Kitchen Knives Giveaway

I recently received these two knives from Big Kitchen

Mercer Renaissance Forged Riveted Hollow Edge Santoku Knife, 7 Inch

and

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)

Or

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 http://tiny.cc/jbcpdw”

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

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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.

   

444 Responses to “Kitchen Knives Giveaway”

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    randi — May 4, 2012 at 4:52 am

    I chop herbs & garlic the most.

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    Denyne — May 4, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Knives are so important. I love my Chef’s knife and use it every day, for chopping just about everything. It’s a staple in my kitchen.

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    Allison — May 4, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I already follow you on Pinterest, and just repinned one of your awesome kid-friendly no-bake snack bars! :-)

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    Jeffrey P — May 4, 2012 at 6:15 am

    I have a set of sabitere knives from france. excellent but getting dated. These would make a nice addition to my set.

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    Charlotte Padgett — May 4, 2012 at 6:41 am

    I use my steak knives for everything because of the serrated blade. I sure could use a big knife.

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    crystle tellerday — May 4, 2012 at 6:58 am

    cutting meat and veggies

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    Minerva — May 4, 2012 at 7:20 am

    It’s embarassing to admit that out of the dozen knives in our utensil drawer. Only ONE works on most foods. The others are just a hazard to even attempt with.

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    Amy Z — May 4, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I tend to use my knives most for chopping up vegetables like asparagus, brussel sprouts, and broccoli.

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    Amy Z — May 4, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I’m following you @getbackzack, and I tweeted. https://twitter.com/#!/getbackzack/status/198430165901131776

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    Aimee — May 4, 2012 at 8:16 am

    These knives look fantastic. Your website is also fantastic, soooo glad I found it! :)

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    C.J. — May 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I use my paring knife most often.

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    Elizabeth — May 4, 2012 at 8:23 am

    It sounds terrible, but all I have is a little pairing knife that I try to use for everything. It makes for some interesting looking food! Real knives that are sharp would be amazing to use!

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    Elizabeth — May 4, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Following you on instagram!

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    Amy Z — May 4, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I liked Averie Cooks on FB via Amy Zak

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    Amy Z — May 4, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I’m following BigKitchen on Twitter @getbackzack

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    alyce poalillo — May 4, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I have a Cuisinart Chef’s knife that I use a lot and I mostly cut up vegetables daily.

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    Sonya — May 4, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I have several large santoku knives, my favorite being the Kitchenaid brand.

    I’m constantly using my knives, especially for fruits and veggies for snacks/meals.

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    Sonya — May 4, 2012 at 9:22 am
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    Belinda Shaw — May 4, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I have my grandmother’s large kitchen knife that I use.

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    Kiara — May 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I chop fruits with my knives.
    austma7@aol.com

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    ladywild — May 4, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I have a global chef’s knife that I love. The rest of my knives are pretty stinky.

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    ladywild — May 4, 2012 at 10:19 am

    liked averie cooks on FB

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    ladywild — May 4, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I follow BK on twitter

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    Daniel M — May 4, 2012 at 10:47 am

    chop them fruits & veggies mostly

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    christine — May 4, 2012 at 10:49 am

    my favorite knives are my kenkel and kuhn rikon knives, they both sharpen easily and stay sharp forever! i use them to prepare food for my family and friends!

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    Roxann Clark — May 4, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I use my mothers hand me down knife daily, but would love to have a new one

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    Alex — May 4, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I have one giant Henckles knife that I use EVERYDAY

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    Maya — May 4, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I use knives for chopping broccoli. Daily. lol

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    mike s. — May 4, 2012 at 11:42 am

    My wife and I use out very basic set of Kitchenade knives almost every day. It was a wedding present from my cheap-o brother… I think the set of 12 (including 6 “steak” knives) ran something like $30. They function, but we have to sharpen and hone them weekly. I’m just waiting for a knife to break and then it’ll be time to get a “real” set.

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    paige chandler — May 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I chop onions and garlic the most.

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    Rebecca Graham — May 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I like my RADA pearing knife that I use almost everyday.

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    Rebecca Graham — May 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Follow Averie cooks on Twitter: rhoneygee
    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/rhoneygee/status/198498638270431234

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    Rebecca Graham — May 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Follow Big Kitchen on Twitter: rhoneygee

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    Alysha @Shesontherun — May 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I use our bread knife all the time because we are always making homemade bread. Here is a link to homemade croutons I made using leftover homemade sourdough bread.

    http://shesontherun.com/2012/01/reduce-reuse-recycle/

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    Angela Spengler — May 4, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I use my knives for dicing vegetables, and sometimes for cutting of the tops of icee-pops for the kids when I can’t find the scissors.

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    Valerie Taylor Mabrey — May 4, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I have a very dull old knife that really does not cut but shreds
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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    Kathleen Conner — May 4, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I have a Victorinox, the one that’s rated highly by America’s Test Kitchen.

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    Kathleen Conner — May 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Follow @AverieCooks and and then tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/kc98765/status/198508844962430976

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    Kathleen Conner — May 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Follow Big Kitchen on twitter
    @kc98765

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    Kathleen Conner — May 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    follow on pinterest, and pinned
    http://pinterest.com/pin/124904589635591323/

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    randall robison — May 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    My favorite knive as of right now is basic brand chopping knife. I use it for everything for veggies and fruit. thanks

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    bendopp — May 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    my favorite knife is one with a bamboo handle that came in a set my brother gave me for Christmas!
    bendoppsw@gmail.com

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    Robert — May 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I really like the looks of these knives!

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    Diane R. — May 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I use a French chef knife most often and usually for vegetables and fruits.

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    Ana — May 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Mercer is definitely some of the best knives I’ve come across. I own one standard Mercer chef’s knife and I just refuse to use anything but that one. German steel is the best kind!

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    Lucy Schwartz — May 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I do not have a favorite knife. I use my knoves to cut and chop beggies and fruit, slice meat ,.

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    Cheri Anne — May 4, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I mainly use my big knife to cut meats (chicken, beef, etc) and my santoku knife for cutting vegetables.

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    Cheri Anne — May 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I follow you on twitter (@Cheri_Anne) and tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/Cheri_Anne/status/198552133975552001

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    Cheri Anne — May 4, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I like Averie Cooks on facebook
    - Cheri Anne

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    Cheri Anne — May 4, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I follow BigKitchen on twitter
    - @Cheri_Anne

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