Kitchen Knives Giveaway

I recently received these two knives from Big Kitchen

Mercer Renaissance Forged Riveted Hollow Edge Santoku Knife, 7 Inch


Mercer Renaissance Forged Riveted Chef’s Knife, 8 Inch

If there’s one piece of kitchen equipment that is mandatory, it’s a good knife.

Trying to cook, chop, slice ‘n dice, and simply be productive and efficient in the kitchen is impossible without a proper knife. Lightweight, flimsy, and dull knives are intolerable and I won’t use them.

When I am in the kitchen, I tend to put one (big) knife in my hand and keep it there until everything is chopped, sliced, minced, quartered, cut, and ready. Paring knives and smaller knives have their place, but I prefer bigger knives, in general.

Don’t be scared of the Big Guns.

From cleaning and slicing pineapple

to cleaning and chopping heads of lettuce

To chopping oranges and cucumbers for and Cucumber Orange Dill Relish

to cleaning and slicing watermelon

To dicing the Snickers bars for Snickers Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Or chopping the candy for 3 Musketeers Marshmallow Candy-Stuffed White Chocolate Cupcakes with Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream

…Not a day goes by where I don’t have my knife and cutting board out and in use. Repeat x17 times. Before noon on most days.

These Mercer knives are built solidly, feel nice in my hands, are heavy enough but not too heavy, and most importantly, they get the chopping job done.

If you’d like to enter to win these two knives, comment below:

1. What’s your current favorite knife and how often do you use it? (links welcome)


What do you tend to chop or use your knives most for? (links welcome)

2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow @AverieCooks and and then tweet the following:

“I want to Win a Pair of Fabulous Kitchen Knives in the @AverieCooks @BigKitchenStore Giveaway”

3. For extra entries and you must leave a separate comment for each:

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or post this Giveaway on your blog

Contest ends Saturday, May 5 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly. Open to continental U.S. residents only.


  1. I mostly chop veggies for soups and stir fries. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. shirley pebbles Reply

    I have a large knife that I like to cut everything with but it has become very dull(but I still use it).

  3. shirley pebbles Reply

    follow u on twitter as daveshir2005 and tweeted!/daveshir2005/status/198926125357989888

  4. shirley pebbles Reply

    like u on fb as shirley greenawalt zolenski

  5. shirley pebbles Reply

    follow them on twitter as daveshir2005

  6. Michelle Tucker Reply

    I don’t have a favorite knife because all of ours are so dull. Ugh, it’s so hard to chop anything. We do a LOT of chopping, from fruits to veges and lots and lots of herbs.
    michedt at yahoo . com

  7. Michelle Tucker Reply

    Follow via twitter and tweeted:!/michedt/status/198928266499854336
    michedt at yahoo . com

  8. Connie Bolick Lee Reply

    I chop onions most with my knives

  9. Connie Bolick Lee Reply

    I followed @averiecooks and tweeted “I want to Win a Pair of Fabulous Kitchen Knives in the @AverieCooks @BigKitchenStore Giveaway”

  10. Connie Bolick Lee Reply

    I followed averiecooks on facebook

  11. Connie Bolick Lee Reply

    I follow The Big Kitchen on twitter

  12. I use knives mostly to chop up my meat.

  13. i like Facebook Like Averie Cooks

  14. Michelle Tucker Reply

    Facebook Like Averie Cooks
    Michelle Tucker
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  15. I use a cheap knife from walmart

  16. I liked the sponsor on fb

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  18. Fruit…..always cutting it up!

  19. Already FB Liked you.

  20. I use my heavy duty knife mostly for canteloupe.

  21. I tend to cook a lot with onions so I would say I cut those the most! And my favorite knife is a cutco!

  22. I like averie cooks on fb (clair freebie)

  23. I follow big kitchen on twitter (clairsfreebies)

  24. My favorite knife is our cutco pairing knife because it is so multifunctional.

  25. I use my knives to chop vegetables a lot.

  26. Charlene Kuser Reply

    My current favorite knife is wusthof 8″ classic.I use it everyday it’s razor sharp and it’s my go to knife

  27. Charlene Kuser Reply

    I follow @AverieCooks on Twitter (@Swtlilchick)
    Tweeted this:!/Swtlilchick/status/198979085790232579

  28. Charlene Kuser Reply

    I Like Averie Cooks on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

  29. Thanks for the giveaway…our favorite knife in the kitchen is an “ancient” chef’s knife that used to be my grandmother’s: razor sharp blade, hints of rust, with a wooden handle worn smooth from decades of use…use it to prep vegetables and cut the kid’s sandwiches !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  30. Charlene Kuser Reply

    I follow Big Kitchen on Twitter (@Swtlilchick)

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  32. I use my serrated knife the most. I use for tomatoes and bread.

  33. It’s a chicago knife that is all one piece.

  34. I use knives all the time, but mine are horrible. I try to sharpen them, but they’re never sharp enough. It’s so frustrating. I’m always chopp;ing something; either fruit, veggies for salad, or veggies for dinner.

  35. My favorite knife is a henkels 5 star chef’s knife. I chop everything with it. Actually, I have 2 of them!

  36. I wish I could say I have a favorite knife set that I use. But in my 12 years of marriage, we have yet to have a great knife set. That is why I would LOVE to win these knives!

  37. I got my favorite knife several years ago from my Mom. It’s a great old knife that I use all the time.

  38. I currently use a 7″ Henckels, but I would love to switch to a japanese blade! I use it for everything except for tomatoes, which I think are too delicate for such a big knife!

  39. My favorite knife is the butcher knife. Id be cutting up meat

  40. two knives i love when cooking is the cheif and butcher kife. I could really use a new knife right now

  41. My favorite knife is my sushi knife I use it to help cut my delicious avocado and sweet potato sushi rolls;)

  42. My old chefs knife that not even sure it’s history
    Been great but time for a new knife
    With a new adventure in cooking at local foods cafe
    Lots of gorgeous heirloom organic produce to chop

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