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Turkey Tech: 7 Tools for the Perfect Thanksgiving

by Keith Wagstaff /

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You could cook Thanksgiving dinner with a few old pans, knives and a turkey baster. But for early-adopters, using high-tech cookware and apps is way more fun.

Fire up that oven and your smartphone, it's time to put together an Instagram-worthy meal that your friends will be "Liking" for months to come.

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ThermoBaste

Who wants to juggle a bunch of gadgets while handling a piping-hot turkey? The ThermoBaste combines a baster, meat thermometer and cleaning brush into one tool. ($20)

Read More: Kitchen Essentials: 11 Must-Have Food and Drink Apps

The Garlic Shaker

Garlicky mashed potatoes are one of the best things about Thanksgiving. Peeling clove after clover of garlic isn't. The Garlic Shaker — which came to life as a Kickstarter project — lets cooks throw in unpeeled garlic, shake it for 10 to 30 seconds, and then chop away. ($20)

Spotify

Spotify's Turkey Timer

Ditch the beeping oven alarm and turn up the music. Choose from six playlists, enter the weight of your turkey, and then enjoy the tunes until the alarm sounds over your speakers. (Free)

Drop Smart Scale

Cooking the perfect pie or cookies requires very exact measurements. This smart scale connects with your iPhone or iPad to not only measure weight, but also adjust recipe ratios to fit what you have in the pantry. ($100)

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Char-Broil Digital Electric Smoker

Take your turkey to the next level by smoking it instead of sticking it in the oven. Just throw some wood chips into this Wi-Fi-enabled smoker and monitor the temperature of the chamber and meat from your smartphone. ($400)

Related: High-Tech Heat: Why Everyone Could Soon Be Cooking Sous Vide

Pantelligent

Avoid burning the side dishes with this smart frying pan. It measures its temperature and warns if it's getting too hot, and even gives real-time cooking advice depending on what food you're trying to prepare. ($199)

OXO

OXO Corn Stripper

Forget canned corn. Strip fresh kernels with this gadget and then toss them with bacon, turn them into a soup or garnish a main dish. ($14)

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