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’m most looking forward to giving a cleaver! (LOVE cleavers, and don’t have one.)

    Actually, no – I’m really looking forward to giving my team a huge holiday party. It’s happening on 12/19!

  • I am most looking forward to giving my cookie trays away. I love trying new cookie recipes each year, along with some of the favorites from past years. My daughter’s teachers look getting the Christmas cookies to take home to their families.

  • My mother died two years ago after a series of pretty horrific events. This past week would have been my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. I have three teenage kids – one of which is going to head off to college next year – it’s hard to find time with everyone together. This year, my favorite gift to give is the gift of time. We are all traveling to my father’s to spend time with him and to really celebrate the meaning of Christmas and how fortunate we all are to still have each other.

  • Love them Wusthofs. Except for the kids we just give out bags of assorted baked and otherwise homemade treats and I love how everyone’s eyes light up when they dive in to see what’s in there.

  • I love to give my sisters (and sometimes brothers) homemade things like pillows, scarves, decorated towels, etc.

  • I found some great vintage jam knives inscribed with “Spread Joy”, “Spread Peace”, “Spread Love” and “Spread Cheer” on them. I am going to be giving them with a jar of jam and either a gift card for the Williams Sonoma croissants or a jar to make my Aunt’s biscuits.

  • I’m looking forward to giving the gift of home-made items again this Christmas .. planning on some sewn and quilted items, some baked cookies and breads, and some canned apple butter and apple pumpkin butter 🙂

  • Handknits for my baby. I’ve been looking for a cleaver forever! I want to use it on chicken for rustic Thai dishes.

  • Mostly I’m looking forward to giving my time to my family. We have really scaled back on focusing on the gift-giving over the years. Time is the best, most precious gift we have.

  • I am still looking for that special gift for my family. But I am looking forward to watching my granddaughter opening her gifts

  • Wow! I’d love to win that beauty. 🙂

    I love to do “bakemail” every year, where I plan out about 6 different baked goods, and then supplement them with herb blends and dried herbs that I make from scratch. I then send boxes out to 20 to 40 friends of mine (depending on my budget that year!) who otherwise might not have the money or time to make them for themselves.

    My friends ask all year about my plans, and this past year I made a few new blends of spices like berbere and ras al hanout, which they raved about! I had several ask me to make another batch during the year. 🙂

  • I have chosen a star off of the Christmas Tree from church. The star bears the names and ages of two young boys, the same ages as my own two. These boys are less fortunate than mine and I look forward to giving these precious little boys Christmas gifts that their mother would not be able. We are also able to donate a ham or turkey for their Christmas dinner as well. I am not rich, by any means, but definitely blessed and I feel it is my duty as a Christian human being to share Christ’s love during the holiday season. After all, Christ IS what this beautiful season is all about…

  • A soft pink sleeper for my great niece, she is almost 5 mo and I haven’t met her yet! First meeting will be Christmas Day!

  • It’s not homemade, but I’m looking forward to giving my family the beautiful wool blankets I purchased while in Ireland this summer.

  • I have been thinking about trying one of these. Since I broke the tip off my chef’s knife, this would come in handy.

  • We are moving away from buying lots of gifts. This year, I am looking forward to sharing the tomato jam I made at the end of the summer.

  • We got our toddler a play kitchen, since he’s very interested in the real one 🙂 I can’t wait to watch him play with it!

  • Unlike most people I can’t afford to give much but I hope to buy a couple of needed things for my family and give them a good christmas, I’ve also given some cards to veterans I hope will brighten their Christmas too.

  • I bought SmartWool socks for everyone in my family and am making homemade lip balm. I can’t wait to see everyone open their socks!

  • Wow! That looks like it would make quick work of a big family holiday dinner! I bet I’d get the potatoes chopped in no time at all. I’m looking forward to giving my aunt & uncle some lime curd and other canning goodies. They gave a big bowl of limes from a tree in their yard, and I wanted to return the limes to them in another form.

  • This season I plan on giving the gift of my time.. I will be volunteering my culinary skills at various shelters and at the same time preparing a meal for my loved ones. The joy in people’s faces when they are able to enjoy a good meal that most of us take for granted is more than I can wish for. Merry Christmas to all…

  • This year I made pineapple guava and ginger infused vodka. It was super easy and it tastes wonderful. Good thing I made enough for myself as well.

    With any luck, there will be a nice shiny Wüsthof Classic 7 Inch Chinese Cleaver waiting under my tree for me on Christmas morning.

    Happy Holidays!!!!

  • My favorite gifts to give are the special assortment of cookies I make that go with the foodie gifts I send out. I am adding French macarons to the assortment this year!

  • I’m most looking forward to giving a hand knit gift to my husband (something he has asked for but doesn’t know I’ve bought the materials for). I just need to start it!

  • I’m only in the brainstorming part of gift giving and haven’t actually made/bought any gifts yet. But last year I gave my husband a gift card for a local indoor skydiving place and he loved so I may have to give him the same gift again!

  • The gift I look most forward to giving is to my grandson a hot wheels track. For family it will be assorted favorite baked goods. As for what I’d like to most receive, I’d like a good set of knives. I’ll probably have to settle for getting mine sharpened again, lol.

  • I always look forward to giving a gift to my sister every year. I haven’t found the right thing for her yet this year, but I will!

  • I found these weirdo all purpose shears at Harbor Freight that are, like, eighteen inches long. I got them for my mom because she loves sewing and felting and stuff. I can’t wait to see her face.

  • I am delighted! I found locally a apple peeler slicer corer for my grandsons they saw mine and loved it, I am sure they will use it very often with their father they prepare delicious apple sauce and it will speed their work. I love it and use it for dehydrating apples that I love for snacks. Thank you for letting me participate in your give away. Have a good week .

