When we're not looking to Ina Garten for fashion inspiration, relationship tips or nuclear energy policy (kidding—kind of), we're hanging onto every gem of kitchen advice she blesses us with. It's no surprise that the Barefoot Contessa knows a few things about a well-stocked kitchen. She even has a dedicated “equipment” section on her website. So we took a peek, then compiled a shopping list of seven kitchen essentials every cook needs, according to Queen Ina herself.
7 Kitchen Essentials Every Cook Needs, According to Ina Garten
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Waring Professional 2-way Bar Blender
A blender might not seem like a must-have, but it’s not just for smoothies. We promise it will come in handy when soup season rolls around.
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