The new Grill Friends Super Silicone Off-Set Meat Pounder is ideal for flattening veal, pork, chicken or beef to make scaloppini or paillard. Paillard is a fancy term for meat that has been pounded into thin pieces. These thin pieces, sometimes referred to as cutlets, are tender and cook very quickly. They are perfect for the grill or for sauteing. But you do not have to stop there, use it to make cookie and cracker crumbs, crack ice or break nuts into pieces. The silicone coating makes this a gentler meat pounder you will have less tears in the meat, the off-set handle makes it easier to use and so easy to clean. The thick red silicone coating cushions the blow, helps prevent tears in the meat and is comfortable to hold. The flat wide 4-inch face of the meat pounder is smooth since most of the recipes that call for pounding use tender cuts that do not need to be tenderized with textured points. The off-set handle lets the weight of the heavy steel-core pounder do all the work while keeping your knuckles away from the surface. The silicone coating makes the meat pounder easy to clean, dishwasher safe, heat resistant up to 500˚F and the silicone coating keeps the steel core rust-free.