Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A giveaway—anyone want a santoku knife?

Well, I guess it's true what they say—never bring a zester to a knife match!

Thanks to the generous folks at CSN, I am happy to be able to send one of my readers this fine chopping instrument.

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Here's the skinny on the knife:
This asian styled knife features a broad blade and especially sharp cutting edge. The all around winner of the asian kitchen can be used threefold: for preparing meat, fish, and also vegetables. All santoku knives by J.A. Henckels have a fine-polished razor edge that gives them their typical sharpness. The hollow edge is ideal for extra thin cutting.

Features:

* Precision, stamped construction for durability through the full length of the knife
* High quality, German stainless steel blades are durable, stain and rust resistant
* Black, satin-finished polypropylene handles with triple rivets
* Fully visible tang construction provides proper balance
* Handwash recommended
* Lifetime warranty against defects in material and or craftsmanship


To enter the contest, all you have to do is reply to this post.

Do you hand wash your knives, or stick them in the dishwasher?

I used to hand wash them meticulously. But lately, I've decided that our relationship would be much better off if I put them in with the rest of the dishes and save myself some time and effort. Sorry, knives.

Entries will be allowed until 8 a.m. on Monday, the 8th, at which point I'll choose a random winner and announce it here. The winner will then be contacted if you have an email address associated with your post. If not, the winner can contact me at firewifekatie@gmail.com and we can get the knife on it's way.

Any takers?

26 comments:

Tom said...

I need another knife (though according to America's Test Kitchen I should be getting a forged one, not a stamped one). But a one is better than not a one. I do love America's Test Kitchen.

Hi I'm Leslie......... said...

It actually depends on my mood - I love my knives and generally hand wash them but sometimes I make such a mess that I can't face hand washing everything. :)

Hydrant girl said...

Dishwasher.... is that bad? I buy mine from Canadian Tire though....

Julie said...

I hand wash them! I used to put them in the dishwasher, but then invested in some nicer ones and I want them to last.

Mrs. McFadden said...

Hand Wash always!

S said...

Mine go in the dishwasher. I'm like you, three kids and a FF on shift, so my knives get treated like any other dirty dish.
But for this knife, well, I'd love it and hand wash it and name it George! (Bugs Bunny reference, anyone?) :)

Firefighter/Paramedic said...

S- I'm not ashamed to admit that I got the reference!

Melissa W said...

Dishwasher all the way. We've been using the same knives that we got for a wedding present 10 years ago.

Mrs. Lukie said...

When you don't have a dishwasher, your only other choice is to hand wash. Who doesn't have a dishwasher in 2010? Yeah, a couple who is renting a home built in the 1920's :)

Kristen said...

Depends how dirty. Not much, handwash. Super dirty, dishwasher. Husband just doesn't like them to sit in water because the handle gets corroded or something like that.

christy rose said...

I throw my knives in the dishwasher and I would love to add that one to my collection to wash along with all the others. :) Nice giveaway

Lola said...

Nice giveaway...I handwash my knives. I heard its better for them? Not sure...

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

Oh, the dishwasher...our cheapo knives came from Kmart a million yrs ago.

Just spent a looooooooong time reading your blog (have bookmarked your husband's for later). You have a great "voice" and a good eye for photo too! You two sound like such a perfect "fit" for each other. I felt so sorry for your hubby when he lost his school stuff out of the truck, and I just admired him so when he took the time to prepare that man some breakfast-- he goes the extra mile. Can't believe your grandmother painted her own ceiling -- yikes! (Found you from PW fb.)One question-- does your hubby still drive 100 m to work? And -- one more thing-- thank your husband for tip about hitting fire ext. with rubber mallet---gonna show that tip to my hubby this evening.

Fire Wife Katie said...

Aww, thanks, and welcome, Dee! Fortunately, my husband no longer has to drive 100 miles to work--now it's only 50. :) It's still a long drive, but after his time out in the desert, I'll take it!!

S - I got the reference!

Mrs. Lukie, we lovingly referred to the portable dishwasher that we got while we were renting as "The Marriage Saver." :)

Rachel said...

Oooh! I have a tiny one of those knives but have been wanting to try the regular size one!

Really enjoying your blog - so nice to "meet" you!

Quest and Stephanie said...

I love this knife! I always handwash my nice knives we got as wedding present, but we have some cheaper ones that go in the dishwasher.

Emily said...

I handwash - but only because we don't have a dishwasher in the apartment! My husband promises me that as soon as we buy our first house he'll get me a dishwasher, and when that day comes I can guarantee the knives will be going right into it!

Fiddle1 said...

dishwasher..b/c I didn't know that was a bad thing. I really need a nice chopping knife.

Rhona said...

I hand wash. I try to dry and put them away when I am done with them but that happens less often than I like.

Lynelle said...

Unfortunately the house I have moved into is too small for my dishwasher. :(

I did handwash my knives even before that and they hang on a magnetic strip in the kithen ready at hand.

Love a good set of knives as it is the basis for your cooking.

wife.mom.nurse said...

I nearly cut my finger off grabbing a peeler from the utensil rack of the dishwasher. Now I wash everything really sharp by hand and put them back right away. Most of my knives are dull and wimpy :(

stickynotelife said...

handwash only. I got yelled at once by my favorite chef when he found his favorite knife in the commercial dishwasher. Granted I was 14 and had no idea that it could ruin his knife!

Sandy said...

I've heard such great things about these knifes and I could really really use one since I'm doing a lot more cooking these days! Thanks for a chance at this giveaway!

sandyalamode (at) gmail (dot) com

Kathryn said...

so cool that you're doing a giveaway! I could really use a good knife around here :)

missycollins said...

I throw my knives in the dishwasher, mostly due to laziness :)

Alan said...

I hand wash them - partially because we have toddlers around that can open the dishwasher! I'd hate them to have a chance at those knives. But I would love a chance at a new one!

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