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

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.

   

445 Responses to “Kitchen Knives Giveaway”

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    Cheri Anne — May 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest and repinned the White Queso recipe. That photo looks absolutely delicious.
    Pin URL: http://pinterest.com/pin/198299189812974279/
    Profile URL: http://pinterest.com/redcherianne/

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    Christi Brinkmann — May 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I use my paring knife for almost everything, like chopping avocados, watermelon, cauliflower, onions, etc. I would love to have some great bigger knives.

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    Kimberly Hilbert — May 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I have no “one knife” or even a series of knives. We have a knife set, but none of them are ‘special’ except for one bread knife (not part of the set) that my mom gave us.

    I’d love to have a special knife. I see the chef’s on tv have their faves. We do a lot of cooking. Lots of fruit and veggies.

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    jim lynam — May 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    LOTS OF VEGGIES.

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    Emily J — May 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I use knives most for chopping veggies. Onions are fun to chop!

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    John Billiris — May 4, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I use my knife for slicing veggies, and onions, and things like that.

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    John Billiris — May 4, 2012 at 6:23 pm
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    John Billiris — May 4, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Follow Big Kitchen on twitter
    @JBilliris

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    John Billiris — May 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Pinterest Follow & Re-Pin Something of Mine
    http://pinterest.com/pin/20125529555092800/

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    tallcapp — May 4, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I am forever chopping fresh vegetable—onion, celery, mushrooms, peppers, for my stir fry’s. Need a good knife for this.

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    Christine — May 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    for slicing veggies

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    Megan — May 4, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I usually end up chopping carrots for my lunch.

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    Patrice — May 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I tend to use my knives to cut vegetables!

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    Joanna Allison — May 4, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I use my knives to cut meat into cubes or strips most often.

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    Joanna Allison — May 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Followed you and tweeted. “I want to Win a Pair of Fabulous Kitchen Knives in the @AverieCooks @BigKitchenStore Giveaway http://tiny.cc/jbcpdw”

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    bonnie — May 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I use a Victorinox 8″ chef’s knife with Fibrox handle on a near daily basis. It’s very sharp and easy to handle. I love it!

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    Roxann — May 4, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I use my knives mainly for chopping vegetables and slicing meat.

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    Robin — May 5, 2012 at 4:30 am

    I use my knives mostly for chopping up veggies

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    Tari Lawson — May 5, 2012 at 4:32 am

    I like my Santoku knife best.

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    Robin — May 5, 2012 at 4:36 am

    I like Averie Cooks on FB – Robin Trexel

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    Robin — May 5, 2012 at 4:37 am

    I follow Big Kitchen on Twitter – Imawinnertoday

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    Karen — May 5, 2012 at 6:54 am

    I use my knives for chopping vegetables. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Reejen — May 5, 2012 at 7:41 am

    My favorite knife is a paring knife I got from Cutco many years ago.
    reejen at comcast dot net

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    dddiva — May 5, 2012 at 8:19 am

    We do a lot of salads and such so tons of veggies get chopped around here.

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    dddiva — May 5, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Follow you on twitter- dddiva & tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/dddiva/status/198794016333111298

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    dddiva — May 5, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Like you on FB Sherry Conrad

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    dddiva — May 5, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Follow Big Kitchen on Twitter dddiva

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    dddiva — May 5, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Follow you on Pinterest Sherry Conrad

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    russell bye — May 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I would love theswe knifes

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    Paula Tavernie — May 5, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Im always cutting fresh fruit and veggies with my knives!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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    Ann Council — May 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I owuld use for cutting meat.

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    tml — May 5, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Knife I bought years ago on kohls.com from the Food Network line….use it constantly for chopping vegs

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    Melanie MOntgomery — May 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I just moved into my new townhouse, and we havent bought any knives yet!

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    Vicki D. — May 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I have a Chicago Cutlery knife that I use almost every day.

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    Nicolette — May 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I follow you on pinterest

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    Nicolette — May 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I like you on facebook

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    mickeyfan — May 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I have knives that have cost a lot more, but my fave is probably the paring knife given to my (farmer) husband many years ago by a seed corn company. I think I use it every day and it’s still in great shape. Thanks DeKalb!

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    James Coyne — May 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I generally use knives to cut steak

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    James Coyne — May 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    i like averie cooks

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    tracy davis — May 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I use knives for chopping veggies.

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    Aaron Bretveld — May 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I have a 10″ chefs knife from Victorinox that I really like a lot.

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    Aaron Bretveld — May 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I follow you on twitter with user @elangomatt and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/elangomatt/statuses/198907234829340673

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    Aaron Bretveld — May 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I have Facebook Liked Averie Cooks

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    Jill L — May 5, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I’d say I cut onions and garlic the most.

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    Jill L — May 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm
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    Joanna Allison — May 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Liked Averie Cooks

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    Joanna Allison — May 5, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Following Big Kitchen. Twitter name is jsallis1

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    Dawn Reid — May 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Garlic and lots of veggies
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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    Linda L — May 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm

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

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