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. 701
    Kristy says:

    My mom is turning 60 in January and to celebrate I am getting her a joint Christmas & Birthday gift that is a complete spa vacation. That’s definitely the one I am most excited about.

  2. 702
    Pat Eyler says:

    Oh, man, could I have used a cleaver like this on Thanksgiving …

  3. 703
    Sarah Holmes says:

    Looking forward to giving my husband some new chore boots for Christmas. He really needs them.

  4. 704
    Donna says:

    I am looking forward to giving my friends and neighbors cookies and candies I made and enjoying time with far away family members.

  5. 705
    Chris says:

    I am excited about giving out the aged cider vinegar that I like as well as homemade pate and terrine from the 1/2 hog I bought this year

  6. 706
    Jen says:

    I’m making a toy for my infant nephew—it’s our first year with him and the prospect of enjoying his first Christmas with him is really exciting. Thank you for the opportunity!

  7. 707
    Susan says:

    Money is tight this year so I’m looking most forward to having family over for a nice Christmas dinner. Presence, not presents, is what’s most important anyway and for that I’m grateful :)

  8. 708
    David Smith says:

    This year I’m really looking forward to gifting my parents a couple of heavy, unsliced slabs of homemade bacon. Last year I gave my Dad that very thing, two slabs of home-cured and smoked bacon, and he loved it. But that was the first time I’d made bacon entirely myself, from start to finish. I’ve learned a lot in the year since that Christmas and am pretty excited to give my folks something that I know will be even better than the ones they got from me last year.

  9. 709

    I am most looking forward to giving my dog a brand new stuffed santa reindeer dragon. The cuteness will be painfully sweet.

  10. 710
    barb says:

    I am looking for to giving (and everyone looking forward to getting) the jellys and jams I made all summer. Grape, Cherry Triple Berry, Mango Citrus and the one that so far seems to be everyone’s favorite “Bunny’s Best” Carrot Cake Jam. I’ll be making loaves and loaves of English muffin bread to go along with them. Visit and “like” my Bunny’s Best FB page for recipes and to see the jams and jelly’s and breads!

  11. 711
    Nika says:

    I just love watching my kids open presents!

  12. 712
    Alex says:

    I’m really looking forward to making peppermint bark for my family and close friends this year. It’s always fun to give food!

  13. 713
    Meike says:

    I would like to be able to deftly cut up a chicken in less than a minute like my grandmother used to with a cleaver like this!

  14. 714
    Sarah R. says:

    I’m making my parents a ceramic platter.

  15. 715
    Karen Carsley says:

    I am looking forward to giving my mom, sisters and friends a jar of apple-cranberry jam and raspberry jam made from the recipes on the Food in Jars website. Both the raspberry jam and apple-cranberry jam taste great. This is my first try at making jam and I was very surprised at how well I did with the recipes.

  16. 716
    Rachele says:

    Christmas Music! And time with family!

  17. 717
    Tanya says:

    I’m looking forward to the homemade beeswax candles that I made in quilted jars. They look just like these.
    Instead of taping the wicks in place, I used skewers and taped the wick to them. Much quicker and easier than the technique shown in this link. I got the wax from a local honey company. The finished candles smell heavenly and I was able to make a ton of candles as gifts really affordably!

  18. 718
    Rachel says:

    I am looking forward to spending time with my family. It sounds cheesy, I know, but between cell phones and i-pods, realitors and work, it’s been hard to get an uninterrupted moment with everyone together. I can’t wait!

  19. 719
    Kathy says:

    We make dried apples from our tree every year and give them as part of Christmas baskets for friends. They’re always a hit. I don’t know what kind of apple it is, but the sweet-tart combo is delicious. This year I also canned some apple pie filling for the first time and am eager to see how folks like that too.

  20. 720
    Deanna says:

    I can’t wait to give my nieces 1 year old twins their presents. Well, they won’t remember, but it will sure be fun!

  21. 721
    Kate says:

    If I get them done in time I’m most excited to give quilts to my two oldest kids.

  22. 722
    Robin says:

    Gifts from this year’s canning madness: strawberry jam, strawberry rosemary jam, raspberry jam, blackberry bourbon vanilla jam, peach vanilla jam, meyer lemon marmalade, sweet onion relish, green tomato pickles, pickled garlic, apple butter, apple sauce, spicy yellow tomato and peach jam, peach ketchup…
    Marissa – you have inspired me!

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      Valerie says:

      Robin, I just read your comment and we make a lot of the same things. I’ve got about a hundred green tomatoes that my mom just harvested from her spent vines and I’ll be making green tomato pickles also. Fun stuff!

