- 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.
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.