Creating the wedding registry of your dreams can be great fun or a daunting challenge, depending on the available time in your schedule and your personality. But if you divy it up into sections of your house and focus on each of those one at a time, you’ll have an easier time of it. Be sure, too, to choose items of varying prices—not everyone who’s coming to your wedding can afford a $300 price tag, or is close enough to you to warrant the expense. Consider also adding to your wedding registry lower-priced choices for coworkers, showers, distant relatives and younger gift-givers newer to the workforce. Here are five of the best kitchen appliances to add to your wedding registry—or to gift to yourself right now!
The Vitamix is no ordinary blender. I love the Ascent 2500 Ascent Series Smart Blender model for my and my wife’s morning smoothies. It helps us get in many of our daily nutrients and it’s so easy to use. Unlike other blenders I’ve tried, it whips any ingredient I put in it, from nuts to fruits to leafy greens, into creamy, drinkable goodness in 50 seconds. And it’s so easy to clean! However, it does way more than just blending smoothies. There’s a heated setting so you can make instant hot soup from fresh ingredients, and a cold setting to make frozen desserts. You can make nut butters, dressings and more. Every kitchen needs one of these. $599.95
The Instant Pot trend has taken over our country in all the best ways possible. Who doesn’t need an appliance that can be all these things in one? Pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute pan, food warmer and yogurt maker. I like the 6-quart size. It’s the most popular, gives you the capacity to cook for up to six people (hello, dinner parties post-pandemic!), and is beginner-friendly. $99.95
What spells love better than bringing your new spouse a frothy mug of coffee in bed or an iced latte on the patio? It’s easy to be your own barista with this hot and cold frother for coffee shop quality foam at home. Yes, you can now make cold foam at home! I’ve made frothy milk for my espresso drinks with the Instant Pod milk frother with cow’s milk, coconut milk and cashew milk, and have loved the results every time. $29
Love rosemary-infused olive oil? Truffle-infused butter? Move over, Ina Garten. We’ve got some infusing to do. This time-saving kitchen appliance allows you to get ultra fancy and creative in the kitchen without the master chef skills. With the LEVO II, you can easily infuse oils, butter, honey, milk or even beeswax with a variety of botanicals, as well as create salves, soaps, smoothie bowls and salad dressing. $249
The chances are high that you’re going to receive a set of knives for a wedding gift, even if you don’t register for them. Kitchen knives are essential to every kitchen. But those knives will dull over the years. So plan ahead and register for a knife sharpener to keep those blades ready to cut, chop and dice your way through any food item. The brilliant combination of tungsten steel, diamond sand wheel and aviation ceramic helps to sharpen most any knife and scissors. $18.99
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