The Charcoal Companion Meat Marinade Injector is made from stainless steel and is approximately 3.5” x 1.5” x 7.24”. The ring grips are coated in red TPR for improved comfort. There are two needles supplied, one for thin liquids and one for thicker sauces. The needles clip onto the injector for storage.
This meat marinade injector is certainly an eye-catching piece of kit with it’s read detailing on the handles. It certainly stands out from the crowd, and make it look less clinical. Otherwise, it’s pretty much what you’d expect from a meat marinade injector. The barrel can hold about two ounces of marinade, which is pretty standard, and comes with two needles, again quite average. There’s no needle for chunky marinades, just thin and thick liquids, but they should serve for the casual marinator.
The needles can be clipped into the red ring at the top, although I’ve yet to decide if this is a good idea or not. It certainly stops you losing the needles, but it does leave them exposed on the sides of the meat marinade injector. The needles themselves are adequate, although others have reported mixed quality in this area. They have large grips and o-rings to prevent leaks and are of sufficient length.
Cleaning up after is easy enough with some warm soapy water. The stainless steel parts can go in the dishwasher, but I’d recommend hand-washing the red parts.
Overall, I get the impression this meat marinade injector is aimed at the occasional user. It’s functional and looks good in the kitchen, but only having two needles and no scale relegate it to the category of “at least it’s better than a plastic one”. Although at this price (at the time of writing) it’s probably a little too expensive for what it is.
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