Best Celebrity Chef Cookware
Celebrity chef cookware is semi-taboo territory for food writers (the cheese factor can be hard to ignore), but celebs can make good products. Bad ‘Home Shopping Network’ lines aside (I love Jamie Oliver, but his HSN collection is some of the junkiest stuff I’ve seen in a long time), some celebrity-endorsed products are worth checking out when you’re shopping for kitchen equipment.
Emeril Lagasse’s Cutlery Line
Kitchn editor Sara Kate was surprised to find that Emeril’s knives for Wustof performed very well in the test lab. (They also received a 77 out of 100 rating from Consumer Reports.) They’re available at several retailers, including Bed, Bath, & Beyond, which carries the Emeril 2-piece Cutlery Line for Wustof for $20.
Rachael Ray Coppertail Knife
She’s one of those celebrity chefs that people love to hate, but Kitchn writer Emily Ho included Rachael Ray’s Coppertail knife in her list of favorite kitchen tools. Made of a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, it’s a strong knife that’s currently listed on Amazon.com for $45.
George Foreman Grill
He’s not exactly a celebrity chef, but he’s reinvented his career as an expert on countertop grilling. Kitchn writer Emma Christensen has had her Foreman Grill for years — it’s perfect for small spaces. The Grand Champ Extra Value Grill is a popular current model that sells for $50.
Gordon Ramsay for Royal Doulton
The venerable English china company Royal Doulton collaborated with this hot-tempered chef to produce a line of dinnerware. It’s simple, streamlined, sells in classic white, and is available through big retailers like Amazon and Cooking.com, where we found this Dinnerware Place Setting listed at $70.
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