Favorite things giveaway: Wusthof cook’s knife {closed}

December 13, 2013 · 137 comments

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I’m so excited to be giving away some of my favorite things in the coming weeks, Oprah-style. At first, I wanted to give away the obvious – calypso music and sweater capes.

Nah. ;-) Really, a Wusthof knife immediately came to mind. A Classic cook’s knife is without a doubt my most used tool in the kitchen (so much, in fact, that I treated myself to another one, so I wouldn’t have to wash it between cutting raw meats and vegetables when prepping a meal). It is the knife I grab 99.9% of the time.

Today, Wusthof is giving you the chance to win one of their new Cook’s knife – a 6″ extra-wide. This knife is great. It has the heft of an 8″ blade without being unwieldy. This knife is a great combination of the agility  and ease of control you get from a smaller blade combined with the strength of a larger one. Personally, I’ve always preferred a 6″ blade, anyway, but having the extra width is a definite bonus.

 

Use the form below to enter for your chance to win. This giveaway will end Thursday, December 19th at 11:59pm EST. And, be sure to check out Wusthof on Facebook and Twitter, if you aren’t already following.

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Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Wusthof. Any and all opinions are my own.

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melissa@IWasBornToCook December 13, 2013 at 8:37 am

Tomatoes…they can get pretty messy.

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The Home Cook December 13, 2013 at 8:47 am

Meat, specifically chicken.

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Elizabeth Ann Herring December 13, 2013 at 8:47 am

sweet potatoes!

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Laura Clark December 13, 2013 at 8:49 am

Onions! This knife won’t help the gasses, but at least it will look oh so pretty cutting those onions.

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Melissa December 13, 2013 at 8:49 am

Onions…always onions.

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Ashley@cheesecurdinparadise December 13, 2013 at 8:51 am

Love a trust knife for chopping especially around the holidays….onions here I come!

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Lisa December 13, 2013 at 8:56 am

onions!

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Anna December 13, 2013 at 9:03 am

I’ve not especially fond of chopping garlic!

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Jenni @ DoughSeeDough December 13, 2013 at 9:06 am

Onions. They don’t bug me, but once Mike sees them on the cutting board he can no longer help me in the kitchen because the onions are “killing his eyes” haha. ;)

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Mirya December 13, 2013 at 9:11 am

Onions! For sure!

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Erin December 13, 2013 at 9:15 am

I want to enter, but the rafflecopter thing isn’t working (I’ve tried on several browsers) sooo …. hopefully this counts but if it doesn’t, oh well :)

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elly December 13, 2013 at 9:19 am

Hmm, I don’t know why it’s not working for you, but I just went ahead and entered you under this email address. :)

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Amy @ The Nifty Foodie December 13, 2013 at 9:15 am

Garlic…it’s so small! I’m always afraid of cutting myself.

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kelli December 13, 2013 at 9:20 am

Onions – my eyes water like crazy! But it’s always worth it. :)

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Shewanna December 13, 2013 at 9:23 am

I love chopping all things! A nice new sharp knife would help this a lot!

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Stacey December 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

Onions! They make me cry like a blubbering fool.

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Vic December 13, 2013 at 9:37 am

Onions – I cry every time.

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Jackie December 13, 2013 at 9:38 am

Pumpkins. For sure!☺

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USA Kiwi (Kylee) December 13, 2013 at 9:49 am

I don’t like prepping or chopping butternut squash. The sappy stufff… gets on my hands!

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Joanna December 13, 2013 at 9:59 am

Garlic – because it just sticks to everything. I actually like chopping onions; I think my contacts block some of the gas that causes the tears because it doesn’t have much effect on me.

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Megan N December 13, 2013 at 10:03 am

Onions! Always tears!

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Kristin t December 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

I hate cutting onions!

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Judi Ahern December 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

Just starting from Scratch – Lost all of my Kitchen to the other half who doesn’t even cook…

Left me with Plastic Flatware – lol

I would put Many Miles On that Knife~~

Love Your Blog – at least I have My Lap Top :) Happy Holidays!

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Cheryl Newton December 13, 2013 at 10:16 am

Onions, obviously.

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Holly December 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

Broccoli. Little bits get all over the place.

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Melinda December 13, 2013 at 10:26 am

I hate chopping almods. They seem to launch themselves EVERYWHERE and I spend more time finding the escapees than actually chopping.

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Meg December 13, 2013 at 10:32 am

Acorn squash. How do…what the….but…wait….my hands hurt.

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Gaby December 13, 2013 at 10:57 am

onions and garlic for sure!

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Kristen December 13, 2013 at 11:13 am

onions

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Chi Chi December 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

Mushrooms! They are so easy to chop…weird?

