Our Annual Thanksgiving Checklist

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE BIG DAY!

Thanksgiving is our bread and butter (pun intended!) and at Whisk, our experts know exactly what gadgets and tools to use when preparing for the big meal. Browse our checklist below and stop into our convenient location in Waverly Place with any questions–we’re happy to show you precisely what you need for this turkey season!

GETTING STARTED: PREP TOOLS

  • Gravy Separator

  • Vegetable Peeler

  • Chef & Paring Knives

  • Tongs

  • Measuring Cups & Spoons

DECORATING: TABLETOP ACCESSORIES

  • Napkins

  • Tablecloths

  • Candles

  • Serving Dishes

  • Serving Utensils

THE WINGMEN: SIDES

  • Baking Dishes

  • Potato Masher

  • Potato Ricer

THE MAIN EVENT: THE TURKEY

  • Roasting Pan

  • Roasting Rack

  • Turkey Lifters

  • Leg Frills

  • Turkey Baster

  • Lacers & String

  • Instant Read Thermometer

  • Serving Platter

  • Carving Set

THE FINALE: THE PIE

  • Pie Plates

  • Pie Shields

  • Rolling Pin

  • Pie Bird

NOT HOSTING THIS YEAR? HERE'S HOW TO BE A GOOD GUEST

Bring A Dish

Don’t show up to your gathering empty-handed. Contact the host before the big day and ask what you can bring. It’s important to keep in mind that if they don’t give you any direction, that you choose to bring something that won’t require the host’s oven to reheat or take up too much room in the fridge!

Good Etiquette

Be a polite guest and remember to RSVP on time. It may seem like common-sense, but an RSVP lets the host know how many to cook for in advance. Like we said above, another way to make a good impression on your host is to bring something. If you can’t think of a dish to bring, you can bring a gift! Wine is always a good idea. Make sure to also arrive on time and to not overstay your welcome. When the event is all said and done, don’t forget to send a thank you note afterwards!

Stop into Whisk to Find These Tools

Whisk is your go-to source for any and everything Thanksgiving related. When you stop in, our helpful staff can give you recommendations based on what you’re searching for and will happily demonstrate our quality-crafted tools from unique brands. Hurry in today–Thanksgiving is almost here!

Whisk has all of the products you need to make your Thanksgiving dinner a success. Come by our store to get yours today!

All Clad Stainless Steel Roaster Set

This set comes with a heavy duty roasting pan, a rack, and two stainless-steel turkey lifters. The pan has high sides to reduce splattering and easy to grasp handles.

JK Adams Turnabout Carving Board

This reversible cutting board has an indentation that cradles your turkey or roast so you can carve them without slipping, with a deep groove in the side to catch the juices. The other side has a flat surface with juice groove.

RSVP Stainless Steel Turkey Lifters

These dishwasher safe lifters have long 5.25 inch prongs to easily pierce your turkey to lift it out of the pan. The long handle provides a solid grip.

Le Creuset Gravy Boat

This brightly colored stoneware gravy boat will make a statement on your holiday table. It has a wide mouth for pouring and the rim is designed to prevent drips. It is nearly non-stick and dishwasher safe.

OXO Immersion Blender

This powerful immersion blender has a range of six speeds to handle all of your holiday blending and pureeing needs. The headlight illuminates as you blend to allow you to easily monitor your consistency as you blend, even in tall stock pots.

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Potato Ricer

This adjustable ricer has settings from fine to course with convenient built in disks. Great for creating fully mashed potatoes, chunky applesauce or tomato sauce, and easy to clean.

Thermoworks Thermapen MK4

Get a full reading on your turkey in only 3 seconds. The display auto rotates so no matter which direction you hold it in, the readout is easy to see. The thermometer is waterproof and has a battery life of up to 3000 hours.

Thermoworks ChefAlarm

This thermometer is essential for turkey in the oven, pots of syrup, and more. It has a continuous minimum and maximum temperate display to let you know how hot or cold your food got. There’s an alarm setting when your food reaches your desired temperature both for hot and cold items.

Tovolo Easy Reach Baster

This baster has an innovative dripless design so your turkey juices don’t leak out. The contoured arm allows for better reach into the nooks and crannies of your roasts.

Amco Easy Release Gravy Separator

The easy way to degrease your gravy or sauces. Simply pour your gravy into the lid and then squeeze the handle for the degreased version to come out the hole in the bottom of the container.

Chantal Classic Pie Dish

This brightly colored 9” pie pan is made of a smooth, no-scratch ceramic so you can cut your pieces directly in the dish. The dish is freezer, oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe.

Wusthof Classic 9-inch Hollow Ground Carving Knife

This carving knife has hollow-edge depressions to make carving turkey and roasts easier and prevents thin slices from sticking to the blade. The handle has a full tang, triple-riveted design for exceptional durability and control.

Talisman Silicone Pie Shield

Protect your pie crusts from burning with this silicone pie shield. It can adjust to any size pie from 8 to 11.5 inches, even on rimmed dishes. It can be used in an oven up to 500 degrees and is dishwasher safe.

Best Flat Gravy Whisk

This stainless steel whisk is flat with a rounded edge to make it easy to reach the bottom and corners of your pans when preparing gravy or roux. The spatula shape can help you lift foods out of hot oil and pots.

Porcelain Turkey Platter

This large platter is perfect for serving your turkey or other large entrees. It’s microwave and oven safe and safe for storage in your fridge or freezer.

Lia Soneson