5 Thanksgiving Gadgets You Actually Need

Photo by: rapala.com
1. A Carving Knife-
Carving the bird doesn't have to be a messy adventure -- or one that requires a big strong man. A good electric carving knife will save you loads of time and, ... more 
Photo by: rapala.com
1. A Carving Knife-
Carving the bird doesn't have to be a messy adventure -- or one that requires a big strong man. A good electric carving knife will save you loads of time and, ultimately, ensure none of that healthy white meat goes to waste. While you can get an electric knife for as low as $15, most cooks agree it's worth splurging for a quality knife that will last you years, such as the Rapala Deluxe Cordless Fillet Knife ($89.99). No cords to get in the way, a great grip and easy to transport if you're making dinner elsewhere.

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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 6:28 PM EST
By Jenny Everett, SELF magazine



It's a major understatement to say that Thanksgiving can be crazy and chaotic -- especially the whole feed-25-people-a-giant-bird part. So this year, we're aiming to make the preparations a bit easier by finding key products to add to our Turkey Day arsenal. Check out our list of 5 items every Thanksgiving host should own, and let us know which gadgets make your holiday meal run smoothly!