The winners of the Microplane Essential Kitchen Tools Giveaway are:
#26 Maureen: “Very hard decision, I guess first my Chef’s knife, then my cast iron fry pan.”
#740 Caroline: “My dough blade!!! I use it almost daily which is silly because I don’t make bread everyday. But I love it and could not get through my cooking frenzies without it.”
#1087 Heather Jenkins: “I love my apple corer!”
Congratulations girls! I’ve sent ya’ll an email. Enjoy your new goodies!
I’ve got a great giveaway today for fun set of new kitchen tools from Microplane. I love kitchen gadgets, and these are a few of my favorites – plus a new one that I can’t wait to try! I want you guys to have ‘em too. I’ve got three (3) sets of these to give away today, and they include one each of the following tools from Microplane:
Microplane Classic Series Premium Zester/Grater
Microplane Easy Prep Pizza Cutter
Microplane Easy Prep Straight Peeler
Microplane Specialty Series Cut Resistant Glove
How awesome does this look? This is the one I can’t wait to try.
From Microplane.com: “Microplane’s easy to use Herb Mill cuts fresh herbs like parsley, dill, cilantro, sage and mint with hundreds of tiny scissors without bruising or blemishing. Dishwasher safe.”
Microplane Gourmet Series Coarse Grater
Microplane Gourmet Series Fine/Spice Grater
How to Enter
To be entered to win the Microplane giveaway, all you have do to is leave a comment on this post. What is your one favorite kitchen tool? The one you could never be without, the one you think everyone should have? I can’t wait to read your responses on this one! I bet I’ll be adding a few to my collection…
Contest ends Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 8 pm CST. One entry per person, please. Winners will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email. Giveaway provided by Microplane.
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The pizza cutter!!! I was just looking at it a day ago! Thanks!!!
Couldn’t live without my food processor!
My favorite tool in the kitchen is my husband. I am a terrible cook!
My chef’s knife. I use it for everything. I’ve heard very good things about Microplane though, just haven’t gotten around to buying one yet.
I was tempted to say my kitchen shears, but that’s just a sometimes convenience. What I really can’t live without is a good quality, really sharp knife. Thanks for the giveaway!
I am in desperate need of some replacements. The zester is always a hugely used item.
Pot holders! I have like 10 because as soon as the oven dings they all seem to hide from me! And I panic to find something to use so my food doesn’t burn!
Hands down my stoneware scraper from Pampered Chef! I buy my kitchen tools from a variety of locations, but these handy little scrapers are my favorite!!
I can’t live without my mini wisk…love it!
I would love to win! I have been eyeing a microplaner for ages! My favorite kitchen gadget/gizmo I insist on having is my Pampered Chef stoneware to cook on. I cook everything on it!
Gotta be my knife. Seems like I’ve always got some chopping going on.
I love my Pampered Chef Wooden Spoon/Spatula set! Thanks for the giveaway!
A really good knife!
I love so many things in my kitchen… parchment paper, my microplane zester, my Kitchenaid, my food processor… it’s my favorite place to be!
Ashamed to admit it, but my microwave is the best :(
I kind of feel like I cheat when I use it, but I am attached at the hip to my Kitchenaid standing mixer–the classic, tilt-head, 5 QT model. My grandparents had a tradition of giving the girls in the family who graduated from high school $300-worth of jewelry, but when my turn came, I respectfully asked for a mixer instead. They loved my idea so much, that they continue to gift the same item to all of my cousins. I’ve had it for 9 years now, and it’s truly indispensable, and is the primary workhorse in much more than baking (which I’m pretty great at. if it’s okay to toot my own horn)!
I love my microplane zester and garlic press (not microplane). Use those two almost every day!
my chef’s knife! I use it all the time and am constantly washing it!
I would be lost without my knife!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE Rubber Spatulas…. have at least 20 and use them for everything!
Favorite is my Kitchen Aid hand mixer, i use it at least 2-3 times a week! I am SUPER interested in that herb mill…. perhaps that will be my new favorite!
When my Aunt passed, my relatives pounced on her belongings like piranha. There was not much left, save for memories. I did get some of her amazing recipes and a small all-purpose knife. This things is probably 70 years old, if it is a day. The handle is near giving out, but the blade is still true. It is not the things, but the meaning behind the things. That which others find to have no value are worth the most.
I appreciate good things that make our lives worth living.
my kitchen aid mixer! love it for kneading dough. next up: cinnamon rolls with craisins!
I love my Kitchen-Aid mixer best for sure!
Oh my goodness, the zester would be the best addition to my kitchen- I frequently bake and have a lame zester/peeler that barely gets the job done :(
I’m not sure about my favorite kitchen utensil, but I know what my fiance’s favorite tool is- his Darth Vader spatula!
My favorite item is our food processor. Couldn’t live without it!
Excluding anything that plugs in, I love my little cookie scooper the most.
Wooden spoons and rubber spatulas from pampered chef.
Pizza Cutter. We use it for much more than pizza.
Definitely a whisk! This is an amazing giveaway!!
My father is Italian, so I love Italian food, and we really love our round parmessan grater… :)
The herb mill looks really cool – I spend so much time prepping / cutting that I often resort to dry herbs in recipes. I have the Microplane zester and love it.
My wok and bamboo spoons!
I mostly use my big knife.
Definitely my Kitchen Aid mixer, couldn’t live without it – I use it almost daily!! Thanks for the chance to win those fun tools!!
My food chopper…use it for chopping all the fresh fruit and veggies that we have been cooking with lately. Had to change up our diet for health reasons and now are making everything fresh and from scratch…thank goodness for our Cuisenart!!
Most definitely my chef’s knife. It is the one tool I use every single day…that & my toaster.
