Kitchen Registry Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Make the most out of your registry checklist with items you’ll use now, and for years to come.
by Cassie Kreitner
Cartoon collage of kitchen utensils and tools.

If it seems like the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your registry, that’s because, well... they pretty much are. Just when you’ve settled on a classic blue-and-white pattern for your fancy new china, a bold, modern motif catches your eye. Or as soon as your mom has you convinced no self-respecting kitchen is complete without a stand-up mixer, your fiancé points out that you’ve never baked a cake in your life, and wouldn’t a nice set of barware be put to better use instead? To help you design a wish list that captures both your lifestyle and personal style, we talked to Cuisinart sales specialist Gwynne Pitts. She knows essential kitchenware products inside and out, and is a pro at helping couples craft registries full of practical, durable and easy-to-clean items. Here, the major missteps and oversights she cautions couples to avoid—and what she suggests you do instead.

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