Until now, your hardest-working utensil was a soup spoon, used for shoveling Chinese take-out. Here, five multitasking items (under $30) to help you build a proper kitchen arsenal

Three-tier oven rack: Like a bunk bed for your side dishes, this creates extra shelves for your oven. Bonus points if you use it as a shoe rack later ($19.99; chefscatalog.com).

Knork: Think of it as the spork's upscale cousin. This stainless-steel fork doubles as a knife--one side is extra sharp, which makes it perfect for unstable plate-on-lap dining ($24 for set of four; knork.net).

Stuffing cage: Fill the football-shaped stainless-steel cage with stuffing and throw it in the bird's butt before kickoff, and your armchair warriors will cheer ($9.99; bedbathandbeyond.com).

Dual baster/injector: Sure, it bastes, but the real genius is the needle head that injects herbs and buttery juices right into the skin ($10; surlatable.com).

Electric knife: You've put blood, sweat, and tears into cooking the perfect turkey--it'd be blasphemy to hack it up with a dull knife now. Make like your pop and carve with this tried-and-true classic ($19.99; target.com).

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