Here's a question: if you had a friend come to you and say that she's setting up her kitchen on a budget, but she's put aside a little money to buy one really terrific thing for her kitchen, what would you tell her to invest in? We're not talking about appliances, like refrigerators, stoves, or anything that requires serious manpower or a renovation. We're talking about something accessible and portable, the one product or tool that could make a serious difference for either her cooking, her kitchen's functionality, her peace of mind, or all of the above! What would you recommend?
A Le Creuset dutch oven? A KitchenAid stand mixer? A super fancy espresso machine, assuming she loves coffee? A slew of Weck jars for pretty storage? Or would you recommend she start investing in pieces, like All-Clad cookware, which she can add to over time as she saves up money? Tell us your thoughts below!
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