Ina Garten’s New French Stove Is Beautiful, Super-Exclusive & Very Expensive
If you follow Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa host Ina Garten on Instagram, you might’ve already seen the newest member of her already fabulous kitchen appliance family: a super-exclusive custom $15,500 stove.
For those who don’t, first, follow her; then take a look at this beauty, which was just added to her new Manhattan apartment.
The stove is the Sully model from Lacanche, a family-run business in France that only makes 50 made-to-order stoves monthly for American customers.
Garten customized the model, which starts at $13,850, to add two burners at $825 a piece. On top of that, the stoves can cost thousands of dollars to ship and take up to four months to build according to Lacanche’s website.
"What was important to her was to have two ovens of the same size that could bake side by side, with one being electric and one being gas," Vice president of Lacanche’s East Coast operations Elisa Waysenson told Time. "She wanted a lot of burners, but also a lot of simplicity."
The next day, Garten took to Instagram again to post her first creation from her new oven, gorgeous pistachio meringues.
Waysenson continues to tell Time that these Lacanche stoves are considered an heirloom, typically passed down from generation to generation. They’re that sturdy.
"You pass it on to your kids or your grandkids,” she said. “You can keep it for 100 years if you take care of it."
Anyone have an extra $16,000 we can borrow?