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West Elm Giveaway: Win 15-Piece Knife Set from Schmidt Brothers®! (Value: $199.95)

Update: This giveaway is now closed.

We’re big fans of West Elm, the cool, Brooklyn-based furniture brand. We love our breezy Stripe Duvet Cover and Paul Loebach bookcase for all of our cookbooks (sadly, it’s no longer available!). When the awesome folks at West Elm approached us about curating some of our favorite products for their Fall catalog and website, we were thrilled. For those of you who received a catalog in the mail, you may have already spotted us, and some of our favorite products. In addition to the products we hand-picked for the catalog, we also selected a few favorites for the West Elm website.

From salvaged wood shelves to gingham towels, we went on a pretend shopping spree that we could have kept going and going. One of the products that caught my eye when it first came out was this 15-piece knife set from Schmidt Brothers®. A good knife set is essential to any cook’s kitchen and Matt and I always fight over who gets to use the ‘good knife.’ Even though I love our knives, I’ve been drooling over this set. Not only do I love the wooden handles of the knives, but I can’t get over how beautiful the block is. It’s not only functional, but makes a statement, too.

The kind folks at West Elm are offering one Turntable Kitchen reader their own knife set (I’ll just continue to covet until I break down and buy it!). What do you have to do to win? Simply leave a comment on this post, telling us why you’d like to win and what would be the first thing you’d cook up with your knives. You have until Tuesday, August 14th at 12 pm PST to leave a comment (1 per person, please). We’ll announce a winner on our Facebook page on Wednesday, August 15th, so be sure to Like to stay updated! In order to win, you must provide a valid email address.

Good luck, and big thanks to West Elm for allowing us to host this wonderful giveaway!

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Kasey is the food editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. She loves dark chocolate, warm crusty bread, and traveling to new places. She speaks Russian, but does not like vodka.

  • Befth

    OMG, those are amazingly gorgeous! Just recently, I’ve felt that I’ve become myself in the kitchen. What a great way. This would be to celebrate! And how fun it would be to chop enough garden veggies to cover the grill!

  • http://www.facebook.com/casscomerford Cass Comerford

    Those are seriously covetable. I think it would spark the fire to re-do my entire kitchen because the knifes deserve better.

  • jenn

    oh, I need good knives so badly! What would be the perfect thing to make with new knives? maybe chop salad?

  • Cathy

    First thing I’d do is cook a simple meal for my family. Snapper with vegetables for instance. Thanks for introducing me to West Elm.

  • Leon

    Because my flat mate chipped my knife! First thing I would make is szechuan pork.

  • Andria

    Because I’m down to two knives from Ikea… I’d make tacos al pastor. Perfect for summer and lots of chopping of tasty toppings. (I might cut up a few extra limes for the perfect accompanying mojitos, too.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.irwin.39 Chris Irwin

    My fiancee and I move into our 1st home together August 16th and what better way to start preparing chicken milanese and prepping homemade tomato sauce than with these knives?

  • http://www.facebook.com/SuperCuban13 Carlos A. Martinez

    Need these knifes bad…my set is so crappy they won’t even cut me when I slip…lol

  • Amy

    What a gorgeous knife set, I love their products! I’d make a vibrant veggie salad with farro to celebrate

  • http://www.facebook.com/virgil.levesqueprevost Virgil Lévesque-Prévost

    Well im a design student whit a past of cooking student, so a beautiful set of knife is a dream! i’ll probably do a salmon tartare to test these knifes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/amyruthmarsh Amy Marsh

    this knife set is uhhhhhmazing. if i won, i would grow up and learn to cook.

  • http://www.facebook.com/onecarney Michael Carney

    I am a Culinary instructor in desperate need of a new set of knives and these knives are beautiful. First thing I would make would probably be a Paella, I’ve been on a Spanish food kick lately.

  • lauren guilbeau

    These are beautiful! I would love to win, I’ve just gotten my first place and have never had a real knife set, these would be perfect! I would use them for cutting up some veggies for a stir fry.
    lguilboATgmailDOTcom

  • Argiris

    I would like to win because all my knives are different and never had a decent set before!

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes

    Beautiful set! I can picture using them in my kitchen, cutting up veggies from my garden to prepare a delicious vegetarian meal, all while listening to some great new tunes recommended by Turntable kitchen. Thanks for the pairings you do!

  • Seetha

    As a new mom( of the cutest lil’ one month old) I often find myself scrambling for time while putting together meals for the family. This DREAM of a knife set would bring back so much joy to cooking now that I’m on a time crunch not to mention how much prep time it would save me!! :)

  • Joline

    I’ve never had a nice knife set before…would love it! The first thing I’d make is a delicious vegetarian Thai recipe, cutting up lots of fresh veggies!

  • Lorenber

    I absolutey love these knives! Just by looking at them I can feel exactly how they would nestle in my hand as I’m prepping fresh garden tomatoes for a perfect summer gazpacho. My kitchen counter is naked and needs that gorgeous knife block :-)

  • Meg S

    These are lovely! I am in desperate need for some knives. I would love to cut up some veggies!

  • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

    How gorgeous are those? I’d love them because my current knives (just a chef’s knife and a paring knife) are starting to get rather dull, and they’re ceramic, so I’m not sure where to get them sharpened. The first thing I’d do is just chop up pounds and pounds of onions for knife skills practice… then make them into caramelized onion jam!

  • http://www.forkyou-noforkyou.com/ Christina Lasalle

    I would make a huge farmer’s market veggie hash! Lots of chopping vegetables involved ;)

  • pockets80

    My current knives are dull and useless. Help!

  • Jason L

    These knives are beautiful, and I’m in dire need of a new set! I’m a second year med student at GW and love to cook in my (little) spare time. If I win these, the first meal I make with them will be down at our Student Run Health Clinic which serves uninsured DC residents. We teach a cooking class for patients a few times per month and would love to use these during a cooking demo, and of course in my home! Thanks for the chance to win these awesome knives! Jason

  • Amy C

    Gorgeous set of knifes! Would love to use them to prepare a big meal for my family and friends!

  • naturallyella

    Holy moly are those gorgeous! I’d cook up everything, just because I feel like I could fly through cutting everything! Love West Elm!

  • http://twitter.com/tamremullins Tamre

    I would love a new knife set! My knives haven’t kept up with my culinary adventures. Dull and ineffective is no way to go through life!

  • Dan C

    I’d like to win because I’m still using the paltry knife block my parents bought me from Ikea when I was still in college…would use these hefty blades to make Homemade Chilaquiles with a side of Mango guacamole, served over fresh sliced hashbrowns with fried eggs and chives.

    BAM

  • http://twitter.com/nicvjayne Nicole V Jayne

    Excellent selections on the West Elm site, I’ve got those salvaged wood shelves! I’d put these knives up to the challenge of a fig, thyme, carmelized Vidalia onion and bacon flatbread.

  • Meadhbh

    Wow those look so great! I’d absolutely love to win them. The knives I have now are terrible and I can just imagine how much more enjoyable cooking would be if I had them!! They would also take prime position in my teeny tiny kitchen, they are so beautiful!!! I think my first dish I would cook would be a butter-nut squash (which is usually so hard to peel and chop!!!) curry with some veg and chickpeas!

  • Abs

    I was born in ’78 and my knife set was purchased with college funds (aka super limited) in my undergraduate years…yikes!! First thing I’d use them for would be a wonderful rosemary infused pork tenderloin roast accompanied by a beautiful array of roasted root veggies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6707684 Elissa Oblath-Johnsrud

    having just moved, i’ve been in search of a knife set. the wood handles remind me of the knives my father collects but won’t let me have. i would use the chefs’ to get chopping watermelons for salads (with ricotta salata, please) and juicing in my hurom. and could actually cut stone fruit for jamming instead of tearing it apart. <3 you guys major!

  • Kim

    Good knives are so essential… But i’m right there with you in having to fight over using the good one! If I won those beauties i’d really be able to tackle those fall soups and stews that require a ton of chopped veggies and herbs… It could make saying goodbye to summer that much easier :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1282273797 Kathy Henderson

    I’m on a diet and would love some fun, new knives to cook with! I would probably make a yummy, healthy stir fry.

  • http://twitter.com/sparklingsteps Lynzy

    What an amazing set of knives! We are getting married in 2 months and I have been trying to UP my skills in the kitchen! The first thing I would make with these is a big pot of vegetable stew (perfect for fall!)

  • Goldie

    I love West Elm and Turntable Kitchen! You guys are fantastic and so are these knives!

  • http://twitter.com/largelatteplz lisa buck

    I love the rustic feel of this knife set! I would love to have this fr making my summer bruschetta for our End of Summer Labor Day Party! Chopping all of those tomatoes, herbs & garlic would be a treat!

  • brittany

    i’m a very lucky girl and don’t have to cook on a regular basis because my husband is obsessed with cooking and trying new things. he would absolutely LOVE these knives! we are going on our delayed honeymoon soon, and these would be a perfect gift for him to come home to! i would be able to thank him for all of the awesome meals he’s made (so far!), and provide him with a little present for all the meals we will eat together in the future (!) i’m sure he would make something amazing with these new knives, so many possibilities :)

  • Throuthehaze

    I would love to win this because the knives I currently have are cheap and not very good. This first thing I would make would be a chicken stir fry :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  • Jessie

    OMG. I have had my eye on this very set! I’d be so excited to win and would love to use them to chop up a great big batch of watermelon, feta & basil salad to eat on a picnic in the waterfront park by our house! Crossing my fingers! – Jessie [at] Styleandpepper [dot] com

  • http://twitter.com/largelatteplz lisa buck

    Love the rustic feel of this knife set! My first task would be tackling all the tomatoes, herbs & garlic for my Summer Bruccheta for our Labor Day/ End of Summer bash!
    Thank you for sharing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/emailshirleycha Shirley Cha

    Huge fan. Would love to test them out on a fresh chopped salad!

  • lalahartma

    I will be cooking up a tasty salad with ingredients from the farmer’s market with my new knives!

  • Camp Murphy

    Very nice! If I win I’ll invite you all over for some fantastic black bean burgers.

  • http://twitter.com/honeyandjam Hannah Queen

    gracious, that’s a gorgeous set! my knives are so, so sad. i’d whip up a summery panzanella with those!

  • Candace A.

    Gorgeous! These would be great in “our” first apartment together!! We’ve fallen in love with fish tacos and while that may not require a lot of chopping, our accompanying mango salsa, pickled onions and cilantro-jalapeno lime slaw would require lots of knife use!!

  • Heidi @foodiecrush

    Those knives perfectly reflect your sensibility and styling. Love them. And you too Kelsey & Shawn :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/annie.keville.5 Annie Keville

    these would be the perfect knives for me to win for my husband for his birthday. He would probably use them to slice a pork loin that he’d marinated in ginger beer and a mix of spices , then grilled outdoors..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1581960099 Courtney Allen

    I would love to win to snag that awesome knife set for the new apartment I’m moving into in September. And the first thing I will be cooking flank steak with an awesome side of ratatouille!

  • Ezra Darling

    What an awesome set! They’d look beautiful in my recently restored old kitchen, full of reclaimed wood! Not to mention how wonderful they’d be to chop all of the fresh veggies harvested from my garden! The first thing I’d cook would likely be roasted root vegetables: carrots, parsnips, beets, sweet potatoes, and onions, with olive oil and rosemary, roasted in a cast iron skillet on the grill.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laurenc80 Lauren Castle

    I’m still using the same knives that I bought for first-year university in my IKEA kitchen starter box. I’d love a new set – and the first thing I’d make would use as many knives as possible! I’d start with a basic chopped salad with a little hard-boiled egg to jazz it up, I’d grill up a great rib-eye (medium rare) with a home made chimichurri sauce paired with a side of balsamic roasted brussel sprouts and a loaded baked potato. For dessert, I’d have a big bowl of fresh chopped sliced, lightly sugared strawberries.

  • Hope Haug

    I love the woodsy feel of those knives. I would love to win them because my mom and I have been cooking for years together with the same old, extremely dull knives. I would love to see the look on her face while chopping vegetables or deboning a chicken.

  • kuri

    Those are gorgeous! It would be tough to decide what to make first, but my first instinct was a steak with a nice chef salad with vegetables from my garden

  • van_ui

    with such a handy design those knives are a ‘must-have’…if I had them the first thing I would cook is a ‘ratatouille’ and for dessert a mixed fruit salad…

  • http://twitter.com/hungrycook Ana C

    Oh man, I’d love to win some sweet knives for my new apartment! (Not having any yet is going to make cooking kind of hard.) The first order of business would probably something with minced garlic – spaghetti and meatballs or the like.

