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From roasting and carving the turkey to baking all the homemade pies, having the essential Thanksgiving kitchen tools will make your Thanksgiving prep a breeze!

Collage of Thanksgiving kitchen tools.

Our Favorite Gadgets

Having the right tools makes cooking SO much easier! Throughout the years we’ve collected our favorite gadgets that we swear by. Here we’ve rounded up our favorite essential Thanksgiving kitchen tools to help with Thanksgiving!

These are holiday-specific musts to help you create a delicious classic turkey dinner. And let’s know forget about all of the pies and sweets!! I’ve shared my favorite tools for baking as well.

Turkey Essentials

Let’s start with all things Turkey. These turkey gadgets are essential for cooking up a deliciously moist star of the show! From achieving the perfect temperature to carving it up in style, we’ve got you covered.

  1. Roasting Pan With Rack – Not only is this pan pretty, it can handle the largest Roast Turkey and contain all of the drippings leaving no mess!
  2. Butchers Twine – Tying those pesky turkey legs together can be tricky, but this butchers twine makes it a cinch.
  1. Turkey Baster – You can’t achieve the perfect turkey without basting and this option is our absolute favorite. Bonus, it comes with a cleaning brush, score!
  2. Digital Meat Thermometer – No one likes an undercooked bird on the big day and this digital meat thermometer will make sure you get it just right!
  1. Turkey Carving Board – Your life (and kitchen) will forever be changed with this genius cutting board! First off, it’s huge allowing your whole turkey to fit. Second, the grooves catch ALL the juices and the ridges hold your turkey in place, what more could you want?!
  2. Electric Carving Knife – Forget dangerously sawing back and forth with a standard kitchen knife when you could use this bad boy on your turkey 🙂 Everyone will fight over who gets to make the first cut, trust me!

Tools for Sides & Desserts

Thanksgiving is not complete in our home without a table filled with sides, pies and other delicious sweets. Yes, there is an entire table!

If you’re new to cooking and baking, these are musts in any kitchen. If you’re a seasoned chef, you’re sure to find an additional gadget to make the job even easier!

  1. Measuring Cups Set – Every baker needs a good set of measuring cups and spoons, and these ones are the best! Not only are they cute, but they’re also sturdy and, with their handy nesting features, easy to store.
  2. Oven Thermometer – On Thanksgiving morning my oven is full which means the oven door is going to be opened frequently which releases a TON of heat. This oven thermometer will allow you to accurately see the the current temp so you can adjust baking times accordingly!
  1. Hand Mixer – When it comes to hand mixers, this one takes the cake! It is powerful but quiet and makes the perfect Whipped Cream for your Homemade Pumpkin Pie.
  2. KitchenAid Stand Mixer – When it comes to baking, my KitchenAid mixer might be my best friend! There is no better way to whip up a large batch of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 🙂
  1. Silicone Pastry Mat – Rolling out the dough for Homemade Dinner Rolls couldn’t be easier with this pastry mat! The dough won’t stick and the measurements will allow you achieve the perfectly sized circle of dough.
  2. Rolling Pin – You won’t make it through all the food preparations without a basic rolling pin to tackle rolls, pie crusts and “nudging” unwanted food testers out of the kitchen 🙂
  1. Potato Masher – We LOVE Mashed Potatoes in our house and this masher is perfect since its shape allows you to mash and mix at the same time.
  2. Whisks – Every baker needs a reliable sets of whisks and this set does the trick! Not to mention they’re ultra stylish with their design and color options!
  1. Vegetable Chopper – Chopping up a pile of vegetables is not the most fun kitchen task but this vegetable chopper is a GAME CHANGER! Simply throw in the vegetable on the blade insert, pull down the handle and you’ll have perfectly chopped veggies for Oven Roasted Vegetables!
  2. Vegetable Peeler – This peeler is a staple in our kitchen especially when it comes to peeling potatoes for Scalloped Potatoes. Added bonus, it’s inexpensive and it can handle peeling just about anything!
  1. Mixing Bowls – These mixing bowls are the best! They come with four different sizes, have a pour spout which is so handy when using it to mix up sauces or the layers for our crowd-pleasing Pumpkin Delight, and they have rubber on the bottom so they won’t slide around on your counter.
  2. Food Processor – Making Cranberry Salsa can be done in seconds with this food processor. There is a special attachment that scrapes the sides of the bowl to make sure all the ingredients are getting incorporated.
  1. Casserole Dishes – This beautiful bakeware is the best! It’s made out of high-quality ceramic, making it durable and allowing for even cooking. These dishes are so pretty, you can serve the food straight from them.
  2. Baking Pans – This baking sheet set is ideal for all of your baking needs! They come in three different sizes and are made out of pure aluminum which prevents anything from sticking to them. We love using these pans for some of our Thanksgiving veggie sides like Asparagus Bundles or Roasted Brussel Sprouts.

The Ultimate Feast!

We’ve set you up for Thanksgiving success with these kitchen-musts. These are the tools I use to create my perfect Thanksgiving feast!

For even more great Thanksgiving kitchen tools, check out our Amazon Essential Thanksgiving Kitchen Tools idea list. It’s the complete list of all the essential holiday baking products that we have and love.

About Kristyn

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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