I can’t live without a good set of knives! And I so want that Herb Mill! I pinned it to my wishlist board on Pinterest a while ago. Yeah it’s awesome!
saptulas and “bar board” mini cutting board that are great when you just need to cut a lemon or fruit for the kids snacks!
I love my peeler which is about 13 yrs old and still sharp.
My Chef’s Knife which I keep well sharpened makes all the difference in the kitchen
I need all new gadgets- what I currently have actually hinder me:-(
My favorite tool is my Pampered Chef Hold n’ Slice. No more fear for my fingers!
For baking…a scale!!
After using one at a friend’s house, I got my own Dexter knife from a restaurant supply store and love using it every single day. It was less than $20 and is so sharp and feels good in my hand. Also, totally in love with Dawn dish detergent. It makes doing dishes so easy!
My favorite tool is the most essential……an excellent chef knife!
I am pretty fortunate that my husband does 90% of the cooking, but when I do make my way into the kitchen my favorite tool is my kitchen sheers. I just asked my husband what his favorite tool is and he said, Pizza Cutter. I think he was being silly because he couldn’t find the pizza cutter tonight. Looks like we need the Microplane Easy Prep Pizza Cutter.
I love anything that helps with cheese, as that is pretty much my favorite food. I also love the thing that removes kernels from cobs of corn.
I use the pizza cutter ALL the time! Couldn’t live without it! Well, maybe I could… but it makes life so much easier :)
Silicon oven gloves with a long cuff made from very thick padded fabric. I can reach right into the oven and get multiple things in and out without burning my arms on the side of the oven!
My favorite kitchen tool is a chef’s knife. Thanks for the giveaway!
I like my ceramic ginger grater! Thanks for the chance to win!
Definitely my food processor! Quick and handy for any kitchen job!
I love my pizza cutter. I use it for pizza of course and for making rolls. It cuts the dough nicely for crescent rolls, which are my favorite to make!
My favortie kitchen utensil is my whisk and 2 sets of nylon spatulas, I use the whisk all the time and the spatulas..they are so useful indeed..how i would love to win those tools, my, oh my..luv your blog, happy holidays!!!!!~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!
I love my apple slicer. It makes it so much easier!
The best kitchen tool is a good set of sharp knives. That herb mill looks really cool!!
My go-to kitchen tool is my pampered chef food chopper!!
I love my pampered chef knife! Great giveaway
I just have to say I love my pizza cutter! It’s a lifesaver with 2 toddlers in the house. Cutting up dinner in a million tiny bites with a knife and take forever but with my pizza cutter it’s done in seconds. Plus it doesn’t smash stuff or demolish yummy things like pancakes. We even bought a smaller one to keep in the diaper bag for dinners out! Lifesaver I tell ya :)
It’s a tough call, but I have to say: My coffee burr mill grinder! I have no other way to control coffee grind sizes to make uniformly excellent coffee with my various coffee makers: drip, press, and espresso. Runner up: knife sharpening system by Spyderco.
Not too exciting, but my wooden spoons!
I LOVE my spatula. A good heat resistant one. not too fancy, but ESSENTIAL.
I love microplane, would love to win! :)
The whisk… Ok, now I know it’s nothing fancy, there are no batteries, or cords, or gadgets involved, but every time I get to use my whisk, I get excited.
It’s a toss up between my silicone spatula and my Pink Cinderella Pyrex bowls.
My peeler! :)
My kitchen Shears are my favorite. They are perfect for cutting up meat for chicken nuggets for my wee ones or cutting open packages. I use them on a daily basis! I would love to get a new micro plane!
I love microplane, but as a starving college student it will be a long time before I can afford my own… Unless I win this, of course :)
This is gonna sound totally lame, especially since it was a gift-with-purchase. But it’s the container/grater thingie that I got when I bought 2 lbs. (or however much it was) Kraft cheese recently. I love that the grater fits right over the little storage container. Before, I’d position a grater over a plate, which wasn’t very stable. (I once grated a knuckle. I know; gross.) And, if I don’t use all the cheese I’ve grated (OK, so that hardly ever happens, because is there such a thing as too much cheese?), I can put on the lid and store the cheese for another time.
I couldn’t live without my chef’s knife. I use it for almost everything I cook!
Pizza Stones! I love a crisp crust.
Kitchen Aid mixer…greatest thing ever. And, mine is purple – I’ve been known to call it Her Royal Grapeness on occasion. A good spatula is always necessary too!
I couldn’t do without my 8 cup measuring cup. I use it to mix up so many things. But I’d love these microplane tools!
My favorite kitchen tool has to be my tongs. We use them everyday for everything.
Definitely my Kitchenaid Mixer, couldn’t live without it! Well…I could, but life wouldn’t be as much fun! ;)
My favorite kitchen gadget has to be my garlic press and my second fave would be my skinny scraper spatula. Thanks for the chance at winning some awesome kitchen gadgets!
my tongs, they are handy so often.
I love my Zyliss non stick garlic press – it crushes cloves of garlic without having to peel them first! These tools look very useful though – thanks for the chance to win them. :)
My chef’s knife! I can’t imagine life without it.!
My favorite kitchen tool is my Pampered Chef food chopper! Works great with everything and is definitely used with every meal prep!
I couldn’t live without my kitchen shears or my Wilton silicone spoon scraper. Love them both.
My kitchenaid mixer, I love it and refuse to move it from the counter even though my fiancee complains.
My cuisinart food processor–I use for everything, cooking would be no fun without it!
I guess I’m just a simple gal… I love my potato peeler :-)
Can’t cook without a good, sharp knife!
Cutting board and good quality knives.
Hey Amanda! I definitely could not live without my paring knives. I have a set of three, one a smidge larger and one serrated. I use one or more of them every night. The tools look amazing – thanks for the chance to win one!
Love the grater but the herb mills looks great!!
My favorite kitchen tool is my grater, that I use for grating potatoes to cheese.
