Core Kitchen is an American kitchenware company dedicated to bringing high quality, affordable time-saving tools, gadgets, knives, cutting boards, and accessories to your kitchen, along with a lively splash of colour. Their products are made from a wide variety of materials: organic bamboo, glass, nylon, silicone, stainless steel, polypropylene and cast iron.
Their colourful and fun tools including bowls, measuring cups, knives, chopping boards and mats, trivets, utensils and much more have been a huge hit in many kitchens in the US and they are currently expanding their business in the UK. Their products are currently available in Bloomingdales, TK Maxx and on Ventee Privee here in the UK.
Core Kitchen recently sent me a box of goodies to play with. I’ve been using them for a few weeks now and I’d like to tell you all about them!
Firstly, their Santoku Knife, in lime. This knife was designed for precise food preparation. Made from high carbon stainless steel the grooves on the sides of the 7 inch blade and the non-stick coating prevent finely sliced food from sticking, meaning you can chop, quickly and finely, without having to stop to push the food off the knife.
Although I do prefer my knives to have a bit more weight to them, this knife definitely does what it says on the tin, and it looks swish too with its bold colours. It has an ergonomic non-slip grip and a handy sheath for safe storage. It retails for $18 USD.
The Utility Knife, in teal. This knife (often called a sandwich knife) is ideal, with its semi-serrated blade, for chopping large fruits and vegetables and for slicing cheese and meats – perfect for preparing sandwiches. Made from the same materials as the Santoku knife the 4.5 inch blade will stay sharp and it also has a plastic sheath. It retails for $12 USD.
The Paring Knife, in lime, completes the first set. The 3.5 inch blade is designed for peeling, coring, mincing, dicing and cutting small items. Made from the same materials as the previous two knives it also comes with a sheath. It retails for $11 USD.
These three knives can be purchased individually or as a set and it comes in other colours too, including azure/mandarin and banana/mandarin.
Core Kitchen also do a whimsical range of veggie utility knives with patterns including radishes, peppers, carrots, corn, cucumbers, broccoli and aubergine/eggplants printed onto the stainless steel semi-serrated blades themselves. These retail at $12 USD each and come with a sheath for storage.
I do think they are rather adorable, don’t you? When it comes to cleaning the whole range of knives, due to the non-stick coating and colours, they recommend you hand wash only.
To test out the knives, Core Kitchen also sent me one of their large dual grip cutting boards in snow/teal. Made from polypropylene plastic this board is stain and odour resistant, dishwasher safe and reversible, giving you double the work space. A juice channel on one side collects excess liquid, keeping your counter tops clean while their signature dual grip edges keep the cutting board in place. Measuring 15 x 11.5 inches it’s as fairly good sized board and comes in a range of colours, a handy feature if you use colour coding to prevent cross contamination in the kitchen.
Core Kitchen have very kindly offered one of my readers the chance to win the entire set they sent me for review! This includes the Santoku knife, the utility knife, the paring knife, a set of three veggie utility knives and a dual grip chopping board – worth over $100 USD!
HOW TO ENTER
For your chance to a Core Kitchen Knife & Chopping Board Bundle worth over $100 USD enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Come back and tweet about the giveaway every day for more chances to win!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
This giveaway is open to UK and USA entries only. Entrants must be age 18 or over. The winner will need to respond within 7 days of being contacted; failure to do this may result in another winner being selected.
The prize is offered and provided by Core Kitchen in New York, USA. The prize is a Core Kitchen Santoku knife, a utility knife, a paring knife, a set of three veggie utility knives and a dual grip chopping board. There is no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable.
If you need some help using Rafflecopter, here’s a quick clip to show you how. Rafflecopter will pick the winner at random from all the entries received. I will be verifying entries and any automated entries or those who have claimed they have made the mandatory blog post comment and really haven’t will be disqualified. It’s mandatory! Any potential USA winner may be required to complete and return an email confirmation of prize acceptance and possibly a Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and a Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) within 7 days of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.
Closing date is midnight on Monday 24 November 2014 (GMT) and the winner will be announced that day.
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Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary was sent a selection of knives and chopping boards to review by Core Kitchen in New York. All opinions expressed are our own and this is not a paid post.