Last week, Ina Garten d a photo on Instagram of a stove she recently installed in her new Manhattan apartment:
"First day cooking on my new @lacanche_us range - so much fun!! #NYC#newapartment," the host of The Barefoot Contessa captioned the post. Money reports that Garten worked with Lacanche, a storied family-run French business, to commission the range. Elisa Waysenson, the vice president of Lacanche’s East Coast operations, told Money that the company only produces 50 stoves per month for its American customers.
Waysenson said that Garten customized their "Sully" model, which retails for $13,850, by adding two $825 burners. The stove is an upgrade from the single-oven unit that previously existed in the two-bedroom apartment at 563 Park Avenue, which Garten and her husband, Jeffrey, purchased from former Travel + Leisure editor-in-chief Nancy Novogrod and her husband John, an attorney, for $4.65 million in 2016.
For comparison's sake, Garten has a Viking range in the kitchen in a barn on her East Hampton property where she films her television show.
Before the Gartens picked up their latest pied-à-terre, they owned a one-bedroom pad a few blocks north at 71 East 77th Street. Here a look at the kitchen there:
Judging from what we know, it looks like the Barefoot Contessa's new stove might be her best one yet — and one of the best cooking tools in the world.