Gadget Tree: Get On The Gravy Train


This is another one of those handy-dandy kitchen tools that’s gonna cause you to slap your forehead and say: Why didn’t I think of that? Well you didn’t… but then, neither did Mama.

Amco’s Swing-A-Way Easy Release Grease Separator

You’ve got to check out Amco’s Swing-A-Way Easy Release Grease Separator. This is definitely salvation for any of you that are intimidated by the prospect of making gravy from scratch… especially if you’re doing it for the first time.

There are a lot of fat separators and skimmers out there, but what makes this one really cool is that with just a gentle squeeze of the soft silicone grip handle, all of the good stuff for making gravy is released from the very bottom of the container, like opening a trap door to a world of goodness.

This is one time that you actually want the stuff from the bottom because the liquid above it is grease or oil… no, no, no.

It’s so easy to use because you just pour the pan juices into the 4-cup (32-ounce) clear container through the strainer lid, which catches bigger pieces of food, herbs and spices. Let it settle for a little bit and once the grease or oil rises to the top, just press the handle and measure out exactly how much liquid you need for your sauce or gravy.

I like it because it is dishwasher safe (on the top rack) and is BPA free.

You can find this at some cooking stores, but I got mine online.

Who thinks of this stuff? And why wasn’t it me!


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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: