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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

A FAVORITE FIND

Well...as dumb as this one is...I'm going to share it anyway. You guys always like when I share my favorite finds and today...I'm sharing my kitchen knife set. HA! I was in the kitchen making chili yesterday as well as cutting veggies up to make some homemade guacamole dip. While doing so, I got to thinking - like I always do - about how much I love our knife set.

Years ago, my cousin was selling "Cutco" knives as a side job when she was younger. It was early on when Brent and I were married so we didn't have a lot of money to be spending on nice knives - let alone when I wasn't even much of a cook. However, we supported my cousin and bought 4 - yes just 4 - simple steak knives from the Cutco company via my cousin. It helped her commissions and it helped us cut up our steaks. :) For years after that, both Brent and I wished that we had gotten more from Trina back when we placed that order with her because the four pearl handled steak knives we bought were A-MAYYY-ZING!

Fast forward to several years later when we had a stranger - a young college age boy - show up at our home via the referral of a friend of ours. Apparently he was working for the Cutco company & had sold some knives to our friends. Once the sale was complete, he asked for referrals from them. They gave our name. We allowed him to come pitch his 'spiel' to us and ended up falling in love with the full butcher block set. I remember at that time...thinking that the set cost as much as a small private island probably would. Looking back, I realize now that they were worth every bit of their weight in gold. I see now why they were so expensive. We've had this butcher block set for 7 years now and it still looks brand new. And the initial 4 steak knives that we bought way back in the early years...betcha' can't tell which ones those are while lined up with the other 4 - side by side in that butcher block, can ya? That's OK...neither can we. They are THAT good! We ended up getting the butcher block set and adding an additional 4 more steak knives to the 4 we already had from years earlier.

I was telling Brent yesterday that in all the things we've purchased or invested in thru our almost 16 years of marriage, this Cutco knife set has by far been the best of all of them. They have earned their keep 100 times over again. Anyone who has ever cooked in our kitchen and used this set, always LOVES them. I also love the fact that you can get them in the pearl handle design with the bleached wood butcher block. Uh huh...think beachy. White handles and a bleached wood base. :) They are amazing in their quality and will literally cut your torso in half should you ever try it. No joke! I've teased Brent with words like..."I will cut you" - many a times recently while holding the butcher knife shown in the photo above. And instead of a pillow over the face while he slept like I joked about doing HERE, I've recently teased about those knives again - reminding him that it is in his best interest to sleep with one eye open and his legs crossed at night. HA HA! No seriously though...these knives are top notch - the best EVAH! One of the major selling factors in the sales pitch that we had with my cousin Trina that time was watching her cut a penny right in half with their pair of kitchen scissors that they sell. Again...A-MAYYY-ZING!

So...while cutting up the veggies with my Cutco knives in my kitchen yesterday, I suddenly thought..."these knives are one of my all time favorite finds - I should share them on the blog!" (Actually my cousin Trina helped me find them but you get my point) If you are in need of these type items, visit Cutco online. They'll send a rep right to your front door. I promise I wouldn't steer you wrong. Not only that but you never know when your spouse might get outta' line and you should need a retaliation weapon. Hee hee! :)
xoxo, Angie

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19 Comments:

Blogger glam R baby said...

BEST KNIVES EVER!!!!! I grew up with these knives and I keep telling Brian we NEED THEM REALly BAD!! My parents have had their set for AS LONG as I can remember....THEY ARE FABULOUS!!! Are WE RELATED???? lol XOXO

Love ya!
Noelle
www.glamrbaby.com

11/04/2009 6:22 AM  
Anonymous julia said...

I have been missing out...I've never heard of them...I'd want them just because they're pretty!

11/04/2009 7:42 AM  
Blogger Amanda Rooney said...

Oh my gosh....YES, YES, YES....LOVE, LOVE my Cutco. Only I have the black set, but they're awesome none the less!!

And like you, I thought they cost a small fortune!! It was one summer, about 6 years ago, and our beloved German Shephard, Prince, had gotten out of our back yard. We weren't home and a quick storm came through. He's crazy scared of storms and we thought he probably got scared enough to jump the 6 foot fence. We were sick we when came home and he was gone.

The next morning we called the animal shelter with no luck. Later that day we had a call from a teen in our neighborhood. He'd found Prince the night before during the storm and let him stay at his house. He found his tags, and contacted us to let us know he had our pup safe and sound.

