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10 Kitchen Items Every Couple Should Put on Their Wedding Registry

Your wedding registry isn't complete without these extremely useful kitchen items.

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Couple looking at paperDean Drobot/Shutterstock

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 10 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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Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixervia

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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Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Chef's KnifeWüsthof via

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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Fiesta 5-Piece Place SettingHomer Laughlin via

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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Crock-Pot 6-QuartCrock-Pot via

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.

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Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel Cookware SetCalphalon via

Good Quality Pots and Pans

Stainless, copper, ceramic…whatever you prefer, get a good set (like this one) 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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Cast-Iron SkilletLodge via

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.

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Wooden Cutting BoardJohn Boos via

Wooden Cutting Board

Treating a cutting board the right way will make it last for ages. Your knives will last longer, too, because they don’t dull as easily on wood.

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Pretty BakewareEmile Henry via

Pretty Bakeware

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

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Meat Thermometer

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

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Pyrex Easy Grab Glass BakewarePyrex via

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 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.

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