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

Pineapple on wood table

to cleaning and chopping heads of lettuce

Lettuce in bag

Chopped up Lettuce

To chopping oranges and cucumbers for and Cucumber Orange Dill Relish

Cucumber and orange chopped up

Cucumber and orange chopped up with dill

to cleaning and slicing watermelon

Half piece of watermelon

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

Snickers Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

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”

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

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