I don’t think I would ever want to live without my Pampered Chef Food Chopper.
I love the herb mill!! What a great gadget – hope I get a chance to try it!
oooh, i want that herb mill to use to make a giant bowl of homemade salsa skeime (at) gmail
I love my little pizza cutter!
My apple corer and slicer. Makes it way easier to prep a snack in the morning!
A paring knife. I LOVE my knife. I use it all the time. Sometimes when I actually shouldn’t. :-)
My new set of kitchen knives. Love this giveaway!
My favorite tool is my silicone spatula/spoon from papmered chef. I have the big one and the little one and use them all of the time.
I couldn’t be without my cooking shears! I am constantly needing them! :)
I love my stoneware from pampered chef! I use it for pizzas, cookies and lots of other things!
You can’t beat a good sharp knife. It makes all your prep so much easier.
awesome give away. i can’t live in the kitchen with out my kitchen scissors. i cut up just about everything with them, pizza, chicken, lettuce. you name it i seem to use my kitchen scissors to cut it!
I think mine would have to be a good paring knife or scissors. I use them all the time.
can’t live without my hand mixer! such an essential baking tool! would love to get one of those beautiful KitchenAid stand mixers one day though!
Food Processor ;)
My most favorite is my parm grater… the one that you put the cheese in and turn the handle..it’s the best!
Love my little kitchen knife I’ve had for 38 years and it’s still my goto for every job in the kitchen!!
I love the zester/grater!
My favorite kitchen tool is my Silpat non-stick baking mat. So awesome!
My rubber spatulas are my favorite kitchen tools – they help me get eeevery last bit of batter out of the bowl when I bake :) I’ve been looking for a good zester to add to my collection of kitchen tools – this one looks perfect!
My big bad-mutha-shut-yo-mouth knife :)
The microplane grater is awesome for ginger in Thai cooking I’m addicted to these days!
My chef’s knife. It’s amazing. You can do so much with a chef’s knife!
Oh DEFINITELY a good knife! It is such a pain in the butt when you are trying cut up meat or veggies with a dull knife. Then you butch up whatever it is you’re cutting. Presentation is big for me so I hate when I’m trying to get precise cuts and a bad knife ruins it for me! It’s the worst with sushi. Good knife is key to a happy kitchen.
my favorite kitchen tool is my kitchenaid mixer
My apple peeler/ core/ sliceer. Love it for apple pies!
That’s a hard decision for someone like me but I use my zester/grater constantly for so many things. Unfortunaley, it is not a Microplane brand and has seen better days. I would love to win this one! Thanks for the giveaway!!
I love my spatula. Without it I was wasting so much food that I could have used in my recipes. Plus it’s a pretty green, and has a bamboo wood handle.
My Kithenaid Mixer for sure…it’s actually in the shop right now and I can’t wait until Tuesday to pick it up! :)
Great giveaway. I couldn’t function without my kitchenaid mixer.
My one litchen tool I could never live without is my food processor. I got one as a gift and did t use it for a about a year and a half. Once I used it I couldn’t believe I waited so long. I use it all the time now.
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and all of your great posts.
I have this ridiculous 20″ rocker pizza knife that no home cook really needs. But, whenever we order take and bake it is a pretty fun gadget to have. We all fight over who gets to cut the pizza.
My favorite kitchen tool(s) are my new pots and pans. There is a steamer pan and I love it!!
the herb mill! I’ve been using cilantro a lot recently and that would come in SO handy
I love my Zylis garlic press! It is so easy to use!
A good cutting/ paring knife. You can’t start a kitchen project without a good knife. My paring knife/knives travel with me! The worst part is I have no idea where I got them. :-|
I am always cutting my herbs by hand. I really need to check out the Microplane Herb Mill.
I would enjoy the Herb Mill. I grow my own herbs and this would be fantastic!
Thanks for everything Amanda. I am continously using things from you blog. Keep up the awesome work!!
My pizza cutter is my must have!
My kitchenaid mixer!
My baking pans!
I would have to say my skillet for sure.
The ones you are giving away!!!!!!!!!!
I would love to try the herb mill!!
I love my food processor!!
my pizza pan that doubles as a cookie tray
I would have to say my potato peeler!
I could not live without the 3 1/2″ serrated edge paring knife from Victorinox. This is the most incredible knife, they’re inexpensive and cut through anything!
I love to bake so I’d have to say my favorite is my silpat!
Oh my word, we have this little gadget that dices onions into perfectly symmetrical/identical little bits, with one motion! Can’t beat that. It’s the one item I miss the most when cooking in other kitchens besides my own!
I love my collapsible can strainer from Wilton. It’s the perfect size for a can of beans. You just pour them into the strainer (which has a nice long handle!) and rinse. I also love spoonulas!!
I love my cast iron skillet!
A kitchen knife! I love my new pink cutting knife I received as a gift :)
My favorite kitchen tool would have to be the KitchenAid Mixer, makes things so simple!
I love my stand mixer!
I would have to say…a good cutting board! I use mine every single time I cook! Thanks for the great giveaway – I would also say that my microplane grater is a close second! I always use it to mince my garlic instead of using a knife or garlic press.
I would have to say my calphalon skillet. Is that considered a kitchen tool?
My go to kitchen tool is my mezzaluna knife from the Giada at Target collection…makes chopping a breeze. Love it and it’s affordable!
I love a good knife. Thanks for the contests. Love your blog.
My mini chopper from pampered chef!
I love the glove! I am also scraping a knuckle or finger! Everything looks fabulous!!
Simple tools like a paring knife, a potato peeler, nut grinder…I don’t have any fancy tools. I would love any of those microplane tools. My kitchen definitely needs some upgrading!
My knives! Good ones are essential to cooking!
1) sharp knife 2) food processor
just added: herb mill
fantastic giveaway, thanks!