  • Richard

    Those knives are breath taking. Have to say I’d hand chop all the ingredients for a lovely, homemade Herbes de Provence…for starters.

  • http://twitter.com/allieha Allie Hastings

    Well, as I only have 1 knife currently to my name, this would be quite the step up. I’d start with something that requires a serious knife: splitting a huge watermelon for a melon + feta + mint salad before end of summer, perhaps?

  • Jav

    I have two knives in my kitchen and I would love to cook fajitas, potatoes and slice some melon for dessert

  • Katie Fullmer

    My husband and I fight over our good knife too! We just got married and have yet to get a good knife set!

  • Katie

    Whoops forgot to say what we’d cook! It would probably be chopping onions and bacon to go in pasta carbonara! One of our favs

  • StephenD

    I just got married 3 weeks ago, my new wife and I love West Elm. Our bedroom set is from there! We’re saving up for for either a West Elm Emerson dining table or the Industrial dining table, we just love the worn/rustic look. With these knives I would most likely breakdown a whole duck, chop onions/carrots/celery for a duck stock, score the breasts to be roasted, render the fat and confit the legs and wings, and finally make a pate out of the liver. I think these knives would make my task a lot easier!

  • Crystal Sharp

    I would love to win these knives! Love love love to win them! I truly only have one good knife and it’s this itty bitty thing. You should see me try to hack through a peak season watermelon with it. It’s a sight to be seen! What I’d “cook” if I won? You just KNOW i’m going to tackle that watermelon fruit salad that’s been eluding me all these months!

  • Kat

    I’d love to own such a beautiful set of knives! I’d be looking for excuses to chop things all the time :) The first thing I’d cook? Probably an awesome salad favourite of mine (for all that chopping fun): roasted veggies, over couscous & goat cheese, and mixed greens, with a spicy paprika and lemon dressing. And a slice of hot, fresh bread on the side. Big bowl of watermelon for desert. … I’m making myself hungry! haha.

  • http://www.facebook.com/casey.stonecypher Casey Waters Stonecypher

    I would love a set of knives like this so I could get rid of my mismatched and random cheap knives. If I won, I would go all out with a fresh butternut squash soup or a tex mex bar with tons of fresh pico de gallo.

  • Kathleen Bush-Joseph

    Oh man could I use these knives! I am a college student just getting into really cooking for myself, and am finding that the dull (and cheap) cutlery that I am working with just is not cutting it. The first thing that I would make would probably be a simple tabouleh since the tomatoes and parsley would be a breeze with sharp knives.
    Grazie mille!
    -Kathleen

  • Chelsea

    Wowza, those are gorgeous. I’d made quick work of the cabbage in my fridge that is waiting to become a delicious peanut-flavored slaw if those puppies lived in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing such a nice product!

  • joi edwards

    Beautiful! I am about due to replace my beloved Chicago Cutlery knives. These have that same old world vibe!

    Grilled coffee rub Salmon with broiled asparagus and garlic couscous would be a great meal to use these on!

  • Patricia

    Those are lovely! I have been struggling with a set purchased from IKEA ten years ago and am more than ready to move on! I would make French Onion Soup with Gruyère Croutons. Slicing onions with less-than-sharp knives is a drag!

  • Iris

    Those are lovely (and I’m sure they work well!). My “set” of knives is a mish-mash of random acquired utensils and my boyfriend and I always fight over the one “good knife” as well. First meal would probably be a stir-fry – lots of chopping so I’d get to check them out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Savannah-Kiez/549875082 Savannah Kiez

    Is this open to Canada?! I’d like to win because I need a set to suit family life! The first thing I’d make would be a simple dinner of prosciutto, some soft cheese, fresh herbs, balsamic, and bread. A delicious way to use several of my new knives at one sitting!

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.zwolenkiewicz Deborah Zwolenkiewicz

    I’m tired of bending my green onions instead of chopping them, and destroying other fruits and veges trying to cut them! :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.zwolenkiewicz Deborah Zwolenkiewicz

    I’m tired of bending my green onions instead of chopping them! And destroying other vegetables just trying to cut them. :( I neeeeeeed!!!

  • Sarah

    Would love these to chop the ingredients for home made salsa from my garden.

  • http://www.facebook.com/melissa.peabodyegan Melissa Egan

    I would love to win these knifes because they look like the perfect pairing of beauty and utility! The first thing I’d cook is French Onion Soup. Years ago, the first batch I ever made I cut all the onions with a dull butter knife, so I think it’d only be fitting to make it using nice sharp knifes.

  • yarska

    wow, what an orgasmic knife set! i’d seen these last christmas and was in awe. i hope i win!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.becker.127 Lauren Becker

    i’d love to win this for my sister who hopes to move to her own place soon, and I’m sure she’d make some chicken dinner first.
    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  • Megan Babinski

    I’d love to win this beautiful set of knives. Hmmm I think I’d make a homemade pizza with many fresh veggies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesicaindah Jesica Indah Sahusilawane

    I’d love to win! I always dream to have my very own set of beautiful knives, and this one it is! I’ll stay in the kitchen much more longer if I have this one for sure.. =)
    The first thing I’d cook up must be Rendang, my favorite spicy meat dish which originated from the Minangkabau, ethnic group of Indonesia..these knives would make beautiful cuts of the meat. Oh and the side dishes too.. many organic vegetables, herbs and fruits.. yummm!
    - Jesica

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500663674 Nicole Franzen

    I need these!!! :) I will chop tons of yummy vegetables.

  • Heather

    I would like to win these knives because my current set of mix-matched ikea/hand-me-downs can’t cut beans. The first thing I would do if I won these knives is cut the heck out of some vegetables (tomatoes and onions in particular), and make a giant salad for 20.

  • http://about.me/hernanjc Hernan J. Colon

    Oh, how I need those!!! I’ve been dying to throw a Mexican party…lots of tacos, burritos, guacamole, nachos con salsa…yep, lots of use for those knives!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashley.greeff Ashley Greeff

    Oh just obsessed with this knife set…My horrid set from Ikea during the college years is in desperate need of a major upgrade! The block would be perfect on my kitchen counter!

  • Court

    These knives look lovely. I desperately need some new ones. I’d love to try out some of the more challenging recipes in my Thomas Kellar ad hoc cook book…I’m sure my friends would appreciate it:)

  • Aldi

    I just started eating a ton of vegetables daily (as a part of my “eating clean” lifestyle) and would use those fabulous tools to perfect my mastery of knife skills by chopping, dicing, julienning, paring, slicing, and just having a great time!

  • lauren

    I use the same chefs knife for just about everything. I could definitely use some new amazing knives.

  • Kris

    I recently lost custody of my (our) knife set in a divorce. I did however keep the pots and pans so I would love to get back to making the kitchen my own again with these beautiful knives. Chili? Chicken?? Stir-fry?? My list goes on and on.
    momsextramail@yahoo.com

  • Ryan

    I’d love to win because I’m in the process of moving into an apartment of my own for the first time, and I need to outfit a kitchen! I would jajangmyun, a Korean (Korean-Chinese fusion?) dish I love.

  • Danimal

    I’d love to win because those are beautiful knives that would inspire me to cook a whole lot more often then I do now. I would first make home-made sushi with them!! Yumm…

  • leah

    Could knives really be that beautiful? I would love to win these and have proper knives that don’t get dull in my knife drawer. I would buy some fresh herbs and chop them happily with my new knives to put inside my delicious quinoa salad. :)

  • Lindsay

    This is a stunning knife set – THE statement piece of a kitchen! We just moved into our first home and I can’t think of anything more perfect or beautiful to display (& put to good use!) First thing I would cook with these beauties would have to be steak & spicy chimichurri. Thank you for your wonderful West Elm recommendations too!

  • Jacob

    My girlfriend is soon to be moving in with me. She knows the way around a kitchen way better than me, considering I’m a lowley college student that lives by myself. I think this awesome knife set would be the perfect moving in gift for her! Thank you, and much love!

  • Katya

    I’m about to move into my new place and would absolutely beed these. A nice stirfry would be perfect using this set.

  • Ben

    I would slice and dice a fresh mango salsa for my wife. Beautiful knives.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JFitzGenius Jeff Fitzgerald

    It’s canning season. Those knives would go to work immediately, helping me prepare the tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, and other items that I’m going to be canning. And, of course, to slice the bread for the manifold tomato sandwiches I’ll be enjoying.

  • aldo37

    I would totally make some salsa with this. I have some crappy knives right now and tried recently and it came out really bad.

  • Mallory

    I’d like to win because I literally do not own a set of knives. When my roommate leaves? I’ll have to resort to tearing with my hands. That won’t work well. That won’t work well at all!

  • Jeff Fortin

    With a knife set like that I’d make something that requires lots and lots of chopping and slicing. Maybe a summer ratatouille or some homemade salsa.

  • http://twitter.com/divaonadiet Alexis {DivaonaDiet}

    I love West Elm, and that is such a cool knife set! My knives are just not that great or that pretty! I’m always chopping up vegetables and fruits… some of which have hard skins, so these would do me some good!!! divaonadietblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Nate

    I have been coveting those same knives they are truly wonderful!

  • Marisa

    With the knife set I would love to cook dinner for my friends in the graduate program at Parsons! Something a bit more sophisticated than Mac & Cheese ;)

  • ellcoolj

    When I got married in 1996 my mother-in-law had me take a cooking class (so her daughter wouldn’t starve) and the class came with a knife, a real kitchen knife! Now cut to 16 years later and that is still the best knife that I own. I am cooking a lot more and better than I was as a 24 year old kid and I deserve better tools. I want to make zucchini carpaccio, which requires precision cuts, gazpacho (using my mother-in-law’s recipe), and I have always wanted to make my own sushi. Knives would be cool!

  • Tommy

    These knives are amazing! I have been using an assorted collection of knives that have been passed on… Having a new set would be so great! I would have to make my famous flank steak with Cajon shrimp and lemon linguine…

  • Jessica L.

    That knife block is so gorgeous! I would love to make anything with a ton of chopped vegetables with those knives…I bet they would make quick work of it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lindsie.wagner Lindsie Trego

    I would love to win so I could finally have a good knife set to go with my love for cooking! The first thing I’d cook is Thai tofu over collards and brown rice! My email is lyfe_girl@hotmail.com

  • chrisdeglen

    I would like to win because I simply have to have a good sharp knife. I have a couple that are OK but not a set, nothing that matches and certainly nothing so beautiful as this set. If I won, I could pass on my other knives to my Mom, whose knives are dismally dull.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ritagbrowne Rita Browne

    Wow. I would LOVE to win these absolutely gorgeous knives. The grain of the wood is so lovely and I like that the block is elongated with the clear front to see the blades.

  • Jeff Hunt

    I need this because I don’t think one knife matches another in my utensil drawer. I would use the set to chop up a stir fry.

  • Theresa

    I just moved out of my parents’ house and would love to have a nice, good-quality set of knives in my small (but lovely) kitchen. These knives would be perfect for chopping up veggies and herbs for a veggie burger!

  • Ferdinand

    With this knife set, I’d be a mean, green chopping machine! I’d try to use many different knives to make a stir-fry and use one knife for each ingredient to christen the set.

  • ashley c.

    oooh, this knife set is great! my knife set is so outdated so i’d love to win and the first thing i’d make is fresh spring/summer rolls (there is a lot of chopping involved and they are so great!).

  • BillyMix

    I need this knife set because I don’t have one and it would be perfect for my kitchen. The first thing I would use these for is to chop up fruits, veggies, nuts and greens to make a nice summer salad!

  • Liz M

    I would love to have this set of knives. Mine are very dull! I would chop some veggies for a salad!

  • April Chase

    I would start with corn…I have a whole box I need to get in the freezer. Then, apples…these knives would definitely get a lot of use!

  • aynsley powell

    i love this knife set! beautiful design…the first thing i would cook would be a big stir fry with lots of chopped veggies for my girlfriend and i to enjoy…she is an amazing cook who spoils me all the time and i owe her some home cooked meals!

  • http://twitter.com/futureorbit Ben Holland-Arlen

    I desperately need a good knife set. I just moved into a new apartment and sadly lost the one good knife I had.

    It’s a very funny story.

