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Your friends and family may be rushing out to buy you the latest and greatest bread makers and fine china from your registry, but are those really the kitchen gifts you'll use on a day to day basis? Probably not. We rounded up the best kitchen gifts you'll actually use regularly so you can save on space, time, and your loved ones' cash.
Martha Stewart Collection Baking Silpat
If you've never owned a Silpat baking mat, your wedding is the best excuse to add this wonder of kitchen accessories to your registry. It allows you to bake everything from scones to breads without risking sticky, caked-on messes, and it works super well for baked chicken and fish dishes too. Less cleanup time means more time to do things like write thank-you notes.
Martha Stewart Collection Baking Silpat, $24.99, Macys.com.
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iRobot Braava Jet
This little cleanup robot will leave you and your spouse free to cook without fear of floor-bound splatters or spills—it wet-mops behind you without you needing to even look for a bucket. It also sweeps to get rid of pet hair and dust. That common it's-your-turn-to-wash-the-kitchen-floor battle? That'll never happen in your house.
Braava Jet Mopping Robot, $199, iRobot.com.
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Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 3.5-Qt. Pour And Strain Sauce Pan
Make soups, sauces, and even pastas with way less hassle thanks to this nifty pan with a built-in pour spout. Bonus thought: It's also perfect for making batches of homemade hot cocoa for toasty movie nights for two.
Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 3.5-Qt. Pour and Strain Sauce Pan, $59.99, Calphalon.com.
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PYREX Simply Hearts Storage Dishes
Are these the cutest, most romantic containers or what? Store your leftovers, the salads you bring to work, and food bound for potlucks in these clear storage containers. They're so convenient, you'll use them every day of the week. Since they're made of glass, they won't absorb stains or odors. They're also machine-washable and come with easy-to-use plastic lids.
PYREX Simply Hearts Storage Dishes, $16.99, TJMaxx.com.
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Bella Housewares Electric Ceramic Kettle
Boil water for tea and other necessities with the touch of a button—much quicker than waiting for an old-fashioned kettle to boil. It's one of our favorite kitchen gifts because it's as durable and useful as it is
beautiful. The sleek white ceramic design with silver accents will match most modern kitchens, too.
Bella Housewares Electric Ceramic Kettle, $51.99, Walmart.com.
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Nespresso Vertuoline Evoluo Espresso Machine
You both love espresso, but can't stand the idea of actually leaving the house to get it. With this little powerhouse, you can make strong, aromatic cups of the authentic Italian-style caffeinated drink with the touch of a button and easy-to-use pods. It comes in a variety of colors and makes American coffee, too, eliminating the need for more than one machine sitting on your counter at any given time.
Nespresso Vertuoline Evoluo Espresso Machine, $249.50, Williams-Sonoma.com.
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simplehuman Sensor Pump Soap Dispenser
Wave your hand underneath the touch-free sensor pump and liquid soap will be evenly dispensed, making washing your hands a germ-free experience. If you're registering for this, be sure to ask for extra soap refills, too.
simplehuman Sensor Pump Soap Dispenser, $40, simplehuman.com.
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Chef'n SleekSlice Collapsible Mandoline
This is perfect for the veggie-loving couple, because you can easily slice sweet potato super-thin for chips, turnips, zucchini, or just about any other firm vegetable. Imagine the quality of the gratin dishes you could make with this? It's also one of the most affordable kitchen gifts we've seen.
Chef'n SleekSlice Collapsible Mandoline, $19.99, Chefn.com.
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ProGrade 10-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set by T-fal
You'll happily use this durable, nonstick cookware every single day of your married life. Don't worry—it's made to last through some of your worst recipe mishaps. This reliable set has stainless steel handles and is dishwasher safe. It also comes with two fry pans, making it possible to do both omelets and French toast on Sunday mornings.
ProGrade 10-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set by T-fal, $101.99, wayfair.com.
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Joseph Joseph Nested Food Prep Bowls
Aside from these nested prep bowls being simple to use and easy to match to most kitchens, they're incredibly practical: The larger bowls can even double as casual salad vessels. The measuring cups are also easy to stack and store, cutting down on the need to waste precious cupboard real estate.
Joseph Joseph Nested Food Prep Bowls, $24.99, TJMaxx.com.
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Davids Tea Nordic Mugs with Strainers
These turquoise and gold-dipped oversized mugs are perfect for loose-leaf-loving couples. Each mug comes with a large strainer that filters out even the peskiest tea particles, while still looking ultra glam.
Davids Tea Nordic Mugs with Strainers, $23 each, DavidsTea.com.
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Orvis Swiss Cheese Board
People love cheese, but a lot of cheese boards never get used because they're simply too big, too clunky, or too heavy to store in a prominent kitchen spot. Sadly, some of the best cheese boards don't even make it to the kitchen at all—they end up stuffed into closets, pantries, and garages. This model is compact, adorably designed (like real cheese!), and slides open to feature everything you need to host a proper cheese and wine night.
Orvis Swiss Cheese Board, $49, Orvis.com.
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Large Perfect Braid Silicone Challah Mold
Skipping the expensive, never-used bread machine is a good idea, but skipping the bread altogether? Heartbreaking. Opt for easy-to-use baking molds like this challah version that requires little more expertise than sourcing ingredients and a little bit of kneading. No need to do intricate braiding since the mold preshapes the dough for you and leaves you with a perfectly nonsticky outcome that's great for dinners, sandwiches, and Sunday brunches.
Large Perfect Braid Silicone Challah Mold, $18.95, JudaicaShop.net.
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Tilit Washable Waxed Chef Aprons
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