Game-Changing Kitchen Gadgets Every Couple Should Add to Their Wedding Registry
Experienced cooks and novices alike will benefit from these must-haves.
One of the best parts about settling back into your routine after all the celebrations—the ceremony, the reception, and the honeymoon—are over is being able to utilize all of those kitchen gadgets you registered for and received at the bridal shower. Even if you're a novice in the kitchen, it's easy to have fun cooking when you have the right tools. That's why it's so important to think about the products that'll make your life easier after you say "I do" when you first start building your wedding registry. After all, this is the perfect time to up your kitchen game and request the tools and appliances you and your significant other have had your eyes on for years.
Always wanted to make your homemade pasta but didn't know where to start? Have you heard friends rave about pressure cooking but you haven't tried it out yet? Or maybe you're into the idea of a sous vide but the whole process seems intimidating? We get it—there are a lot of kitchen gadgets on the market and trying something new can seem overwhelming. That's why we've chosen some of our favorites that will be total game-changers for you and your soon-to-be spouse. Whether you're hosting the first BBQ of the summer, hoping to make perfect ravioli from-scratch for your next dinner party, or just making Tuesday night dinner at home, these kitchen gadgets are sure to help you enhance your skills.
Check these products out, add your favorites to your registry, and get ready to impress everyone with your newfound kitchen skills (they don't need to know you had a little help).
Stand Mixer Attachment Pack
Here's another reason why a KitchenAid stand mixer is a registry classic: There are an endless number of attachments that you can get for them, too. That means this countertop appliance can do almost anything you want in the kitchen. These specific attachments are for shredding and grinding—if you've ever wanted to make your own sausage, this is for you!
KichenAid Mixer Attachment Pack, $74.99, amazon.com.
We've tried out a few different sous vides, and this one is our favorite. It's easy to use, compact, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatible (so you can control it from afar).
ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide, $199, amazon.com.
If you and your significant other are pizza fanatics, you're going to love this crispy crust pizza maker. With settings for thick to thin crusts, this replicates your favorite brick oven pizza without leaving the house!
Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker, $149.95, williams-sonoma.com.
Ever want to make a full pancake breakfast without having to use three or more pans? This griddle will make you feel like you're at your favorite diner and is perfect for everything from eggs to hamburgers.
BroilKing Professional Griddle, $110, surlatable.com.
Take the guesswork out of pasta night—this super-easy to use pasta maker comes with eight attachable discs so that you can make a huge range of different shapes and sizes. Plus, it does all the kneading and heavy lifting for you so all you have to worry about what wine you'll pair with your freshly-made dish.
Phillips Smart Pasta Maker, $364.95, williams-sonoma.com.
A food processor is endlessly helpful for kitchen prep, and most couples don't need anything too large (you'd be surprised how much you can fit into a nine-cup food processor). For everything from chopping to shredding, this will reduce the time you're cutting and chopping tenfold.
Cuisinart 9-Cup Food Processor, $149, crateandbarrel.com.
Ever wish there was an easy way to know exactly how hot a grill or pan was before plopping that expensive steak or fragile fish filet onto it? This infrared thermometer does just that, without having to physically touch any surfaces or food.
Williams-Sonoma Infrared Thermometer, $79.95, williams-sonoma.com.
Everyone raves about the Instant Pot for a reason—it's amazing. Make yogurt, slow cook, pressure cook, brown—you name it.
Instant Pot "Duo60" 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker, $79.95, crateandbarrel.com.
We're guessing your parents had some version of this growing up, and we're also guessing you've probably forgotten about this simple gadget until now. It may seem unnecessary, but you'll thank us when you aren't eating watery lettuce anymore.
OXO Large Salad Spinner, $29.99, crateandbarrel.com.
This style of cheese grater is a classic, but may be another kitchen accessory you overlooked when you first put together your registry. Grating cheese can be deceptively annoying, so make it less so with this helpful tool.
Chef'n Rotary Cheese Grater, $19.95, williams-sonoma.com.
If you're only prepping a small amount of vegetables or nuts and don't need to break out the food processor, this handy little chopper does the trick.
OXO Vegetable Chopper, $19.95, williams-sonoma.com.
How many times have you bought a pack of herbs for a recipe, used the required amount, and ended up having to eventually throw the rest away because it ends up going bad before you can use it? Register for this handy herb storage keeper and you won't have to worry about wasted herbs (and wasted money) anymore.
Cuisipro Herb Keeper, $26.12, amazon.com.
Silicone Oven Mitt
If you've ever burned yourself getting something off the stove or out of the oven you know how important a really good oven mitt is. This one is not only beautifully and cleverly designed, but it also offers heat protection up to six-hundred and fifty degrees.
Five Two Silicone Oven Mitt Set, $40, food52.com.
Magnetic Can Opener
In our estimation, many can openers are either cumbersome or end up rusting and needing to be replaced pretty quickly. This one is super easy to use and lifts the top off with a magnet so you don't have to nearly (or actually) cut yourself trying to open any cans.
Chef'n "FreshForce" Magnetic Can Opener, $26, food52.com.
Now you can have fresh orange juice every morning without much more than the press of a button. Plus, this juicer is retro-cute and just asking to be kept on display.
Smeg Citrus Juicer, $169.95, williams-sonoma.com.