14 Products That Make Cooking and Serving Thanksgiving Dinner a Breeze
From roasting a perfect turkey to mashing lump-free potatoes, Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful! Never fear—we found the best gadgets to help you cook a holiday meal.
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A gravy boat is one of those items that we overlook in the rush leading up to the holidays. You might have checked off all the details like place cards, napkins and everyone’s favorite pies, but don’t forget this important piece of serveware! This one from Sur la Table is pretty and neutral, perfect for any tabletop. Be sure to fill it up with the good stuff: scratch-made gravy.
With the right tools, carving a turkey doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Use a sharp boning knife to carve up the bird carefully. These knives are a bit more flexible than your traditional chef’s knife so they can work their way around the turkey more deftly.
You’ll need a durable roaster to handle the turkey. This nonstick roasting pan is sturdy and distributes heat evenly during roasting. The U-shaped rack keeps the turkey elevated to allow fats and liquids to drain away. It should get you through this Thanksgiving and many more to come.
The mashed potatoes of everyone’s dreams are light, fluffy and smooth. Using a potato ricer makes quick work of cooked spuds and creates an exceptional consistency. No more worries about lumpy or gluey mashed potatoes!
Make quick work of carving your turkey or ham with an electric carving knife. This works great for slicing up the larger pieces of the bird, like the breast.
A great gravy really makes the dinner shine, ladled over slices of turkey and mounds of mashed potatoes. This fat separator makes the process of making gravy sooo much easier. A strainer at the top removes lumps and seasonings, and with a quick squeeze of the handle, the liquids are released and the fat left behind.
Getting that first slice of pie out of the plate cleanly is always a challenge, but with the right tools, you can get a perfect slice. A flexible spatula is just the tool you need to lift that slice of pumpkin pie out.
Baste the turkey with the cooking juices during roasting to keep the surface from overcooking and give the bird a uniform color. This stainless steel option will do the trick and is easy to clean thanks to the included bottle brush.
When you’re faced with a huge pile of onions and celery to chop for your homemade stuffing, you will so grateful to have a food processor on hand! In addition to making quick work of dicing vegetables, a food processor will also bring the dough for your Thanksgiving pies together in a snap.
A successful Thanksgiving dinner is all about the timing, which means you will have several dishes cooking at once. Instead of scrambling to find multiple kitchen timers, this OXO version lets you run three timers simultaneously. Even handier, each timer has a distinct alarm.