Chilebrown at home

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.

  side view

 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

. beer can chicken

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.

  beery can chicken

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.

  pork shoulder

 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



Zoomie said...

Sounds great! One could even use it in the oven for a big chicken or a big cut of meat. Any idea of the price?

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, This would be a great gift for Buzz that I am sure you would love. This is a quality tool. As far as pricing I will refer you to the phone number, emails and websites listed on the bottom of the review.

Zoomie said...

I will have to call them. I've been all over the website but could find no pricing. Thanks, anyway.

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, Yes you should call. You will talk to Manuel directly. He is very nice. There are third parties that sell his product and he can help you out. You are welcome.

Greg said...

The pizza at the end of your post sold me. Gonna get me some of that!

Chilebrown said...

Greg, Here is a little side note on the pizza. It actually is a store bought 5 cheese pizza. We added pulled pork, home grown tomato's and freshly grated Parmesan. It was easy and convenient.

cookiecrumb said...

Wow. I don't know if I could even pick that thing up!

Chilebrown said...

cookiecrumb, It does have some heft. That is one reason I like it. It is very sturdy and will stand up to large roasts. Both hands with Cranky's arms around your waist might be the ticket.

Three Dogs BBQ said...

Very nice. I saw one at Hamburg a few weeks ago and wondered what it was. I thought it was a small pizza peel. I guess it is much more than that...

Chris said...

I need to get one of these. I usually use two spatulas in combination to get my butts off the grill now.