Several Kitchenware Items Net The Knot Registry Award Honors

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The Kitchen Aid stand mixer in blue velvet.

A host of kitchenware products were among the winners in the 5th Annual The Knot Registry Awards.

Following 2020 when most couples either postponed their wedding or had downsized ceremonies, this year is expected to see a return to normal with the late summer and fall as the key time frame for couples to mark their nuptials. 

“Engaged couples, and their wedding guests, are eagerly anticipating the return of large celebrations where they can once again safely celebrate surrounded by loved ones,” said Lauren Kay, executive editor of The Knot.


In announcing its Registry Awards, The Knot is hoping to provide couples a guide as they look for products to add to their registries. This year, the number of new registries created on The Knot in the first quarter was double when compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.

The Registry Awards feature more than 150 products, unique cash funds, gift cards and experiences. It recognizes the most registered-for products on The Knot Registry Store and provide registry recommendations by its editors across categories including kitchen appliances, bed and bath, smart home, outdoor, travel and more.  

This year’s most popular retail products among couples on The Knot Registry Store—earning the title The Knot 2021 Registry Awards, Couples’ Pick—include the KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Qt. Stand Mixer, Nautica Belle Haven 6-Piece Bath Towel Set, OXO Good Grips POP 20-Piece Food Storage Set, Roomba E5 WiFi Enabled Robotic Vacuum and Rachael Ray Cucina 10-Piece Non-Stick Bakeware Set

“As more couples than ever before are in the thick of wedding planning right now, registering is one step of the planning process that can feel overwhelming,” Kay said. “We’re excited to share our curated list of top registry products to guide all couples through creating a registry that will help kick-start their newlywed lives together.” 

The Knot Registry Award Winners


  • Editor’s Choice: Instant Pot Duo 6 Qt. 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker
  • Couples’ Pick: Kitchenaid Artisan Series 5 Qt. 10-Speed Tilt-Head Stand Mixer        
  • Best Budget: Dash 2 Qt. Compact Air Fryer
  • Best Upgrade: Vitamix Ascent 10-Speed Electronic Programmable Blender

Tools & Gadgets

  • Editor’s Choice: Joseph Joseph Elevate Carousel Tool Set 
  • Couples’ Pick: Pyrex 4-Piece Glass Measuring Cup Set
  • Best Budget: Rachael Ray Tools & Gadgets Bench Scraper
  • Best Upgrade: Presto Professional SaladShooter 6-Piece Slicer and Shredder Set

Food Storage

  • Editor’s Choice: Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Set 
  • Couples’ Pick: OXO Good Grips POP 20-Piece Food Storage Set
  • Best Budget: Pyrex 16 oz. Glass Food Storage Container with Lid, Set of 3
  • Best Upgrade: OXO Steel POP 20-Piece Food Storage Set

Coffee & Tea

  • Editor’s Choice: Nespresso Vertuo Next Espresso Machine
  • Couples’ Pick: Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 10-Cup Dual Thermal Coffee Maker
  • Best Budget: BonJour Monet 3-Cup French Press Coffee Maker
  • Best Upgrade: Philips Coffee & Espresso Maker


  • Editor’s Choice: Always Pan by Our Place 
  • Couples’ Pick: Cuisinart Chef’s Classic 14-Piece Non-Stick Hard Anodized Cookware Set        
  • Best Budget: Farberware High-Performance 17-Piece Cookware Set
  • Best Upgrade: All-Clad D3 10-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set


  • Editor’s Choice: All-Clad Pro Release Bakeware, Set of 10
  • Couples’ Pick: Rachael Ray Cucina 10-Piece Non-Stick Bakeware Set        
  • Best Budget: Oneida 7-Piece Non-Stick Bakeware Set
  • Best Upgrade: Circulon 10-Piece Non-Stick Bakeware Set


  • Editor’s Choice: WÜSTHOF Gourmet 7-Piece Knife Block Set
  • Couples’ Pick: KitchenAid 4-Piece Ceramic Knife Set
  • Best Budget: Cuisinart Classic Collection 16-Piece Knife Block Set
  • Best Upgrade: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro “S” 18-Piece Knife Block Set


  • Editor’s Choice: Vino Bravo Cocktail Shaker Set 
  • Couples’ Pick: Godinger Silver Art Co. Scotland 5-Piece Crystal Whiskey Decanter Set
  • Best Budget: Luigi Bormioli Michelangelo Stemless Wine Glass, Set of 4
  • Best Upgrade: Waterford Elegance Tempo 38 oz. Crystal Wine Decanter


  • Editor’s Choice: Noritake Colortex Stone Dinnerware Set, Service for 4 
  • Couples’ Pick: Dansk Haldan Dinnerware Set, Service for 4
  • Best Budget: Gibson Noble Court Dinnerware Set, Service for 4
  • Best Upgrade: Kate Spade New York Willow Drive Dinnerware Set, Service for 4


  • Editor’s Choice: Libbey Miles 16-Piece Assorted Drinking Glass Set
  • Couples’ Pick: Libbey Stonehenge 30-Piece Assorted Drinkware Set
  • Best Budget: Libbey Flare 16-Piece Assorted Drinkware Set
  • Best Upgrade: Lenox Tuscany Classics 56 oz. Pitcher


  • Editor’s Choice: Canterberry Picnic Basket 
  • Couples’ Pick: Libbey Urban Story Wood & Marble Flip Tray
  • Best Budget: Cuisinart 4-Piece Acaciawood Cheese Board & Platter Set
  • Best Upgrade: Gorham Fairfax 2-Piece Cake Serving Set


  • Editor’s Choice: J.A. Henckels Zwilling Bellasera 45-Piece Flatware Set
  • Couples’ Pick: Godinger Silver Art Co. Atlas Mirror 20-Piece Flatware Set
  • Best Budget: Oneida Comet 20-Piece Flatware Set, Service for 4
  • Best Upgrade: Lenox French Perle 65-Piece Flatware Set, Service for 12