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Manrakes or Bear Paws for pulling? Which do you prefer.

Hey Guys, I was reading one of Canugghead's posts this morning about some pulled pork and seen his manrakes.  First time ive ever seen a set of pulling utensils, and I immediately seen how much use I would get out a set.  I know they are going to be very similar, and as cheap as they are you could buy both sets and try them out.  I still would like to know which people prefer, and which one holds up better.  Look forward to seeing yalls opinion.
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  • I have the Bear claws and love them my only complaint is they are made of plastic I think that after some time they will wear out BGE sells something similar at is made of steel I think that the steel will last a lifetime thats just my .02 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
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  • I have the plastic bear claws for several years now, no problems with them wearing out.  I also note the bear claws have a dual function--they serve as lifting handles for picking up and moving big pieces of hot slippery meat--butts, turkeys, roasts, hams etc.  Just something else to consider.
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  • the BGE tool is called the meat claw and the item # is MCLAWS
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
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  • I have BearPaws and I doubt that they will ever wear out.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,047
    Bear claws and as said I use them more for lifting large protein from Egg.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Bear Paws - the grip is much better to lift meat off the grill than the rake, well at least for me. They both pull very well. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    2 forks
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,047
    henapple said:
    2 forks

    Time for you to put your Man Panties on and buy Bear Claws. Be glad to spot you the $12.....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,599
    I usually use my fingers, but have been thinking about getting the Bear Claws. Used to use forks, but I pull the meat in a metal pan, and the metal-on-metal screech made my skin crawl.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    I already owe you 10 bags of Ozark Oak
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,047
    henapple said:
    I already owe you 10 bags of Ozark Oak
    What for?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • I have a pair of the BGE meat claws and they work great.  Use them for more than just pork.  As others have mentioned they're great for picking up large pieces of meat.  You can find non-BGE meat claws and save about half the price.

     

     

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

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  • The pork butt I recently made, all I had to do was mash the butt with my palms and pull apart with my fingers.
    SE PA
    XL, Maybe a Mini Max in future
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    Mickey said:


    henapple said:

    I already owe you 10 bags of Ozark Oak
    What for?


    Mr. Julio
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • I have the plastic bears claws and they work great
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,047
    @henapple. No
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    I'll be coming to central TX soon... I'll either drop them off at the Inn or the dealership. 10 will set you up.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,717
    I've had bear claws for years - just recently after close inspection I saw the very fine tips have developed curls on the ends. I just took a sharp knife and cut the curls off!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • HotchHotch Posts: 1,146

    Wow a manicure for your Bear Claws. That will make a good story to tell.

    You are one tough guy RRP! lol

    =))

     "You’re not a real Texan till you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America." - Joe Bob Briggs

    LBGE, Mini BGE and R&V Fryer

    Prosper TX

    And your are correct, Texas Red has no Beans



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  • Thanks for all the info guys, I really appreciate it.  And the winner is... bear claws.  I'm gonna place an order right now for them along with the ORKA gloves @RRP recommended. 

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,717

    Thanks for all the info guys, I really appreciate it.  And the winner is... bear claws.  I'm gonna place an order right now for them along with the ORKA gloves @RRP recommended. 

    LOL - stick with me and I'll cost you a bundle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRP said:



    Thanks for all the info guys, I really appreciate it.  And the winner is... bear claws.  I'm gonna place an order right now for them along with the ORKA gloves @RRP recommended. 


    LOL - stick with me and I'll cost you a bundle! 

    I'd like to order both of these. Can I please ask what orka gloves were suggested?
    Sorry if I missed it somewhere. I'm just trying to get up to speed with my new eggin lifestyle.
    Thanks in advance.

    Nowhere Indiana
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,717
    edited November 2013
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    Loosemoose...he was referring to these 17" Orka oven mittens I had posted a picture of the other day. Here's a link...note those are individual not pair prices.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,429

    I have both, rakes and Bear Paws.

    Vastly prefer the Paws.

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • LoosemooseLoosemoose Posts: 295
    edited November 2013
    Thanks RRP for the picture of the orka mittens. I do remember seeing those before.
    Nowhere Indiana
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  • Seanr7Seanr7 Posts: 207
    Two forks works for me.
    XL BGE
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  • At the risk of being the outcast, I prefer neither. When I smoke a couple of butts and want to make pulled pork, I like to go over all the meat and pull with gloved hands. I make 3 piles, one that I and others will eat, one for the dog, and the other one for the trash can. The trash is all the fat and crap, the dogpile one is the questionable stuff but I know she will love, bark, etc..and the keeper pile is the cream of the crop that I will serve. By using these tools mentioned I'd never be able to separate the 3 which is important to me. Butt, to each is own.
    Cherry Hill, NJ
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,599
    You give the bark to the dog?!?! Please tell me that was just another pun. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • caliking said:

    You give the bark to the dog?!?! Please tell me that was just another pun. 

    This made me
    :D

    Back to serious egg business…sorry.
    Nowhere Indiana
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,599
    No no,  I was  being serious.  Bark is the best part.  Chef's treat in my house! 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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