Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the many blessings we have in our lives, such as family and friends. It’s also a time to relax, stuff yourself, maybe watch some football—you know, the really important things in life. If you’re preparing the Thanksgiving feast this year—and personally, I wouldn’t touch that task with a 10-foot turkey leg—we can fill you in on some kitchen accessories that will make the job a lot easier and way more enjoyable.
Elvia Diaz and Richie Palmero, two of the sales specialists in our Gourmet Shop, recommend this trio of items to get you started: the All-Clad Roti Set featuring a non-stick Roasting Rack and stainless steel Turkey Lifters; the Epicurean 21×15 slate nutmeg cutting board; and the Cuisinart CEK40 Electric Knife with one-touch pressure-activated on/off trigger and separate bread and carving blades.
To help ease your burden even more, Elvia and Richie suggest you consider adding some small appliances to your kitchen arsenal, such as a Stand Mixer or Hand Blender, a Slow Cooker, a Pressure Cooker, or a Bread Machine. Also, don’t forget a Digital Thermometer to let you know when the turkey is ready for carving (and whether you’re coming down with a fever or it’s just the heat from the oven).
—by Graham W.