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Hard Shell Seafood Cracker

Hard Shell Seafood Cracker & Pick Set

Hardshell seafood such as crab and lobster are some of the most delicious types of seafood out there, but it can be difficult to get past their shell. Crab and lobster have hard shells to keep them safe from being eaten by predators such as birds and larger fish. Of course, humans are a whole other sort of predator be we have the luxury of being able to use a crab cracker to break through their exoskeleton.

With our handy seafood cracker claw set getting to that deliciously soft white meat no longer a messy battle. Our finely crafted crab leg cracker set is made to fit in the palm of your hand and cracks hard shells with ease.

What is a Crab or Lobster Cracker?

A seafood shell cracker is a handy tool that helps you to break open most forms of crustacean. They resemble nutcrackers and can even double as a nut-cracking tool. Our lobster cracker tool is made from stainless steel with each latch sawtooth design. This helps you to hold the leg or back of the crab and lobster in please while you crack the shell.

All you have to do is use a slight amount of pressure with the seafood cracker to split the shells on the claw or other areas. Crab leg cracker tools and lobster shell cracker tools can be used interchangeably. They are made in the same shape and serve the same purpose, you can even use them to crack nuts in a pinch.

Trying to break open seafood shells with a knife is not only messy, but it is also dangerous. All it takes is a small slip of the knife to turn a feast into a trip to the emergency room. Instead of battling with a stubborn shell, invest in one of our lobster cracker sets instead.

How to Choose A Quality Crab & Lobster Cracker

If you love seafood such as lobster or crab, chances are you will want to purchase a good quality crab claw cracker so that you can enjoy your favorite dish all year long. But how exactly do you go about choosing the right lobster claw cracker to get the job done? Don’t worry, we have a few suggestions to help you make the best purchase decision for your kitchen and your wallet.

The best seafood cracker for those who eat crab and lobster on a regular basis is going to be one that is made from stainless steel. A hard alloy will be able to handle the constant pressure of cracking hard shells as well as regular exposure to water and salt. While fancy seafood crackers with plastic grips or other plastic parts may look aesthetically pleasing, they are not as durable as the stainless steel option.

Cracking shells on crabs or lobsters requires a regular and constant application of pressure. Not only will other materials be prone to breakage, but they can also slip and cause injuries if you are not careful. The grooves and claw in the mouth of the lobster cracker are also important. Grooves that are too sharp or too deep can destroy the tender meat inside of the shell. On the other hand, grooves that are too shallow will prevent you from getting a firm grip on the shell before you crack it open. Look for a seafood cracker that has a moderate to wide groove pattern that will allow you to grip the surface firmly without damaging the delicious meat within.

You can purchase crab and lobster crackers on their own, but it is much better to look for a set. After all, once you get the shell open, you will have to take the meat out in order to enjoy it. Seafood forks that are paired with seafood crackers are long, thin, and perfectly crafted to fit into the small spaces inside of the shell. While you can always use the tip of a knife or even a long toothpick, a seafood fork is perfectly suited to the job.

Crab & Lobster Seafood Cracker Set From Global Seafood


Our stainless steel lobster cracker set includes:

  • 6 Stainless Steel lobster and crab crackers
  • 6 Stainless Steel seafood picks
  • Storage Bag

Each of our crab cracker sets is crafted from a mixture of durable stainless steel and zinc alloy. They are silver and buffed to a high shine. Their premium alloy makes them resistant to rusting, highly durable, and easy to clean. They can be used for any type of hard-shelled seafood such as crab, lobster, oysters and can also be used to crack nuts. The handle is shaped with the end-user in mind. For those with smaller hands or those with issues using their hands, the no-slip grip makes shell cracking easier than ever.

Benefits of Using A Lobster or Crab Cracker Set

Multi-functional- One of the best things about a seafood cracker set is that it serves a variety of functions. The lobster cracker or crab shell cracker tool breaks open the hard exterior and the included long stem forks help remove the juicy meat inside. Pairing a shell cracker with a stainless steel pick allows you to easily remove hard-to-reach seafood meat from inside of the shell and claws. The picks can be used on shellfish, lobster, oysters, crab, and even nuts.

Comfortable GripAnother great thing about our lobster cracker set is that it is perfectly shaped to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. The solid steel ergonomic design prevents slippage while also working with your own natural strength to crack the shells.  Instead of using a steak knife and risking injury, crab cracker tools take the hard work out of shelling stubborn lobsters and crabs. Small enough to pack for a picnic and sturdy enough to use for weekend parties, these hardshell seafood crackers are a must-have for lobster and crab lovers.

Seafood Forks – Our crab cracker set goes beyond cracking the shell. We have included thin, long-stemmed seafood forks along with our handy crab cracker tool. This design is perfect for teasing all that succulent crab or lobster meat out of the claws and tail with ease. The seafood nut cracker and forks can be used for oysters, crab legs, shellfish, lobster tails, and any other seafood that needs a precision touch.

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