Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

If you’re looking for something to use just for drying, we like the Sinland Waffle Weave Microfiber Towels. They’re ultrathirsty and lint-free, so they’re perfect for drying glassware. I personally wouldn’t use these towels to grab hot pans, because in my experience microfiber doesn’t protect hands from heat as well as cotton does. The other waffle-weave towels in our testing lineup, Williams-Sonoma Waffle-Weave Microfiber Towels and Full Circle In The Buff Dish Towels, were just as absorbent, but the Sinland towels were simply the best deal out of the three.
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Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Dish towels are among the most important tools in the kitchen, but most people don’t give them a second thought. They protect hands from hot pot handles and searing sheet pans, or they act as a trivet in a pinch. A good workhorse towel should be absorbent, lint-free, durable, and capable of taking a rough wash cycle and tumble-dry. We like the Williams-Sonoma All-Purpose Kitchen Towels for their generous size, versatility, and spongelike absorbency. In our tests one of these towels wiped up 6 ounces of water in three swipes and picked up any trace of moisture with two more. The towels offer the best of both worlds, too, as one side is waffle weave and the other side is a low-pile terry that feels more kitcheny than bathroomy. They measure a generous 20 by 30 inches and are available online or in stores. If you must have some color in your kitchen towels, the Williams-Sonoma All Purpose Pantry Towel is the same towel in five color options.
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Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Get ready for Thanksgiving Day and holiday entertaining with our array of dinnerware, glassware and festive platters, making sure to have the entertaining essentials that make cooking the Thanksgiving turkey a breeze. www.worldmarket.com #WorldMarket Thanksgiving Entertaining
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Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Get ready for Thanksgiving Day and holiday entertaining with our array of dinnerware, glassware and festive platters, making sure to have the entertaining essentials that make cooking the Thanksgiving turkey a breeze. www.worldmarket.com #WorldMarket Thanksgiving EntertainingSee Morefrom World Market
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Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Get ready for Thanksgiving Day and holiday entertaining with our array of dinnerware, glassware and festive platters, making sure to have the entertaining essentials that make cooking the Thanksgiving turkey a breeze. www.worldmarket.com #WorldMarket Thanksgiving EntertainingSee More
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Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Find all the Thanksgiving prep essentials you need at Crate and Barrel. From roasters and slow cookers to specialty knives and serving pieces, you’ll find it all in our selection. Preparing your turkey is easy with our selection of machines and specialty tools, including carving boards, instant-read thermometers, turkey lifters and roasters. Whip up your favorite Thanksgiving desserts with our mixing bowls, pie pans, baking mats and other bakeware. Shop our selection of Thanksgiving prep equipment. moreless
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Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

Find all the Thanksgiving prep essentials you need at Crate and Barrel. From roasters and slow cookers to specialty knives and serving pieces, you’ll find it all in our selection. Preparing your turkey is easy with our selection of machines and specialty tools, including carving boards, instant-read thermometers, turkey lifters and roasters. Whip up your favorite Thanksgiving desserts with our mixing bowls, pie pans, baking mats and other bakeware. Shop our selection of Thanksgiving prep equipment.
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Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels

