Epica Wolf Claws Review: The Perfect Shredding Tool

Posted on Feb 20 2013 - 10:37pm by Susan Bewley

As many of you know, I absolutely LOVE to cook. Daniel and I usually only go out to eat when we have company over, and it's even more rare for packaged pre-made foods to make their way in our home. You would think with both us working from home that I constantly have time for complicated meals. While I wish I could say this was the case – I normally spend my time stressing out about meals, especially if I lost track of time. One of the kitchen tasks I hate doing the most is shredding apart cooked meat. It is time consuming, messing, and a real pain – especially if you are using the two fork method of shredding chicken. Recently, I had an opportunity to review a new kitchen tool that seemed perfect for busy cooks like you and me – the Epica Wolf Claws.

Epica Wolf Claws

If you are someone who spends quite a bit of time in the kitchen, you will fall in love with the Epica Wolf Claws. These ergonomically designed kitchen utensils are four to five times wider than the average fork and sharp enough to cut just about any type of meat. While they're primarily for shredding meat, they are also perfect for gripping, lifting, carving, or even turning large pieces of meat. Since they are heat resistant for up to 450 degree Fahrenheit, they are ideal for grilling as well. As well, the Epica Wolf Claws are made from heavy duty nylon poured into a solid cast, making it super easy to clean since it lacks the holes and grooves that make many kitchen utensils a pain!

Epica Wolf Claws: Usability

When I first opened the Epica Wolf Claws, I have to admit, I was a bit intimidated by them. They reminded me of the fighting claws you would sometimes see in action movies. Once my husband and I started using them, they felt just LIKE the fighting claws from movies. They really do tear through meat like nothing I have seen. It truly cut my shredding time in half or more, especially with my enchiladas recipe. What was even more amusing is that you really can use them any way you like. I used one of the claws for leverage (I have small hands), while my husband used them both together to rip apart the meat even faster. I really can't stress how easy these are to use and how much of a time saver they are when it comes to cutting up meat.

As for cleaning, I found they were just as easy to clean. We threw the Epica Wolf Claws in the dishwasher and they cleaned beautifully, even on the top shelf. I am one of those people who love the convenience of a dishwasher and I hate anything that has be strictly hand washed. In my book, this made the Wolf Claws even better!

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Epica Wolf Claws:  Durability

Since I have only owned the Wolf Claws for about a month, I can only talk about what I have noticed during the time I have used them. The Epica Wolf Claws are made of very thick nylon, and I have to admit, it surprised me that they weren't metal, especially with how thick and solid they feel in your hands. Unlike some sharp cooking tools I have tried, it also doesn't seem like the tips on these claws are going to break anytime soon. If you have young children, however, I would recommend treating the Wolf Claws like knives since they are very sharp and aren't toys (even if my husband was playing with them when they came!).

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Epica Wolf Claws: Overall

So far, I absolutely love my Epica Wolf Claws. They do an amazing job tearing up meat for my recipes and are super easy to clean. Since they are fairly inexpensive, they are really the perfect tool for just about any kitchen. From my own experience, I can easily give the Wolf Claws an A+ rating. If you are looking for a fairly inexpensive but unique gift to bring to a wedding shower or want to treat yourself, I highly recommend giving the Wolf Claws a try!

Epica Wolf Claws: Where to Purchase

Want to know where you can purchase the Epica Wolf Claws? I have not seen the Wolf Claws in any big box retailers, but have seen them for sale on Amazon.com. They retail for about $25 and regularly sold on Amazon for $19.95. Last I checked, however, they were currently on sale on the product page for $13.95. Since this price drop happened in the past few days, I have no clue if this is temporary or not, so you may want to pick them while they are cheap, especially if you cook as much as everyone in my family!

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Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive monetary compensation for this review and giveaway, but did receive a package of Wolf Claws for review purposes via Tomoson.com. All of the opinions on this blog are the opinions of said author and these opinions may differ from your own.


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

31 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Stacey Roberson February 21, 2013 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Oh I definitely need this! I afrequently prepare food that requires shredding up chicken, and two forks just isn't cutting it!

