Tools, Gadgets and other important items

We’ve asked our friends at Our Kitchen Essentials to help us introduce various useful kitchen utensils, products and appliances and they have come to our aid with the following product pages with product reviews and even direct links to purchase the following items through


Utensils & Appliances

  • Roasting Pan with Rack – That’s where all the cooking will be taking place, of course. (For the Turkey)
  • Chop and Serve Cutting Board/Tray – Make sure yours has a juice well to prevent dripping. (For the Turkey)
  • Food Steamer – Steams your food and retains more of its nutritional value, much better than boiling! (For the Green Beans, Brussels Sprouts and Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower)
  • Stove Top or Electric Pressure Cooker – Easy and quick! (For the Soup and Rice)
  • Emulsion Blender – It is a hand held blender stick that that simplifies the blending of soups, purees, etc.. (For the Gravy, Soup, Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower)


Gadgets & Nifty Tools

  • Meat Thermometer – Your Turkey is done when it reads over 165f (74c) in the thickest part of the breast and 180f (27c) in the thickest part of the thigh. (For the Turkey)
  • Baster – A large eye dropper or pipette. You squeeze the top, immerse it into your liquid making sure not to pick up any solids and release. If the tip is not blocked by any solids, you will see the liquid rush up the tube. (For the Turkey)
  • The Palm ‘Finger’ Peeler – Makes peeling a breeze. (For the Soup and anything else you prefer to peel)
  • Mandolin with guard – Cuts even slices a lot quicker (For the Stuffing, Green Beans, Spinach, etc..)
  • Cut resistant Gloves – Protect those digits easily (For protecting fingers when using the knife)
  • Onion Goggles – Handy when handling a lot of onions, shallot and scallions (For protecting your eyes and a truly tear free cooking experience)


Other Useful Items

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