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When it comes to cookware, it pays to be able to separate integrity from hype. While certain items come and go, others qualify as absolute essentials to the best chefs and home cooks in the world. Top of the list? The Le Creuset Dutch oven. Whether you love simple meals—chili, chicken soup, beef stew—or you regularly venture into new territory with recipes from your favorite food blogs, Le Creuset’s Dutch oven makes cooking a pleasure and guarantees great results.
Now, you can save more than $100 on this gem, and snag discounts on other treasures that serious chefs can’t live without. It’s all happening at Sur la Table’s sale, where you can shop the store’s brilliantly curated collection at up to 70 percent off. Clear out the cabinets (hello, spring!) and replace stacks of broken, weak, or faulty pieces with that One. Perfect. Item. You’ll be so happy you did.
The best finds are going fast. Don’t delay! We’ve combed through to find you these life-changing steals:
Starting a meal in a Le Creuset Dutch oven is a total joy. As you brown garlic or stir onions while they turn translucent, you appreciate the weight and the workmanship of this fine piece, and you understand why so many cooks would name it their “desert island” pot. On the stove, simmering a delicious lentil soup or in the oven cooking a roast, it’s a winter workhorse, large enough to yield a fabulous dinner plus leftovers to enjoy all week. The best part? Decades from now it will still be as beautiful and useful. It’s last you decades.
If you’ve never known the pleasure of a really great ergonomic chef’s knife, it’s time to make a change. The price on this fine tool looks like a typo—so we recommend you click and buy before even reading the rest of this paragraph.
You’ll be surprised how much an excellent knife will improve your diet; effortless slicing and dicing makes it easy and fun to prep veggies for roasting or fresh ingredients for a salad. At only $100 from $164(!), this Italian-made tool is a no-brainer for boosting a resolution to eat better in 2020. Better yet? It ships free!
If you’ve been searching for that just-right flatware to replace the ragtag collection currently cluttering your silverware drawer, you’ve found it. Not too light, not too heavy; not too plain, not too fussy; not too small, not too large, this Fortessa Savoy 18/10 stainless set feels juuuuuust right in the hand—properly weighted and beautifully balanced. We love the delicate detailing of the handles and the proportions of the “action end.” And we’re nuts about the price: nearly half off, bringing in a five-piece place setting at just $18. Donate your old stuff and enjoy the exhale that comes with a drawer full of matched pieces—and a table set with the same.
Staub cookware is weighty, legendary, and too pretty to hide inside a cabinet—so clear off an open shelf to display this beauty (which clocks in at 3.75 quarts). The snug domed lid makes this pot especially adept at keeping meat juicy while cooking—moisture rises, collects, then cascades down the inside walls to self-baste. Effortless! Normally selling at a price that would make you clutch your pearls, this exquisite piece of cookware is down more than 50 percent right now. Treat yourself or stash away as a wedding gift that will make you a hero.
Thinking of going paleo? Cooking for lots of meat-eaters in any case? This long, strong, expertly engineered butcher’s knife from the geniuses at Wüsthof will help you move through dinner prep like a pro. The sharp, curved blade is brilliantly designed to smoothly slice through large cuts of poultry, beef or pork. It makes heavy-duty work a breeze. It also works beautifully as a carving knife—double duty at half the usual price.
At the top of the category of stainless steel cookware is All-Clad, the brand known for its superior three-ply construction, clean design, sturdy handles (that stay cool), tight-fitting lids, and all around pro-level durability. This nonstick stainless skillet will become your go-to for everything from one-pan chicken dinners to oven-roasted Brussels sprouts. With a flat-bottom, All Clad works with all kinds of ranges (gas or electric), distributing heat evenly and beautifully. Expect perfect results every time.
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