More effective than the hammer, however, is the Impressor, the multiple-use tenderizer pictured here. It uses 60 stainless steel piercing blades in its mission to tenderize especially tough cuts, making it significantly more effective than the aforementioned meat mallet. It also includes separate pounding attachments so that you can flatten chicken breasts, infuse meats with spices, or crush whole cloves of garlic.
The boost in tenderizing power accompanies a corresponding higher price: $79. You can read more about it on Sky Mall's Web site.