10 Products to Make Thanksgiving Prep Easier

These smart kitchen tools take the stress out of preparing Thanksgiving dinner.

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Roast Cutting Tongs

These tongs grip roasts large and small for transfer from oven to cutting board. Then the tines act as slicing guides, ensuring everybody gets an equal serving.


CHEFS Catalog; $29.95

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4-Cup Fat Separator

This tool is an essential for making gravy. The strainer lid catches bits of solids before they ruin your smooth-as-silk sauce, and the stopper prevents fat from rising up into the pouring spout.


OXO; $14.99

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Platinum Classic Turkey Mold

Break out of the pumpkin pie rut and bake a cake for Thanksgiving dessert. A nonstick finish preserves all the fine details of the classic gobbler. The cast-aluminum pan has a 10-cup capacity.

Nordic Ware; $41.50

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FoodDam

When preparing the holiday dinner, cut down on stovetop chaos by making one pan do the work of two with this handy insert. Made of heat-resistant silicone, it forms a tight seal on both 10- and 12-inch skillets and flexes to fit all portion sizes.


Fusionbrands; $10.00

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Roasting Laurel

Elevating the bird on this roasting platform enhances convection action in the oven while keeping the meat from soaking in fat that accumulates in the bottom of the pan. Bendable to fit a variety of foods and cookware, it’s oven safe up to 500 degrees F.


Prepara; $24.99

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Glass Marinade Set

This marinade set is as good as its eye-catching design. Squeeze and release the bulb of the applicator brush to fill the reservoir with just the right amount of liquid, then baste with precision; no more wasted marinade mix or drowned dishes.


Uncommon Goods; $17.00

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Induction Burner

This high-performance extra burner comes to the rescue of the host faced with a filled-to-capacity cooktop. Eight temperature settings and a 150-minute timer are operated via touchpad controls.


Waring Pro; $169.00

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Pop-Up Turkey Timer

Insert this temperature sensor into the leg of the uncooked turkey. When the big bird is done, the timer’s tiny drumsticks pop upward.


Kikkerland; $17.00

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Herb Wand

A genius idea! Twist lengths of woody herbs like rosemary or thyme into the nylon handle and use them to brush oil onto foods. The seasonings’ delicate flavor is transferred to the dish.

Chef'n; $14.95

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Utensil Pot Clip

In a crowded Thanksgiving kitchen, there’s rarely room for spoon rests on the counter. The spring-loaded clip makes this utensil holder significantly sturdier than similar devices that just balance on the lip of a pan.


Trudeau; $13.99 package of 2

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