5 reasons meat shredders better shredding claws

5 Reasons Meat Shredders are Better than Shredding Claws

The rise in popularity of shredded meat has brought with it a number of devices to help make shredding easier — the most common and well known being shredding claws.

For years, these hand-held devices have been the tool of choice for restaurants, food vendors, schools, and some meat processing plants looking to provide shredded meat options to their customers. They are relatively cheap, easy to use, and give you a hand-pulled look that is required for top level shredded meat.

But are shredding claws the best option for getting that hand-pulled look?

Enter the Meat Shredding Machine

Shredding claws are great, but they have significant limitations, especially if you’re looking to shred large quantities of meat to keep up with demand.

That’s where a meat shredding machine comes in.

Able to shred a variety of meat quickly and easily, while still producing that hand-pulled look is possible with a meat shredding machine. Not only are they able to produce more shredded meat than shredding claws, but they also reduce the amount of forceful exertion injury risk to your employees.

Investing in a meat shredding machine with these 5 must-have options is a necessity for increasing shredded meat yield, reducing costs, and keeping your employees safe.

Ditch the Claws for a Meat Shredding Machine

Need some more reasons to ditch the claws and invest in a meat shredding machine? Consider these 5 reasons that will take your shredded meat business to the next level:

Shred More Meat

Shredding claws are great if you’re looking to shred a small amount of meat at home, but when it comes to the larger quantities needed for restaurants, food vendors, schools, and meat processing plants, shredding claws just can’t hold up.

Depending on the make and model of meat shredder you purchase, you’ll be able to shred up to 10,000 pounds of meat every hour. Don’t need that much shredded meat? There are a number of machines with a lower quantity to fit your needs. Try producing that much shredded meat with shredding claws — it’s just not possible.

Shredded Meat Faster

Not only do meat shredding machines produce more shredded meat, they can also produce it faster.

Shredding claws are only able to shred meat as fast as the person using them. All the pulling, stretching, and moving product around adds up. You are limited in producing larger quantities of shredded meat with shredding claws simply because of the human factor.

Shred the same meat using a meat shredding machine and you’ll see a noticeable difference in the time it takes to shred your product. Some machines on the market are able to shred meat in a minute or less, and still give you that hand-pulled, I spent hours getting the perfect look, shreds.

More Product Means More Sales

The more meat you are able to shred in less time, the more you have available to sell. It’s Economics 101.

Shredding claws limit the amount of meat you can shred and, when you run out, it can take quite a bit of time to shred more meat — leaving your customers waiting extended periods of time to get their order.

A meat shredding machine allows you to product more shredded meat quickly, giving you more product to sell and limiting the amount of time your customers have to wait for their order. You make more money and look like a hero in the process.

More Consistent Shreds

One of the downsides of shedding meat by hand is the inconsistency of the shreds. If you or you’re employee are in a hurry, or just aren’t paying attention, it would be easy to miss longer shreds of meat while over-shredding other parts of meat. One day your shredded meat have the perfect size shreds, and the next the shreds are too long or too short.

A meat shredding machine eliminates that inconsistency to give you the same shreds every time, which, in turn, makes it a higher quality product in the eyes of your customer.

Less Risk of Injury

Shredding claws rely on an employee’s ability to constantly pull apart a chunk of meat, using a jerking motion that can lead to musculoskeletal disorders over time. Not to mention one slip could result in a cut or punctured employee.

Meat shredding machines, especially those with advanced safety features, are much safer for your employees. Some models even come with revolving loaders that keep your employee’s hands away from anything that might cause them harm. They simply load the meat onto the loader and empty the pan on the bottom with the completely shredded meat.

No contact with claws, prongs, or anything else that might cause injury.

Download the Catalog

Fusion Tech manufacturers and sells a line of meat shredders to fit the needs of your restaurant or food processing facility, complete with the 5 most important options included in each model.

Start your search for a meat shredder by downloading the Shredders from Fusion Tech catalog. Simply click the button below to get your copy today.