12 Registry Picks Every Foodie Would Love

If your kitchen is the most important room in your home, you'll definitely want to add these chef-status tools to your wish list.
by Aja Frost
An all-white country chic kitchen

When you're passionate about food, it's hard not to want every awesome cooking tool you see. That's why we've selected 12 registry-worthy picks especially for foodies. Add these to your list, and then, y'know, maybe think about asking for some sheets or towels to round things out.

  1. A Cool Knife Set

    Slice and dice in style with this ceramic knife set. Each knife is a different color so it’s easy to tell them apart. The ceramic means the blades will stay sharp longer than stainless steel versions. And rather than throwing your knives in a drawer (where they'll quickly get dull), you can display them with pride and add a pop of color to your countertop.

    Cutlery block set, $80, Cuisinart.com

  2. A Frozen Treats Maker

    The only thing better than a big bowl of ice cream? A big bowl of homemade ice cream. With this gadget, you can whip up your favorite flavors in just 20 minutes—not to mention sorbet and froyo too. All you have to do is add your ingredients to the bowl, turn it on and let 'er rip.

    Ice cream, sorbet and froyo maker, $60, Cuisinart.com

  3. A State-of-the-Art Food Processor

    This food processor will get it done. And by it, we mean everything: chopping, mixing, slicing, shredding, emulsifying and dicing. As if its many uses weren't enough, it also boasts two separate work bowls (a 13-cup and a 4-cup), so you can easily change the portion sizes of what you're making.

    Elemental 13-cup food processor, $200, Cuisinart.com

  4. A Functional, Fashionable Casserole Dish

    There's a reason you'll find a high-quality casserole dish in every foodie's kitchen: It's versatile, practical and stylish! This dish is usable on the stove, in the oven or in the broiler, and its elegant porcelain exterior even lets you bring it to the table, where it can double as a serving piece.

    7-qt. round casserole dish, $130, Cuisinart.com

  5. A Gourmet Espresso Machine

    Brew professional-quality espresso, cappuccino and lattes—or even just good coffee—in this single-serving machine complete with a bean grinder. To get your java fix, use the touchscreen controls to customize each cup with milk, flavor strength, temperature and more. Bonus: Program up to four custom combinations to make getting your morning fix even easier.

    Espresso maker, $999, Cuisinart.com

  6. A Powerful Mixer

    When you're busy working on a multicourse meal, you don't want to waste any time hunting for your tools. And with this mixer, you won't have to. Its extra-long beaters, chef's whisk and dough hooks fit perfectly into a snap-on clear case. That means you can go from zero to 80 in two seconds flat—literally. With nine speeds, this mixer packs a punch.

    9-speed mixer with storage case, $80, Cuisinart.com

  7. A Chic Wine Cellar

    Any foodie worth his or her grapes should have a wine cellar. After all, it's the only way to keep your bottles at the ideal temperature while maintaining their flavor, bouquet and body. This mini cellar holds up to 16 bottles and is the perfect fusion of style and function. We'll raise a glass to that.

    Private reserve wine cellar, $199, Cuisinart.com

  8. An Ultraprecise Mandoline

    Thin cut, waffle cut and julienne to your heart (or stomach's) content. This bad boy has four different cutting options and thickness adjusters, which means you'll be able to prepare your ingredients with precision. We can already smell the homemade potato chips and french fries cooking.

    Mandoline, $40, Cuisinart.com

  9. An Efficient Spice Grinder

    To really make the flavors in your food pop, use freshly ground spices and nuts. This grinder has blades exclusively designed to pulverize spices and nuts (unlike your coffee grinder, which is made for grinding beans). It's extremely easy and quick to use. And since both the lid and stainless steel grinding cup are dishwasher safe, you don't have to worry about tedious clean-up or, worse, flavor contamination.

    Spice and nut grinder, $40, Cuisinart.com

  10. A Colorful Bowl Trio

    These cheery bowls will put a smile on your face every time you whip them out. And in addition to brightening up your kitchen, they'll make mixing up recipes easy, thanks to their nonslip bottoms and soft-grip handles.

    Multicolored mixing bowl set, $25, Cuisinart.com 

  11. A Deluxe Bread Maker

    Once you've tasted fresh bread, you'll never want to go back to grocery store loaves again. This bread machine offers a variety of crust colors and loaf sizes, so you get total control over the finished product. It even makes jams and sauces, so breakfast is basically taken care of once you brew a piping-hot latte (see espresso maker above).

    2-lb. bread maker, $100, Cuisinart.com

  12. A Professional Cookware Set

    This cookware set is an excellent choice for couples who know their way around the kitchen. It's got 13 different pieces, so you'll be prepared for any dish you decide to whip up on the fly. Plus, the bonded base warms up quickly and distributes heat evenly, giving you delicious results every time.

    Stainless steel cookware set, $249, Cuisinart.com

    The Knot and Cuisinart have partnered to bring you Registry for Real Life, a sponsored series showcasing real-life tips to getting everything you want (and more!) from the registry process. To check out more awesome products, visit Cuisinart.com.

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