  • This would be an amazing gift for a loved one who loves to cook, but doesn’t do so much these days due to a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. I’m hoping that post-chemo, he’ll be able to be back in the kitchen, doing what he loves – cooking for his family. This knife might be good encouragement.

  • I’m excited to give chef knives to my son and daughters boyfriend.
    Both have taken up cooking and are in need of a good basic knife.

  • I am terribly excited to have found a gift for my notoriously-difficult-to-gift-for dad! I am getting him a wristwatch that is almost entirely made of oak wood!

  • Every year I give my sister and her family photos I’ve taken of them throughout the year. I love how it lets us relive our time spent together. And we see how the kids have grown and changed.

  • My husband has long had difficulty stuffing his napkin into his ring, which is smaller than mine and he only has one working hand. You try rolling a napkin one-handed,—it’s not easy. I was delighted to find a napkin ring I could afford on eBay that’s a smidge larger than mine. It should make that bit of his life easier.

  • I will be giving to people my jars. I made certain things for certain people since I know the things they like. That way no one has a jar sitting on the self that never gets opened

  • This year I’m most looking forward to coming home after the holidays, so my boyfriend (of six years!) and I can finally live together. 🙂

  • I am giving gifts made from the heart strawberry jam,pineapple jam,apple butter.I think for me the time together is the most precious gift we can give. I am giving memories from my heart and homemade items a gift bought is forgotten sometimes.i want my friends and family I put my soul into their gift.

  • I’m most excited about quince jelly made with a friend’s quinces along with a festive homebrew made with sweet potato and acorn squash. These are the gifts I would want to receive, so won’t my friends and family be happy to receive them too?

  • I look forward to giving the cookies I bake to friends and family. I know they look forward to them every year.

  • I am looking forward to giving my son a tiny piano for Christmas this year! He has shown an interest in music (and well, mostly just banging) but I think he’ll really enjoy the piano!

  • Spice rub! You can customize it for everyone’s taste (veggie, steak devoted, etc.) and it just looks beautiful in a clear jar.

  • My husband’s family is doing a gift exchange this year. I’m putting together a basket of homemade French bread with an assortment of my homemade jams, vanilla extract and raspberry vinegar. I hope to make a batch of porter mustard with thyme and onion to add to the basket as well. If I don’t get that far I may add a small bottle of my first ever batch of homemade eggnogg!

  • When we moved to the Hot Springs, AR area this past summer, the car we were towing behind the moving truck caught fire and everything in it was lost… this includes all my husband’s tools and shop equipment. For Christmas, he will be getting some of those tools under the tree (a few are upgrades), and I can’t wait to see his face when he opens them!

  • Since Thanksgiving is over and Hanukkah is almost over, I am most looking forward to enjoying holiday parties with friends with no stress on me.

  • My 2 year old and I made a handprint stepping stone for my dad – her Papa. He’s not a real emotional guy but after having two grandsons he is absolutely smitten (in his own way) with my daughter and I can’t wait for him to unwrap it Christmas morning.

  • I am looking forward to giving my son who is graduating from college in another week a hunting rifle. He has wanted to learn to bird hunt for awhile and he’s gonna be so surprised!

  • I am most looking forward to giving away jewelry that I made to my friends & family! It took a few months of searching & then selecting the beads/crystals but I wanted to make sure I found the perfect colors that matched them to a T! I just know they’re going to love them!

  • I’m making chocolate dipped cranberry jellies to give out to folks this year! Super excited about them, but a teensy bit worried that I might chomp them all first!

  • I’m looking forward to giving my sons each a complete set of Herge’s Tin Tin books that I collected for them this year.

  • This is our first Christmas at home, so I’m looking forward to giving my son the Christmas stocking I’m knitting for him!

  • I am making creamed honey (aka spun honey) for friends and neighbors and putting it in half-pint canning jars, and making pretty boxes for my gifts on my Cameo. My jars will be all dressed up with pretty labels I designed, too! I’ll give them a few extra labels for their own creations.

  • Looking forward to giving out homemade bread, bourbon mustard, and dill relish this year. I love Wusthof knives and hope to add this one to my collection.

  • This isn’t his only gift but my son, who is a homeowner, will be the proud recipient of a hedge clipper this year. It’s one of those 3″ long ones with the very sharp blade in front that cuts tree branches like butter. He already gets my home made jams and other goodies so they aren’t considered gifts for him. I love this kid (who is turning 32) as well as his children, my grands, who are the loves of my life. He loves to cook, so maybe I’ll wrap it in a series of pot holders and dish towels. Hehehe

  • I just made my first successful batch of marmalade (clementine marmalade), and it’s divine! I’m really excited to give some to my dad, who loves marmalade.

  • My favorite give away is the Fuyu Persimmon Chutney I have put up. The flavor profile is that of ginger, whole mustard seed, sweet onion and hot pepper flakes. which when combined with the persimmon makes for the right combination of sweet, savory and hot! Perfect with pork, chicken or over a melted brie.
    Could use the knife for chopping the persimmons, ginger or the onions.

  • My favorite gift to give during the holiday season is time. I volunteer through-out the year but it is always enjoyable this time of year. Whether it’s for the local soup kitchen, adopt-a-child or Toys for Tots, it always feels better to give a gift that is often unexpected-your time.

  • I’ve been an avid knitter for years, but have never attempted a sweater…until now. I’m about 80% finished with my first sweater, and it’s for my mom. She’s always cold, so I made her a slouchy, cabled, throw on type sweater. Hope she likes it!

  • I have made a personalized photo album of our family that grandparents especially look forward to every year. I love knowing that a gift I put my time and effort into will be cherished and used so much throughout the coming year.