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The Thanksgiving Cooking Tools You Always Need, But Forget To Buy

Roasting pans, meat thermometers and other tools that even professional chefs have regretted forgetting to stock up on.

10/28/2021 12:45:00 PM

Roasting pans, meat thermometers and other tools that even professional chefs have regretted forgetting to stock up on.

Roasting pans, meat thermometers and other tools that even professional chefs have regretted forgetting to stock up on.

when you have few housewares, or instructions. And mishaps happen to everyone, even seasoned professionals. Let these stories of kitchen disasters from chefs, recipe developers and food writers guide you to some essential tools for a successful, easy-to-prepare holiday dinner. I’ll share one of my personal disasters first...

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AdvertisementHuffPost may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Every item is independently selected by the HuffPost Shopping team. Prices and availability are subject to change.1AmazonAs a fresh-faced, 22-year-old line cook, I felt confident inviting a few friends over for Thanksgiving. I knew how to cook, finally had an apartment of my own, and had a day off ... what could go wrong? Read on, friends.

Twelve sets of hungry eyes watched me from the makeshift living room-dining room as I slid on my bright orange gloves, opened the door, grabbed the sides of the disposable aluminum pan and pulled. I felt the shift in balance as the pan split in two, and time slowed down. The “Nooooo” left my mouth as the turkey plummeted to the floor.

The 23-pound turkey I obsessively marinated, basted and shoved full of lemon and garlic, shattered on impact. Bits of my first solo Thanksgiving foray clung to my apron and decorated the lower cabinets. Thirty minutes of deep-cleaning and deep belly laughter later, I sat down at the folding table set up for the feast, and dug into my first vegetarian Thanksgiving, and the last meal I tried to cook in a disposable roasting pan.

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