Kitchen gadgets to help you get through Thanksgiving

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(brownpau/Flickr Commons/CC BY 2.0)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Whipping up a Thanksgiving meal can be a lot of prep work. So we searched for some gadgets that’ll speed up your cooking time and make things easier to clean up.

The pressure is on for any cook this time of the year.  NEWS10 ABC stopped by Different Drummer’s Kitchen in Stuyvesant Plaza to find gadgets to make your life easier.”This is a pressure cooker multi cooker,” Michele Weiser , General Manager at Different Drummer’s kitchen said.

“This is a pressure cooker multi cooker,” Michele Weiser , General Manager at Different Drummer’s kitchen said.

For $99 it can do a lot all in one pot. “You can make your stuffing in here, make your mashed potatoes a day ahead of time,” explained Weiser.

“You can make your stuffing in here, make your mashed potatoes a day ahead of time,” Weiser said.

Since it’s a pressure cooker it takes half the time to cook.

“I love the probe thermometer. This goes into your turkey and stays in the oven,” Weiser said.

You never have to open your oven to constantly check the temperature. The $60 Bluetooth Dual Probe Thermometer and Timer syncs up to your smartphone or tablet.

“It will also record your past meals whatever your cooking, you can make flow charts,” said Weiser.

With two probes, you can keep track of multiple dishes.  When its time to keep in all the heat before serving time, Weiser showed us silicone heat resistant toppers. The material grip on to the dish so you can handle it from the top.

The material grips right onto the bowl.

“It’s environmentally friendly. So you don’t have to use saran wrap,” she explained.

Some other gadgets we found online include, the Chefman Express Air Fryer ($68) to deep fry appetizers.

A battery operated wine opener ($14) to power through any wine bottle cork.

There’s also Perfect – Drink PRO Smart Scale  ($100) if you’re planning to make a lot of cocktails for your guests, with the help of your phone or ipad it’ll tell you when to pour, when to stop and exactly what to do.

Different Drummer’s will be open on Black Friday if you want to score some deals.  Their hours will be 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.

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