Planning Thanksgiving dinner isn't a stress-free activity. Whether you're cooking for 10 people, 50 people, or just your immediate family, there's a lot that goes into it. Between putting together the guest list, finding recipes, shopping for ingredients, planning entertainment, cleaning and decorating your house, and actually cooking, it's a big job.
But you don't have to do it alone. Some really helpful tech devices exist to make the planning and execution of Thanksgiving dinner a little easier on you. So, whether this is your first time attempting a Thanksgiving soirée or you've done it every year for as long as you can remember, here are a few smart devices to help you in the kitchen on the big day.
Heston Cue Smart Cooking System
The Heston Cue guided cooking system is sensor-enabled and connects to your smart device. It includes an induction burner, 11" fry pan, and access to the app that offers tons of recipes, instructions, and video how-tos. It communicates with the burner, so your pan is perfectly heated according to your specifications when you're ready to throw on mashed potatoes or cranberries.
Available on Amazon for $499.95.
OXO Good Grips Triple Timer
Manage three different timed situations with the OXO Good Grips Triple Timer. The three 100-hour timers each have their own distinctive alarm, so you'll be able to keep track of the green bean casserole and the turkey, as well as set a reminder to turn on the 4:30 p.m. football game.
Buy it at Sur La Table for $20.
Mellow Sous-Vide Machine
The Mellow Sous-Vide Machine allows you to prep dinner in the morning and basically forget about it until dinner. Sous-vide is a genius way to cook food in temperature-controlled water by using your smartphone. Here's how it works: Put meat, fish, veggies, or eggs into zip sealed bags with seasoning, then put them into the Mellow's water chamber. Choose the temperature and control the cooking process from anywhere through the app. Mellow comes with built-in refrigeration, so if you can't get to it right away, the food won't go bad.
Buy it here for $399.
Supermechanical Range Smart Thermometer
Even the best chefs need assistance from a thermometer to cook the perfect turkey. The Supermechanical Range Smart Thermometer will tell you the precise temperature of whatever you're cooking. It's heatproof up to 450°F and can be left in the oven for hours while it sends temperature updates and alerts to your smart device.
Get it here starting at $59.95.