Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving? But when you’re hosting, it can get pricey, messy and incredibly time-consuming. These five genius gadgets will save your sanity, your wallet – and that post-party elbow grease.
Being buried under a pile of dishes before the party even starts is not a good way to usher in the holiday. When I saw this handheld electric slicer, I knew it would be a game changer. Now I can quickly slice veggies – and more – without the mess of several knives and cutting boards to clean. How’s that for cutting through the mess?
You can’t serve cold artichoke dip, guys! This triple slow cooker keeps three separate dips at peak temperature. It allows you to select the temperature for each reservoir but the best part is it’s all dishwasher safe. Now you can mingle, minus the stress.
As a host, getting distracted by that to-do list could spell disaster for your turkey, chicken, or pot roast. This smart Bluetooth thermometer monitors your entrée in real-time so you get perfect results with minimal effort. The wire-free probe has two sensors to monitor the internal and external temperatures while the app offers notifications right to your phone. It even lets you know how long to rest your meat before slicing.
They say baking is a labor of love – probably because it involves so many steps and ingredients, and a mountain of measuring cups, bowls, and spoons that accumulate in the sink. Thankfully the chaos is easily tamed with this digital kitchen scale that saves brain power and dirty dishes! It measures weight and volume all in one bowl and then automatically converts the units so you can easily follow your recipe.
Any seasoned host knows it can be a struggle to make space for new pots and pans on the stovetop, especially when you’re saddled with an oil-filled pan from frying appetizers. FryAway magically solidifies cooking oil in just a few minutes. Just sprinkle the powder into the oil and then toss away the hardened grease right into the trash or your compost bin. That’s my kind of magic!
What are your holiday hosting hacks? Let us know in the comments below!