and arm muscle to pound the chicken.


As I made the tonkatsu more often, I noticed the fatigue too. So, I searched for other options. I noticed that my aluminum meat pounder was a little over 9 ounces in weight. So, I searched online and found the OXO Meat Tenderizer, it weighs over 14 ounces. It had good reviews, so I bought it. It was actually cheaper than my all aluminum meat pounder.


I’ve had my OXO Meat Tenderizer for a year now and I haven’t looked back. The weight difference of 5 ounces doesn’t sound like much, but it makes a huge difference when using it. I don’t need to use as much hand and arm strength to pound the chicken, I just let the weight of the pounder do the work. Hands feel just as good after I’m done pounding the chicken versus when I started.

Where to buy

So, I would recommend with out reservation the OXO Meat Tenderizer for anyone that tenderizes meat for their recipes. If you’d like to buy this meat pounder, visit this link, https://amzn.to/36FSila.

Related articles

Tonkatsu Recipe

T-fal Deep Fryer Review

%d bloggers like this: