8 of Ina Garten’s Favorite Kitchen Essentials Are on Sale at Williams Sonoma Right Now

updated Oct 26, 2020
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If you’ve ever wished for someone to just tell you what you need to do to pull off a spectacular Thanksgiving, Williams Sonoma has you covered. Right now, they’re highlighting the must-have kitchen picks chosen by none other than the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten. And, bonus: most are on sale! With selections from timeless cookware brands like All-Clad and Le Creuset, as well as Wüsthof cutlery, you’ll have everything you need to create an Ina-worthy Thanksgiving spread, no matter how big or small your guest list. And of course, each of these picks is versatile enough to be used all year round. We’ve rounded up eight of Ina’s essentials below, but be sure to check out all of her favorites, as well as some valuable Thanksgiving pointers, here.

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was $430.00

Ina is a master of comfort cooking, and if you want to make her tender braises, flavorful soups, and hearty stews, you need a heavy Dutch oven. Based on a photo of her pantry from a few years back, Ina is a collector of Le Creuset’s enameled cast-iron Dutch ovens, like this 6 3/4-quart style. The pot is wide versus tall, so it’s perfect for browning short ribs or braising chicken thighs without needing to crowd ingredients. The heavy weight of the pot will hold steady heat for long-simmering or -roasting recipes, and since the surface is made from durable enamel, you can use an immersion blender to puree ingredients directly in the pot. Each of the nine gorgeous colors is on sale.

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was $1500.00

At almost 50% off, this is an incredible price for an All-Clad stainless steel cookware set. The heavy-bottomed pots and pans provide superior temperature retention and distribution, so whether you’re making pastry cream or searing a steak, you’ll be able to control the heat to avoid scorching. Included are six pots and pans, as well as four lids, all of which have All-Clad’s polished finish that only gets better with age. The pieces work on all cooktops, are oven safe up to 600 degrees, and can even go in the dishwasher.

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was $629.00

Forged stainless steel knives are an investment, and Ina prefers to spend her money on Wüsthof, which happens to be one of our favorite cutlery brands, too. “They’re what I use," she says. "They’re pretty expensive, but they last a lifetime. That’s why I say, ask for one as a gift or buy one at a time." Rather than purchasing Wüsthof a la carte, you can seriously save by getting this seven-piece knife block set. It includes every blade a home cook needs, including a three-and-a-half-inch paring knife, a six-inch utility knife, an eight-inch cook's or chef’s knife, an eight-inch serrated knife, a nine-inch honing steel, and a pair of shears. You can even match the wood tone of your block to your kitchen by choosing one of the six available colors.

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was $79.90

The ingredients we use to cook are just as important as our tools, and when it comes to olive oil, Ina reaches for Olio Santo. Cold pressed in California's Napa Valley, it’s perfect for making dressings and sauces or finishing roasted vegetables and meats. Score extra savings by picking up two bottles: one as a gift and one for yourself. While you’re shopping for pantry items, you can also pick up Ina’s favorite vanilla from Nielsen-Massey.

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Sometimes when you’re juggling multiple courses or doing a bunch of meal prep, there’s just no time (or space!) to pull out your full-size blender. For quick purees, dressings, soups, beaten eggs, and even smoothies, this hand mixer from All-Clad will get the job done. It features an extra-long neck to reach into deep pots and has an adjustable speed dial so you can gently mix or whip ingredients.

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was $115.00

Looking for your new favorite casserole dish? This square covered baking pan from Le Creuset is the answer. Made from high-fired stoneware with a durable enamel glaze, the two-quart pan is resistant to thermal shock, so you can take it from freezer to oven to table. The lid will keep contents warm until you’re ready to feed your guests, whether you’re serving bread pudding, shepherd’s pie, mac n’ cheese, or tons of other comfort dishes. All of Le Creuset's 16 fabulous colors are on sale right now for almost half off!

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Williams Sonoma
was $300.00

The deep ridges of this waffle iron from All-Clad create crispy, golden waffles that measure a full inch thick, perfect for piling on berries, butter, syrup, or whatever delectable toppings you like. All-Clad’s tried-and-true heating technology means you'll get evenly browned and cooked waffles, whether you prefer sweet or savory. The waffle iron is available with two or four squares, but if you’ve got the space, you may as well spring for the bigger size since it’s a mere $20 more.

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was $37.85

Washing up is an inevitable part of cooking, so why not use something that will bring a smile to your face? This set of hand soap and dish soap from Williams Sonoma’s own line will do just that. In the depths of January, the cheery, zesty Meyer lemon scent will really perk you up. The bottles come with a reusable stainless steel rack for displaying them by the sink, so they look much more impressive than ordinary, supermarket-sourced dish soap.