Tools for the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Preparing the perfect feast begins with having the right tools. Here’s our list of must-haves to make your Thanksgiving Day a success.

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Roasting Pan

Invest in the best roasting pan, and you’ll find yourself using it all year long. All-Clad Stainless Roasting Pan with Rack and Lifters, $159.95 from Sur La Table. 

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Turkey Fryer

Most fryer kits come with all the necessary parts, but shop for a kit that includes a burner, a 30-quart stockpot, a turkey rack or basket, and a grab hook (for lifting the turkey). $40-$115 from Bass Pro Shops

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Oven Mitts

No matter how you cook your bird, reliable oven mitts are a must. OXO Silicone Oven Mitt with Magnet, $14.99 each. 

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Turkey Brine

A surefire way to a moist and delicious bird, brining your turkey is a must! This Bird Bath Turkey Brine from Beautiful Briny Sea is made with pure sea salt, organic cane sugar, paprika, lemon peel, and a surplus of dried herbs so that your bird is bathed in luxury. $11. Email info@beautifulbrinysea for purchasing information.

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Kitchen Twine

Trussing your turkey is crucial to ensuring it cooks evenly. This durable Cotton Cooking Twine is your best friend when it comes to trussing. $7.95 from Williams-Sonoma. 

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