It's nearly here, the biggest cooking event of the year (no, it's not the return of Masterchef or Bake Off), it's time to cook Christmas dinner. This year the gauntlet, sorry we mean 'honour', has been passed down to you. You've gotten your menu ready, the starter, main and dessert are decided, but what about the cookware? Well, your favourite independent & individual department store is on hand to help you create the perfect festive roast to wow them this season.

It all starts with the basics, our Cookshop team say good quality roasting tins and a carving set can make all the difference. Using a roaster with rack, or non-stick roaster like the Circulon Large Roaster will ensure nothing get's left behind in the tray, or on their plates! We also recommend a quality carving set, like the MasterClass Carving Set with Board, will help you take beautiful slices from your chosen meat or bird.

Take the guesswork, and worry, out of knowing when your Turkey's perfectly cooked with our ingenious Pop-Up Turkey Timer gadget. Having a change from the traditional bird this year? Our Kitchencraft Meat Thermometer will help you to achieve the perfect roast every time.

When it comes to the finishing touches like gravy, and us northerners just love it don't we? Then Tony, Cookshop Buyer, says 'choose the Judge thermal gravy pots', available in two sizes. 'They'll keep your gravy hot at the table, so it's ready, when you are... and it'll still be piping hot when you're tucking into second helpings!'

Remember, a roast is not just for Christmas, so with the help of our perfect roast cookware you'll be making those beautiful oven cooked dinners that keep them flocking (sorry about that) well into the new year and beyond. You can shop our roast dinner cookware by clicking here. Finally and most importantly, however and wherever you're tucking into Christmas dinner this year, enjoy it! From all at Atkinsons here's to wishing you all a successful festive cooking season, and a very Merry Christmas.