6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Thanksgiving
Potato Scrubbing Gloves
Slip on these knitted nylon gloves to make quick work of scrubbing dirt and bacteria from potatoes and other veggies that will be served at your upcoming feast.
To buy: $12, williams-sonoma.com.
Vacu Vin Instant Flavor Set
If you forget to brine the bird the night before Thanksgiving, there’s still hope for cooking up a juicy, tender turkey. By using this vacuum pump to remove air from the specially-designed bags, you’ll spend less time waiting for the meat to absorb juices and flavors. Bonus: You’ll also use up to 75 percent less brine or marinade in the process.
To buy: $30, bedbathandbeyond.com.
Norpro Sili-Stretch Bowl Cover
With a feast this big, leftovers are guaranteed. Make sure those coveted next-day turkey sandwiches taste fresh by covering any excess food with these reusable bowl covers. Made of refrigerator-, freezer- and microwave-safe silicone, these sheets will cling to just about anything, including stainless steel, porcelain, stoneware, plastic, and glass.
To buy: $11 for two, reuseit.com.
When you’re juggling a dozen different dishes in preparation for a big meal, even the most seasoned chef can use an extra hand. Designed to help a busy cook, this app allows you to program up to nine different timers (four oven and five stovetop). Each timer can be labeled and given a different alarm sound, so you’ll be alerted when the mashed potatoes are fully cooked but the string bean casserole needs another 10 minutes.
To buy: $2, itunes.com.
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