The best dunk heater and more for your football party
The football season is almost over, with thejust around the corner, and that means one thing: snacks. Watch parties are held weekly, leading up to the biggest watch party of all next month. If you want to beat your friends on Sunday by beating them at fantasy football, you’ll want to make sure you whip up a deluge of delicious food. The right kitchen gadget or small appliance can take your host status from hobbyist to legendary.
If your goal is to makeand fries, cheese dips and hearty chilis without breaking a sweat, we have a small kitchen that make a big difference for the great classics of match days. There are also drinks to consider, and since is the drink of the day, we found some nifty glassware and an insulated can to keep everything cool. Oh, and don’t forget, you can have your game day with most of your saving you a lot of time, trouble and .
You feel better ? Like you could pull this off after all? If you’re hosting the big game this year, don’t go it alone. Check out these awesomeand for making your football night 2023 the best and easiest ever.
Slow cookers are a workhorse of the game-day watch party. You can cook chili, tender pork shoulder, or pulled chicken simply by adding ingredients and letting it do its thing while you take care of other tasks. Better yet, you can serve whatever you’ve prepared straight from the stovetop to keep it hot all night long and save you money on dishes.
This $30 Crock-Pot ticks all the boxes I look for in a slow cooker: a large 6-quart cooking capacity, ideal for groups; a lockable lid in case you need to take it with you. Also, I personally like the smooth black paint job and the price is right.
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You could play with a fryer to make wings, fries, poppers and other classic game day snacks, but with air fryers in the mix, why would you? Save yourself a lot of the mess — and calories — and get eerily similar results to frying with an air fryer. Super convection cooking zaps the outside of food for a crispy crust without burning or overcooking. You’re talking to a complete air fryer conversion, and honestly, these things couldn’t be easier to use. Plus, your house won’t smell like a carnival food truck afterwards.
You can pay a lot more than $47 for an air fryer if you want lots of fancy settings and features, but this nearly 4-quart Chefman Analog Air Fryer has great reviews and enough cooking capacity to fry batches for the gang.
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Fries and salsa are a staple like anything else on game day. This handmade bowl in a bowl fits both and looks really cool doing it.
If you’re going for the burger or the steak for your watch party, a cast iron grill pan is essential. The cast iron gets extremely hot and retains that heat evenly for perfect searing and shading on the outside of your meats. Lodge is a trusted legacy cast iron producer and 10.5 inches should be good for holding four or five burgers or a few large steaks at once.
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For a more classic approach to cold beer, these JA Henckels double-walled beer mugs will keep your beers cold without freezing your fingers. They’re freezer and dishwasher safe and condensation-free, so you won’t even need coasters.
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