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Mel is moving to an apartment this week and she needs some new stuff for her kitchen. Anyone who loves preparing food will have certain preferences when it comes to their cookware. Luckily, there are plenty of places in the Charlotte area to find the right tools.

For professional grade culinary gear, Carolina Cooks (1451 Bryant St., Charlotte 28208) is a great store. They primarily cater to the restaurant trade but are open to the public. Even some general merchandise stores can fit the bill. One of my old college roommates who works as a chef in Atlanta swears by a set of knives that he found on sale at Target. You never know!

If your pots, pans, and paring knife have seen better days, or have simply gone missing, here are the best stores where you can replenish your kitchen supplies:

Bed Bath & Beyond

Carolina Cooks

Crate and Barrel

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Kitchen Collection

Le Creuset 

Sur La Table

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Williams Sonoma

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