August 16, 2011

My Favorite Knife Ever (Winners Announced!)

Time’s up!

The winners of the Wusthof 7″ Santoku knives are:

#1 Sara Fehling
#90 Sarah N
#394 Pam
#1378 Kevin
#2219 Rebecca

Congrats you guys! I’m so excited for you. That was a fun giveaway — how often does the first comment win?? Plus we have a “Kevin” winner. How fun. I’ve sent y’all an email!

Hi guys, I’ve got a fun Tuesday giveaway to share today. This Wusthof 7″ Santoku is my favorite knife ever. It literally changed my cooking life. Before I got this knife I avoided recipes that required a lot of cutting, especially cutting chicken. Talk about limiting my options. But what a difference a good knife makes! I feel so much more confident to try new recipes with this thing, because it makes cutting so quick and effortless. Prepping for recipes is a breeze.

I love this knife and I want you guys to have it too. I’ve got five (5) of them to give away today, courtesy of Wusthof.

Wusthof 7″ Santoku Knife Giveaway

Five (5) Kevin & Amanda readers will win a Wusthof 7″ Santoku knife, courtesy of Wusthof.

To be entered to win, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post: What one thing do you chop the most?

Contest ends Sunday at 8 pm CST. One entry per person, please. Winners will be chosen by and notified by email.

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Good luck!!

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Sara Fehling August 16, 2011 at 2:07 am

Onions. I use onions in most of the savory foods that I cook, so we’re forever chopping onions.

Dolly August 16, 2011 at 8:02 am

Celery. I use this in soups, potato salad, and of course my Thanksgiving and Christmas Dressing.

Lidy Caldera August 16, 2011 at 2:07 am

Chicken! It seems that it’s all I chop. When I make roast or stew, then I cut up veggies but maily…chicken. :)

Tori August 16, 2011 at 2:11 am

Onions here! Lots of recipes call for onions, green peppers, and celery as the base veggies, so I chop a lot of those. :)

Ring August 16, 2011 at 2:15 am

I chop a lot of garlic and shallots. A sharp and precise knife is a must!

jacci August 16, 2011 at 2:17 am

garlic, chillies and ginger – they form the base of most dishes i prepare.

olga maria August 16, 2011 at 2:18 am

onions and garlic!!!

Chelsee Ostler August 16, 2011 at 2:23 am

Hmm….I think I chop veggies the most. Specifically onions, but my favorite thing to chop with a good knife is peppers.

Sara August 16, 2011 at 2:26 am

Sweet potatoes! They’re SO hard to cut, and only good knives get the job done.

Katrina August 16, 2011 at 2:43 am

Omg I’ve been saving for the past month for this specific knife! I find myself cutting onions, garlic–any aromatics, really–the most often. The better the knife, the faster the onion’s cut…. no tears :)

rani August 16, 2011 at 2:46 am

The one thing I find myself chopping most is cilantro….I can’t get enough of it in just about everything!!!! I could use a great cilantro knife!! And, yes, I suppose I’ll share it with the onions and garlic!

Steffi August 16, 2011 at 2:49 am

I chop garlic onions and tomatoes the most. And tomatoes definitely require a good knife if not serrated!

Judy Jones August 16, 2011 at 2:49 am

Hard to choose just one thing but I guess that would have to be VEGETABLES!! You see, that way I can include peppers, onions, etc and not have to pick just one :)

Schmidty August 16, 2011 at 2:50 am

Onions, bell peppers, garlic, the trio I cook with daily. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kimberly August 16, 2011 at 2:51 am

I chop garlic and onions pretty much everyday!! I love Italian food and so I need these two items in almost every recipe!! That knife looks pretty awesome.

Janet Thwaits August 16, 2011 at 2:51 am

Onion!!!! Followed closely by nuts!!! I do a lot of chopping and would love to have this great knife!!! Thank you for all the fun contests you have!!!

Annie Reynolds August 16, 2011 at 2:52 am

Cranberries! Every morning my steel-cut oats get a sweet flavor boost with chopped dried cranberries. A sharp santuko would make this task fun!

Londra Fleming August 16, 2011 at 2:53 am

Celery, onion, peppers, lettuce….anything I can find to chop up to put in salad. I eat LOTS of salad!!!!!

Erika August 16, 2011 at 2:53 am

Onions. I love chopping them, so therapeutic. Would absolutely love to win this knife, as I’ve never owned a nice one before. Thanks for the give-away!

Dyan Witt August 16, 2011 at 2:53 am

I LOVE cooking but hate when I do not have the right knife. I would LOVE this knife so I could chop fruit. We LOVE fruit in my house.

Pamela August 16, 2011 at 2:55 am

Without a doubt, raw vegetables are the most chopped things in my kitchen. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.

Kim August 16, 2011 at 2:57 am

The tomatoes in our garden have finally begin to ripen–all at once! I have been chopping tomatoes all day for the gallons of sauce we’ve been making. That knife would make the job much easier!