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Kel December 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

squash – I am afraid I will cut myself

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Lillie Mae Stone December 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

Onions — but they taste so good

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Rachel December 13, 2013 at 11:19 am

Onions!

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Urban Wife December 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

Cauliflower. All those flying crumbly bits. Ugh.

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Kristi Daugherty December 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

Butternut squash or spag. squash, awkward and large.

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Celeste B. December 13, 2013 at 11:31 am

Butternut Squash — I’m always worried I’m going to cut m yself.

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Katherine December 13, 2013 at 11:40 am

Sweet potatoes or hard,big squashes! I’m always afraid I’ll chop off my fingertip.

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Maureen December 13, 2013 at 11:43 am

Onions and nuts

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Dawn December 13, 2013 at 11:51 am

Onions!

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Andrea December 13, 2013 at 11:54 am

Butternut squash is my least favorite, for sure. I’m always so scared I’m going to lose a finger or a toe or something.

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Ivy December 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Quince!

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Bernadette burch December 13, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I do not like to chop nuts.

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Julie @ Willow Bird Baking December 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I hate chopping chocolate, onions, and anything ROUND. Flippin’ ROUND THINGS! And big squashes.

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brittany December 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm

onions!

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Daniela December 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Onions

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Ilene December 13, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Onions!

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gina December 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm

garlic

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Kim December 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

i hate chopping garlic!

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Heather Taylor December 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Broccoli and cauliflower. I feel like I always make such a mess!

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Kacey December 13, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Pumpkins and big hard squash. Once you finally break into it, it gets slippery!

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Elizabeth December 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Tomatoes!

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Brandie December 13, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Potatoes

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Jenny December 13, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Butternut Squash because it is so hard.

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Nicole December 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Sweet potatoes! I work up a sweat every time!

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Michelle December 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Hmm… It’s a toss up between garlic and ginger.

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Julianne December 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Onions!!

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Marsha Lynne December 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Least favorite…tomatoes

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Claire December 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Meat. No question.

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libby December 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Butternut squash–so hard to cut

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Marcia December 13, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Onions! I always cry!

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Sara C. December 13, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Butternut squash for sure.

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tcmary December 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Winter squashes are by far the hardest which makes them so difficult.

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Karen - Cinnamon Freud December 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm

I hate cutting any type of hard winter squash and sometimes onions are too potent for me to handle without crying.

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Marie December 13, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Any of the winter squashes. Ugh.

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Joanna F December 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Onions

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Jill R. December 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Raw chicken. Blech.

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Hezzi-D December 13, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I hate chopping onions!

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Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's December 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Least favorite is squash, because of that one time I sliced my finger open.

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Roxanne Moore December 13, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Butternut squash – I’m just not strong enough, although it is a lot easier with a fancy knife!

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Liz December 13, 2013 at 9:12 pm

onions!

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Millie December 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Mincing garlic!

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Holly B December 14, 2013 at 12:23 am

Onions, they always make me cry!

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Debbie Bray December 14, 2013 at 1:21 am

onins

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BECKY EVANS December 14, 2013 at 1:42 am

I hate to chop Jalapeno’s!

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Krystal R {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} December 14, 2013 at 2:16 am

I loathe chopping onions…it’s a crying shame I tell ya.

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mysweetiepiepie December 14, 2013 at 3:06 am

Carrots – they roll around everywhere, jump off the cutting board and splinter rather than cut cleanly.

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Kathy Hoey December 14, 2013 at 4:24 am

onions!

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Kay December 14, 2013 at 7:39 am

Onions do make my eyes water a lot, but despite that, with a very sharp knife anything’s a joy to cut.

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Alexandra December 14, 2013 at 7:53 am

Onions! No thanks!

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Stephanie December 14, 2013 at 9:35 am

My least favorite thing to prepare is meat… esp if it involves chopping it apart, ie: a whole chicken.

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Allison A December 14, 2013 at 9:52 am

I would have to say garlic. Onions are a close second, but I found if you run them under water after peeling, it seems to help the burn.

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Cindy December 14, 2013 at 11:15 am

Fresh herbs, especially thyme!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor December 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

I have this knife on my Christmas list! I really hate chopping tomatoes.

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Leslie Ross December 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I absolutely detest spatchcocking a chicken. It’s my favorite way to cook them (they cook so! fast!), but removing all those bones is a pretty quick way for me to hurt myself somehow!

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Keilah Nettles December 14, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Any melon…cantaloupe, watermelon, etc.

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Shannon December 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I hate chopping garlic and jalapeños!

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Pat December 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

big squashes, like butternut. Oh, and rutabagas, they are so hard to cut into!

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Lindsay December 14, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Galic. It always sticks to the knife.

