Laura in the Kitchen (Laura Vitale) – Bio and Equipment

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Biography

Laura Vitale (born as Laura Pietrangeli) is an Italian / American YouTuber and television host. She was born on November 7, 1986 in Naples, Italy. She currently lives in New Jersey, USA.

Her family moved to New Jersey, United States when she was 12, where they opened family restaurant. Though not having formal education related to food and cooking, years of working in her father restaurant made her self-thought professional.

On October 23, 2009 she married for Joe Vitale after dating for 3 years. Joe was working just across her father restaurant and they knew each other for years. They have one kid, daughter Mia, born in 2017.

In 2010 she decided to start a YouTube channel where she cooks Italian food. Her husband took the technical aspects of recording, editing and uploading video clips to YouTube. They began filming videos with $50 worth camera.

Channel soon become more popular then they thought it will be. Eventually due the popularity Entertainment Weekly featured them, after Food Network offered them show on TV, so the Simply Laura show was born.

After that, her personal YouTube channel grow up exponentially with numbers…. Her husband quit his day job in order to help her with her channel and video production.

Currently her YouTube channel counts almost 3.500.000 subscribers.

She is 5 ft 5 in (162,56 cm) tall. Her weight is unknown.

Kitchen Equipment

Her first videos were quite basic with gear, but eventually everything got more complicated. Her husband went so far that he built complete kitchen studio in the basement of her house.

Knives

She has plenty of knives on her disposal. Some are really cheap, while some are more expensive knives. Laura uses Oxo Good Grips 8-inch bread knife, Global G-16 10-inch chef knife, and Wusthof Classic 5-piece studio knife set.

Pots and Pans

Here is the list of pots and pans she uses: Garcima 22-inch paella pan, G & S Metal Products Company HG86, Le Creuset Stoneware 9-Inch oval baking dish, Lodge 6 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, All-Clad 3013 hard anodized aluminum 20-Inch grill pan, Lodge 10-Inch Cast Iron Chef Skillet, G & S Metal Products Company OvenStuff Cake Pan 9-Inch, Circulon Nonstick Bakeware set, Simply Calphalon Nonstick 10 Piece Cookware Set (SA10H), Lodge Cast Iron 12-Inch Skillet and Cuisinart 66-10 Chef’s Classic cookware set.

Molds

She has many molds on her disposal. Some of those are these: Honey-Can-Do 2594 Large Panettone Paper Mold, Baker’s Secret Basic mold, Baker’s Secret 116424001 24x muffin mold, Avanti Ever-Glide cupcake mold, BIA Cordon Bleu 90009S12 mold, Wilton Excelle Elite Springform baking mold and Kaiser Bakeware Noblesse 9-1/2-Inch with removable base.

Electric Appliances

We saw the following electrical appliances and utensils in her videos: Oster 1-1/2-Inch Waffle Maker, KitchenAid KP26M1XOB 6 Qt. Professional 600 mixer, Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor, Cuisinart ICE-30BC frozen yogurt and ice cream maker, Cuisinart CSB-76W hand blender and KitchenAid KSM150PSER tilt-head with stand mixer.

Technical Gear

Not much is known about technical equipment used in production of her videos.

Microphone and Camera

It is not known what microphone and camera does she use.

Computer

Her husband is the one who edits her videos before uploading. He does it on a Macbook Pro 15” notebook.

Net Worth

It is extremely hard to estimate how much money does Laura make, mainly because of large number of direct sponsorships she has. Additionally, she gets paid by Cooking TV channel for having TV show there.

Her YouTube channel don’t earn as much as one would expect. Social Blade estimates that she earns anywhere between $753 – $12K. We estimate that numbers are somewhere around $5k monthly just from YouTube without sponsorships.

Independent sites estimate that her net worth is around two million dollars.

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