Cook's Tools Registry GuideWedding and gift registry
Whether you’re an experienced chef or just learning to follow a recipe, using the
right tools for the task makes prep, cooking and baking a lot easier. Check out our
guide to find the best tools for your kitchen.
Cook What You Love
The tools you need most are the ones you'll use for your favorite recipes. As you put together your kitchen wish list, think about foods you love and the tools that will simplify everyday prep.
Every season has its signature foods – from local fruits and veggies to fresh seafood. Get the most out of seasonal ingredients by making sure you have the specialized tools you need to prepare them.
Explore a world of flavors by whipping up international favorites at home. We have the tools you need for everything from homemade pizza and pasta to savory stirfries, spring rolls and sushi.
Gear Up For Grilling
Get fired up for outdoor cooking by registering for all the right tools. Designed for pro-style grilling and barbecuing, our hardworking tools have extra-long handles to keep your hands away from the heat.
The NecessitiesDiscover the ultimate tools for your kitchen
A well-equipped kitchen will get you off to a great start for cooking and baking. Registering for sets makes it easy to stock up on all the tools you'll need.Best For:
Mixing, stirring, turning, lifting and flipping foods – or transferring food from a cooking or grilling surface to a serving plate.Consider This:
Every cook needs a variety of spatulas, including multitasking silicone spatulas and turners/lifters – plus specialty spatulas for foods like burgers or fish filets.
Spatulas come in lots of handy shapes, sizes and fabrications. Silicone spatulas are great for mixing and stirring, while our other spatulas are perfect for cooking and serving.Best For:
Count on this all-purpose pan for everything from cooking veggies, grains and hot cereals to simmering soups and whipping up homemade sauces.Consider This:
Most cooks find 1.5-qt., 2–2.5-qt., 3-qt. and 4-qt. saucepans to be the most useful sizes—but if you have to choose just one, we recommend a 3-to-4-qt. saucepan.
Spoons are the ultimate tools for stirring and serving – and a slotted spoon doubles as a mini strainer. Use ladles for everything from broths, soups and sauces to creamy oatmeal and light batters.Best For:
Stirring, scooping, serving and portioning foods.Consider This:
Register for spoons and ladles in a range of sizes and styles for cooking and serving – and be sure to include a perforated spoon.
Professional chefs compare hardworking tongs to an extra pair of hands – they're great for lifting and moving foods on the stovetop or grill. Use a sturdy fork for spearing and serving foods.Best For:
Lifting, turning and transferring foods.Consider This:
Choose a sturdy pair of multi-purpose tongs, plus specialized tongs for tasks like braising, grilling, deep-frying and more.
Professional chefs rely on whisks for a wide variety of everyday kitchen jobs. Each whisk combines a comfortable handle with a wire head that's custom-designed for the task at hand.Best For:
Mixing and aerating foods; also essential for making sauces.Consider This:
A sauce whisk is great for mixing and blending ingredients, while a flat whisk is ideal for stirring a roux or making gravy. Use a balloon whisk for beating egg whites or whipping cream.
Healthy eating is a lot easier when you're equipped with timesaving tools for prepping fresh veggies. Handy tools range from multitasking peelers and choppers to precision mandolines, slicers and spiralizers.Best For:
Peeling, trimming, chopping, slicing and spiralizing fresh seasonal veggies.Consider This:
Register for an all-purpose peeler and versatile spiralizer, plus customized tools for seasonal favorites – from springtime asparagus and summer corn to hearty autumn and winter squashes.
Whether you're juicing lemons, pitting cherries or coring and slicing apples, using the right tools for prepping your favorite fruits will help you save time in the kitchen.Best For:
Peeling, trimming, cutting and sectioning fresh seasonal fruits – plus juicing and zesting citrus fruits.Consider This:
Register for the specialized tools you'll need to prep the fruits you eat most often. And remember that citrus tools are also great for the bar (for prepping cocktail ingredients and creating garnishes).
Everyday kitchen prep calls for versatile, hardworking essentials like colanders and strainers. You'll find them in a variety of sturdy materials – from classic stainless steel to high-tech BPA-free plastic and silicone.Best For:
A colander is great for everything from washing fresh produce to draining cooked pasta. Use a strainer to rinse grains – and filter stocks and sauces.Consider This:
Register for colanders and strainers in a range of sizes so you'll always have the right one for the job at hand.