    I was doing my walk through with my landlord at my old place, when I realized I forgot to pack my Santoku knife. I wrapped it in a bathroom and put it in the back of the van I had rented. I then drove the van to my new apartment and emptied everything out it of the van. When I was driving the van back, I noticed that knife in towel was still in the back of the van. When I got to van rental place, I was immediately harassed by the clerk who was mad because they had double booked the van and I was late returning it (despite the fact I had called before it was due and told them I was running late and they said it was cool). In any case, due to the van guy yelling at me, I completely forgot about the knife wrapped up in towel until I got back home. So now I have a good story about how the van rental place must think I am serial killer, but alas I have no good knives.

  • Katrina

    I’m moving into my first new apartment after college! I’d love to have this knife set to start whipping out some meals. Will use it to make a delicious vegetable stir-fry

  • http://kristinapp.tumblr.com Kristin Appenbrink

    I would love to win this knife set! It would help me in fulfilling the entry on my 30 before 30 list to take a knife skills course. And then I’d make salsa to show off my skills!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Becca.L.Wreckya Becca Bows

    This would be an amazing thing to have in my kitchen when I cook with my new fiance!

  • t.nash

    Well, my knife set was a wedding gift…if that tells you anything; to up the class, “Wolfgang Puck” is wood-burned on the side. For the past 4 1/2 years of wedded bliss, I have wielded these knives day after day, using them to teach my meat-loving husband the way of the gourmet vegetarian. These knives had their work cut out for them, and they’ve worked hard – I’ll give them that. However…um…those West Elm knives? Well, they are just gorgeous, and they are begging me to take them in my hands (awkward thought for knives to have, I know). First thing I’d do with them is make traditional guacamole, probably to go alongside grilled eggplant tacos with lime. And then…maybe I would just hold them a while.

  • percentblog

    These knives would be a present for my bf and they would be put to use as he teaches me his tricks in the kitchen and even more so as we convince his mother to teach us her secrets of Chinese cooking. She’s old school so rarely has recipes for her Chinese recipes but we have plans to cook with her and create some recipes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannon.fukuyama Shannon Fukuyama

    Currently, the “best” knives we have are 12 to a pack, plastic-handled, serrated steak knives from a warehouse store. I’d love to win these gorgeous knives! Since I’m recovering from mouth surgery, the first use of these knives would be to prepare meat and vegetables for a nutrient packed soup.

  • Agatha Rigdon

    Beautiful knives! I would love to have a good set for all the cooking I do, and it would certainly help with all the chutneys and jams I am putting back this canning season since, in addition to the gorgeous Lexington Farmer’s market, my neighbor gave me a ton of plums from her tree!

  • Randy

    I need a good set of knives. I’d use them to chop up various veggies and meats I use to make my weekly pot of hearty soup.

  • amy marantino

    i have owned a “good knife” and would love to start now. I would chop cabbage to make cole slaw.

  • amy marantino

    sorry, i <> owned one.

  • McLaneK

    This set is gorgeous. I’m in need of a new set as my dull knives were a wedding gift in 1997. They’ve served me well but it’s time to move on. I’m slicing up a lot of tomatoes from the garden these days. The first thing I’d make is bruschetta.

  • xiaosong ji

    Wonderful knife set . Would love to have it .

  • Renata

    I would love to win because all my family has in knives are very dull butter knives! Hardly chop worthy so these definitely would come in handy! I would chop up fruit for summer fruit pies and chop up vegetables and salad greens for summer veggie salads! Yeah!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.b.wright.35 Lisa Bennett Wright

    What a stunning knife set! I would first use it to cut up veggies from my garden for a big stir fry or pot of soup…yum!

  • Ray

    I don’t own any quality knives myself and would to have these to chop up some fresh vegetables and chicken for my homemade Chinese Chicken Stirfrys! Also would be nice when I cook steak for dinner!

  • Katie

    Those knives would be put to good use in my kitchen! Good knives make me happy – and make me want to cook even more, if that’s even possible. They would be great to chop all my summer veggies from my organic garden!

  • Patti Riley

    I have terrible knives, need new ones to cute my garden veggies and not cut myself with dull knives

  • Tom Yerby

    I am a bar-b-que madman at the moment – would truly enjoy a new set of beautiful knives.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robertnormanphotography Robert Norman

    ok, now THAT is one super-cool knife set!!

  • goodbonfire

    These are stunning, and I would like them for no other reason that to look at them everyday admiringly. Plus we could use replacing our plastic knives from the 80s.

  • Graziela

    Those are some beautiful knives! I think I’d make some stiy-fry, a lot of chopping and slicing!

  • http://midcenturymodernlove.com/ Brandy

    i was coveting this at west elm the other day! I would want to hide these from my husband and daugthers for sure but they are too beautiful! i would use them to cut up all kinds of produce for my big daily jug of flavored water. i am thinking watermelon, cucumber and mint!

  • wculove

    Love the world of cooking, but I am sort of new to it. My old roommate moved out and took the knives with her. I have my Grandfather’s old knives, which work well enough, but with THESE; think of the possibilities! How can I even think of the first thing I would cook? A party would be hosted in honor of such a grand prize; everyone would bring things and we would create a feast! Fruit salads, roasted veggies, cherry glazed lamb cab-bobs, and that would only be the beginning to my newest hobby: COOKING WITH THE SCHMIDT BROTHERS AMAZING KNIFE SET! Thank you West Elm, Please pick me! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/amyjstewart Amy Stewart

    I would love to win because you can never have too many knives! And I also LOVE the way these are displayed. Why not show off an amazing knife set?! Don’t hide them in your drawer! The first thing I would use these for is my famous chicken stir fry with yakisoba noodles. Yum!

  • http://www.facebook.com/madalyn.jones.12 Madalyn Jones

    West Elm has such elegant products. I love this knife set, and would love to win it – the way the knife block is both funcional, and a display case is brilliant. My first use for these knives would be Crawfish and Chicken Gumbo.

  • Kamryn Behee

    This is a lovely knife set. Not only will it pair well with the offerings of my kitchen, I have a serious NEED for a new knife set. Once upon a time I was a sushi chef and my beloved knives have all either vanquished or been stolen. This is what you get for offering to make sushi at parties and the like. The first thing I would do is make some fantastic sashimi or chirashi dish with lots of ornamental edibles. I would have my friends over for an intimate party of fish and wine.

  • Renee

    We’re in the process of updating our kitchen with many West Elm items and this sleek knife set would look amazing displayed in our kitchen. Thank you for considering us!

  • Anna

    Those knives are gorgeous! I would cook something amazing and gluten-free with them, like garlic honey chicken with some steamed veggies in my wok. I have just recently been diagnosed with gluten intolerance so learning to cook for myself is a must. I am only 21 and have just started learning to cook AND be gluten-free. These beautiful knives would inspire me to cook more, while brightening up my kitchen with their gorgeous block. Love every product you make, West Elm!

  • arleigh barley

    I would love to win. I bought some crappy knives from a friend who was selling them, and I’m only keeping them out of guilt. The first thing I would slice ‘n’ dice is veggies.

  • Jennifer Hargreaves

    My knives are so dull I can barely slice a tomato. My BLT’s are suffering.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessirainey Jessica Rainey

    I would make a pot roast with root vegetables

  • Cafferty

    Very cool! Beat my cutco?

  • Anna

    My email is selbya09@ecu.edu!

  • Suzy Shatz

    I have been lusting after this knife set since they first appeared on West Elm’s website. Then I saw them in the S. Monica store. We have a small, hardworking kitchen that would love to include these knives. They would get lots of use as we do lots of chopping and we would proudly display them on the countertop as functional art.

  • Bpstasz

    I love those knives, I would make guacamole if I won them.

  • Cheryl Fisher

    This would make my cooking life so much easier and enjoyable! You’d find me paring, chopping, slicing, and dicing veggies!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashleyelainestewart Ashley Elaine Stewart

    I love to cook! Especially with fresh veggies. I slice and dice every day of the week, and my knives get a workout. Unfortunately, they have seen better days and I’m down to one good knife I have to wash and rewash if I need to slice meat and veggies the same day. If I win, I’m going to make grill salmon topped with a fresh pineapple pico de gallo!!!

  • Jamie Peha

    It was love at first sight when I saw this photo! So modern, yet earthy with the wooden handles. The fact that you can actually see the blades is perfect for a Type A person like me in the kitchen. I love to cook and am a total foodie. I have a radio program that brings cooking, food, chefs, farms, cookbook authors, speciality foods and products more awareness and introduces the world of food to more people. Education on how to use knives and using good knives is a topic I’ve been wanting to cover. This makes for great content there, but adds a dimension to my home kitchen that it currently doesn’t have. Chopping and cutting and dicing is completely therapeutic for me and I find inner peace doing it unlike my crazy busy days. So, any way you cut it or slice it…these knives will serve a greater purpose and reach humanity on an individual level as well as social level.

  • http://www.facebook.com/krista.stevens.188 Krista Stevens

    I’d love to win these knives!! I am planning on doing my first big freezer cooking session this month. These would be perfect for prepping all the food for the big cooking day. Plus, with all the variety of knives, there will be plenty for my husband and mom to help me prep! Not to mention how stylish and lovely they will look on my counter. Thank you for the opportunity. Krista519@aol.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandiotwell Brandi Otwell

    I’m going back to the States after a 2 year tour of South Korea in September. My husband is in the Army and I was able to come here with him. Most of it has been a great experience but cooking has been difficult for me! My counter tops and cabinets are insanely small and I just didn’t have the room for all of my kitchenware so most of it was sold or given away. I have to repurchase almost everything! I’m almost positive the first thing I cook will be a good old American cookout with some steaks, kabobs, corn on the cob, and a homemade potato salad. I’m already drooling!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=572846554 Sophia Lesher

    I am currently using KitchenAid knives. They are the worst. I’d love to have a quality set of knives that work and can actually cut through a tomato haha! Since fall is coming I would probably use these to cook an amazing fall stew or a big pot of chicken curry! Yum!

  • Brittany

    I need to win, plan and simple! After changing roommates at the beginning of the year (who’s took their knife set with them), my current roommate and I have just been using butter knives to cut fruits and veggies, y’all! I’m serious. We just haven’t made the time to go find a knife set that we like yet. But, I think that this giveaway is just meant to be! The stars aligned and the beautiful block of knives came in to my life and they’re perfect!! First order of business will be to cut up some veggies and chicken for a nice dinner. It’s the simple things.

  • Kate McG

    I am really hoping Santa would bring me a set of Schmidt Brothers knives, but I don’t think I can wait that long.

  • Jen

    I’d love to have these to chop up everything I need for my favorite summer salad, made from Jiacama, Mangoes and cucumbers. It would be so much easier to chop up all my favorite summer foods with a good knife set!

  • Dawn

    I’d love this set! My knives are nearly 25 years old and are not high quality. Since my garden is overflowing with tomatoes, the first thing I’d make would be bruschetta!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jan.coopermoren Jan Cooper-Moren

    I love to experiment with Thai cooking. I would use the knives to chop and slice vegetables for all the new recipes I want to try.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=721685102 Sonji Bent

    WOW!! i’ve been watching these knives for a while, I would love to make them a part of my kitchen .. I love cooking and the first meal i’d use these for would have to be cutting up some chicken for jerking, roasted poatoes, and a huge salad..

  • http://www.facebook.com/slnewton Stephanie Lee Newton

    Wow! I need these knives! Pick me, please! :-)

  • Robin

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! First off I must oblige the most beautiful Knife set of which, I would be honored to use in my kitchen to chop up some delicious collard greens/kale with smoked ham and boneless chicken to create some some coca-cola bbq chicken kabobs served with corn bread…(**)

  • http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.j.mitchell1 Elizabeth J. Mitchell

    Beautiful. I love the natural wood look and it would fit i beautiful with the decor of my kitchen. Not to mention my own knives need to be replaced.

  • katiealissa

    The knives are beautiful! I’d use them to prepare veggies for a hearty beef stew – delicious!

  • janice

    I’d love to win because I’ve recently taken up fishing as a hobby and this knife set would do wonders filleting!!!! id cook up a grilled fish dinner with twice baked potatoes and grilled summer squash…. yummy!! Good luck!!!!

  • Dhabie

    Beautiful set. Grown up knives are on our wish list! It truly makes all the difference in meal preparation. Can’t wait to chop up some fresh pico de gallo with those bad boys and slice up some limes for a pitcher of celebration margaritas!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000536163912 Kim Landers

    I could really use these knives. Mine are more than DULL!

  • Penni S.

    My best knife just broke, so I would cook a great chili with these knives. I would chop up some wonderful red onions, peppers, and every other amazing vegetable to go into the chili.

