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:

Facebook Like Averie Cooks

Twitter Follow Big Kitchen

Pinterest Follow & Re-Pin Something of Mine

Instagram Follow

Stumble Follow & Stumble This

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 have this really nice knife set I bought from Costco but I have no idea what they are called….

  2. I am always cutting fruit with my knives! Time for some new ones.

  3. Christen Fengl Reply

    I love Kuhn Rikon knives. They come in such fun colors and stay sharp no matter what you use them to cut. I use mine every single day for almost every single meal that I make.

  4. I chop veggies a lot but unfortunately I do not have a good knife!! I would love to win these!

  5. i have already liked averie cooks on facebook :)

  6. SQUASH!!! lots and lots of squash is chopped up in my kitchen every week. My personal favorite is Kabocha, Butternut gets a close second, then acorn, spaghetti, delicata, and red curry squash are all great too!

  7. I am already following you on Pinterest and I just repinned multiple things of yours :)

  8. I am already following you on instagram :)

  9. I have a Silvermark High Carbon Stainless Steel Santoku Knife that I adore and use almost daily. So sharp and so great at cutting just about everything, comes in fun colors, and it’s cheap too!

  10. Already follow Averie Cooks on Facebook :)

  11. I use henckles knives and LOVE them!

  12. Also.. I follow you on pintrest. I repinned a lot of your candy posts! :)

  13. I chop lots of fruit and veggies each day to juice. I’ve always had hand-me-down knives, so some NEW knives would be awesome! :)

  14. Followed Big Kitchen on Twitter!

  15. I use knives mostly for chopping veggies.

  16. i use my grandmother’s (she has been gone 2 years next week) and they are getting a little dull, even when i sharpen them, they are just old. new ones would be fabu! thanks for the chance for some wonderful knives. love your blog and recipes, thank you for you! cheers, nicole

  17. These look beautiful! I’m a HUGE fan of Santoku knives, personally; I use an 8-inch Santoku as my all-purpose knife on a daily basis.

  18. Already following you on Pinterest, repinned your No-Bake Cookie Butter Spread Cookies!

  19. Following you on Instagram, username = RachelR0301

  20. My favorite knife is by far my Santoku knife.

  21. Following you on StumbleUpon, the link to this post hasn’t shown up there yet though!

  22. Veggies! And lots of them! Nearly all of my chopping goes to them, and I’m proud of it :-)

  23. Love big knifes, I use it for everything: chopping especially. it is much easier to use.

  24. I use my knives for cutting up fresh produce, mostly veggies!

  25. I cut veggies several times every day!

  26. I like my Wusthof chef’s knife.

  27. I like you on Facebook

  28. These knives look amazing, I use knives for cutting those hardcore squashes.

  29. I use my basic cheapo chefs knife daily, and some things are tough to get through. I’m looking at you, spaghetti squash! These knives look like they would halve a squash in mere seconds!

  30. I have a santoku that I use everyday for chopping vegetables.

  31. Twitter following Big Kitchen @ThatAshlei

  32. Ummmmm, I currently loathe each and everyone of my dull knives and have been on the lookout for some new ones! These look perfect!

  33. I currently use a “mini butcher knife” for everything! I don’t know the name brand and I can’t even find it on the knife. But, I’ve had it forever and it fits in my little hand!

  34. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted your giveaway!

  35. I have an 8 in. Cutco chef’s knife that I use daily. I’d love a new santoku!

  36. i mostly cut veggies with my knives!

  37. I have a cheap one from Walmart that is my sharpest, best knife!

  38. I already liked you on Facebook!

  39. I grow a lot of veggies, so these would be a great!!!

  40. I like you on fb :)

  41. I use my knife to chop veggies, usually cabbage, I really need a new knife. my existing one is both old and cheapo.

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