Anyone Feel like Shopping? …$100 to William Sonoma :)

CONTEST is now over. Congrats to entry #1179, Cortney B. who was chosen by random.org as the winner. I have sent you an email Cortney.

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Timestamp: 2011-01-06 04:17:37 UTC

Good Tuesday to you! This $100 gift card was sent to me from William Sonoma and I would love to pass it along to one of my readers just for being so awesome πŸ™‚

Here’s How to Enter:

1. Leave a comment here telling us:  What is your favorite kitchen tool, the one thing you just can’t live without?!

2. For extra entries, Follow Picky Palate on Twitter, RSS Feed and Like us on Facebook. Leave 3 separate comments for this.

3. Contest ends Wednesday January 5th 8pm PST, Good luck!

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  1. Mine would be my blender – I use it for smoothies in the morning and to blend soups for dinner. In the summertime, the kids and I use it for snoballs!

  2. Xina

    I luurve Williams and Sonoma…was just there yesterday and purchased a syrup pitcher for Daddy and for myself! I have a cute little garlic keeper that I bought there that sets on my counter….so cute and classy!

  3. Margo

    Cannot live without my “stirrer”. He’s the 4 y.o. that lives 2-doors down. Always helps me cook and says “I’m the stirrer”!! Other than him, my KitchenAid mixer, of course! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you’ve shared!

  4. My tool combo that I can’t live without is my Wustoff kitchen knife and cutting board. The basics are the best for me. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win the gift card. Love your blog.

  5. Leslie Herrema

    My favorite kitchen tool is a spoon I have had for 10 years. It is warped, melted and chewed from being in the blender and left on hot pans but I still love it and haven’t found any other I want to replace it with.

  6. Keri

    It would have to be my kitchenaid mixer. Don’t know how I made it w/o for so long, especially during the holidays!!

  7. Jenni M

    My favorite, can’t live without item has got to be a silicone spatula… they are great for EVERYTHING, especially breaking up the ground beef for my famous spaghetti sauce :)…

  8. There are so many, but after not thinking on day I decided to get all my knives sharpened at the same time and the guy was closed over the weekend so needless to say I was without my knives for a few days and it was ugly. :o) So I would have to say my knives.

  9. Peggy Wheeler

    I would have to say my favorite is my chopper. I love it and I use it at every meal to chop up something to use in preparing my meal. Love Williams and Sonoma!!! Woo Hoo! Thanks!

  10. Sara

    My favorite Kitchen tools are my knives! I spluged and got a top-knotch set, and man… what a world of difference from the cheapies!!

  11. Krista Johnson

    My favorite tool has to be my caserole dishes. They are so pretty…. but I can’t just brag on them. I love when I get to put out my cake stand with something on it. I just wish I had a standing mixer instead of whisking everything by hand! When I say by hand, I mean by hand…. I guess that’s why I need some new whisks!

  12. ginabmg

    I just walked through Williams Sonoma yesterday! It is my dream store! I can’t live without my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, just used it to mix up some cranberry bread!

  13. Julie

    My favorite is my food processor. I make everything in there from salsa to real Caesar Salad dressing to hummus.

  14. Danielle S

    I am now subscribed to the RSS feed. And thanks for sharing your gift. Even if I don’t win I know whoever does will really enjoy the gift card!

    1. Lori Hodges

      Oops, forgot to add what I love…. Just got an ipad and love one of the apps that turns it into a recipe book! Works out wonderfully!

  15. Jessica

    I love good, SHARP knives. It’s such a pain using dull knives. I have a Global chef’s knife right now and it’s been great so far.

  16. Margo

    I think this is how to add the extra comment for following? Regardless…I love this site…and have soup on the menu for over a week now…not to mention WILLIAMS SONOMA $100…seriously, could this get any better? =)

  17. Kristen

    There are so many things that I feel like I couldn’t live without, but I love my mini spatula VERY much. πŸ™‚

  18. Liza

    I’d have to say my kitchen aid, I’ve been making homemade bread for the family lately and making it by hand would be a pain πŸ™‚

  19. Celeste

    The one kitchen tool I could not live without would be my garlic press. I put garlic in just about everything and it is so convenient to throw the cloves in the hopper and press!

