Chicago Cutlery Knives Improve Preparation Skills {Giveaway}

Posted by Jenna | Thursday, September 20, 2012




A couple of weeks ago I shared with you that I was asked to be a Chicago Cutlery Mom Ambassador. I was beyond excited considering their new Chicago Cutlery DesignPro products are made to give everyday moms like myself more confidence and control in the kitchen. As I mentioned, I am no expert when it comes to cooking or using kitchen tools like knives, so I was excited to have the opportunity to test these knives out for myself and see how they helped with meal preparation and time int he kitchen.

We try to eat most of our meals at home during the week, which means I am in the kitchen preparing meals quite a bit. It's often time consuming considering the amount of ingredients and kitchen tools required to prepare a home cooked meal. In the time I've been using the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives though, I've found that meal preparation is far easier and time in the kitchen is much more enjoyable. It's amazing the difference using the right tools can make!

Since using the knives I've been able to use them to help me in making several meals. Many of our meals contain a meat of some sort. As many people know, cutting meat can prove difficult if you do not have a good knife to do it. We recently made a small ham as part of a meal and my husband was very excited to be the first to test out the knives on meat. As he cut through the ham his exact words were "wow, this cuts like butter!". I watched as he cut slice after slice effortlessly. I gave it a try and was equally as impressed.
Of course, there are times we also have salads, soups and other dishes to prepare. These are the types of things that often take the most time for me because they include many different ingredients, usually those having to be cut up into small pieces.

We made a yummy Cheesy Broccoli Soup and used the Chicago Cutlery Knives to make cutting up the potatoes, veggies, etc go faster and more smoothly. I was amazed how quickly we got everything prepared compared to times in the past when we've made this recipe. I am continually amazed with these knives and their innovative grip which helps to guide your hand to the best position for superior control and cutting. I can definitely feel the difference with each cut and slice. They are comfortable to use and work like a charm every time.
Not only is the handle great, but these knives are also made with ultra sharp, Japanese steel blades to improve the cutting experience. As I said with the ham, these blades make cutting through anything like cutting through butter. Between this and the grip, we've definitely found that they quicken the food preparation process for almost every meal we make. They are our new go-to kitchen tool!

Here's the recipe for the Cheesy Broccoli Soup we made. Thanks to the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives it made preparation a breeze.

Ingredients:
5-6 Potatoes (cut into small pieces)
2 1/2 Cups Milk
2 Cups Frozen California Blend Veggies (all chopped)
1/2 lb Velveeta (cubed)
3-4 T Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Can Broccoli Soup
4 slices Deli Ham (chopped)

Directions:
Boil potatoes until tender. Drain. Add milk, veggies, cheese, butter, salt, pepper, soup and ham. Simmer until thickens.

We are really enjoying these knives and look forward to being able to use them more and more. Stay tuned, as I'll be posting a video showing just how easy they are to use in the coming weeks. You can learn more about the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knives on Amazon.com!
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**I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicago Cutlery and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. 






47 comments
  1. Randee September 20, 2012 at 8:09 PM  

    A wide variety and sharpness!

  2. Tabitha September 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM  

    I look for a comfy handle.
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

  3. Mirm September 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM  

    It's gotta be a decent brand! once got a cheap one from walmart - which was a mistake!

    mmayerfeld at gmail

  4. Teresa September 21, 2012 at 2:39 AM  

    It's got to be stainless steele!!! Knives will rust.
    tssk10(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Sarah September 21, 2012 at 9:07 AM  

    I look for a lifetime warranty when buying a good knife.

  6. Heather R September 21, 2012 at 7:09 PM  

    I look for a strong and sharp blade

    thransom@gmail.com

  7. BethElderton September 21, 2012 at 7:11 PM  

    Obviously, I want a knife that is sharp and will hold its edge. But just as important to me is that it have a comfortable, easy handle.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  8. Sandy VanHoey September 21, 2012 at 7:19 PM  

    What I look for is something sharp and won't dull suddenly

  9. Stephanie September 21, 2012 at 7:46 PM  

    I look for a small easy to grip knife that is extra sharp for veggies :)
    dark_princess_ar(at)aol(dot)com

  10. pauline15 September 21, 2012 at 7:52 PM  

    I look for a good grip and one that will keep it's sharpness!
    pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. FireRunner2379 September 21, 2012 at 7:54 PM  

    Sharp blade and good balance!

