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Better Basters

Whether you’re just getting ready to cook your first turkey, or you’re an old pro in the kitchen looking for a new baster, then, if you don’t know, you need to know — the type of baster you have on hand affects your cooking experience. The wrong kind of baster can make your cooking experience unwieldy and uncomfortable. Having the right kind of baster, on the other hand, can make all the difference. Not sure what kind of baster you need for your cooking or baking project (because, yes, some baking recipes require a baster, too!)? Check out these four great basters below, all available on Amazon.

Best Curved Design

OXO Good Grips Angled Turkey Baster with Cleaning Brush

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Don’t Risk a Burn When Basting Hot Items

A curved design makes this baster easier to use.

What We Liked

If you’ve ever tried to use a straight baster in a hot oven, you know how nerve-wracking it can be. Burns are all too possible! This curved design works beautifully for these types of situations, as it makes it easier to draw in and distribute liquids. Plus, the baster has its own stand and cleaning brush, and all the pieces pop apart for easy hand or dishwasher cleaning. Get one Now.

Best Angled Design

Norpro Plastic Nylon Baster

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Sometimes, The Classics are Just Better

No need for anything fancy? If a straight baster will do, go with a classic variant.

What We Liked

If you’re just basting a baked cake, something removed from the oven or anything in between, and if you’re not worried about burns or superior access, then a straight baster might be just the thing you need. And why not go with a classic if it works just fine (and is often more affordable, too)? This classic baster is nearly 11 inches long and can hold 1.5 ounces of liquid. Order Here.

Best Angled Design

Tovolo Easy-to-Use, Angle Tipped, Dripless Baster

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When it Comes to Basters, Design Matters

This baster is angled, rather than curved, with a dripless tip that keeps counters clean.

What We Liked

This baster was really made with design in mind. The ergonomic bulb distributes liquid evenly. The dripless, angled head ensures you only baste what you want to baste. Plus, you get a second head, just in case you lose the first. And it’s all dishwasher safe! Buy Yours Here.

Most Heat-Resistant 

Fox Run Heat-Resistant Glass Baster

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Don’t Let Heat Hold You Back

Plastic basters can’t hold up to the heat of hot liquids. Go with this glass option instead!

What We Liked

A heat-resistant, glass baster can really make all the difference when it comes to working with hot ingredients. The clean tube features measurement marks, and it can hold up to two ounces of liquid. The silicone bulb and tube are both dishwasher safe, too. Buy Now.

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