10 Tools You Need for Hosting a Super Bowl Party
Beyond watching the big game, Super Bowl parties also tend to involve a lot of food—and if you’re hosting, you’ll want the right tools to be prepared. A cast iron skillet can produce perfect quesadillas and creamy queso; slow cookers can help you make everything from killer wings to barbecue pulled pork. And don’t forget to grab a food processor, either, so you can have an arsenal of dipping sauces to accompany your pick food. With an impressive menu, it doesn’t really matter who wins or loses—read on for everything you need to pull one off.
Cast Iron Skillet
One of our all-time favorite Super Bowl recipes is this Philly Cheesesteak Queso Dip, which is made in a cast iron skillet. It’s loaded with provolone cheese, white American cheese, sautéed peppers, onions and thinly sliced rib-eye steak—need we say more?
Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet with Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder, 12-Inch, $38 at amazon.com
No Super Bowl party is complete without wings, and in this over-sized air fryer, you can make plenty. The frying basket can fit up to three pounds of food, such as six portions of fries or a whole chicken.
Philips Premium Airfryer XXL with Fat Removal Technology, $300 (suggested price $400) at williams-sonoma.com
KitchenAid 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Standard Lid, $74 at amazon.com
Cast Iron Grill Pan
Depending on where you live, February is a little too cold to grill outside. However, you can still make perfect burgers inside with a cast iron pan. You can use a regular cast iron skillet if you want, but we’ve found that this particular Lodge pan is the best option for grilling.
Lodge 10.5-Inch Square Cast Iron Grill Pan, $19 at amazon.com
A pizza stone will ensure your pizza is evenly cooked and has ultra-crispy crust.
All-Clad Stainless-Steel High Heat Pizza Stone, $120 (suggested price $155) at williams-sonoma.com
Rimmed Baking Sheet
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet, $20 at amazon.com
Emile Henry 8-inch Square Baker, $40 at surlatable.com
If you want a uniform dip or dipping sauce—like the chutney and mustard sauce that goes with these hogs in a blanket—a food processor is your best bet.
Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Compact Food Processor, $40 at amazon.com
Basting brushes are great for spreading glazes and sauces, like on baby back ribs.
Sur La Table Stainless Steel Basting Brush, $10 at surlatable.com
These top-rated bottle openers can open beer bottles with ease—drink them plain, or use them to make a Michelada.
3 Pack Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Flat Bottle Opener, $7 (was $15.50) at amazon.com