Christmas Cooking Tip: Pick up Roast Turkey with Ease

Santa ClausIt’s Christmas Day. Imagine the scene if you will… The kids are running around playing with their new toys. Family members are arriving to join you for the day. Grandma’s slowly getting drunk on port. The TV is showing ‘Home Alone’ (again). The cat is attacking the Christmas tree, the dog is jumping on everyone, and you’re struggling to lift the massive roast turkey out of the boiling hot pan. The roasting fork is too long and can’t quite give enough purchase so you’ve opted for a couple of normal table forks. Slowly, and with great effort, you carefully lift the roast turkey out of the pan, but just as you get to a height where you can carrying the roasted bird over the pan sides, you lose grip on one of the forks!

In what seems like slow motion, the prize turkey that has been roasting in the oven for the last 5 hours, slips out of your grasp and falls with a resounding thump to the floor. Your world stops and begins to fall apart. Your drunken Mother-in-law cackles. The kids run into the kitchen, pointing and laughing. Drunken Grandma slumps into a flower pot. The cat stares at you from the top of the Christmas tree, and the dog bounds in, grabs a mouthful of turkey breast from the floor and leaps away.

Aaagghhhh!

OXO Good Grips Poultry Lifter
OXO Good Grips Poultry Lifter

Wouldn’t it be so much easier if you had a kitchen gadget that makes lifting your roasted poultry a breeze. Have no fear! OXO, our favourite kitchen tools maker, comes to the rescue. Take a look at the fantastic OXO Good Grips Poultry Lifter available on Amazon UK. Part of their Good Grips range, this poultry lifter makes it so easy to transfer roasted poultry and game of all sizes from one dish to another. The soft handle is ergonomically design to be comfortable and non-slip and the prongs have been specially created to secure the bird without piercing or damaging the meat. Its design aims to prevent any slippage or twisting and because the OXO Good Grips Poultry Lifter is shaped to lift from underneath the breast bone, the roasted turkey always looks perfect from the outside and presentation ready.

This stainless steel poultry lifter is safe to put in the dishwasher and what’s even better is that it can carry a roast turkey, chicken or other roasted bird weighing up to 9kg/20lbs! It’s priced at just £6.50 which we think is great value.

Here at Kitchen & Cook Shop, we highly recommend the OXO Good Grips Poultry Lifter. We’ve had our fair share of dropped roasted chickens (albeit not onto the floor but onto the kitchen counter top) due to struggling with two forks so this is one kitchen tool that we are sure to purchase before Christmas this year!

Do you use a poultry lifting tool? Let us know in comments as we’re very interested in hearing your stories and opinions! Thanks for reading.

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NB: The original title of this article was going to be “How to easily pick up hot birds” but we thought better of it!

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