How do you clean your turkey? Do you boil water, dip and pluck, dip some more and pluck some more? I used to. Do you try to save the whole bird for cooking and can you eat the legs? I don't know about you, but I didn't think the wings have enough meat on them to even try to save even though I would love to have the whole bird to dip in the turkey fryer. To me it just takes too much time for what little you get out of it.
Just my preference on this but all I want to save now is just the breast, but before I get into that, have you seen the turkey cleaner that's out now yet? It's called the GUT WRENCH and it's supposed to clean out the insides of the turkey shortly after the taking of the bird to help the cavity cool down and in turn helps stop any bacteria from forming. I haven't used one yet but plan on trying one, to see how they work, if I ever do want to save the whole turkey.
Anyway, all I save is the breast now and it's quick and easy. Simply hold the bird by the legs and set the body on the ground, spread the wings so you can place a foot on each leg by the body and lift straight up. No need for making any cuts or anything. This will pop the breast right out, place the breast in a pan of water and dispose of the rest of the carcass keeping any feathers you want or saving the legs and tail for a mount if you like. Easy, fast and less messy.