Giveaway: Wüsthof Classic 7 Inch Chinese Cleaver

December 3, 2013(updated on October 3, 2018)

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 thoughts on "Giveaway: Wüsthof Classic 7 Inch Chinese Cleaver"

  • I will give friends and family some of the jelliesand jams canned this year. Current favorite: jalapeno peach jam!

  • I love giving homemade gifts, and this year I’ve experimented with homemade tea blends. My family is English so I know they will love!

  • My Brother-in-law recently started baking bread. I’m super excited to give him a cast iron dutch oven to use to make rustic loaves using the sourdough starter I shared with him 🙂

  • My daughter just made the Rifle Team in High School and she is super excited about the whole deal. I was able to find her a sterling silver rifle charm and necklace and can’t wait to see her face when she opens the present.

  • As a family we’ve decided that instead of gifts we would do an experience. We are taking a three night trip to a snow filled area. We are hoping that the memories last longer than toys.

  • I am giving quince paste this year – from our organic three year old tree we planted. It’s wonderful (growing something and then making something with it. Well, the paste is pretty awesome too).

  • I am looking forward to giving my mother and mother in law really nice gift sets from Harney and Sons. They are both a bit hard to shop for and I think that tea samplers might set them up nicely.

  • A golf club that is really a drinking fountain, to my golfing husband. You carry it in your golf bag. (IT is a joke gift.)

  • I am giving a bottle of Hawaiian vodka I got while on vacation a few months ago, so the recipients will know I was thinking of them!

  • We’re hard at work on a great big dollhouse for our 2 and 4 year old girls! Can’t wait to see their faces…

  • I’m looking forward to giving my parents a new set of kitchen knives to go with their newly renovated kitche…this would be a nice addition 🙂 Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway…and happy holidays!

  • I am thrilled to be giving the gift of extra time to sleep in and do things as a family. We plan to go to our local playhouse production of “A Christmas Carol”. We also will be heading out to an evening horse-drawn carriage parade in a local community. I love for the teens to be off school so we can just be for awhile, instead of running here and there and doing homework all of the time. My husband would love this knife!!

  • I look forward to giving the 6 photo books I made for family of my son. I love seeing their faces when they open them every year.

  • I usually give money. This year, I’ve searched the web and picked out one personal gift for each person – totally specific to them.

  • my stepsister is just off to college and asked me for advice on vegetarian cooking. i’m hoping a pile of recipe cards and bittman’s how to cook everything vegetarian will do the trick.

  • This year, my immediate family has decided to host a family in need instead of gifting each other. Providing a holiday meal as well as gifts for their kids. 🙂

  • I am excited to try my hand at candy making this season! I hope to be gifting a lot of homemade peppermint patties and cinnamon hard candy by the end of the month!

  • I am due very soon with our second baby, my handmade gift making will a bit pared down from its usual…I am definitely planning to bake lots of cookies though, and I have a few sewn things up my sleeve 🙂

  • I am giving my neighbor – she is also a good friend – something she will need to close her eyes for. I’m setting the table with two pale green silk placemats that are decorated with little crystals, two blue plates with a design that shows the green underneath through, two blue napkins, two dark blue huge mugs, and the mugs will have hot cocoa/coffee, the plates will have my own fresh baked pastries. We will sit down and have an afternoon treat together without interruption.

  • I’m planning on gifting the usual homemade food gifts, but am most looking forward to gifting alpaca infinity scarves I’ve been knitting for my daughters.

  • Duck dynasty pajamas for my boys. Hard to make a 12 year old excited about new pajamas but I think he’ll be excited.

  • The gift I always feel best about giving is a donation of cash to our local food bank. My family is fortunate to have what we need so gifts to each other other are fun, but giving, even anonymously, to someone who needs the basics of life feels like we are sharing the Holiday spirit.

  • Magnets! We live far away from family, so every Christmas I gather photos taken of my two girls together throughout the current year and make magnets on a photo website and send them to our immediate family members. My siblings actually always debate over who got the best magnet!

  • I’m going to try making gravlax this year for gifts. Also have other food gifts of jams, tomatillo salsa, and chutney to give away.

  • Making a gourd night light for my mother-in-law! My personal business…
    She’s going to love the inlaid crushed glass cross light!

  • I have just scratched the surface of my holiday shopping so I have no idea what I am giving!! Homemade jam, yes, but the heat this year in PDX meant we canned more stone fruit than berries and I’m not as happy with how everything turned out.

  • I’ll be giving my daughter some wonderful books that I enjoyed when I was 8 like she is now, and a table and chair set to go with her favorite doll. I hope to make some little homemade toy pastries before then so that she can have tea parties with her dollies!

  • I’m most excited to give a gift I saw ages ago and saved the idea for thanks to Pinterest’s secret boards. My sister-in-law was somewhat obsessed with various internal organs in high school and I found a site that makes plushies of them! It’s going to be unique for sure.

  • I am looking forward to giving my grandma the blanket I made for her. It’s intricate and lacy but still really warm 🙂

  • I’m not even halfway through my shopping yet, but so far I am pretty pleased with my brother’s gift. He’d asked for a book about the creators of Minecraft, so he’s getting that. But along with it he’s getting a magnet board and some Minecraft magnets I found on Amazon.

