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.

Cutco Cutlery Social Media!

To keep up to date with all the Cutco happenings, make sure to follow them on social media. They occasionally host their own giveaways and other promotions, and that’s the very best way to stay in the know. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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. 51
    Becca says:

    I love good knives, but hate how expensive they are. Got lucky and found a Cutco bread knife for $1 at an estate sale!

  2. 52
    Kat says:

    I, too, refuse to keep knives that don’t hold their own in the kitchen. I have a wonderful 5″ cooks knife I got as a gift last year, fits my small hands well – use it for pretty much everything. That plus my butcher & bread knives handle most of the kitchen work. A friend gave us a handmade paring knife as a wedding gift 12 years ago that takes care of the rest.

  3. 53
    Jackie says:

    I received a decent set of knives for my birthday one year, but my husband has been putting them through the dishwasher despite my “hand wash only” pleading. They weren’t expensive to start, but they did the job. A few are definitely in need of replacing.

  4. 54
    Bebe says:

    I have some Henckels that my husband gave me while we were stationed in Germany. That was the early 90s. I also have some Cutco from a few years ago. I appreciate that they do complimentary sharpening. I love good knives!

  5. 55
    amy g says:

    I love santoku knives! I have two Wustoff santoku knives that I use all the time and they are great. But they are in need of a little love to get ready for the season!

  6. 56
    christina says:

    I have my knife (a Hencke) and my husband has his knife (a Wustof) and we never share but he’s kind enough to sharpen mine whenever he does his. We might have to arm wrestle for this one…

  7. 57
    Teresa says:

    I have Pampered Chef forged knives, which are pretty darn good, but I would love a Cutco knife. My mom still uses her Cutco from when she got married~ 50 years ago! Now that is a quality knife!

  8. 58
    Christi Pike says:

    My son sold Cutco about 13 years ago when he was in dire need of a summer job. We purchased his sample set….knowing that when he ended this summer career we would have a nice knife set. They are in desperate need of sharpening! I would love to add this one to my collection. There is not one even close to this size in my set! Thank you!

  9. 59
    Anna says:

    my kitchen knife situation is pretty grim- i am really only working with one chef’s knife! this one would be a good addition.

  10. 60
    Robin says:

    We’re in transition right now and are desperately seeking a knife strip to replace the knife block. Our knives are aged and I’ve been scouting around for new ones. I’m happy to hear about your experience with these Cutco knives.

  11. 61
    Robin R. says:

    My only knives are crappy Ikea knives. They do furniture well, but not knives. I haven’t been able to afford decent ones. Getting ready for pickle making is more like hacking than slicing, but I make do.

  12. 62
    Terrie says:

    I love my knives! I wish I had more. The Santoku knife is the best one that I have, my every day knife. I do not have a Cutco. I’d love the opportunity to use one.

  13. 63
    Stephanie says:

    My knives are in need of a total overhaul… I’m hoping to put a knife strip up soon, I love the ease of grabbing them and my 1920’s kitchen has no counterspace!

  14. 64
    Amy Donovan says:

    I have to laugh about using knives as my husband just cringes every time I use a knife. I’m not the handiest person in the kitchen, but I’m not sure why he worries so. :)

  15. 65
    Lisa Kalan says:

    I am really in the market for a great knife! I am still trying to get my kitchen together after being on the move after college for the last few years. I use knives for all sorts of different things, being a farmer. Yesterday I used them to uncap honeycomb for honey extraction, and later in the summer I will use them to slaughter chickens. This cutco knife would stay safe in the kitchen, though.

  16. 66
    Cheryl says:

    I have not heard of Cutco knives. Would also be interested in learning the best way to keep knives sharp at home.

  17. 67
    Pam Davis says:

    I’m a knife geek… I had a fantastic set of calphalons that I bestowed upon my boyfriend when I received a set of Spanish steel Henckels for Christmas. I’ve always wondered how both these sets compare with cutco. c

  18. 68
    Anke says:

    My current cutlery situation could definitely use an overhaul. My uncle (a wonderful chef!) gave us a great knife set when we got married – almost 25 years ago. They have held up well, but are starting to get some nicks and such. Would love to try this (new to me) brand of knife!

  19. 69
    Julia in St. Paul says:

    I’ve been meaning to install the magnet strip I bought a year ago, and get the knives out of the drawer. This is a great incentive!

