5 Kitchen Gadgets You Need for Super Bowl Party Success

Grilled spare ribs are practically required for a game day spread. Super Sunday: That one magical day of the year when you get to freely indulge in all your favorite fried foods, salty snacks, cheesy dips, grilled meats, and...

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Grilled spare ribs are practically required for a game day spread.

Super Sunday: That one magical day of the year when you get to freely indulge in all your favorite fried foods, salty snacks, cheesy dips, grilled meats, and heaping bowls of chili. Make your sofa the place to be with a super Sunday spread that will score points with all your friends.

A pot of meaty chili with all the fixings, nachos piled high with spicy salsa and melted cheese, crispy fried chicken wings or homemade jalapeno poppers, and grilled burgers or ribs are all on the menu. While the players are gearing up for the big game, make sure you are equipped with all the kitchen gadgets you need to make this a Super Sunday to remember.

1. Deep Fryer

Fried foods - from chicken wings to jalapeno poppers - are always a hit with the football-watching crowd. Sure you can deep fry in a big pot, but you'll be left with a super-sized mess in your kitchen. A deep fryer heats your oil to the perfect frying temperature and keeps all of its oil spatters to itself. If you're inclined to keep things a little lower in fat and calories, look into the new air fryers, which "fry" your food to a crispy crunch using hot air instead of oil.

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Everybody loves a big pot of meaty chili.

2. Slow Cooker

A slow cooker is great for cooking up big pots of food to serve a crowd. Put all your ingredients - for chili or pulled pork or whatever else you've got a hankering for - into the cooker in the morning, turn it on, and let it cook while you get your party going. It'll even stay hot all the way through the fourth quarter.

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A good, sharp cheese grater is a must for game day spreads.

3. A Really Good Cheese Grater

Whether you're making mac and cheese or spicy nachos or loaded mashed potatoes, you'll need plenty of grated cheese. A four-sided box grater, which has holes of several different sizes, is a great all-purpose cheese grater that you can use to make large shards of cheese or tiny shreds that will melt quickly into a sauce or over a pan full of nachos. Just make sure that you choose one that is good quality, sharp, and stainless steel so it won't rust.

4. Long-Handled Tongs for the Grill

If you plan on grilling steaks, burgers, dogs or, especially, ribs, you'll want to make sure you have a good, sturdy pair of tongs on hand. Good tongs are like an extension of your hand, letting you pick up, hold, turn, flip, and grab hot food over an even hot grill. Look for one that locks and unlocks easily with one hand and has long handles so you can keep your fingers far from the flames.

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A food processor or chopper makes quick work of fresh salsa.

5. A Food Processor or Chopper

Salty chips are a must for any game day spread, but your guests need something to dip them in. Whether you plan on serving salsa, hummus, or onion dip, a food processor will make the prep work a breeze.

No matter which team you're rooting for, your guests will be the biggest winners of all thanks to your delicious spread. To find all the game day kitchen gear you need to pull off your Super Sunday party, browse our selection of kitchenware.