Whether you call it a pie bird, pie vent, pie whistle, or pie funnel, this hollow chimney prevents pie filling from boiling up and leaking through the crust by allowing steam to escape from inside the pie. Made by Wade of England, this attractive and practical pie bird is a great way to decorate your pie crust and stop them from cracking. Made from porcelain, it is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. Makes a coveted hostess gift. Simply place the pie bird in the middle of the pie before filling, then drape the rolled pastry over the pie bird and push down until the figurine is revealed. While in the oven, the steam will vent through the funnel. keeping the pie crust dry and stopping the filling from stewing. Size: 1.5" diameter x 2.5" H.