We've sorted through the kitchen cupboards and drawers to determine which gear will make Thanksgiving prep easy and streamlined—and which gadgets you're better off tossing.
Even the heaviest-duty disposable aluminum foil pan is just a little too flimsy for a big bird, potentially bending or folding just when you need it to hold up. Plus, without handles, removal from the oven can get rather dodgy. Instead, use a heavy-gauge stainless steel roasting pan with a fitted rack to elevate the bird from its drippings and allow vegetables on the bottom to cook evenly.
Try All-Clad's Petite Roti pan ($160), which can fit up to a 12-pound turkey and includes an easy-to-clean nonstick rack.