Mari August 16, 2011 at 2:58 am

Gah. Believe it or not – chicken! ;D
Although I do my fair share of garlic, herbs and onions as well. I’ve bought (or dh bought for me) at least a dozen knives in the last 5 years or so. Everything from supposedly superior steel to those ceramic jobs.
I *wish* they would all stay SHARP. Like, new out of the package sharp. Wouldn’t that be a perfect world? :)

patti August 16, 2011 at 2:59 am


AnnMarie Psybylski August 16, 2011 at 3:00 am

oohhh, chopping rosemary, onions and garlic for yummies on the good ole’ bbq. Thanks for always sharing your goodies. Now THAT’S a knife! Happy Chopping to all.
Stay well,

Joy August 16, 2011 at 3:02 am

love that knife… I chop veggies

Teresa Beall August 16, 2011 at 3:02 am

Onions…. Onions… Onions!

Merry August 16, 2011 at 3:03 am

The fresh vegetables and herbs from my garden.

May August 16, 2011 at 3:03 am

Onions and garlic.

Scott "Wes" M. August 16, 2011 at 3:03 am

Garlic. I am always chopping garlic.

Morgan M. August 16, 2011 at 3:05 am

I am Italian. So everything I cook involves garlic. I am always chopping garlic!! I could use a new knife. Thanks Amanda! I love this giveaway.

Nancy August 16, 2011 at 3:05 am

Everything. I have a 6 year old/2 year old and cut most of their food. Besides that veggies.

Love the knife. I need some good knives!!

Jenny August 16, 2011 at 3:08 am

Chicken is what I chop the most! Yuck! But some veggies too!

Ashley D August 16, 2011 at 3:17 am

Most definitely onions, believe it or not, I never ever tear up. We have one working knife since moving and losing a box of kit hen stuff, this would be perfect to add to the mix.

themamahood August 16, 2011 at 3:17 am

I definitely chop onions, tomatoes, and potatoes most…I would love a knife that works good! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kim August 16, 2011 at 3:19 am

Onions! It seems most recipes start with chopped onions….

Carol August 16, 2011 at 3:20 am

Tomatoes this time of the year. I love our garden tomatoes!

Synz August 16, 2011 at 3:23 am

I would say beef! We love beef and kinda cook often out of it. :D

Stephanie August 16, 2011 at 3:26 am

Veggies. Pretty much all of them.

Jessica Asvitt August 16, 2011 at 3:26 am

I chop veggies the most… I love making fresh vegetable soup!

gina August 16, 2011 at 3:32 am

Veggies–everyday, we chop veggeis for salads, sides, to eat raw, etc. Most chopped item is veggies.

Cleo Starkey August 16, 2011 at 3:39 am

Veggies – I grow veggies in containers on our deck – love them raw or roasted!!

Kristine August 16, 2011 at 3:43 am

I seem to chop mushrooms and other veges the most. I could use a great knife!

Ginny August 16, 2011 at 3:51 am

Onions! Use ‘em in everything.

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 16, 2011 at 3:57 am

What one thing do you chop the most?

Debbie P August 16, 2011 at 4:01 am

Hey, I’m a vegetarian so I mainly chop vegetables, carrots, broccoli, pumpkin, squash, eggplant, mushies, . I love veggies and I definitely need a good knife!

Debbi Roice August 16, 2011 at 4:05 am

I probably chop more fresh veggie’s than any thing, but Since I cook a lot of stir fry, I also chop a lot of meat’s as well. I use to have one of these knives, but lost it in a house fire. I used it for just about every thing! It’s truly a wonderful knife ,for chopping, slicing,mincing, Whatever!

Georgia Peach August 16, 2011 at 4:13 am

Onions! Seems no matter what I am cooking it always seems like onions are the main item on my chopping block!

Kelly August 16, 2011 at 4:18 am

I try NOT to chop things because my knives don’t do the trick. But when I do, it’s onions. I avoid cutting chicken like the plague! Would love to win this!!!

Dee August 16, 2011 at 4:19 am

I’m always chopping onions!

Lori B. August 16, 2011 at 4:23 am

Any veggie! Love them and they make good finger food for the kids!

Sasha @ The Procrastobaker August 16, 2011 at 4:34 am

Thinking about it it’s probably cucumber! We have ‘cumber in basically every sarnie and salads most nights :)

Jodie M. August 16, 2011 at 4:35 am

I would have to say vegetables…peppers, onions, cucumbers and lettuce for tasty salads!

The Monogrammed Mrs. August 16, 2011 at 4:39 am

I chop veggies a lot!

Alison August 16, 2011 at 4:39 am

Definitely onions!

Mikki August 16, 2011 at 4:42 am

Onions and garlic!

Laurie K. August 16, 2011 at 4:43 am

I mostly cut up veggies, my knives are worn down dull little stubs, so its hard to cut much of anything.

Robin August 16, 2011 at 4:44 am

I chop all sorts of veggies

Gretta List August 16, 2011 at 4:44 am

I am always chopping onion!

