The concept of up-market cookware reached new heights at the weekend, when a diamond-encrusted casserole pan went on show at Moscow’s Millionaire Fair.
The stainless steel pan, displayed in a glass case, was one of the most talked-about items on show at the exhibition, the city’s annual fair for the super-rich.
Made by German cookware manufacturer Fissler, the pan’s handle and lid are studded with almost 300 diamonds and decorated with 18-carat gold. With a hefty price tag of €150,000, the pan is the most expensive in the world and is said to be destined for inclusion in the Guinness Book of Records.
However, the pan’s owner will need to buy a more traditional utensil in which to rustle up the chicken Kiev. According to Fissler, it is designed only “for serving food beautifully”.
Other items intended to persuade visitors to part with their cash included skincare products in packaging swathed in Swarovski crystals, a glass piano and diamond-decorated hands-free phone sets, along with helicopters, yachts and sports cars.