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Jack K 03-03-2019 12:15 PM

Basting Bullets

What is the purpose of "basting bullets"?



Doug D. 03-03-2019 01:04 PM

Re: Basting Bullets
You'll need to explain further what you mean. That's not a common CI cooking term.

Jack K 03-03-2019 01:31 PM

Re: Basting Bullets
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I may have sorted it out; they're found on some self basting lids; when steam condenses, they help focus the water to form and drip in in focused patterns rather than trust radom chance - or something like that.

Doug D. 03-03-2019 02:15 PM

Re: Basting Bullets
Basting elements, drippers, basting rings are more common terms. BSR used dimples for the same purpose, touting them as more sanitary. Wagner patented zig-zag concentric rings; Vollrath used its name embossed on the underside of the lid. But yes, all to the same end: condensation on the lid dripping more evenly over the cooking food and not all running to the sides or seeping out the lid joint.

D_Madden 03-03-2019 09:39 PM

Re: Basting Bullets
I'm assuming that's an old lodge DO lid (high dome)... I'd kind of like to see the top side of that one... is it marked 'lodge' and have a raised size on top?

Jack K 03-04-2019 09:22 AM

Re: Basting Bullets
With apologies, I don't know - I found these pics online when I googled "basting bullets", and there were no photographs of the top of the lids.

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