Tyler Florence


Courtesy of Tyler Florence/Macy's

Tyler Florence is a celebrity chef and cookbook author (Tyler Florence's Real Kitchen, Eat This Book, and Tyler's Ultimate). You may recognize him from the Food Network series Food 911, How to Boil Water, and Tyler's Ultimate. What better person to help you decide what cooking tools and gadgets you should register for than him! I had a chance to ask Tyler how a couple should determine which items will be best for their home as well as some tips on what to look for when registering for cookware and kitchen items. Here's what he had to say: —Anne Chertoff

There are so many kitchen-related items that a couple could add to their registry— appliances, cookware, gadgets, etc...—are there any items that every kitchen must have?

I think that everybody needs a stick blender. Chefs use them all of the time, myself included, and I find that people generally leave them off of their gadget list.

When shopping for cookware, what product details should one look for—non-stick, copper—are there specific benefits to one type over another?

The best thing you can do when shopping for cookware is do your research. Non-stick pieces serve a definite purpose and might be the best fit for you. Then again...

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