A Large-Cup Food Processor from 25 Kitchen Essentials Newlyweds Need (Slideshow)

25 Kitchen Essentials Newlyweds Need (Slideshow)

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A Large-Cup Food Processor

It may seem non-essential, but having a good food processor in the kitchen can save you time and — should you not be adept at handling a knife — trips to the emergency room. A food processor with multiple blades for chopping and slicing is a definite life-saver. A small-cup food processor will do the trick, sure. But something larger will make life a lot easier if you plan on entertaining or cooking for a big family.

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KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor  

Cuisinart Prep 11 Plus 11-Cup Food Processor

Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor

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A Dutch Oven

Listen, you can't register for kitchen items and not include a good, heavy-duty Dutch oven on your list. It's a multipurpose tool, working as a stockpot, a soup pot, a braising vessel, and more. Pretty much anything you'd want to make, you can make in a Dutch oven.
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Le Creuset

Spiceberry Home

Cuisinart

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A Stand Mixer

It may not seem like a necessity but trust us, a good stand mixer will save your life. At least in the kitchen. Whether you want to start new family baking traditions or have an old love for getting in the kitchen, a stand mixer will save you a ton of trouble and time.

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Cuisinart

Hamilton Beach

Calphon

An Excellent Set of Knives

A good set of knives should really be at the top of any bride's registry. Pick out a good set. You'll get miles and miles of use out of them and they will last forever.

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Henckels Knives

Calphalon

Breville

Espresso Machine

For the coffee addict, an espresso machine is an absolute must. Sure, you can make a standard cup of brew, but why? Why bother, when you can make a steaming, strong cup of delicious espresso every morning?

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Breville

Nespresso

All-Clad

Roasting Pan

A roasting pan is an important tool to have about four times a year: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and for any big party that requires a large roasted bird. But during those times? You'll be thanking yourself for asking friends and family for a roasting pan.

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All-Clad

BergHOFF

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Bread Machine

A happy home smells like freshly cut grass, apple pie, and warm, doughy bread. Having a bread machine can help achieve at least one of those standard, happy home scents.

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Cuisinart  

Oster  

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A Good-Quality Griddle

Sometimes, it seems like a griddle is just another tool that takes up space in your cabinet. And then, you make a grilled cheese or a fried egg or pancakes and you remember exactly why the griddle is a huge asset in the kitchen.

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Presto

Nostalgia

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A Deep-Fryer

Even through the craziest of diet trends, deep-fried foods never falter. Making your own deep-fried foods at home is a ton of fun and allows you to get creative. Get cooking with your new spouse and toss some goodies in the fryer!

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Cuisinart  

Waring Pro

Breville

Ice Cream Maker

When summertime rolls around, you'll be so thankful to have an ice cream maker. Once you make homemade ice cream, you never want the store-bought stuff again. Pair it with some homemade whipped cream, made in your stand mixer.

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Breville

Cuisinart

Foodsaver

Food Sealer

Food goes bad so quickly that it can often lead to trouble and unnecessary spending. A food sealer, one that vacuums your food up tightly, will save you a bundle in the long run.

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Food Saver  

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Waffle Iron

Some families have big weekend breakfast traditions. Start one of your own by making crispy, delicious waffles.

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Calphalon

Waring  

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Rice Cooker

Cooking rice in a pot with some water is easy, sure. But with a rice cooker, you can toss the rice in and walk away. Leave the hard work to the cooker.

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Cuisinart  

Hamilton Beach  

BergHOFF

French Press

An item meant mainly for the coffee snob, a French press will impress every coffee drinker. It's OK, indulge your coffee addiction and get a little fancy with it. This is especially useful for the couple who likes to entertain!

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Frieling  

BergHOFF  

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Quality Baking Pans

Good-quality cookies start with good-quality baking pans. Choose a sturdy set and you'll never have to buy new ones.

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Calphalon

T-Fal

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A Good Set of Cake Pans

As a married couple, there will be dozens and dozens of birthdays. Birthdays are the optimum time to make cakes, and any good cake needs a good pan to support it.

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Calphalon

Anolon

Calphalon

A Mandoline

French fries, potato chips, cucumber slices for salads — you name it, it can be sliced thinly. But slicing something thinly often leads to hospital visits and stitches. Instead, invest in a quality mandoline and save your fingers the pain and aggravation.

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Calphalon  

Oneida

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Good-Quality Tongs

Turning chicken in the pan is made so much easier with a set of great tongs. Choose ones with a metal base and plastic tip. They are sturdy and hold up to a lot of wear and tear.

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OXO

Calphalon  

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A Wooden Cutting Block

There are multiple reasons to have a wooden cutting block. Practicality, obviously, but also looks factor in. A wooden cutting block is stylish and sleek on any kitchen counter.

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KitchenAid

OXO

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Stainless Steel Measuring Cups

Measuring cups are necessary in any kitchen. A stainless steel pair holds up to the standard use any kitchen brings.

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All-Clad


OXO

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Ice Cream/Cookie Scoops

Of course, an ice cream scoop is needed in every kitchen gadget drawer, as there is always a need for ice cream. But the scoop also functions as an excellent cookie scoop, allowing for uniformity and evenly baked cookies.

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Piazza

OXO

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Everyday Coffee Machine

 A happy morning starts off with a steaming hot cup of coffee. It's pretty much essential. Having a no-frills standard coffee machine is necessary for happy mornings and happy days.

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Keurig

Mr. Coffee

Sodastream

Soda Maker

Soda makers are somewhat new to the kitchen appliance market, but they are a definite plus to have around. Whip up fizzy cocktails or fun sodas in a snap.

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SodaStream

Vitamix

A Good-Quality Blender

Whether you use it for frozen cocktails or hot soups, a blender is a great tool to have at your disposal. Especially when the plan is making frosty, yummy cocktails.

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Vitamix

Cuisinart

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A Slow Cooker

Married life gets busy fast, with parties and activities and eventually, children. Having a slow cooker can save you a lot of time. Toss a bunch of ingredients in first thing in the morning, come home, and dinner is done.

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Breville  

Ninja

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