Whether you’re roasting a whole turkey or a turkey breast for Thanksgiving, having the right kitchen tools will help you to create a showstopper holiday meal with ease. Here are some of our top product picks for your turkey-roasting toolkit, from an essential roasting pan and rack, to our favorite thermometer, timer, baster, and carving knives.
Turkey Roasting Tools We Love
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1. All-Clad Stainless Steel Large 13 x 16-inch Roaster With Nonstick Rack
2. All-Clad Nonstick Roasting Rack, 14 x 12.25-inch
If your roasting pan doesn’t come with a rack, you’ll want to pick one up separately. The rack elevates the turkey, so air can circulate around it in the oven for evenly-roasted meat. We like to use racks that are nonstick for easy cleanup, and that have handles for easy lifting when the bird is roasted. Be sure to double check your dimensions to ensure that the rack you buy will fit in your roaster.
4. Thermapen® ONE Instant Read Thermometer
The only surefire way to know that your turkey has finished roasting is to take its temperature. Our new favorite instant-read thermometer is the Thermapen® ONE from ThermoWorks, the successor to the Mk4. We use ours for just about everything we cook in the Striped Spatula kitchen, from the turkey, to pumpkin pie, stuffing, oil for frying, and more. It’s reliable, accurate, and takes a reading in 1 second.
7. J.K. Adams Large Reversible Maple Carving Board
8. WÜSTHOF Classic Two Piece Carving Set
Holiday Turkey Recipes
Have your turkey roasting tools ready? Here are a few of our favorite turkey recipes and cooking techniques for Thanksgiving and beyond.