Thanksgiving Tool Kit
This Is Every Tool You Need to Make Thanksgiving Dinner
Once you’ve checked off these items, you'll be prepared for anything Thanksgiving dinner throws your way.
Whether you're a Thanksgiving hosting novice or a seasoned pro, you've likely had to improvise at some point. Maybe you've rolled out pie dough with a wine bottle or sieved gravy through a paper towel. But this year, Blackstone's has put together a Thanksgiving Tool Kit with a checklist of the most important items you'll need to pull off a seamless Thanksgiving dinner.
Roasting Pans - Invest in a great roasting pan and it will take you from Thanksgiving through each holiday season. It will last for years, and it's the perfect way to cook a turkey, duck, and other poultry. As a tip, a heavy-duty pan with high sides won't let juices don't spill out when you're carrying from the oven to the counter.
Bakeware & Baking Dishes - You'll need other bakeware for your stuffing, casseroles, and pieces. Simplify life with oven-safe dishes that double as serveware. Your food will stay hotter for longer, plus you’ll have one less dish to clean after the big feast. For a quirky touch, try using bakeware and baking dishes in different shapes or sizes, like Staub's darling [pumpkin cocettes](link).
Cooking Twine - You already know trusses from bridges, roofs, and construction cranes. The same support concept is helpful with poultry. Some believe trussing, or tying the legs up close to the breast, protects the faster-cooking white meat from drying out in the oven. It also gives that picture-perfect Thanksgiving bird presented for carving. Others prefer not to truss, so the skin around the legs can crisp. If you'd like to switch up the conversation around the Thanksgiving table, surprising opinions on cooking twine might help.
Turkey Baster - You can either have a regimented plan or elect occasinal basting. Intermittent basting will prevent scorching, and over-basting can dry out meat, so you might freestyle. To add a little extra flavor to your turkey, try basting it with a mixture of butter, herbs, and garlic. A removable bulb and cleaning brush will keep your baster squeaky clean for many holidays to come.
Meat Thermometer - Imagine your caramel turkey that smells divine and looks ready for carving, then you make that first cut. The bird is raw inside. Skip the Thanksgiving tragedy with a probe thermometer. It takes the guesswork out of the process and ensures that your bird is cooked through without being overcooked. One of our many thermometerw favorite thermometer has a has a temperature range of -58 to 572 degrees F.
Carving Board You need to rest after a hot sauna, and so does your perfectly cooked turkey. The juices normally drawn to the skin can redistribute while the poultry rests for a tender bite. As for a place to rest and carve your turkey, choose a large cutting board with a juice groove to keep your counters and tabletop clean while you work.
Carving Knife - We offer carving sets to impress your guest with neat and even slicing and gorgeous hardware.
Pots & Pans - If you're adulting your first Friendsgiving dinner, you'll need more than your frying pan from college. Make sure you have a variety of pots and pans on hand, so you can cook everything you need without having to wash dishes in between.
Vegetable Peeler - Instead of dreading all the peeling, face your potatoes, gourds, and carrots with a workhorse of a peeler. We offer swivel heads, juilenne options, optional eyers to remove blemishes, and ergonomic handles.
Potato Masher - Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple, so make sure you have a potato ricer or potato masher on hand to make them perfectly smooth and creamy.
Pepper Mill - A slow or poorly-crafted pepper mill will take the joy out of fresh pepper. Bring it back with an upgrade like the [Peugot Pepper Grinder](link). Elevate your passing game with a [2-in-1 pepper and salt mill](link). Select your desired level of coarseness so the perfect level of spice can be added to your kitchen.
Kitchen Shears - Kitchen shears are a versatile tool that can be used for everything from cutting twine to snipping herbs. Make sure you have a good pair on hand for Thanksgiving dinner prep.
Rasp / Grater - A rasp or grater is great for adding finishing touches to your Thanksgiving dishes, such as grating Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, or citrus zest. We like rasps with a comfort grip handle to protect your fingers.
Fat Separator - Instead of hearing about your cousin's new diet for the ninth time, skip the greasy gravy. Streamline your day by moving one from painstakingly skimming the fat from the top after a long day of cooking and instead us this [nifty gadet]().
Mandoline - A mandoline is a handheld tool that can be used to slice vegetables thinly and evenly. It's a great way to save time and food waste when prepping for Thanksgiving dinner.
Pie Dishes - No Thanksgiving feast is complete without pie! Choose a pie dish that will give you a perfectly golden crust. We like tempered glass pie plates for their even heat distribution and that flaky crust.