I love my knives! Whenever I am cooking at someone else house and go to cut something up I almost always struggle with their knives! Good quality, sharp knives are a good thing!
My favorite kitchen tool is my Shun chef’s knife.
Right now I’m thinking my favorite is my kitchen scale. I’ve been making a lot of European recipes, and I couldn’t get by without the scale!
Great giveaway! I think I couldn’t live without my knife or spatula!
My garlic peeling sleeve thingie from pampered chef is my favorite little thing in the kitchen! I asked for a food processor for Christmas, so that may replace it, but until then, the garlic thing it is! :)
My best kitchen tool hands down is my electric cheese grater. It allows me to buy in blocks so I am not paying for cheese that is shredded which costs more, and saves me a ton of time.
I love my garlic press!
I love my food chopper!!!
I love my Kitchen Aid Mixer and Pampered Chef Chopper. Couldn’t survive in the kitchen without them!
I’m just beginning to “get into” cooking…so I don’t have any favorites yet…HOWEVER…that cut resistant glove looks like it’s right down my alley! That would be SO helpful to me! Thanks for such a great contest and I love your blog!
My Pampered Chef food chopper. I chop every darn thing with this.
Now that I have a KitchenAid mixer, I don’t know how I ever lived without one. I wouldn’t give it up for the world.
I use my Cutco knives EVERYDAY. But I do love my microplane grader. I think I would love, like you, the microplane herb mill. I love your site. New to it this week.
My kitchen aid standmixer by far… It took me 3 years to splurge on that baby and now I cant live without it! I am so inspired to make new things each week. Dont know how I got by with it this long… The herb mill looks AWESOME!!
I love my “The Perfect Beaker.” You can measure in cups, pints, ozs., tbsps, tsps., even ML/CCM with this one tool. I think my brother saw Alton Brown recommend this tool and bought one for himself and for me. It really is very helpful!
I could not live without my Kitchenaid Mixer!! I’ve only had her about a year and baking and cooking are so much easier now. I can’t imagine my culinary life without it!
i know it’s wierd, but i use my beaba babycook every day! i used to use to make babyfood for my little girls, but now i use it as a great steamer. no pots or pans, dishwasher safe, and veggies are always steamed perfectly! i would LOVE to have the cut resistant glove. i cut myself all the time and my husband was just mentioning that he should get me one of the gloves that divers wear in the shark tanks! and the day before thanksgiving i cut off part of my finger using a slicer and had to call 911! so if i don’t get picked, i think i’ll order that glove! ;)
What a great giveaway. I’ve never tried these products before. My favorite kitchen “gadget” is my Vitamix. I use it every day to pour fruit and vegies down my kids in the form of delicious smoothies!
Just today I was talking about my KitchenAid mixer. It just does what it is supposed to do, and does it so well.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Henckels chef’s knife! It’s my absolute most favorite kitchen tool…it makes all the difference when prepping meals!
What an awesome giveaway! I could NOT live without all my pearing knives and a pizza cutter, which I use for wayyyy more things than just cutting pizza!
I don’t have a lot of kitchen gadgets but I do have a garlic press… I couldn’t live without it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
My bamboo salt cellar!
My favorite kitchen tool is one of my knives. I use the same knife for almost everything! Couldn’t cook without it!
My mini food processor is my handiest, I use that thing all the time! …and it’s at least ten years old. Also, my trusty whisk, I love it!
Garlic press! It may be a pain to wash but it is worth it to not have smelly garlic hands.
I love my cheese grater. Cuz I love cheese! Spatulas r my fav too. I have some on my Christmas list! That glove looks so cool! Hope I win!!!
wow those look amazing, i have 2 microplanes so far and i LOVE them, such innovative products!
I love my bamboo scrapers!
I love my Microplane grater, and would love to try these new tools! Thanks for the chance to do just that!
Great knives.. love my santoku!
I love my chopper from Pampered Chef. Don’t know what I would do without it.
Can’t live without my mandolin slicer!
Definitely my straight peeler!
my kitchen aide tongue with silicone grips. Anything silicone, I will love.
Kitchen shears, which I use in place of a knife whenever I can. But I think that herb mill would be a lot more efficient…
I would have to say my bosch mixer! It comes in handy for making 6 loaves of bread and 6 dozen caramel rolls, and those huge batches of cookies!
What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance at winning:)
my knife!! love it…can’t use any other knife when i am in the kitchen!
I love my kitchen shears as well. With two little boys ages 2 and 4, I would not know what to do without them. That herb grinder looks amazing though.
I don’t have any fancy-schmancy kitchen tools to brag about… but I guess my can opener is pretty cool!
Pick me! Pick me!!
a good pizza cutter. From Baby Food to Pizza to french toast. it cuts everything
this may sound simple but my PINK knife! I use it at almost every dinner time prep
I have a long skinny spatula that works awesome. thanks for the fun giveaway … I’d love to win!
my favorite kitchen tool is a good knife. you can do anything with a good knife, but without one, it’s a sad day. :)
my kitchenaid is a must have!
I LOVE my magic bullet. It hardly ever even makes it to the cabinet. It does all my chopping and mixing.
i LOVE my stand mixer!
I would have to say my Pampered Chef food chopper! No onion tears with that one!
I seriously could not live without my mini-turner by Mercer. You have got to try this thing. I will never go back to “regular” size turners again…………
Probably my knives, which really need to be updated.
Perhaps my immersion blender. These all look very handy, thanks!
I love my chef’s knife. It’s sharp and I use it for everything.
What a fun giveaway! Our favorite kitchen gadget is a good quality knife set.
The grater!!! I want my food to be gently and consistently flavored. Perfection. x-)
My juicer!! I love it!!!!
