Conservatives are very mad that VP Kamala Harris bought nice cookware

NEWS : Entretien d'Emmanuel Macrron avec Mme Kamala Harris - Paris - 10/11/2021

Vice President Kamala Harris COOKS. She cares about food and she cares about cooking food. She’s widely known as someone who enjoys cooking at home for herself, her husband and her extended family. So while VP Harris was in Paris the week before Thanksgiving, she had a little time and she stopped into the high-end Parisian store E. Dehillerin to look at cookware. She ended up making some purchases:

Vice President Kamala Harris spent over $500 on cookware in a Parisian shop amid rising inflation and economic uncertainty at home in the U.S. The vice president visited the shop on her four-day diplomatic trip to Paris last week, reportedly dropping 516 euros on pots and pans at high-end cookware store E. Dehillerin.

Harris took home a serving dish costing around $375, a frying pan around $160, as well as a multitude of other kitchenware items, including a porcelain egg dish and a copper cleaner, according to the store, which disclosed the amount of the purchase to the Washington Free Beacon.

By comparison, a Mauviel copper saucepan carried by luxury brand Williams Sonoma — based in Harris’ home state of California – is priced between $200 and $285.

[From Fox News]

I wouldn’t spend that much money on cookware, which is mostly because I wouldn’t get my money’s worth out of it. I don’t cook that much and when I do, it’s just for, like, boiling water for pasta. But I admire people who love to cook and people who make big investments in good cookware. There were rumors that Harris bought pieces from Le Creuset, a brand known for being the Rolls Royce of cookware, but it looks like VP Harris actually just bought some equally nice copper pieces. Professional chefs and food critics gave her purchases the stamp of approval, with many noting that most home cooks should invest in quality pieces like this if they can.

Obviously, conservative media outlets are trying to make it sound like “Kamala Harris is out of touch because she spent $600 on cookware.” One year ago, we had a president who needed to sh-t in a gold toilet, y’all. He spent millions of taxpayer dollars on golf trips and security for his bucktoothed sons. Kamala Harris can spend her own damn money on cookware!!

Everyone in the replies is mocking the sh-t out of the GOP:

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  1. MW22 says:

    Yep.. Always commenting on BW when they buy “luxury” . In all fairness, they were criticizing the WH Xmas lights costs, but I can hear the XMAS is canceled if light are dimmed or turned off for environment

  2. Esmom says:

    As you said, they worship a guy with gold toilets. The hypocrisy and bad faith is exhausting.

    The only bit of consolation I take is that clearly the Republicans can’t find anything else to attack Harris about. But still. The base just runs with it and their sh^tty narratives never die.

    • Anony83 says:

      My consolation is that I learned WAY more than I ever expected to know about this random Parisian store (it isn’t a boutique apparently, or even particularly small, it sounds more like a high-end restaurant supply store).

      After several rounds of people trying to explain how great it was, I finally said “so it’s like Ollivander’s” and they said that hits the nail on the head apparently. Which, let me just say, means this place is VERY MUCH on my list of things to do next time I’m lucky enough to be in Paris (so who knows) but apparently it is an Institution so I’m sure it will still be there when I get a chance to go.

      Also, I agree with everyone who says investing in quality cookware is SO worth it. We switched to stainless steel from non-stick this year (and we already have several well-loved and well-seasoned cast iron pans of various shapes and sizes as well as a nice wok) and it was the best decision once we got used to the fact that stainless steel pans get very hot, very fast.

    • Betsy says:

      Other, not as liberal places that I have seen, the GOP smear against VP Harris is working. “Her staff is in disarray!” “She’s a bad boss!” Etc, things of that nature.

      Hillary Clinton is a brilliant woman, and her insane popularity after her turn as SoS, I don’t think most of us guessed how the smears against her would work, but work they did (butteremails!). I have no idea how we push against the stupid smears, but they piss me off in that people who don’t regularly watch political news always end up using the GOP’s framing (probably because all the GOP owned corporations who own all the media use only GOP framing).

