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Thanksgiving problem solvers
Hot Date Casserole Carrier
Carry casserole dishes securely with this insulated poly-twill tote bag. It holds a 9-by-13-inch pan, withstands temperatures up to 250 degrees, and keeps dishes warm for two to three hours. Available in four prints.
Source: Real Simple
Chicago Metallic Pie Weight
Traditional pie weights work fine—“until you have to remove the ripping hot beads from the shell.” This ventilated metal disc is easier to use because it’s ringed with silicone flaps that serve as heat-resistant grips.
Source: Cook’s Illustrated
Forget to thaw the butter? This little knife from Australia has a perforated edge that cuts effortlessly into cold butter, creating “the most delicate little curlicues.” It “not only makes butter immediately usable,” it makes buttering an art.
SunrisePro Supreme Knife Sharpener
This countertop tool “does an excellent job of sharpening virtually any kitchen knife”—even serrated bread knifes. Its pivoting safety handle and suction cup base ensure injury-free sharpening. “Three or four strokes is all it takes.”
Source: Popular Mechanics
Lodge Enameled Dutch Oven
Not ready to splurge on a Le Creuset? Lodge’s 6-quart enameled cast-iron cooking pot sears and braises foods just as well as the coveted French-made models that cost six times as much. It’s available in several colors.
Source: TheWirecutter.com ■