15 Kitchen Wedding Gifts That Couples Are Still Using
From Instant Pots to cast-iron skillets, these are the kitchen wedding gifts newlyweds truly need! Whether they're cooking date night meals or delicious dishes for friends and family, they'll use these presents for years to come.
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Whether couples are equipping their kitchen for the first time or upgrading a set of old pots and pans, a complete set of durable, well-constructed cookware is a welcome addition. This All-Clad stainless steel cookware set is not cheap, but the cookware heats up evenly, gives meat that coveted sear and literally lasts forever—just like their love. If you’re registering for your own wedding, here are the kitchen items to add from Amazon.
Every kitchen needs the proper bakeware. This 10-piece Taste of Home set includes two baking sheets, a cake pan, a muffin cup pan, two baking dishes, a loaf pan and a cooling rack. Plus, each piece features an embossed geometric design that strengthens the baking sheet while increasing the air-flow to food, creating evenly distributed heat for consistent baking every time.
A dependable toaster goes a long way. This two-slice Breville Die-Cast Smart Toaster is one of our Test Kitchen favorites. The progress bar shows how long you’ve got left on your toast, giving you time to make a quick cafe-style drink or wash up a few dishes. Breville’s toaster also includes a “Lift and Look” button so you can peek on the status of your toast without having to cancel the cycle. You can also get the same toaster in a four-slice model.
No kitchen would be complete without a cast-iron skillet. The Lodge cast-iron skillet is hailed as a kitchen essential by some of the country’s leading chefs. Maybe that’s why it has more than 100,000 positive reviews on Amazon! This high-quality skillet comes pre-seasoned and is available in a variety of sizes—ranging from 3.5 inches to 15 inches in diameter. With the proper care, the happy couple can cook memorable meals for decades.
For many couples, mixing bowls get a lot of use in the years after a wedding: making Sunday pancakes, tossing salads for parties and stashing leftovers. This Pyrex set of nested glass mixing bowls comes in a variety of sizes with matching, numbered lids. The four bowls are dishwasher-, refrigerator- and microwave-safe; making meal prep and cleanup easy.
The happy couple will be making many meals together, so quality cookbooks are a must-have. Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking will keep them on a years-long culinary adventure. This classic cookbook is packed with 524 recipes for both seasoned cooks and beginners alike. And, let them write their own recipes in one of these pretty recipe books.
This iconic Le Creuset Dutch oven is indispensable in the kitchens of home cooks and professional chefs alike. Expertly crafted from enameled cast iron, the everyday versatility of the Dutch oven makes it ideal for everything from slow-cooking and braising to roasting, baking, frying and more. Available in a variety of sizes and vibrant colors, this kitchen staple is designed for generations of durability.
This is a kitchen tool that every couple will use, but don’t know that they need. We’ve found a digital thermometer that’s indispensable when cooking roasts, baking bread, grilling meats or making a luscious caramel sauce. This ThermoPro model has more than 66,000 five-star reviews on Amazon!
There’s no doubt that well-made knives are a valued part of the newlyweds’ kitchen. Start them off with this beautiful Wüsthof Classic three-piece set in sizes that every home cook needs: a nimble paring knife, a longer utility knife and a versatile cook’s knife. Precision forged from a single piece of specially tempered high-carbon steel, each Wüsthof Classic knife is engineered for outstanding strength and performance.
This gorgeous bar set from Sur la Table is perfect for mixing up a unique cocktail, whether you’re using a favorite recipe or creating one from scratch. Couples will enjoy entertaining guests as they step into the role of home-mixologist using these handy tools: a crystal mixing glass features a spout for easy pouring, double-sided jigger, trident spoon for mixing and a Hawthorne strainer. Cheers!
With the right kind of care, a natural wood cutting board can last for a couple of decades. John Boos and Co. is internationally known for its expertise in crafting American hardwoods into products of beauty, durability and function. This double-sided heirloom quality board measures 1.5 inches thick and is available in a variety of sizes in your choice of maple, walnut or cherry wood.
A KitchenAid stand mixer is a wedding registry list must-have. Not only is it an essential kitchen tool, it will work for years to come. KitchenAid’s Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer—the most popular KitchenAid model—is our Test Kitchen’s favorite. The 325-watt motor is powerful enough to tackle many kitchen tasks, and it’s available in dozens of colors. Don’t forget the accessories!
One gift that couples married years ago say they wished they had asked for is a pressure cooker. This is now one of the most popular appliances, specifically an Instant Pot. The DUO series Instant Pots are the most popular models on the market today and our Test Kitchen rates them highest among all pressure cookers. It’s multi-functional as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, egg cooker and a half-dozen other uses.
For any newly married folks, there’s likely a lot of entertaining on the horizon. Help them uncork bottles of their favorite vino in seconds with this popular electric bottle opener from Oster. It opens 30 bottles on a single charge—which is great if you’re having a party or don’t feel like plugging it in after each use. This must-have tool has more than 23,000 five-star reviews on Amazon!