The Hottest Kitchen Registry Items for 2016

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trendy wedding registry kitchen items worth splurge

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Each March, over 60,000 housewares developers, buyers, and editors descend upon Chicago's McCormick Place for the annual International Housewares Show. From the thousands upon thousands of gadgets and gear to choose from, our editors always gravitate towards what is both useful AND beautiful. In our opinion, the best kitchen appliances are going to stand the test of time, while at the same time looking drop-dead gorgeous next to your cutting board. Here are our recommendations for the hottest kitchen items to register for this year.

registry items worth splurge cooper vitamix pro

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1. Copper Vitamix
We hear this question again and again. Is a Vitamix really worth the hefty price tag? And we're here to say: YES! There's no going back to your old cranky blender once you've started using a Vitamix. It whips up everything from soups to smoothies in a snap, and the fast and furious motor makes cleaning a breeze (simply add a few drops of soap and water to the pitcher, turn it on, and voila). The new, and super pretty, copper finish means that the Vitamix is certain to be a new countertop staple. (Vitamix Pro 750 Heritage Copper Blender, $650, available at Williams Sonoma)

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registry items worth splurge smeg tea kettle

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2. Smeg Tea Kettle
Smeg's retro-style products are still fairly new to the American market (the Italy-based company has been making household appliances since 1948). In addition to workhorses like stand mixers and toasters (all in an array of pretty pastel hues), the company is launching a new variable-temperature kettle this year, an ideal gift for for tea-lovers. (Smeg Variable Kettle, available this summer)

registry items worth splurge philips micro juicer

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3. Philips Micro Juicer
Perfect for small kitchens (hello New York City apartments!), this slim juicer measures just under 6" wide, so it can be easily slotted into tight spaces. With new, patented "masticating" technology (which basically chews up the fruits and veggies in the machine), you will get more juice and less waste. There are also fewer parts and no messy sieves to clean up in the end, making the process of juicing easier (and faster!) than ever. (Philips Micro Juicer, $299, Williams-Sonoma)

registry items worth splurge miyabi birchwood knives

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4. Miyabi Birchwood Knives
Hand-crafted in Japan, these knives are created in the same fashion as traditional Samurai swords. Many thin layers of steel are forged together, resulting in super-strong, extra-sharp blades. For a modern update, this chic set features smooth Birchwood handles that are both lightweight for chopping and pretty enough to keep on display. (Miyabi Birchwood Japanese Knife Collection, $169- $1,699, Food52)

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