Get the right tools for the job. From holiday feasts to simple things that every chef should have, here is a list of tools to make your time in the kitchen easy and fun.
Here are just a few of the items recommended for preparing the perfect turkey for your holiday dinner:
Every great Thanksgiving meal begins with a sturdy, well-constructed roasting pan that helps retain the natural flavors of your turkey. We recommend a shallow pan that’s only 2 inches deep. This helps to ensure that the heat can surround the meat and cook evenly for a browned, thoroughly cooked turkey.
A true necessity in any home during the holidays, a meat thermometer is an accurate way to identify whether your turkey is completely cooked or still needs more time.
Sharp Carving Knife
A sharp knife to carve your holiday turkey will help you to prepare plates efficiently and enhance your presentation. A good blade will allow you to carve turkey in well-proportioned, even slices that look professional every time.
Handy and convenient in the kitchen, this loosely woven cloth is perfect for straining and clarifying soups or sauces. Because of the way it’s made, it will not interfere with the flavor of your dish and has become a must-have item in many gourmet kitchens.
A quick method of injecting a desired flavor or marinade into your turkey and other meats. Perfect for giving your meal a little extra flavor for guests to enjoy.
A whisk is a fairly dainty but extremely useful tool that comes in handy when mixing ingredients into a sauce. You’ll be glad to have one when Thanksgiving preparations are in full swing.
Also called a fat separator, this kitchen tool helps to maintain flavor in gravy by separating fat from pan drippings.
A staple on every holiday table, a gravy boat is a serving container that holds gravy or sauces and can be both functional and stylish on your holiday table.
These tools are staples in a well-stocked kitchen any time of year.
Sieves are great for straining juices, sauces, and stocks.
A kitchen utensil used to slice and julienne in a uniform fashion, this tool is popular among both professional and amateur chefs.
A fine-edged knife that is small in size with a very sharp blade. Perfect for use in cutting peeling fruits and vegetables or other small cutting jobs.
Efficient and speedy, this handy appliance has changeable blade attachments that are used for chopping, dicing, shredding, and puréeing foods of all kinds.
Found throughout homes in Italy, pizza peels are shovel-like tools used to slide pizzas on and off a hot baking stone or in and out of home ovens. This utensil will come in handy should you prepare our Artichoke Turkey Pizza.
Track your cooking time with a kitchen timer. Helpful and convenient, a timer will keep you on top of your cooking duties.
Finely mince or press your garlic cloves in a garlic press and make it easy to keep garlic where you want it. Using a press also saves your hands from smelling like garlic.
Used for brushing oil or pan drippings over roasting meats, this type of brush will help keep the skin of your turkey from drying out.
Available in many designs, household deep-fryers are similar to those found in restaurants, but on a much smaller scale. They fry food quickly and easily and are good for achieving even cooking. They are perfect for potatoes, poultry, fish, and more. Find a selection of deep-fryers at Masterbuilt.com.
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