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16 Must-Have Tools to Cook & Serve the Perfect Turkey

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and now is the time to get ready. Unless you are going to pre-order your meal, that Thanksgiving turkey is not going to cook itself. The makings of a great turkey is moist, succulent and has a nice brown crisp skin. I have fond memories of my mom waking up early on Thanksgiving morning to put the turkey in the oven . The turkey would be finished by afternoon and we would ravish over the tasty meal.

perfect turkey(Want to cook the perfect turkey? I have included affiliate links for the right tools to help get you there).

There been so much written how to cook a great Thanksgiving turkey but, you are fooling yourself if you don’t have the right tools. Wouldn’t you love to make the kind of turkey that have guests snapping out their smartphones to get good pictures?  The kind of turkey that has people begging to be on your Thanksgiving guest list every single year? Well, you can make it happen. Here are the kitchen tools you need to cook and serve the perfect turkey.

Prep

You could make your own brine or you could try this Spiced Turkey Brine that takes all the guess work out brining a turkey.

Brining a turkey is messy. But it doesn’t have to be with when using Brine Bags.

If roasting your turkey, Butcher’s Twine is a must. It gives the turkey a compact shape for even cooking.

Cook

Have you ever lifted a hot turkey? Don’t do it. Just use this Turkey Lifter instead.

The key to cooking the perfect turkey is all in getting it to the right temperature, and to that you need a good Thermometer.

If you brine your turkey then you really don’t need to baste it. But just in case, this Turkey Baster is stainless steel which makes for easy clean up. It even comes with a little brush.

If you don’t have a roaster, get something like this Stainless Steel Roaster asap.

Cooking in copper pots has been shown to have many benefits. Not to mention, this Copper Roaster super stylish too.

If you want to make a healthier gravy, then using a Fat Separator can get you there, separating fat from stock in just a few easy steps.

Having fried turkey used to involve lots of oil and spending time outdoors in the cold. Not the case with this Turkey Fryer that you can use in the comfort of your home. Get this… it can also be filled with water and used as a steamer for seafood boils.

Traditional aprons are quite the bore. Why not great your guests in this Chic Apron that makes a fashion statement of it’s own.

Serve

When you are going to carve a turkey, having a sharp Carving Set can make all the difference. Uncertain, about how to dig into that bird? This video on “How to Carve a Turkey” will help.

After you’ve spent all that time on your turkey, serve it on something beautiful like this Turkey platter with the cutest pumpkin details.

Let’s be honest, many of us overindulge on Thanksgiving. So you better leave the gravy out and keep it warm. This Gravy Boat comes with a stand and candle to do just that. No more stopping and reheating the gravy in the microwave.

Whether you are serving a turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this definitely is a time to skip the plastics. Every family needs beautiful flatware and this Bamboo Set is just exquisite. If you are looking for something a little more budget friendly then this 45-Piece Flatware will do the the trick.

Now, you are ready to dine in style and have the perfect turkey to go with your meal too!

  • Comments ( 3 )

  • avatar
    Lexie Robinson

    I’m so excited for Turkey Day! Thank you for sharing.

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      Me too! Busting at the seems over here.

  • avatar
    April J Harris (@apriljharris)

    The perfect turkey really can make a Thanksgiving meal extra special! You’ve shared some great ideas and tools here, Lisa. Thank you for bringing this post to the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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