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Like many people I love Alaska King Crab Legs. But the difficulty of getting through the shell discourages me from having them at home. Just by accident I stumbled across a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2TClA...
that led me to this website.
http://www.crabinator.com/home.html

I bought four on line and they quickly delivered them to Canada. On my return to Puerto Vallarta I had a chance to use mine for the first time and it worked exactly as advertised.

That was the good news. Unfortunately at my local Costco KCLegs sell for roughly $55/Kg. So three legs were $25. Cheaper than a restaurant but still expensive.

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  1. How I wish I lived somewhere that hard-shelled crustaceans were so abundant that a Crabinator would be an essential piece of flatware! It looks like a brilliant device; best wishes to the inventors, and bon appetit to those using it.

    1. You can get hard plastic "crabinators" for free when you eat at Joe's Crab Shack. We got the free ones, but at home I still use kitchen shears. We love lobster and crab also. The restaurant price motivates us to eat them at home.

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      1. re: Jerseygirl111

        I agree on the kitchen shears -- I bought a dozen at the dollar store just for crab legs (and they are red!).

      2. Hi, mexivilla:

        This looks like a promising improvement over my usual tools--a rock, poi pounder, or my teeth.

        How thick is the steel used for the working end? Does it feel like those long tines would bend if you cut off-angle? Or are they rock solid?

        Did they give you a price break for buying 4?

        Aloha,
        Kaleo

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          1. re: jaykayen

            If mine give out I would give these a try. As usual sometimes you don't know something exists until a Chowhound comes up with it.

          2. re: kaleokahu

            No micrometer available. Metal looks about as thick as a bread and butter knife. Wasn't concerned about bending as I used it on KCLegs. Don't know how it would be on really hard Stone Crab Claws.
            Didn't ask and didn't receive any discount.

          3. I might need to get this for my mother. The grandparents take our son to a buffet that has crab legs and she is slightly embarrassed to whip out her kitchen shears.