while ago, I wrote about a prototype pork puller that I created based on a product that I’d seen on the web. My DIY pork puller worked okay, but the materials weren’t all that substation. I used a rotissiere rod and clamp from a Weber gas grill inserted into a cordless drill. While that worked fine for light use at home, it just didn’t hold up over time.
This is my DIY version
I considered building another one on my own but considering the investment had already made and the cost to do it again, I decided that I’d just spring for the product that my design was based on, the Ro-Man Pork Puller.
To clarify, Santa Claus brought me the Pork Puller and I’ve used it all spring. Now that I’ve had a chance to evaluate it extensively, I thought I’d document my observations.
The significantly more substantial Ro-Man Pork Puller
In short, this thing is WAY better than my DIY model. The stainless stell tines and the disk that they are welded too are significantly sturdier than my rotissiere based model. The shaft that is inserted into a cordless drill is also substantial, and it’s long enough to easily reach to the bottom of a large stock pot.
Is it worth $68.95? Well, I’ll answer that a couple of ways. If you cook a lot of pulled pork and have to pull more than 2 at a time, then absolutley. Secondly, you’re talking to a guy that spent $90 on a quick read thermometer. I’ve spent this much money on lesser products, that’s for sure. For me, it as well worth the investment and believe that I’ve gotten my money’s worth just using it for the graduation parties that I cooked for this spring.
Check out the videos and links over at http://www.porkpuller.com and pick one up for yourself.