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5 Thanksgiving Day essentials for the easiest dinner prep ever

By Lauren Tippetts

T-minus two weeks until Thanksgiving! Are your knives sharpened? Are your dishes polished? If you’re feeling a little less than ready, we rounded up a few Thanksgiving Day essentials that might make your dinner prep run smoother. Trust us, you’ll thank us later.


Cuisenart Electric Knife, $47.95

Put away the meat fork and knife. What you need this Thanksgiving is an electric knife. If you haven’t invested in one already, this one comes with 4 1/2 stars and excellent reviews. You’ll have that turkey sliced in no time, leaving you more time to enjoy the meal!

Oster Roaster Oven with Self-Basting Lid, 22 Qt, $47.99

If a roaster oven isn’t in your Thanksgiving Day arsenal, what have you been doing all these years?! This sucker frees up your oven for all the other things you have to cook. Rolls, yams, pies, where else are you going to bake them? And, your turkey will be packed with flavor thanks to the self-basting lid.

Ceramic Pie Crust Weights, $5.99

You know you’re going to need them. So why not stock up now? Don’t be running around the day before Thanksgiving asking every store clerk, “do you have pie weights?” Perfect pie crust is just a bake away.

Sweet Creations Pie Carrier, $12.99

You’ve just spent all that time baking the perfect pie, only to have it slide around in the back seat! Don’t let your car be covered in pumpkin pie carnage. Pack it safe and sound in this handy dandy carrier.

OXO Gravy Fat Separator, $24.95

Clumpy gravy be gone! Aside from a smoother texture, a fat separator makes your gravy just a touch healthier. On Thanksgiving, we’ll take what we can get, right? We know a few people who own one of these, and they swear by them.

So get cooking! Hopefully, dinner prep for the biggest cooking day of the year will be that much easier with these tools on your side.

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