Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Are you serious about your BBQ like I am? Is your smoker or grill working overtime this summer? One key ingredient to great tasting barbeque is using the right tools. We all have that special grill to create mouth watering smoky meat treats. We also have certain tools to make the operation of these cooking units work to their fullest potential. Today we are taking a gander at the ‘BBQ Buttula’. The BBQ Buttula is a hand made wide spatula. This is no ordinary spatula. We will put this special tool through the paces with several different cooking trials.
If you are like me, you will have a drawer full of spatulas of different shapes and sizes. It seems when I am cooking a pork shoulder or whole chicken, there is never a spatula large enough or sturdy enough to handle these meats. Most of my spatulas are of poor or questionable quality and considered disposable. In steps the ‘BBQ Buttula’. This is a large spatula. The dimensions are a huge 8 inches long and 6 inches wide. The blade is a sturdy 1/8 inch (12 gauge) made of stainless steel. The handle is made of wood and feels comfortable in your hand
Our first cooking endeavor was a beer can chicken. This BBQ Buttula was the perfect size to scoop this bird off the grill. I felt confident that this tool had a firm and steady base to cradle and lift this hot and steaming chicken off the grill. There is a lot of hot chicken love (fat) in the bottom of the cooker that was safely moved to our cutting surface.
Pork shoulder is one of our all-time favorite cuts of meat to cook on the smoker. How many times have I been nervous about removing this cut of meat with a small and flimsy spatula? I have spent a good time commitment to drop this baby. Not today. The BBQ Buttula picked up this butt with authority. This beautiful roast was transferred from the cooker to our work surface with ease. We even used or BBQ Buttula as a pizza peel. It worked perfectly. I would not recommend doing this with an inferior spatula. Did I ever mention what fun we have testing products.
This tool has some heft. It weighs just under two pounds (30) ounces. It is made right here in America. It is made by Manuel (Mex) a barbecue competitor. He designed this tool because he needed a sturdy tool for moving his competition pork shoulders with confidence and ease. He has accomplished this with the BBQ Buttula. Manuel is also a humanitarian. He is very active in ‘Operation BBQ Relief’. He has donated his time and products to help those that are in need.
The BBQ Buttula is an investment in quality. When you have the BBQ Buttula in your hand you will feel the craftsmanship and pride throughout. This is an American made product. With proper care and use this tool will last a lifetime. We cannot praise this tool enough. If you are a BBQ competitor this is a must have tool. If you are a weekend bbq warrior and you want the best this will fill the bill. We love the BBQ Buttula
. BBQ Buttula
Bonner Springs KS