Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it is a time of spirit, family and amazing dishes. Maybe you want to prepare an intimate dinner for a couple of your friends or your big family will gather around the table. Regardless of the number of people, preparing Thanksgiving dishes is a battle of timing and coordination.
Between getting your home ready for the guests, planning, and keeping track of the other fifty items on your list, you are bound to feel overwhelmed. We’ve gathered 9 cool gadgets that will make your Thanksgiving cooking a breeze and make you feel more confident about tackling the obstacles along the way.
1. Digital Instant Read Thermometer
Turkey is the star of the show; however, actually cooking it is easier said than done. Is it rare? Is it done? Did it cook too long and completely got dried up?
Whatever happens, you can drown the turkey in gravy and it will taste just fine; however, you can also use a meat thermometer. This thermometer needs just 2-3 seconds to measure temperature and this will help you to know when the turkey is done.
You can’t control the words that might come out of your mad uncle's mouth, but you can control how perfectly-cooked your turkey turns out.
Transferring the turkey from pan to the plate is not an easy feat; however, these stainless steel lifters will enable you to move your dish in one easy motion. You have to make sure that your bird doesn’t outrun you and end up on the kitchen floor after you’ve gone all the way to cook it after all.
A roasting rack is a Thanksgiving essential, it is fuss-free and it is impossible to go wrong with it. You don’t have to use it just for Thanksgiving, it can be used year-around so it is definitely a good investment. Thanks to the stainless steel handles, you will be able to put the roaster into the oven safely. Also, the rack lets the meat drain as it cooks which is perfect for the gravy you will be making afterwards.
You’ve made the most amazing pie and now it’s time to cut it. However, getting the perfect slice is not easy and the pie you’ve worked so much on topples over like a sandcastle. In order to prevent this kitchen tragedy, we recommend this pie server which will slice your pie like a dream without damaging the exterior.
5. Potato Ricer
Mashed potatoes is everyone’s favorite side dish on the Thanksgiving table. Lumpy or creamy, this potato ricer is the gadget you need. Not only it will give you the fluffiest, airiest texture, but also it comes with stainless steel plates which are a breeze to clean.
There is one thing you don’t have enough on every Thanksgiving and that is time. This scale is what you need to cut down on prep time, it features a handy tare function that makes measuring ingredients easier. It can also withstand up to 11 pounds which means you can measure everything except that giant turkey.
7. Fat Separator With Bottom Release
Making the most amazing gravy is not a pretty process; however, the finished product makes you forget it. This gadget separates the fat from the liquid which is what you need for that killer gravy; also, the built-in strainer removes clumps and fat, leaving only the fluid. Your turkey and mashed potatoes are nothing without the additional gravy after all.
8. Butterball XL Electric Fryer
Deep-fried turkey is a golden and crispy dream that takes less than an hour to cook which is a third of the time it would take in a traditional oven. This electric fryer will lock the moisture inside and your turkey will be much tastier and juicier. Also, if you are fighting for an oven space with your relatives on Thanksgiving, that problem will be solved too.
On a side note, you can make 20 pounds of fries at once with this thing. Let that sink in.
This is another gadget that will cut down on the preparation process and it will also ensure that your turkey has the same deliciousness every year. Getting the spice ratio right is not an easy feat; however, with this spoon set, it will be easier than ever.