(Closed) Registry Question – Cookware

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Cem0930:  I would think you would only use the larger stockpot if you’re cooking for a lot of people. Fiance and I have a large stock pot thats so big its annoying, because when we make pasta we only fill it up a little bit so its just larger than it needs to be. I suspect you would only use the larger one if you were cooking for a large group of people. This is coming from someone who loves pasta, hates to cook, and often cooks for one or two people.

ETA: I would also probably leave things registered separately just because it is more likely to be purchased. If there are a few things missing after the wedding you can use your cash gifts to fill in the holes.

Post # 4
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012


  I think it depends on the logistics of your wedding. How many people are you inviting? How many higher priced items are left on your registry? I think it’s always a good idea to include a bunch of items. If you’re having a bigger wedding, I would certainly go ahead and put it on…you never know!

  If you’re worried about the cost, is there a smaller set you could register for, and then register for pieces you’re missing? That’s what I would look into. We ended up getting ours for Christmas, which worked out really well.

  I also completely understand about the registry stalking…I am very guilty of that, too! We have our first showers in three weeks, and things have begun to disappear off the registries…woohoo! It’s fun to think about using those things in your home with your future husband :-).

Post # 5
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I would register for both the set and the individual pieces. You can always exchange things around if you get both. As for the stockpot, if you aren’t making soup a lot, you don’t need the extra size. I’d personally nto disregard the omlette pans because the simple fact is no matter how expensive your nonstick stuff is, the coating only lasts 2-5 years before it becomes unsafe to cook with. Alton Brown–master of what you need in your kitchen–recommends not investing in nonstick because the extra expense to make a long-lasting pan is lost on the fact that the coating is unsafe after a few years, so just buy the TFal at Target and replace it every 2 or 3 years if you insist on having nonstick. Or, go the longterm nonstick way and season a cast iron pan. So, my point is that in 3 or 4 years, you might be using those stainless steel omlette pans.

Post # 7
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would stick with doing it individually – then you can choose the pieces you’re interested in and you’re more likely to get them 🙂

Post # 8
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would register for the individual pans.  You might get enough pans to enchange it for the entire set.  If you get all the individual pans you can still exchange it for the set and also get something else.  As for the big pot, I say get it.  I have one and I use it for soups and boiling big things like lasagna noodles and corn.

Post # 9
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would register for both.  I have both the full set and individual pieces of the oxo pop top storage on my registry, so people have price choices.  And as a PP said, you can always return extras, and use the credit towards something else.

Post # 10
3261 posts
Sugar bee

I registered for individual pieces of Calphalon (contemporary) cookware. The pots/pans that came in the set were too small! I just registered for the sizes I’ll be using and then a couple of stainless steel ones as well. Also, I think its easier for people when buying off the registery…although Calphalon offers a $50 gift card after $300 is spent.

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