Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it is our mission at MetroKitchen to make your Thanksgiving meal effortless. The turkey is supposed to be the centerpiece, and yet it’s the dish most likely to go wrong. Luckily we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves! Here are a few essential kitchen tools from our culinary pros to ensure the best bird of your life.
A probe thermometer is the single most important tool in the Thanksgiving kitchen. This chef essential is key to roasting a perfectly cooked bird without risking dry, rubbery meat or an undercooked center. With a Meat It Cooking Thermometer probe inserted into the turkey, you can monitor the temperature and adjust your cook time and temperature as needed. Pick up another probe if you want to check the thigh and the breast and really take the guesswork out of the process. The easy app keeps you informed of your progress, letting you relax and enjoy the big day.
Carving Knife Set
While you can use a sharp chef’s knife to carve a turkey, there is something special about pulling out a carving set. A carving knife has a long, narrow blade and is designed to slice through meat with ease while maneuvering effortlessly around bones and cartilage. A good carving knife should not only be visually pleasing but offer precise control as it slides through each piece of meat.
A strong, durable roasting pan is a must-have for any serious cook. Why splurge on a beautiful bird, only to cook it in a flimsy disposable pan for subpar results? For a superior turkey, invest in a roasting pan like the Zwilling Nonstick Roaster that will retain even heat distribution and hold whatever size meat you throw its way. We recommend a heavy-duty pan that can be deglazed effortlessly over a burner to capture the flavorful drippings needed for a delicious gravy.
Not sure which size to get? Check out our roasting pan guide for help.
Large Cutting Board with Groove
The cutting board you need for carving the turkey is important, and we highly recommend using a board with a groove for catching the delicious juices coming from the bird. Make sure to pour the precious drippings into the gravy for amped up flavor. We prefer a lightweight wood board that is gentle on your knife yet easy to clean like this Shun Large Hinoki Cutting Board with Groove!
We pride ourselves at MetroKitchen for offering the essential tools for a perfect turkey. With these items, you can expect a memorable holiday meal, minus the stress, because we think Thanksgiving is a holiday worth enjoying!