When cooking with meat especially steak it’s very common to use a meat tenderizer in order to soften the meat. This ensures your meat of choice is cooked to perfection. The use of a meat tenderizer is highly recommended for anyone from novices in the kitchen to pro chefs in top restaurants.
So what Meat Tenderizer is the best?
The range of different meat tenderizers on the market these days is quite diverse. Something to consider when purchasing a tenderizer is the style you prefer. These included:
- – a pin/blade style meat tenderizer
- – mallet/hammer style meat tenderizer
In this article we will review a range of meat tenderizers readily available on the market in Australia today.
5 BEST MEAT TENDERIZER FOR AUSTRALIA 
MEAT TENDERIZER COMPARISONS 
|Model||Model #||Overall Rating||Material||Review|
|Meat Tenderizer, 48 Stainless Steel Ultra Sharp Needle Blade Tenderizer||Plastic with Stainless Steel blades||Meat Tenderizer Review||CHECK PRICE|
|ROSENICE Meat Tenderizer Tool 48 Ultra Sharp Needle||Plastic with Stainless Steel blades||ROSENICE Meat Review||CHECK PRICE|
|ZYLISS Meat Tenderizer||Plastic with Stainless Steel blades||YLISS Meat Tenderizer Review||CHECK PRICE|
|Checkered Chef Meat Tenderiser||Metal/Rubber Handle||Checkered Chef Review||CHECK PRICE|
|BOQUN Meat Tenderizer Stainless Steel Loose Meat Hammer||Stainless Steel||BOQUN Meat Review||CHECK PRICE|
Matt, Owner of Bigwig Jerky Co.
BEST MEAT TENDERIZER REVIEWS: AUSTRALIA 
Meat Tenderizer, 48 Stainless Steel Ultra Sharp Needle Blade Tenderizer
The 48 stainless steel blades on this meat tenderizer pierce straight through tough meat as it creates dozens of tiny holes with every press. These incisions break apart every inch of tough tissue, helping the meat absorb the marinade all the way through – perfect for when making beef jerky. It even reduces cooking time.
The stainless steel blades make this meat tenderizer robust and durable. Since the blades are sharpened on both sides, the tenderizer stays sharp and effective, even under frequent use.
One of the best features of this meat tenderizer is its easy-to-grip handle. Thanks to the handle on this meat tenderizer, it does not take much effort to press down into the meat.
The handy protection cover is another key feature, making this meat tenderizer extremely safe to use. The blades only deploy when pressed.
It is recommended that you soak this meat tenderizer in warm, soapy water to clean it. It comes with a nifty cleaning brush which aids cleaning in between the different blades, which would otherwise be a bit challenging.
ROSENICE Meat Tenderizer Tool 48 Ultra Sharp Needle
The ROSENICE meat tenderizer works effectively to soften any piece of meat using its 48 stainless steel blades. The powerful tenderizer breaks down the connective tissue of the meat to soften the pieces, reduce the overall cooking time, and create a myriad of channels for a marinade to seep into every part of the meat. It can quickly deploy dozens of holes into your piece of meat as the robust stainless steel blades cut right through the sinew.
Its ergonomic design makes this meat tenderizer easy to use and comfortable to handle. Press it into the meat as much as you need and enjoy the quick results. The unique ergonomic handle design requires minimal effort from you since the blades deploy when you press down on the tenderizer.
One of the best features of this meat tenderizer is that it is dishwasher safe. Being able to throw it into the dishwasher saves you time and trouble. Once clean, you can throw on the clear protective cover that’s included with the tenderizer so that it is safe to store and easy to maintain.
ZYLISS Meat Tenderizer
The ZYLISS meat tenderizer works well to break down all those tough meat fibres that make your cut of meat hard to cut and chew. The 30 angled blades ensure that this meat tenderizer will slice right through the meat in a way that not all comparable products will. In doing so, it allows the meat to absorb more marinade and retain more of the delicious liquids that soften and flavours it.
The meat tenderizer works well for all types of meat, including poultry, beef, pork, and lamb. The 30 blades facilitate even coverage over the whole cut of meat—it even works well on thicker cuts.
It is also surprisingly easy to use. All you have to do is place this tenderizer over the meat and press down. Remove your hand from the device to retract the blades from the piece of meat.
To make cleaning easier, the knife guard is removable, and you can throw it directly into the dishwasher when you’re finished. For safe and easy storage, put the knife guard back on and throw it back into the drawer.
Checkered Chef Meat Tenderiser
The Checkered Chef double-sided meat mallet works well to tenderize any cut of meat, as well as to thin it out. The flat side is designed for pounding the meat until it becomes a thin filet, and the other texturized side is to tenderize thick cuts of steak and other meat. It is a handy 2-in-1 tool that would be welcome in any kitchen.
It was designed with an ergonomic rubber handle that absorbs shock waves so that the repetition of swinging and hitting the meat does not take a toll on your hand or arms. The weight of this meat tenderizer is evenly distributed, making it lightweight. It does not become too heavy to hold when you need to use for a long time, either.
This double-sided mallet is also suitable for both left and right-handed meat chefs.
There aren’t dozens of tiny blades to clean like some other popular meat tenderizers, so this double-sided mallet is relatively easy to clean. It is also dishwasher safe. There is a non-stick coating on this mallet to ensure you can throw it in the dishwasher and use it repeatedly without any of the coating flaking off.
BOQUN Meat Tenderizer Stainless Steel Loose Meat Hammer
The BOQUN stainless steel meat tenderizer is made from one seamless piece of steel and has two sides to cover all your meat-tenderizing requirements. The textured side has twenty-four rivets for tenderizing and breaking down the fibres in the meat. The other side is smooth so that you can flatten your cuts of meat quickly.
This product works well to tenderize, giving your meat a better flavour. The stainless steel is water-resistant and can handle high temperatures, so this meat tenderizer is ideal for all kinds of recipes and a myriad of cooking conditions. It’s also effective for all cuts of meat like chicken, pork chops, lamb, and steak.
Not only is it excellent for meat, but it is also effective in breaking down ice, garlic, and anything else you need to be crushed beneath a thick and heavy mallet. Despite its weight and thickness, it isn’t cumbersome to operate. It is easy to use because it has an anti-slip handle that is comfortable to hold and won’t go flying out of your hand.
When you’re ready to store, it, use the hooked end to hang it up safely. One other great feature of this meat pounder is that it is made of non-toxic material.