  20. sheri grennille

    silicone spatulas are a must have. i help out in a friend’s house and they don’t have any; always fell like i’m wasting batter!

  21. Andrea E

    I cannot live without my KitchenAid mixer. On a side note I LOVE LOVE LOVE William Sonoma. The closest one is 2 hours away.

  22. Liz

    My favorite kitchen tool is my super-thin, yet sturdy, metal spatula! I have never found a better one and we love it in my house!

  23. Kathy

    I love my AllClad pots & pans. I’ve used them for years, over and over, and they still look and perform like NEW.

  24. favorite tool? hands down Scarlett aka my kitchen aid mixer i really don’t know how i baked so long without her. Still do a double take when i look at her on my counter top (she was an anonymous “i am not worthy” gift from the kitchenaid fairy)

  25. Brian Smith

    the kitchen tool i could not live without would have to be my mixer. have you ever tried making macaroons by hand. No thanks. PS. I liked you on facebook.

  26. Ailene Zamora

    Hi there, I love your blog. I tried your brownie dipped Oreos for christmas and they were a hit. I was referred to you by a friend on Facebook, so I follow you there. The one kitchen item i cannot live without is a blender. I use it daily for breakfast smoothies, for soups, salsa, and so many more things i cook.

  27. Jenny Johnson

    I cannot live without my wooden spoons. I cook so many things in a pan and generally use all wooden spoons in one day. Love them!

  28. Brian Smith

    The one kitchen tool i couldn’t live without is my kitchenaid mixer. Seriously, have you evere tried making macaroons by hand. no thanks.

  29. Brian Smith

    the one kitchen tool i couldn’t live without is my kitchenaid mixer. seriously, have you ever made macaroons from scratch. ugh

  30. Kaemoxmith

    I can’t live without my pizza stone. I use it for our bi-weekly pizza nights, and my daily bread making (a warm pizza stone helps my bread rise, and bake evenly without burning the bottoms!) Great for cookies too!

  31. Lindsay

    I can’t live without my cute cookie cutters! I have shapes for all holidays, and I love giving them away as gifts!!

  32. Liz

    The kitchen tool I absolutely can’t live without is your basic ol’ mixing spoon. You have to admit, you’d be lost without it too!

    I follow you on RSS!

  33. Christine B,

    My favorite tools are my Le Crueset dutch oven and my cast iron skillet. I leave them on my stove because they are so pretty and functional.

  34. Marny

    I just found your blog through a friend and now follow you on fb, i made your brownie covered oreos for Christmas and they were a big hit, i have to admit it was my first time baking!!
    I now cant wait to try some more!!

    My cant live without kitchen accessory is without a doubt my crockpot, i use it year round and at least 4or5 times a month

  35. Juliana from NC

    out of all the gadgets I own, my KitchenAid Mixer is my very favorite.. got it as a wedding gift many moons ago and it’s still a dream to use… i “like” pp on facebook.

  36. Adrienne

    My favorite electronic item is my mixer. My favorite “manual” item is my pizza cutter. We use it for everything from cutting pancakes and waffles for the kids to cutting sandwiches in half.

  37. Kate B

    Tough question, but I’d have to say my panini maker. I don’t use it every day, but would not want to part with it.

  38. Margaret

    I love my Kitchenaid mixer and my Ninja blender, but my go-to item is a silicone spatula or spoonula. I can’t funtion without those.

  39. Sonya

    I LOVE my potato masher. I break up ground meat with it when cooking and it rocks. I use it for all kinds of things. Williams Sonoma is my FAVE!

  40. Erika

    Currently I cannot live without my chopper. I would be leaving onions out of a lot of recipes if it wasn’t for that thing πŸ™‚

  41. I use my small rubber spatulas & bamboo spoons everyday! My 3 year old likes to “help” so I give her one of those with a plastic bowl and she’s happy! PS – I’m a fan on FB too and am totally addicted to your site! Thanks for all the ideas!;)

  42. Trish B

    My favorite kitchen tool has to be my slow cooker, and it died this morning! If I won, I would run (not walk) to WS to pick up a new one!!