A great set of knives. We are always looking for a better set of knives. We use ours all the time and have still not found the perfect set. Something that looks nice that we can leave out on the counter but works great for whatever we need cut. From bread to cheeses to meats. We need a set that does it all at a reasonable price.
My small microplane….fresh-grated nutmeg in apple pie….wonderful!!
A spring form pan…..or 2. :)
A whisk is the tool that I cannot live without.
The cut resistant glove looks perfect! It reminds me of the mithril material on Lord of the Rings! ;-)
My spatulas and potato masher…. Love them both!
My LeCreuset silicone spoonula–part spoon, part spatula, a must-have for bakers!!
My favorite kitchen tool is a really nice knife. I went a long time in my life using old crappy knives. Now I know better.
my pampered chef garlic peeler/slicer…i use it very often, and it makes me happy that its so easy!
my pampered chef vegetable peeler! i use it almost everyday! LOVE it!!!
I wouldn’t be able to live without my paring knife! I use it for everything! no matter how big or small!
My mixer … we use it almost constantly!
I love my deboning knife.
The tool I can’t live without is my apple cutter! It makes cutting an apple so quick and easy, I use it daily!
There are so many useful kitchen tools but I can’t live without a good chef knife.
My rubber spatula! I stir just about everything with it. But I have been eying a microplane cheese grater for some time, MUCH easier than the giant pyramid I use now.
I love my Pampered Chef paring knives! And a small pizza cutter I got from Ikea, it will cut just about anything!!! :)
I love my garlic press. It is a must have in my house!!
I would be lost with my bamboo cutting boards and the knives that go with them.
I really like my different sizes of stainless cookie-dough scoops. They do multi-duty for cookie dough, ice cream, and to measure out different measures of ingredients. LOVE THEM!
Pizza cutter! Use it on everything.
The one thing I could never be without in the kitchen is a good set of knives. That is not to say I wouldn’t love to have all those microplane tools!
love your giveaways!!!!
I love my food processor – we eat a lot of salsa at my house and I couldn’t make it in large quantities without my food processor.
It’s so hard to pick a favorite. If I had to pick one, it would be my Santoku knife. I just love it!
My small food processsor/chopper.
I love my garlic press!
Probably my garlic press… I put fresh garlic in EVERYTHING and it saves me from having to slice it by hand!
I love my immersion blender! It’s so much easier to clean than my big bulky blender!
My Kitchen Aid mixer is my favorite kitchen tool. I would be lost without it.
My Pampered Chef STONES!! LOOOOOVE THEM!
Small ice cream scoop, because that’s how I get cookies perfectly evenly sized! That herb mill looks amazing!
I LOVE my pampered chef apple peeler/corer! I also can’t remember what life was like before my kitchenaid mixer! I do too much baking to not have one… at least that’s the excuse I told myself when I bought it :)
I love my pampered chef peeling tool for apples. My daughter loves to do this for me. Great times in the kitchen!
Ooh really like the gloves. I always get scared of getting my fingers.
My Rada paring knife and cheese cutter.
This is an awesome giveaway.
I think a good set of knives is essential.
My fave kitchen utensil is probably my blender, without it i would not be able to make my favorite smoothies or my familys favorite drink in the world, . . . frozen hot chocolate!! thank you i hope i win
omg, I was just showing my daughter those today at Williams-
Sonoma TODAY, I can’t wait to win them!!!!
My food processor, definitely! It’s great for anything from veggies to cheese to making pie crusts. Everyone should have one!
My favorite is a little food chopper! I love, love, love it. It chops onions, peppers and everything really well, which means I don’t have to stand there chopping forever!
Sweet giveaway. I got the cut resistant glove because of your blog last year. Favorite gadget is pampered chef can opener, no sharp edges left. Thanks!
The zester! So many uses and I love anything that doesn’t take up much space in my drawer!
My 60 year old iron skillet…my mother got it the first year she and my dad were married. It’s extremely well seasoned and I use it almost every day. It readily evokes many childhood memories. Also my stainless steel fish turner…it’s thin, flexible and great for more than just fish…and my cake tester!
i’m not so gadgety (yet), so do most things with a knife & cutting board. i really like my pampered chef knife that cuts & spreads though.
My mist have is a very sharp knife followed closely ny my coffee grinder (aka everything grinder). The tool of choice would be the herb mill.
Definitely wooden spoons :)
I love my Crock Pot! And, in a close second, my KitchenAid mixer :)
My absolute favorite are kitchen shears…I have 2 pairs because one if them is ALWAYS being used for something in our kitchen!
My pair of tongs!
My spatula. Thanks for the giveaway Amanda!
I love my microplane coarse grater; I use it for everything and would love to add to my collection!:)
I love, love, love my immersion blender!! It’s my favorite. And my second favorite is my pampered chef chopper (which has broken and I need to replace!) I think my new favorite would be the Microplane Herb Mill for my herbs I grow on my porch! Pick me:)
I would die without my mini spatula…so good for getting in those small places!
i simply couldn’t live without my salad spinner!
My mini food chopper is probably the best. I just got it last Christmas not knowing what I would ever use it for. I found so many uses for it. Now it stays on counter top.. Love it!
My favorite kitchen tool is my Santuko knife because it is the.best.knife.ever and it was a random gift from my husband.
I love kitchen gadgets! My “palmpeeler” is one of favorite kitchen gadgets. So easy to us! Here is a link to what it is http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=311170&catid=185823&aid=337953&aparam=chef_n_palmpeeler_palm_&CAWELAID=969758440
without a doubt my garlic press!!!!! Iuse it ptactically daily!
I have a wonderful flexible spoon/spatula. It’s wonderful for scraping the last bit of batter out of the bowl or for flipping crepes.
The one tool I think is necessary in the kitchen is a good sharp knife. The other thing that I personally think is really handy is keeping multiple pairs of scissors available for food. That way it’s easy to open up bags and if they get messy just put them in the dishwasher and pull out a clean pair.
