It’s Thanksgiving time. The kitchen is your battlefield. But you don’t need to be alone in this fight, for these Thanksgiving essentials are here to make this holiday much more enjoyable.
The best part? They’re actually an investment in your kitchenware that will last you way past Thanksgiving. Read along!
Here are 16 Thanksgiving essentials you can buy on Amazon:
16.) Turkey Roaster
It’s not called Turkey Day for nothing. The turkey is the star of the party, and you want everything to be flawless.
A reliable turkey roaster is of paramount importance to make the bird shine and your guests’ mouths water. Our all-time favorite is the Oster roaster oven. Thanks to its self-basting lid, you can bake, roast and slow-cook your bird, and the result will always be the same: a juicy and delish turkey to serve!$38.39 at Amazon
15.) Turkey Baster
To avoid having your turkey drying up in the oven or the roaster, a turkey baster can do the trick easily.
Our all-time favorite is the Tovolo dripless baster. It will seamlessly fit in your hand and help you coat your turkey without the mess of post-basting cleanup. You can also easily clean it once you’re done with the cooking, thanks to its dishwasher-safe baster tip and cleaning brush.$8.95 at Amazon
14.) Meat Thermometer
You did everything you could: You followed your grandmother’s fail-proof recipe to the letter and made sure to slow-cook your turkey for as long as needed, but something isn’t quite right… Chances are, the culprit is the temperature.
To avoid under-cooked-turkey paranoia on D Day, keep a meat thermometer close to you. The one internet users are swearing by is the ThermoPro TP03A thermometer. With its instant reading feature, it can accurately show you the temperature within 4 to 7 seconds on a temp range of -58°F to 572°F.
13.) Hard-Core Oven Mitts
Everyone wants to get their hands on the turkey, but the one person who should be extra careful is the one taking the turkey in and out of the oven.
To avoid any accidents, our first-choice oven mitts are these G&F Products BBQ gloves. Their waterproof neoprene coating can resist heat, oil, grease (no slip-ups!) and water. Not only are your hands kept out of danger, but the extra 13-inch sleeve length will protect your arm.$18.99 at Amazon
12.)Soup Tureen with Ladle
Planning on serving finger-licking add-ons this year? Give them justice and show your yummy sides, gravy, cranberry sauce or creamy dip in this gorgeous Lenox soup tureen.
Yep, you can use it even if you’re not serving soup! The tureen and its ladle will naturally find their place next to the glistening turkey for any creamy and gooey treats.$143 at Amazon
11.) Carving Knife and Fork
Get right in the turkey with one slice with a reliable carving knife and fork.
With this Wusthof Hollow-Ground carving set, carving will be a piece of cake. The knife’s blade is forged from high-carbon stainless steel to ensure optimal cutting, and the triple-riveted handles are here to make sure you keep a good grip.$99.95 at Amazon
10.) Rolling Pin
Time to roll the dough!
Your pie will the be the crustiest on the block with this Ebuns rolling pin. Get this 18-inch rolling pin and get baking!
P.S: Make sure you don’t soak it in water, as it can damage the wood. Wipe it with a clean cloth instead.$19.99 at Amazon
9.) Gravy Boat
What’s better than gravy? Warm gravy!
Take your gravy game to the next level with this Norpro gravy boat and candle-lit stand to make sure every spoonful of the creamy sauce is a mouthful of delight. You can also use the gravy boat separately.$19.95 at Amazon
8.) Disposable Plates
Have fun and respect the environment? Sign us up, please!
If you’re hosting a big party on Thanksgiving, ditch your delicate fancy plates for these eco-friendly disposable plates. They’re made out of bagasse, a natural byproduct of sugarcane production. Bonus points: It contains no chemicals or bleach, and it can be microwaved. Everybody wins!
7.) Plastic Wine Glasses
Keep your rugs and couches clean when everyone is mingling around with a glass of wine in their hand.
Crystal clear, shatterproof, recycled and recyclable are our favorite words when describing wine cups. These TOSSWARE plastic cups will do the trick and be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner table.
6.) Food Storage Containers
We’ll say it once and for all: Plastic containers are out. Glass containers are a much healthier—and more secure—option.
We like the glass containers from Prep Naturals for two main reasons: versatility and ease. They are microwave-, dishwasher-, oven- and freezer-safe. You can stack them up in your refrigerator in no time, plus they’ll stay put.$25.09 at Amazon
5.) Dutch Oven
In terms of quality, we can’t seem to find a brand better than Le Creuset. The enameled cast iron of their Dutch ovens, the resistance of the sand-colored interior and their large handles (plus the exquisite color selection!) are what sells it to us, time after time. Tested and approved.$339.95 at Amazon
4.) Ceramic Pie Plate
You baked the tastiest pie. Now you gotta show it off.
Opt for this nine-inch Good Cook ceramic pie plate to nail every guilt-free pie you bake this year.$31.96 at Amazon
3.) Food Processor
Got some picky guests at your table this year? Fear not. This Cuisinart food processor can shred, slice and chop your potatoes and other veggies to accommodate any picky eaters.
The 720-watt food processor is truly intuitive to use, with simple on and off buttons to command it. Make way! Mashed potatoes coming ahead!
2.) Folding Chairs
As in any holiday, unexpected guests can show up at any moment. To avoid the last-minute havoc of finding them a place to sit, better have spare chairs handy way early on.
These Costco vinyl folding chairs are the perfect combo of comfort and elegance at an affordable price. Beyond Thanksgiving day, they would make great garden chairs!
1.) Folding Table
If you need some extra space or decide to take the party outside, a folding table is the most optimal choice to make it happen.
What do you think of these Thanksgiving essentials? What are the Thanksgiving essentials you absolutely need to nail the day? Let us know in the comments! And to have the yummiest turkey, our carefully selected Thanksgiving turkey recipes might inspire you. Read the next article to know more!