We tested all of the towels to see how well they dried glass tumblers and soaked up 6 ounces of water. None of the tested towels deposited a lot of lint on our glassware, but the Keeble Outlets blue-stripe towel deposited the most. We looked at Target’s Flour Sack Kitchen Towels, as well, but they were so thin that they would have been more suitable for use as cheesecloth. We also looked at Cotton Craft EuroCafe towels, but they were small, and the cotton felt rough and cheap. Our former pick, the Now Designs Ripple Towel, is still a high-quality and absorbent towel, but the Williams-Sonoma All-Purpose towel is a much better deal. —Michael Sullivan
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Whether you’re having a few pals over for Friendsgiving or an all-out extended-family Thanksgiving feast, you’re probably going to need a few supplies. Thanksgiving can be pretty hectic, but the right gear can make it a breeze. Our team has put several hundred hours of research and testing into choosing the following picks. Some of these picks come from longer full guides, while other items come from the research we did specifically for this collection.
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This classic-looking dish performs well in the oven, and it’s pretty enough to fit in with formal or fancy table settings. It will easily serve six to eight for sides, including Thanksgiving classics like stuffing, mashed potatoes, or green beans. And thanks to its slightly flared edges and 2¼-inch depth, it’s great for layered ingredients. It can also pull double duty as a breakfast or brunch dish for baking breakfast casseroles like egg strata.
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Cleanup is as you might expect. You have to dispose of 3 gallons of oil, just as you have to do with a traditional turkey fryer. If you must have fried turkey on Thanksgiving, and if you have the outdoor space, your best bet is to spring for the Bayou Classic setup. After you’re done frying turkeys, you can do crawfish and lobster boils in the spring and summer to get more out of your investment.
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A festive dish for the harvest season, our exclusive white ceramic pumpkin casserole features a lid to retain moisture and side handles for easy carrying, making it ideal for oven-to-table serving. www.worldmarket.com #WorldMarket Thanksgiving Entertaining
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Matte White Ceramic Pumpkin Casserole BakerA festive dish for the harvest season, our exclusive white ceramic pumpkin casserole features a lid to retain moisture and side handles for easy carrying, making it ideal for oven-to-table serving. www.worldmarket.com #WorldMarket Thanksgiving EntertainingSee More
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A festive dish for the harvest season, our exclusive white ceramic pumpkin casserole features a lid to retain moisture and side handles for easy carrying, making it ideal for oven-to-table serving. www.worldmarket.com #WorldMarket Thanksgiving EntertainingSee More
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If you want a hefty wood cutting board for carving the Thanksgiving turkey, we highly recommend Proteak’s Teakhaus 24-by-18-inch board with a juice canal, the larger version of one of our cutting-board recommendations. It felt better under a knife than all but one board in our test group, and it’s easier to maintain. It stays in place with minimal help, but it isn’t so heavy that you can’t easily move it when you need to. Proteak grows and processes its own sustainably harvested teak, and the company’s Teakhaus cutting boards look striking and sophisticated. —Kevin Purdy
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We like these all-purpose kitchen towels for their generous size, versatility, and spongelike absorbency. They offer the best of both worlds: One side is waffle weave and the other side is a low-pile terry that feels more kitcheny than bathroomy.
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When it comes to serving sliced meat or vegetables like asparagus or green beans, we think serving tongs are best. The Crate and Barrel Caesna Mirror Serving Tongs balance style and practicality. Versatile, easy to grip, and made of high-polish stainless steel, these tongs work well for serving both casual and dressed-up dinners. If looks aren’t your main concern but function is, we like the Winco 7-inch set of tongs, which is simply the best option for a true multipurpose tool that can go from the kitchen counter to the dining table. The scalloped tips can grip most foods on your holiday table, and you can use this versatile pair of tongs year-round for kitchen tasks and casual entertaining. It comes in different lengths, but we found that the 7-inch size works great for serving without being too big and bulky. —LS
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After over three years and more than 45 hours of research and testing for our guide to roasting pans—including roasting more than 200 pounds of turkey, 50 pounds of chicken, and 30 pounds of vegetables in 11 pans—we found that the Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with stainless steel rack is a kitchen stalwart that will prove itself useful throughout the year. It not only roasts turkeys to golden, juicy perfection but also performs well on the stovetop, making gravy and searing chicken to golden crispness. With sturdy, riveted handles and tri-ply construction throughout, this pan performed like a champ, acing all of our tests. It has a middle-of-the-road price, too.
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The only drawback to this model is that the plug is not attached to the spout, so it’s easier to lose. However, since this kitchen tool doesn’t come into use on a regular basis, we think keeping track of the plug isn’t a problem.
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All that said, if you happen to have a food processor (or a little extra time), we highly recommend making your own dough instead of using the premade variety. We like this recipe from Martha Stewart. If you have only a pastry cutter (or even a couple of forks in a pinch), try this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. —MP, CCC
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If a high-polish finish isn’t important to you but having a multitasking utensil is, we recommend JB Prince’s Gray Kunz Sauce Spoon. This spoon is an essential tool for chefs and line cooks in fine-dining kitchens all over the world, whether for saucing, plating, cooking, or tasting. Developed by Chef Gray Kunz during his time leading the kitchen at Lespinasse in New York City, this spoon was standard issue for every cook at that restaurant. While this spoon doesn’t have the shine of our top pick, its brushed finish and ergonomic handle make it comfortable and attractive.