Don’t Fear the Turkey!



Stressed about cooking the perfect Thanksgiving turkey? We’ve all been there. Good news: If you have the right tools, it makes cooking your turkey—by far the trickiest part of your meal—much easier. Here are the tools and gadgets we at Whisk swear by for serving up the perfect bird.

Cuisinart Stainless Steel Roasting Pan with Rack

How It Works: Made from durable stainless steel, this roasting pan stands up to high heats and holds weight from heavy foods (like your turkey) with ease.

Why We Love It: Not only will it roast your bird with exceptional precision, but it’s also great for slow-roasting root vegetables along with your turkey. Bonus: The attached rack drains fat and makes removing your food quick and easy.


ThermoWorks Chef Alarm

How It Works: Created for commercial kitchens, the Chef Alarm isn’t your average thermometer. It’s loaded with additional features like moisture resistance, a cooking probe that can reach up to 700ºF, a countdown timer and more.

Why We Love It: The temperature gauge is extremely precise, so you can use it to keep from overcooking your turkey. It also comes in handy when the turkey’s in the oven and you’re trying to prepare four different side dishes at once. A “high alarm” will sound when the temperature reaches your desired setting, so you’ll know immediately when it’s time to take the turkey out.


Wusthof Classic Carving Set

How It Works: Crafted in Germany, this knife set is perfect for turkey carving. Made with high-carbon-steel, the blade helps you follow the contours of meat on the bone while the sturdy carving fork holds meat securely in place.

Why We Love It: This set is custom created to make carving the turkey simple and safe, and yields beautiful, even slices. The curved blade guides the carving action around the bone, and hollow-ground depressions reduce friction for even slicing. What’s better? Your Thanksgiving spread will never look more photo-worthy.


J.K. Adams Maple Reversible Carving Board

How It Works: This reversible carving board has built-in indentations that keep your meat from slipping as you carve.

Why We Love It: This tool cradles the bird, making for a safer and more precise cut. And the pour spout in the corner of the board makes pouring off meat juices a breeze. We’re not the only ones who love it: It’s also one of the top rated carving boards by Cook’s Illustrated!  

OXO Good Grips Fat Separator

How It Works: Looking for a way to make flavorful gravy from the juices of the turkey without chunks of fat? Simply pour the gravy into the Separator and watch the fat rise to the top. The strainer catches unwanted bits and the stopper keeps fat out of the spout, yielding a lean gravy.  

Why We Love It: The Separator is created with measurement markings and a non-slip handle, which helps make delicious gravy without all the mess. And clean-up is easy—all you have to do is throw it in the dishwasher!



At Whisk, we’re here to help you find everything that you need—no matter what kind of feast you’re planning. If you need one (or all!) of the products as you prepare your Thanksgiving turkey, contact us or stop into our location in Cary today!