This high quality meat tenderizer from Oxo makes small holes with its 50 super sharp blades that serve as pockets for flavorful juices to fully absorb into the meat or poultry in less time. This eliminates the need for overnight marinating. The tenderizer helps poultry so self-baste and allows meats to retain their natural juices and promotes uniform cooking. The meat tenderizer has a contoured shape with a comfortable non-slip grip and the clear base makes it every easy to see the indent left in the meat for easy, even tenderizing. The Oxo meat tenderizer features a convenient lock for safe storage and a cover keeps the blades safely stored as well. The meat tenderizer is top rack dishwasher safe and can be taken apart for easy cleaning.