How to Make a Turkey Lifter

A lot of cooks experience a “Hmmmm… How do I do that?” moment when they are about to move a hot turkey from the roasting pan to the platter. A simple turkey lifter, made from a few lengths of kitchen twine, offers a simple solution. Just remember: No matter how simple and amazing the turkey lifter is, always be cautious when you handle hot food.

What do I need?

  • One piece of kitchen twine 70 inches long

How do I make it?

  1. Tie the two ends of the twine together in a simple square knot, forming a circle. Pull on the twine to be sure the knot is tight.
  2. Tie a knot in the middle of the circle, creating a figure 8.
  3. Lay the turkey lifter in your roasting pan, on top of the rack on which you’ll cook your turkey.
  4. Once the turkey is done, lift it out of the tray by looping each circle around each end of the turkey and raising it onto the serving tray.