Weekend Giveaway: Wüsthof Knife and Knife Sharpener Set

posted by Andrea | 09/21/2012

Update: This giveaway is now closed.

Congrats to:

  • Janis (jksabel@…)
  • Caroline (carolinealittle@…)

 

Over the past 3 months, we’ve been living without a “real kitchen”. Sure, we created a somewhat functional kitchen in our office… but it didn’t have running water (so you can image how functional it really is!)

In an effort to simplify our lives while living without a kitchen (and without a bathtub or utility sink to wash dishes), we decided to use all plastic bowls, plates, cups, and utensils — yes, they are recyclable! We also used slow cooker liners to cook in our slow cookers, disposable plastic containers to store food, and disposable aluminum pans to bake in our toaster over.

It’s amazing how FEW dishes we had to wash this entire summer!

However, one of the kitchen items I simply could not replace with a disposable alternative was a good sharp utility knife (and yes, I did try — but cutting onions, fruits, and veggies with a plastic knife didn’t work very well.)

Thankfully, Wüsthof sent me their new Micro-Serrated 4.5-inch Utility Knife — and it has quickly become my new go-to knife for just about any quick cutting task.

I realize I’m not a master chef, but this knife makes me feel like a pro!

I’m a big fan of the smaller size — it’s big enough for any small to medium cutting task (no, I wouldn’t tackle a watermelon with this knife) but still small enough that my hand isn’t sore after using it. Plus it’s basically 2 knives in one (yay for space-saving) because it has BOTH a straight and serrated edge which really comes in handy.

I have a few really nice knives… but I’ve never sharpened them because I was sort of intimidated by the whole process. Wüsthof wanted to help me out here too, so they sent their 2-Stage Universal Knife Sharpener… and it honestly makes the whole process super easy. The knife sharpener has 2 notches to quickly and easily sharpen pretty much any knife you own; and it’s small enough to store right in your kitchen drawer.

After about 15 minutes, I was able to sharpen all my knives (they are ready and waiting for lots of use once our kitchen is finished!) 

If you’re looking for a great knife and knife sharpener to add to your collection (or to give as a gift), you’ll definitely want to enter my giveaway below.

The Giveaway:

Today, TWO lucky readers will win a Wüsthof prize package that includes:

How to Enter:

1. {required} Leave a comment on this postWhen was the last time you sharpened your knives?

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please visit the actual blog post to enter. Email entries, Facebook comments, and Twitter messages will NOT be counted.

Prizes:

(2) Wüsthof prize packages as described above.


This giveaway ends at 10:00 pm on Monday, 09/24/2012 and is open to US residents, 18 years or older. I will use And the Winner Is to select the winning comments at random. Winners will be notified by email and noted at the top of this post. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize or I will choose a new winner. Please see my full disclosure policy and contact me with any questions you have. Good luck!

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476 comments

  1. Allison

    09/24/2012

    I sharpened my knives a year ago with my own block. I just liked Simple Organized Living and Wustof on facebook.

  2. christine sandmann

    09/24/2012

    I am constantly having my husband sharpen my knives. It is usually a couple times a month.

  3. Karen D

    09/24/2012

    I never do them all at once, but I did one last week.

  4. Vern s

    09/24/2012

    Nice set.

  5. Karen D

    09/24/2012

    I like Simple Organized Living on FB

  6. Melissa Gingerich

    09/24/2012

    I rarely ever sharpen my knives. I would love to win this!!

  7. Karen D

    09/24/2012

    I already like Wusthof on Facebook

  8. Katie L.

    09/24/2012

    I have never sharpened my knives. I am having a hard time with tomatoes now! :)

  9. Jeremy H.

    09/24/2012

    I just got my first Wusthof knife a couple of weeks ago. A 10″ carving knife and I love it! I don’t sharpen my knives much, seems to take to much time. I need something quick and effective!
    I also liked Wusthof and Simple Organized Living on Facebook.

  10. Ian

    09/24/2012

    Tomorrow: last time my knives are sharpened.
    Ages ago: like Wusthof on facebook.

  11. Barb

    09/24/2012

    Haven’t!!

  12. Jared

    09/24/2012

    I really like knifes and wüsthof make my favorite.

  13. Kevin Snyder

    09/24/2012

    I need a sharp knife, I usually just get new ones, just like the lawn mowers blade.

  14. sheela

    09/24/2012

    I have never sharpened my knives- just keep buying new ones and also keep the old ones:)

  15. caroline

    09/24/2012

    never!!!

  16. caroline

    09/24/2012

    Already liked and then liked!

  17. christine sandmann

    09/24/2012

    I like simple organized living on facebook

  18. christine sandmann

    09/24/2012

    i like wusthof on facebook

  19. Laura

    09/24/2012

    Got our knives 5 years ago when we got married and they’ve never been sharpened!

  20. Laura

    09/24/2012

    Already like SOL on Facebook…

  21. Adam Eichorn

    09/24/2012

    I last sharpened some of my knives about 2 months ago.

  22. christopher sorel

    09/24/2012

    friday before trimming my brisket

  23. christopher sorel

    09/24/2012

    Like Simple Organized Living and/or Wüsthof on Faceook

  24. Tiffany

    09/24/2012

    I haven’t sharpened my knives in over a year. They desperately need it. Or i just need a new set!

  25. Julie Souza Bradley

    09/24/2012

    I liked you both!

  26. Julie Souza Bradley

    09/24/2012

    We sharpened knives yesterday. Boy, were they dull!

  27. Dee

    09/24/2012

    I’ve had Wusthof knives for over eight years, but I’ve never sharpened them. :T

  28. Dee

    09/24/2012

    I liked Simple Organized Living on FB and already liked Wusthof. :)

  29. John Billiris

    09/24/2012

    I think about 6 months ago

  30. John Billiris

    09/24/2012

    I like Wusthof on FB

  31. kimbly

    09/24/2012

    I sharpened the knives about 7 months ago – but they need them again!

  32. Jeremy

    09/24/2012

    Love Wusthof, would love another!

  33. M. Schneider

    09/24/2012

    I end up sharpening my most-used knives about once a month.