We have been excited to try out the Cave Tools Three Piece BBQ set, but we have been waiting for good weather which can take a while in Utah.
The first time I used the tools was on the fish tacos, and I only used the tongs and the spatula. They seemed OK, but I was in such a rush, I didn’t really take time to critique them. I had the fork out there as well, but honestly the fork and the fish were not a good match. Although I didn’t have time to notice anything special, I also didn’t think “Yuck, I hate these tongs,” which is honestly what I think with about 75% of the tongs I pick up. To say I’m fussy about tongs may be an understatement. I didn’t even notice they weren’t my normal favorite.
The second try was at the Fathers and Sons campout. We were cooking a bunch of eggs and hash browns on a huge flattop grill. The spatula did a great job. I also used it as a spoon to stir a Dutch oven of chile verde (best breakfast burrito there is... eggs, hash browns, beans, and cheese wrapped in a tortilla and smothered with chile verde and cheese. Don’t forget to top it with sour cream, fresh onions, green peppers and tomatoes...). Anyway the spatula was very good on a flattop.
The third try was the next day for our graduation party. I was doing 30 lbs of boneless, skinless BBQ chicken breasts. My kids and most everyone else loves my BBQ chicken. I marinate it in a combination of spices, soy sauce and sugared Mt Dew. Then I grill the breasts and cut them into bite-sized pieces while adding a little extra Sweet Baby Ray’s.
I normally take a steak knife out and cut the chicken as I go. That’s when I noticed a serrated edge on the spatula, so I tried it and it cut through the chicken quite nicely. Usually features like this are just gimmicks, but the Cave Tool guys seem to do it up right. Another useful feature was when I was using the spatula to stir the chile verde, I rested the spatula on the Dutch oven by using the small flame cutout. It slide under the handle of the Dutch oven and stayed put until I needed it again.
Tonight we decided to put all three tools to work before we gave our final opinion, ok, really we needed a picture of the fork in action, but I figured it was a great excuse for steak. Flat irons were on sale, and they were perfect for trying out the fork. It worked great! I especially like the way it feels in my hand. But it was those tongs I really learned to appreciate. The tongs easily handled the flatirons which were a pretty big piece of meat to be moving around with tongs. I especially liked the way the fingers on the one side gave some extra grip and kept things from sliding around.
Overall, it’s a nice set, and I have a new favorite pair of tongs.
With Fathers’ Day just around the corner, I highly recommend you order a few sets of these for the fathers in your life. But make sure you use this coupon code at Amazon FWOBWJHP, to save yourself 15%.
Or you can always order directly from the Cave Tools website.
***We were given a free 3 pc BBQ Set for our open and honest review of the product.***