  2. Jenny N February 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    I have these & they are great! We love cooking boston butts and I am the one that used to set there with 2 forks trying to get all that meat apart. Not anymore these are awesome!

  3. Mrs R A Chapman February 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    these are crazy awesome – and hubby would love them!

  4. Anna at Mama Writes February 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I could really use this thing, especially when tryign to cut up chicken!!

  5. Stay At Home Brad February 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Shred it and forget it! Looks like a cool tool. I don't need to shred meat enough to need a dedicated tool but if I did this would be awesome!

  6. heather walter February 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    This is such a neat product and such a simple idea! I could really use something like this!

  7. Alaina Bullock February 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    How cool!  I definitely could use a pair of these!  They put a smile on my face, too!

  8. Bonnie February 21, 2013 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    They look supre simple to use, which is a plus in my book!

  9. Motherhood on the Rocks February 21, 2013 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    I HATE shredding meat too! I had no idea these existed. I want them now! So awesome!

  10. Sadie February 21, 2013 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Wow, those are awesome!! Like Wolverine, in the kitchen!

    • Susan Bewley February 21, 2013 at 8:53 pm - Reply

      I know, right!? I’m thinking of trying them on a head head of lettuce or bunch of spinach for some of the wraps I make.

  11. Jennifer Pierce February 21, 2013 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Wow these are so neat and inexpensive. I wish I would of had them yesterday when I made my Italian Beef recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for posting.

  12. mitchelle February 21, 2013 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Wow, these are really creative kitchen utensils. I was a bit confused at first. They look like toys.

  13. Rhonda - YVSG February 21, 2013 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    The hubby would love these for sure! He cooks most of the meats and I do the sides. ๐Ÿ™‚ The price is right on these too, thanks…

  14. Heather Budler-Ronzoni February 22, 2013 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    If my husband or son would see these, they might think they are Wolverine and not use them for their intended purpose.  Pretty neat little item.  

  15. Sarah B February 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    We have a competition BBQ team, and these are used by nearly all BBQers.  Let the claws do the work when you use them for pulled pork.  Otherwise, you over work the meat and it gets mushy.  Takes some practice. 

  16. sam dock February 24, 2013 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I HATE spending tons of time standing at the counter scratching away at meat with a couple of forks, I may invest in a pair of these!

  17. jo March 3, 2013 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Maybe I missed it, but what are they made of?

    • Susan Bewley March 3, 2013 at 11:47 am - Reply

      They are a heavy duty nylon ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Sherry Butcher March 4, 2013 at 7:29 am - Reply

    I'll look into this as something I'd use, seem like pulled pork is hiting the air ways now and I can't buy it pre-packaged.  Thans for sharing.

  19. Papito Bello March 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Since  I am the primary  meal  planner  this will work for  me.

  20. Susan Alban March 10, 2013 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    I love making pulled pork and shredded chicken tacos! This would be so helpful compared to forks!

  21. HD March 23, 2013 at 7:57 am - Reply

    It sure beats hand shredding with a fork. Thank you for bringing attention to it. I never had heard of it.

    • Susan Bewley March 23, 2013 at 1:03 pm - Reply

      I have to admit, I was reluctant when I first saw them. I thought they looked more like dangerous weapons (and didn’t help my husband started playing with them). Now that I have used them, however, I don’t think I can go back to just using forks again!

  22. Wanda Bergman March 26, 2013 at 10:15 am - Reply

    I soooo need these in my kitchen! What a help they would be!!

  23. lisa March 26, 2013 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    I don't mind cooked meat. Raw meat makes me ill.I've never seen these before.

  24. Amanda March 27, 2013 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Those are pretty neat. I like the idea.

  25. Maria Iemma April 2, 2013 at 10:37 am - Reply

    I never knew there was a product like this.  I usually shred with a fork but this looks so much easier…amazing.

  26. Elle Briarson April 10, 2013 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Really cool new kitchen tool! Great to cut-up roasts or even that leftover Easter Ham!

  27. Amy N. April 25, 2013 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    I didn't even know this existed!!  I must have it!!  I cook chicken in the crockpot to shred and freeze a LOT, this would make my life much easier!!

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