While this holiday season certainly looks different than others, we can’t help but lean into the traditions and holiday celebrations that are within our control at home. Gathering together with our family over a holiday meal is one of our favorite ways to celebrate.
But what appliances should you be using this year? Whether you’re cooking holiday meals for just yourself or a few people, these 5 appliances you may want to whip out or purchase if you’re not already using them.
1. Double Oven
A double over is a time saver like no others during the holiday season. While one over to cook in is doable, two is even better. If you plan to cook items that require different bake temperatures or times, the double over is a great tool for for you. Set the temperature, toss in your turkey or veggies, and let the timer do the rest!
2. Slow Cooker
Slow cookers are a great tool for those comfort foods you love to indulge in. From mac and cheese to pulled pork, slow cookers give your food the tastes of cooking for hours on end – literally!
Slow cookers are also reasonably inexpensive and can be a great tool to use if you don’t have two overs or other cooking sources available in your home. Did we mention they’re great for keeping foods warm, too?
3. Stand Mixer
If you plan to do any baking this season, a stand mixer is a must. Save your arm and shoulder the exhaustion of hand mixing or whipping ingredients together. A stand mixer does all of the hard work for you.
4. Food Processor
Food processors are another tool that saves you time and energy in the long run. Don’t want to prep veggies or cut up a ton of ingredients? For many recipes, you can throw those ingredients right into a food processor and get the same result as you would chopping them up in mere seconds.
Once you’ve prepared all of your holiday feasts, you’ll want to ensure the food actually stays to temperature until it’s time to dig in. If your family likes to pick and graze, heaters are a great idea for your crew, too.