Post # 1
So my fiance and I don’t have ANY cookware… at least nothing nice. We’re going to register for a 12-piece set that we really love, it is about 450 and is basically the most expensive item on our registry.
To be safe should we register for either a smaller set or a number of individual items?
That way if we don’t get the large set we’ll still be able to cook without spending extra money cookware/
Post # 3
If I were you unless a close family member has specifically said they would buy it for you I would break up the set and register for the pieces seperately.
Post # 4
We did both. The set then each piece of the set. That way no one feels obligated to spend the whole amount but if a few people want to get the whole thing, which ends up being a LOT cheaper than buying all the pieces seperate, they can.
Post # 5
I would register for better quality items individually. A 450 set of everything is likely to be poor quality and not last a long time. A good pot can last a lifetime, which is what you want.
I would start with one of each below to start a kitchen and you can do a lot!
large anodized non-stick pan.
A large pot with lid
A small pot with lid
A baking sheet (with edges called a jelly roll pan)
A large rectangle glass baking dish
You DO NOT everything to be non-stick of teflon. 1) they will not last long 2) teflon wears over time and releases carcinogens and needs to be replaced the second is scratches
Post # 6
@lefeymw: I disagree that a large set is not good quality. We registered for a 12 piece Calphalon set from BBB for about $450. And, Calphalon is one of THE BEST. No question. I mean honestly… who is going to buy a pan by itself for a wedding gift? Kind of boring.
@breacheese: I say register for the big set if that’s what you want. You are going to get a TON of giftcards to your registry store. So, if nobody buys you the cookware, you can go back and get it yourself after the wedding.
Post # 7
Yeah, thats definitely not true. We also have a Calphalon set that is an amazing quality and was very expensive (we bought this on our own). We haven’t registered yet, but I say go ahead and register for the set that you want. =]
Post # 8
we registered for everything separately (pots and pans and knives). for the pots and pans, we got a few of them (i think people prefered to buy us bowls or sets of things rather than 1 pot, even though we really wanted the pot!) and we got none of the knives (i had several people tell me it was bad luck to buy someone knives…i dont even want to know why…) so we ended up buying the knife block as a set after the fact and completing the pots/pans separately.
Post # 9
@amw511s: You are right, I read the price wrong. I read 150 not 450. For 450 you can get a good set.