The 9 Best Basters

Updated July 25, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

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Few things are more frustrating than spending good money on a piece of meat, then taking the time in the kitchen 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.

9. Fox Run 5677

This 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
  • can be hand or machine-washed
  • tends to leak while in use
Brand Fox Run
Model 5677
Weight 2.4 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

8. 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 measure marks
  • great for large turkeys and chickens
  • may develop stress cracks with use
Brand Cuisinart
Model CTG-00-PLB
Weight 1.6 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

7. 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 in a pack of two
  • integrated drip-free flow-control
  • not ideal for thin or chunky sauces
Brand Jokari Bottletop
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

6. 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
  • removable injector needle included
  • gets hot to the touch while in use
Brand Aroma Bakeware
Model BST-332
Weight 5.6 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

5. Harold Import Co. Deluxe

Basic but effective, no Thanksgiving is complete without the Harold Import Co. Deluxe. It features a heat-resistant glass barrel 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 printed measurements
  • tube is clog and shock-resistant
  • glass may crack if dropped
Brand Harold Import Co. Delux
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

4. 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 wasting marinade or gravy on your way to the pan. It allows for precise application exactly where you need it.
  • includes an extra tip
  • elegant tapered bulb design
  • solid bits tend to clog valve
Brand Tovolo
Model 81-2050
Weight 9.6 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

3. 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
  • includes a money-back guarantee
Brand Grill Beast
Model Beast Injector
Weight 8 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

2. 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 construction
  • 12-inch long handle keeps hands safe
  • can withstand 600-degree heat
Brand Luxe Grill
Model pending
Weight 2.4 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

1. Oxo Good Grips Angled

The Oxo Good Grips Angled 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. It's a safe bet to ensure your meat will be evenly coated and totally delicious each and every time you cook.
  • has a clever integrated rest
  • soft and responsive silicone bulb
  • tip can be removed for cleaning
Brand OXO
Model 11111800
Weight 4.8 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on July 25, 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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