  • Dominique Pugh

    I would love to win these!!! The set I have now are my husbands from his college days and they are soooooooo dull. If I won, I would use them to cook my husband a nice birthday meal for his birthday on August 29th.

  • laurie wright

    These knives are beautiful I would love to chop vegetables with them.

  • julie mcmillon

    Why would I like to win? Well duh! It’s a functioning work of art! Who wouldn’t want to win! :) The first thing I’d cook up would be chicken fajitas! I hate cutting up chicken but these knives would actually make it enjoyable! :)

  • Alexandra K.

    I’d like to win because my current set is cheap junk and these are flippin’ gorgeous. I’m not much of a cook but since my biggest issue is cleanly slicing veggies I’d start with that.

  • Sarah Katherine

    I’d love to win these beautiful knives! My knife set was recently “borrowed” and used to cut pic pipe for a project and now will barely cut through mashed potatoes. These would never leave my site and I would start with my first attempt at sushi. .

  • natalie alice

    Seriously, I own one knife. First thing I’d make with these bad boys? I’d make a phone call to my parents! Inviting them to a fish and vegetable dinner made with love and some rockin’ knives.

  • natalie alice

    Seriously, I own one knife. First thing I’d make with these bad boys? I’d make a phone call to my parents! Inviting them to a fish and vegetable dinner made with love and some rockin’ knives.

  • Stephanie Caldwell

    I would love to win because I need a beautiful new knife set! The first thing I would make would be salsa with ingredients from my garden.

  • Stephanie Caldwell

    I would love to win because I need a beautiful new knife set! The first thing I would make would be salsa with ingredients from my garden.

  • marissal

    This set is stunning! It would certainly become a focal point of my kitchen and I need something to liven up my counters! I would make homemade salsa with my Schmidt Brothers knives which certainly requires a lot of chopping! Thanks West Elm for sponsoring! Absolutely love West Elm…

  • marissal

    This set is stunning! It would certainly become a focal point of my kitchen and I need something to liven up my counters! I would make homemade salsa with my Schmidt Brothers knives which certainly requires a lot of chopping! Thanks West Elm for sponsoring! Absolutely love West Elm…

  • Anil

    I’ve been eyeing this knife set FOREVER!!! It would make a great wedding gift for me and my fiance’. We juice everyday and need great knives that get the job done ( like chopping veggies and fruit) and look cool on the kitchen counter.

  • Anil

    I’ve been eyeing this knife set FOREVER!!! It would make a great wedding gift for me and my fiance’. We juice everyday and need great knives that get the job done ( like chopping veggies and fruit) and look cool on the kitchen counter.

  • heatherspeaks493

    I’d use them to prep my Sunday dinner..the knives I currently own are sub par.

  • http://www.facebook.com/claudia.cooper Claudia Cooper

    I’ve loved cooking for many years, knowing and appreciating the value of great knives. If I won those knives, they would be going to a great home where they’d get lots of use and admiration! The first thing I’d make if I won the knives would be some delicious pho… I can picture it already!

  • Jess P.

    Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous! There would be baguette slicing, garlic mincing, chicken carving, basil julienning…now I’m hungry!

  • Meredith

    I have had knives passed down to me through family members over the years. It would be awesome to have my own set! I love west elm!

  • Amy W.

    West Elm is a favorite of mine, as well. I’ve spent lots of time flipping through the pages of their website carefully choosing what item I’ll save for next. I’ve never owned a knife set or even a good knife but I’ve dreamt about it. I already like to cook and often wonder how much more enjoyable it would be if I had a decent knife set at my disposal. For me, it’s the simple things, slicing through a beautiful tomato without squashing it, chopping fresh herbs without bruising them, slicing bread with an actual bread knife! Ah, I look forward to that day. Based on what I just wrote, I guess I’d first make a bruschetta or caprese salad. Simple and beautiful. Thank you for giving me this moment to dream…

  • http://www.facebook.com/cristina.balcazar Cristina Balcazar

    I’ll be moving into my own first place soon and a knife set is on the list of things I’ll need in my new home! This set is absolutely stunning and would be a great showcase in what would be an otherwise bland kitchen (until I can get my collection going!) Of course I’ll put them to great use for myself and for my kittens, who I plan to switch to an all natural meat and vegetable diet!

  • chur2310

    those knives are awesome! i would love to win because my knives are now dull and do not cut anything very well. first thing i would make is salsa.

  • Charlotte Lee

    I’d love to win this set of knives! I’d probably have to buy a lot of veggies to practice my knife skills so salads would be the first thing I’d make! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/angela.t.stello Angela Tolson Stello

    We just bought a new house with an awesome gourmet kitchen. I’d love to win these knives so I could channel my inner Julia Child and whip up fantastic meals for my family and friends. Currently the only cutlery I have are a mish-mash of knives bought in college, from a thrift store and maybe a wedding present or two, the product of saving money for 10 years to buy said house! Now I’m ready to settle down and get cooking. The first meal I would make be Chicken Tikka Masala…yummmm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angela.t.stello Angela Tolson Stello

    We just bought a new house with an awesome gourmet kitchen. I’d love to win these knives so I could channel my inner Julia Child and whip up fantastic meals for my family and friends. Currently the only cutlery I have are a mish-mash of knives bought in college, from a thrift store and maybe a wedding present or two, the product of saving money for 10 years to buy said house! Now I’m ready to settle down and get cooking. The first meal I would make be Chicken Tikka Masala…yummmm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1695562607 Kay Ewbank Hargrove

    This beautiful knife set would be the statement piece in my kitchen. The beautiful design looks like fine art to me! I would chop up a nice cold garden salad with fresh produce from the garden and a delicious
    roasted brisket on the side and enjoy it all while sipping a nice glass of wine!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1695562607 Kay Ewbank Hargrove

    This beautiful knife set would be the statement piece in my kitchen. The beautiful design looks like fine art to me! I would chop up a nice cold garden salad with fresh produce from the garden and a delicious
    roasted brisket on the side and enjoy it all while sipping a nice glass of wine!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kara.firstenberger Kara Firstenberger

    I saw this knife set in the latest West Elm catalog and instantly fell in love! Can you fall in love with a knife set? Haaaa, yes! I love to chop fresh veggies and make a rustic pizza with buffalo mozzarella. This knife set would be perfect for the job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kara.firstenberger Kara Firstenberger

    I saw this knife set in the latest West Elm catalog and instantly fell in love! Can you fall in love with a knife set? Haaaa, yes! I love to chop fresh veggies and make a rustic pizza with buffalo mozzarella. This knife set would be perfect for the job.

  • Heather Smith

    I have a set of Henkles that are dull and worn. I have to say that I miss my culinary audience, for he is recently deployed to Afghanistan. His favorite meal that I prepare is shrimp scampi with capers and sundried tomatoes. The paring knife would help my tomato dicing skills and I know the others would be utilized in every way possible! I know my husband would appreciate not having to sharpen my current dated knives upon every return!

  • Heather Smith

    I have a set of Henkles that are dull and worn. I have to say that I miss my culinary audience, for he is recently deployed to Afghanistan. His favorite meal that I prepare is shrimp scampi with capers and sundried tomatoes. The paring knife would help my tomato dicing skills and I know the others would be utilized in every way possible! I know my husband would appreciate not having to sharpen my current dated knives upon every return!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lorton Carol ‘Lorton’ Shilor

    This is beautiful! I think cooking should be exciting and uplifting.. and so too, should the tools. I love statement pieces that are also functional. Would love to win this.. for everything from slicing bagels, to chopping onions. As a vegan, chopping/slicing/dicing vegetables is a daily thing in my household.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lorton Carol ‘Lorton’ Shilor

    This is beautiful! I think cooking should be exciting and uplifting.. and so too, should the tools. I love statement pieces that are also functional. Would love to win this.. for everything from slicing bagels, to chopping onions. As a vegan, chopping/slicing/dicing vegetables is a daily thing in my household.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ilissa.eiferman Ilissa Goldberg Eiferman

    I NEED new knives!!! I bought my current set before I realized how important GOOD knives are!! :)

  • Beth Strassberg

    These knives would inspire me to make sure my food looks as good as it tastes. We love vegetables, so I would prepare a wonderful salad and a pasta primavera for my first meal. Cutting vegetables with these knives would be heaven. It would be so nice to make salads, trim meat and chicken, prepare fresh fish. This would be a wonderful prize for a homecook!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.pio.9 Jennifer Pio

    These knives are really cool! Best presentation I’ve seen of a knife set before. They’d look awesome in my kitchen. I’d use them to make the best butterflied baked lobster tails I’ve ever made! Great giveaway West Elm!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1513287131 Mary Wright

    I am an avid cook and have worn out my knives. Time for better ones! I would make a big salad and use these knives for slicing and chopping. Then a stir fry dish with fresh ingredients – again, more slicing and chopping.

  • Brandi

    I would love this set!!! It is so much better than mine, and would actually cut. The first meal: stir fry!

  • sara sacks

    Fabulous knives! We really need them!!!! Thanks for the chance!
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  • Nicole Knothe

    I’ve never owned a good set of knives, and to be honest, I’ve probably never really needed them until this year. In January, I moved from an apartment in New York that had a kitchen that was barely functional, to Chicago. I now have a kitchen that I am truly in love with, and have started to realize the joys of cooking (and hosting!). I have been trying many different recipes, (some with success, some not), and it’s become very apparent that my knives, which are a combination of hand-me downs and cheap purchases, do not make the grade.

    Now that I am more centrally located with family and friends, I am considering hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Although that may not be the first meal I cook with those knives, I would certainly be excited and proud to use them to cook and prepare my first hosted Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you for your consideration!

  • Jenny

    I would love a matching set of knives! Mine are all mismatched and don’t even fit in a knife block. The first thing I’d cook would be something with lots of veggies that require lots of chopping :)

  • Parker

    This knife ste is GORGEOUS! I am preparing to move into a new home this month and this would be the perfect way to build an identity for my new kitchen. I am currently still using my “practice” knife set that i bought a couple of years ago, which have definitely seen better days. I already have the perfect spot in my new kitchen for these and would totally go all out and use these to throw a fabulous dinner party! Im thinking wine and cheese and a delicious rack of lamb….

  • http://twitter.com/RunningRecruit Stephanie Rodriguez

    Let me start with I love West Elm’s style. I primarily look at bedding, furniture, poufs and things like that! My soon to be husband is the foodie in the family- he loves to cook and works in the food world, prior to him I just ate food for fuel but since we have been together he has taught me how to enjoy food from all different cultures as he cooks primarily indian food. I’m slowly getting down some basics but have a long way to go!!! Needless to say we are getting marry in November, we have asked our guest to not give any gifts. If any funds are given we are donating them to a charity that is close to our hearts. With that being said, it would be pretty cool to win a free set of awesome knives to learn some better chopping skills:)

  • Marisa Carrizales

    We are currently saving every nickle an dime to buy our own house,we have 3 small children who deserve a great place to grow up in,after we get a place its gonna be some time an more money to be able to decorate an furnish the house,an I’m most excited to have a beautiful and modern kitchen and this would look so very great in out new kitchen….the first thing I would could would be a chicken stir fry with all kinds of veggies!!!

  • Nina Hufford

    I would slice some gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and julienne some basil from my garden for a Caprese salad. Top it with some sweet balsamic, extra virgin olive oil with a dash of truffle oil and fresh ground pepper and sea salt. Then I’d use the bread knife to slice up a big rustic Ciabatta bread to mop up the plate. A little icy lime aid on the side and the knives have provided me one of my favorite summer meals!

  • Carolyn Davis

    Oh to have real cutlary. I would chop lots of fresh veggies , add some herbs from my garden and give thanks to Mother Earth and West Elm.

  • Bethameyer@hotmail.com

    Would love to win this set. It is so neat looking and functional. My knife set has seen better days! I would likely slice up some tomatoes and make a tasty pasta salad.

  • Meagan

    I would love to have a beautiful set of knives like this! I am recent graduate and still live at home. Recently i decided to become a vegetarian and begin really cooking for myself. My mom however doesn’t have a full set of anything. Its so hard to find what you need in her kitchen so I am slowly buying my own pieces to cook with. I would love to use these for all of the veggie dishes I am experimenting with!

  • http://www.facebook.com/suz.stanton Suz Stanton

    I think knives are so overlooked. A good knife makes cooking so much easier. I think these knives are so stylish too.. bruschetta with fresh tomatoes out of garden would be what I would make!

