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Tips, techniques and gadgets to prepare a perfect Christmas dinner | Digital Trends Spanish


It’s that special time of year again, and you know what that means: your family expects a perfectly cooked turkey on the table. Maybe you’re a veteran and can cook it with your eyes closed, or maybe it’s your first time and you desperately want to impress in-laws. Either way, there are plenty of tips, tricks, and most importantly gadgets that can help you make the perfect Christmas dinner.

Turkey Mode: On

No, that’s not the name for the post-Thanksgiving food coma (although it’s a decent candidate for a title). We talked about the GE Profile range of smart ovens, including the Monogram, CAFE and more lines, recently receiving a update wirelessly which takes the guesswork out of cooking a perfect turkey.

The Turkey Mode does all the necessary calculations based on the size and weight of the bird to ensure it is cooked through at 170 degrees without losing its juiciness and flavor. If your oven has an LCD display, you can set a Thanksgiving-themed wallpaper to keep the mood festive, and when the turkey is done cooking, your oven will alert you by making a… turkey sound.

How about grilling it?

Traeger Ironwood 885 pellet grill used for making turkey.

Almost everyone cooks their turkey in an oven. If you want to change things up a bit, try roasting the turkey. You can cook most of your Thanksgiving dinner on the grill. Not sure how to do this? In fact, Traeger posted a timeline for this special occasion and help you get the right time to prepare your holiday meal.

If you are concerned about temperature regulation, the Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill may be the option for you. This device with Wi-Fi connection allows you to monitor and control the temperature level, even if you are not close to it. You can also access over 1,600 recipes from the app if you’re not sure how to cook something.

Use a smart meat thermometer

Smart thermometer meater used for cooking meat.

Undercooked meat is dangerous, we all know that. Unfortunately, many people think that the answer to preventing food poisoning in their family is to overcook the turkey until it is dry and tasteless. A smart meat thermometer it can help.

These thermometers are like traditional meat thermometers in that they are inserted directly into the turkey. You can control the temperature from your cell phone and set alerts to sound when it is completely cooked.

Don’t worry about overcooking the turkey because you can remove it from the oven as soon as the internal temperature reaches the desired level of doneness, so that you will get a fresh and juicy turkey.

Let Alexa guide you through recipes

Amazon Echo Show 15 on the wall.

You can’t expect everyone to know how to cook a full Thanksgiving menu. The good news is that it is not necessary. If you have a Echo Show, you can ask Alexa to find recipes for you and guide you step by step.

There’s a lot Skills from Alexa that give you access to hundreds of recipes, such as Skill Allrecipes or even Alexa’s links to the Food Network. Find out how to make the perfect mashed potato or pumpkin pie. If you’re confused about any step in the process, Alexa can convert measurements, set timers, and more.

Use a sous vide to make your kitchen infallible

Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker Wi-Fi (2nd Generation) on a kitchen counter.

If the very idea of ​​cooking a meal terrifies you but you couldn’t avoid this job, consider using a sous vide. These devices cook food in a sealed bag dipped in water and can enhance flavors while doing so. Most importantly, however, it is almost impossible to overcook a meal while using a sous vide.

The Anova Precision Cooker Sous Vide It connects to your cell phone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. A built-in smart temperature control helps keep food from overcooking, and an alarm will go off to let you know when it’s done.

Helps take the stress out of cooking and can be used to prepare more food than just meat; in fact, using a sous vide is a great way to make delicious veggies without using a lot of oil.

Slow cooker: set it up and forget about it

A woman serving food straight from the Crock Pot slow cooker.

A Slow cooker has a place in every kitchen. When you’re trying to make half a dozen different things at once, you can add the ingredients for a particular dish and set the timer. The device will notify you when the food is ready. Until then, you can forget about it and focus on something else.

A smart slow cooker can help you get ready for Thanksgiving. You can cook everything from your turkey to your famous mashed potatoes while adjusting the cook time, temperature and more from your phone.

Best of all, you don’t require Wi-Fi to use, so if someone unplugs the router to charge their phone, your slow cooker will still work.

Try a smart shaker

Drinkworks Home Bar used to make cocktails.

Let’s face it, some family members are better tolerated with a strong drink. When a distant family gets together for the holidays, you may need a couple of mojitos to get you through the day … or they may need it, but you don’t have time to cook and wait at the bar.

A homemade shaker can prepare drinks at the touch of a button. You can focus on the next meal instead of listening to your uncle explain the exact way he likes his drinks. Devices like Keurig Drinkworks or Bartesian Home Bar make it easy to prepare a drink by combining a capsule with the mix desired and a liquor of your choice.

Holidays are a stressful time of year for many reasons, but cooking doesn’t have to be one of them. Let these turkey tech tips simplify food preparation so you can focus on spending more time with the family and less time in the kitchen.

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