10 Kitchen Tools to Ace the Holidays
Kitchen chaos may be the best kind of chaos, but it’s much easier to manage both cooking and hosting in general with the help of a few essential tools. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the ten we can’t live without, for this (or any) holiday season.
ZWILLING X GOOP
KITCHEN SCISSORS goop, $60 For everything from spatchcocking your
turkey (if that’s your thing) to cutting the
perfect parchment circle for your pie
crust, you need these scissors.
ZWILLING X GOOP 8” CHEF’S KNIFE goop, $150
A good, sharp chef’s knife is the ultimate kitchen tool. From mincing herbs to
chopping squash to carving the turkey, this one does it all.
CHEFSTEPS JOULE Chefsteps, $199
This simple tool brings the ease and reliability
of sous-vide cooking to your kitchen–think
perfectly cooked turkey breast roulade and
soft-boiled eggs for 20 (only amateurs skip
breakfast on the big day).
THE WOODEN PALATE BLACK WALNUT
FRENCH TAPER ROLLING PIN goop, $50 If you’re making pies from scratch, a solid rolling
pin makes all the difference.
CALVIN KLEIN HOME X GOOP
FULL LINEN APRON goop, $116 A functional, flattering apron is a cook’s
3-IN-1 COOK CENTRAL
6-QUART MULTI-COOKER Amazon, $143 The crockpot is our secret to
perfect mashed potatoes.
Make them ahead of time
to perfection, then store
on low until ready to eat.
MICROPLANE 40020 CLASSIC
ZESTER/GRATER Amazon, $10.15 The best for zesting (think oranges and
lemons for cranberry sauce) and grating
garlic (think salad dressing).
TINA FREY DESIGNS
RESIN CHAMPAGNE BUCKET
WITH LEATHER HANDLES goop, $330 Because fridge space is precious,
but cold wine is essential.
GERMAN GLASS FAT SEPARATOR goop, $20 The best tool for making a really good
(and not too greasy) gravy.
RIG-TIG BY STELTON
SURFACE BRUSH goop, $12 We use this to baste our turkey as
it cooks, which helps ensure a
crispy, golden skin.