Top 5 Best Thanksgiving Kitchen Gadgets

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and cooks all over America are getting ready to roast a bird, open a can of cranberry sauce, and whip up some mashed potatoes. Whether you’re hosting your first Thanksgiving or you are an old pro at roasting the turkey, the following kitchen gadgets will make your Thanksgiving go a lot more smoothly. Here are some awesome kitchen gadgets that are perfect for entertaining.

1. KRUPS GX4100 Electric Spice & Coffee Grinder

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After a heavy meal, you’ll want a cup of coffee to perk you up. This coffee grinder from Krups is a great option because it looks great, is easy to clean, and yields enough grounds for up to 15 cups of coffee. In addition to grinding beans for your coffee, you can also use this grinder to pulverize roasted spices, making this a great way to prep the most intensely flavored aromatics for your Thanksgiving bird. It also works great for chopping fresh herbs or whole nuts. Hey, if you’ve getting up at the crack of dawn to start the bird, you’re gonna need a great cup of coffee.

Price: $24.95 (31 percent off MSRP)

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  • Yields up to 15 cups of coffee
  • Safety button on the top
  • Two-year warranty
  • Does more than just coffee
  • Makes your whole kitchen smell awesome when you use it

  • Cons:
  • Not made in the USA
  • Some users find it hard to clean
  • Variable grind settings can take a while to get just right
  • Ground items can stick to inside (static cling)
  • Housing has cracked over time for some users

  • Find more information and reviews for the KRUPS GX4100 Electric Spice & Coffee Grinder here.

    2. Crock-Pot SCCPVL610 Cook & Carry Slow Cooker

    Learn more about Crock-Pot’s Cook & Carry slow cooker in the video above.

    The most challenging part of making Thanksgiving dinner is finding enough oven space and open burners to keep everything warm. If you have a small kitchen, this Crock-Pot gives you another way to cook something for dinner that doesn’t involve your oven, your microwave, or your stovetop. This is also a great buy for anyone who is bringing a hot dish to someone else’s house for Turkey Day. Classic Thanksgiving dishes that work great for Crock-Pot cooking include soups, roasts, simmered squash or root veggies, and stuffing.

    Price: $49.99 (17 percent off MSRP)

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  • Great for situations where you are short a burner
  • Easy “set and forget” cooking
  • Shifts to warm setting automatically once the cook time is complete
  • Can cook a roast up to six pounds
  • Digital countdown control

  • Cons:
  • Lid is not oven or microwave safe
  • No automatic start time at a future date
  • Can be hard to source replacement parts
  • Does not automatically reset in the event of a power outage
  • May not be large enough for all gatherings

  • Find more information and reviews of the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610 Cook & Carry Slow Cooker here.

    3. OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display

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    When it comes to baking, you often want to measure your ingredients by weight for best results. Get ready for all your holiday baking with this handy kitchen scale. It’s great for assembling all of your Thanksgiving dishes, but it will also come in handy after the holidays when you’re trying to regulate your portion sizes and drop those holiday pounds.

    Price: $49.95

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  • 11-lb capacity
  • Great for accurate baking
  • Offers both US and metric measures
  • Batteries included
  • Display slides out for easy reading

  • Cons:
  • Might clutter your countertops
  • Battery cost can rack up over time
  • Automatically shuts off
  • Should not be stored on its side
  • A few users have reported a blank display when they try to take a measurement

  • Find more information and reviews of the OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display here.

    4. Egg Minder Smart Egg Tray

    The Egg Minder is a Wi-Fi enable kitchen gadget. You can learn more about it in the video above from CNET. This tray tracks how old your eggs are, and alerts you when you are running low on eggs. To some, this gadget might seem silly. If you buy your eggs from a grocery store, they already have a pretty clear expiration date on them.

    That being said, if your household only consumes farm-fresh eggs, having this kind of egg tracker is a great way to make sure the oldest eggs get used first. This gadget is compatible with iOS 6 and above and Android OS 2.2 and above. If you plan on doing lots of baking, or making lots of scrambled eggs for a pre-Black Friday breakfast, this is a handy gadget to own.

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  • Holds more eggs than your average supermarket egg carton
  • Alerts you when eggs are about to go bad
  • LED on tray helps you to eat oldest eggs first, minimizing waste
  • Syncs with an app on your mobile device
  • Great conversation starter

  • Cons:
  • Not great for moms who don’t eat eggs
  • Egg Minder storage may not be enough for a very large family
  • Concept may seem silly to some
  • Limited functionality
  • May not fit other types of eggs, such as quail eggs or duck eggs

  • Find more information and reviews of the Egg Minder Smart Egg Tray here.

    5. iDevices Kitchen Thermometer

    If you want to make sure that you don’t burn the roast or char the sprouts, then this is a smart kitchen gadget you should invest in. You can monitor your dishes as they cook using this thermometer and its companion smartphone app. If you usually do the cooking for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, this is a handy kitchen accessory. Learn more about this device in the video above.

    Price: $77.74

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  • Large Bluetooth range
  • Dual probe
  • 200 hour battery life
  • Magnetic mount is handy for putting this on the fridge
  • Illuminated display

  • Cons:
  • Kind of expensive for those who don’t cook every day
  • Some users have reported issued with wrong temp being displayed
  • Not the most water resistant
  • Can be hard to set up
  • Some users want to see the Bluetooth range get amplified

  • Find more information and reviews of the iDevices kitchen thermometer here.