Pie Bird blends a centuries-old fairy tale rhyme with baking pies. This whimsical Pie Bird, also known as a pie vent, pie funnel, pie chimney, or pie whistle, allows steam to escape from the juices of meat and fruit pies while they bake to prevent the pie fillings from bubbling over and baking onto the racks or oven floor. Steam escapes through the bird’s vented beak while the flat base adds stability during use. This hero of baking accessories works hard to keep delicious filling inside the crust where it belongs. Easy to use. Simply drape bottom crust in the pie dish, place the Pie Bird in the center, and spoon in the pie filling. Add the top crust and cut a small hole so the Pie Bird can stick out to vent steam properly. Pinch the center of the top crust to the bird to seal and bake pie according to the recipe. Allow to cool slightly before removing as the Pie Bird will be hot. Made from fine-quality porcelain the Pie Bird is decorative yet functional, strong and durable. Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.