  3. Seraphina says:

    If THIS is what critics have to piss and moan about in regards to our VP, then she is doing well. Go for it Kamala. I too love to cook and having the right cookware really makes a difference and makes the experience so much more enjoyable. I don’t spend what she did, but hey – I am not the VP of the US.
    I guess we should forget 45 and his wife and the entire clan with their lavish ways.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Exactly! Hard working woman buys nice cookware with her own money. Some people need smelling salts to recover. This is just silly.

      I have one Le Creuset piece. A 12 year old, well loved and used 5.5 qt dutch oven. Highly recommend.

      • Seraphina says:

        I have two and recently bought a Cuisenart enamel pot. It cooks the rice BEAUTIFULLY. Well worth the $40 for it. And I love my Le Creusets too. Good cookware makes all the difference.

    • Becks1 says:

      I love to cook too and I also love quality cookware pieces. My first reaction to this headline was – 600 doesn’t seem like that much if she was buying high-quality pieces, lol. Le Creuset dutch ovens aren’t cheap, and All-clad can get pricey if you’re buying the bigger pieces. And don’t get me started on good knives. They make such a difference!

      • superashes says:

        @Becks1 – Same! Le Creuset is completely worth the cost in my opinion. Those dutch ovens are so useful for so many things and they cook so evenly. I also have the braiser and grill plate and a few baking dishes and am going to add more items. Also, more expensive knives are almost always a great investment.

      • Turtledove says:

        This whole story is just ridiculous. My husband cooks a lot, and owns 2 le creuset pieces. One was purchased at their outlet, and another was a Home Goods find, so they weren’t as pricey as they would be full retail. (Though still more than any other cookware we own) He really enjoys cooking with them and they will last a lifetime. So if there was a piece he wanted, I could see him shelling out the $ for it, as he knows they are worth it. And it’s not like we are wealthy. She is the VP of the USA, she can afford a fancy pot! I know everyone keeps going back to the old toilet, but I mean, it really is such a good example. Good cookware IS pricey, is not as much as a good toilet, not by a long shot, and yet is WORTH that money. A gold toilet is just gross overspending for the sake of saying “look what I can do”. Ugh.

      • Lisa says:

        I have a Le Creuset that I got as a gift from points on a CC. also have a Staub pot I got on a great deal last Black Friday. I Cook. I love to cook. I bought a knock off pot similar to my LC at a discount home store, and it lasted 1 year before the enamel cracked, and I had to dump it. People who actually cook appreciate that when you purchase good cookware, you have a lifetime of use available.

        and this is completely separate from the conversation about the GOPs worship of a man with a gold sh**ter. god sakes folks. it’s her own freakin money. it’s not like she expensed it (like all of 45’s golf weekends)

  4. Haylie says:

    Because black people sre t supposed to have nice things. The GOP knows that this is the best way to trigger bigots on the right (shhhhh… and the left too).

    • Chelsea says:

      That last part is so true though. A lot of “allies” on the left love to pocketwatch black people while ignoring their white saviors’ multiple houses and private jet trip and while they’re not as vitriolic as the racists on the right they’re honestly not that subtle.

  5. Jay says:

    Wow, nice to see the GOP is just now realizing the inequities and poverty so many Americans are experiencing. Can’t wait to what they are cooking up to address this, maybe an emergency session to craft a bill? Mitch McConnell must be burning up the phone lines trying to get something done, they obviously care so much.

  6. summertime says:

    Good for her. I dropped $2k on some Le Creuset for our new house and I cannot wait to get back to cooking every night.

    • abritdebbie says:

      @summertime I totally agree. I have three Le Crueset saucepans. Two cast iron ones and one stainless steel one. They are a pleasure to cook with. My first little green le cruset pan I brought reduce in 2001 for £15 and I have used it almost every day since. They work beautifully on an induction hob and just make cooking easy. Decent cookware and a sharp knife are the most important investments to enjoy cooking.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      I inherited two big Le Cruesets, a small saucepan, and small frying pan from my mother-in-law. I had no idea how amazing they were. I use at least one of them every time I cook dinner and they make it so much easier — they are very heavy, so sauces, etc don’t scorch, they can go from stovetop to oven, and the enamel makes them easier to clean.

  7. Tootsie McJingle says:

    I mean, the more you spend on things that you’re going to use often , the longer they’ll last. If she cooks often, I don’t think it’s that big of a deal if she can afford it? People spend way more money on way dumber things! At least this is practical.

