The 16 Best Cooking Gadgets for Your Game Day Party
Prep your kitchen for a game day feast with these helpful kitchen gadgets.
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If you haven’t already experienced the wonder that is the Instant Pot, now is the time to get the Instant Pot Duo ($99)! It not only does work as an electric pressure cooker, but it’s also a rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, slow cooker and warmer. Unfamiliar with this handy gadget? Here are some of the reasons we love the Instant Pot.
Never overcook (or undercook) a ribeye again with this digital meat thermometer ($11). Not only does it measure temperature in less than seven seconds, but it’s also one of this pro chef’s six secrets for grilling the perfect steak. Hint: For a medium-rare piece, the temperature should be 140ºF.
More cheese, please! Your wish is also your demand with this adjustable cheese slicer ($10). The stainless steel wire cutter lets you cut slices of whatever width you prefer, from paper thin to 1/4-inch thick. Wondering whether you should be eating mozzarella instead of Swiss? Here are the seven healthiest cheeses to satisfy your cravings.
Still need to install some outdoor lighting? Add these magnetic barbecue lights ($20) to your grill to help you cook dinner in the dark. The lights work on most grills, except those made from stainless steel. They have a flexible neck so they can be adjusted to give off light right where you need it. Here are some other grilling tools you’ll definitely want.
In today’s digital world, there’s no need to tote around big, heavy cookbooks for information about grilling temperatures, times, etc. Now there’s an app for that! The GrillTime app is available for the iPhone and Apple Watch and provides grillers with important instructions, guidelines and flip reminders at their fingertips.
You’ll make the perfect drink every time with the Perfect Drink Pro ($100). Great for your home bar, tell the Perfect Drink Pro via the app what you have in your liquor cabinet. Choose a recipe and this bar-top appliance will help you measure out just the right proportions for your drink. Then shake or stir. Here’s everything you need to put together the perfect home bar.
Give your oven a break and control your dinner from anywhere with the WeMo Crock-Pot slow cooker ($108). Just use your smart device and the WeMo App (free) to adjust or schedule cooking time and temperature. Dinner will be ready when you are!
The Perfect Bake Pro ($40) comes equipped with Bluetooth, three color-coded bowls, an oven thermometer, stainless steel scale and a LCD display to make baking easy. Use the recipe app to find out what you can make with what’s in your pantry. Perfect Bake will scale recipes to what you have available like if a recipe calls for a square pan but all you have is a round pan, the app will do the math for you. Once you begin mixing the device will tell you when to stop pouring each ingredient. Make sure you avoid these common kitchen mistakes.
A lot of people like to use their cutting board to dump ingredients into the dish they’re preparing so having a flexible cutting board like this one ($30) is super convenient. The real wood look makes it look good in your kitchen, too.
Really impress your guests with restaurant-cut French fries at your party with this incredible device ($67). No one will question your hosting abilities when you’re offering food like this. Take a look at our tips for taking your hosting abilities to the next level.
It’s always nice to have additional food options for guests at a NFL championship party. Your chili might not go over with everybody so pick up this salad spinner ($30) to cut down on your prep time.
Washing knives in the sink has its perils but this device from BladeBrush ($7) can put minds at ease. Take a look at 8 ways you could be abusing your knives without realizing it.
Juicing is always a chore but can juicer makes it easer and eliminates the troublesome pulp. Use it for any kind of marinade or on salads. Cute!