Giveaway – my favorite knife!

Win a Victorinox 8″ Chef’s knife!

****This giveaway is now closed – the winner is announced below****

I’ve talked about it before, but I love my main knife, a Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef’s Knife, for several reasons. First being that it works really well, second that it isn’t too expensive, and third….well, I can’t think of a third reason beyond “it works well and it isn’t super expensive,” because what else do you really want from a knife? I’ve been using it for several years so I guess the third thing could be durability! It does a great job of staying sharp, especially if you use this sharpener, and if I’ve learned anything in my cooking experience it’s that it is definitely true that you cut yourself more often with a dull knife than a sharp one. Also that if you chop a bajillion vegetables every week like me, you reaaaaaaallly want a good knife.

Lucky for you, the price doesn’t have to be an issue, because today I’m giving one away for free! All you have to do is one of the following three things (or you can do all of them, and have three chances to win!)

1. Comment on this post…you can say whatever you want, just make sure to include your email or website so I can contact you if you win! If you’d like, I’d love to hear about your favorite kitchen tool.

2. Follow and tweet about @cleangreenblog – I won’t even make you reference this giveaway, I just want you to mention me! (who doesn’t love a good twitter mention?)

3. Like and post about Clean Green Simple on Facebook; again, you don’t have to mention the giveaway specifically, just post about the page or a favorite recipe, and let me know on my wall.

I’ll leave this open until Monday (March 12, 2012) at 5pm PST, so you have the whole weekend to enter. Good luck!

Update: And the winner is….

Audrey (who has her own lovely blog over at!)

Congratulations! I’ll be emailing you to get your address, hope you love the knife!

Sorry to those who didn’t win but I’ll be giving away some more awesome stuff soon so check back!

Disclaimer: I’m pretty confident that Victorinox has no idea who I am, and they certainly didn’t sponsor this giveaway. I’m doing this all on my own because I love that people actually read this blog and I feel like sharing the love. Also because this knife is rad.

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  • I would love to win that knife. My immersion blender is my favorite kitchen tool to make smoothies to cream soups.

  • Ohh man have I been on the hunt for a good knife! I can drool at the kitchen appliance stores all I want but alas, as a broke college student I can’t spend more than $12 on a kitchen utensil… My favorite kitchen tool is my wonderful cast-iron skillet 🙂

  • I’m pretty sure this would make my kitchen 100 times safer! My knives never seem to stay sharp and aren’t of very good quality. How awesome of you to host this giveaway!

    By the way, right now my favorite kitchen utensil is my thin bamboo spoon. It’s actually my boyfriend’s but migrated to my apartment.. Next comes Leon, my food processor!

  • So glad to see you back! I only started following a few months ago, so I’ve had some time to trawl through your old posts, and I was so excited to see new ones!
    I love a good crepe pan. Perfect size when cooking for one.

  • The handle broke off of my best chopping knife the other day! That can’t be good. I have to agree with you, though: no need for a third reason when you find a perfect knife that works well and doesn’t break the bank.

    Lately I’ve been loveloveloving my wide spatula – perfect for pancakes! Food processor is a close second though. Alwaysss comes in handy but sometimes I hate washing it after! 🙂

  • Besides a good chef’s knife, the kitchen utensil I use the most is my heat resistant rubber spatula. Thanks for offering the giveaway and advice about this knife.

  • I’m in desperate need of a new knife! My mother-in-law was just out visiting and would joke that it would be easier to use a spoon to do all our chopping.

    I love my Kitchenaid mixer. I just got it about a month ago and now I can’t wait to make something if it requires much kneading so I don’t have to do it anymore.

  • I’d like to win. I also posted you to my Pinterest. My favorite kitchen tool would be my VitaMix blender.

  • I’d really like to win a lovely knife. I pinned your tool to my Pinterest page. My favorite kitchen tool is my VitaMix blender or maybe my above the stove microwave/convection oven.

