One thing I had to pick up this year was a gravy separator/fat separator. Spooning the fat off the dripping is awful and most of the time you don’t get it all. That’s when you resort to packaged gravy. With this lovely contraption, you can literally cut out the fat. How does it work? Wisegeek gave us an explanation and the various types to choose from, the revealed, “A gravy separator is a kitchen tool which is designed to separate the fat from pan drippings, leaving the flavorful juices behind. You may also hear a gravy separator referred to as a fat separator, which is actually a more accurate term, as gravy does not necessarily have to be involved. Many kitchen supply stores carry this useful kitchen item, especially in the fall, when cooks are gearing up for Thanksgiving and Christmas roasts. There are a number of different styles of gravy separator. The simplest and probably most efficient is a specially designed pitcher with a spout which connects on the bottom half of the pitcher. To use the gravy separator, cooks pour pan juices and drippings in and allow them to sit until the fat rises to the top. Then, cooks can tip the gravy separator to pour out the juices, while will emerge first since the spout is on the bottom of the tool. Some companies include a filter in the spout to catch large chunks in the drippings. You can also find gravy separators built into basting bulbs, which can be handy for quick work, but not so ideal when you want to get a lot of liquid. Several companies also make specialized ladles which can be used to ladle the fat from a bowl or pan of drippings. Both of these methods tend to get messy, however, and they will not remove nearly as much fat as a pitcher.”
I looked to find the very best one at a good price, I found sooooo many my head was spinning. I found the OXO Good Grips 2 cup Fat Separator to be the one that everyone choose and on Amazon it was an awesome 10 dollars. They described the cup as “Constructed of heat-resistant plastic, Heat-resistant strainer catches unwanted bits, Stopper keeps fat out of the spout, Shield prevents gravy from spilling over the top, Dishwasher safe”
If you hurry now, you can receive yours in time for the big day!