Best Gifts: Kuraidori Knife Set


Jingle jingle! It's time to kick off the giveaways!
 
Yesterday I shared my Best Gifts for the Home Cook list for 2015 (go here to take a look at the full list). It represents some of my favourite items to wrap up for friends and family who love to spend time in the kitchen.
 
The best part about this annual campaign on Family Feedbag is that I give away every item on the list! Yes, because you come here and indulge my recipe writing habit all year long (seriously, thank you for that), this is my chance to show my appreciation and toss a little sparkly magic dust into the air to help get us all into the holiday spirit.
 
The first item I'm giving away is a 7-piece Kuraidori knife set and block, exclusively from Home Hardware. If you're like me, knives are at the heart of almost everything you create in the kitchen. The right knife makes the job easier, quicker and safer. And just like any kitchen tool, knives need to be replaced over time when they become damaged or just aren't doing the job like they used to.
 
This incredible set comes with all your standard knife sizes, plus a sharpening steel to keep them slicing smoothly. The blades are made with high quality German steel, giving the perfect amount of heft to each knife, and the handles offer a secure grip to make chopping and slicing a breeze.
 
These are amazing knives. I cut a large watermelon the other day and it sliced it like a hot knife through butter. I love a great knife, and now you can have a whole set of them.
 
Scroll down below to enter the giveaway. It's really simple to enter. And make sure you come back for more giveaways in the coming days. Magic dust to all!
 




To enter the giveaway of a 7-piece Kuraidori knife set with block, available exclusively from Home Hardware, leave a comment on this blog post telling me what food you find to be the most difficult to cut up. PLEASE LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN.
 
One entry per person. Canadian residents only. A winner will be selected randomly on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific. The winner will be contacted directly and announced on Family Feedbag and its associated social media channels.
 
Good luck!
 
 

82 comments:

  1. I find garlic especially hard to cut up - floyddg@hotmail.com

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  2. squash is the hardest thing i find to cut through -pamleard@gmail.com

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  3. Mangoes - I always feel like I'm wasting half the fruit cutting it up the "correct" way.

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    1. Shoot, I hate having to login for this, I forgot my email. robson_andrea@hotmail.com

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  4. Yams and sweet potatoes are so hard to cut through!

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  5. Tomatoes are the worst. My knives are so dull I squish then, more than I cut them. mattincanada@hotmail.com

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  6. Tomatoes unless you have a fantastic knife and butternut squash is always a workout!

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  7. Sweet potatoes - We probably make sweet potato fries twice a week and each time I dread that first cut. I've asked Santa for a new chef's knife! lori@wildfireonline.ca

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  8. Great giveaway, Amy! I would say hard squashes and pumpkins! Paula (pjmarchese@gmail.com)

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  9. turnip but worth it.
    johanna1868@gmail.com

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  10. butternut squash...they are just so tough skinned. happinessandskinnyjeans@gmail.com

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  11. For me it would be a turkey. It is one of the many reasons I still to this day have never attempted cooking a turkey dinner :) Is that weird? Lol! I also agree that any of the squash's are definitely a challenge! noel.l.wing@gmail.com

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  12. I find raw meat of any kind the most difficult to cut up. I have terrible knives though, so that doesn't help! Thanks for the giveaway! Name- Erika Letson erikaletson@outlook.com

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  13. Squash, for sure! esthervandergugten@gmail.com

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  14. Large items like squash and pumpkin. ll (at) bell (dot) net

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  15. I think I'm with the majority - winters squashes are the toughest to break down. onewetfoot (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. What a great give away! I find sweet potatoes challenging! Don't know why but they always seem that they should cut easy and then the knife gets stuck half way in -- and doesn't want to come out! vrsinclair@gmail.com

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  17. Butternut squash!! So worth it though! mariavictoria_23@yahoo.ca

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  18. Sweet Potatoes! They never turn our nicely cut!
    hayleys_19@hotmail.com

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  19. I'm with everyone on sweet potatoes! Ugh they're the worst. My knife always get stuck. And then when I switch back to regular potatoes I brace myself and push down too hard forgetting how easy they are to cut in comparison! Lol brittani.mcgregor@gmail.com

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  20. A great giveaway, Amy! I find any hard squash - I'm looking at you Acorn squash - is awkward to cut without the added worry of losing a digit in the process. thebakingbookworm@gmail.com

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  21. Turnips are the most difficult to cut up!

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  22. Ugh, spaghetti squash is impossible, especially without any grown-up knives! I almost took my thumb off last week!
    nicolembarnett@yahoo.ca

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  23. I feel like I'm copying everyone else here, but squash is the worst! All types, and pumpkins, and especially butternut squash. Second runner up: trying to slice in half a giant head of cabbage. :)

    maxlevine [at] gmail [dot] com

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  24. Watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew, particularly early in the morning when I'm making lunches!

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  25. Yams and sweet potatoes always! ...and tomatoes unless my knives are really, really sharp!

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  26. Tomatoes! and peeling things - I'm desperate for a good knife to take the peels off of squash, parsnips, etc.

