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Show us your best thrift-store cooking gear

For many a year I was quite proud that other than appliances I owned no kitchen tools, pots, pans or gear of any kind that I paid more than $10 for.  

There was just one problem.A lot of that stuff was junk. 

I've since learned that decent equipment, knives especially, make a big difference and sometimes you just have to shell out. But not always. 

As my "Food for Thought" pard, Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson brags in this thrilling episode.  Hear all about it by clicking "listen" up above. 

And now – game show host voice – Let's  just take a look at her fabulous thrift store buys!

What's your best thrift store kitchen acquisition?  Post a picture in the comments section below, just click the "+ image" button.

"Thrift comes too late when you find it at the bottom of your purse."

 –  Seneca

Food for Thought” is a weekly KPLU feature covering the world of food as well as the thinking that goes into it. The feature is published here and airs on KPLU 88.5 every Wednesday during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. 

Dick Stein joined KNKX in January 1992. He retired in 2020 after three decades on air. During his storied radio career, he hosted the morning jazz show, co-hosted and produced "Food for Thought" with Nancy Leson and wrote and directed the Jimmy Jazzoid live radio musical comedies and 100 episodes of Jazz Kitchen.