The 10 Best Basters

Updated August 04, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

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We spent 18 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Few things are more frustrating than spending good money on a piece of meat and taking the time in the kitchen or on the grill to prepare it, only for it to come out unpleasantly dry. Make sure all of your turkey, chicken, pork, beef, and meatloaf dishes are moist and delicious by using one of these basters to keep them from drying out during cooking. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best baster on Amazon.

10. Fox Run 5677

The Fox Run 5677 is cheap and basic, but effective. It works just fine for occasional use in the kitchen and also makes a great toy for your children who want to play in the bath or conduct science experiments and art projects.
  • durable nylon tube
  • safe for dishwashers
  • tends to leak while in use
Brand Fox Run
Model 5677
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

9. Cuisinart CTG-00-PLB

The Cuisinart CTG-00-PLB is a reliable kitchen tool that should last for years and can be yours for a quite affordable price. Its barrel alone can hold up to 21 ounces of your favorite juices or marinade, with additional space in the bulb to ensure a good coating.
  • easy-to-read measurement marks
  • great for large turkeys and chickens
  • can develop stress cracks with use
Brand Cuisinart
Model CTG-00-PLB
Weight 1.6 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

8. Jokari Bottletop

If you prefer to take a simple approach, the Jokari Bottletop may be the one for you. Rather than mixing up your own blend, it allows you to attach its brush head to a bottle of your favorite store-bought sauce for liberal application to steaks, ribs, and more.
  • comes as a pack of two
  • integrated drip-free flow-control
  • not ideal for very thin sauces
Model 030750AZP2
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

7. Norpro Deluxe Stainless Steel

When you use the Norpro Deluxe Stainless Steel, you never have to worry about the heat of the oven or grill damaging the tool, as its metal shaft can withstand very high temperatures. Its silicone bulb produces lots of suction to ensure you pick up plenty of juice.
  • comes with convenient cleaning brush
  • includes a removable injector tip
  • gets hot to the touch
Brand Norpro
Model 5898
Weight 4.8 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

6. Harold Import Co. Deluxe

Classic and effective, the Harold Import Co. Deluxe features a heat-resistant glass tube that holds up to 2 ounces of juice, drippings, marinade, or gravy, and a sturdy silicone bulb with a fluted edge to keep it from rolling around.
  • half-ounce measurement increments
  • barrel is clog- and shock-resistant
  • glass may crack if dropped
Brand HIC Harold Import Co.
Model 5799
Weight 4.8 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

5. Tovolo Dripless

The sleek Tovolo Dripless has a silicone valve that holds those precious juices in the barrel until you're ready to release them, so you never have to worry about losing marinade or gravy on your way to the pan. It allows for precise application exactly where you need it.
  • includes a replacement tip
  • elegant tapered bulb design
  • solid bits tend to clog valve
Brand Tovolo
Model 80-11001P
Weight 5.1 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

4. Grill Beast 304 Meat Injector

The best marinades don't just sit on the outside of a piece of meat, they penetrate to its core. The Grill Beast 304 Meat Injector might just be the best option around for getting the flavor where you want it, with attachments for both smooth and chunky gravies and juices.
  • works for exterior applications too
  • solid stainless steel construction
  • comes with a money-back guarantee
Brand Grill Beast
Model Beast Injector
Weight 12 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

3. Luxe Grill BBQ Brush

Sometimes you want to do the sauce application by hand, and when that's the case, the Luxe Grill BBQ Brush is a great tool to choose. Its thick silicone bristles hold plenty of marinade or gravy and impart no flavor of their own, plus they're easy to clean.
  • elegant stainless steel body
  • 12-inch handle keeps hands safe
  • can withstand 600-degree heat
Brand Luxe Grill
Model COMINHKPR83612
Weight 2.4 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

2. Cuisipro 3-in-1

As its name suggests, the Cuisipro 3-in-1 can be adapted for multiple methods of gravy and drippings applications. The brush head is ideal for applying thicker sauces in the oven and on the grill, while a shower-style attachment works well for drenching roasts quickly.
  • large and comfortable-to-hold bulb
  • made of bpa-free tritan plastic
  • backed by a 25-year warranty
Brand Cuisipro
Model 747300
Weight 6.4 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

1. Oxo Good Grips

The Oxo Good Grips makes it easy to reach into the oven and get to every part of that large turkey or pot roast thanks to its tapered body and angled tip. It's a safe bet for ensuring your meat will be evenly coated and totally delicious each and every time you cook.
  • includes a clever integrated rest
  • soft and responsive silicone bulb
  • tip can be removed for easy cleaning
Brand OXO
Model 11111800
Weight 4.8 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on August 04, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

Ezra is a writer, photographer, creative producer, designer, and record label-operator from New York City. He's traveled around the world and ended up back where he started, though he's constantly threatening to leave again.

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