  23. 723
    Rita says:

    My “give” is done year round – I believe giving should be spread through the year.

  24. 724
    Cece says:

    Jam! Specifically, strawberry jam with lemongrass and candied lemon, and boysenberry lime gin jam :)

  25. 725
    Valerie says:

    I am giving my son a Chemex coffee contraption this year. He has been eyeballing this for awhile now and will not expect me to remember. Surprise!!!!!

  26. 726
    Harvitron says:

    I’m traveling all the way to Sweden to meet my boyfriend’s family for the first time, and I’m excited to give them a taste of San Diego (we’re collecting local -and homemade- gifts together)!

  27. 727
    Tami says:

    I have been making jams to give to all of my co-workers in my department (52 people, 14 different recipes.) I am really looking forward to giving them out, and I hope everyone will be pleased!

  28. 728
    Amy says:

    I’ll be giving out jams, syrups, and pottery.

  29. 729
    Cindy says:

    Hand dipped chocolates…for the last 36 years. That’s how long I’ve been married to my husband. It’s his mother’s tradition that he carries on. Everything is homemade by him and amazing.

  30. 730
    Nancy says:

    I already gifted homemade lefsa to my family for the holiday season!

  31. 731
    connie s says:

    Kind of silly, but the homemade flannel pj pants I try to make for our four kids and husband every christmas that they get to open on christmas eve. I found some really fun prints this year to give.

  32. 732
    Melissa F says:

    I can’t wait to give a really cool art set and cooking set to two wonderful girls that will hopefully be my step-children one day :)

  33. 733
    BreeAnna says:

    I am crocheting sets of dish cloths for my close friends along with making lemon body scrub. I’m looking forward to seeing my family and spending time with my mom.

  34. 734
    mary beth says:

    I am so proud of my cranberry pear jam and bread and butter pickles. I plan to give those to many and also have knit items for my family members that I know they will love!

  35. 735
    Michele Puccini says:

    I am so excited about giving my carrot cake jam and apple butter to all my family and friends.

  36. 736
    Michelle says:

    I’m knitting mittens for my kittens (kids)!

  37. 737
    Carolann Krimmer says:

    Looking forward to giving candles made for co-workers, and some fun thrift-store finds for my kids (they are always somehow the favorite gifts)

  38. 738
    Steve says:

    I am excited about sharing all my fresh honey, cinnamon butter with family and friends!

  39. 739
    rainey says:

    What am I *most* looking forward to giving? Well, I have a 3yo grandson who already loves Legos. We have the whole Winter Village which we are assembling. I expect his eyes to pop out of his head!

    …but if you meant food, I did Christine Ferber’s Chocolate Banana jam. It’s not only decadent but you can make it with ingredients available this time of year! And you don’t even need a cleaver. ;>

  40. 740
    Tamara says:

    Pumpkin Pie Spiced nuts

  41. 741
    kate iline says:

    Knitting a blaze orange hat for my husband! I thought I’d be searching for yarn for a while, but I walked into a yarn shop and there some was!

  42. 742
    Sharon says:

    I am not done searching for those special gifts yet. But for my 11 year old niece I want to make a gem studded letter. Those cardboard letters you find at crafts stores but I want to bling it out for her in her favorite color and it will be her first initial. I think she is going to love it!!

  43. 743
    Deb Smith says:

    I’m looking forward to being rid of all those 4oz jars of jam I made for Christmas gifts…-djs

  44. 744

    I’m making my sister a pair of swants as a joke and can’t wait to make her try them on!

  45. 745
    heather says:

    I just made a batch of apple pumpkin butter from the book which I put into some nice weck jars, and I’m going to gift those with some of the harvest crackers (if I don’t eat them all first)!

  46. 746
    Sh says:

    I am making my sister a Hobbes softie :)

  47. 747
    Jillbert says:

    I’m looking forward to giving my kids handmade and felted slippers.

  48. 748
    Amelia says:

    This year I’m making panforte! Everybody thinks they hate fruitcake, but wait ’till they get a package of this spicy, fruity, nutty goodness.

  49. 749
    Yvonne says:

    I’m making citron vanilla marmalade right now, which I’m going to bottle up and gift to my in-laws! Was also excited about maybe of bottling some homemade vanilla extract for gifts?

  50. 750
    Kaja says:

    My gift I was most looking forward to giving this Christmas was my two-year old niece’s (I gave it over thanksgiving when we see her family). I made her a fluffy tulle tutu and a knit fish hat, that looks a fish is eating her head. I made both of those gifts and a copy of Sheep in a Ship that I had signed by the author. It was fantastic watching her open and wear her gifts and I look forward to future pictures of her in them.