    • Arpeggi says:

      Yeah, the right pots, when treated properly, will last you a lifetime and your grandchildren will still be able to use them after their parents used them. It’s not a frivolous purchase if you actually cook and have the means for it.

      • Miranda says:

        I have some cookware — nothing branded, just high-quality, handmade stuff — that my grandmother brought over from Italy in 1922, and some of it was already old by then (for example, we think the copper polenta pot is c.1850). And we still use most of it, albeit carefully and usually only on holidays. My cousins are all jealous that I inherited it.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      GOP supporters probably spend more than that on guns and ammo – where is the outrage there? Cooking is better than shooting!

    • Bettyrose says:

      Even if they only lasted a couple months, you’d easily recoup $500 not eating out. How much does the average American spend monthly buying fast food lunches and taking the kids to Applebee’s?

      In our twisted capitalist culture of constant material consumption, investing $500 on something for long term use is practically a socialist revolt. Maybe that’s their issue with it.

      • fluffybunny says:

        None of these people are eating at Applebee’s

      • Bettyrose says:

        If the proverbial “average American” isn’t eating at Applebee’s, who is? Obviously GOP and Faux News execs don’t eat there, but they spend $500 on a single business dinner. The people they’re hoping will see scandal here may feel like $500 sounds like a lavish purchase, but it’s actually a fairly normal expenditure on a month or two of eating out.

  8. Lena says:

    I saw this which wraps it up nicely: Donald Trump spent $130,000 for 9 seconds, Kamala Harris spent $500 on cookware that can last the rest of her lifetime. So Harris is the better investor.

  9. Pinkosaurus says:

    I would have thought the GOP would be happy a woman knows her place in the kitchen.

  10. Lizzie says:

    IIRC the last time Trump was in France he swiped art from the US embassy and loaded it on Air Force one.
    These grifters cannot understand how a decent person operates.

  11. equality says:

    Not impressive of the store to release customer information. She may also be bringing gifts back from Paris to family or friends. That would make a better souvenir than some cheap statue of the Eiffel Tower.

    • Southern Fried says:

      Hey. I resent that lol. My friends have loved the small lightly shaded green glass Eiffel Tower souvenirs from me, they’re displayed in their homes. I ended up getting one for myself the next trip.

      • Bettyrose says:

        I know people who dedicate an entire room in their house to touristy schlock. They have every Eiffel Tower souvenir imaginable displayed on shelves. I love ‘em for it.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      I had the same thought. I bet she never goes to that store again. And that may have driven off other high profile customers, too.

  12. MY3CENTS says:

    Wonder how much Eric Trump spends on drugs to show up coked out of his mind forrallys? Oh yeah, cookware is the true devil here.

  13. BlueSky says:

    As someone who invested $30 in a cuisinart waffle maker after spending $10 on waffle makers at Walmart only for them to stop working after 6 months to a year, I appreciate investing in quality cookware. I got some Cuisinart cookware for Christmas a few years ago and I absolutely love it!

    • Arpeggi says:

      When I was a grad student, 12 years ago, I used part of a grant I got from the uni for being ridiculously poor to buy myself a KitchenAid mixer. I still see it as one of my best purchase ever. Working just as well as the day I bought it

      • Deering24 says:

        Heck, my mom literally burned through several Hamilton mixers before my dad got her a KitchenAid one. She did a lot of holiday cakes and cookies, and most Hamiltons could not handle heavy batter repeatedly. One mixer only survived three pound cakes and two chocolate chip cookie platters-worth before sparking, flaming, and blowing out the kitchen circuits. My mom still cherishes that KA. 🤣😎

    • Malificent says:

      I still have some really cheap pots and pans that I bought when I was just starting out. But they are in the back of the cabinet for when I do a lot of cooking because everything scorches or sticks to the side if I’m not constantly stirring or watching the flame.

  14. Wiglet Watcher says:

    I have a copper pot set And I love it! They need to be retinned every so often, but they’re practical and iconic imo. It’s a great investment.

    • Truthiness says:

      My copper pots are lined with stainless, they are a dream to cook with. Coming up on 20 years old, the stainless still looks new. You buy it for life.

