Giveaway: Wüsthof Classic 7 Inch Chinese Cleaver

Wusthof Classic 7" Chinese Cleaver

I firmly believe that it’s important to have the right knife for the job. Sure, you can get most of your kitchen work done with a sturdy chef’s knife, a good serrated bread slicer, and sharp little paring knife, but when you get into deeper chopping and mincing, it’s sometimes nice to have some serious slicing power at hand.

That’s where the Wüsthof Classic 7 Inch Chinese Cleaver comes it. It’s flies through piles of vegetables (good for all that holiday cooking), holds a wickedly sharp edge, and has a wide flat blade that is fabulous for smashing garlic. I also like to use the blunt edge for bruising herbs, lemongrass, and other general tenderizing tasks.

It’s a knife that takes a little getting used to if you’re more accustomed to working with a smaller blade, but once you get comfortable with it, you’ll find yourself reaching for it all the time.

the cleaver in action

Thanks the lovely people at Wüsthof, I have one of these fabulous Wüsthof Cleavers to give away to a Food in Jars reader. Here’s how to enter!

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about the give you’re most looking forward to giving this holiday season.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents (apologies to my more far-flung readers).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I do not accept submissions via email.

Disclosure: Wüsthof has provided both my review unit of the Wüsthof Classic 7 Inch Chinese Cleaver and the giveaway unit at no cost to me. However, my opinions remain entirely my own.

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1,045 Responses to Giveaway: Wüsthof Classic 7 Inch Chinese Cleaver

  1. 1
    Terry says:

    I’m having a calendar made for my mom. Each month will feature a photo of her beloved cat. No one is more important to her on a daily basis. I think she’ll love it!

  2. 2
    Alica says:

    I love to give gifts, and it’s especially fun when I find what feels like the “perfect gift” for someone. This year I think it will be the gift I have found for my Mom!

  3. 3
    Grand Pam says:

    Our great grandaughter died at 2 1/2 months and we are giving her Mom a heart shaped locket containing the baby’s picture. She will cherish this gift all her life. Can’t wait to smile, hug, cry, and love her on Christmas morning.

  4. 4
    Jordan says:

    I’m making a crocheted set of dress up clothes (tutu, crown, mask, etc.) for my 3 year old niece and I can’t wait for her to have them. She currently plays dress up by putting on every accessory she owns so this is going to be so much fun.

  5. 5
    Millie says:

    This year I have spent the past few months creating what will be my first complete DIY Christmas gift season ever. Lucky recipients will receive anything from vanilla extract, coffee liquor, burlap bowls, personalized stationary, scarves, bourbon apple butter, lemon quince jam and apple cider caramels. I’m so excited to give my presents, I can hardly take it!!!

  6. 6
    Julie M says:

    I just started canning this summer, so I am having fun planning a basket of canned goods to give to my sister in law.

  7. 7
    Anastacia says:

    I can’t wait to give my friends the homemade peppermint vodka I am making. Perfect for hot cocoa when your feeling feisty!

  8. 8
    Sarah says:

    I’m excited to give my parents a cross stitch I designed myself, also I’m making marshmallows for my sisters-in-law and I can’t wait to make them. I’ve never done it before.

  9. 9
    Lori says:

    I’ve been knitting Christmas gifts since August, and having a blast! Knitting and other homemade gifts are the best, because not only does the recipient get a nice gift, you get the fun of making it.

  10. 10
    Christine says:

    A sore muscle roller for my son so that I no longer have to look under the couch for my rolling pin.

  11. 11

    The news that we are expecting to all our family. :)

  12. 12
    Jennifer B says:

    My daughter is a big Doctor Who fan, and I’ve knit her two different Doctor who inspired hats that I can’t wait for her to open. Should be a lot of fun!

  13. 13
    Allison says:

    Some nice wool sweaters for my boyfriend, who’s been complaining about the cold. (…and about the warm sweaters I own!)

  14. 14
    Danielle Martin says:

    I have made baskets full of everything I have canned all spring for Christmas. I am so excited to give everyone their Christmas presents!

  15. 15
    Lina says:

    I don’t have a lot of money this year, due to a move and almost three months of being unemployed. So I am really excited to be giving a bunch of homemade gifts this year. I’m going to make ornaments and crochet scarves, and probably try out either some apple butter or cranberry jam (or both!).

  16. 16
    Hannah Turner says:

    I’m excited to give some homemade beauty gifts I’ve made.

  17. 17
    Hali Scott says:

    I will be making organic tea blends for everyone this wintery season, looking forward to oodles of delicious warm cups of tea!

  18. 18
    Rene says:

    I just bought my nephew a tree frog yesterday for Christmas, he is 5. I’m going to have to take care of it until Christmas so this should be interesting.

  19. 19
    Lois says:

    I’m making daily journals/prayer journals to give to my girlfriends.

  20. 20
    natalie monroy-mueller says:

    I canned like crazy this summer (after also picking all the fruits & gardening all the veggies) and plan on giving my jars away for gifts. I hope everyone likes the little piece of summer in every jar.

