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 🙂

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?!

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

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  1. carly

    my FAVORITE kitchen gadget is my garlic press. I use garlic in so many of my dishes for that perfect kick. my press makes adding fresh garlic a cinch!

  2. Chris

    I can’t live without my Kitchen Aid mixer. I have extra items to go with it: 3 paddle beaters, 2 mixing bowls, and a whisk beater. When I’m whipping up my recipes, I go through them all!

  3. Wende Liebert

    My stand up mixer. I got it when I got married and I couldn’t imagine life without it!!! I love it!!!

  4. My mother in law just introduced me to williams-sonoma last thanksgiving and I love that store! My husband and I are newlyweds and still in school so we are still in need of a lot of kitchenwares. Our most deserved kitchen splurge tho is a hand mixer! We went for a month without having one and it is a pain to mix especially when I’m baking! Another thing, I can’t wait to get a kitchenaid and when we do that will be the one we can’t live without!

  5. Jess

    My absolute favorite kitchen tool is my stand kitchen aid mixer, i have made so many new things since getting it!!!

  6. Amber

    I’m not sure if it’s technically a kitchen tool but I could not live without my toaster oven. I use it daily.

  7. Denise D.

    My favorite kitchen tool, is my can opener. Let’s face it, there are still too many cans that you can’t open if you don’t have a can opener.

  8. Kelly

    Not really a “tool” but definitely couldn’t live without it…my coffee pot! Specifically, my Keurig! Oh, and love Williams Sonoma!

  9. Sarah Catlin

    I can’t believe I haven’t seen the “giveaway” part of this blog before!!!! I feel so silly!!! Anywho, my favorite kitchen gadget by far is my kitchenaide stand mixer (even though I’ve only had it for a few short weeks)!!! I LOVE it! A close second is my food processor ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Kelly

    I think that my favorite thing is the Pizza cutter. Thank you Kate Gosslen *who thought someone would ever thank her for something* for showing me that a pizza cutter also cuts pancakes quickly !

  11. My favorite kitchen tool is my measuring cups and spoons. And my cast iron skillet. Oh, and my kitchen aid mixer. Ok, I have way too many favorite kitchen tools to pick just one.

  12. Jeannine

    hi! my fave tool is a rubber ring that you use to help you open jars. it’s was only $1 and i use it all the time. works great!

    jeannineyep at gmail

  13. Tricia McShane

    My favorite item is my big red plastic bowl that I use to mix up everything in. It only cost me $1 and I love it!

  14. Jodi

    I have these stainless steel mixing bowls that I COULD NOT live without! They very rarely make it back in the cabinet… I always have something else waiting for them! They have nice lids too so they are great for storing leftovers or making things ahead of time!

    Love your recipes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jodi

  15. Nicole B.

    My favorite kitchen tool(s) would have to be all of my mixing bowls. I love that I have one in every size imaginable to all of my baking needs!

  16. shirley santos

    my favorite kitchen tool is the cuisinart mini food processor. i use it to dice everything. i wish i had a bigger food processer. it would help me so much.

  17. Rindi

    My favorite kitchen tool is my bread maker. I love making my own fresh wholesome breads that aren’t packed full of preservatives and other unknowns!

  18. katiek436

    does a fire estinguisher count??? HA oh just kidding Ive burnt some cookies but not that badly;) In all seriousness i am in love with the wusthof knives we have…perfect for chopping, dicing, slicing…they make cooking and baking a breeze:)

  19. emily

    right now, it’s our blender. it’s become a go-to for snack time for our toddler. an easy way to load her up with fruits and veggies!

  20. Carrie Gismondi

    So many to chose from…but, I think my mini cutting board is my most used and prized tool. I am always looking for it to chop small items or just to cut a piece of fruit… I love it! Love Picky Palate too!

  21. Karen

    My Dijon Le Creuset Round Dutch oven. I use it all the time and it’s my favorite color (yellow!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Cory

    My chef’s knife! I can use it to do everything thus eliminating a lot of gadgets in my drawer that never get used.

  23. Stasia Spivy

    My most used kitchen tool is my Kitchen Aid mixer. Its a hand-me-down thats older than me and it still runs great!

  24. jlhpisces

    Wooden spoons!! I even have a couple that were my grandmothers. They’re perfect for non-stick or regular pans, don’t heat up if you leave them in the pan and they last forever!

  25. candace

    ummmm…..yeah…..frypan….but I’m sure with 100.00 to spend at Williams Sonoma…..I could find a new favorite item!