  • http://www.facebook.com/beth.ricketts.39 Beth Ricketts

    This is a beautiful knife set. I have been married for 22 years and never owned a knife set. It has been on my wish list for a long time; however our first priority has always been getting two children through college first. The first recipe I would make would be something heart healthy for my husband, who suffered a heart attack last summer. Good nutritional meals is on the top of our list now! Dreaming of a new knife set!
    Thanks,
    Beth Ricketts

  • Laurie

    Since I’m a novice at cooking this beautiful knife set would be a finishing touch to my evolving skills in the kitchen. I would love to use these beautiful knives to create a delicious beef stir fry!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1654140688 Estelle Leroux Skeels

    I currently keep my knives in a drawer and accidentally cut myself reaching for one. I am dreaming of a better system to have them in sight and handy and in style. I would make a julienne of fresh vegetables from the garden.

  • Sfez02

    Yes yes yes! We’ve just landed back in the states after a two year gig abroad. Very few things made the move back with us and this would help my pocketbook and my family’s mealtime immensely! First meal would have to be a tomato salad, corn on the cob (sawed off for small mouths), and a pork roast to celebrate Midwest summer back stateside!

  • jessica hatchett

    I’m an alright cook,but I love watching the food network an yo be able to cook something as wonderful as on tv would impress everyone,these knives would defintly help…..the first thing i would cook is a great steak an vegetable meal,with all the trimmings…lol

  • Suzanna Styles

    These knives (as with most West Elm Pieces) are a perfect combination of modern meets rustic. They would make a beautiful addition to any modern kitchen. My dad just taught me how to make his famous rustic vegetable stew. As it turns out, he just buys everything in the produce section, chops it up and adds a few secret ingredients. It reminds me of the children’s book “Stone Soup.” The stew is delicious and you could feed an army with it. Dad’s famous vegetable stew would be my fist dish!

  • Sarah

    The joy of cooking begins with the knives in one’s kitchen! Here lies the perfect mix of nature, beauty, and functionality! I would love to be the winner of this knife set and the inspiration to use them masterfully:)

  • http://twitter.com/ObeliskDesign Andrew Stuart

    OOOoooo…New Kitchen, new knives! and fresh picked brandywine tomatoes…little else to say.

  • http://www.facebook.com/clekclek Christina Kishi

    I would love to win because I have never had a nice set of knives before! Mine are always cheap and dull. My boyfriend makes fun of my knives and says they don’t work. He even brought his own knife over just to cut some limes he brought. My knives and I were thoroughly offended.

    This is a gorgeous set of knives though! I am an artist and this looks like an art piece. It would be absolutely lovely in my artsy apartment! The first thing I would cook up would be grilled chicken stuffed with applewood smoked bacon, feta cheese, and basil, drizzled with a tomato basil puree, along with some yummy grilled veggies. My good friend and I created this masterpiece of a meal a few summers ago. I’ve made it for all of my friends and family and they absolutely love it! You have to try it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kaylee.unrau Kaylee Unrau

    I love to make my kids fruit and veggie trays as a healthy alternative to snack on during the day, so some proper knives would make the process easier and safer as I have had a few mishaps with my dull knives!

  • Jennifer

    Oh my! I would probably just sit and look at them! My husband and I just celebrated our 10 year anniversary and I must say I have gained some good knowledge in the kitchen since then. If I would have known then what I know now about kitchenware, I would have put a set of good knives on my wedding registry. I didn’t and therefor I have gone all these years of learning to cook with some very subpar cutlery. I can’t imagine what using a good set of knives must feel like! I would for sure put some of my best recipes from the last 10 years to work with these beauties!!

  • april

    Love this set. Beautiful, esp compared to the run down cheapo knives I have now. Id def chop up a ton of veggies from the farmers market for a big stir fry. Yum!

  • http://www.facebook.com/krystelle.barrera Krystelle Barrera

    What a beautiful set of knives, they stopped me in my tracks and I would love to own them! Our family has a tradition where we get together every Sunday at someone’s house (usually about 25 of us). I would use these knives to prepare my first meal that I host. I just moved back to my hometown and have not had the pleasure of hosting, these would certainly help.

  • kate nichols

    The knives are beautiful and we would be thrilled to have such a gorgeous set of knives. They would look great in our kitchen. Form meets function. my husband and I cook every night after work and about a month ago we gave up processed food and turned over a healthy new leaf and decided to live a new lifestyle. We alternate cooking but its always vegetables and lean meat or just veggies. The first things those knives would meet at our house will be a delicious home grown tomato, some basil and mozzerella for a caprese salad. next they would say hello to some chicken, grilled and some fresh cut vegetables, also grilled and brushed with olive oil, sea salt and pepper. For dessert, they would slice strawberries and “orjans” our 2 year old baby boy’s favorites!

  • Jaclyn Korthauer

    I love this knife set!!! Such a statement piece!! I am a single 20 something and just learning my way around the kitchen and these knives would be great!!! I am currently using hand me down, dull mismatched knives :(… Please let me win these!!!!

  • C. Stanley

    I would love this set of knives because I could slice up my fresh tomatoes and other produce I have grown this year much more efficiently. Not too mention, they just look darn good.

  • Kira

    I am moving and it’s probably time to give up my “Swedish” knife set. Grown up knives, here I come!

  • http://www.facebook.com/clekclek Christina Kishi

    I would love to win because I have never had a nice set of knives before! Mine are always cheap and dull. My boyfriend makes fun of my knives and says they don’t work. he even brought over his own knife just to cut some limes he brought. My knives and I were thoroughly offended.

    Anyways, this is a gorgeous set of knives! I am an artist and this looks like an art piece. it would be lovely in my artsy apartment. The first thing I would cook up would be grilled chicken stuffed with applewood smoked bacon, feta cheese, and basil, drizzled in a tomato basil puree, along with some yummy grilled veggies. My good friend and I created this masterpiece of a meal a few summers ago. I’ve made it for all of my friends and family and they absolutely love it! You have to try it!

  • Marlie Reynolds

    One comment per person?

  • Nancy

    I like knives.

  • Tammy Boyce

    We are avid West Elm lovers in this house as well. We have the Baxter sofa AND we also have the striped duvet and shower curtain you covet so much :) (Hoping for brownie points on that one) Speaking of brownies, I have recently discovered a love of baking and my husband is a whiz when it comes to grilling and cooking steaks. My favorite dinner he makes is pepper steak. The knife set my mother bought for us at Target two years ago is already rusting. And who wants a rusty steak? So for the love of West Elm, I would LOVE those knives :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.s.paradis Rebecca Sneed Paradis

    Very cooL! Would loVe to have this fab knife sEt in my kitchen :)

  • http://www.wearenotmartha.com wearenotmartha

    Oh my gosh, this is the prettiest knife set ever and would look beautiful on my counter. Of course, I’d cook with them, too :) First, I want to see how these bad boys chop an onion!

    Sues

  • Rebecca – A Daily Something

    LOVE this giveaway – and I’d give them to my sister who just moved into her first apt and desperately needs a knife set! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/shaunoble Shaun Noble ッ

    I have a Paula Deen knife set that sucks. I would be honored to have these knives on my kitchen counter. ;)

  • Eve

    What a beautiful set of knives. I would make Thanksgiving dinner If I won those beauties!

  • Milla

    Good knives make all the difference for this foodie.. I WANT to win a set. They’re just the coolest thing!

  • Elizabeth R

    My hubby and I just bought a condo. This would be an added bonus for our 1st home together. I can just picture it now chopping fresh vegetables and meat from the farmers market a few blocks away. Yum!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.k.collins.3 Chris Kamuda Collins

    I’d love to win because this block clearly shows which knife is where, which would take the guess-work out of my current block. No more hunting for the perfect knife for the job. The first thing I would make would be pizza with my family, using the knives to chop all sorts of interesting toppings. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Nikki :)

    Simply beautiful!! The first thing I would do is make a healthy salad!! Slicing and dicing cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach, chicken breast!! YUMMMM!!!!!! :)

  • D. Weed

    This would be beautiful in our kitchen, my husband and I LOVE to cook, and we would use them to make our “Atomic Salsa” with goods from our garden!

  • Laura M

    I don’t own any knives so these would be nice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Marlene.Gretter.Hendrie Marlene Gretter Hendrie

    I would serve a fresh capresse salad. What a joy it would be to slice a garden-fresh tomato with one of these beautiful knives!

  • Lindsey

    We got a knife set from target for our wedding a little over a year ago and they are already dull. I would love to win this knife set. Not only is it functional, but it would add a lot of visual interest to our awful kitchen! We would use our knives to carve up a brisket for sure!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandra.karamba Sandra Karamba

    I’ve recently moved into a wooded area and those knives would not only look beautiful in my kitchen but would come in handy for self defense purposes.

  • Leigh

    Who wouldn’t want this knife set?

  • Audra Lewis

    I would love to win this beautiful knife set! We love West Elm and since we just had our 4th child, going out is almost impossible…so we are making the most of cooking delicious meals at home with the family. These knives would get put to good use chopping garlic and parsley for my son’s favorite orzo or slicing up my husband’s yummy steaks he grills for us or cutting up the fruits and veggies my kiddos like for snacks!

  • Kimberlyrose11

    What a gorgeous set of knives!!!! They would be a perfect match for vegetables from the gArden. Perhaps in a beautiful salad or vegetable lasagna or a whole wheat vegetable pizza… the possibilities are endless!!!!!

  • merry scully

    I would be chopping up some fresh cucumbers, home grown tomatoes and tons of parsley for a summer tabouli salad – (maybe grilled steak and chimicurri too – not copying just a delicious in summer meal when it is too hot to turn on the oven) – Most importantly these gorgeous knives will replace the set of kitchen knifes that were my mother’s and disappeared in my moved to my new house (4 years ago) – I have finally admitted to myself that I am not going to find them buried in the garage or inside a misc. box. Hope sprang eternal for 4 years now reality has set in and i need some workable knives to cut it up in the kitchen.

  • Ruby Jean

    I’ll cook some steak! I’ve been cooking light stuff lately since my dollarstore knives are starting to break on me. If I win this block, I’ll be forced to purchase some knives at West Elm to fill this block ;)

  • Danielle

    These are just awesome! My husband would be in heaven with these knifes, making stir fry! A usable statement piece for the kitchen for sure!

  • linsey

    I have a mistmatched set of handme down knives that take overmy whole silverware drawer. Not very safe when there all scattered… on top of not being very sharp to cut anything good. I would love to be able to slice a tomato without smushing it to ketchup… I love to cook so a good sharp knife set is badly needed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/melissascottjackson Melissa Scott Jackson

    This would be beautiful addition in our kitchen, I LOVE to cook!

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  • http://twitter.com/boodles64 Rebecca Woodcock

    If I won this fabulous set of knives, I would give them to my daughter. She’s always dreamed of owning a great set of knives!

  • Bailey London

    From growing up, I remember the door-to-door knife salesman coming to our house and pitching to my parents why their knives were the most important purchase adults would ever make! Ever since then, I’ve had such anticipation over the incredible knives I’d have in my own kitchen. After recently purchasing my first home with my boyfriend, we unpacked our kitchen gear to merge into one home…and realized we both have terrible knives! We’re big grillers and love spending time in the kitchen. These beautiful knives would not only make us finally feel grown up, but would look rockin’ on our countertop, too!

  • Michelle

    Remodeled house from paint to all light fixtures to some new furniture all contemporary and now I need accessories and these would make a definite statement. I think the food would taste better just knowing I used such cool knives to prepare it! I would chop up tons of veggies for some stir fry! YUM!

  • http://www.facebook.com/leann.wiattcurran LeAnn Wiatt Curran

    This would look fabulous in my kitchen! I would have to say my first slice would be of a good ol’ Indiana tomato!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.higgins.568 Kathy Higgins

    Well I must say they are a beautiful set to look at visually and I would love to win these as cutting everthing with my steak knifes is difficult. I would start with a fresh salad then a delicious roast beef or pork tenderloin…have to run I am hungry now!!! but please keep me i mind Thanks!!!

  • http://twitter.com/UtterlyEdible Diane M Lee

    I believe that every kitchen needs a good set of knives including mine ( :
    I would likely fillet up some fresh salmon with that sweet looking boning knife, chop up a bunch of summer vegies to be grilled along side those salmon fillets with the chefs’ knife (could have the husband help with the 2nd chefs’ knife..), slice up a gorgeous loaf of fresh crusty bread, and prep up a bunch of ripe strawberries (for topping a bowl of vanilla ice cream for dessert) with the paring knife…ok now I am hungry!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jpirwitz Jan Pirwitz

    I want those knives to make sushi. LOTS of sushi!

