The 10 Best Basters
This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in February of 2016. Few things are more frustrating than forking out good money on a piece of meat, then spending a bunch of time slaving over a hot stove or 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 help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best baster on Amazon.
March 18, 2019:
One of the most annoying things about many basters is that they tend to make a mess, but some modern versions have features designed to help keep juices on your food rather than your countertop. The Tovolo Dripless has a valve that prevents the liquid from coming out until you squeeze it, and the Oxo Good Grips has a built-in stand and an upturned tip that allow you to set it down without worrying about drips. If you're just looking for something to brush on sauce or marinade, the Hulless Stainless Steel will do the trick, and the Jokari Bottletop will make the process even easier by attaching to the top of your favorite store-bought bottle, so all you have to do is squeeze. The Vanvene Silicone is equally easy to use, with the added benefit of giving you a vessel to store leftover homemade marinades for later. Basting the outside of a roast definitely helps to keep it from drying out, but the flavor doesn't really penetrate past the surface, which is why the Zyliss Infuser and Norpro Deluxe come with injector tips that allow you to shoot your brine or marinade directly into the meat. Unlike many others, the Cuisipro 3-in-1 has a bulb that screws on, so you won't have to worry about it popping off while you're using it. And, while the Fox Run 5677 is a simple and very budget-friendly option, we decided to remove it as it tends to have a hard time keeping thin liquids from dripping out.