Monday, September 29, 2014

Back by popular demand - OXO brings back the *****

This is too fun. I'm not going to tell you what this is just yet. Can you guess what this is used for?

Take another look.

Curvy, pointy ... stabby? Grabby? It's got a handle ... but what then?

My friends at OXO told me that this was a tool they used to sell, but they discontinues it because it wasn't a great seller. They felt that part of the problem was that people didn't know what it was. They saw it in stores, and it didn't make sense.

But ...

People who bought it, loved it. They asked for it to come back. So OXO decided to revive it. This time around, they figured that people would see it online and understand it better.

Have you guessed yet?

Okay, I'll tell you. It's a poultry lifter. And it's simply genius. Picking up a whole hot chicken or duck or turkey isn't easy. I've used my hands, I've used lifters, I've used carving forks assisted by spatulas. And it's never elegant.

This goofy tool simply slips inside the cavity of the bird - whether it's stuffed or not - and then you just lift. I've done sort of the same thing by inserting a carving fork into the bird, but the balance isn't great. This thing makes it simple.

To be honest, I haven't tried lifting a turkey yet. I'll let you know how that goes after Thanksgiving. But I'm confident it will be just as sensible as lifting a whole chicken.

Who's it for: People who want an easier way to lift poultry from a roasting pan.

Pros: It works! It works!

Cons: It really only has one use that I can think of.

Wishes: Can't think of anything I'd change.

Source: I received this from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.


  1. I've never seen one of these before . I am so glad to see this. At least when I see one all know it works and what it's for. Poultry like Turkey is a hassle sometimes to lift even though we only get 8-12 pounders.

    1. I'm always afraid that I'm gonna drop that cooked turkey on the way from the roasting pan to a platter. ;-)

  2. I was guessing all KINDS of things but not a poultry lifter! Most intriguing. My big roaster (vintage hand-me-down that my mom got as a wedding gift from her grandparents back in 1957) has one of those extra bottoms with handles to lift the turkey out but, otherwise, this would be very handy.


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