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What would you buy?

I recently re-discovered a $50 gift certificate to Williams Sonoma that I'd received for Christmas 2 years ago from my SIL, and so I've got $50 burning in my pocket. It's still good (I checked), so I really do have $50 to spend. Since the majority of my kitchen stuff came from our wedding (nearly 20 years ago), and I tend more toward Goodwill for the rest, I'm open to suggestions.

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I would just go to the store and purchase as the mood struck. Or get 1 really good knife.
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I find it really hard to pass by their kitchen towels.
I like the glass mixing bowl set with graduated prep bowls.
They also usually have a good selection of cookbooks.

I always head for the sale table first and have found some great clearance deals, like my favorite pancake flipper for fifty cent.
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I would just go to the store and purchase as the mood struck. Or get 1 really good knife.


I just don't have the budget to shop at WS so I don't even know what's on offer. And if I did let myself go in there and dream, $50 just wouldn't cut it. So thinking and planning what to do with that gift cert might make me sad that we aren't rolling in $$$. So instead I'd have to go with the plan of not thinking about it and just walking in & buying what strikes me.

Enjoy! You're going to get something good!!!
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An apilco serving piece if I could find one on sale.

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If you're interested in something that's not quite a necessity their meatball grill basket is pretty cool. I got it for DH last year for Father's Day and we love it. Awesome meatball subs and pizzas!!

This is double what your gift card is worth but since I'm not sure if you're interested in putting some money towards a purchase I thought I'd throw it in here. I got this Cuisenart Griddle, Grill and Panini Press for Christmas and I love it! I love that it folds in half so it actually fits in my kitchen cupboard instead of having to store a long griddle in the closet by the bathroom. I love that the griddle and grill plates are removable, makes it so much easier to clean! And I love that it does the job of 2-3 different gadgets and does it well.
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Gadgets. Like their spatulas that are awesome. Or a good peeler, measuring cups or spoons. I love their kitchen tools. A silpat is great!!
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I would get some pretty dishtowels!

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These look handy.
I need more of these and they can be hard to find in good quality (the ones at Taret just aren't the same.)
I almost got these when DS was in the middle of a major train obsession, but I resisted.


Personally I'd rather not spend too much on knives b/c the get tossed in the dishwasher with everything else. Frankly my midpriced knife set has stood up well for around 6 years now and my one concern is that the steak knives have been disappearing (not breaking, just gone missing.)

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I have this and really like it:

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produ...||0&cm_src=SCH

and I also really like my baking pans from WS.

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Their Emile Henry line of stoneware is really great. Really really great!

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the cutest thing i've ever seen. really.


those scooping strainers are pretty dang cool..

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It's probably completely ridiculous for you, but I would buy one of these.

We moved from an apartment in Manhattan to a townhouse in Brooklyn recently and my Father's Day present to DH is going to be a brand-new grill. This looks like the perfect cheesy accessory to me. Also, we have the same initials, so it's win-win.

This is my second choice.
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One really good bottle of basalmic vinegar...

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I would put it towards a Le Creuset pan.

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You mentioned that you already have a well stocked kitchen... I did too, until I started trying to phase out plastics in my own. Any replacements that you might need?

There's this glass bowl set...

Or you could get a nice set of stainless measuring cups and spoons...

Or you could go totally frivolous. If I were going frivolous, I would get this trivet. Just beautiful!

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I got a $50 GC from them

I got one of these

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produ...olines-slicers

a rasp

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produ...lers|ctlslcgrt

and some shears

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produ...||0&cm_src=SCH


I think it just depends on what you need and what might make things easier for you

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A couple of these in different colors. I have the red one.

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produ...ma-logo-apron/

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I do need an apron. I get stuff all over me when I am cooking.

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I need an apron that wraps around and covers at least part of my butt because that's where I generally end up wiping my hands for some reason.
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I hate it when I get $50 GC to places like that....they are so overpriced you can't get anything good. LOL

With my last one I got some kitchen towels and 2 bottles of that lavender kitchen counter spray.

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Get some Margarita mixes from there. I tried their Margarita pie that was made with the Pineapple Margarita mix and it was soooooooo good. It looks like it was made in a large tart pan so see if they sell the pan, too.

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Some WS items that I use almost every day, or at least weekly:

Measuring spoon set with curved handles, so that you can fill the spoon and still rest it on the countertop. I don't see it on the website though.

Measuring cup set with similar curved handles.

Ice cream scoop with spring release - best thing ever for scooping up muffin batter or cookie dough.

Microplane grater.

My next big kitchen purchases will be a Le Creuset dutch oven, a KitchenAid standmixer and a slow cooker. My next small kitchen purchase will be replacing my jelly roll pan/cookie sheets (warped and battered and baking unevenly, especially jelly rolls).

Have fun - I love buying kitchen stuff.
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