These little helpers will make your life easier
Why We Love It: There’s no more guessing whether the food’s reached a safe temperature.
Look For: An alarm and a probe with a silicone cord that lets you monitor without opening the over door.
One To Try: Taylor TruTemp Digital Cooking Thermometer ($17, target.com)
Silicone Basting Brushes
Why We Love It: They’re dishwasher-safe, so you can lower the risk of foodbourne illness from raw meat. Plus, no stray bristles.
Look For: Brushes that have silicone handles as well as bristles (some have wooden handles.)
One To Try: Cuisinart silicone basting brush ($10, cuisinartwebstore.com)
Why We Love It: You can trim green beans and remove skin from poultry and fat from meat faster than with a knife.
Look For: Stainless-steel blades that come apart to clean and sharpen.
One To Try: Messermeister Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors ($25, cutleryandmore.com)
Why We Love It: It’s smaller than a regular blender, and you don’t have to worry about spilling when you’re pureeing hot liquids.
Look For: One that comes with a blender cup (easier for whipping up smoothies!)
One To Try: KitchenAid Immersion Hand Blender ($70, amazon.com)