A meat injector is a gadget that is used to infuse meat with seasoning. Generally, meat is marinated and seasoned from the outside. This has resulted in delicious, moist and tender meat for years. However, a meat injector fills the meat with seasoning from the inside. So on top of the delicious exterior of a piece of meat, the interior is extra-juicy and moist when you bite into it.
So, it’s not an absolute necessity to use a meat injector, but once you do there’s no going back. Once you have a taste of just how much more delicious your food can taste, you will never want to go back to plain meat. In fact, you will end up injecting even your vegetables with seasoning. You will start injecting everything with everything. That is how good it is.
Construction of a meat injector
A meat injector is generally made of plastic and stainless steel. Some have more plastic, some have more steel. And some are made entirely of metal. There is a barrel, needles, a plunger, and a handle.
Steel – stainless steel meat injectors have a barrel, needles, plunger and handle all made of stainless steel. Some steel models also have a degree of zinc, nickel-plated brass and the like. The O-rings, however, are all made of silicone.
Plastic – plastic meat injectors have the main body made out of plastic. The barrel and the handle are plastic, but the plunger and the needles are made of stainless steel. The O-rings are, again, of silicone.