  • As we have recently changed our diet to be mainly plant based , I, too, am chopping a bazillion fruits and veggies a day. I good knife is certainly a necessity. Thanks for your blog. I have tried many recipes from here in a successful attempt to get my family to eat their veggies.

  • I really need a good knife, although I am a little scared of them. The dull ones I have been using just aren’t cutting it (pun intended!). 🙂

  • I would love to win this knife. I’ve been cooking for so long with such crappy knives due to med school taking all my money! 🙂

  • You’re very sweet to offer this giveaway! My favourite kitchen utensil, maybe my ice cream/cookie scoop that I use for drop scones, cookies and muffins.

  • Right now, my favorite kitchen tool is my veggie peeler! I have no idea how I would peel anything without it! lol

    Thank you for the chance to win this!
    Manda V
    avalenti6936 at yahoo dot com

  • I am following you on twitter and I did a shout out as @MandaPanda428

    Thank you!
    Manda V
    avalenti6936 at yahoo dot com

  • I “”Like” and posted about you on my FB as Manda Valenti!

    Thank you much!
    Manda V
    avalenti6936 at yahoo dot com

  • I’ve wanted to try one of the Victorinix knives for some time as they are top rated from Cook’s Illustrated. Hope that I win. My most favorite kitchen tool is my Vitamix with my KitchenAid Pro Mixer a close 2nd

  • Hi Jessica! I recently discovered your blog and I am absolutely in love with these recipes. I have already tried the mushroom asparagus risotto and it was a major hit with my family. I am already lining up recipes for the weekend, including the raw strawberry chocolate tarts. I’m thankful to have so many delicious, gluten-free, vegan recipes to choose from – you’re amazing.

  • I adore your blog! I only discovered it a few weeks ago so I’ve been telling everyone about it and my toddlers love your nachos! Ty Ty Ty!!! And I’d rave about my cool new knife just as much, though probably not to the little’uns yet. 🙂

  • I’m glad you are back! And I could use a replacement knife, with spring on its way and my CSA produce, too!

    bfeh0402 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • The favorite kitchen tools are too many to name! How could I narrow it down to just one? Cutting board, cast iron, spatulas, knives, little bowls. It goes on and on…
    And I do need a new knife.
    Lovely looking knife! Great give-away.

  • I just stumbled across your site. Looking forward to all you have to offer. Looks amazing. My favorite tool has to be my, hmm, so many to chose from. I guess right now I am loving my mandolin. Not sure why I waited so long to get one.

  • I finally got a decent knife a few years ago when I moved in with my boyfriend and it’s amazing how much of a difference it makes.

  • Hello! I would love to win this knife as my other one has been sent back to the manufacturer and I am using serrated ones at the moment haha!

    My favourite kitchen tool is my food processor! I love it for chopping and blending 🙂

    Thanks for all of your recipes and tips.

  • My favorite kitchen tool is a toss-up between my Microplane ester and my Cuisinart mini processor. I don’t even own an 8″ chef’s knife and would love to win this one!

  • Great Blog! My favorite “kitchen” tool is the coconut scraper my neighbor brought me from the Philippines. Getting the meat out of my coconuts takes two seconds, and here in hawaii there are a lot of cocos to scrape. Do you have a coco favorite recipe?

  • ohgoodgolly I do need new knives…and yes I do chop a bajillion vegetables a week, especially garlic. 😉
    Many thanks!

  • I would love to have a nice knife to keep at either my place or my boyfriend’s so that I don’t have to tote knives back and forth every day!

  • My favorite kitchen tool is my chef’s chopper. I throw onions in there an blitz them and don’t have to mess with mincing by hand. Whew. Saves my eyes. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Hi Jessica, this knife looks great! Would love to give it a try. So glad you’re back with all your wonderful recipes and tips!

  • Thank you so much! I’m really excited to try this out. I know my whole family will appreciate having a great knife.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Jessica. 🙂