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Branding Iron

Branding Irons for cooking are a novelty / vanity item.

They are miniature branding irons for burning brand marks into food that is being grilled (aka barbequed in the UK.) The rod and brand parts are made of iron; the handle is wooden. The brand mark will be about 1 1/2 inches (3 cm) wide.

Some makes, when you place your order for them, you get to specify 2 or 3 initials for the lucky recipient's monogram.

Some instead of initials are like three-side arrowheads. One side says R for "rare", one "M" for medium, and the third side "W" for well-done. These are slightly more practical than the griller's initials, in that you can use it to mark the meat for various people's preferences and keep track of it on a crowded grill.

Some come in presentation / storage boxes.

To use one, you heat it first in the fire, like a regular branding iron, and then "brand" away.

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Oulton, Randal. "Branding Iron." CooksInfo.com. Published 31 May 2005; revised 13 February 2007. Web. Accessed 05/26/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/branding-iron>.

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