Our Gadget Expert's Wedding Registry Recommendations: Non-Essential (But Nice to Have) Kitchen Equipment Edition

A wedding is a great occasion to ask for or gift items you want but don’t need. Here’s a list of the non-essential, but nice to have, gadgets and gear that would make fun additions to a newlywed couple’s kitchen.

Published May 17, 2017.

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the essential gadgets and gear that should have a place on any couple’s registry to properly equip their first kitchen together as newlyweds, and a few weeks before that, I wrote about the best pots and pans. This week, I’m featuring my favorite non-essential (but definitely nice to have) tools.

I couldn’t resist adding a few pie in the sky items to my list—a wedding is a great excuse to ask for gift items on your wish list, after all. 

The Best Non-Essential Kitchen Gear and Gadgets

Baking Stone: For lovers of truly crusty bread and crisp, pizzeria-style pizzas, a great baking stone makes all the difference. [Read Our Review | Buy Now on Amazon]

Stand Mixer: Both our winning and best buy models make baking simple and quick, from bread dough to cakes, cookies, and even bagels. [Read Our Review | Buy Now on Amazon: Winner; Best Buy]

Food Processor: Chopping, slicing and grating go far faster in a food processor. Make fresh pesto, shredded cheese, chopped nuts, bread crumbs, and more. It’s also great for quick pie and pizza dough. [Read Our Review | Buy Now on Amazon]

Blender: For healthy smoothies, nut butters, milkshakes, and frozen drinks, blenders come in handy. Our favorite is reliable and efficient. [Read Our Review | Buy Now on Amazon]

Slow Cooker: Hands-off cooking in a well-made slow cooker saves you time and effort, so dinner is ready whenever you are. Our favorite is easy to use, cooks evenly, and doesn’t boil away all the flavor. [Read Our Review | Buy Now on Amazon]

What’s your favorite piece of non-essential cooking gear? Let us know in the comments! For more wedding registry ideas from our gadget expert, read these posts: 

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