Ina Garten conducts serious business in her Manhattan kitchen. (Whipping up the perfect engagement chicken is just one of the skills this woman lays claim to.) So, it makes sense that the world-famous chef is willing to splurge on an investment stove. But, we still did a triple take when we read how much Garten paid for her new kitchen appliance.
We'll just get right to it: The Food Network star plunked down a whopping $15,500 on a custom stove from the French company Lacanche. The company is said to be so exclusive that it only makes 50 such appliances for American customers each year. But, to be fair, can you see Garten cooking her famous Maple-Roasted Carrot salad at a stove from a big-box chain?
According to a rep for Lancache, Garten's new kitchen tool is an ehanced version of the "Sully" model. The celebrity chef customized the stove with two additional burners for $825 a pop, as one does, and used black and brass hardware for a timeless, elegant look.
Take a peek at the beauty, below:
Sure, the price tag is steep, but here's how the Lanache rep figures it: "In France, a Lacanche is considered an heirloom. You pass it on to your kids or your grandkids. You can keep it for 100 years if you take care of it.”
So think of it as... cost per chicken cooked?
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