Thanksgiving is right around the corner and whether you are the hostess or bring your famous apple pie, we have rounded up the best tools that you need for preparing Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe you already have a few of these or maybe you need to replace an item. It is best to get ready early for everything you need for the best Thanksgiving ever.
12+ Essential Tools For Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner Like Pro:
Roasting Pan & Rack
This is an essential item for preparing Thanksgiving dinner and making the best possible turkey. You need an oversized roasting pan to fit your turkey and a rack to trap all of the yummy juices to use for later. This Roasting Pan & Rack has everything you need with sturdy handles to hold even the biggest turkey.
Digital Meat Thermometer
A high-quality Digital Meat Thermometer is needed for preparing Thanksgiving dinner. Even when you prepare the turkey exactly as instructed, you will still need to temp it to make sure it is fully cooked. Often a turkey can cook too fast or take longer than expected, so having a quality, quick and reliable digital thermometer is essential to make sure the bird is just right before serving to guests.
A fat separator is essential for preparing Thanksgiving dinner and making the best possible gravy. Sure, you can get a pre-made gravy at the store or buy the powered type, but the best gravy is made from turkey drippings and a Fat Separator is needed to remove extra fat from the drippings. This one is our favorite because it has the bottom release for ease of use!
Glass Pie Plate
Pie is as needed on Thanksgiving as much (if not more) than the turkey itself. For those who really want to impress, a homemade pie in a glass pie plate is the way to go. This one is 2″ deep and has handles for easy transfers, to really impress.
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Whether you are cooking your first turkey ever or are the turkey master, a Baster can make or break that perfect turkey. When preparing Thanksgiving dinner, you must have a baster on hand in order to keep your turkey moist and from drying out while being in the oven for hours.
A good Carving Set is as important as a good turkey. Once the turkey comes out of the oven, if you are not fully prepared to carve and serve to your guests, it can be more difficult than you might expect. A good carving set is worth the investment because you will use it for many, many years especially when you are preparing Thanksgiving dinner.
To reduce your mess while preparing Thanksgiving dinner, you need a solid cutting board that will trap the juices while cutting the turkey or any meat you choose. This extra-large Carving Board with a juice groove does exactly that. It’s pretty enough to put on the table or leave out for guests to serve themselves.
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Mashed potatoes are a must-have at Thanksgiving and in order to save yourself and your arm, a Potato Masher is a must-have. When preparing Thanksgiving dinner, a sturdy, stainless steel masher is what you need to make those perfect creamy mashed potatoes. Plus we love the fun colors on this one!
From baking and grilling to even the air fryer, Parchment Paper can do it all. We love this one because it is pre-cut, non-toxic, and BPA-free. Use it to line your bread pan while making pumpkin bread or on your cooking sheet in the oven. Preparing Thanksgiving dinner and cleaning up is that much easier with parchment paper!
When making apple pies, having even slices of apples will produce the best apple pie. That is why having an Apple Slicer with Corer on hand is essential, especially this one that has comfortable and non-slip handles for all those apples. It’s an essential tool you will need while preparing Thanksgiving dinner.
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A sturdy and pretty rolling pin is not only needed when preparing Thanksgiving Dinner, but it will also look great on your counter even if you are covered in flour. This Rolling Pin fits the description and the marble pin will stick less than traditional wood rolling pins.
Your grandmother probably had one of these in her house and a Mandolin Slicer may bring back memories of helping her in the kitchen. It will come in handy while preparing Thanksgiving dinner. This one is our favorite because it can also spiralize, ribbon cut, be used as a grater, and even julienne those carrots for you.
The best mashed potatoes start with even pieces of potatoes. You can either cut up the potatoes by hand or use a Potato Ricer to make it easier on yourself. This heavy-duty Potato Ricer will create those perfectly fluffy mashed potatoes with less effort and that is why it’s essential to preparing Thanksgiving dinner.
Fine Mesh Strainer
From removing lumps in your gravy or sifting flour for your pie dough, a Fine Mesh Strainer is essential when preparing Thanksgiving dinner and for the kitchen in general. Easily strain a small amount of pasta or clean fresh berries for breakfast on Black Friday.
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When preparing Thanksgiving dinner, it is best to have everything you need ahead of time. You probably go to multiple stores in order to get all of the perfect ingredients for your meal. Having your kitchen stocked with all of the essential tools is no different! With these tools, this year you will be more prepared and ready to have the best feast while preparing Thanksgiving dinner.
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