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15 Products That Make Cooking and Serving Thanksgiving Dinner a Breeze

From roasting a perfect turkey to mashing lump-free potatoes, Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful! Never fear—we found the best gadgets to help you cook a holiday meal.

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PORCELAIN GRAVY BOAT WITH SAUCERvia surlatable.com

Gravy Boat

A gravy boat is one of those items that we overlook in the rush leading up to the holidays. You might have checked off all the details like place cards, napkins and everyone’s favorite pies, but don’t forget this important piece of serveware! This one from Sur la Table is pretty and neutral, perfect for any tabletop. Be sure to fill it up with the good stuff: scratch-made gravy.

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Hello Fresh Thanksgiving Boxvia HelloFresh/Facebook

Hello Fresh Thanksgiving Box

Need help on Thanksgiving from start to finish? The Hello Fresh Thanksgiving Box provides easy-to-follow directions and all the ingredients you need to prepare a turkey, homemade gravy, four sides and a dessert for up to ten people.

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Curved Boning Knife, thanksgiving dinner prodcutsvia amazon.com

Wüsthof Boning Knife

With the right tools, carving a turkey doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Use a sharp boning knife to carve up the bird carefully. These knives are a bit more flexible than your traditional chef’s knife so they can work their way around the turkey more deftly.

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Nonstick Roastervia amazon.com

Nonstick Roaster

You’ll need a durable roaster to handle the turkey. This nonstick roasting pan is sturdy and distributes heat evenly during roasting. The U-shaped rack keeps the turkey elevated to allow fats and liquids to drain away. It should get you through this Thanksgiving and many more to come.

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turkeybrinerubkit sur la table, thanksgiving dinner productsvia surlatable.com

Turkey Brine & Rub Kit

Brining your turkey before roasting guarantees the meat will be juicy and flavorful. Sur La Table has made things easy with a Turkey Brine & Rub Kit that includes a pepper-herb spice rub and a brining bag that can handle a bird up to 24 pounds.

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PriorityChef Potato Ricer and Mashervia amazon.com

Potato Ricer and Masher

The mashed potatoes of everyone’s dreams are light, fluffy and smooth. Using a potato ricer makes quick work of cooked spuds and creates an exceptional consistency. No more worries about lumpy or gluey mashed potatoes!

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Hamilton Beach Electric Knife for Carving Meatsvia amazon.com

Electric Carving Knife

Make quick work of carving your turkey or ham with an electric carving knife. This works great for slicing up the larger pieces of the bird, like the breast.

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OXO Good Grips Good Gravy Fat Separator, 4-Cupvia amazon.com

Good Gravy Fat Separator

A great gravy really makes the dinner shine, ladled over slices of turkey and mounds of mashed potatoes. This fat separator makes the process of making gravy sooo much easier. A strainer at the top removes lumps and seasonings, and with a quick squeeze of the handle, the liquids are released and the fat left behind.

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OXO Good Grips Black Nylon Flexible Pie Servervia amazon.com

Flexible Pie Server

Getting that first slice of pie out of the plate cleanly is always a challenge, but with the right tools, you can get a perfect slice. A flexible spatula is just the tool you need to lift that slice of pumpkin pie out.

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Best Utensils Stainless Steel Turkey Bastervia amazon.com

Stainless Steel Turkey Baster

Baste the turkey with the cooking juices during roasting to keep the surface from overcooking and give the bird a uniform color. This stainless steel option will do the trick and is easy to clean thanks to the included bottle brush.

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Style Me Crazy Pumpkin Salt and Pepper Shakers in White/Gold (Set of 2)via bedbathandbeyond.com

Festive Salt and Pepper Shakers

An easy way to give your table a festive look is with seasonal salt and pepper shakers. These white pumpkins are a simple way to add fall feels to the tabletop. Plus, they’re so cute you can keep them out all fall long.

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Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Stack and Snap Food Processor (70725A)via amazon.com

12-Cup Food Processor

When you’re faced with a huge pile of onions and celery to chop for your homemade stuffing, you will so grateful to have a food processor on hand! In addition to making quick work of dicing vegetables, a food processor will also bring the dough for your Thanksgiving pies together in a snap.

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15" x 11" Stoneware Decal Serving Platter White - Threshold™via target.com

Festive Serving Tray

When you’re serving lots of loved ones, you need large plates and trays. This one from Target is plenty big for slices of turkey or even a mountain of homemade rolls.

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OXO Good Grips Triple Timervia amazon.com

Triple Timer

A successful Thanksgiving dinner is all about the timing, which means you will have several dishes cooking at once. Instead of scrambling to find multiple kitchen timers, this OXO version lets you run three timers simultaneously. Even handier, each timer has a distinct alarm.

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QUAIL SERVING BOWLvia surlatable.com

Serving Bowl

Serve up favorite Thanksgiving sides like stuffing or even a refreshing salad in a pretty, seasonal dish. This one from Sur La Table feels homey and autumnal—perfect for Turkey Day.

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Nancy Mock
Discovering restaurants, tasting bakery treats, finding inspiration in new flavors and regional specialties—no wonder Nancy loves being a food and travel writer. She and her family live in Vermont and enjoy all things food, as well as the beautiful outdoors, game nights, Avengers movies and plenty of maple syrup. Find Nancy’s writing and recipes at her website: Hungry Enough To Eat Six.
Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.

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