17 Kitchen Tools You Need to Make Thanksgiving Amazing This Year – Food & Wine

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If you’re brushing up on how to cook a turkey and have a stack of the best new fall cookbooks ready to go, you might be planning a nice Thanksgiving meal this year. As seasoned home cooks and chefs both know, your meal is only as good as the tools you’re using, so it’s important to have the right things at the ready when the holidays arrive. Whether you’re searching for instant-read thermometers, gravy boats, or wine glasses, every piece plays a role in the perfect Thanksgiving dinner.
Thankfully, Amazon Home has a huge collection of great products for cooking a holiday meal, and we’ve rounded up our favorites to point you in the right direction. Experienced chefs and new hosts alike will find these tools useful for the holidays and beyond. Even better, Prime members enjoy free expedited shipping so they’ll have everything they need before one of the biggest hosting events of the year. Read on for all of our ideal kitchen tools for cooking and serving a beautiful meal at home.
Le Creuset’s signature round oven is a home cook’s staple for any big meal, and it’ll be especially handy for the holidays for braising roasts, making soups on the stovetop, and baking fresh bread.
To buy: $398 at amazon.com
Our editors cannot get enough of this endlessly useful (and hardy) tool from GIR. The flexible end can help deglaze pans, scoop mashed potatoes or stuffing, and scrape the mixing bowl so you don’t waste an ounce of pie filling. It’s so popular it regularly sells out on Amazon, so we’re thrilled to see it in stock right now.
To buy: $13 at amazon.com
This hard-anodized roaster from All-Clad is a holiday kitchen must. It’s the right size and shape to handle everything from roasted loin to the classic turkey. The anti-warp stainless steel base can handle temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and is compatible with all cooktops. The PFOA-free nonstick makes cleanup or gravy-making simple.
To buy: $100 at amazon.com
Speaking of gravy, holiday hosts will love to have a quality boat and saucer that looks great on the table. Protect your table linens from splatter and serve guests easily with the stoneware vessel’s spout. It’s also dishwasher- and microwave-safe.
To buy: $140 at amazon.com
This simple, smart instant-read meat thermometer is an underrated kitchen tool. Check your turkey or roast chicken in seconds without losing too much heat from the oven. The magnetic back makes it easy to keep nearby.
To buy: $16 at amazon.com
A great set of wine glasses can elevate any holiday table. This Tritan crystal set from Schott Zwiesel is well-balanced and can go right in the dishwasher. This set is great for white and rosé varieties (find the red wine style here), and sets the stage for enjoying your favorite bottles with friends and family.
To buy: $77 (originally $84) at amazon.com
That great bottle of Champagne or prosecco deserves the proper glass, and Riedel’s stemware is made to complement it perfectly. The airy crystal glasses are designed to show off the best elements of sparkling wine and Champagne.
To buy: $60 (originally $75) at amazon.com
A solid cutting board with a juice groove is key for carving any big roast as well as steaks, chops, and all varieties of smoked meat. A Boos block will last for years with proper care, won’t crack or warp, and looks great on any countertop. This one is also reversible, for double the usage.
To buy: $229 (originally $243) at amazon.com
Another key to perfectly carved turkey? A quality knife, of course. Wusthof’s triple-riveted knife and carving fork are crafted from high-carbon German steel designed to resist dulling and corrosion. The edge retention alone on this knife is worth the investment.
To buy: $240 at amazon.com
We trust Ninja for blenders and air fryers, and its food processor is no exception. It’s the most affordable powerful food processor at 1000 watts and has a 9-cup capacity perfect for making extra sauce, cookie dough, or chopped veggies.
To buy: $100 (originally $120) at amazon.com
Your cheese spread deserves better than toothpicks when you’re hosting your family or friends, and Languiole’s set will go the distance. These top-quality knives will resist rust and won’t let things slip while cutting a hard Manchego or Parmesan.
To buy: $34 (originally $38) at amazon.com
For avid bakers, a pastry mat is a great kitchen addition to keep sticky doughs off the countertop and have a comfortable cutting and rolling surface anywhere. The measurements in the center and along the sides are a helpful guide for those holiday pies and tarts we love.
To buy: $30 (originally $34) at amazon.com
Show off the best pecan or pumpkin pie in a pretty dish that’s durable enough to use daily. Emile Henry’s ruffled pie dish holds up to temperature changes so you can go straight from the freezer to the oven or the fridge to the microwave for optimal serving temperature.
To buy: $46 (originally $55) at amazon.com
While the store-bought pie crust is fine in a pinch, we all know there’s nothing like a perfect buttery dough rolled and chilled before filling. One of our favorite rolling pins has flat edges to keep things as even as possible, so your pies and tarts don’t spring a leak in the oven and come out evenly cooked.
To buy: $25 at amazon.com
An easy way to make a showstopping dessert? The right Bundt pan. Nordic Ware’s collection has several we love including this classic version that can do pull-apart breads and even gelatin molds.
To buy: $37 (originally $57) at amazon.com
Being your own bartender is easy when you have the right tools, and this shaker with a built-in strainer and jigger measurement does exactly that.
To buy: $33 at amazon.com
A simple, reliable corkscrew is a must for your home bar, and this classic Pulltap’s waiter corkscrew is editor-tested and approved. Tuck it in your utensil drawer for easy access.
To buy: $8 at amazon.com