Sue K August 16, 2011 at 4:52 am

Lots and lots of onions

Evelyn August 16, 2011 at 4:55 am

Peppers mostly, but a lot of vegetables too. :)

sheena August 16, 2011 at 5:01 am

onions :)

Melissa n. August 16, 2011 at 5:05 am

Garlic or onions.

Jan August 16, 2011 at 5:06 am

I’d say it’s a close tie between peppers and onions.

Linda August 16, 2011 at 5:06 am

Raw veggies, veggies and more veggies! Thanks for the chance!

Nancy August 16, 2011 at 5:08 am

I’d have to say onions!!!

Rebecca August 16, 2011 at 5:09 am

Any veggies you can throw in a salad..YUM!

Jackie S. August 16, 2011 at 5:09 am

I chop a LOT of carrots and celery…my boys LOVE them and eat them almost as fast as I cut them. Like everyone else I cut a lot of onions as well.

Lori August 16, 2011 at 5:14 am

Cucumbers! DH takes a salad to work every day and I am always chopping cucumbers!

Vini aka Pooh! August 16, 2011 at 5:17 am

Onions and tomatoes – I never seem to like recipe without tons of onions or tomatoes

Sara August 16, 2011 at 5:17 am

Veggies! Probably green peppers the most … followed by onions, banana peppers, squash, and tomatoes! My mom has this same knife and she loves it!

Vicki Mc August 16, 2011 at 5:18 am

Onions! Doing them with a not so sharp knife makes me weepy :)

robin August 16, 2011 at 5:24 am


Southern Gal August 16, 2011 at 5:27 am

Onions and bell peppers are tied for first place!

Maureen August 16, 2011 at 5:28 am

onions, followed closely by peppers and celery!

Mary Katharin August 16, 2011 at 5:30 am

Onions hands down followed by tomatoes. Boring person :)

Kristi August 16, 2011 at 5:32 am

Onions…Onions…and more onions!!!!

Nicole G August 16, 2011 at 5:32 am

I chop a lot of potatoes for oven fries!

Yvonne B August 16, 2011 at 5:33 am

Definitely onions.

Maria August 16, 2011 at 5:34 am

I had a very, very good knife many, many moons ago. It’s edge is a little worn and it’s not as straight edge as it use to be. Every time I cut onions, i find myself doing double the work even when i sharpen the edge. Cutting rooted vegetables is just as hard/difficult. So receiving this knife as a gift will alleviate this difficult task. thank you,

Cary August 16, 2011 at 5:35 am

Most often, I chop onions and bell peppers.

Tara Smith August 16, 2011 at 5:35 am

I most often chop apples for my girlies! (Red for one, green for the other….they can’t be simple!)

Amanda R August 16, 2011 at 5:38 am

Onions and chicken as we eat a lot of those. Thanks so much for the chance to win this knife, it looks awesome!

Jan August 16, 2011 at 5:41 am

Onions, celery, and bell peppers – the holy trinity! I live in South Louisiana.

Shannon August 16, 2011 at 5:42 am

I feel like I chop chicken all the time! Guess I should be eating more veggies, huh? :)

Ionara August 16, 2011 at 5:42 am

I chop a lot of vegetables…thank you!!!

ann August 16, 2011 at 5:44 am

Garlic! Lots of it!! Almost everyday for Korean dishes! (And my guacamole!!)

Stephanie August 16, 2011 at 5:46 am

I need a good knife for cutting chicken and veggies.

Claudia August 16, 2011 at 5:47 am

Vegetables, mostly tomatoes, and there is no worse combination on the chopping block than a soft tomato and a bad knife!

Sarah N August 16, 2011 at 5:47 am

Chicken. Yuck!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Tracy August 16, 2011 at 5:50 am

My “chop-off” would be between tomatoes (used in lots of things) and a dark chocolate chocolate bar (for molten lava cakes). YUM!

Andrea August 16, 2011 at 5:51 am

What I chop most is garlic and onion for all the homemade pizza I make!

Jet August 16, 2011 at 5:53 am

What I chop the most…ONIONS. Seems like onions are a daily chopping item at my house.

Amy F. August 16, 2011 at 5:54 am

Mostly onions and garlic. Everything good comes from those basics!

Cheri August 16, 2011 at 5:54 am

Chicken- I chop chicken every day for Brandy, my boston terrier. She’s a picky eater and a little chicken added to her food makes her gobble her food right up. Wonderful giveaway as always!

Katie August 16, 2011 at 5:55 am

I chop veggies! Peppers, sweet potatoes, carrots, and onions most often. I love roasting a big pan of yummy veggies!

Barb August 16, 2011 at 5:55 am

I chop lots of vegetables. I’d love a knife. Thanks!

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Sarah August 16, 2011 at 5:57 am

Tomatoes! Lots and lots of tomatoes!

Debbie August 16, 2011 at 5:58 am

Same here … ONIONS and garlic … closely followed by shoulder of lamb

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