I always thought basters were pretty much the same--no opportunity for great design. You know: just squeeze the bulb, pick up some of the liquid in the pan, try to lift the nozzle quickly enough that it doesn’t spurt all over the counter, and then squeeze out the relatively minimal amount you’ve picked up. That had been my experience. So, I was blown away by this Dripless Baster by Tovolo.
First, it has a large bulb, and special wings inside the bulb to increase the draw, so the amount it can suck up is really impressive--we tested this against a few other basters (which shall remain nameless), and it sucked circles around them. Then it has a silicone valve in the tip...A VALVE!...why did no one think of this before? Instead of rushing from pan to vessel before the fat spurts all over your kitchen (we've all been there), you can take your time, and the liquid comes out of the baster only when you squeeze the bulb again.
Now let's look at the shape: it's flat-ish to fit in your drawer more easily, with an angled tip to make it easier to both pick up liquids, and then squirt them out evenly on your protein.. And the tip is heat resistant to 400°F/204°C. Some basters talk about the heat resistance of their bulb--but remember, the hot liquid has to pass through the tip before it gets to the bulb, and the tip often touches the bottom of the hot roasting pan - this is where the rubber meets the road (so to speak)!
Great design and excellent finctionality ... In short, they seem to have thought of everything! A very Cool Tool!
- BPA Free
- Approx. 12.5"/32mm long
- Heat resistant tips
- Valve to make it truly dripless
- Dishwasher Safe
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