So that's her secret.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
February 24, 2019
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It's safe to say that Ina Garten spends a lot of time in the kitchen. 

And while she may go by the nickname "Barefoot Contessa," it turns out she's got a secret hiding under her trotters: GelPro kitchen floor mats.  

“We use GelPro mats. I couldn’t live without them. I have them in every kitchen," Garten told The Kitchn. "Because we are literally on our feet for four to six hours a day, they really are incredibly useful. It’s a really important pro tip!” 

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The cushioned mats are available in a variety of colors and sizes on Amazon Prime from around $39.95. In addition to a stain-resistant surface, they also feature beveled edges so they don't curl up and create a tripping-hazard.

Beyond alleviating cooking-induced aches, rumor has it these magical carpets may give you the magic touch to pull off Garten's Chocolate Pecan Meringue Torte, too.

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