This particular meat tenderizer is actually a nice addition to the kitchen. The meat tenderizer is heavy duty but does not weigh as much as the one I have been using. I love the fact that it is a lighter weight because it makes food prep easier. The rubber handle is also something else that is different from the meat tenderizer I had been using. The rubber handle does provide a more comfortable hand grip than the other one I had been using. I am definitely pleased with this product.