Fresh garlic and herbs are great ways to add vibrant flavor to your favorite foods. To streamline prep, we've put together a timesaving assortment of specialized tools.Best For:
Prepping fresh garlic and leafy green herbs.Consider This:
You'll need an efficient garlic press, plus at least one hardworking tool for quickly chopping herbs.
Everyday recipes often call for canned foods – and opening them is a lot easier when you use a precision tool that combines an ergonomic design with a razor-sharp cutting wheel.Best For:
Opening cans of food.Consider This:
If you have ample countertop space and use canned foods often, register for an efficient electric can opener. For kitchens with limited space, choose a hand-held can opener that easily fits in a drawer.
Professional pastry chefs will tell you that baking is both an art and a science – and the right tools make all the difference. We've put together a collection that helps ensure perfect results every time.Best For:
Baking all your homemade favorites, including breads, pies, cakes, cupcakes, cookies and lots more.Consider This:
Register for basic tools like a pastry brush, flour sifter, rolling pin, silicone baking mats, cookie cutters and decorating essentials – then add specialized tools for the treats you bake most often.
Freshly ground salt and pepper are essential seasonings in the kitchen and at the table. Our mills have adjustable settings, so it's easy to grind salt crystals and peppercorns to the perfect consistency.Best For:
Quickly and efficiently grinding natural salt crystals and whole peppercorns.Consider This:
Choose two sets of mills: a sturdy, functional set for cooking and a stylish one that coordinates with your tableware. If you use more than one kind of salt or pepper, register for mills to store and grind each one.
When you're following a recipe, precise measuring helps guarantee successful results. Our tools are scientifically calibrated for accuracy – and come in all the sizes you need most.Best For:
Measuring dry and liquid ingredients.Consider This:
If you do a lot of baking, register for both standard and odd-size measuring sets. Also, consider registering for multiple measuring sets so you won't have to stop to wash a cup or spoon in the middle of a recipe.
When it comes to kitchen basics, you'll need lots of sturdy bowls. These versatile essentials come in a wide variety of sizes and fabrications – from restaurant-style stainless steel and glass to colorful ceramics.Best For:
Mixing, prep, mise en place and serving.Consider This:
Choose a set of larger bowls for mixing and serving – plus versatile prep bowls in a range of sizes (with or without lids).
Mix and serve drinks like a pro – it's easy when you're equipped with the right tools. To help you set up your bar, we've put together a collection of tools that combine beauty and functionality.Best For:
Prepping and measuring cocktail ingredients, then mixing and serving drinks in style.Consider This:
Register for a multitasking tool set, plus any specialty tools for mixing your favorite drinks (like a muddler for mojitos). And don't forget extra cocktail shakers for parties.
Enhance your enjoyment of great wine by registering for the tools you'll need to make the most of your favorite vintages – from wine openers and accessories to state-of-the-art preserving systems.Best For:
Chilling, opening, serving and storing wines.Consider This:
You'll need at least one sturdy, efficient wine opener with a foil-cutter, plus a wine cooler and an aerator/pourer. To preserve opened bottles, register for a Coravin Wine Preservation system.
Count on our specialized tools to help you prepare eggs just the way you like them – from fried, poached, boiled and scrambled eggs to perfect omelets and frittatas.Best For:
Shaping, beating, stirring and cooking eggs.Consider This:
If you plan to host breakfast or brunch gatherings, be sure to register for multiples of tools like egg poachers or fry rings.
Chill out with frosty treats – from ice cream, gelato and sorbet to frozen yogurt and ice pops. We have the tools you need to enjoy all your favorites.Best For:
Making, shaping, scooping, serving and storing frozen desserts.Consider This:
Playful ice pop molds make both kid-friendly treats and spirited grownup versions. Small DIY ice cream makers are also fun additions to parties.
Whether you're roasting a turkey, grilling up steaks or deep-frying homemade doughnuts, a thermometer will help ensure consistency, precision and food safety.Best For:
Measuring exact temperatures for cooking, baking, roasting, grilling and more.Consider This:
Register for an instant-read thermometer, plus specialty thermometers for frequent culinary tasks. And if you plan on hosting holiday dinners, be sure to register for a digital roasting thermometer.