marinade injector worh the money?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bman62526, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. bman62526

    bman62526 Smoking Fanatic

    I've bought two plunger-style flavor injectors this winter, and both have crapped out after only a couple uses!

    The first one - I totally expected it to be was the free one that comes attached to the Cajun Injector marinade products that you can buy at Kroger, Wally World, etc...totally cheap plastic and I didn't expect much.

    The next one I got at Target for around $6.00 I looked to be of a much more rigid plastic, but on my 3rd chicken - it cracked where the needle threads on the the syringe.

    My question is, what do you all use for injectors and where do you find a decent quality unit? I don't want to spend a huge amount, but I'm willing to pay a little more for one that will last!

  2. acemakr

    acemakr Smoking Fanatic

    I don't use one yet but will be following this thread for some pointers.
  3. reichl

    reichl Meat Mopper

  4. bob the noob

    bob the noob Smoke Blower

    This is the one I have:

    I'll be honest and admit I haven't used it yet, but from what I can tell of the build quality it's well worth it. It can hold probly twice the liquid as most I've seen at stores, is all metal and has a good handle at the end.

    Edit: yeah, mine looks just like the one the post above, but holds 4oz.
  5. bman62526

    bman62526 Smoking Fanatic

    Wow - those both really do look great. I didn't think I'd have to spend $30 on one, but I could live with that if it performs.

    Most times in life, you get what you pay for.
  6. bcfishman

    bcfishman Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I think I may have gotten the same one you purchased years back.

    It also cracked. I called the company and they sent me out a new one. I have two stainless ones now. (Pricing error at Lowes) and two of the ones youre referring to. Call the company and you should be able to get a new one... Also, youll have some spare parts from the old one.
  7. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have the same one as Reichl and I love it.
    Got tired of the plastic ones going bad after 3-4 uses so ordered a nice stainless steel one, now I can inject like a mad man and give horses steroids if ever need be.
  8. hogfan40

    hogfan40 Meat Mopper

  9. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Ha! Never know when that might come in handy!
  10. I just bought one from Cabelas for $20. It is all stainless steel and even came with an extra gasket for the plunger. I doubt I will be replacing this thing anytime soon. Worth the $$ IMHO. When you buy the best you only cry once.

  11. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use an old Ideal veterinary vaccine gun, and good meat needles. The gun can be purchased from Tractor Supply online I believe, probably other online vet sources, as well as a local farm type store. The needles can be had at butcher packer, allied kenco, etc. I like the squeeze action far better than the 3 ring syringe. Much easier on the hands, especially with big loads. (remember to click the thumbnail pic for a larger view).
  12. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now that looks like a quality piece of equipment.
  13. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use the stainless steel version, and it's a big one so I can handle briskets and butts. It looks like the one Reichl uses.
  14. Thanks for all of the good info. Stainless steel it is! Ordered today!

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