Dream kitchens come in many forms. In an AD Open Door video, you might watch the celeb-of-the-moment float through their 4,000-square-foot kitchen with wine fridge, pizza oven, and hand-painted ceramic tiles above the eight-burner stove, and think, That seems nice. You also might eye your friend's new eight-cup coffee maker and think, If I had that, I'd have it all. Someplace in the middle is where Sur La Table's inventory lands. You know, stuff nice enough to give you pause before buying it full price, but still within the realm of possibility to own yourself. A Le Creuset Dutch oven. A Global chef's knife. An Illy espresso maker. You know the vibe.
Once a year, Sur La Table holds an anniversary sale that takes up to 40 percent off a bunch of cooking supplies and kitchenware from brands you've had an eye on all year. Especially in a year when your kitchen's seen more use than you ever expected it would. (This is the year you're actually interested in the many methods of Dutch oven mastery!) Conveniently, the sale falls at the beginning of cool-weather season, when it won't feel so disgusting to turn on your oven, or so extravagant to buy a cookbook solely dedicated to soups. Until October 5, a week from now, take a look at what's included. You'll dig up something nice.
This cutting board folds up on either side along those creases, making it easy to dump chopped vegetables into a sauté pan. Pretty nifty.
A real chef-level move is opting for stainless steel.
Anthony Bourdain was known to recommend Global to beginner chefs. The big one'll get your through piles of chopping, with the small one ideal for detail work.
Hardly a day will pass without you using one (or all three) of All-Clad's nonstick, scratch-resistant skillets. This set comes with eight-inch, ten-inch, and 12-inch pans.
Staub makes truly beautiful kitchenware. This generously spacious cast iron pan with a lid and beechwood handle is no exception.
The mother of all Le Creuset cookware is the cast iron Dutch oven. Just imagine the fall stews. The winter casseroles. Sur La Table has it in eight hues.
This is where you'll cook a season's worth of savory meats and hearty vegetables, braised together in their sublime juices.
If you cannot decamp to a sun-speckled table on cobbled stones outside an Italian café, well, do the second-best thing: Buy an Italian espresso maker.