Registry Items You'll Seriously Have Forever

Fill out your list with these products that’ll last just as long as your marriage.
by Kelley Rowland
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Building a life together requires a lot of stuff! Set a solid foundation for your future everyday meals, holiday get-togethers and dinner parties with durable Calphalon kitchenware that's in it for the long haul.

  1. Multipurpose Stainless Steel Cookware

    Stainless steel cookware will be the workhorse of your kitchen. Every piece in this set, from the 8-inch omelette pan to the 8-quart stock pot, is made from five layers of metal that ensure even heating and temperature control—aka no hot spots that burn your food. Get ready for years of effortless cooking.

    How to Keep It Like New: Never put a hot pan in cold water, or it'll warp. You can throw these pans in the dishwasher, but hand washing is the best way to keep the stainless steel looking shiny. Just skip abrasive cleansers or pads that can damage the finish.

    Calphalon Signature™ Stainless Steel 10-pc Cookware Set, $550,

  2. Ultimate Nonstick Skillet

    For quick scrambled eggs or a vegetable sauté, there's nothing better than a no-muss, no-fuss tool like a nonstick skillet. (Hello, no more scraping gunk from the bottom of the pan!) And you can use less oil or butter, which makes it a healthier cooking option too. The multilayered aluminum surface makes the pan extremely durable. Just make sure to register for a pan like this with a PFOA-free finish. What's not to love?

    How to Keep It Like New: Another benefit of the nonstick pan? It's low-maintenance (read: completely dishwasher safe). Just don't put it in an oven over 450 degrees, and skip metal utensils, which can scratch the finish.

    Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 12-in. Fry Pan, $95,

  3. Easy-Care Bakeware

    Whether you're baking grandma's famous layer cake or your partner's favorite banana bread, a nonstick bakeware set will turn out all sorts of treats—with no crumbs left behind in the pans. Equip your kitchen with this set, which includes cake pans, muffin tins, baking sheets and more, and you'll be ready to re-create the baking extravangazas of your childhood for years to come (maybe with your own bambinos?).

    How to Keep It Like New: You can preserve the nonstick finish by hand washing these pieces and avoiding abrasive sponges. Be sure to use nylon-coated or wooden utensils so you don't scratch the surface.

    Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 10-pc Set, $100,

  4. Stay-Sharp Knife Set

    There's not much you can do in the kitchen without knives, so it's definitely worth investing in a good set. Calphalon's knives are made with high-carbon, no-stain German steel for ultimate durability—with proper care, they'll still be chopping and dicing come your silver anniversary. And the handsome maple block has built-in ceramic sharpeners that hone the blades every time you pull one out. No more dull edges to slow you down!

    How to Keep It Like New: Since this set has built-in sharpeners, less maintenance is required to keep your knives sharp. Just be sure to use them on cutting surfaces like wood, bamboo or polyethylene; granite, marble or other hard rock surfaces can cause dullness or damage. And always wash and dry each knife by hand.

    Calphalon Contemporary Self-Sharpening Cutlery 18-pc Set, $250,

    The Knot and Calphalon present Upgrade Your Life, a sponsored series full of tips and inspiration to help you elevate your registry, your wedding—and your cooking skills! Visit Calphalon to learn more about the latest cookware and cutlery collections.

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