  12. Lyn Mack September 21, 2012 at 8:00 PM  

    I want a good quality sharp blade. Our fav knives are the ones that don't dull, ever.

  13. debijackson September 21, 2012 at 8:00 PM  

    sharp with good balance
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  14. Miranda W. September 21, 2012 at 8:11 PM  

    It needs to cut well!

  15. latanya t September 21, 2012 at 8:25 PM  

    how good it cuts

  16. Kimberly September 21, 2012 at 8:25 PM  

    Sharp blade
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  17. aperry September 21, 2012 at 8:32 PM  

    A strong handle

  18. Tara Overby September 21, 2012 at 8:47 PM  

    I look for a knife that cuts quick and smooth!

    taravanh@yahoo.com

  19. Stephanie Phelps September 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM  

    I look for edge!

  20. Les Galloway September 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM  

    a blade that will stay sharp because I'm not very good at sharpening.

    Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie

  21. s September 21, 2012 at 10:01 PM  

    That it can cut fresh bread loaves easily.

  22. Colleen M September 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM  

    It should be comfortable to hold and very sharp!

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  23. michael m September 22, 2012 at 12:03 AM  

    The ability to cut through different foods with ease

  24. Troy Breiland September 22, 2012 at 12:40 AM  

    It's gotta be sharp!

  25. Rusthawk September 22, 2012 at 3:54 AM  

    Balance and fit in my hand.

  26. Jennifer Rogers September 22, 2012 at 4:08 AM  

    Sharp , it will cut smoothly with little effort!
    j1man1r66@etex.net

  27. debbie September 22, 2012 at 5:25 AM  

    What the handle is made of, and how it is attached to the knife.

  28. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres September 22, 2012 at 7:08 AM  

    I look for a blade that can easily be sharpened.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

  29. Romapr September 22, 2012 at 7:19 AM  

    I look for durability. I want it to last long. Thanks!
    romapup at gmail dot com

  30. Jenn McCullar September 22, 2012 at 7:24 AM  

    I like it to sharp and strong blade with study handle.

  31. daner26 September 22, 2012 at 8:20 AM  

    That its sharp and lasts long.

  32. Carrie Phelps September 22, 2012 at 3:47 PM  

    A great sharp blade.

  33. mrsshukra September 22, 2012 at 3:52 PM  

    Comfortable handle is important!

  34. Linda Kish September 22, 2012 at 6:30 PM  

    A comfortable grip.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  35. freddie September 23, 2012 at 3:29 PM  

    A handle that is comfortable in my hand, the sharpness of the blade and how well it cuts. dwelchert@yahoo.com

  36. rj7777 September 24, 2012 at 7:29 PM  

    I look for the knife to be comfortable when I am cutting and the blade is sharp. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

  37. jakiesmom September 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM  

    that they are sharp enough to cut through something without struggling and possibly cutting oneself
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  38. Fangirl Jen September 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM  

    I look for a knife with good balance, a comfortable handle, and a sharp and strong blade.

  39. TwoPeasInAPodOneDayAtATime September 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM  

    grip and sharp blade
    taylormarves at gmail dot com

  40. Alison September 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM  

    Shape blade so I can easily cut things and light weight. alidear at hotmail dot com

  41. nightowl September 26, 2012 at 6:02 PM  

    I look for one that is well made and cuts well.
    winit6@hotmail.com

  42. Stuff Parents Need September 27, 2012 at 4:28 AM  

    It's really important to me that my knives stay sharp for a long while. I've got one that I've used at least 5 times a week for the last 10 years...still sharp. That's impressive, I have to say!

  43. coriwestphal September 28, 2012 at 12:17 PM  

    It has to be comfortable in my hands. If I'm doing a lot of chopping, which I normally do, the last thing I want is cramps in my hands or a sore wrist!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  44. Kristen September 28, 2012 at 4:33 PM  

    I like the way it feels in my hand.

  45. SamanthaD September 29, 2012 at 8:07 AM  

    Sharpness and I like the look of no bolts holding everything together

    Samantha D
    dull2000 at cox dot net

  46. Tylerpants September 30, 2012 at 10:28 PM  

    I look for a durable knife that will last for a long time. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  47. trixx September 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM  

    I look for a well balanced knife

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