It’s not hyperbole to say that the Super Bowl is the number one most important live event of the year. In fact, of the top 30 most-watched broadcasts in American history, the only event that isn’t a Super Bowl is the "Mash" series finale, which aired in 1983, coming in at number nine on the list.
So, if you want to host an unforgettable Super Bowl party, you’ll want your food to impress. That doesn’t mean you need to struggle with your food prep, though. We rounded up the best kitchen gadgets for Super Bowl food prep to make your life easier. Home cooks will appreciate these kitchen tools long after game day.
When hosting a Super Bowl watch party, there are several things to think about. Will you go all-out with decorations, or will the party be more casual? What outfit will you wear to support your team? Is your existing TV and sound system good enough to watch the game? What Super Bowl party food and drinks will you serve? If this is your first year hosting the big game, check out our quintessential Super Bowl party checklist.
The gizmos you may need or want can differ from the most commonly used based on what you plan on serving, but generally speaking, four of the best gadgets are:
This Instant Pot top pick comes in 5.7-, 6-, 8-, 10- and 19-quart capacities and it has a temperature range of 95 to 400 degrees. The controls are easy to understand and digital, making for easy cleaning.
This Ninja air fryer comes in 6- and 10-quart capacities. Both use a dual basket system with each having its own individually heated compartment so you can cook two different foods at two different temperatures.
Not all Super Bowl parties have to feed half the neighborhood. If it’s just you and a small group of friends, this compact air fryer with a 3-quart capacity should offer all the space you need.
This buffet-style food warmer comes with two 1.2-quart serving pans and a 2.5-quart serving pan, but you can also use just the heated bottom if you have other heat-safe serving trays you want to use.
This serving station can also be used as a slow cooker for dishes like meatballs. It comes in two forms, one with two 1.25-quart pots and one with three 1.5-quart pots.
Another buffet-style warmer, this one has safe-to-touch handles so you can move it as needed, even if it’s already piping hot. You can also order it with two or three serving trays.
This food warmer takes a different approach, using lamps that direct heat onto the top of the food rather than using heat that creeps from the bottom up. It comes in silver or black.
This stainless steel mixing bowl set includes 3/4-, 1.5-, 3-, 4-, 5- and 8-quart sizes. They're the traditional type used for tossing chicken wings and have flat bases so they don’t go wobbling away.
This set includes a 2-quart, 3.5-quart, 5-quart and 7-quart bowl with matching lids. It’s perfect for saving dishwasher space after you’re done prepping since you can just stash your dips in the fridge.
This set includes 10 bowls: 1-, 2-, 4-, 6-, 10- and 16-ounce bowls, as well as 1-, 1.5-, 2.5- and 3.5-quart sizes. The glass bowls are nesting for easy storage.
This Cuisinart mixer comes with the basics that most do, but the big draw is the wide range of attachments that are compatible with it, such as pasta rollers, ice cream makers and meat grinders.
Stand mixers can be shockingly expensive, so this budget model costing so little and still performing so well makes it the definition of value. It also comes in five colors to match your kitchen.
This Hamilton Beach stand mixer includes a cover for the bowl so that even when turned to max power, no dough or liquids will escape onto your kitchen counter and walls. It comes in seven colors.
The mixing bowl included with this mixer has a handle for an easier time moving it around, plus there are many attachments you can get for it down the road. It comes in four colors.
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