  20. 70
    Karen says:

    I love my knives! I have several very good ones but I do lack a nice knife in this size. I always believe in the right tool for the job, so this would be an excellent addition to my collection.

  21. 71
    jordan says:

    For years we had totally sub-par knives, but we finally received a wonderful set of Wusthof knives at our bridal shower and they were life changing! We had no idea how important a good set of knives is! Our food prep is so much faster and easier now :) We’d love to add this smaller santoku to our set!

  22. 72
    rachel says:

    So, we went to visit my sister when she was in college and my husband and I decided to make her several dinners to stick in the freezer. We decided to do a veggie lasagna and went off to the store to shop. Knowing my sister, my husband asked if she had a knife to cut the vegetables. She said, yes, I have sharp knives. We got back to her house, and she pulled out her one sharp knife…a paring knife. We had a not-so-awesome time dicing onions. She’s now married to a guy who has an awesome set of knives for the kitchen, so we’re a bit jealous.

  23. 73
    Carla says:

    Cutco Knives are the best. The best part about them is the lifetime guarantee. I melted the handle of one in the dishwasher, sent it in to Cutco and received a brand new knife in the mail a week or so later. No questions asked. Super service and the knives just keep working and working. I’d love to add this knife to my set.

  24. 74
    Michelle says:

    When I was registering for wedding gifts, the sales person at Crate and Barrel advised me to buy a few really great knives rather than registering for a giant block. Best decision ever! I have a 10″ chef’s knife that I love love love! I could use something smaller like this though!

  25. 75
    penny conklin says:

    I am in desperate need of new knives. I have been researching knives and heard of this brand recently while on a trip to okc. Would love to try this.

  26. 76
    carleen says:

    My knives are pathetic….although I have a bread knife I bought at a garage sale for a dime that is pretty amazing. A Cutco knife in my kitchen would be appreciated!!

  27. 77
    Kat K. says:

    Both of my most used knives need to be replaced :(

  28. 78
    Angela says:

    My knives are one of the most cherished items I own, regardless of what I am about to create, I need them. I have an electric kitchen aid knife sharpener that I use to re-sharpen my knives, and try to make it a goal to use it every few months. Nothing worse then trying to cut a tomato with a dull knife.

  29. 79
    Brenda A. says:

    I have a very sad assortment of knives. In that assortment are 2 Cutco knives that I bought a few years back from a young kid trying to make some extra money for college. Those 2 knives are the best that I own.

  30. 80
    Martha says:

    My knifes are a sad state!! Most are dull and cheap!! With the exception of the new Kitchen Aid set I . bought. I really need a good set of knives. Great giveaway – Thanks. : )

  31. 81
    Lynn says:

    I love my the feel of my knives but I haven’t mastered the art of keeping them sharp yet… My sister has assured me that her husband would sharpen them should I ever remember to haul them along when I visit! I really want him to teach me until I learn how. This knife looks a perfect size for a lot of the things that happen in my kitchen and garden.

  32. 82
    Allison Shayne says:

    Wow.. a chance to win free wonderful cutting knife!! I am sure of it..A great Knife is the QUEEN of the kitchen! She rules all and if it wasn’t for her there would be no food cooked or eaten in my kitchen!!
    I grew up in Ecuador and we make everything from Scratch..I love the therapeutic aspects of a good knife!! There are so many!
    (last week I was attending our book group/food group and my girlfriend asked me, to chop some vegies and herbs for her plate.. she had a small knife like this one.I started lusting after her knife..it fit perfectly in my small hands, with just enough weight to give me power and delight! I was going to call her for the make and size..this one looks just like it!
    My knife situation is a mixture of hand me downs..(sorry i just took some out of the sink)
    I love your blog and you have inspired me to start to play in the kitchen! We just make Kraut in a Crock its so fun to make and share .. I have all our friends addicted!
    I think you would like to come to Utah! This is the “Place”where canning began..just kidding!
    The Mormon church has big warehouses where woman get together and can..(to much sugar etc..) but its a cool idea.I have never been in one I have just heard stories..
    Have a Fantastic Day full of fun, Happiness and cooking!
    Ally

  33. 83
    Heather says:

    My favorite knife is one a chef friend of mine gave me, a 7″ Global Santoku. It’s my go to knife for almost everything. I don’t think he realized just how much I would use that knife. I’d love a smaller version of a similar knife style!

