Christmas is just around the corner. While this year has been a little bit different than last year with the pandemic affecting everyone, it doesn’t mean that we can’t have a delicious feast as we celebrate this holiday season.

If you’re planning on setting up Christmas dinner, then you need the right tools that will help you to survive the busiest cooking time of the year. If you want to have an efficient and stress-free cooking experience, having an organized kitchen is essential. From baking sheets, knives, cutting boards, and blenders—we have all the necessary tools that you need to help you make those Christmas goodies this year.

What better way to celebrate the holiday than to cook for our loved ones and enjoy great good with them?

Check out these ten useful kitchen tools for this holiday season:

1. Kitchen Knives

Knives are a staple in any working kitchen. These important kitchen tools are used to create all sorts of dishes. For this holiday season, ensure that your kitchen knives are sharp enough to cut through any meat and produce. The sharper your knife is, the easier it is to maneuver. Dull knives are more dangerous since they don’t cut into things easily making it harder to control.

The Home Hero Stainless Steel Knife Set with Block is an efficient set of kitchen knives that is perfect for any occasion, including Christmas! Aside from the easy to use knives, it also comes with a clear block holder where you can insert the knives. Another great feature is its built-in sharpener that will help you keep your knives in excellent condition for a long time even after the holiday season!

2. Cutting Board

To pair along with knives is the cutting board. While preparing your dishes this holiday season, a cutting board with a big surface area will come in handy. Buy a cutting board with grips that hold it carefully in place and won’t slip on your kitchen counter. Ensure you purchase a good quality one that won’t leave knife marks on your board as it is a breeding ground for bacteria.

If you are looking for a cutting board that doesn’t easily slip while you are chopping, check out the Nonslip Bamboo Cutting Board from Farberware. This bamboo cutting board is thick, lightweight and does not get moved around easily when used for chopping.

3. Spatulas

A good set of spatulas will save you time and money in the kitchen. Spatulas are a useful tool for scraping-out ingredients as you transfer them from bowl to bowl. You will not use food when you use a spatula, so it’s best to invest in them this holiday season.

If you are planning on making sandwiches for a lot of people, you can use a spatula to spread jam or butter on the bread. Avoid purchasing flimsy low-quality spatulas. Ensure you buy high-quality spatulas since they are easier to maneuver and sturdy.

The OXO Good Grips Silicone Spatula Set is a high-quality set of silicone spatulas that will be a great help for any holiday cooking that you need to do. It comes with a medium-sized spatula that you can use for almost anything, a spoon spatula for scooping food out of bowls and a small spatula that you can use for digging into jars.

Its features include heat resistance up to 600 degrees as well as soft, non-slip handles. You can easily wash them as well since they are dishwasher safe.

4. Food Processor

This holiday season, a food processor can be your best friend. With a food processor, you can easily shred cheese and slice vegetables efficiently and without any hassle. You can use a food processor to make peanut butter, whipped cream, or mayonnaise easily. Food processors come with detachable blades making them easy to clean.

The Ninja 3-in-1 Food Processor is a versatile tool that can perform different tasks thanks to its various attachments. Although technically it is an electric mixer, it can do so much more. The Nina 3-in-1 Food Processor can help you with tasks such as whipping up batter and sauces, grating and chopping and making smoothies. Having this on hand in your kitchen will save you a lot of time and effort in preparing your holiday feast.

5. Oven

Nothing beats the holiday season than freshly made Christmas cookies. Homemade cookies and roasted chicken or turkey are usually present in every holiday feast.

By having an oven in your kitchen, you can easily bake cookies and cakes, and roast meat. If you are considering getting a kitchen oven this holiday season, consider getting a convection oven instead of the conventional one. Convection ovens are easier to use and more hassle-free, meaning less stress for you this season.

A great convection oven to check out is the Oster Extra Large Digital Countertop Convection Oven. It comes in a stainless steel design and also has an enameled steel structure for its cooking chamber. With a power of 1500 W, it can help you prepare your holiday dishes in no time. You can use it for both baking sweet pastries or for roasting savory meats.

In terms of safety, its door comes with double glazing to avoid splashing or accidents. Thanks to its solid enameled steel structure, rest assured that this oven will last for a long time.

6. Multi-Cooker

A multi-cooker is almost a magical tool that will help you create delicious meals for your family while spending less time. It is a powerful kitchen tool that can make your life so much easier when preparing holiday feasts.

One of the most popular multi-cookers these days is the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker. Its functions include pressure cooking and slow cooking. You can also use it to sauté, steam, bake, sous vide, and keep food warm.

It basically does the work of 7 appliances in record speed too! It also has different cooking modes that can help you with everything ranging from beans to rice to pasta as well!

7. Blender

Blenders are another must-have item in your kitchen this holiday season. This handy tool allows you to make cocktails, smoothies, and even frozen fruit sorbet. A blender is a go-to tool you can use in a multitude of ways. You can use it to chop vegetables, grind flour, and knead the dough, among others. Taking advantage of your blender will be a big time-saver for you this holiday season.

One of the best blenders that can help you out this holiday season is the Bosch MaxoMixx Hand Blender. Aside from having the usual blades for making sauces, soups and pastes, it is also a great tool to use if you need to bake anything. You can use it for beating eggs or for creaming a cake mix together. It’s a great help when you’re making Christmas cookies!

8. Cooking Stove/Range/Cooktop

Aside from the oven, having a kitchen stove/range/cooktop is also an essential tool to have in your kitchen. No matter which one you use, it will let you cook the dishes that you want this holiday season. There are different types of stoves, like a gas stove and induction stove. Induction cooktops are more efficient than gas stoves since induction cooking spreads heat to the food more effectively than gas ranges.

If you are looking for an induction cooktop, the GE 36 inch Built-In Electric Induction Cooktop with 5 Elements is a digital four-burner induction cooktop that you can use for all your holiday cooking needs.

You can adjust the heating functions of each burner thanks to its digital touch controls. Its sync features also allow you to use two burners at once. It comes with a cool-to-the-touch surface and a lock button which will turn off all the functions if you need to clean it.

9. Cookware

Of course, if you plan on cooking this holiday season, you will need cookware. It’s impossible to cook your food directly on the stove so have a set of pots and pans in different sizes you can use effectively.

If you are looking for non-stick cookware, check out T-Fal’s Signature Nonstick Cookware Set. T-Fal’s pots and pans come with Teflon-free non-stick coating and are comfortable to use since the handles stay cool to the touch.

10. Storage Containers

And finally, after having one of the biggest feasts of the year, you will probably still have some leftovers. This is where storage containers come in. These air-tight containers will help you save both time and money in the kitchen.

Rubbermaid’s Brilliance Food Storage Containers is a smart choice for your food storage needs this holiday season. These containers are see-through, easy to stack, sturdy and leak-proof. They also come with an air-tight seal to ensure that your food stays protected.

These come in the different sets and sizes so that you can easily fit into your pantry or fridge. Use your food storage containers to store your pasta, rice, baked goods, and other food in organized piles. This must-have tool will keep your ingredients fresh while you cook. The cover allows you to avoid any unfortunate spills and mess in the kitchen, keeping your life disaster-free.

Aside from keeping your food safe, they are also perfect for taking it on the go if you want to share food with your friends or relatives.

While you probably have most of the tools listed here in your kitchen, there’s a chance you don’t use some of them as much as you did before. Why not get those tools out from the back of your cupboard and use them to prepare your feast this holiday season?