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  27. I have a hard time with pomelo's...but I love them so much! I usually struggle to open them, but so worth it when you finally get to the flesh. I highly recommend it to anyone who has not tried one before! A good knife set would be an amazing holiday surprise!

    simone.webers@gmail.com

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  28. Hhmmm. Hardest thing to cut for me would probably be fresh bread. I always end up with squished and uneven slices
    tammylhall@shaw.ca

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  29. I'd say I have a hard time with butternut squash. Always seems so hard to cut and then peel. Argh!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win.

    lushka204@gmail.com

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  30. The hardest thing to cut is lots of onions- my eyes water so much it is hard to see!
    Cheers!
    Mordenh89@gmail.com

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  31. Broccoli and cauliflower.... I don't know why, I just always dread cutting them up!

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  32. Raw whole chicken is hard for me to chop up....thanks
    krista.convey@viu.ca

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  33. Pumpkins! Uggh and spaghetti squash. This year I roasted them but the cutting them in half is the hard part! Thanks for the opportunity, what a wonderful set!!

    Tiff_williams10@hotmail.com

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  34. Butternut squash!
    Natashaarmstrong@hotmail.com

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  36. Butternut squash and tomatoes if the knife has dulled and almonds

    Thanks for the great blog. :)
    Hhflower@icloud.com

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  37. I find mincing garlic hard-and a good knife would help. Thanks for the giveaway, Amy!!

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  38. onions cause they make me cry (krike.misty@gmail.com)

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  39. tomatoes! my knives are always toooooo dullllll (even when I try to sharpen them)
    Mercedes mercedesis@yahoo.ca

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  40. my challenge is always veggies like squash, butternut, acorn or pumpkin

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  41. Totally has to be tomatoes but sweet potatoes are a close second

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  42. Hands down, tomatoes. I always seem to squish the heck out of them and the insides fall right out. Thanks for the chance at this gorgeous set!! My email is: misocraftyknits@gmail.com

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  43. I find peppers which sounds funny but getting them sliced and getting all the seeds etc out can be a nightmare! beautiful dot dreamer @ gmail dot com

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  44. I find fish hardest to cut up (filet and deboning)

    brendapenton(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Butternut squash! Not only is it super hard, it's round. I always feel like I'm going to lose a finger when I tackle one of those things, which I actually do quite frequently because they're just so darn good ��
    Fooddoodles@gmail.com

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  46. Squash and pineapple!! Good knives make all the difference!! ericadawnhebert@gmail.com

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  47. Onion is hard to cut up because it always makes me cry! Jenlinders@hotmail.com

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  48. MY toughest kitchen cut is always any type of winter squash! From odd shapes & ridges to tough interiours - they pose a threat! rubytrout@gmail.com

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  49. MY toughest kitchen cut is always any type of winter squash! From odd shapes & ridges to tough interiours - they pose a threat! rubytrout@gmail.com

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  50. squash is the hardest, and I love to cook it. vicki_ho@hotmail.com

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  51. I would have to go with turkey, I still haven't perfected my technique enough to do it properly :) rob@blazik.net

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  52. Pineapple! I have a heck of time finding the right cut between wasting a ton of fruit and getting all the eyes and spikes out.

    nicole.entries@gmail.com

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  53. Yams are the worst for me - so hard and dense! Also, tomatoes, they stick to the knife and you have to have a serrated blade that sometimes tears the skin. thora.dorn@shaw.ca

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  54. I find tomato the worst to cut up. kellyd@cogeco.ca

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  55. Squash! Definitely need a sharp knife for those. catherinenash3@gmail.com

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  56. Winter squash, tomato and raw meats for me!

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  57. Squash is definitely hard to cut.
    donegal@shaw.ca

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  58. Squash is definitely hard to cut.
    donegal@shaw.ca

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  59. As we don't eat any kind of squash the hardest thing for me to cut is a large cabbage. I always have to ask my husband do it for me!

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  60. I have difficulty with butternut squash and also fresh bread!
    Thanks for the giveaways, love your website, nice to see a local blogger doing so well!
    carsonfamily2399@gmail.com

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  61. Sweet potatoes can be tough! My email address is fareen foodmamma com.

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  62. Spaghetti squash. airiyel.sjoden at gmail.com

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  63. I would say pineapple.

    billiondollarprincesss @hotmail.com

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  64. I hate cutting bacon that isn't frozen --or bacon that is frozen rock solid, haha!

    skyalive1976(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. Meat that is full of bones to cut/cut around!

    nate.dani(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Soft cheeses or potatoes are still difficult to cut without them sticking to the knives.

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  67. I have the hardest time with any kind of meat, probably because our knives are so darn dull. juliebakesalot@gmail.com

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  68. I have a hard time cutting through melons and squash.

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  69. Tomatoes
    Ashleeksmith@gmail.com

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  70. I'd have to say acorn squash.. And raw meat. Email: gunderson.rj@gmail.com

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  71. I'd have to say acorn squash.. And raw meat. Email: gunderson.rj@gmail.com

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  72. I have a hard time with butternut squash! alyra2(at)gmail.com

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  74. Ohh...spaghetti squash is a tough one.
    christina.dragan@hotmail.com

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