I would say my most essential kitchen item is a great 8 inch chef’s knife. It really makes cooking and preparing food so much more enjoyable! After that, it’s probably my mini food processor.
Have to be my kitchen shears. I use them for everything!!
My favorite kitchen tool has to be my Kitchen Aid Professional Stand Mixer. Its an ace when it comes to baking cakes!
My santoku knife. I use it every day.
I love my garlic press, couldn’t cook without it!
I know it will probably sound weird – but with 3 kids in grade school and our busy schedules – right now my favorite is my crockpot.
My garlic press! I use it all of the time! :)
I love my microplane cheese grater. And, a good ‘ole wooden spoon is nice to have around too!
my food processor. does that count?
I would have to say it’s definitely my KitchenAid Mixer!
I don’t know what I would do without my whisk. I use it every day.
Thanks for you website.
My favorite is my Kenwood Chef â™¥ I love it! And mine is almost 50 years old. Bought by my husbands grandma when my husband mother was getting married so she could make food for her wedding. How cool is that?? I was so happy when I got it and it’s bot awesome to use and awesome as a kitchen decoration.
I couldn’t live without my kitchen scale. I love to bake and find that weighing my ingredients makes for more accurate and consistent recipes.
The one kitchen tool I can’t live without… can you take a wild guess? Haha the muffin pan of course!!
A good paring knife! A kitchen is incomplete without one!
I need everything in this giveaway. NEED! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
i think my fave is my big ole butcher knife. a good knife makes the biggest difference in the world!
You can never go wrong with a good grater!
My favorite would be the glove, if I had one! I’m always slicing a nail when I prep my food, and this would save so so many manicures!
I love a small colander that can be versatile for many jobs!
My processor does things that just nothing else will do. It’s heavy and I get tired of washing the parts, but there you are. Close second would be my microplaner. It turns lemon peel into a cloud of lovely lemony zest that just dissolves into whatever you are making. Terrific!
I use my 8 inch chefs knife almost everyday.
Mine would definitely be my food processor. I can’t live without smoothies :D
Oh I have so many things…I love gadgets! My favorite would have to be my apple corer. We use it on everything!
I am loving my cast iron skillet, so multi-functional & just gives foods that extra home-cooked yumminess!
I love my knives…can’t live without them
I couldn’t live with out my measuring cups:)
Garlic press. It saves me a lot of time
I actually just love the old rolling pin! So many things you can make with it from desserts to pizza!
bakeware!!! i love to bake!
I’ve bought 3 of these as gifts in the last two years. I need one! Thanks!
The kitchen tool I cannot live without is the vegetable peeler!
Well, it’s not new and fancy, but a crock pot. Perfect for week nights!
I have one GOOD knife and I pretty much use it for everything!
I have to have my microplane. My daughter gave it to me for christmas a few years ago and I wouldn’t give it up for anything.
I’d love to try the Herb Mill. I’ll have to put that on my Christmas list! Picking a favorite tool would be like choosing my favorite child……..it’s too hard…….I love my gadgets….oh and I love my kids too!
Wow! That Herb Mill is really cool. I have not seen that in the stores:) Thanks for sharing.
These all look fab, but I have to say the peeler is my fav. Love the orientation of the blade to the handle, looks so comfortable to use!
I hope I get picked! This kitchen stuff looks AWESOME and would be a total upgrade from my college hand-me-down collection of kitchen tools (which has gotten quite rusty, to be honest!) Microplane: I want you!
I make homemade flour tortillas and I couldn’t live without my tortilla roller. It’s different from other pastry rollers in that it’s smaller and doesn’t have handles.
Of your different tools, i really like the herb mill. That could become my new must have tool.
I love my apple corer!
I love my garlic press. Couldn’t live without it!
I’m going to have to go with my food processor. I make soooo many things with that!
A good set of knives is essential for creating great dishes but I must say what I find myself using over and over again are my kitchen shears. I use them for prepping almost every dish I prepare.
I have to say my knife. It’s amazing what a big difference a good knife makes!
I cannot live without my Microplane fine premium zester/grater. It’s my “go-to” piece! Works with everything – from lemon & orange zest to parmesean cheese to nutmeg! I love it so much that I bought a course grater for even more cheesy goodness. They stay sharp and work like a charm!
My favorite kitchen gadget would be old fashioned potato peeler. We peel alot of potatoes dont know what I would do if didn’t have it . Thank you for chance to win some awesome kitchen tools
i LOVE microplane products…. hope i win!
I have a couple “cool” tools but the one i couldn’t live without is a paring knife!!
I need fun things to help me get excited about cooking. These are great!
Besides my coffee maker? I have a set of bamboo stirring spoons that are easy clean up and remind me of making cookies with my grandma- no room for a big mixer in my kitchen, so everything is mixed by hand!!
I don’t know how I survived without my stick blender, but once I got one there was no turning back! This giveaway looks awesome!
Having a good sharp knife. I can’t do without my knife, always need it for chopping veggies.
I could not live without my food processor. I use it for cookies, soup, pie crust, pizza dough, pesto, grating cheese…..How could you not have one. I have a small one, cheap ones and one good one. I love them all.
I would have to go with the peeler. I’ve peeled potatoes in the army with a knife. I’ve peeled potatoes for my mother, my wife and for my own cooking with a knife. YuK!
A peeler works better and faster and cleaner and is a joy to use.
The herb mill looks interesting.
All the utensils are great and one could say necessary. The comments will be interesting.
I really love my stand mixer! I use it several times a week and can’t remember what I did before I had one.
My spoon/spatula thingee. I use it every time I mix up anything – it gets every drop out of the bowl without any waste.
I don’t use this all the time, but when I do, I love it anew every time. It’s a little cookie dough scooper just like an ice cream scooper with the little lever that swipe the scoop out cleany onto the cookie sheet and produces perfectly round blobs of the same size.
