Sunday, November 2, 2008

Registry 101: Kitchenware

It's time for Kitchenware in our Registry series.

Register for bakeware, tabletop items, cutlery and more from this online and catalog-only business. Choose from more than 20 well-known brands. Registry features include a 10-percent completion program and the capacity to e-mail personalized event announcements to all guests.

Launched in 2006, the site focuses on the kitchen everything from large appliances to cookbooks but also features items like mailboxes and outdoor furniture. The site allows you to e-mail your registry to guests.

This e-tailer sells more than 50,000 different items for your kitchen, including cutlery, cookbooks and tableware. The site offers 10 percent off unpurchased registry items for up to six months after the wedding.

Register for The Pampered Chef's assortment of multifunctional tools for cooking and entertaining. Need some help? You can choose to have a registry consultant contact you via phone or e-mail for assistance. With every purchase made from your registry you will earn rewards points worth up to $200 of free products redeemable for three months after your wedding.

This merchant goes the extra yard by offering free gifts with some registry items and a gift card equal to 10 percent of all purchases made from your registry. Register for kitchen tools, gourmet food, coffee and more.

You can register online, in person or over the phone at this seller of upscale housewares. More than 60 brands of cookware are available. Don't forget to check out their assortment of coffee beans and accessories, like their selection of milk frothers.

The party has moved online. Outfit your entire kitchen with their range of high-quality cookware, knives and gadgets like a julienne peeler or salad spinner. Create your registry online and e-mail guests about your selections.

This housewares giant offers a thank-you-note manager and 10-percent completion discount. They also offer periodic "The Store Is Yours" events, which allow you to make your registry selections before the store opens.

Zabar's has great prices on an inventive and comprehensive selection of cookware, housewares and food. This New York City institution currently offers its registry in store and over the phone and plans to soon launch an online version. Free gift wrapping is available for registry purchases, and store personnel will open the doors early and stay late for couples.