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Carolyn December 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Definitely onions

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Lindsay December 14, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Well, the one thing I can think of is really hot peppers because I ALWAYS accidentally get them in my eye!

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Kelly D December 14, 2013 at 10:06 pm

I don’t like to chop garlic or onions

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Kelsey December 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

I think I’m a total wuss when it comes to onions. I end up with tears streaming down my face!

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Rebekah C December 15, 2013 at 8:24 am

Onions. I hate hate hate prepping onions. It hurts my eyes so much.

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Auntie Beak December 15, 2013 at 8:40 am

ugh. i hate to chop squashes, especially winter squashes. am i the only one who gets a disgusting coating on my hands? i’ve taken to wearing surgical gloves to avoid it.

and chicken, though i do it so much i’ve kind of gotten good at it. still not a favorite.

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TJ December 15, 2013 at 9:14 am

I hate chopping onions because my eyes water so much!

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Jacki December 15, 2013 at 11:51 am

least like chopping peppers- make sure you wear gloves and goggles :)

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Tessa December 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm

butternut squash — I still buy it pre-cut for that very reason!

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Kristin December 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Chicken, it’s always a mess!

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Beth December 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Kohlrabi! The skin is so hard that I feel like I’m going to slice my finger off in the process!

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Brandi December 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Another vote for onions. I hate, hate, hate chopping onions!

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Stephanie December 15, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Chilis! I always manage to touch my face after I touch them!

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Carrie December 15, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Onions! My husband started doing them on Sunday, so much easier to just measure and mix in.

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Sarah L December 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm

I’m not a very good chopper. It takes me forever! My least favorite thing to prep is meat.

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Lauren December 15, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Onions :)

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Georgann Ganas December 16, 2013 at 6:48 am

Butternut squash. It’s so tough to deal with and I’m afraid I’m going to lose a thumb in the process.

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Kat December 16, 2013 at 7:57 am

Squash! So tough and drains all my energy whew

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Marian December 16, 2013 at 8:38 am

mangos… so slippery plus that pit!

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Missy December 16, 2013 at 10:39 am

Jalepenos, the heat never leaves!

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Nora B December 16, 2013 at 11:02 am

I really don’t like chopping into winter squash! So tough!

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Andrianna December 16, 2013 at 11:44 am

I hate cutting onions!

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Erin December 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

onion! the stinging tears start within seconds….

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Kat December 16, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Another vote for onions, I hate chopping them. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Kate December 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I hate chopping garlic because it’s always so sticky. I remember someone giving a trick to make it less so, but I can’t remember what it was.

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Blondie December 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Butternut squash–I’m always afraid I’ll chop my fingers off because it’s so hard to cut through! For whatever reason, onions don’t bother me.

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Kayla December 16, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Onions. Vomit.

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Kirsten December 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Chocolate chips!

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Charlotte December 16, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Butternut squash–it leaves such a strange residue on my hands!

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Anne December 16, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Tomatoes! I think that’s one where you need a really great, sharp knife to do the trick without leaving a total mess.

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chantal December 16, 2013 at 11:27 pm

I hate chopping and dicing onions. I’m awful at it!

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Kerry December 17, 2013 at 12:55 am

Raw meat — ICK!

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Pam Gurganus December 17, 2013 at 2:55 am

My least favorite thing to prep/chop is onions!

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Lynn BB December 17, 2013 at 6:19 am

Sweet potatoes and winter squash.

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Andi December 17, 2013 at 8:18 am

Tough question, because there are so many things I hate to prep – even though I love to cook! Probably my least favorite is raw meat – always trying to shirk that duty of to the hubs. :)

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Carol December 17, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Many say onions, but I don’t like to chop carrots

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Jackie Gonzales December 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Onions…they make me cry every time! UGH!

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Sarah December 18, 2013 at 9:30 am

Onions!

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Brittany December 18, 2013 at 9:49 am

Garlic is my least favorite thing to chop/prep. And chicken thighs.

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Becky December 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm

onions

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malerie c December 18, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I love to cut up fresh fruit

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Colette L. December 19, 2013 at 9:32 am

I only have one “good” knife, a santoku that needs sharpening. This would be so helpful prepping our favorite chili- lots of onions, garlic, and peppers to chop up1

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melinda s. December 19, 2013 at 10:21 am

raw chicken

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Sandy December 19, 2013 at 11:35 am

Butternut squash

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Julie December 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm

raw meat

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silvia lopes December 19, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Onions (for obvious reasons) and tomatoes (I can never seem to slice them consistently)!

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Annette December 19, 2013 at 2:53 pm

My least favorite foods to shop/prepare are the large squashes like butternut and spaghetti; they’re so difficult to handle.

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Christine December 19, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Pineapple!

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Nicole December 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Onions!!!!

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