To baste or not to baste is a question that every home cook faces come Thanksgiving. Me, I’m a basting-believer—it makes the meat tender and flavorful while giving the turkey that gorgeous golden brown look—and the Tovolo dripless clear baster is my tool of choice. It’s easy to use, see-through, and best of all, dripless (thanks to a specially designed valve that lets out the juice only when the bulb is squeezed). An angled nylon tip can handle temperatures up to 450°, though it comes with additional tips just in case. And once you’re done, it’s easy to take apart and chuck in the dishwasher or wash by hand with the cleaning brush that comes with the baster.
Tovolo Clear Dripless Baster, $9.73 at Amazon.com