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If you’re an Ina devotee like I am, then you know how important it is to outfit your kitchen with the right tools and cookware so that you can cook like the queen herself. Channeling my inner Barefoot Contessa while I whip up her recipes is my happy place. Whether roasting a chicken, searing a steak or frosting a cake, Ina knows just the right kitchen equipment for the job and luckily she doesn’t shy away from sharing her tried and true favorites.
While some of Ina’s recommendations don’t come cheap, many of these products will last you a lifetime. Items like good quality knives, stainless steel cookware, a Dutch oven, and even cast iron skillets can last for years and years when maintained properly.
You’ll feel more confident in the kitchen with Ina-approved cookware, plus it’s as close as you can get to living your best life in East Hampton. If only you could buy a Jeffrey to enjoy the meal with.
To get you cooking like Ina, we rounded up the gear the Barefoot Contessa personally uses and recommends on her website so you can start optimizing your kitchen and cooking like a pro.
Le Creuset Dutch Oven
When it comes to cookware, trust the French. Ina loves her Le Creuset 5.5 quart dutch oven when making soups, stews and braising.
Waring Pro Blender
When Ina needs to blend a frozen cocktail or puree a soup, she relies on her trusty Waring blender. This old-school glass blender oozes high-quality performance.
Good quality knives are an investment, but it can save you from replacing ordinary sets every few years. Ina loves her WÜSTHOF knives which don’t corrode and resist dulling. You’ll love slicing and dicing with these knives as you prep your favorite Ina recipe.
Oxo Salad Spinner
This Ina-approved salad spinner from Oxo is the easiest way to rinse and dry greens so they’re salad ready.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
The KitchenAid stand mixer is beloved by Ina Garten and many other chefs. It comes in an array of colors so you can pick the perfect shade that fits your kitchen aesthetic.
All-Clad Stainless Steel Fry Pan
Ina loves her All-Clad stainless steel cookware and has had some of her All-Clad pans for over 40 years. She loves that it cooks food evenly, keeps the heat and is easy to clean.
Cuisinart Food Processor
Ina is not above kitchen efficiency, and when it comes to prep jobs like chopping, slicing or kneading dough, she relies on her Cuisinart food processor to get the job done.
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
A Lodge cast iron skillet is another kitchen essential that Ina endorses. She relies on her skillet when making her skillet-roasted lemon chicken, steakhouse steaks and panko crusted salmon.
Krups Coffee and Spice Grinder
Ina uses her Krups grinder to freshly grind spices for many of her recipes.
This is Ina’s favorite oven thermometer which provides an accurate read of your oven’s true temperature to ensure your food cooks or bakes correctly.
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