  • Tristan Gary

    Oh yes please!! Gorgeous knives and display!
    What wouldn’t I make with these? I might start by chopping romaine, hard boiled egg, avocado and sectioning a grapefruit for a salad. But quickly follow up with chopping chocolate for a tart. Let the slicing, dicing, segmenting, paring joy begin!! All beautifully done with these knives I’m sure ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/skyediscovery Katie McKeogh Karch

    We just bought our first house – a beautiful mid century modern home that has not been updated since the 60s. Since all the systems in the home need updating, we will not have any $$ to do any cosmetic home improvements, but this kitchen is screaming for such a beautiful knife set! The first thing I would cook with them would be my popular white bean turkey chili and southwest coleslaw for our housewarming party!

  • kaez

    I am a graphic designer who loves to cook and bake, but I have never owned a set of good knives, mainly because of financial reasons. I’m pretty resourceful because of that, and I make due with a single chef’s knife. I’ve been cooking less and less now because of stress, time, my upcoming wedding, and not enough motivation. With a set of tools that combine design and function, I may find the inspiration I need to cook… a ratatouille perhaps? Anything, really. It would also be a great gift for my husband-to-be to see me cooking again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charity.ocheskey Charity Ocheskey

    Our knives are old and ugly. These are beautiful and would not make me ashamed to have company cutting into lovely bits of cooked meat.

  • stephanie

    Such a gorgeous set of knives! I’d love to win these and start cooking up a storm. In my kitchen they’d be use daily to chop vegetables for a quiche, a stir fry or many other of the veggie dishes I love to cook.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathie.macchioni Kathie Sale Macchioni

    this knife set is gorgeous and you will NEVER go wrong with ANY purchase from West Elm. honest.

  • Meeling

    These are fabulous! Love almost anything West Elm. We just did a mini kitchen redo – paint and new blinds, new counter accessories – and new knives would be awesome!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/AnnyMayLoomis Anny Loomis

    In the very near future, we will be renovating our kitchen. This knife set and the beautiful block would go hand-in-hand with the design of the new kitchen. I can imagine myself being in the new kitchen, reaching across the new quartz countertop and grabbing a sleek piece of this cutlery to prepare a nice Julienne Salad, Garlic-Butter Sliced Steak, Potatoes Au Gratin and Fresh Cut Green Beans. Follow that up with a big slice of home baked Apple Pie ala Mode! What a great thought!

  • Emily Jennie

    I would love to win this set for my Mom. She is an amazing cook and needs a new set of knives!

  • Kelley Schwartz

    What an amazing giveaway! Stylish and totally a MUST HAVE. I am still using knives from college that recently got unpacked from storage after a move. Love the combination of a creative vision that goes along with the creativity of the culinary world <3

  • Andrea Scow

    My oh my….I think my famous quinoa and turkey stuffed peppers would be first. It would be a super speedy whirl-wind chopping all the veggies!!!

  • asha feldten

    But I am still in Market for my 1st set of adult knives
    30 years old and stoll have the Knives I 1st moved out with.
    Please help me with my makeshift set I am one step away from my big girl pants

  • http://www.facebook.com/roxannetodish Roxanne Todish

    I moved into my new place in October & haven’t found a cool enough knife set to display in my kitchen until now!! It’ll be perfect for chopping up all of my ingredients for my daily green drinks, I’m slowly transitioning to a raw diet for health so they’ll be great for chopping up all my fruits & veggies……I won’t be making anything fancy just the daily stuff is all!! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/tiana.buschmann Tiana Buschmann

    I am moving into a new house and would love to have these knives stored on the counter since there is minimal drawer space, not to mention they are almost like an art piece for the kitchen! Since Fall is approaching, I would use the knives to cut up veggies for some soup!

  • Ally

    We just bought our first home and a nice grown up knife set would be a wonderful addition to our kitchen! I could use these to slice and dice all kinds of stuff to make some tasty finger foods and purees for my 1 year old!

  • Melissa Moore

    I would have our closest friends over for a BBQ and a few different salads, so I could try each one! I have wanted this set since west elm first carried them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jake.filiponi Jake Filiponi

    I can’t think of a more gorgeous way to display a set of knives. The first thing I would cook would be a turkey roulade with cranberry stuffing. Lots of chopping and carving! Also very delicious too!

  • Tami

    I would love to win these knives and then use them to make some kickin’ carne asada tacos!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kjeffreys Katie Jeffreys

    About to get married and this would be a great gift! Plus our knives are old and rusty or dull…

  • http://www.facebook.com/wbainbridge Wanda Bainbridge

    Well those knives are beautiful and I adore just about everything from West Elm…and I love to shop there but for some reason I have never had a decent knife set becuse I always felt I was asking to much for myself to spend the amount I would like to. So I could get a decent set of knives like this..After so many years buying stuff that was absolutely needed for my family, I have decided that I should try and start buying things one piece at a time if I have too… Would love to win this set so I could use something sharp and decent every day with out always looking for our one sharp knife and or asking my husband to cut it for me because I have arthritis so bad …Imagine being able to do it myself with good knives..I would so carve up a nice ham or turkey and like to have it not look butchered on the plate…lol..

  • Whitney Reisser

    I’m getting married October 6th, and this would be an AMAZING surprise for my fiance!! …he really is the cook between the two of us, and he could use these to cook me tasty meals!!

  • Nancy

    Even though I cook just about every night, new knives have not been the budget. So I’ve been “sawing” when I should be slicing. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/lmdecker68 Lisa M. Decker

    I would like to win the beautiful knife set. It would be amazing to cook for my family using these knives, since the only knives I’ve ever used have come from the dollar store. I always cook with love and if I win this beautiful set, I could prepare my dishes with extra LOVE.

  • Lonnie

    I’d love to win these, as a struggling college student living in NYC I can’t really afford a beautiful set of knives. My major is home products development so I certainly appreciate the quality of these knives!! I would love to make some homemade salsa using ingredients from the local farmers market!

  • Emily G

    So pretty! And I would definitely put them to work in the kitchen making a veggie stir fry after a trip to the farmer’s market. So nice

  • Jerry

    Divorce has me starting over. I bought a cheap knife set to get started… and regret it. This wonderful set would really allow me to prepare better meals for my son and I.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robin.barton Robin Barton

    I recently renovated my kitchen but haven’t gotten around to upgrading the accessories, such as my knives. This set would go perfect — and come in handy making a zucchini pie with the huge zucchini a friend gave me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Needol Kristy Sytsma

    I LOVE this knife set because… well it’s beautiful. Not only
    is it beautiful but it’s functional, who doesn’t love a functional piece of
    art?! I can see myself making all sorts of yummy food with these knives but
    recently we’ve been on a salsa kick in our house. I’m sure to slice and dice through
    all the fresh tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, cilantro and lemons we bring
    home from the farmers market. Yum!

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnruda John Ruda

    I’d love to win to outfit my kitchen in my new apartment. The first think I would make is beef tenderloin.

  • Heather

    Olympic gold for knife sets! Stunning. That’d sure be pretty on iur new counter… perfect for hacking apart a whole turkey to smoke!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hiu.fai.9 Hiu Fai

    Beauty of the kitchen Art…

  • Heather

    *our*

  • Stef

    I have a bunch of knives collected over the years and not matching. This would be elegant in my kitchen!

  • Melissa P

    The first Christmas gift my boyfriend, now husband, gave me was a knife set. I was shocked to the least ( but also dont blame him since all i owned was a few pairing knives). I have learned to appreciate his practical gift giving :) I would love to gift him with this set since we love cooking together and it would continue our knife tradition. I would love to make some BBQ pulled pork and cheese bread – two of my husbands favorites!

  • Jennifer H. Simms

    We just bought our first house! A knife set is essential but a chic set is an added bonus! Love West Elm! I would use this set to cook my husbands favorite recipe which we named “happy chicken” lol.

  • Angela Sekinger

    I recently purchased my first home, and it is currently in the finishing stages of being built, Yayyy! I LOVE to entertain and cook, which is currently hard to do in my one bedroom apartment, so I plan on having a big house warming party, and these Schmidt Brothers knives would SHINE in my new kitchen (which is where everyone always gravitates)! The knives would absolutley be the “icing on the cake” for my party, and help tremendously with preparing my house warming “dips and desserts” menu!

  • rebecca

    What a must have! I never knew a knife set could be so beautiful, until now!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.sain Deborah LoCicero Sain

    I have been eyeballing this knife set since it came out!! I finally bought it but it was for a friends wedding shower… I want one too!!! Its gorgeous. And I have the most amazing antique butcher block to showcase it on…salmon, asparagus, quinoa…my hubbies fav.

  • Malia

    That knife set is beautiful! I’ve seen it multiple times and have always wanted it. I’ve just never been able to afford it. I really want it

  • s.m.c.

    I want to win the Schmidt Brothers’ knife set because it’s absolutely stunning and would be a serious upgrade from the seventeen year old set we currently own. The first thing I would cook using the knives is Mussels in a Coconut Green Curry Sauce with a slice of my husband’s homemade bread to soak up every last bit.

  • kimbly

    The first thing I would choose to prepare would be a beautiful, crisp, flavorful salad

  • http://www.facebook.com/erin.bailey.334 Erin Bailey

    I love love love this knife set and the natural wood would look beautiful in my new kitchen! I would definitely have to make my famous chicken teriyaki and fried rice first, since my neice loves for me to make it, and good knives are a must for that dish!

  • Jess Kruk

    I would love to win these! They are both functional and absolutely gorgeous! The first thing I would make would be bruschetta with basil, goat cheese and balsamic reduction, only because there is nothing like a fantastically sharp knife slicing through a tomato!

  • KikuVintage

    My current knife collection is a jumble of mismatched knives cluttering up a drawer. A cohesive set like this would see me through the rest of cooking days, and do so in style. The first thing I would make is Japanese udon noodles with plenty of vegetables.

  • Caitlin

    I’m getting married soon and moving and don’t have a nice knife set. I’d love to work on my cooking skills with these knives and make more than just pasta for dinner!

  • http://www.facebook.com/evelyn.jada Evelyn El Jada

    I love the sleek design of the knife block, the fact that they are great knives is definitely a plus. I cook everyday and these would make it a happy experience!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brianlowy Brian Lowy

    I have always bought knives one at a time so I could buy quality . If I win this the first thing I will do with it is make Turducken since I’ll have to debone all three birds, then I will post pictures of myself through the whole process using every knife.

  • Meghan

    I’d love to win because these knives are so beautifully presented – like art for the kitchen! I would use them to chop a bunch of fresh veggies and toss together for a summer salad.

  • Coral marie

    Right now I don’t have a knive set. I have plans in the future to move to a house, I live in an apt now,and eventually start a family with my husband. This beautiful knive set will be great to decorate a new kitchen and cook yumy and healthy puertorrican food ;-)

  • Anni

    I’d love to win because, frankly, my knives are crap and I love to cook for my little family. I’d definitely make Udon noodles with Chicken and veggies because I know that even my 2 year old would clean his plate! No more knife slips!

  • Sarah Wilson

    We don’t have knife set, just a hodgepodge of random knives. This sleek design is earthy and fits right in with out kitchen. We would likely take some summer vegetables and slice them up with fish for a fresh ceviche.

  • lilcg

    a big salad with lots of fresh veggies

  • Greg

    Pick me! Pick me! I’d make a pork roast stuffed with poblano peppers and basil from my garden!

  • Laurie C

    What a beautiful blog! What a beautiful selection. I’m saving up to try and decorate my whole place in west elm. This would be a great start! The first thing I would cook? Bison steak frites. I’ll blog about it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/casey.mo.5 Casey Mo

    This knife set is SO gorgeous! My husband and I just had our first anniversary last month and actually don’t have a knife set. We both absolutely love to cook and spend most of our time in the kitchen experimenting with different recipes, but actually only have two knives – one 7″ santoku knife and one (dull) 4″ paring knife – both are different off-brands. :) It would be such an awesome anniversary celebration to receive such a nice set. One of our favorite meals is lean steak topped with a dry red wine reduction sauce (add cinnamon, sugar, a little bit of red pepper flakes), browned parmesan garlic red potatoes with sprigs of rosemary, and a fresh steamed vegetable medley of broccoli, green beans, and carrots. This knife set would definitely cut down time it takes to prepare this meal – I cannot wait to make it again. :) YUM!

