Thrift stores are known for being great spots to find clothing deals, but shoppers can find more than just fashion. One Redditor scored a highly valued cookware set for just $55.
“It’s heavy duty enameled cast iron made in France and it has a fantastic lifetime warranty. I also found a skillet,” the Redditor wrote.
Just one five-quart Le Creuset pot retails for more than $400, and the comments mentioned that this set retails for more than $1,200. The best part? This Redditor isn’t the only one to find this type of deal.
Another Redditor found a Le Creuset cast-iron Dutch oven for just $10. Others have found a variety of kitchen items for much less than they’d sell for in the store, including a $500 KitchenAid mixer for just $10 and a pair of All-Clad D5 pans for just $11 instead of the usual $250 each.
Shopping for your kitchen supplies second hand is the perfect way to find high-quality, long-lasting kitchen items without breaking the bank, especially for college students or young adults.
Plus, shopping second hand is a great way to help out the planet. Many pots and pans have a chemical nonstick coating and are made from a variety of metals, making the recycling process complicated. Kitchenware should be taken to a recycling center when it’s no longer usable.
Plus, high-quality kitchen items can last for a shockingly long time, even if purchased second hand. One Redditor referred to the pots as “heirloom cookware” and advised that they could be passed down through generations.
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