  15. Magick Wanda says:

    I’m not bothered that she bought some amazing cookware. Good for her. Call me when she builds a rocket and begins charging people millions to launch them into space.

  16. AA says:

    I cook and I have some nice stuff, and I consider myself a normal person finance-wise. I have a Le Creuset Dutch oven I’ve had for 20 years and it’s in perfect condition. People spend money on what is important to them, like their base buying giant trucks and guns, which are way more than a piece of Le Creuset. This is so absurd. Melania used to wear dresses that cost $50,000. The hypocrisy of these people continues to amaze us all.

  17. Digital Unicorn says:

    I have a Le Creuset cast iron casserole pot and its the best investment I have made in kitchenware – I love it and is is well used as I make stews and soups to freeze for weekday dinners. I have a couple of their frying pans and pots – very good quality, thou the pot is a bit on the heavy side.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Same. My Le Crueset Dutch oven and mini Dutch ovens really are a great investment. I love their stuff.

  18. Ann says:

    It’s an investment. Good cookware lasts a long time, it’s practically an heirloom. I bought a set of vintage Le Creuset cookware (early 60s “Paris Blue”) at an estate sale about five years ago and sold it on a local trading site (I already had what I needed). I had twenty people in line to buy it and it had been used plenty.

    People pay a lot for good pots because they work well and will be used and loved for decades. They also look nice, which is a bonus.

  19. CQ says:

    I’m puzzled- how do you get offended by a woman using her own money to make a purchase. An earlier comment said if this is all you’ve got she’s doing a great job! I concur and will mention it harks back to itemizing everything Meghan wears in public. One day the press will tell us how much her underwear costs just so we can stay informed with the top news of the day.

  20. MellyMel says:

    Le Creuset, All-Clad and other similar well made brands will outlive you and can be passed down. They are investments and great for those of us that love to cook. They’re just mad that a black woman has the audacity to spend her hard-earned money on nice things.

    • Anne says:

      I use the All Clad I got for a wedding gift (23 years ago) every single day. It’s such a great investment.

    • windyriver says:

      It’s interesting to see Fox does even a small amount of research, but c’mon, if she bought a fry pan and serving dish, let’s price those, not saucepans. Mid-range WS Mauviel copper fry pans are $180-$300 depending on 8″/10″/12″, so already more than what she supposedly spent on hers, even if she got something as small as 8″. Their next highest range are $290-$435. It looks like prices on the E. Dehillerin site are similar, if not slightly cheaper. Nice bit of shade there with WS being “based in her home state”. So if WS had a Paris store (they don’t, but they are in Australia, Korea, Kuwait, Canada, Mexico, and almost every US state), would it have been ok for her to buy a copper fry pan? (Of course not.)

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      That’s it right there: this is all just a racist dog whistle to stir up more hatred. Because all the racist white people just can’t handle the idea of POCs having nice things.

      Btw I have All-clad as well as cast iron that has been in my family for two generations. I also just paid out half my paycheck for a Dalstrong Shogun Series X Knife Set. Sexy! My prize possession though is my Sicilian great grandmother’s rolling pin, made by my great grandfather. It’s magic!

  21. Scal says:

    I have a copper pot that I inherited from my grandma. Great cookware if treated well can last generations.

    And frankly $375 for a pot isn’t that bad for quality piece. William Sonoma has stuff that costs more. I guess they only want her to get pots from the dollar store?

    No one tell these people what professional grade chef knives can cost.

    • sassafras says:

      Seriously. My parents (republicans, unfortunately) bought a whole set of that French copper cookware when my Dad had a work gig in Paris. They’ve had it for over 20 years now and I’ll inherit it. This is literally the MOST conservative purchase Kamala could have made – a pot to cook soup for her family that will get passed down to generations. F### Republicans.

  22. Jordana says:

    That Washington FreeBeacon article is ridiculous. It makes it sound like she’s spending taxpayer money. Complete with a comment on how many turkeys that money could have bought for American families.
    “She bought something for herself with her own money”. That should be the title of the article. Article had to manufacture a scandal about a woman spending own money. Nice.

