Holiday Tools: Multi-Tier Oven Rack

Now here's a handy tool for Thanksgiving and the other holidays swiftly approaching. We don't know about you, but there never seems to be enough room in our oven on the day itself. There are squash casseroles to be warmed up, stuffing to be crisped, and many more dishes besides. We need more oven space, and this rack might be a major helper.

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The rack hooks onto your bottom oven rack to give you more options for cooking and baking; you can warm multiple dishes at once -- even while your other oven racks are removed to make way for the turkey, for instance. It holds up to two extra levels of heavy casserole dishes. But it does fold flat for storage; it can be easily slipped away after Thanksgiving is over.

Now, a once-a-year gadget would hardly be worth our interest, but this caught us because it seems like it would also serve as an ordinary cooling rack. It looks like it can stand up on its own, whether it is inside an oven or not. A cooling rack is very useful year-round for cookies, cakes, bread, and pies. A cooling rack that does double duty inside your oven at holiday times - well, that's pretty nice too.

Multi-Tier Oven Rack, $22 at Sur La Table

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(Images: Sur La Table)

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