(Closed) Product Reviews for registries, post yours! Good or bad, the hive wants to know!

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I love my Henkels!  But we did ask for and receive a Chef Choice electric knife sharpener, which is the best way to get back that sharp edge.  Other than that I use my sharpening steel just before using the knives.  This doesn’t “sharpen” the blade, but it helps realign the edge in between sharpening.

One thing we received that I never in a million years have put on our registry: An electric wine opener.  Hello!  Who needs an electric wine opener?  Well apparently I do as I am now in love with the thing 🙂  Who knew?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I LOVE my Keurig! 

Calphalon Pots and Pans – love these – they are non stick and fantastic, and can go from stove to oven (though Im not sure what Id make that requires that lol)

Calphalon knives – so far so good, but we;ve only been using them for a few weeks

Chargers – so unnecessary, but I’ve used them several times for entertaining and people always comment on how nice they look!

DeLonghi Espresso Machine – LOVE LOVE LOVE!  This thing is incredible, I have the one that brews 2 cups at once if you want it to (I mean, they all do, but this has a special holster for enough grounds to make 2)

KitchenAid Stand Mixer – Ummm.  I mean its good, but I dont bake so I rarely use it.  I love the meat grinder and pasta attachments.

 

Post # 5
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We got a dutch oven & we love it. Surprisingly, we use it more often than we thought. So it got me thinking about all other le creuset products. See Peggy’s post about her love for le creuset and other household items.

Post # 6
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409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

i registered for the le creuset dutch oven and i hope hope hope i get it!

Post # 8
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1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I don’t get the Keurig thing either. And I drink a HUGE cup of coffee in the morning, I’d have to make 2-3 packet-thingy’s to fill the soup cup with a handle I call a morning cup of coffee. LOL Plus, just my luck as soon as I buy the thing it’d go out of business or it would be updated “new & improved” and I’d be stuck with a machine that I can’t buy refills for. 🙂

We haven’t made our whole registry yet, but I will say that I’m not registering for cookware. I know nothing about cooking so, of course, I asked my mother. She mentioned a company called “Revere Ware” but I don’t think it exists anymore, but after looking through Consumer Reports and other sites, found out that one of the best quality sets out there is from Costco. Whether you buy the non-stick or not. I think my Mom ran out & bought a set with a copper bottom.

I also can’t wait to get the K-45 KitchenAid mixer. I bake a lot and I can’t wait to have it. My mother uses it ALL the time and she’s had the same one for about 30 years. My aunt swears there’s no way she’d get through the holidays without it.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

This is a bit off-topic (sorry cinema!  I think this is a great thread!) but I would be careful about using an electric knife sharpener on your nice expensive knives and use the sharpening steel that comes with it instead.  The reps for Henckel or Wusthoff will tell you to use the steel before you use your knives each time, but lets face it, none of us are going to remember to do that!  Nice knives have a grain that if you rake it through an electric sharpener, the grain doesn’t lie flat and then your knives won’t last as long. The sharpening steel really isn’t for “sharpening” your knife as much as it is for realigning those little bits of metal. 

You should take your knives to a place that professionally “sharpens” knives maybe once a year, since they have equipment that will sharpen your knives without damaging them. 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I do have to say I CAN’T wait to have the KitchenAid mixer.  I know I would use it all the time, and I am so jealous of my mom’s 30 year old one!  Haha…. I actually asked for it for Christmas last year!  Didn’t get it though, mom said it was more of a wedding gift 😉

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@ otb me too! But my mom kept telling me to stop asking & said “when you get married you’ll get one”. LOL

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