  43. Amanda

    I couldn’t live without my grater/zester for garlic. Since my husband got me a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for Christmas I’m learning I don’t want to live without that!!!

  44. Sarah

    What is your favorite kitchen tool, the one thing you just can’t live without?!

    my kitchen aid handmixer. because i don’t money for a stand mixer…yet!

  45. Linda

    Has to be my silicone coated tongs. I don’t know how my cookware survived so many years of me using metal tongs! I finally caved and bought a pair when I got my Le Creuset french oven.

  46. shelly k

    LOVE my Pampered Chef cookware! It’s the best! Also my PC cutlery…the best knives anywhere!
    Making your soup tonight! Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. BeckyD

    I love my pineapple slicer! Twist it in then pull out the pineapple. And afterwards you’re left with this beautiful pineapple shell that works great as a glass for a tall drink! HA!

  48. Sarah G

    I love my wooden spoons! My husband hates them, but I absolutely couldn’t cook without wooden spoons. I use them for everything, from mixing a cake, to sauteing chicken!

  49. Michelle Perry

    My favorite kitchen tool, is my Cuisinart. Its considered a tool, right?? IT does all my choppig, and pureeing for me. πŸ™‚

  50. Amber Parsons

    I have to pick just one???!!!! I love everything in my kitchen from my strawberry huller to parchement paper to my pasta pentola pot.

  51. Venia

    My immersion blender! So easy to make creamy feeling soups without the added fat, smoothies in a flash and easy to clean. <3

  52. Stevie Bechtel

    I could not live without my Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer. My husband is addicted to apples (and apple pies!!) and this thing is a life saver since I don’t have the coordination to neatly cut apples, lol.

  53. Brigitte

    I love my bosch, but couldn’t live without my garlic press! Garlic is my favorite and the press makes it so nice!

  54. Kelly Bellmay

    I could no ever live with out my kitchen aid mixer!!!! It’s how I bake for all my friends and family!!!

  55. AlisonB

    I love my garlic press… but I use my jelly roll pans almost every day.

    Oh, and my bamboo spoons… I love those!

  56. Rose in Ohio

    I use my small food processor a heck of a lot. If it broke, I’d run out and get a new one immediately.

  57. Fei-fei

    Spatulas. Eventually when I can get a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, I’m sure I won’t be able to live without it.

  58. Love William Sonoma…and with the card I could actually shop there instead of dream. The one thing I did spend the money to buy from them though is the odd size measuring cups. Yeah a 3/4 cup!!! I also got a Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven, as a wedding gift. It is the most fabulous pot anyone can have, full proof pot roast every time.

  59. Kelli

    My new one is my new double boiler, but if that isn’t considered a tool then I’m going to have to go with the melon baller. Makes things much simpler.

  60. Amy Chambers

    I would have to say my favorite tool is my potato masher. I’ve used several, but this is one by OXO, with a soft grip and a grate rather than the normal mashing surface. I even take it on vacation with me (well, on the ones where we’re staying in a condo and doing our own cooking)!

  61. Christina

    It may not be the most used item in my kitchen, but I am so in love with my new Kitchaid stand mixer. I have been baking like crazy, and I love to try all of your amazing recipes!

  62. Janene

    my fav? That would be like choosing a favorite child. But if I had to it would be the set of mixing bowls that were a wedding gift.

  63. Shannon W

    My future mother-in-law (wedding in just two months!) gave me a breadmaker for christmas. And now I officially can not live without it!

  64. Kelsy

    I love the silly little gadgets. Like a pineapple corer! How fun and perfect to have the 3 times a year I will purchase a real pineapple!

  65. Crissy

    For me, it has to be my kitchen tongs. I use them all of the time. and for some pretty crazy stuff. Most recently they helped me take the star off the Christmas tree (so I didn’t have to climb in a chair).

  66. Crissy

    I follow on facebook too. I love my mini scooper too. Meathballs, cookie dough, filling muffin tins, it’s very helpful!

  67. Linda

    I follow Picky Palate on Facebook! I made your Brownies with ice cream and chocolate fudge sauce, and they were delish!

  68. Leah

    My favorite tool in the kitchen is my meat thermometer. I never knew how much better meat could taste when it’s cooked properly.