  34. 84
    Ellen says:

    I’m currently trying to upgrade my knife collection, and this little knife would fill a hole. You can’t beat a good-quality knife for utility and safety.

  35. 85
    Holly says:

    We have 4 nice knives that we got for our wedding last year. I’m definitely looking for a few more to round out the collection.

  36. 86
    Pat Bohn says:

    One of my favorite knives belonged to my Grandmother. It is a serrated bread knife that my husband “snuck” out of the kitchen and cut insulation with for a day. Needless to say, the serrated edge almost disappeared but these days it does the best job ever slicing tomatoes. I have knives that never come out of the drawer, It’s time to replace my chef’s knife and I’m always in the market for another paring knife – I do a lot of canning and chopping. I’d love to try the Cutco Petite Santoku – and the drawing is on my birthday! I really enjoy your site and your books.. thanks for both.

  37. 87
    Deb says:

    I have a favorite Cutco paring knife that I love to use especially during salsa making season!

  38. 88
    Engrid says:

    It’s a bit of a mish mash with some cheapies, a few Cutco and some Wusthof. The biggest struggle is getting them sharpened well.

  39. 89
    Mindy says:

    We have a few diff brands. My fav is actually from Aldi. They had some specialty knives one time and I bought one. It is super sharp and has a nice weight to it. I have been eyeing the Cutco knives for a while! I would love to win one.

  40. 90
    Susan LeClerc says:

    I have one good chef’s knife. My problem is keeping my knives sharp – gotta find a good sharpener.

  41. 91
    Anoush says:

    Growing up my family had oodles of knives. There was always “mom’s favorite” and “the new one” and then there were always maybe 50 more (or so it seemed).

    While fixing my first meal after getting married I realized we only had four total knives in our entire kitchen. I thought there was no possible way I could function with only four. After all, I grew up with oodles of knives.

    Now, five years later, we have maybe 5 knives. It has been quite educational realizing when you have a good knife, you really don’t need more than one!

  42. 92
    Megan says:

    I gave a really fantastic knife as a Christmas gift this past year, and have never had a present received so well! Every time we cook with it, there’s a comment as to how great it is – a gift that keeps on giving!

  43. 93
    Wendy says:

    I heard a long time ago that giving a knife as a wedding gift is a faux pas…no matter, good knives always make a great gift! I’d love to try out Cutco.

  44. 94
    Kim McCallie says:

    I have several good knives that I use often. My husband and I are always on the lookout for good knives. They make such a huge difference in prepping foods. He’s quite the sous chef so he’s in charge of sharpening. This looks like a great knife to add to our kitchen.

  45. 95
    Jess K says:

    Ah knife regret. I have a block of Henkel knives that I was given as a wedding present in 2002. I have never sharpened them, although my husband does hone the chefs knife from time to time. My regret? My grandmother, ever the avid bargain hunter, finds Cutco knives at Goodwill and estate sales all the time. She has offered them to me and I have turned them down. Little did I know how awesome they are. Now I wish I could turn back the hands of time and say “yes!” when she offers me those knives. I could really use a good set. Mine are getting so dull it is hard to cut anything!

  46. 96
    Mary Aaroe says:

    Our first knives were cutco too! I remember when the salesman came to our house

  47. 97
    katklaw777 says:

    I have many knives that “don’t pull their weight” and wish I could be ruthless like you!
    I have a couple from my Grandma that I would luv to use if they were sharper.
    I always pull one out and then another to find the sharpest…keeping then sharp seems to the hardest thing to do…….

  48. 98
    Nancy says:

    Our current knives are pretty unsatisfactory. That might be because it’s really hard for me not to put them all in the dishwasher. I do have one small metal-handled knife from my childhood that is almost always my first choice. It’s as old as me and seems to be perpetually sharp. Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. 99
    Lynne says:

    I can’t have good knives :( My teenagers either steal or destroy them, and it sucks. I’m looking forward to the day when my house is an adult-only house, and no one is allowed to touch the knives but me. At the boyfriend’s house, I hide the good knives when I leave, because otherwise he does stupid things like cut up bike parts with them. I leave him the crap “laser” knives to play with ;) It works well for everyone.

  50. 100
    kim murphy says:

    My favorite knife accessory is a knife block that I got in Paris – it holds 6 knives in a sort of “chalk outline” of a person that makes it looks like he is being stabbed! The knives themselves are horrible, but high marks for kitsch!