  • Megan

    I don’t have a knife set but I love to cook for my family of friends. I would make a big pot of vegetarian chili to share, with lots of chopped veggies in the mix (mmm zucchini). :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristineck1 Kristin Maurer

    I would love to win these. We were hoping to get a new knife set for our wedding but that didn’t happen… We are coming up on the big one year so it would be a fabulous anniversary gift! I would promptly make my husbands favorite, beef & broccoli. I would also probably go nus chopping veggies just because it will feel great to have new sharp knives!

  • http://www.facebook.com/casey.mo.5 Casey Mo

    This knife set is SO beautiful! We recently celebrated our first wedding anniversary last month and actually don’t have a knife set. We’re absolutely love to cook and usually spend too much time in the kitchen making healthy food and experimenting with new recipes, and use the two (unmatched and very dull) knives we currently have – a 7″ santoku and a 3″ paring knife. One of our favorite special occasion meals is a seared, lean steak topped with a delicious red wine reduction sauce (with cinnamon, sugar, dash of red pepper flakes for a little added “bite”), topped with bleu cheese. For complimentary sides, we love browned parmesan garlic red potatoes with sprigs of rosemary, and a heaping vegetable medley of of fresh, steamed, unseasoned broccoli, green beans, and carrots. My mouth is watering – can’t wait to make this one again!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaxon.joseph.3 Jaxon Joseph

    I recently moved to the big city of Atlanta (from Mississippi so it’s big to me!) and had to start off on my own with my first house. Unfortunately, lightning struck before my insurance did and now I’m starting all over again :( Sob story aside, I found my new love of cooking since my big move. However, I have yet to buy a good set of knives and these would be the highlight of my kitchen!! The first meal I’d cook up with these babies would have to be some filets, baked sweet potatoes, and a side of veggies! I have discovered West Elm recently and I love all of their modern decor. I definitely want to fill my house with plenty WE trinkets!

  • Lauren

    Love these!!! Would cook up a beautiful stir fry with them for my boyfriend (whose initials just so happen to be WE!!). ♥

  • Amy Sauceda

    I’d love the knife set because I need new Knives. Also because they are very stylish and would be fun to look at :) The first thing I would cook hmm??? Probably do a steak and potato dish with a big salad with lots of veggies to cut up. It would definitely be the most exciting salad I’ve ever made!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ali.hook.9 Ali Hook

    I LOVE this knife set. Beautiful… my husband and I have very few kitchen accessories. This knife set would be a huge asset. 3 years ago we moved back to the states with nothing and have slowly been getting our bits and pieces. Hope we win :-).

  • Gem

    I would love to win because nothing bets a quality knife. The first thing i would use them for is preparing my fruit and veggies for the week! I am following the Kimberly Snyder beauty detox solution at the moment and alot of my time is spend chopping up fruits and veggies! This would make it so much easier!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ali.hook.9 Ali Hook
  • Caitlin P

    I would use the knifes to cut up a watermelon & take our 4 kids on a picnic. Making memories :)

  • Shelly Carwile

    Knife art that is to die for!! No more embarrassing cutlery shoved in the drawers!!! How beautiful to cut bright orange carrots or red peppers with these babies.

  • Cari

    Cool knife block! My husband would love it

  • Jessica

    I’ve been looking at pictures at these knives for months! I just got engaged, and the first think I thought was, “Yay! I get to register for these knives!” The first think I’ll make is probably chicken tenders (my fiance’s favorite :-) And then I’ll do some major veggie chopping for homemade tomato sauce! Winning these would be the greatest thing to happen all year… I mean second greatest :-)

  • JRain

    I’d love to add these to my kitchen and cook up fresh homemade pasta and pesto.

  • kassia

    have been coveting this knife set (and the block!), but, sigh, if i were to win, would give it to my baby sister since she just bought her first house.

  • kim

    I’d have to make the biggest & “funnest” dinner party with bread, cheese, meats, veggies….. and prepare them all by hand….
    It’s seriously, the kind of thing I would get a HUGE kick out of doing! :D

  • courtney

    the first thing i would make if i won these knifes would be homemade salsa
    courtney.allisunfair (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Anton Assaad

    My wife is due with our first baby I cook all the time with what we can afford.
    I would love nothing more than to cook a beautiful roast dinner to celebrate our first baby and invite my inlaws who have been so generous and giving to us.

  • Shoko

    I would love to have them. I love cooking.
    I have really dull Japanese knives. When My dad visited me in US from Japan, he really disappointed me using the knives. Since then, my dad wants to send me really good one from Japan, but in Japan we have a superstition that says you will cut or lose the relationship if you give a knife to someone. So, I have been telling my dad not to send any knives because I do not want to lose him.
    I really want to the knife set!!!

  • Freda Pattillo

    My husband and I love to cook and we actually agree on west elms products……….we love west elms style! The first thing we will use the knives for is a mexican dinner. Our 3 year old twins and our 4 year old love our spicy dishes We would be so stoked to win! Not to mention 8/15 is my 34th bday! Keeping my fingers crossed! Freda

  • Dencie Aleman

    I actually have just become a recent fan of west elm! On vacation I went into a store and fell in love with your vibrant colors and the modern, earthy feel. I am an undergraduate student and am getting materials for my very first apartment (very exciting, nerve racking and EXPENSIVE). I actually bought my bed spread from west elm and am completely in love with it!
    But as I am collecting everything I need for my apartment, a good set of knives is what I am lacking. The good ones are too expensive for my budget and the cheap ones will probably cost me more in the end to have to replace. I do have to admit, I am not a top chef, but I love to look up recipes, (pinterest) and get creative with what I have, the crazier the better! These knives would be the icing on the cake for my new apartment! God bless you in reading all these comments! :) <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/beckyhpagels Becky Pagels

    I would love to win this set! Recently venturing out into the world, and sadly I don’t have a set! Would love to use these in the kitchen to make everything from my homemade mac n cheese to cutting up veggies for stir fry. They would really compliment any style kitchen.

  • Kathleen

    These knives are gorgeous! I would love to have these in time for fall squash and sweet potatoes…I’d make sweet potato lentil stew and cut up some delicata squash with them. YUM. RIght now our sad knife block is a hodge podge mess conglomeration of knives we both acquired while single…all mostly dull. A girl can dream :)

  • Georgiana

    I actually don’t own any sharp knives right now and am looking to purchase a nice set and these are fabulous! First thing I would make is a summer chopped salad with chopped romaine, apples, grilled chicken, nuts and cheese! Chop it all up and mix yum!

  • allie

    I want some sharper knives to make cooking faster. I would cook a stirfry 1st.

  • wiredbywhitney

    Our newly remodeled kitchen needs a new totally cool set of knives to kick it into gear! The first thing I would cook up is tacos and chop up all the fixins with my new knives!!

  • Katinmontana

    Would LOVE to use this beautiful set with all of my garden goodies that are starting to flourish!!!! Besides.. They look awesome!!!

  • Amanda Voloshin

    I’d love to win this Knife set because I just got married on August 4th and have got to get cooking some good meals for my husband (love saying that). While honeymooning we ate some great lobster meals and I’d love to have a good knife set to try recreating Lobster Savannh for him!

  • Callie

    I would love some beautiful knives! My husband and I have been married for eight years and yet to have a set of quality knives. Since my husband loves to cook more than I do (which is fantastic!), this would be a great surprise for him if we won. He’s a Texan, I am sure he would love to cook up some barbecue or some fajita meat with some new, quality knive-ware.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=157000364 Danielle Hendricks Barron

    LOVE these knives! My husband does all the cooking & it is wonderful! I would love to Suprise him with a new set of knives! The first thing he would probably cook is either his homemade alfredo sauce or yellow curry. I’m pregnant with our second & it sure would be nice to thank him for cooking all the time with something this beautiful!!

  • Joan

    Surely a lovely knife set like that would inspire some serious chopping! The first on my list of things to cut up would have to be a veggie salad my family loves that has every vegetable under the sun in it – or whatever you happen to have on hand. The secret to it’s appeal is cutting the vegetables uniformly and into bite-size pieces. I dress it with a vinegar and oil recipe that uses fresh herbs and just a touch of sugar to undo the sting.

  • Christine

    Would love to win these knives! I have a fine appreciation for good quality as well as good looks, and these knives have both! I actually love to chop and cut veggies or fruit. I find the sound the knife makes when it makes contact with cutting board both soothing and rhythmic. Sounds weird , I know. Anyway, these would make a fine addition to my kitchen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samanthawiles Samantha Wiles

    This knife set is lovely! We just bought a new house and the hardwood that leads into the kitchen is this same wood color. We’ve learning that the key to making perfect homemade sushi is a good set of sharp and well made knives to cut the maki and fillet the fish. That’s likely the first think we’d do this these.

  • Christina M.

    I’d like to win because I desperately need a good knife set and I love West Elm products! With this knife set I’d make a tastey pizza!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.roth2 Jennifer Roth

    I’d love to win this. The first thing I’d make is a nice cipino with some grilled fish tacos.

  • Rose

    This knife set is beautiful, but I think I’d give it to my sister who is in desperate need of some good knives. We’d dice up some veggies to put on the grill. Love, love, love West Elm!

  • Erin

    I’d love to win these! I recently moved to a new city for a job, and the knives I currently have were purchased at a garage sale for $2 when I was in college. This knife set would make me feel like a real grown-up. Plus it is gorgeous!

  • Erin

    I’d love to win these! I recently moved to a new city for a job, and the knives I currently have were purchased at a garage sale for $2 when I was in college. This knife set would make me feel like a real grown-up. Plus it is gorgeous! I love to make mango salsa, and could definitely see myself dicing up a storm with these!

  • http://profiles.google.com/orchidlady01 Susan Pertierra

    I like the wood handles on this set, as well. I would make Chinese Chicken since it involves lots of dicing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mchester419 Matt Chester

    I would love to win these knives because 1) they are beautiful 2) it looks like I could cut plenty of juicy steak with them and 3) my psych grad student budget is too limited to purchase! My first concoction would be shish kabobs with green and red peppers, onions, steak (mmm), and some ‘shrooms. Now I’m hungry.

  • wade keller

    I am in love with a way to store your knifes that is so innovative and modern. I have been avoiding knife holders for months because they are so boring. If I won this complete set I would honor it by inviting enough friends to complete a task with each knife and then we would have a huge BBQ on the roof deck. I’d probably splurge and grill ribs. Since an entire day of cooking would be in order.

  • Cathy

    I’d finally have a place to safely store my knife set! (Currently they’re still in the suitcase that I had in culinary school.) I’d probably make a lovely veggie stew; lots of prep work and chopping!

  • Conetha

    I need I really good knife set because dicing onions really shouldn’t take that long. These are such cool knives! I’ll use it to make something with butternut squash.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aiga.langan Aiga Langan

    These knives are beautiful, they remind me of a knife my dad made when I was a little girl, just simple plain wood, but so elegant. I would love these cause we only have 2 knives and they are in bad shape but we could never afford these.I stay at home with our 2 kids and cook every night, first dish I make would be cold beet soup and maybe some stuffed peppers later in the day :) Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cris.petersen18 Cris Petersen

    These knives look fantastic. I would make some great Asian Stir-fries with Pad Tai Noodles … The knives would definitely be a great help in cutting up the vegetables.

  • Amanda

    This is a really beautiful set of knives! I would love to cook my favorite end of the summer ratatouille recipe with these knives from West Elm. Thanks!

  • Kathyn

    These knives are sharp! They’d slice right through the Omaha Steaks I’m serving for dinner tonight. I’d display Shmidt Brothers knives proudly on my counter. Pick me to win!

  • Elizabeth Koneru

    Our baby has taken over our kitchen budget and our current knives are in very weak shape. I’d cook up a veggie pizza because I’d be able to chops veggies and herbs properly!

  • http://www.facebook.com/thelennakhernandez Kim Hernandez

    The combined aesthetic of the quality wood-handled knives and the block itself is stunning. This is the first set of knives I’ve ever looked at at said “I want that!” My current set is a mismatched jumble from my first and second marriages. Starting over in my new home where I’m setting up everything just how I want it, this would be the perfect statement in my kitchen. I’m gonna throw lots of parties with great food, and these would certainly help me do that ;)

  • Lauren

    I have the same knife set from college… I’m not going to tell you how long ago that was. But I would make a mean stir fry with fried tofu!

  • Melissa

    I haven’t had decent kitchen knives in the last 15 years! 15 years!!! If I won this set I would probably make salads and stir fry… dishes that require lots of sliced and diced fresh fruits and vegetables! Oh… and maybe a fresh fruit tart. I would probably spend endless hours cooking and baking just so I can break in the new knives. Gosh… I’m totally in a state of dreaminess just thinking about it.

