In continuation of our Best of 2009 coverage, we asked you about your favorite kitchen store of the past 12 months. The vast majority of you — 58 percent — declared Cost Plus World Market tops, for its affordability during tough economic times.
Although we're also fans of the imported sundries sold at Cost Plus, we must respectfully beg to differ: for the second year in a row, we're naming Williams-Sonoma as 2009's best kitchen store. True, the California kitchenware company has partnered with us on some colossal giveaways this year. But more than that, it's been the source of many solid recipes, cocktail ideas, and, of course, covetable kitchen items. Tell us what you love about Williams-Sonoma, or your favorite kitchen store!