    Second runner up is probably the paddle-with-scrapers attachment for the Kitchen Aid my uncle got last year. But mostly that’s just because I’m pleased with myself for not ordering two and keeping one…

  • I want to give my new granddaughter a kiss! She is due 12-24-13 I can’t wait! So what I am going give this year is “love”.

  • I will be giving homemade jam and cookies to the swimmers on my masters team. The jam is always popular AND I get the jars back 🙂

  • We will give our girls a trip to Monterey Aquarium. It will be the first time for the young one who will turn 1 soon.

  • In our efforts to take time and think about what others may like, and to learn lessons about our time, energy and money, my girls and I have made our own spa products! I can’t wait to see what friends and family think of the lotion bars, bath melts and fizzes they have worked so hard on!

  • Since my family and friends have decided that we are not exchanging gifts, we are gathering together and exchanging great vegan food along with great conversation! Also I personally am trying to extend extra kindnesses to those around me.

  • Oooh! Some women might dream of shoes or purses, but a beautiful cleaver does it for me! It would become a workhorse in my kitchen, I’d be thrilled. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge on your blog & your book; both have become a go-to resource for me. Happy holidays!

    1. I was so enraptured imagining myself dancing around my kitchen with that lovely knife, I forgot to say what I was giving. Oops! I’m baking homemade granola & Anadama bread for friends, and wrapping it up in linen tea towels with a bit of embroidery. And beeswax candles in Weck jars. ; )

  • I am most looking forward to giving my friends gift certificates to my canning cupboard and felted flowers. Either that or the snowball crossbows we got the boys.

  • I’ve already given a gift which was SO badly needed. When the opportunity presents itself, I always try to encourage others to eat healthy and give reasons why, along with healthy websites, etc.

    A young gal who works in our favorite grocery store is always anxious on Saturdays to hear healthy tips I have for her and a few wks. ago when I mentioned about healthy smoothies (mostly veggies with some super food additions) she said she didn’t have a blender. 🙁 She’s in college, and working 3 jobs, along with renting an apt. with 2 other gals – no extra money. My husband (who’s still working at age 80) agreed that perhaps we could find a ‘good’ blender without spending too much. We couldn’t believe it when coming across a good close-out sale: glass container, good power for greens, 3 yr. warranty, and more for very little money. If there had been two, I would have purchased one for myself. I was so excited. It was wrapped with a big bow and when we presented it to her the following wk. at her store, she was in tears….couldn’t believe that we would do that. I told her she was so deserving, and my heart danced with joy that she was so appreciative, and will benefit her health by being able to create healthier foods.

    I fix all our food and that cleaver looks like one excellent helper in the kitchen. I do so much chopping, it would be a real time saver. Also, I’m sure it would help with opening those young coconuts, but would check first to be sure it wouldn’t ruin it.

    Dec. 7th is my birthday, so that would make a wonderful gift! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  • What a wonderful giveaway. This girl has a lot of love for a good cleaver! I’m looking forward to my ugly Christmas sweater party where everyone will be receiving the gift of jarred spice mixes and cranberry butter. If they must walk around the world garishly, they must do it with good food! Thanks for the opportunity and for all the spectacular info you share.

  • I’m looking forward to making and giving out some homemade toffee to friends and family! Nothing beats a gift you made yourself!

  • We have our first baby due in April, so I’m most looking forward to giving my wife some great baby stuff. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I am most looking forward to giving my friends the gift of fun and togetherness by hosting my annual Christmas party again! We all had way too much fun the first time, and everyone is excited to eat, drink, and be merry again!

  • What do I look forward to giving most this year? We have an annual tradition of getting my kids the lego advent calendars (even my 3 yo daughter get excited about the girl one). We’ve got them, but it’s been so busy I can’t wait to start opening them with them tomorrow.

  • While I am gifting some preserves and food baskets, frankly I am looking forward most to giving my daughter a big suitcase for Christmas. She is raising money to go to Europe with her school and is so excited that it’s rubbed off on me!

  • I finally had enough money to get my mom a TV. I might not get anything for myself but I am giving the best mom in the world something awesome.

  • I’m giving a family I’m close to a cookbook focusing on obscure DIY projects like homemade bacon and jam recipes. I’m looking forward to it because I can easily imagine the little boys having fun with some of the projects and the parents becoming child-like in the process.

  • My apartment is too tiny for making homemade gifts. but I am excited to give soaps, candles, chocolate to friends and family.

  • I’m looking forward to giving my sister some bullet earings. they are the ends of smith and Wesson bullets made into earings. sounds odd, but I know she will like them.

  • I’m most looking forward to giving my husband a few of his favorite albums on LP, so he can hear them straight through, scratches and all. Should be a fun, music-filled Christmas!

  • I commissioned some local artists to make a custom piece for one of my best friends. I’m happy to support them and know my friend will love it.

  • the gift I’m most looking forward to giving this holiday season are some toys for an underprivileged family I know.

  • I’m super excited to make a ‘Bloody Mary’ gift basket for my mother-in-law (her favorite drink) and can a bunch of pickled veggies to put in it!!

  • I am most looking forward to giving out all of my hand made gifts. I have recently begun making home made lip balm, hand salves and soaps using local sources where I can actually see where the raw materials come from and know the people personally who raise them. I am also including my home made vanilla and dishcloth in a little ” hand made holiday” basket!

  • My friends and I have a cookie swap every year. Cookies, cocktails, and lots of funny food-loving people. It’s the best!