Thanksgiving is a day of football games, family time, float parades — and, of course, food. But if you're the host of the big feast, the day can be a hectic one. Here are five functional products to help keep peace in the kitchen.
The turkey is the star of the show — dress it up with the beautiful, vintage-inspired Silva Turkey Cloche and Silva Oval Platter. The large lacquer-finished plate and dome are designed to hold a 20-pound bird. With embroidered floral motif trims that bring an autumnal touch to the table, the set is the perfect hiding place before the dinner bells ring. $119.95 for cloche, $59.95 for platter, crateandbarrel.com
The Taylor Quad Kitchen Timer with Whiteboard keeps you on top of your game, making sure pies, meat and casseroles come out just the way you like them. The four-event ticker offers space for labeling dishes, and each events has its own unique alert tone. The gadget comes with dry-erase marker and prop stand. $14.48, amazon.com
Spare a pot and some preparation time with the Staub Burnt Orange Pumpkin Cocotte. Cook stews and casseroles in the cast iron dish then bring to the table for serving, plus a festive centerpiece. The cocotte comes with a cute topper to seal heat and flavor so contents are fresh when you're ready for seconds. $149.96, surlatable.com
It's the busiest day of the year for your oven, so maximize time and space with a shelving unit like this Real Simple 3-Tier Adjustable Oven Rack. Remove standard shelves, place the multitier compact at base of oven and load in the dishes, increasing your cooking capacity. The 11-inch-wide unit is designed to fit one side of most ovens, leaving the other side open. $16.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
Keep fresh-out-of-the-oven rolls toasty at the table in the Mastrad Bread Warmer. The rattan basket with drawstring closure retains heat from a ceramic warming stone, which, after being microwaved, stays warm for 45 minutes. $39.99, shopmastrad.com