September 25, 2006

Food Loop

Food LoopI’m fond of silicone baking products, which are highly heat-resistant and yet have excellent flexibility. You can get everything from oven mitts to cookie sheet liners to baking molds made out of the stuff. But a relatively new product really intrigues me.

The Food Loop looks something like a large plastic cable tie, but it’s made of silicone and, unlike cable ties, easy to remove. One of the sample photos shows the Food Loop holding together the drumsticks of a chicken. Having recently explained, in rather annoying detail, how to truss up a turkey using string, this looks like a marvelously simple alternative. Sure, you’d still have to close up the cavities holding the stuffing, but for tying back the drumsticks, this’d be way easier.

You can pick up a package of 6 from Amazon.com for about $15.

3 Responses to “Food Loop”

  1. Karen Anderson said:

    I wonder how many of these it would take to tie a roast?

  2. Debbie said:

    Hi Karen – I just got a set (6) of these foodloops. Each measures 15″ long which makes a 4 1/2″ diam circle. If that isn’t large enough…you can attach 2 together to fit around a large roast. These loops work great! Very easy to use & clean up in the dishwasher. Excellent results on an herb/bacon stuffed salmon and am going to try them to truss my Thanksgiving turkey.

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