What to Expect When Ordering Meat Online

It’s never been easier to get food delivered right to your doorstep. Take-out, groceries, and high-quality products arrive conveniently with only a few clicks of the mouse. If you’ve never ordered online before, here’s what you can expect when ordering quality meat online.


Why Order Quality Meat Online?

You would want to order quality meat – specifically beef – online, because supermarkets and butchers will not carry beef of this quality. They do carry high-quality consumer beef (also known as commodity beef), do not get me wrong, however, the beef you are looking for is so much more. It is what’s known as Prime Quality Beef, which makes up less than 2% of available consumer beef. It is more likely to be sent to high priced hotels and restaurants. Purchasing quality is expensive, however, it is an investment in yourself. To say that this meat is incredible is an understatement.


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How to Order Meat Online

The first thing you need to do when you decide to order something like high-quality beef online is to find a reputable source to purchase from. Check reviews online and even give them a call. They will be happy to explain their process with you and even go into detail about the product that you are considering. Ensure that the place you choose to order from delivers to your area as well.


What to Expect When Ordering Meat Online

When you find “the one” and are ready to purchase, it is just like ordering something from your favorite online store. Select your item, select the size, and select your quantity. Your package will likely take a day to be prepared, a day to ship. Because of the perishable nature of your package, shipping will be done overnight to ensure that your meat remains frozen and safe until arrival. Purchasing quality meats like Wagyu beef online is an investment in your person and will be pricey. However, price is what you pay and value is what you are receiving, not unlike when buying a Napoleon Barbecue. The flavor and experience will blow you away and is worth the treat.


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Helpful Tips When Ordering Meat Online

  • When a meat shipment arrives, remember to use gloves, like Napoleon Multi-Use Touchscreen Gloves, to handle the meat as the container will likely be filled with dry ice. Dry ice is dangerous to touch bare-handed and should be handled with care.

  • To dispose of dry ice safely, allow it to sublimate (melt through evaporation) in a well-ventilated area where it will not be touched by pets or children. Do not throw out. *You can also google some super fun science experiments and, using gloves, play with it.*

  • Place any meat that you are not eating immediately into the freezer.

  • Thaw any meat you wish to eat in the refrigerator for two to three days prior to cooking as dry ice freezing can damage food’s cellular structure if not thawed properly.


Now that you know what to expect when ordering quality meat online, will you give it a try? Have you purchased high-quality meat, like Wagyu, online? How did it go? Share your experiences, cooking technique – because we all know that these special meats will need some special treatment - on our social pages like Facebook and Instagram, using the hashtags #NapoleonEats and #NapoleonGrills.

Happy Grilling!