  • Jean Range

    My desire to win is selfless! I would give this knife set to my best friend as a house gift for her new kitchen at Lake George, N.Y. where we had the pleasure of visiting this summer (and most summers). She is a great cook, but her knives are all over the place — literally. She is a great cook, and would cut up everything for friends and family with this handsome, practical gift.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1703478570 Kathy L. Carr

    I’d give it to a beautiful young couple as a house warming gift because they love to entertain however I’d be very proud to have it as a kitchen show piece in my own home too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.cooperbauer Catherine Cooper Bauer

    If I won this would be a statement piece in my kitchen and the rest would be designed around it. First thing I’d do is use them to cut up healthy vegetables and meat to make a lovely stir fried dinner for the family! Did I mention that I love this set!

  • Vickie Julka

    Well, it’s taken four children all grown up to turn me into a farm to table foodie. I guess it’s never too late to learn! A good set of knives is like the key to all good things prepared and it’s time for this new foodie to have the pleasure of working with the best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.kellerpodrasky Laura Keller Podrasky

    Awesome! Please pick me!!!

  • Chanelle Diaz

    I’d love to win this set and give it as a house warming gift to my brother in law! He’s a great family chef, always grilling up some great Mexican feast! He could definitely use these knives to continue filling our bellies with his amazing food. Pick me please!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Janette-M-Anderson/1359739654 Janette M Anderson

    Would love to win these! I’m the person who is pretty broke but loves to have people over all the time to cook for them . . . time with family and friends is what it’s all about! My kitchen has solid oak countertops that this block would look amazing on, and I could finally cook a meal using a nice sharp set of beautiful knifes!

  • Allison Shurr

    Many of my knives are hand-me-downs or cheap ones from Ikea. I’m cooking much more often, and I’d love to use these beautiful knives to chop up a fresh summer veggies for a delicious salad and pasta.

  • Rica Alkurdi

    I always wanted a set of knives, but I never saw something I liked. I guess I always wanted an untraditional set. The moment I saw the picture I was speechless. If I ever win the set I would stare at it first then decide what to cook.

  • http://twitter.com/bravawine Brava Wine Co.

    Struck by the aesthetics of this beautiful set. First thing I’d cook is a bunch of beautiful Croatian food, which I studied while living there for the last two years. Black (squid ink) risotto, brudet, Scampi Buzara, minestra, fritaja with truffles. If I win, you’re all invited for dinner. :)

  • Emmy

    We’ve never had a nice set of knives and we LOVE to cook! Ours are now rusting…so it’s time for a change. Plus these would look awesome and fit so well with our personal home decor!!! First thing I would cook would be beef bourguignon inspired by Julia Child. I’ve never ventured it since it seems difficult but this would be a great occasion to celebrate! Please pick me to win :-)

  • Caitlin

    After three years with a kitchenette, I just moved into a new apartment with a huge kitchen and can’t wait to start cooking all the time! The thing I would most love about a great set of knives would be cutting meats. I would love to get better at deboning and butchering chicken!

  • Jurian Sluiman

    These knifes are an awesome set for a kitchen! Now in the last year of my study I am experimenting more and more with food, cooking and good products, books and tools. Good quality products inspire me to get further into cooking (and even gastronomy). I am not sure what to cook with these knifes if (and when) they’ll arrive: throughout the year I am in different moods for different cultures, so it might be Indian, Mexican, French or Spanish. But I know they will get their baptism of fire for sure.

  • Jurian Sluiman

    These knifes are an awesome set for a kitchen! Now in the last year of my study I am experimenting more and more with food, cooking and good products, books and tools. Good quality products inspire me to get further into cooking (and even gastronomy). I am not sure what to cook with these knifes if (and when) they’ll arrive: throughout the year I am in different moods for different cultures, so it might be Indian, Mexican, French or Spanish. But I know they will get their baptism of fire for sure.

  • Nancy K

    First thing would be some sliced halloumi for a grilled summer sandwich!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=677701940 Valerie Smith

    These knifes would be a perfect house warming gift for my hubby and I. We just bought our first house :) I would cook up many many many things for our house warming party that we will be having next month! I will be sure making some of my famous artichoke dip and jalapeño peppers! Yummy! Thank you! Valerie Smith

  • http://profiles.google.com/l.g.hard Lindsay-Jean Hard

    My garden is overflowing with tomatoes, so the first thing I’d use them for is a tomato pie!

  • Shannon

    Never had a set, so fancy! I’d first cut sushi!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashley.ann.5205 Ashley Ann

    My fiancé and I just bought a house and we’re getting married in May so as you can imagine money is tight. I do all of the cooking and I would love to win these knives so it would help make the job of slicing onions, chopping garlic or even dicing peppers easier. The first thing I would dive into making is my beer braised pulled pork topped off with my homemade BBQ sauce. If I win, stop on by and I’ll share :)

  • http://twitter.com/scottywarren Scotty Warren

    I’d love to win because I’m desperately in need a knife set. I’d make ancho chicken and grilled portabella tacos, with an avocado and cilantro sour cream sauce. Thanks!

  • Audrey Danto

    Turntable Kitchen! I have found another wonderful site, inspiring my love of creating delicious meals. GORGEOUS knives and block!! My 21 year old son came home from college a Vegetarian. My knives were so DULL. After 11 years of use I went and bought a ceramic knife to help chop all the beautiful vegetables we have been cooking. LOTS of chopping in this Vegetarian house. New knives are at the top of my list. Red Lentil Dahl with Roasted Vegetables would be first on the list. My son would be forever grateful(so would mom)! THANK YOU, TURNTABLE KITCHEN! So glad to find you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/zachary.gonser Zach Gonser

    i love cooking more than anything. Having this knife set would be a glorious addition to my kitchen

  • http://www.facebook.com/kris.l.jager Kris Lyndahl Jager

    If I win these knives I will have to live up to a new level of culinary expectation at my home. My husband is grinning and encouraging this FB post so that he can enjoy freshly sliced UNBRUISED tomoatoes! (garnished with garlic, herbes de provence, olive oil & basil)

  • Serene

    Wow beautiful knife set and block – I’d love to see it in my kitchen! Thanks.

  • Melissa S

    Great giveaway! My knives are old hand me downs and looking pretty shabby; this new set would be a fantastic upgrade! I could use them to cut up some of the vegetables from my garden.

  • Camille Kateb

    Gorgeous, sleek design that anyone would would be happy to win and use!

  • Leah

    These would look awesome on my counter….I would for sure chop up a bunch of fruit, nuts and vegtables for a colorful salad!

  • John

    Because I want to attend culinary school and can’t afford a good knife set. First thing I would cook is pig trotters.

  • Helen Chan

    I just spent all my money to buy a condo and would love to have this knife set to complete my kitchen. I love to cook and enjoy entertaining. The first thing that I would cook with the knives would be fried rice and a giant fruit salad. It requires a lot of prep work and would give me the opportunity to test out all the knives. Can’t wait. =D

  • Lydia

    This knife set is what dreams are made of! I cook every day for my mum and sisters. The knives I have now are all hand-me-downs from my eldest siblings. I think the first thing I would make in celebration of the beautiful new blades would be my favorite potato soup with lots of carrots and mushrooms. Either that, or I’d go buy some incredible slabs of beef and work on my butchering skills! Oh, I hope I win!

  • Kristin

    Love this set! We are always looking for a good knife set. This one is gorgeous!!! One of our specialties for summer is, pico de gallo. A ton of chopping but oh so worth it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.groat Rachel Titus

    That knife block is simply gorgeous! I cook a lot with onions these days, so the first thing those knives would work towards is a breakfast with onions and bell peppers, served over potatoes and topped with a poached egg.

  • Char

    My family get togethers revolve around food. I am the chief eater but my mom and sisters love cooking. The knife set would be a gift to my mom so she can make some of her delicious traditional Chinese food

  • Jenny

    The knife set is beautiful I get a weekly fruit and veggie box and I would love to cut up the veggies for a fantastic stir fry.

  • Evelyn

    I’d love to finally have a knife set and this one is beautiful! The first thing I’d make is a ratatouille with lots of fresh vegetables from the SF ferry building farmer’s market!

  • Jessica

    What a beautiful knife set! I still have a pretty entry-level knife set and would love to upgrade to something nicer. Having just gotten the August box in the mail today, I’m going to say that the first thing I’d do with these knives is get started on cooking up the August recipes, because I plan to get started on them as soon as I get a chance to go grocery shopping!

  • Albert

    Beautiful set! I believe I would make some carnitas tacos with chipotle lime coleslaw.

  • Megan

    I need new knives so bad! Im sick of not being able to cut a tomato without squishing it! Lol I would cut beautiful tomatos to put on my salad! Yayyyyyy

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.puzio Nicole Puzio

    My knife Set is beat! I would bone out a leg of lamb, stuff it with pignoli nuts, gold raisins and tuscan kale, grill it.Then serve it with Blue Cheese stuffed Heirloom Toma

  • Kerry

    One word. BEAUTIFUL! And that is why I want to win those knives! My first meal would be steak and a vegetable melody so that I can use them in both prepping and during the meal! (Fingers crossed!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/garrett.a.j Garrett Joviak

    tabbouleh. so much tabbouleh.

  • Daniel

    I have always wanted a good set of knives to make lighter work of things like filleting fish. Flipping through some local recipes, I can imagine cooking up some redfish courtbouillon (traditional creole fish stew) with plenty of chopped herbs, tomatoes, and veggies, then served with some toasted french bread rubbed with raw garlic and drizzled with good olive oil.

  • Emily

    I am thinking about getting married just to ask for this knife set!!

  • http://twitter.com/copykelly Kelly McAuley

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I’d love to win these because I’m still cooking with my mismatched set of college knives. A collection of hand-me-downs and roommate leave-behinds. The first thing I’d make is some steak fajitas. Mmmm. I can’t wait to let the chopping begin.

  • http://twitter.com/merrymoore meredith moore

    Gorgeous! I would cook like a fiend with these suckers! Put that new smoker to work by smoking some delicious BBQ and make some fresh slaw and sides. The rustic look of these knives would be a perfect combo! Maybe have a delicious local jalapeño porter as well!

  • Biz

    I love this knife set– clean, simple, and (I never thought I’d describe a knife set this way) beautiful. This makes me want to spend more time in the kitchen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachael.jacksonhoffman Rachael Jackson-Hoffman

    I am in the fan club, super awesome club btw. My knife drawer is a chaotic random sampling of well…crap! LOVE the wood, the elegance and practical design of this set and would be ecstatic to be chosen as it’s new home!! I can be labeled a foodie, but am just starting my journey in actually learning how to cook. A good knife set is a must! First thing I would “cook”….ANYTHING I NEEDED TO CUT! :)

  • Denzo303

    I LOVE these knives. The first thing I’d do is make some salsa from our amazing Colorado peaches. Thanks!
    Dennismporter@gmail.com

  • Allison

    Holy cow! I would love to win this knife set. I have a cheap set I bought when I first moved into my apartment, but I’m slowly replacing my cook and prep ware with higher quality items. Nothing quite like being able to slice through a tomato without squishing it first! I suppose, if I won this set, I would have to cook my favorite garlic-lime flank steak. I can’t imagine how smoothly slicing would go!

  • Sleepyheadedmom

    I would love to win because i could really use some good knives. and it’s nice when something functional that you need looks good.
    I’ve been craving beef stew so that’s what i would cook up.

  • Jay

    I am a self taught Chef for 28 years and have never had a quality set of knives. I am a Private Chef in Costa Rica and dont have anywhere here to buy quality knives except for online, which I cant afford. Please if I were to win I would respect and care for these knives forever. I really need a good knife set to continue to work here. Thank you so much.

  • http://twitter.com/KatM21 Kathy McCrae

    I want to win this beautiful knife set because the knives I have don’t cut butter! I’ve used knives like West Elm before in kitchens of friends, they slice meat like butter, so very smooth. I would make Chinese stir-fry first with these, cutting many sizes of veggies & a trio of meats, yum!

  • ashley

    I would love to win because I really only have two knives. A paring? knife I got for free and a large knife we use to cut bread. It’s kind of pathetic. I think I wound make a beef vegetable soup! Lots of chopping involved!

  • Marc

    You guys have totally inspired me to learn how to cook and getting a set of these knives would definitely keep the inspiration going. I would probably cook up some takoyaki and okonomiyaki first.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DeanoBravo Dean Keim

    I want to win because I was just noticing I needed a new set, and these look absolutely fabulous~! I’ll make great use from them with giant salads, spicy fajitas, and soothing stews just to name a few~

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