11 Essential Kitchen Tools You Need to Make Your Thanksgiving a Success

This tool is nice to have, if not completely essential. When you're making gravy from the turkey's roasting juices, you gotta wait for the fat to rise and skim it constantly, but with this OXO Good Grips 4-Cup Fat Separator, you don't have to go through all that rigmarole. Pour your gravy into the heat-resistant separator and watch the fat rise to the top while the lean gravy settles to the bottom. The heat-resistant strainer catches unwanted bits, and the stopper prevents fat from rising to the top of the spout. Once the gravy has settled, remove the strainer and the stopper and pour out perfect gravy; a shield prevents the gravy from spilling over the top of the separator instead of through the spout.