If you don’t have the right tools to carve a turkey you may end up slicing it too thick. Some people use just a knife and fork, while others prefer to purchase a carving set. Regardless of your choice, here are some tools you may want to consider as a guide:
Electric carving knife – There are varieties of electric knives to choose from. Two of the brands I recommend are Black & Decker and Cuisinart. You can find these knives at most groceries store as well as online.
Turkey lifters – These tools are very helpful when you have to move a hot turkey from the pan onto the carving board. You can also use them in place of the fork to hold the turkey in place while carving. You can find these at many local stores or online.
Carving board – You need to shop for a large carving board as you will need all the space you can get while carving the turkey. You may already have one in your kitchen.
Pure Komachi Knife – You may already be familiar with these knives. They are not electric and they come in different colors, from red to lime green. They are very sharp and can easily slice the turkey, but you have to be extra careful if you don’t have much experience with them.
Carving gloves – These are necessary and very useful. Butterball is a good brand that provides them and, again, they are easy to find at most groceries stores.
Turkey carving set – If you would rather get all your carving tools at one time, consider shopping for a carving set. Most sets come with a carving board, gloves, two knives, fork, turkey lifters, pans, etc. Some turkey roasting sets include your carving tools as well.
Whether you choose to purchase a set or individual carving tools, remember that the most useful ones are the knife and the fork. You can also serve the turkey with the same fork you used for carving. I hope this shopping guide will make it easier for you on Thanksgiving.