The Barefoot Contessa shared some of her favorite kitchen equipment, cookware, ingredients and entertaining essentials on her website.

Lauren Wicks
November 12, 2019
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Is it just me, or are potatoes (in any form) the best part of Thanksgiving? Unfortunately, whether you like them mashedscalloped or in a soup, you probably have to peel them—and that is one of my least favorite duties on Turkey Day. Luckily, one of Ina Garten's favorite kitchen gadgets is here to save the day.

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Ina Garten shares all her must-have kitchen tools—from her go-to brand for "good vinegar" to her favorite tart pans for holiday baking—on her website. While some of her kitchen essentials are a little pricey, there are some great options that will allow you to cook like Ina without blowing your budget. And this $5 Kuhn Rikon Straight Peeler is the perfect find for the upcoming Turkey Day festivities.

What's so great about this simple tool is that it can slice through all kinds of produce without tearing the skin, so your dishes can look just as beautiful as Ina's. Even better, this tool is an essential for potato lovers, as it has a potato bud remover for those pesky bumps—making Thanksgiving prep much easier.

This Kuhn Rikon Peeler is dishwasher-safe, Barefoot Contessa-approved and even gets high marks from professional chefs. One reviewer on the Williams Sonoma site said this peeler lasted them for years in restaurants, and they especially love it for thick-skinned produce like butternut squash.

Try this tool out on one of our favorite Thanksgiving sides recipes this year, like our fan-favorite Maple-Roasted Sweet PotatoesDukkah-Spiced Carrots and, of course, Garlic & Chive Mashed Potatoes.

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