The only thing better than your wedding itself—besides maybe the cake tasting—is creating your wedding registry. (After all, who doesn’t love presents?) And while there are tons of options, from which stores to register at to how many bath towels you really need, there are a few things that many wedding registries have in common.
The hottest item on everyone’s registry this year? The KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer. According to The Knot 2019 Wedding Registry Study, this is the most registered-for gift so far in 2019. If you’re looking for a little inspiration for your own registry, The Knot also revealed the other four most popular wedding registry items. Fortunately, our experts have tested most of them in our labs, so here is what’s worth adding—and what you’re better off avoiding.
1. Everyone’s favorite stand mixer
Describing it as a “luxurious, timeless gift that’s wildly practical,” our Kitchen & Cooking Editor Cassidy Olsen—who tested stand mixers to find the best on the market—says, “The indisputable king of KitchenAids is the Artisan 5-Quart that's perfect for most home bakers. Consumers adore it because it's easy to use, beautifully designed, and powerful enough to handle mixing up cookies, cakes, bread, and more.”
2. Measuring cups even a baker would approve of
While most couples are registering for OXO Good Grips® Stainless Steel Measuring Cups, our testing found that the Bellemain Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set is a better pick. Compared to the OXO cups, which didn’t sweep very smoothly, the Bellemain set scooped and swept with ease.
3. Food storage containers for a super organized fridge
Here at Reviewed, we’re big fans of Pyrex when it comes to storing leftovers and packing lunches. While the brand’s 10-piece glass set topped our list of the best reusable containers on Amazon, the larger set that The Knot reported is popular on registries, and would be a great addition to a young family's kitchen.
4. A toaster that’s perfect for two
With a range of settings and the ability to produce evenly browned bread in just minutes, we ranked the Cuisinart 2-Slice Compact Plastic Toaster as one of the top toasters for 2019. So it only makes sense that its larger, 4-slice metal counterpart is a common request for newlyweds. However, our experts still think that the Breville Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster is the best option.
5. The trendy blender all your friends have
Whether you’re making margaritas or a green smoothie, our testers agree that Ninja blenders tend to be good-value buys, with one taking the best overall spot in our best personal blenders testing. According to The Knot, the 72-ounce professional-grade blender is the fifth-most popular registry pick, but our experts found that the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender is the best affordable blender to invest in if you're looking for a full size blender.
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