(Closed) Must have registry items…or forgotten items

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Great questions!  I’m excited about a lot of items on my registry 🙂  I live a very eco-friendly lifestyle, so I created my wedding wish list on MyRegistry.com because that way I could add items from all of my favorite organic stores to my registry.  I’m probably most excited to get my Amber Recycled Glassware from Viva Terra and my organic bedding from Amenity Home.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Stuff that was really important to me:  fine china, good pots and pans, a couple of really nice knives, a bigger Le Cruset pan, a panini press, and nice table linens.  I by far the most excited about my pots and pans.

Stuff that I almost forgot:  utensils to use with my new pots and pans (going from cheap non-stick set to the All-Clad stainless steel, so I need new tools), fun glassware.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re not starting fresh, so most of what we registered for was “upgrades” or fun stuff. We registered for an ice cream maker attachment for our KitchenAid mixer but not an ice cream scooper. Oops.

Here’s what I can’t live without in my kitchen:

  • My KitchenAid stand mixer. I’ve had mine for about 8 years and I keep thinking I’ve nearly burnt out the motor but the sucker keeps going!
  • Our immersion stick blender. Amazing for so many things (soups, dips, chopping when I’m lazy, etc). I love ours.
  • A good frying pan. Nice and flat (our old one got warped!), makes perfect pancakes and eggs 🙂
  • Our cast iron skillet – This was one we registered for and got as an early wedding present. We LOVE it!!!! It takes cornbread to a whole new level!
  • If your Fiance (or you!) is into BBQing, we have a Weber Performer BBQ, it’s charcoal with a propane starter. Amazing. Also along that line, we got a smoker last year and it’s SO great! It takes time but it’s really fun!
  • Good knives. Nuff said.
  • A BIG flipper/spatula. Makes it so much easier when you’re making pancakes 😉
  • Cookie sheets cookie sheets cookie sheets. I go through them so fast!
  • Non-slip chopping boards. I hate it when I’m cutting stuff and my chopping board is moving all over the counter. It makes me nuts!
  • Mixing bowls. I love to bake, so I need tons, I just wish I had registered for some with the non-slip bottoms!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Food processor, good knives (BEST registry item for us), Coffee maker, good cookware including a WOK, clear glass mixing bowls of all sizes, collander. And several serving platters.

We also considered the indoor grill and panini press, but both seemed slightly extravagent since we have a great grill pan that we use all the time and don’t really make sandwiches too often. Plus they take up a lot of space.

Also, we don’t bake so we focused on getting really nice things to cook on the stovetop. We have people over all teh time, but would never bust out fine china so of course didn’t register for that.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I really want good knives, a good, BIG saute pan, lots of mixing bowls, cutting board (at least one non-wood for meat), grill pan, casual diningware, silverware, and plenty of storage containers.  Good sturdy spoons for mixing and serving are good too.  Also, a food processor will come in handy more than you would think.  This is non-kitchen, but a step ladder and a paper shreddy are pretty handy to have around.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Are you just starting out or do you already have the kitchen basics?  If you are just starting out (or need to replace that abysmal cookware you had in college) What I would consider the kitchen essentials would be the following.

Cookware – look for a nice heavy piece with a combination of stainless and aluminum.  Look at reviews, quality varies widely.  All-clad is top of the line.  Faberware is good serviceable long lasting cookware.  Tramontina makes a good mid-range cookline.  I reccomend strongly against non-stick.  It is delicate, and will wear out and the health affects are quesitonable. 

1 good quality stock pot 10-12 quarts, I like my Tramontina alot (came from walmart at a good price)  All-clad is supposed to be amazing, but is very pricey.

1 2 quart saucepan faberware is a serviceable brand (my mother is still using hers from when she got married, except for the one she gave me)

1 3 quart saucepan

2 skillets, 14″ and 12″ (a 10″ would be a nice third) cast iron from lodge is the best value.  It cooks beautifully and is only ~$20.  If you do any fancy cooking I would recommend 1 all-clad skillet (I really want one) as it will cook very evenly for crepes, potato pancakes etc, but it is not essential

For me, I want a wok, but it depends on what you cook

 

Cutlery – Forschner is supposed to be the value brand, also check out saber for good valeu.  For the best look at Japanese brands

1 chef knife

1 paring knife

1 serrated bread knife

1 large wood cutting board

 

Bakeware (pyrex is the best in my opinion)

9×12 or similar glass pan

9×9 glass pan

2 heavy guage half sheet pans (I have hear Lincoln wearever recommended

1-2 cooling racks (half sheet pan size)

 

mixing bowl set

measuring cup set (liquid and dry)

measuring spoons

1 wooden spoon

2 metal spatulas (with heat resistant handle)

1 ladle

1 metal spoon with long handle

1 metal slotted spoon with long handle

serving untensils (two sets)

whisk’

storage containers – I reccomend pyrex with plastic lids (or glass lids)

dish drainboard

 

everyday dishes

flatwares set

cups and glasses (although this is a good place for thrift stores)

 

Small appliances – You really don’t need these, but they can be nice, think about whether you have anyplace to store them before you get too many.

Toaster oven (skip the toaster)

hand mixer

stand mixer

immersion blender (for my money more versatile than a blender, unless you make mixed drinks)

coffee maker (if you drink coffee)

combined food processor and blender (if you are going to bother you need to get the most bang for your counter space)

George Foreman grill (these are nice)

Microwave (ok this one is near essential)

Coffee (spice) grinder – if you are going to grind both you need two separate ones.

 

If you are anti-appliance like me I would recommend a few hand appliances

mortar and pestle (nothing grinds a mess a pepper faster)

mezzaluna and curved cutting board (or bowl) to go with it

hand cranked mixer

potato ricer

garlic press 

 

I think that is everything in my kitchen that gets used regularly (plus a few things I don’t have and don’t want)

 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not sure if it was mentioned but the non-sticked silicon mats for cooking veggies and cookies are a must-have for us!

Also nice napkins, cocktail napkins, etc.

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