Win Thanksgiving with these smart kitchen accessories and gadgets

Thanksgiving is all about the 4 Fs—family, friends, football, and food. (And naps, but that's not an F.) If you're hosting the holiday this year, the most stressful thing about the day will be preparing a dinner everyone will enjoy. Luckily, we're here just in the nick of time with suggestions to make your meal prep a snap.

Win Thanksgiving with these smart kitchen accessories and gadgets
Thanksgiving Apple Pie Serving / Credits: Element5 via Unsplash

There’s a ton to do on Thanksgiving morning. For some of us, there’s a ton to do the eve of. There are pies to bake, veggie trays to prep, deviled eggs to make up, a turkey to prepare (but don’t do this one the night before the way your grandma always has). The list feels endless. But in the end, it’s all worth it when you sit down at the table with your loved ones and a feast. While you’re counting your blessings, be sure to thank us for making your life easier with these kitchen accessories and gadgets.

OXO Good Grips Flavor Injector Syringe

Say goodbye to dry, tasteless turkey. We said it above, and we’ll say it again—don’t cook your turkey the night before. Unless you like dry turkey. If you do, well, you do you. The best way to cook a turkey is to cook it the day of and to inject it with a marinade. This OXO Good Grips Flavor Injector Syringe needs to be the first kitchen tool you go out and buy before Thanksgiving. With two sizes of needles, you’ll be able to do a thicker marinade or a thinner marinade. The large handle makes it easy to use, it’s BPA-free, and it’s dishwasher and microwave safe, so you don’t need to worry about having to hand wash it like you will the china after dinner.

A hand using a kitchen accessories and gadgets syringe

Inject all the flavor for your best turkey ever this Thanksgiving

Anova Precision Cooker Pro Sous Vide Device

It’s great to have kitchen accessories and gadgets around that you can use year-round. And it’s even better when they can help you slam your holiday meal out of the park. The Anova Precision Cooker Pro Sous Vide Device is just the kitchen device to do that. Sous vide is some of the best meat you can make. If you’re looking for a different take on the traditional Thanksgiving meal, try turkey breasts instead and making them in your Pro Sous Vide device. It has 1200 watts of power and is the strongest Anova makes. It’s made from stainless steel and metal and can be submerged in water for a half hour. Not that you’re going to do that, but it’s great to know you can.

Electric Smokeless Grill by VonShef

Turkey might not be your thing. And that’s fine. Maybe you’d love to do steak. But you live in an apartment, it’s on the verge of winter where you are, and you can’t just bring the grill into your living room. No worries. Just get an Electric Smokeless Grill by VonShef. It’s an electric grill that’s perfect for using indoors, year-round. And since it’s smokeless, don’t worry about the super banging down the door when you set the smoke alarms off. Dinner clean-up will be a snap with the ceramic non-stick, dishwasher safe top.  Skip the scrubbing and head straight to the napping.

Breville Handy Mix Scraper Intuitive Hand Mixer

Pies. All the pies. And all the other desserts. After you’ve come out of your turkey-induced coma, you’re going to want to sate your sweet tooth. Sure, you can go out and buy a bunch of pre-made desserts. But when else are you going to have a chance to bust out Great-Grandma Zelma’s famous pumpkin pie recipe and impress everyone with your baking skills? If baking is your jam, you need the Beville Handy Mix Scraper Intuitive Hand Mixer kitchen accessory. Nothing will be the same. Eight million eggs beaten to stiff peaks for that angel food cake? No worries. This hand mixer has nine speeds and a 240-watt motor, but that doesn’t even matter. The Breville Beater IQ technology finds the right speed and power output for whatever you’re mixing. It’s like magic.

Dreamfarm Levoons Scrape Level Measuring Spoons

Baking is a science. And science requires precise measurements. These Dreamfarm Levoons Scrape Level Measuring Spoons will always ensure that you have the precise amount with their built-in scraper. Your finger? Not the best solution. The side of the bag? Not the best solution. Now, you don’t have to worry about it. Great-Grandma Zelma’s pumpkin pie is sure to come out perfectly since you’ll be able to measure everything perfectly. Unless you forget it’s in the oven and overcook it. That’s on you (but we might have a solution for that below if that’s your MO). Dreamfarm even has measuring cups too. These are kitchen accessories and gadgets you’ll want to use for everything you cook, not just baking.

