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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(Image: Leela Cyd Ross | Jenny and Asmund's $4,000 Renovated Kitchen and Garden)