    • Emmitt says:

      Turkeys were costing $30 and $40 this year so maybe 10 American families could’ve gotten a turkey for what she paid for that pan.

      Now the GOP needs to tell us how many turkeys the money they paid for their iPhones could’ve bought American families.

  23. Vivian says:

    There seems to be a crescendo of complaining about Kamala Harris — they are working on chipping away at her in preparation for her possible run for president. They are trying to diminish her in whatever way they can — cookware, tension in the west wing (her fault, of course). To go after her for high end cookware/tools when she actually cooks– would they go after a conservative male politician for purchasing high end fishing gear, or outfitting his wood working shop, etc.? What a relief she must feel from the pressures of her job to get in the kitchen and make something delicious —

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      Agreed – I was incensed by that bitchy New York Times article about her the other day — during her important diplomatic trip to Paris, I might add, which was not mentioned once.

      • Deering24 says:

        I’m surprised it took them this long. They must wake up enraged every night that she’s only a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

  24. Quincytoo says:

    We love to cook and have invested in Le Creuset several times over the years
    We will leave them to our children who love to cook as well
    Worth every penny
    She bought something with her own money
    Not like she stoled it and tried to sneak it on Air Force Jet………..oh wait …….that was the Cheeto

  25. Lightpurple says:

    That tweet from the GOP was authorized by a woman whose uncle has an elevator for his cars and whose aunt spent $7 million on a horse.

    • Bettyrose says:

      And honestly if they’re using their own money to pay for that excess, more power too them. But $500 is a normal price range for splurging among the American middle class. Most of us can’t spend like that without forethought but can treat ourselves occasionally. Madam VP obviously has more disposable income than the average American but even so $500 on a very special item is the least news worthy thing that ever happened.

  26. Amy Bee says:

    The conservatives were silent when Melania was carrying a $40,000 bag as First Lady.

  27. Mcmmom says:

    After my divorce, I had to replenish my kitchen and bought my own stuff – and I love, love, love it. I got copper core All Clad and my mother in law gave me a Le Creuset casserole dish and her late sister-in-law’s Le Creuset Dutch oven. It was an investment for sure, but I expect to pass it down to my grandkids.

    It makes me a little sad, though, now that I know what good kitchen tools are to realize how bad my mother’s pots and pans were. She inherited cheap Revereware from my great aunt and wanted me to keep it. I had to give it to Goodwill when she wasn’t paying attention.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I only recently donated my Revereware that I inherited from my mom. That stuff lasted a good 40-50 years. It still had a few more left in it (well, I had to throw one away, because I forgot I was boiling an egg in it…).

    • SpankyB says:

      I still use my Revereware I bought almost 30 years ago. I was using my new MIL’s hand me down crap pots and pans and one Christmas I bought a set of Reverware. About 15 years ago I bought Calphalon and I like it, but I always reach for the Reverware pots first. Not so much the pans, but I use the pots a lot. I also have few large LeCreuset Dutch ovens I use a lot, but nothing will replace my Reverware pots. lol

  28. BeanieBean says:

    The article quoted says she bought a $275 serving dish while the GOP tweet says it was a copper pot. Which is it? Besides, so what? Quality cookware costs. And it lasts. And the whole ‘she should shop local’ thing: I googled Mauviel; they’re a French company. Sure, you can buy their stuff at Williams-Sonoma (HQ in California), but so what? It’s still fancy French cookware. And W-S is expensive! These people! On a side note, I love to browse kitchen shops & that is absolutely what I would do if I were to go to Paris. I usually pick up small things, as I’m not really a cook, but it’s fun to browse.

    • CKDawg says:

      They’re all making an assumption that she doesn’t already have the cookware they’re accusing her of not buying. And even if she doesn’t, so what? Cookware is a personal choice.
      It’s not like she is buying cookware for the White House kitchen.
      The purchases could also be gifts for Christmas.
      Again, if they aren’t, so what? She’s not spending taxpayer money.
      That article and this argument are completely ridiculous.

  29. Leah says:

    Yet they are a-okay with trump costing the taxpayers millions for his golfing trips every weekend.


    Le Creuset is generational cookware and worth every penny. It will still be cooking when Mari-lago is underwater from global warming.

