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Brides Staffers Pick Their Most Useful Registry Items

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Dutch Oven

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Bridal registries are like financial portfolios in that strength is directly correlated to diversity. While French linen runners and bejeweled dinnerware are perfectly legitimate additions to your wedding wish-list, it's important not to neglect unexpectedly useful gifts that will play a big role in shaping your everyday lifestyle.

Thus we bring you our list of the best registry workhorses, which you're guaranteed to use day in and day out. Trust us—they're time-tested and editor-approved!

Cast Iron Dutch Oven

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Cast-Iron Dutch Oven
"It seemed like overkill to me—bulky, really heavy—when we first got it, but we've used this pot almost every single day of our marriage (and it's still going strong)!" —Myles McDonnell, Copy Chief

Lodge 7.5-Quart Cast-Iron Dutch Oven, $87.99, Target

glass mixing bowls

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Glass Mixing Bowls
"I use them every day, for mixing the sauce for the fish, or anything else." —Rachel Leonard, Fashion Director

Anchor Hocking Nested Mixing Bowls, $13.99 for set of four, Target

stemless wine glasses

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Stemless Wine Glasses
"We use these Merlot tumblers every Friday night, to celebrate a hard work week! Bottle of wine, takeout, and reality TV equals bliss." —Jacqueline Gifford, Travel Editor

Riedel "Vivant" Merlot Tumblers, $19.99 for set of two, Target

KitchenAid Mixer

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer
"It's like a piece of exercise equipment—for some, it's a constant reminder of good intentions but failed attempts. But for me, it has awakened my inner baker. And the cakes, cookies, and pastries that I make using it has my husband swearing that he's the luckiest man on earth." —Joyce Bautista, Executive Managing Editor

KitchenAid "Artisan" 5-Quart Stand Mixer, $349.99, Target

waffle maker

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Waffle Maker
"I know everyone says that single use kitchen items are a waste of space, but my husband I love our waffle maker. This one makes adorable heart-shaped waffles that are perfect for breakfast in bed." —Lisa Gooder, Director of Digital Content

Euro Cuisine "Heart Design" Waffle Maker, $41.99, Target

Santoku Knife

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Santoku Knife
"Never underestimate the importance of a good knife. This santoku is my go-to for nearly all my slicing and dicing requirements because it has a powerful blade that cuts easily through hard and soft surfaces with ease." —Jennifer Condon, Registry & Style Editor

JA Henckels "Forged Premio" 7-inch Santoku Knife, $32.99, Target

wooden hangers

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Wooden Hangers
"SO not glamorous, but I can't tell you how much pleasure it brings me to peer into a closet each morning and have not a single plastic hanger anywhere in sight! Pure marital bliss." —Anne-Marie Scali, Web Editor

Cedar Garment Hangers, $13.50 for pack of four, Target

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