We don’t think there’s anyone who would argue that the holidays are probably the most gluttonous time of year for most of us. And while there are plenty of folks who are content with sitting back and stuffing their faces, it’s also the perfect time for chefs to flex their culinary muscles.
Of course, in order to do that — especially when preparing a meal as beloved as Thanksgiving dinner — you’re going to need a solid loadout of dependable gear to get the job done. Lucky for you, Amazon is loaded to the gills with superb offerings of all types, which means you can get the ultimate chef kit delivered straight to your door for the holiday season. And that’s what we’ve put together in this month’s guide to the best gear on Amazon.
OXO Good Grips Meat Tenderizer
Granted, you aren’t going to hammer your Thanksgiving turkey with a tenderizer, but if you’re opting for some red meat as an alternative, you can’t go wrong with the OXO Good Grips option here. It’s made from sturdy and solid aluminum, has a grippy non-slip handle that’s good for all conditions, and it’s got a textured and smooth side for some versatility.
Meat: Everything You Need to Know
You might think you’re a kitchen wizard, but there’s always more to learn. And if you’re fond of having steak dinners, you can definitely pick up a few tips and tricks within the pages of the Meat: Everything You Need to Know book here. And while it’s plenty informative, it’s also gorgeously rendered in full-color and is loaded with beautiful photography.
Carhartt Denim Apron
Just like you might in a mechanic’s garage or workshop, wearing an apron is a stupendous idea in the kitchen. And this one from Carhartt was built to take a beating, has plenty of pockets for any tools you need easy access to, and it’s machine-washable for easy cleaning between meals.
Searzall Culinary Torch Attachment
We’ve all been there: having cooked our sirloin perfectly medium-rare, yet missing out on that appetizing char on the outside. That’s where the Searzall Culinary Torch Attachment can make all the difference. Simply attach it to a gas tank, turn it on, and point it at whatever you want to char to perfection.
Filson Original Goatskin Gloves
If you’re cooking up your food inside your home, a pair of oven mitts is probably all the protection your hands need. But if you trade in grilled goods, you’ll probably be cooking outside — in which case, a pair of articulated gloves might be a better look. These ones from Filson are made from sturdy goatskin leather, have a soft interior lining, and they look pretty damn good.
YETI Daytrip Packable Lunch Bag
More for the days following Thanksgiving, YETI’s Daytrip is possibly the ultimate soft-sided lunch bag in which to haul your leftovers. It’s extremely durable — even puncture-resistant — has insulation to keep your food fresh for hours, and collapses down for easy storage when you’re not using it.
John Boos Walnut Cutting Board
Unless you’re looking to ruin your countertops, a cutting board is an absolute necessity for your Thanksgiving meal. And you could do a lot worse than this gorgeous wood option. On top of its beauty, it’s also spacious (with 3 available sizes), comes in four different types of wood, and has handles for easier hauling from the kitchen or grill to the table.
Pendleton Denim Chore Coat
As you might gather from its name, this Pendleton coat was made specifically for doing work. It’s only an added benefit that it looks so handsome. Crafted from gorgeous denim, this jacket will keep you warm while you’re grilling this holiday season. Although you might want to save it for the times between working when you can really enjoy it.
Shun Damascus Cleaver
Shun makes some of the best kitchen cutlery around and their Damascus Cleaver is certainly no exception. This vegetable-chopping knife boasts a beautiful ebony Pakkawood handle, a VG-MAX Damascus steel blade core, and a superb balance between the two. Perfect for high-volume tasks, this is one of the best blades to have in your repertoire if you like to incorporate whole veggies into your meals.
Red Wing Heritage Moc Boot
Proof positive that a solid and sturdy work boot doesn’t have to look like something you’d buy at Home Depot, these Red Wing Heritage Moc Boots are handsome enough to wear for a nice night out on the town. But they’re also sturdy enough to slip your feet into when you’re going to be on your feet all day long. Truth be told, you might just never want to take them off.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon - October 2019
Once you’ve got the holiday rush out of the way, you may want to go unplug from the world for a minute. If that’s the case, then last month’s best gear on Amazon guide will get you off-the-grid and back in one comfortable piece.