A chef’s knife makes all the difference when cooking, I love Shun Classic 4.25 Mini Chefs Knife. I bought this recently at Crate&Barrel because I’ve had the Shun Utility Knife and adored it. This knife feels great in the hand, has good weight and heft for such a small, easily-handled knife. It does a lot of things that you might think you’d use a paring knife for, but the depth of the blade makes cutting through thicker foods and chopping a breeze. I find myself using it for all kinds of everyday tasks.
the herb mill will save tons of time and effort!!
This isn’t really a tool…but I would say knives. We use them all the time, more than any other tool or silverware
The must have is a good pair of shears and food processor, makes life so much easier!
I love my garlic press!
I’ve got the zester and it is one of the most used tools I have!
I really like my microplane that I use for cheeses and chocolates – between that and a good set of ceramic knives I just found – I’m having fun “playing” in the kitchen.
But then I love kitchen tools and equipment
My favorite tool is my hands…without those, nothing else is possible :) Next to that, I’d have to say my Kitchen Aid Mixer, which I bought in 1992…it’s still going strong!
Kitchenaid Mixer…I do a lot of baking…and love the mixer, as well as Pampered Chef measuring spoons!
The one thing I could not go with out are my whisks, I seem to use them almost every day!
I love my zester! It is a combo, with micro zesting, built in peel slicer, and juicer! its the best.
The most used, best-purposed tool in my kitchen is a Berndes super flexible spatula with holes, designed by Karl-Axel Andersson/Morgan Ferm. They are sold for around $7 at Williams Sonoma and will make over-easy eggs picture perfect, as well as having the proper length to easily flip BIG pancakes. Buy more than one; you will go nuts looking for it if it’s in the dishwasher…
My favorite kitchen tool is definitely my food processor, it just helps out a lot and save me time. I like how fast it makes sauces and vegetable creams, and smoothies.
I would absolutely love to get my hands on the the Herb Mill – saves time and the results look amazing!
I could not live without my mini chopper. Especially when chopping onions!
I’m fairly boring, but my essential is my Kitchenaid Mixer. I grew up with one and never knew how to bake without one until I moved out on my own. Needless to say, I quickly learned how much I loved it and promptly bought my own.
my kitchen scissors!
I have a pair of Henckels kitchen shears that are still going strong after many years. They even survived being run over by cars on the main road outside our neighborhood after I accidentally left them on the back bumper of the car and drove off! They’re a little beat up, but they work wonderfully!
My pineapple cutter…it peels, cores, and slices the whole thing for you!!!
Two favorites: My Wusthof knife and my meat thermometer (changed the way I grilled). But these tools would be my new favorites!
a good paring knife is probably my most versatile tool
Hard to choose between that and the hard silicone spatulas and pizza cutter though.
Love microplane zesters and would love to win this prize!
This is an awesome giveaway!! I definitely need a good, sharp knife.
My meat thermometer. The kind where you stick the probe in the meat, set the temp you want it to be, stick it in the oven and wait for the alarm to sound when it reaches the temp. No more overcooked meat!!
A great knife, of course (my inexpensive Santoku is my favorite right now), but I use my garlic press a lot….
My favorite kitchen tool right now is a bright red wide-mouth kitchen funnel. Walmart – .99 cents! I’m making my own baby food for my little boy and this funnel is the best thing ever for quickly and easily filling mason jars. And the color red makes me smile.
Hey! I am pregnant and daydreaming about making my own baby food! Any suggestions, recipes, etc.? Thanks!
I love my microplane grater, so the peeler grabbed my attention. My favorite kitchen utensil, however, are my silicone spatulas. They are always dirty because they are the first thing I use whether stirring up pancakes, making scrabbled eggs, or stirring a sauce on the stove.
I have to say my Pizza Cutter….LOVE it!! What a great giveaway!!:)
Our most essential kitchen tool is our little kitchen compost bin. We put all our scraps in it and bring it out to our big compost bin outside. Not only do we lessen our garbage but we put it to great use in our garden. It is the perfect cycle!
Interestingly our kitchen compost bin is an old chamber pot with a lid and handle for easy carrying. We have two, both of which we got at antique stores. They also look great in our kitchen!
I can’t live without my micro-planer but I have been dreaming of the herb mill for a while now. Great giveaway and Happy Birthday weekend darlin’ :D
HERB MILL IS AMAZING :)
A good and sharp knive!
Wow, all of these gadgets are cool! As a soon-to-be graduate, I’ve been learning the importance of cooking my own meals. One kitchen gadget I cannot be without are spring-loaded tongs that make easy work when I’m cooking something, either in the oven or on the stovetop. :)
Mini spatulas from Pampered Chef. I use them for everything.
I know it’s simple, but a good, sharp chef’s knife is the most important thing ever. If you can’t cut, you can’t cook. I’m stuck on the Shun knives right now…
My cast iron skillet!
A hand mixer! Cant live without it!
My favorite kitchen tool would have to be my electric mixer, makes everything so much easier!
Love, love love my zester. These make a great gift!
Hmmmm…this is tough! I love to cook, but if I had to choose I would have to say my wide spatula. It’s perfect for pancakes and cookies and pretty much everything else needing picked up! Thanks for another great giveaway!! Keeping my fingers crossed :)
I don’t know what you call it, but it’s a curved knife that you rock with one central handle to chop things!
I love my new wusthof 7″ chef’s knife!
This isn’t a tool, but lately I think of it as one – a big mixing bowl. I’ve found that when in a pinch, I can go without my stand mixer, food processor, etc., as long as I have a big bowl!
I love my knife and kitchen aid mixer:)
I love, love, love my Kitchen Aid mixer….couldn’t live without it!
My fav kitchen item…it’s a tie between the food processor and kitchen aid mixer!
