Giveaway: Cutco Five Inch Petite Santoku

Cutco small santoku 2

While in Chicago a few weeks ago, I attended a fancy lunch that included hibiscus cocktails, lots of happy networking, and a most generous gift bag. Included in the tote of goodness was a Cutco Petite Santoku knife that I was very excited to take home with me (I even checked my previously carried on bag in order to hang on to it).

It’s rapidly become an oft-used knife in our kitchen for small tasks. I make scrambled eggs for Scott with some sort of chopped deli meat every morning and it’s the perfect for cubing up the ham or pastrami. I also like it for quartering apples, cutting carrot sticks, and splitting grapefruits into quarters.

holding the small Cutco

I’ve been using a handful of Cutco knives since 2010 when I first encountered them at a food show in New York. Four years on, those knives have proven to be sturdy, reliable and continue to earn their place on our knife strip (and I am ruthless about ditching knives that don’t pull their weight).

Because I’ve been so pleased with them, I’m delighted to host a Cutco giveaway in the hopes that some of you might find yourself equally smitten. This week, I have five of these Cutco Petite Santoku knife to share with five winners. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share a knife story. What’s your current cutlery situation? How do you get your knives ready for canning season? What’s happening on your knife strip these days?
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
  3. Giveaway open to US residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

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Disclosure: As mentioned above, the nice folks at Cutco gave me the knife you see pictured above at a blogger event in Chicago a couple weeks ago and are providing the knives for this giveaway. They did not pay to be mentioned here and my opinions are entirely my own. 

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756 Responses to Giveaway: Cutco Five Inch Petite Santoku

  1. 1
    Casey says:

    Radically in need of sharpening.

  2. 2
    Erin Baker says:

    I have a few older knives but would love to win the giveaway!

  3. 3
    christina says:

    I have a knife set, but they need to be sharpened!

  4. 4
    hozishka says:

    Heh. I have one knife. Well, two – one sharp one for cutting and one butter knife.

  5. 5
    Donna Faustini says:

    I have used Cutco knives for many years and can attest to their durability and reliability to get the job done! I would love to add this very cute knife to my collection! Thank you!

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    Aubrey says:

    My knife situation right now is so poor, I’m using one fairly good paring knife for just about everything. I’m definitely due for an upgrade.

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    Christopher Scoggin says:

    That is a lovely little knife! I would love to add that to my meger knife set. It would be a much better chopper for my wife as she hate using the bigger ones 🙂

  8. 8
    Sarah L says:

    I received some nice knives at my wedding. They’re one of my favorite kitchen tools.

  9. 9
    Jan Scholl says:

    Do you want the story of the not so sharp knife and the bagel? And the ensuing trip to the emergency room and the blood and the stitches and the nerve damage? Yeah, it was horrible. Can’t believe it was 12 years ago and I can still see the scar. Daughter made me throw the knife away.

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    pg says:

    I love a great, sharp knife but they seem hard to come by. I use a variety of knives but I need to really learn how to sharpen them or find a great sharpener.

  11. 11
    Tessa says:

    I have a hodge podge (very small) assortment of knives, only two of which seem to be very well constructed. But I love looking at them on the magnetic strip next to my stove, because I always think of my sweetheart who often brings his knife sharpener, along with flowers and a bottle of wine, when he comes over.

  12. 12
    Kim says:

    I have a couple favorite knives but nothing spectacular. I am hoping to plant a big garden & a really good knife to use for canning would be wonderful.

  13. 13
    Chrissy says:

    The only knife story I have is rather ghastly as well, but it involved a turnip and big santuko knife going crosswise through the nail of my ring finger. I’m a nurse, and knew it would eventually be ok. My niece came over and wrapped it the first time.

  14. 14
    Harvitron says:

    I’ve accidentally dulled my roommate’s good knife; maybe this one would console her!

  15. 15
    Kelly Sanderson says:

    I’m still working with the original knife set that was gifted to me after I got married over a decade ago. The big chief knife gives me a blister if I use it too long. The paring knife is awkward in my long fingers and make my hands cramp when I use it to peel apples. But they are still light-years better than the junk I got by with in college!

  16. 16
    Amanda says:

    My current favorite knife is a cheapo chef’s knife that I use probably 1-5 times daily. I can’t stand when my roommates use it for one thing and just throw it in the dishwasher, because it’s just so lazy! And they broke my favorite paring knife (a ceramic one with a pretty blue handle) in the dishwasher, too.

  17. 17
    Alison says:

    I sliced into my finger once with my bread knife while cutting a baguette. I didn’t need any stitches, but the doctor was worried about staph, which was scary! Fortunately everything turned out fine.

  18. 18
    Anne B says:

    We have a little of everything,,,,which we keep sharp. Safety is important! My husband teases me because I have a tendency to use my filet knife for everything….I like the way it handles!

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    Danna says:

    I live with other people, so the cheap knife set from Target is packed away. This would make a lovely addition for when I move out in the near future. And maybe I’ll get a knife strip, too, instead of a block.

  20. 20
    Misty in Utah says:

    I have 2 good kitchen knives, both Henkels. I have them sharpened a couple times a year and they seem to pull their weight. 😉

    I don’t have any good knife stories but I do have the odd problem of never having a sharp paring knife when I need one.

  21. 21
    Gayle Erwin says:

    I am luck enough to actually own a small 4 piece set of Cutco knives. They were a very welcome house warming gift from a dear friend 20+ years ago. I use them all the time, but I don’t own a santoku knife and it would be so welcome in my home.

