(Closed) are these two registry items too similar?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well, if you get all 4 then you will have a LOT of things to mix with. I think it depends on what you cook/bake and how often. I think if you have a stand mixer the kitchen aid hand mixer is a total waste. The stand mixer, even for small amounts is faster and better. The cuisinart hand mixer has a blade I know my dad uses all the time making sauces and salsa and thinks like that, but I can’t say that it would be that much different than having a regular food processor with a blade on it. No harm in having them all on there though, if people get you all of them, you can return some of them, but then they have more options to give. If it were me, I would leave the Kitchenaid stand mixer and the cuisinart hand mixer and get rid of the other two, but that is just me. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No, if you want it, put it on there! I had to make myself stop worrying about things like that. It’s not like you are forcing anyone to get you anything..the more things on there, the more they have to choose from. 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Personally I think all 4 of those are pretty different with different uses. I do use my stand mixer for most things, but I still use my hand mixer occasionally. Especially for things like blending a frosting that is setting quickly over ice. The food processor is for chopping things so that is different. It will be handy for things like salsa, pesto, hummus, etc. And I also think the immersion blender is different. I like to use that one for things like blended soups where I still want some chunks, or if I’m making a single serving of a smoothie or a milkshake I don’t have to pull out a full sized blender.

It comes down to do you want it? Will you use it? Do you have space for it if you got it? I love all my tools, and I use them all frequently. 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i have all of those items and more.  i love them all.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

In the future you will need a food processor, a blender, and a mixer for different things.  We didn’t register for a food processor because we though we would never use it.  Well, know I want one all the time.  So keep them on there it will come in handy!

Post # 9
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Honey bee

I have all except the food processor and use them for different things. I use thehand blender with a cup attachment for my (small) food processor. 

Post # 10
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699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Nope, all different.

I have all but the immersion blender, which I’ll probably get for Christmas from my parents.

The only one that I don’t use is the hand mixer, since I got the Kitchenaid, but my neighbours have borrowed it, if that counts?  Haha.  Part of it is because my hand mixer sucks.  It only has super fast, and super fast 1through 10!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Those two items are VERY different– and I wouldn’t worry so much about the registry– people will choose what they want, and you can always return items and exchange them for other things you want more.  For example– someone bought us all the matching towels from our registry; but we didn’t get anything else from the bathroom set.  So, I made a note of the gift for the thank-you card, then I returned the towels and bought a serving platter that I really wanted (which was 1 of 3 pieces of china we didn’t get, and I really wanted the whole set).  

Also, just remember that your guests will never know if you exchange things later– we also received several duplicates, because people read the registry, but didn’t purchase from it (don’t ask me why!) so I did the same, I sent them a thank-you card for the item they purchased, then returned them and bought something we really wanted/needed instead. 

ETA:

I think all 4 are good items for different tasks (and I own all 4 of them).  

I use the stand mixer when I’m baking bread or cookies because I want the power of the motor for the stiff dough

I use the hand mixer when I’m making whipped cream or a cake batter because it’s easier to wash and takes up less space in my already cluttered kitchen.

These 2 items could be interchangable, but I really do use them both often enough that I wouldn’t want just one.  

I use my food prcessor for large slicing project, like if I’m making indian curry and I need to slice 6 or 8 onions, or if I’m doing a find chop like nuts or making pesto.  I also use it for homemade mayo & aoli sauces as well.

I use the hand blender for soups, sauces or vegetable purees because I don’t have to tarnsfer the food to another dish, I can use the tool right in the pot then just detach the end and wash it– way easier and faster than moving it from the pot to the processor and back again.  

Again, I can do everything in the food processor, but lugging out a big machine and transfering food back and forth is a lot of work when I can do the same task in 1/4 of the time and a lot less mess. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I say leave it on there.  They’re all different.

 

I’ve never used an immersion blender thing before or a stand mixer (only because I have not been blessed with the presence of the stand mixer…that bad boy will sooooo get used if i get it *drools*).

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would just leave it all there. There’s a chance you may only one or two of those items, versus ALL of them. In any event, let’s say you do get it all but missed out on something else you LOVED but didn’t get. Then you can always return one of these things and do an exchange.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think they are different enough! They all have specific uses I have the kitchen aid stand mixer and a hand mixer but am DYING for a food processer and a immersion blender! Keep them!

Post # 15
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Honey bee

Let me just reinterate how much I LOVE my immersion blender. That thing is so awesome. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@SoupyCat:  What is an immersion blender used for?  I’ve never used one before, lol.

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