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Cookware for Registry


We are starting our wedding registry and are stumped on cookware. I have a nice, hardly used set of non-stick pans, so we're good there. Everything else we have, though, are hand me downs and cheap buys from college. 

We aren't fancy cooks, but do enjoy it. I just feel that if I'm going to give people a list of things we would like, I'd like to pick quality things that will last instead of something that will need replaced in a year or two. I'm also not very interested in a full set; I'd rather get a few pans we will actually use (stockpot, sauce pans, etc). I'm from Nebraska, which limits store choices for our registry - we'll probably end up with Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and maybe one more store (no Macy's, Crate & Barrel, etc)

Any ideas or information will help! Thanks!

Re: Cookware for Registry

  • chibiyuichibiyui The Boring Part of MD
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    So. Do you have a set of cookware or not? 

    You can register for open stock cookware. Calphalon, Cuisinart, Anolon, and Rachel Ray are found pretty much everywhere and are nice mid-range options. I have Emerilware and Calphalon. I love them. I also have a Le Crueset dutch oven. Great, but pricey. 

    I mean, shit, here's 209 openstock Stock, Soup and Multipot options

    There are reviews on the site as well.

  • Also confused on whether you do or do not have cookware. Do you mean you have frying pans and need other pieces to complete the set?

    I have a full set of Calphalon Contemporary and a few added pieces of Unison. I adore it, and expect it to last a long time.

  • lyndausvilyndausvi Western Slope, Colorado
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    We have a set of All-Clad which has a great mix of different sized pots and pans.   We have like 5 different sized pots (including a stock pot), 2 frying pans and a huge skillet.    We use all of them on a regular basis.  I guess I'm not sure why you wouldn't get a full set to start off with?

    Outside of the full set we also have 2 different sized non-stick frying pans.  We also have a Le Creuset dutch oven.  

    I can't even tell you all the casserole-type dishes we have.  I have so many different sizes and shapes from various different companies.

    What differentiates an average host and a great host is anticipating unexpressed needs and wants of their guests.  Just because the want/need is not expressed, doesn't mean it wouldn't be appreciated. 
  • julieanne912julieanne912
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    edited April 2015
    How about doing an Amazon registry?  That's what I did because FI's family are from a small town in Wyoming and their "fancy" store is a woefully stocked JC Penney (they don't even have a Target!).  That way people from anywhere can shop online for your registry and you can pick and choose the pieces you want instead of being limited to sets.
    Married 9.12.15
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