Dungeness crabs are among the most delicious seafood in the ocean and are sought after up and down the west coast for their sweet, mild meat. The LeeLock Crab Cracker makes measuring and cleaning these delicious crustaceans a simple task. It’s made of anodized aluminum so it won’t rust despite exposure to saltwater. It’s also extremely easy to keep clean.
First measure the crab to confirm it’s of legal size. Depending on where you are crabbing—Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska or Canada—the minimum legal size for male Dungeness crabs differs. The LeeLock Crab Cracker allows you to accurately measure crab carapaces with four different measurement markers: 5 3/4”, 6”, 6 1/4” and 6 1/2” assuring your crabs are legal regardless of your location.
Next place it across a five-gallon bucket to crack the crab in half with a swift blow from the palm onto the carapace. This instantly kills the crab and cleanly separates the guts and carapace from the two crab clusters. The guts and shell pieces fall neatly into the bucket. A few shakes of each cluster into the bucket removes the last of the inedible parts and leaves you with two clusters ready to be cooked. Cooking clusters rather than whole crabs optimizes space in your cooking pot so you can cook twice as much crab in the same amount of time and avoid the messy hot job of pulling shells and guts out of whole cooked crabs. This is by far the easiest way to clean Dungeness crabs.
The LeeLock Crab Cracker is the only tool you need to measure and clean Dungeness crabs. The LeeLock Crab Cracker is the perfect tool for the job.
Check out this video of the Crab Cracker in action.