  21. 21
    Js says:

    Wonderful! This could be used for slicing & dicing. Then for separating meats too

  22. 22
    Shelley says:

    My time to Mobile Loaves and Fishes delivering food to homeless folks.

  23. 23

    I’m looking forward to giving my granddaughter a Handmade quilt that I’ve been working on all year.

  24. 24
    rod says:

    Any kinds of food I’ve made myself!

  25. 25
    Renee says:

    My Mom is a life long canner and the Wusthof 7 inch cleaver would be an awesome addition to her canning and help her tremendously… Nice gift for Christmas :)

    Thank you for the chance of winning this fabulous knife.

    Merry Christmas

  26. 26
    Gretchen says:

    I am looking forward to buying my kids a membership at our local climbing gym.

  27. 27
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I’m looking forward to surprising my dad for Christmas. I’m coming for a visit and he doesn’t know! :)

  28. 28
    Beth L says:

    My husband loves to be in the kitchen so I bought him an Iwatani portable gas stove. He’s always complaining about our electric stove and I have to concur – gas is best!

  29. 29
    Jen says:

    That is one sexy cleaver! I haven’t finalized my project yet, but if I don’t get it done this year, it will be finished for giving by next year: transferring old family recipes to fabric and making dishtowels.

  30. 30
    Tony says:

    I can wait to give my Mom and Aunts the Vanilla Extract I made for them! I started it in July and now it smells and tastes great!

  31. 31
    Wendi says:

    I am looking forward to giving Homemade rosehip wreaths to friends.

  32. 32
    jwlucasnc says:

    We’re helping our son’s fiance move cross country, with her dog, so they can be together. I can’t recall the time last we all were so excited about something or felt so optimistic about the future. She loves to cook and is eager to learn.

  33. 33
    Jenn says:

    Some years ago, when I was much younger, I wrote a children’s story…now my 8 year old daughter has read it and loves it, and has already made three drawings of scenes from it…I”m so hoping to convince her to make more, and put it together as a little book we can together give to family members; it would be so special to collaborate with her on this…

  34. 34
    Lissa Southard says:

    I’m so excited to give my daughter her Kindle! She’s been begging for one! I hope it sparks more interest for her to read!

  35. 35
    Kenneth Gue says:

    I am not only a canner, I am a “hooker” too. I am crocheting an afghan for my daughter for Christmas.

  36. 36
    Janet B. says:

    I am looking forward to giving gifts of jam! I made so much good jam this summer and early fall, and will be giving it to friends and family.

  37. 37
    sarah says:

    I’m going to make and give my homemade almond toffee. It was a hit last year and I had requests before the end of last new year for more!

  38. 38
    Jackie A says:

    This is my first year canning, so I’m most looking forward to giving away baskets of all the wonderful stuff I canned from our first year of CSA produce. :D

  39. 39
    Jen Karlson says:

    I can’t wait to tell the kids we are going to disney!! That is the big surprise…after MANY years of saving (by canning and more)!

  40. 40
    Arah says:

    I bought my mom tattler lids this year. She’s been wanting some for ages but wouldn’t ever buy them for herself. She loves to can and give all of her children jams, fruits and meats throughout the year.

  41. 41
    Mike B says:

    I love to can lots of tomato marinara as well as salsas and hot sauces. So much that I can’t eat it all and give boxes of food in jars for presents. Everyone in my family has come to expect delicious goodies so I won’t let them down. :~)

  42. 42
    HeatherLDG (@HeatherLDG) says:

    I would love to give this to my mom, I am out of work and cant afford anything. But she is a cook and after this years turbulence with illness, I think something like this would be fantastic. Good luck to everyone who enters for this wonderful prize.

  43. 43
    John B. says:

    I am looking forward to giving my sister a crochet blanket I am making for her. I have made ones for other family members in previous years, this year its her turn!

  44. 44
    Joanna Patton says:

    I’m looking forward to giving my niece a baseball set for her to start learning tea-ball! She is going to be 2 years old on December 24th! Honestly I’m glad I will finally be home for Christmas and not working!

  45. 45
    Morgan says:

    I don’t have a lot of money to spend on everyone in my family this year, so I am making stuffed toys for all of my nephews and my niece (and a pretty bow for her hair), bows ties for my FIL and MIL’s seven cats, and gingerbread cookie recipe mix in a jar, and lasagna in a jar for the rest of the family.

  46. 46
    Jen says:

    Our own home cured bacon and rhubarb jam (from your cookbook)! Our friends and family say we have ruined them for bacon and aren’t satisfied with store bought any longer.

  47. 47
    Nicole says:

    Holy cow, what an awesome knife! I’m looking forward to giving curated blends of tea to my family, picked from our favorites and what we think our loved ones will enjoy.

  48. 48
    Katherine says:

    Fruit-infused vodkas and coconut oil lotions bars I made.

  49. 49
    Brenda Esselman says:

    A clock for my Grandson with a hidden compartment. He likes to hide stuff from his little sister

  50. 50
    Lizi B says:

    Can’t wait to give monogrammed clutches to my mom and sister-in-law at her wedding!


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