Of course we were soooo thankful and asked what we could do to thank him? He asked if we would listen to his "spill"...he'd just signed up with a company part time to make some extra money. Of course we listened and then couldn't resist the purchase.

And like you, that's what of the few "outrageous" purchases we've made over the years that I'm soooo thankful for!! (That and all my Nikon gear! HA!)

Hope you have a great day!!

11/04/2009 10:01 AM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Oh yes...I have the same set, but in black. A college gal at our church sells these (now she's a manager), and I couldn't resist after her presentation. I only planned on buying one knife..LOL!

Best investment in cutlery so far!

I cut my finger once, and it was crazy. Be careful w/ those.

11/04/2009 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Mommy Sue said...

Ok I can vouch for how truly sharp they are, I still have the scar on my finger from cutting up an onion while Brennen and I were making Taco's one day. Angie you had better stop teasing about using them on your hubby, besides, You don't like mess'ess and that would make one heck of a mess! Run Brent Run!xoxoxox

11/04/2009 3:27 PM  
Blogger Eloise said...

I am going to look into those steak knives! One year I found some Wusthof steak knives that I liked and I asked my mom for them for Christmas. My mom is not at all a frugal person, but she was aghast at their price. She called me and told me, "The cost of those steak knives is ridiculous. You need to buy better meat!"

11/04/2009 3:49 PM  
Blogger Bernie said...

I am going to check out those knives. Also, my blog is back up! I made some changes but I am back. :o)

I love your blog so much! It makes me smile all of the time.

Thanks. You are the best.

Warmly,

Bernie

11/04/2009 6:44 PM  
Blogger pretty*in*pink*designs said...

Hey Angie, I'd have to agree, Cutco rocks! We have a set of 6 different ones and I can't see how I ever went thru life without them. They are kinda 'life changing' in a way! Thanks for sharing your favorite finds on your blog.

11/04/2009 9:34 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

My MIL gave us our Cutco knives for our wedding. After 16 years, I have a few that need repair/replacing. So what I love is the lifetime guarantee! I'll be sending for my replacements next week. But my favorite Cutco product is the scissors. They rock enough for their own blog entry!

11/04/2009 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We bought a set several years ago and they truly are the absolute best! We have tried many other knives but none compare to CUTCO! I agree with Amy...the scissors ROCK! Thanks Angie for sharing your favorite finds!
Cathy

11/05/2009 12:00 AM  
Blogger Pineapple Princess said...

I am a little jealous. Wish I had those. :)

11/05/2009 1:00 AM  
Blogger Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ok...your photos alone are making me love the knives. Great talent, girl!

Hey congrats on your upcoming move...You will love FL!The color of the light is bar none. And you picked a good time of year to make the full time adjustment.

I live on the other side of the state...on the Atlantic. About midway down.

Thanks for your comment...and nice to meet you!

11/05/2009 9:25 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Angie,
I found you something today. Out of the blue something perfect for you came right in front of my face. I need your address, and I will send it to you. rricker1@insight.rr.com

11/05/2009 1:16 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

I began selling Cutco this past year and love them more every time that I use them and every time that I help make someone's chores in the kitchen easier. If anyone would like to get some, you can e-mail me and I'll be more than happy to give you a call and help you with your purchase. Not saying I will travel the country, but I can definitely help steer you in the right direction!

Nathan Muhr

11/05/2009 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello to all being the person who makes the Shears that you nice people have made so nice remarks about made my day(and thats not easy because it just started snowing in Olean NY) Thanks again

11/05/2009 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Jen S said...

We have the same set you have, only in black. We have had them for about six years and just LOVE them...one of the best perks is that they come by every year or so to sharpen them too! They are a little expensive, but you know how the saying goes "You get what you pay for!"

11/06/2009 4:33 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I love Cutco too! I live in TX now but am from Olean NY, where they are made. Imagine my surprise to grow up and get married down here and find my MIL had her favorite pair of Cutco shears! They rock!

11/07/2009 12:50 AM  
Blogger Okie from Muskogee... said...

Can you give us a range of price for this set? I went to the website & signed up for a catalog but no clue on pricing.

11/08/2009 1:44 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

you can order through a sales representative, thats the best way to get a great deal! just email bengibson.cutco@gmail.com!

11/10/2009 9:02 PM  

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