  30. Veronica S. says:

    If they’re all so upset about the wealth divide, surely they’ll support raising the minimum wage or increasing taxes in the wealthy to install social programs, right? Isn’t that how it goes? No? Well then.

  31. JJ says:

    I’m not worth anywhere near as much as Kamala Harris, and the thought of spending $500 on cookware is not even a little shocking. I literally read the headline and thought we would be talking tens of thousands of dollars.

    • BeanieBean says:

      That was my first thought, too. $500 for quality cookware sounds reasonable. Which is why I had to buy pieces one at a time & why I kept my mom’s Revereware so long.

    • AMA1977 says:

      Exactly. I got a new set of pots and pans for Mother’s Day this year (by request, and my husband asked me about 100 times if I was sure that’s what I wanted) and they were expensive and worth every penny. I love them and will pass them down to whichever kid wants them. Same for the Le Creuset French oven that a good friend gave us as a wedding present. I love that thing and it will still be in excellent condition 100 years from now.

  32. Jaded says:

    I’ve had the same Lagostina pots and pans for 30 years and they’re as good as new. Mr. Jaded got me a Staub cast iron tagine a few years ago that is the bomb and makes the best middle eastern dishes. I’ve had my flatware forever and a couple of Lodge cast iron pans that I have lovingly seasoned with flax oil (it’s the BEST, it creates a glassy finish that nothing sticks to but it’s a lengthy process, 3 or 4 trips in a 450 oven for a couple of hours but so worth it). So I get it, if you love to cook buy good quality stuff and it lasts forever. Right-wingers can go suck a lemon.

    • Jenn says:

      Yep! Not quite as impressive, but I’ve been using the same All-Clad set I was gifted 15 years ago. I’ve considered buying other cookware over the years, but it would be pointless…! Cast iron is similar in that there’s nothing to fall apart or have break down, and a little TLC means it works better than the day you bought it. So it’s priceless, really.

    • sassafras says:

      I have my grandmother’s cast iron pan that she got as a wedding present in the early 1930’s. So again, high quality cookware = good conservative investment. Yet the GOP want to be outraged over a Black woman making it. Okayyyyy….

  33. Bohemian Angel says:

    I have lots of pieces of Le Creuset, from pots to pitchers from casserole dishes to salt and pepper shakers, really love the brand.
    But maybe I ought to get rid of them as I am a black woman! 🙄 My god people are something else!
    The woman can spend her own money on whatever she wants!!!

    • abritdebbie says:

      @Bohemian Angel I love Le Creuset as well. Any one who enjoys cooking should invest in lovely cookware, it brings joy to my heart. The way I figure, the amount of money I save cooking from scratch rather than a takeaway means my cookware is an investment. Last time we went to the in-laws and I was expected to cook I packed two of my Le Creuset and a decent cooks knife and a sharpener. The mother in law has cupboards full of cheap cookware that keep loosing their non stick. She has spent more money on cheap pots and pans than I have on four decent pans.

  34. KBeth says:

    How dare she buy nice things with her own money, shameful.

  35. MädchenL says:

    I am an avid cook, and though I am more of a Staub fan, I have several Le Creuset pieces – and €500 is really not very much when it comes to cookware.

    American conservatives are crazy hypocrites.

  36. HeyJude says:

    Good luck to E. Dehillerin, revealing someone prominent’s specific purchase info just made sure no person with a high profile will shop there again because they’re wildly indiscreet.

    • Deering24 says:

      For any legal eagles in da house—aren’t there laws preventing this kind of thing? And if there are, are there none in France?

  37. Gracie says:

    I’m certainly not wealthy and own some Le Creuset pieces that cost about the same because my partner loves to cook and over the years, I have collected a few items as we can. If you’re a serious cook, tools matter and you get your money’s worth as they can last many years. We just had a family that spent tens of thousands in single shopping trips, but Harris isn’t allowed to treat herself in Paris? Psh.

  38. PixiePaperdoll says:

    I have a big cast iron pan and a little cast iron pan. They both came from the hardware store. #FancyAF

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Purchases at hardware stores are often overlooked. They have great things at better prices. #NotFancyAF. More like #MostlySimpleAFwithsomeexpensivethings.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I love my Lodge cast iron pans. They really hold up, and are very affordable.

