Do you have a kitchen full of mismatched pots and pans and random cooking tools? Or are you woefully unprepared without the right gear to host your first Thanksgiving meal or holiday party together? A quick and easy way to make sure you've got everything you need on hand is to outfit your kitchen with some curated kitchen sets. From mixing bowls to cutting boards, getting a collection of the tools you need in one fell swoop (versus buying them all separately) is a great idea if you live in a small space (many sets are usually designed to fit inside each other in some fashion) or if you just love efficiency in the kitchen. If you happen to be an organized person to begin with, it's super satisfying. And if you're a little challenged with Marie Kondo world of tidying, getting some good sets can help you eliminate clutter.
Your registry is the time to get fully stocked up for your new life together. It feels so grown up to finally have a set of great knives (that actually cut things) and to have all the cooking tools you need in one place. The result? No more searching for that random wonky spatula that's stuck in the back of the drawer while your pancakes are burning. #Lifegoals.
Here are some of our favorite kitchenware sets to get your kitchen up to speed!
Le Creuset Signature Set
The heat conducting properties of cast iron are the secret to perfectly roasted chicken, savory stews, and tender, seared meats. Heavy duty and built to last a lifetime, this enameled, chip-resistant set includes a classic dutch oven, a saucier, a grill pan and a rectangular baker.
SHOP NOW: Le Creuset, was $970, now $750
Calphalon Nonstick Set
Perfect for small spaces, these pieces are built to fit inside each other, and even feature flat lids for easy stacking. You'll have a stock pot, sauce pan, and chef's pan, all with a nonstick finish that's perfect for cooking up Sunday omelets and late-night grilled cheeses.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $185
Joseph Joseph Nesting Bowls Set
In addition to several mixing bowls in different sizes (and color coded!), this bright set also includes measuring cups, a sieve and a colander.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $38 for nine pieces
Stash anything from coffee to flour in these textured ceramic jars—the airtight bamboo lids will keep everything fresh.
SHOP NOW: World Market, $34 for set of two
OXO 15 Piece Everyday Kitchen Set
Having this comprehensive group of tools on hand will really change your life in the kitchen—and they all fit neatly into a stainless steel container for easy storage.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $100
Mini Latte Bowls
Pretend you're Ina and use these colorful bowls for kitchen prep while you're chopping and dicing. And when they're off duty in the kitchen, they're perfect for warm drinks or cereal.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $18 for six
Miyabi Kaizen II Knife Set
These gorgeous knives are forged out of stainless steel and hand sharpened using a traditional Japanese technique. This seven piece set, stored in a bamboo block, includes everything from a classic chef's knife to super useful kitchen shears.
SHOP NOW: Sur La Table, $600
Joseph Joseph Chopping Board Set
Swap out your clunky, mismatched cutting boards for this streamlined set, which files away separate boards for each food group to avoid cross-contamination and ensure food safety during prep time.
SHOP NOW: Wayfair, $90
OXO Freezer-to-Oven Bake, Serve and Store Set
These heavy-duty containers are made of borosilicate glass, which keeps it safe from shattering during temperature changes (which means you can pull that lasagna out of the freezer and put the whole thing directly in the oven).
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $70
Calphalon Nonstick 10-Piece Bakeware Set
If you're an avid home baker, or if you've been binge watching the Great British Baking Show and are getting inspired, then this set is for you. With six nonstick heavy duty pieces, you'll be ready to whip up a perfect batch of cookies or muffins in matter of minutes.
SHOP NOW: Bed Bath & Beyond, $100