We like to think we're pretty responsible with money around here. We meal plan and eat leftovers in order to keep our grocery budget down. We make coffee at the office instead of running out for expensive barista-made stuff. We don't even buy kitchen gadgets all that often — and when we do buy them, we hunt around for the best deal.
All that's to say: We think we deserve a minute to go totally gaga and lose our minds over this beautiful Dutch oven.
Buy: Pan 999 Silver and Iron Pot, $1,800 at March
No, that is not a typo. This pot, made of pure silver and pure iron, is actually nearly two grand (read: equivalent to, say, a mortgage payment). We are, by all means, not buying this for ourselves. Nor are we suggesting that you buy it. (In fact, we'll give you this instead: 7 Quality Dutch Ovens for $50 or Less.) We're merely just ogling it for fun.
Have you ever seen a prettier piece of cookware? It's made in Italy and part of an award-winning collection of cooking tools by Tobia Scarpa. And it's more than just a pretty face — there's a chance it'll work even better than your once-thought-to-be-expensive Le Creuset. "Silver is the most heat-conductive of all metals, even above copper, and contains no harmful coatings or chemicals," reads the listing. "By spreading heat uniformly you can cook quickly and at low temperatures to preserve the nutritional and antioxidant properties of your food." Of course, we haven't tested this pot because, well, it would blow through our supply budget!
The kicker here? It can actually go in the dishwasher! You thought we were gonna say it had to be hand-washed with purified water and a $500 sponge, didn't you?
What do you think? Do you love it as much as we do? Should we all chip in and share custody of it together? If so, we'd like to use it on the first Monday of every other month.