Pros & Cons
- Stainless steel construction
- 3 different-function needles
- 2-ounce capacity
- 2 custom cleaning brushes
- Lifetime guarantee
- Not dishwasher-safe
- Not great for chunky marinades
Premiala Meat Injector Ratings
The meat injector’s construction and material quality.
The amount of effort necessary to successfully use the meat injector.
The additional tools and spare parts included in the package.
The amount of solid and liquid marinades that can fit inside the injector.
The length, thickness, and penetration depth of the needle(s).
The meat injector’s functionality and ability to penetrate deep inside the meat, evenly dispense flavor and moisture, and reduce cooking time.
The range of alternative applications of the meat injector (e.g. flavoring cakes).
The use of food-grade materials and the presence of safety features that prevent potential injury and food contamination.
The amount of time and effort necessary to clean the meat injector and keep it in good condition.
The average lifespan of the meat injector with proper use and maintenance.
The affordability of the meat injector in relation to its quality and in comparison with similar meat injectors.
Premiala Meat Injector Materials, Design & Accessories
The design of Premiala Meat Injector is modern and sleek and its construction is nearly flawless. The injector and the needles are made of 100% food-safe 304-grade stainless steel. The entire set is aluminum-free for optimal food safety. The needles are strong, long, and sharp and the barrel is extra-large. The plunger is nice and comfortable, but it does require regular oiling in order to function properly.
The set includes one meat injector, one 6-inch open-tip needle, one 6-inch 12-hole needle, and one 3-inch 2-hole steak needle. As a bonus, you get 2 custom needle cleaning brushes and 5 spare silicone o-rings.
All elements of the kit come in a flip-top cardboard gift box with a custom foam insert. The box does look nice, but it gets damaged rather quickly, so it might be a good idea to get the deluxe case released in December 2018.
Premiala Meat Injector Performance
Based on our research for this Premiala Meat Injector review, we can honestly say that even an absolute beginner can use this injector with ease. All you need to remember is that you should always use the open-tip needle to fill the barrel with marinade. If you want to use a different needle, just unscrew the open-tip needle and install the one that suits your needs. With the barrel full and the needle in place, all that is left for you to do is insert the needle into the meat and slowly push the plunger as you draw the needle out.
Due to the limited width of the needles, this injector is not well-suited for chunky marinades. The 12-hole and the 2-hole needles work best with liquid-only flavoring solutions while the open-tip needle can handle fine herbs and spices. The 6-inch open-tip and 12-hole needles are great for larger cuts and whole birds while the shorter, 3-inch 2-hole needle is best for steaks, kebabs, chicken thighs, and similar cuts.
We like how the needles easily penetrate tougher meats and allow for even dispersion. The 6-inch length is enough to reach the center of most cuts. With a 2-ounce capacity, you can inject at least 2 pounds of meat with delicious flavors without refilling the barrel.
Finally, we would like to point out that Premiala Meat Injector is highly versatile. Not only is it suitable for all kinds of meat, but it can also be used to fill cakes, cupcakes, fruit, and more.
Premiala Meat Injector Maintenance
Theoretically, you could put Premiala Meat Injector into the dishwasher, but we do not recommend this cleaning method. Besides, it only takes a few minutes to hand-wash the tool, so there is no need to risk the injector getting damaged while in the dishwasher. Plus, it is definitely true that the silicone o-rings last longer if they are hand-washed, which makes for another good reason to use good old soap and warm water. The custom cleaning brushes are more than helpful when cleaning the needles.
After you wash all parts, you should dry them thoroughly before reassembling. Coating o-rings with vegetable oil or non-stick cooking spray is an absolute must. Otherwise, you may find it really hard to push the plunger.