Have you ever used meat injectors? If you haven’t, you’re about to be surprised! These injectors are the grill master's best kept secret for adding incredible flavor and juiciness to your grilling game. Meat injectors are large syringes that can be used to fill food with marinades, sauces, or brines. When the marinade is injected directly into the meat, every fiber of the food becomes filled with delicious flavor. The result: a plump, juicy, piece of meat that is unlikely to dry out during cooking. The best part is you don’t have to restrict yourself only to meats - you can also inject vegetables with salt, oil, and spices.

There isn’t a lot of competition in the meat injector market, so we only chose three models to put to the test. We looked at each one and scored them on Liquid Capacity, Needle Design, Sturdiness, and Easy Cleaning. We took those ratings and came up with an rating to determine each injectors Overall Score. Once we had the scores in hand, it was pretty easy to see which one ranked as our number one Pitmaster’s Choice in the Injectors Category.

Use the table below to get a quick look at how each injector performed on our tests. Then, continue scrolling to read our review on each injector to back up the rankings. You can also click on each injector to read a more in-depth review.

Overall Injectors Review Scores

Brand

Liquid Capacity

Needle Design

Sturdiness

Easy Cleaning

Overall Score

Mr Grill 2 Food Injector By GrillHogs

Mr Grill

5

5

5

5

5

Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Marinade Injector

Bayou

5

5

3

5

4.5

GrillPro Meat Injector

Grill Pro

5

4

3

3

3.5

Mr Grill 2 Food Injector By GrillHogs

If you’re looking for a food injector, this Mr Grill item certainly looks the part. It also feels solid and heavy in the hand. The two needles it comes with are long enough for almost any meats, and the two different types cover pretty much any type of sauce or minced marinade you can think of.

I did notice a tiny bit of leakage when I was pushing the food injector particularly hard, but you can almost see the meat swelling as you use it, so you know the marinade is getting to where it should. Time will tell if this item retains it’s function, and whether the steel is genuinely stainless, but for now I would say this food injector is one of the better ones on the market.

This Product Is Ranked as the #1 Pitmaster’s Choice In The Injectors Category

Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Marinade Injector

If you take your grilling seriously, at some point you’ll probably want to give a meat injector a try. These devices pump sauces and other marinades deep inside the meat, which keeps it where it’s supposed to be and adds moisture and flavor. They’re easy enough to use, just fill the food injector with your sauce, push the point in to the thick parts of the meat and inject. This Bayou flavor injector comes with two needles, one that’s a simple tube for thicker and minced marinade, the other with a capped end and three holes either side for thinner liquids. Both of them are sharp enough to pierce the meat and are of a decent length.

GrillPro Meat Injector

This GrillPro seasoning injector is made of plastic, except the plunger shaft and the needle. The body in particular is that clear, brittle kind, the rest isn’t so bad. It has a scale on the side in ml and ounces, although I don’t know anyone who marinades so precisely. The needle is sharp enough to do the job, but using anything other than thin liquid will cause it to clog up, even particles of herbs and spices. At least it comes apart to clean, although this is more of a one-use item.

Overall, you should really avoid low quality plastic flavor injectors, trust your instincts and go for a better made stainless steel model. A company called GrillPro really should be turning out more substantial products.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does an Injector Work?

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Can I Inject Heavy Sauces or Only Thin Marinades?

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