  39. Selena says:

    I’m kinda poor and i don’t think that’s a lot to spend on cookware for someone who enjoys cooking. Even I managed to save up $1800 for the cello I wanted because that’s my passion.

    • Deering24 says:

      I was happy to forgo some things to buy a high-end Parker Continental fountain pen. Worth every penny…

  40. Selena says:

    I’m kinda poor and i don’t think that’s a lot to spend on cookware for someone who enjoys cooking. Even I managed to save up $1800 for the cello I wanted because that’s my passion.

  41. Jenn says:

    Uh, hm. I just spent around the same at Williams Sonoma. Not a flex — just had extra to use to surprise my loved ones this holiday. If I could do the same exact thing in Paris (and have it shipped home! Sweet!!!), I probably would.

  42. Bonnie Anne says:

    JFC. She’ll likely qualify for a VAT refund. I think she practiced restraint by only spending what she did in E. Dehillerin. I stalk imperfect / seconds of Le Creuset at stores like TJMaxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods. I’ve wanted a dutch oven forever, and Costco finally had the big ol’ honking Costco-exclusive Le Creuset one for $200.00. I jumped on that thing like a duck on a june-bug… mainly because every time Costco gets them, they sell out and I’m the slowpoke who missed the opportunity a couple of times. I’m pretty sure the lid alone doubles as a weapon — it’s that heavy. It’s bigger than what I was looking for, and I use it every week. Still love it. Pain in the butt to store in my small kitchen, though. It will be here long after I’m gone.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      LOL. You’re right about the lid. I make a dumpling soup that will poof other lids off kilter, the Le Creuset lid is a force of its own. Like others have posted, the dutch ovens are so versatile. Baking, braising, sauteing, soups, stews..they seem to cook very evenly. I’ve used my 5.5 qt one to bake bread in too and caramelizing onions on stove top/in oven..results of in oven caramelizing, imo, are better but takes longer. Store mine on top of the refrigerator. It’s an arm toning exercise. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

      Agree. $500 is a great restraint. The people complaining are the the same ones who would have paid at least five figures to listen to the orange one talk at a dinner and would have gone through a drive thru on the way home because the meal was skimped on.

  43. Super Fan says:

    As one does.

  44. PoppedBubble says:

    I hope it sells out.

  45. Grumpy says:

    They are upset because she spent her own money instead of grifting off the taxpayers.

    Side eyeing the store for publicizing her purchase. Just tasteless.

  46. JRenee says:

    The store publicized this information?
    Well if this wasn’t so pathetic I’d say the same, good for her.

  47. teehee says:

    I’m always putoff by this whole “I’m suffering and broke, therefore YOU have to be broke and miserable too!!” attitude.

    Like, what’s this gonna fix? As IF that’s gonna solve any problems or make anything better?
    Lets imagine we all conformed to this notion and didn’t do any holiday or tourism shopping.
    Lets pretend Elon and Jeff didnt spend one more dollar for the rest of this year.

    Then what? We all gonna be rich all of a sudden now?

    Those people will STILL whine and moan and point fingers and will still be broke.
    Hmm. Maybe that’s neither the problem nor the solution?

    Edit: I thought these people believe in trickle down economics? That wealth and riches just magically osmotes downward from the top spenders?

  48. NCWoman says:

    The big picture here is that this is part of a coordinated campaign to brand her as unlikeable, out of touch, and ineffective at her job. They did it very effectively with Hillary Clinton. The question is: Will the general public allow them to do it to Vice President Harris too? It’s telling that all of her great work over there was largely ignored by the media, while this cookware “controversy” gets multiple headlines.

  49. Case says:

    LOL, I thought it was going to be way more than 500 euros. That’s not a lot of money for a few pieces of cookware that are special and will last her a lifetime. I make way less money than the Vice President of the United States and if I were really into cooking (I’m not), I think I would similarly invest in solid pieces like that.

  50. Celina says:

    A bit over $500 on cookware at a high-end store? She got out cheap! The criticism seems to be coming from people who don’t cook their own food or have much experience in this area at all.