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17 Kitchen Items Every Couple Should Put on Their Wedding Registry

Wondering what to put on your wedding registry? Your list isn't complete without these extremely useful kitchen items.

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Aah, wedding planning! It’s so fun and so stressful, all at once. Well, you can check registry research off your to-do list, because these must-have items are the only things you really need on your wedding wish list…the rest is just icing on the proverbial cake.

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kitchen items for wedding registry Tilt Head Stand Mixersvia

Stand Mixer

A stand mixer (like the beloved KitchenAid Artisan Series), is a classic registry item, and for good reason. It simplifies the art of making dough by doing all the work for you.

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Bakeware Set

Whether you’ve never owned bakeware before or are looking to upgrade great-grandma’s hand-me-downs, this Taste of Home set has everything you need for sweet and savory bakes. Try these relaxing baking recipes to unwind after wedding planning.

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kitchen items for wedding registry Wusthof Classic Chefs Knifevia

A Good Set of Knives

A good quality knife—like the ones from Wusthof—will make you a better cook, so invest in some that will last you a very long time. Instead of purchasing a knife block set, just select the knives you’ll actually use.

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kitchen items for wedding registry The Pioneer Woman Fiona Floral Stack Press Glass Bowl Food Chopper 3 Cupvia

Food Chopper

If you want your kitchen appliances to be pretty and practical, look no further than The Pioneer Woman’s line at Walmart. We love this mini-yet-mighty food chopper that’s perfect for prepping salsas, sauces, salads and more.

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kitchen items for wedding registry Fiesta 5 Piece Place Settingvia

Matching Dinnerware

It’s time to get rid of the mismatched plates and plastic bowls you’ve had since college and get grown-up dinnerware. It will make you feel like an adult.

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kitchen items for wedding registry Chateau Acacia Wood Pizza Paddlevia

Pizza Paddle

Newlywed pizza night? Coming right up! Master your favorite pies with the help of this sturdy pizza paddle. It’s perfect for easy, elegant serving. We recommend registering for this editor-approved pizza cutter, too.

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kitchen items for wedding registry Crock Pot 6 Quart Programmable Stainlessvia

Slow Cooker

A slow cooker is essential with today’s hectic lifestyle. Dinner will be ready when you get home from work so you can spend more time catching up with your brand-new spouse. (These slow-cooker recipes actually sync with your schedule!)

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kitchen items for wedding registry Stainless Steel Pots And Pansvia

Quality Pots and Pans

Stainless, copper, ceramic…whatever you prefer, get good cookware (like this stainless steel variety) that will last you a long time. As with your knife purchase, don’t feel obligated to buy a set—pick out the pieces you’ll use the most.

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kitchen items for wedding registry Lodge Skillet Pre Seasoned Ready Stovevia

Cast-Iron Skillet

If you don’t have one already, register for a cast-iron pan. It will last a lifetime if you take care of it, and you can make practically anything in it. Give your new tool a test run with our best cast-iron skillet recipes.

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kitchen items for wedding registry John Boos Cutting Blockvia

Wooden Cutting Board

Treating a cutting board the right way will help it last for ages. Your knives will last longer, too, because they don’t dull as easily on wood. We love this oversized John Books block.

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kitchen items for wedding registry Newlywed Table Cookbook Start Togethervia

A Good Cookbook

From hosting dinner parties to cozying up for a meal at home, couples who cook together will need a little inspiration. That’s where The Newlywed Table comes in. This beautiful book is packed with recipes for every occasion.

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kitchen items for wedding registry All Clad Stainless Steel Roasting Pans With Rackvia

Roasting Pan

Cooking your first holiday turkey as a married couple doesn’t have to be daunting—especially when armed with the right tools, like this All-Clad roasting pan. It’s made of durable stainless steel that will last through every holiday season.

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kitchen items for wedding registry The Pioneer Woman Gorgeous Garden Bowls Set Of 4via

Statement Bowls

We love bowls for scooping ice cream, eating cereal, serving snacks—you name it! And this floral set from The Pioneer Woman is too pretty to pass up! Plus, it’s dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

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kitchen items for wedding registry Pro 1774769 Coffee Maker 14c Glassvia

Coffee Maker

For the couple who’s looking to ditch their morning cafe run, gift a classic coffee maker they can use at home. This programmable model makes up to 14 cups and is easy to prep in advance.

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kitchen items for wedding registry Emile Henry 9x13 Rectangular Baker Provia

Pretty Casserole Dish

Dinner parties will feel more elegant with a beautiful casserole dish on the table. Whether deep navy or sparkling white, your dish of choice will add a pop of color to the room.

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Meat Thermometer

Ensure your roast chicken or pork tenderloin are cooked just right by using a lightning-fast meat thermometer to tell you when your dish is ready.

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kitchen items for wedding registry Glass Food Storage Containersvia

Trusty Food Storage

With all the homemade dinners you’ll make for yourself and your spouse, you’ll definitely need a place to store all the leftovers. Go with glass Pyrex containers so you can heat it up in the microwave.

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Emily Racette Parulski
Emily Racette Parulski is a Senior Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in email newsletters. When she’s not writing about food, she’s baking something sweet to feed her chocolate obsession.
Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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