Prep for Thanksgiving with these kitchen tools from Walmart

Jennifer Manfrin

Thanksgiving is coming up fast and you don't want to be caught without the essentials.

You still have weeks until Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean it's too soon to start planning for family and friends to gather for the traditional holiday meal. In fact it's a great time to save money on items that will also save you some time in the kitchen and make your meal delicious and memorable.

We've picked our favorite cook-friendly bargains that are available this week on Walmart. So take a look at these kitchen essentials while you still have time to get what you need to prepare the turkey and all the trimmings - you'll be thankful you did.

1. Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-less Turkey Fryer

If you aren't already a fan of fried turkey, you will be after using The Big Easy by Char-Broil. Simply marinate your bird, pop it in the unit, and the infrared heating system will do the work. Unlike typical turkey fryers, The Big Easy cooks without oil, which cuts down on mess and calories. The closed-burner design and propane-powered mechanism allows for even results, and cooks at a rate of about a pound per 8 to 10 minutes. It can fit a turkey weighing up to 16 pounds. And since the cooking is done outdoors, using this method to make your holiday turkey will cut down on cleanup time in the kitchen. At the impressive sale price of $109.99 - marked down from $199.99 - this year is the perfect time to give your oven a break.

2. Oster 22-Quart Roaster Oven with Self-Basting

If using a turkey fryer isn't your thing but you still like the idea of freeing up your oven space, check out the Oster 22-Quart Roaster. Not only can it accommodate a bird weighing as much as 26 pounds, but it also boasts a self-basting lid that preserves heat and cuts down on the need to continually check on your bird's progress. It can also bake numerous other items, so you will find it useful year-round. This handy gadget was already affordable at the usual $49.96 price, but this week you can save a few dollars and grab it while supplies last for only $38.39.

3. Hamilton Beach Programmable 5-Quart Slow Cooker

Are you looking for a convenient way to prepare a tasty side dish, vegetables, or even stuffing for your Thanksgiving meal? The Hamilton Beach Programmable 5-Quart Slow Cooker will allow you to program it and forget it so you can tackle other cooking tasks. You can set if for cook times of 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 hours, and with high, low, and warm heat settings, you never have to worry about under or over cooking your favorite dish. We also love that the lid and stoneware pot are removable and easy to clean. Another bonus this slow cooker has to offer is the low sale price of just $24.94 that makes it an affordable investment for Thanksgiving meal prep and beyond.

4. Rachael Ray 15-Piece Hard Enamel Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set

Saving time in the kitchen on Thanksgiving is a must, so it helps when food doesn't stick on your pots and pans. The Rachael Ray Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set is ideal for all of your stove-top cooking needs, as the non-stick surfaces allow food to slide out without having to fuss with stuck, burned-on messes. This feature also makes wiping the pieces clean with a warm water and detergent a breeze. And with 15 pieces that includes pans of various sizes and a few utensils, you'll be sure to have what you need to make all of your Thanksgiving favorites. The sale price on this large set is also almost too good to pass up - only $99, which reflects a $100 savings.

5. The Pioneer Woman Flea Market Rectangular Ruffle Top 2-Piece Ceramic Bakeware Set

Pretty bakeware always enhances a holiday table. That's why we recommend this attractive 2-piece set by The Pioneer Woman. They are crafted in oven-proof ceramic with rectangular designs that are perfect side dishes and desserts. But it's the festive colors and ruffled tops that catches attention, and makes them just as practical for serving right from your tabletop as they are for preparing your favorite baked recipes. For just $14.88, this pair is an inexpensive addition to your Thanksgiving meal preparation and table.


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