Breville Smoking Gun Home Food Smoker

If you’re looking to get a little Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog in your Thanksgiving and impress your guests with something totally off the wall, check out the Breville Smoking Gun Home Food Smoker. All you’ll need is a few small apple or hickory chips, and you’ll have smoke-infused food or drinks in just 5 minutes. Want a smoked Manhattan? Done, son. A smoked sauce for the turkey? Double done, son. And because it’s so small, you can easily take it with you to your annoying sister-in-law’s house. Oh, you made a pie? Calm down, Karen. Because you’re about to smoke everything in her kitchen—literally.

BeepEgg Boiled Egg Timer

Ahhh, deviled eggs. You either love them or you hate them. Divisive as they might be, they’re a staple of Thanksgiving dinner for most people. But making them can be a bit of a chore if you’re not using to making hard-boiled eggs. With the BeepEgg Boiled Egg Timer, you won’t have to worry about it. This egg cooker measures the core temperature of your eggs as they boil to ensure they’re done how you want. If you keep the egg cooking alarm in the fridge with your eggs, it will perform accurately. All you have to do is place this kitchen gadget in the pot of water with the eggs. And for an added bit of fun, BeepEgg plays a different song for each type of egg. “Oh, Susanna” indicates soft boiled, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” indicates medium-boiled, and “Hail Hail All Gangs Are Here” indicates hard-boiled eggs.

Uutensil Stirr Automatic Pan Stirrer

Sauces. All the sauces. There are so many of them for Thanksgiving. The cranberry sauce, the gravy, the marinade, that weird thing your grandma brought over that she found god knows where but everyone will try to appease her. And all of them require constant stirring. But you’re only you, you only have two hands, and you have a ton of other stuff to get done in the kitchen. You need the Uutensil Stirr Automatic Pan Stirrer—or four of them. Simply put this kitchen device into the pan and it will rotate automatically to stir to perfection. Best of all, there aren’t any cords to fuss with since it runs on four AA batteries. The legs are heat resistant up to 246°F, and it’s dishwasher safe. Do we really need to say more?

Prepdeck All-in-One Meal Prepping Hub

Cheese and crackers and veggies trays are a part of most people’s snacks for the holidays. Sure, you can go out and buy premade trays, but if you’re looking to save some money, you’ll want to buy in bulk and cut it up yourself. Plus, it’s easier to customize and get more variety. Make your prep time so much easier with the Prepdeck All-in-One Meal Prepping Hub. It has a spot for everything, with 45 different features and accessories. You can cut, organize, and streamline how you cut up and prepare not just your snack trays, but your whole meal. Prepdeck features a variety of containers across the top to accommodate everything from asparagus to zucchini and comes with a built-in, folding cutting board. It also has an area for waste and comes in 9 different colors to match any kitchen theme. If you’re looking for your next kitchen accessories and gadgets purchase to help you past Thanksgiving, this is the one.

Amazon Alexa Smart Oven

Remember that talk about leaving the pie in the oven too long? Well, here’s your solution if you’ve grabbed a store-bought pie. The Amazon Alexa Smart Oven. It has a scan-to-cook feature. Just scan a product, and Alexa Oven will cook it. It will know exactly how to handle the food, to cook it to perfection. There are hundreds of prepackaged foods to choose from. And for Thanksgiving day, you can use it as a food warmer to keep everything at the perfect temp if something is taking a little bit longer to cook and holding the meal up. It even has an air fryer function if you’re looking to get healthier after all the eating you’ll be doing on Thanksgiving.

Now that we’ve shown you how much easier your Thanksgiving prep can be with these innovative kitchen accessories and gadgets, which ones are you going to buy? Are there any that you can’t live without that aren’t on our list?

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Tera has worked in the publishing industry since 2004 and considers the written word her first love. When she's not writing or editing, she's usually traveling, knitting, or binge-watching Netflix.
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