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Thanksgiving Must-Haves in the Kitchen! Trudeau Turkey Day essentials

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The LARGE GRAVY SEPARATOR is a must-have!


To create rich and flavorful gravy liquid fat must be separated from the drippings. Luckily, separating liquid fat is easy to do with this specially designed and chef approved (voted # 1 by Rachael Ray, Christopher Kimble, and the professionals at Cooks Illustrated) fat separator. This pitcher style has a large mouth and angled sprout for easy pouring (it holds a hefty 4 cups of liquid stock). Separators work for two reasons: one, because fat and water do not mix, and two, because fat always rises above the liquid in the container. Simply pour pan drippings into separator and watch the fat rise to the top while lean gravy settles to the bottom.

I can’t wait to try this one on Thanksgiving!


Here are Trudeau’s quick tips for making the perfect gravy using a Gravy Separator:

  • When the liquid settles in the container, pour it off slowly stopping just before the layer of fat floating on the liquid’s surface reaches the opening for the spout.
  • Using the integrated strainer is helpful when defatting pan drippings that are still mixed with chunks of aromatic vegetables, herb sprigs, or other flavorings, separating them ensures a smooth, rich gravy.

Retail price $16.99.


The Potato Masher is a new favorite of mine! 

I tried this one out this past week because I just couldn’t wait until Thanksgiving! I mashed sweet potatoes with it and was impressed with how easy it is to use! It also seemed like it took a lot less time!


The Trudeau Potato Masher reduces strain on hands and joints and is ideal for those with arthritis or limited hand dexterity. From its extra wide comfortable horizontal handle providing more leverage and less effort to its dual sided integrated bowl scrapers this product makes the task of mashing potatoes and other vegetables faster and easier than ever.  Perfectly designed for deep pots and dishwasher safe.


Here are Trudeau’s quick tips for using a masher:

  • Be sure potatoes are thoroughly cooked
  • Use a press and twist motion with the masher
  • Add a little liquid (milk/cream) a little at a time
  • If you like the skins in your finished product, a masher is the best way to go.

Retails for $14.99.

You can find both at Trudeau!


Have a Happy Thanksgiving!



Self Disclosure: I received free product samples to facilitate this post. Photos were provided. Quick tips were also provided.

Trudeau’s Rotary Grater is a Kitchen Tool Must-Have!


Grate your ingredients safely and effectively with Trudeau’s multiple use Rotary Grater. This dishwasher-safe grater is constructed of a stainless steel drum grater in an impact resistant white plastic frame. The handle holds food in place while the soft touch, non-slip revolving knob arm controls grating. Disassembles quickly for cleaning.

I absolutely love how easy this is to use! My favorite thing to use it for is to grate cheese for pizza and pastas! It truly is user-friendly and also easy to clean! I love how lightweight it is and no need for using any other graters!


BEST FOR: Achieving a perfect dusting of cheese over pasta or chocolate shavings over cappuccino. Trudeau’s Rotary Grater works for anything from food prep or individual food service, to grinding superfine and delicate nuts for baking. This indispensable gadget delivers better grinding results than a food processor and is easier and more manageable to handle.

BEST PLACE TO BUY:  Available nationwide and at

MSRP $12.99.


Self Disclosure: I received a free sample product to facilitate this post. Photos were provided.