I know I’m not being terribly original, but it would have to be my Wustof knife. Nothing like a sharp knife to make chopping easier!
How fun to have a some new tools for Christmas dinner! Always enjoy your pics!
Cheese grater. We love cheese in our house!!
it’s a toss up between sharp knife or a rubber scraper!
I cannot live without a GOOD sifter. There are so many poorly manufactured or designed sifters out there that can make baking so difficult. I would not be able to bake without my different sifters!
Can’t live without my VitaMix! Would love a microplane and the spice mill. They look like wonderful tools!
My knives are my favorite tools. They are the starting point for everything I make. I keep them sharp so they are ready to go. I have to admit I also love my food processors, full size and mini. You have the best giveaways, thank you for doing this for your readers. Happy Holidays!
wow! always been dreaming about getting a microplane classic premium zester. Cos i don’t have such fine zesters and ended up zesting my skin off with those rough ones.. Ouch >.<
and I cannot cannot cannot live without my kitchenaid mixer!
My whisk! I seem to be needing it constantly! I almost had a meltdown when I couldn’t find it a week before Thanksgiving!
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
I’m more of a baker, so I’d definitely have to go with my rubber spatula. Perfect for scraping that last bit of batter off of the sides of the mixing bowl!
I love my kitchenaid mixer!
My knives of course!!! Love them!
My favorite kitchen utensil is not really a utensil at all, but ziplock bags save my life in the kitchen. I use them for leftovers, prepping, frosting cupcakes, drizzled desserts, and much much more!
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Wow, what a great giveaway! I am loving the herb mill. I cannot live without my knife, a good, sharp knife is essential!
I love love love my silicone spatulas!
My favorite kitchen tool is my blender. I use it all the time. :)
Does a Keurig count? Probably not, lol. I love my kitchen shears… I use them all the time and should probably invest in a better pair.
I adore my scoops, for portioning out cookies, muffins, homemade candy, ice cream of course and even savory dishes.
The ice cream scoop, of course! :)
I recently bought a set of Food Network measuring spoons from Kohls. They have spoons at each end, and they are shaped differently so that you can use the spoon twice without mixing up which end you use. My favorite part is that they join together by magnets instead of by a ring. They stay together in the drawer, but they pull apart with no fuss. (I love the herb grater! I would use it everyday!)
I love my wooden spoons! Not a huge fan of the metal ones!!
My santoku knife. Love it!
Well, knifes is so necessary in the kitchen but my favorite is my rubbermaid spatula. I love it!!!!!!! it makes me easy my pastry life, jeje!!! ;D
I can’t live without a good knife.
I can’t live without my wooden spoons! They’re hand-carved, old, and stained, and I use them pretty much every day.
I love my Pampered Chef food chopper! I use that baby at least twice a day :)
I can’t live without my rubbermaid spatula!! It is my favorite ;D Great giveaway!!
Just a good knife!
the herb mill looks pretty awesome
I think the one tool I use for practically evertything I cook/bake in the kitchen is my Pampered Chef Mix N Scraper spatula. I have one of the Microplanes and I LOVE it for grating all types of cheeses. The herb mill looks completely awesome & I’d love to test it out. :)
My Kitchenaid mixer! Love it!
can’t be without my pampered chef garlic press! a must have!
A good knife is important!
My favorite would have to be a pizza cutter.
My vegetable peeler from Pampered Chef. I’ve bought others but always go back to this one.
A good knife, must have, always in the kitchen!!!
My best knife is my #1 fave kitchen item!
It would have to be my garlic press. I use it everyday!
Love my knives, food processor and kitchen scissors that are so sharp they could be used in surgery! (Can’t pick just one!)
Having a nice set of knives is definitely my essential cooking tool!
I love my vegetable peeler. This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!
My best kitchen item is a potato peeler I purchased for .99c about 20 years ago. I’ve purchased other ones but none of them are as good!
My pizza cutter, I cut everything from bread for croutons to sandwiches and pancakes.
My Mora knife from Sweden. It is a utility knife, but it does everything I need in the kitchen…unfortunately, they’ve discontinued the model I currently have. Best part about these knives, they’re inexpensive, but work as good as knives 10x their price.
I have a narrow little whisk that fits perfectly in my hand and I just love it for salad dressings and sauces. I have a cheapo pizza cutter that works perfectly to cut personal-size quesadillas. And I have an adjustable measuring cup that intrigues me but never fails to fail me – and yet I can’t get rid of it.
I LOVE Kitchen gadgets, but I will have to say that I can’t live without good sharp knives. You can do anything with the basics but the gadgets sure do make things easier don’t they? That Herb mill looks amazing!!
Thanks for the opportunity!
My Kitchen-Aid mixer. Couldn’t be without it. For reals.
My Rada vegetable peeler. Love that thing! Great giveaways! Thanks.
Kitchen tools are one of my weaknesses so I have a ton! It’s hard to pick…..but lately my kitchen shears have been a life saver. Super easy to cut food into the right size for the little one.
It’s a tie between my Global chefs knife and my KitchenAid red spoonula (it’s a spatula..or maybe it’s a spoon!), I have three and they are in constant rotation.
For me it’s my pastry cutter I use it more often than I ever thought I would and am so glad I have it!
One of my favorite kitchen gadgets is my garlic press. I don’t like mincing garlic, because my hands get so sticky and garlic-y, and my garlic press spares me from that–so I like it. A lot.
I am a total sucker for cheese graters. I buy them all the time, always hoping I have finally found the “perfect” grater. But I usually find something wrong with them once I try them out. My husband and kids are constantly making fun of me over the amount of cheese graters I have in the kitchen.
I would have to say my rubber spatula, great for scraping out bowls!
My Rachel Ray Lazy Ladle and Spoon. I can’t cook with out them now! :)