Find $2,168 in Your Kitchen
Consider it the Food Network effect: As cooking shows whip couch potatoes into gourmands, the gadgets in your cabinets have gotten more valuable than ever.
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Cast Iron Skillets
This is one kitchen item that's more valuable the longer it's been used, as long as it's rust-free. Check the bottom of the skillet before selling—if it is marked "Griswold," it could be worth several times what you originally paid for it, Baker says. "Griswold has a huge following," he explains. "There are conventions just for the brand."