Now that November is here, I am counting down the days to Thanksgiving. It is my absolute favorite holiday, good food, family, and everything just feels cozy. At least, that how it feels for me. I know some people are running around trying to get everything done, have the food ready on time and trying to beat the crowds in the store. I will say the crowds are the only thing that turn me off, but no fear! I have found a list of Kitchen Essentials that will save you time away from the stores and the crowds!
First and Foremost, the main component of Thanksgiving, is the Turkey, traditionally speaking that is. I have found 2 ways to cook your turkey and free up your oven for all your other food, getting it all done faster so you can finally sit and relax.
First is the Nesco Turkey Roaster. Nesco claims it is the easiest and fastest way to cook not only turkey, but chicken, roast and other meats. It is oil free and claims to cook an 18 pound turkey in just 2 hours! How does it do that you may ask? The infrared heating elements cook the turkey evenly by maintaining the moisture on the inside, while cooking the outside evenly. The center heating elements cooks your turkey from the inside out. Combined with the outer heating elements, the Nesco Turkey Roaster is faster than a conventional oven.
For those that have more to feed and need/want a bigger turkey, the Oster Roaster Oven is perfect for you! It can hold up to a 26 pound turkey. While it doesn’t cook the turkey in 2 hours like the Nesco, it is still super convenient as it saves you room in your oven for your other food. Not only saving oven space, you can easily simmer a delicious gravy right in the roaster oven pan without hassle. There’s no mess and you keep stove top burners free for other cooking. The last main benefit is that your turkey will be cooked perfectly, tender and moist with the Oster Self-Basting feature.
We all know how many left overs we have after everyone has ate. I personally don’t like getting stuck with all the food. I just don’t have enough room in my fridge and my family just can’t eat all the food fast enough. Sure you can freeze some, but it’s not the same. I found these cute To-Go containers for your Thanksgiving food left overs to give to guests. This set comes with 6 containers with lids and 5 foldable boxes.
This item is perfect for multiple uses. It is the Estilo 3 Tier Baking and Cooling Rack. This rack is meant to hold 3 heavy casserole dishes. You can use it in your oven to cook 3 dishes at once or you can have it set to cool the dishes as the come out of the oven. This saves not only time but space. It collapses flat, making it easy to store when you aren’t using it.
This Electric Knife is an essential when it comes to carving the turkey. It is great for right and left handers. It has a stainless steel blade and works great as well for cutting through vegetables and bread as well. The blade is removable and dishwasher safe.
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