8 Kitchen Essentials You Need This Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. I wish I could say it's because I love the quality time with my family, but it's really because of the food. I am not ashamed of my reasoning, Thanksgiving food is the best.
If you are the lucky one that will be making a wonderful meal for family and friends, you may need to grab a few new kitchen tools to make the day a bit easier.
Anyone who loves to cook will tell you that there is nothing better than a good knife set. You don't need to spend a boatload of money to get a decent knife set. The keys is to make sure you sharpen it. This Cuisinart 15-piece set has 4.5 stars with over 2,000 reviews.
I swear by my cast iron skillet. A cast iron skillet is so multi-functional, you can cook so many things with it. To go from the stove right to the oven with whatever you are cooking is fantastic. This one from Lodge even comes with a handle holder.
Never trust the turkey timer. I don't cook anything without my thermometer, sometimes the color can vary a bit so I go based on the internal temperature. You don't want an overcooked turkey do you? Digital thermometers save whatever you're cooking every single time.
If you don't have a stand mixer, the next best thing is a good hand mixer. I have burnt out my fair share of mixers. I've learned that the ones that have flat sided beaters tend to get stuck in the dough and burn out. Mixers that have thinner, but strong beaters work like a charm.
Before you think all rolling pins are the same, let me stop you right there. Adjustable rolling pins are a thing and are a necessity to get even thickness for your pie crust. The rolling pin has adjustable rings to create the perfect thickness of pastry crust.
Using a scale rather than measuring out ingredients will significantly improve your baking. As an avid watcher of The Great British Bake Off I think it's safe to say I know what I'm talking about. This scale has great reviews on Amazon.
The pen might be mightier than the sword, but kitchen scissors are even mightier. I swear by my kitchen scissors. They truly make life easier in the kitchen. These KitchenAid scissors are highly rated on Amazon.
Hamilton Beach offers a highly rated food processor on Amazon that won't break the bank. There are a lot of things going on during Thanksgiving, a food processor makes prepping go by a little faster.