When I first started putting together my registry for my wedding back in April, I had no idea where to start. I felt like, since we already had a home together for several years, we had pretty much everything we needed. But after looking through my kitchen, I realized I could use an upgrade on a lot of outdated, frustrating-to-use products.
I’ll admit that I don’t use everything on my registry as much as I’d hoped (totally my fault since I’m the one who picked them out!), but I’d love to share with you the products that I actually LOVE and use almost every single day. It really makes life a lot easier when you’ve got these things around!
I use fresh lemon juice for my salad dressings almost every day so an easy handheld citrus juicer is a MUST. This was my first time using this type of juicer (as opposed to the one where you grind it on a bulb) and I am OBSESSED. It’s so, so easy to use and it never gets messy. It’s also incredibly easy to clean.
If you use lemon juice for salads, or maybe lime juice for margaritas, I definitely recommend snagging yourself one of these!
BTW- the salad dressing I make is lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Yum!
I use this baby every morning when I make my smoothies. It blends really well and really fast, and it’s a far cry away from the ten year old blender we had before. I like that it has a nice pour spout and it’s easy to clean. It’s well worth the splurge for a good quality blender if you make a lot of smoothies!
I cook every night during the week and honestly, the thing that takes the most work is chopping up all the veggies. This was my first veggie chopper and it’s made the time I prep meals much shorter.
I love how it makes the cuts even, and you can even choose between chopped or minced. You do have to use a little arm strength to press it down sometimes but much less work than doing it by hand. It goes by so quickly!
I actually have a nice KitchenAid Stand Mixer, but I just love the convenience of a hand mixer and much prefer it over the stand. The hand mixer we had before was literally falling apart so this mixer has been a blessing. It works really well and it’s easy to clean (all I ever really care about, haha!).
C&L Wine and Beverage Bottle StopperEver since we got back from Italy (with wine bottles in tow), we’ve been enjoying sipping on some Tuscan goodness. We used to always just jam the original cork back into the bottle to stop it up, but I’m loving the monogrammed wine stoppers that we got! It’s so much easier and cleaner.
These are just a few of the awesome gifts we received! We’re settling into married life nicely and loving the time together.
What are some of your favorite household/kitchen items? What are your must-haves?? I’d love to hear!
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