  22. 22

    I have one knife I really like. I had a set of ceramic knives, but they all got chipped up and could not be re-sharpened.

  23. 23
    ColleenB. ~ Texas says:

    I would dearly love to win one of these knives and then hide it so hubby couldn’t get his hands on it and he ends up using it for other things then what it was intended for…… like opening boxes, cleaning the mud off the bottom of his shoes, of which I loose more knives that way as I refuse to use them afterwards.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity.

  24. 24
    Tracy Smith says:

    Oh Cutco…how I love and miss you. Unfortunately, my stash of Cutco knives went with my ex-husband during our split. I now own a colorful batch of mediocre knives that I bought out of desperation on Rue La La. I would really love to start rebuilding my knife stable and this little cute one would be a great start.

  25. 25
    Amanda says:

    I have a treasured chef’s knife, a handful of decent paring knives and would love to get a magnetic strip up and going to keep them out of the drawer and easily in reach. This knife looks lovely.

  26. 26
    Sue says:

    I like to keep my knives very sharp, and found that if I put them in the knife block upside down, the edge won’t be sitting on the wood. Of course, that is because my block sits at a slant.

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    Julie says:

    I definitely need better knives.

  28. 28
    Pam says:

    I have four knives that I got in 1979……. serrated, chef, slicing, paring. I’m sure they are older than many of your readers. I would appreciate having the Cutco Petite Santoku!

  29. 29
    Maryann says:

    I have two knives that I use for everything. It’s pretty sad!

  30. 30
    Alica says:

    My favorite knife is one that was given to me by a friend…who had been given it by a friend…it’s a small serrated knife that is great for slicing tomatoes or anything else for that matter.I had to get out the magnifying glass to read the brand…it says Rostfrei Edelstahl on it. Great knife!

  31. 31
    KJ says:

    The best knives I own are Rada knives that a cousin gave me. I am currently just learning how important good knives can be in the kitchen. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. 32
    Leslie says:

    I’m slowly whittling(no pun intended) away at my knife collection- trying to streamline to the ones I REALLY use. I always considered myself a knife snob & didn’t think I would like Cutco. I’m here to tell you that they have become my favorite & have stood the test of time.
    I’d love to add this one to my collection!!!

  33. 33
    Sarah says:

    You had me at hibiscus cocktails!! We have the most random knife crock every. Somewhere (we moved a few months back) we actually have an electric knife sharpener that desperately needs to make an appearance! 🙂

  34. 34
    Daphne says:

    I have neither a knife strip or a knife block. I keep mine in a drawer as this house came with a kitchen with a million little drawers.

  35. 35
    bfg67 says:

    need to get a magnetic knife strip

  36. 36
    oukay says:

    My knives are in need of sharpening, but I do love my big Henkels chef’s knife that we received as a wedding present years ago.

  37. 37
    Jeannette Harnish says:

    Would love to add this to my collection, glad I have no “Knife” stories!!

  38. 38
    Donna says:

    No exciting knife stories from my kitchen. I do remember a lovely pearl handled carving set from my childhood that only came out at Christmas and Easter. Now that I think about it, I wonder what happened to that set..! My daughter is planning to go to culinary school and is working on her knife skills. This would be nice!

  39. 39
    Mark Long says:

    I’m looking forward to the canning season and a sharp knife always helps.

  40. 40
    Janet says:

    We have Cutco knives that were purchased over 8 years ago that are still working well despite never sharpening them. 🙂 My bread knife and paring knives get the most use in our kitchen.

  41. 41
    Jennifer says:

    My friend’s older brother sold my parents a set of Cutco knives when I was in middle school and now, 20-ish years later, I STILL use one of them!

  42. 42
    Jill Van Vlack says:

    i have never owned a good knife set. Currently I have some Pampered chef knives and they have been horrible from the start.

  43. 43
    Emilie in MN says:

    My husband and I joke that before we bought our house, I never cooked anything. My memory isn’t long enough apparently to know what we ate for years, but I do know that as soon as we bought “grown-up knives” we looked at each other and said, “how did we cook for so long with really bad knives?” A good knife makes all the difference.

  44. 44
    Angela Riedel says:

    I don’t have a good set of knives. Something that I need to do very soon!

  45. 45
    sami says:

    My go to knife is a $15 santoku I bought in a grocery store in Florida….cheapo…sure would love to be the winner of that little baby.

  46. 46
    Kym says:

    My grandma and my mom both use Cutco, and I got a set for my wedding. I love them, and the company really stands behind their products. I also have one odd knife, a calphalon santuku that I got for Christmas, and it sees a lot of use.

  47. 47
    Laurie Kennedy says:

    All my knives except two are hand me downs from my mother. They are going on. 35 years old. I have two paring knives that were gifts from my children. I am in desperate need of some new knives.

  48. 48
    Katherine says:

    I mostly use the cheap and colorful Kuhn Rikon knives! They are lined up in ROYGBIV order in the knife block. They keep an edge fairly well and fit my hands okay. They, along with our other knives, could all use a good sharpening.

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    Rebecca says:

    I have a miss matched set of cutco from when I sold it in college, but this knife looks like the perfect go to, smaller and more versatile than any of the ones I currently have.

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    shae says:

    I have a couple ceramic Kyocera knives that I love, but they aren’t great for everything. My ceramic one this size, I broke 6 months ago and have been wishing for a replacement –This 5-incher is perfect for so much!!