$100 W-S giftcard. What would you do?
So I'm looking for a little input here. I got a hundred bucks for Williams-Sonoma and was wondering if anyone had any great ideas on what to spend it on. I already have great knives and don't really need any bakeware. I was thinking maybe cast-iron skillet. Lets hear some ideas...
hmmm... does WS carry plain CI skillets? I've never noticed them there.
Personally, I would take $100 of that MagiMix food processor I've been lusting over :)
W-S has the Le Creuset 10" skillet on sale now for $49.99 in red and dark green. You might also want the 2.5 qt. LC French oven for $99.99. Both are very useful and good deals!
I have the same "predicament" -- and most things at W-S are so overpriced that I have difficulty considering them even if I'm just using a gift card!
I'm leaning toward the All-Clad 11'' French skillet (I've been looking for a nice skillet for a while now, but haven't been willing to spend that kind of money on one) and a nice bottle of balsamic vinegar I'd think twice about buying otherwise.
I just bought myself 2 Emile Henry dishes (large rectangular and ruffled pie dish) that I have been eyeing for a while. I had a gift card, plus they were on sale for 20% off.
I would not buy a cast-iron skillet at W-S. You can get the Lodge ones on Amazon or elsewhere and they are so cheap. Why waste the money at W-S.
WS is having its sale now.. so if you can get into a store there might be some very good bargains to be had.. i.e. last week I purchased:
Global 5" Santoku (yes, I like shorter knives) for $34.50 (50% off)
Cuisinart 1.5 quart ice cream maker with an extra bowl/drum for $26 (regular price $49)
various spoonulas and spatulas for $1.99 to $2.49 each (regular price $10 each)
microplane zester/grater for $8 (discontinued color)
They had a very pretty, but discontinued color (Grass Green) Kitchenaid Artisan mixer for $199 (there's a $30 mail in gift card rebate for it).
Go poke about the store if there is one near you. The sale is, I believe, through January.