  26. marla

    I LOVE my crock pot! Even though I mostly use it in the winter, I couldn’t live without it. When my son was young, at the end of one winter, he asked – mom, could we have one more crock pot meal before crock pot season is over ๐Ÿ™‚ – too cute!

  27. Kristin

    My favorite tool is a Metal Spatula that my mother handed down to me. The handle is misshapen because it was left on a hot stove. I really do use it a lot. Lots of memories made with it. :o)

  28. Vanessa

    I cannot go without my measuring cups and baking sheets/pans. I LOVE to bake!!! I dream of owning a store called Gibson’s Goodies. I remember one summer I was home from college and I baked so much that my parents asked me to stop! I almost love baking things more than eating them. I sure could use the giftcard!!

  29. Jesse

    I LOVE my cheese grater. I use it every day! I would love to use this gift card to get some fancier kitchen tools and spice up my life a little ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Stephanie

    I want to go shopping! Oh yes yes I do! I loooove my microplane grater. Could I live without it, yes. Would I want to, no. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. I absolutely cannot live without my Calphalon non-stick double burner griddle! Especially when dieting… cook eggs with no oil! Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. lindsay dance

    I could not live without my KitchenAid and my VitaMix blender. Both get used on a daily basis and are so handy around our house. Love them both!

  33. Alessa

    My heat resistant spatula. My old one broke, and so my hubby got me a new one for xmas. Unfortunately, it was only a mixing spatula, so when I cooked with it, it melted!!!!!

  34. Kate

    The one thing I cannot live without … my kitchenaid mixer! Yes, I could very well mix things by hand but with a 2 year old and 6 month old it is SO much easier with my kitchenaid!

  35. amy ditzler

    Although my answer is not very exciting, I could not live without my kitchenaid stand mixer. I use it all of the time!

  36. Amanda

    I adore my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer that my husband bought me for Christmas a few years ago. I would be lost without it!

  37. Kim Watkins

    I know this is ridiculous because it’s not a tool, but I couldn’t function without my Clorox wipes. I feel like nothing else actually makes my kitchen clean!

  38. Kimberly Atkins

    I couldn’t live without my Kitchen Aid mixer. It was passed down to me from my Mom when I got married, and it’s over 20 years old. Still working great, and being put to plenty of use since I LOVE to bake!

  39. Kelly Clark

    I love my santoku knives of different lengths. They are so sharp and make life in the kitchen much easier!

  40. Michelle

    I cannot live without the kitchenaid mixer. I don’t have one but I use my friend’s all the time!!!!
    Also I cannot live without my cookie scooper!

  41. LouAnn

    I love my KitchenAid mixer! I never even use my small electric hand mixer for anything (but when I was growing up we used THAT for everything!)

  42. Paige

    A plain ol’ box grater. I use it to shred cheese and all kinds of veggies. Plus, I use it to zest citrus fruits. I’d say I use it every day.

  43. Tracy

    My favorite kitchen tool would be my Kitchen Aid Mixer. We got it as a wedding present and use it all the time.

  44. Jean YY

    It would have to be my mini blender. I make smoothie in it every morning and stick a straw in it and it’s ready to take along wherever I go.

  45. angie hull

    My favorite kitchen tool is my Pampered Chef mix and smash for breaking up burger, sausage, and mashing taters. And I can’t live without my PC covered stone baker! love it!

  46. jamie

    I cannot live without my kitchen scissors. I have 3 little boys (5, 4, and 1) and I use my scissors for everything when it comes to preparing their meals. I cut the baby’s food and cut the crust off my older kid’s sandwiches and much, much more.

  47. I love my Microplane to zest citrus fruits, but the item I turn to again and again is my silicone spatula- it takes so much abuse but still looks as good as when I first bought it!

  48. Christel

    I have a hand made wooden butter knife from my child hood. Used just as a decoration for years and years and started using it when I picked up baking. It’s perfect for spreading frosting! A family friend made it and the handles are two spirals, meeting at the top.

  49. Stephanie

    Hmmm, it sounds pretty simple but I think that would be my spatula! I have one that can be used in high heat and I use it all the time. Very versatile!

  50. Emily

    My favorite kitchen tool is my metal pinch bowls… use them for everything from snacks, to reheating babyfood, to spices.

  51. Holly B

    I love my kitchenaid mixer, I use it all the time, and I plan to buy a pasta making attachment for it soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. I adore my Cuisinart food processor, I use it for everything from shredding cheese to making scones to slicing potatoes for a gratin.

  53. jenna

    My grandmother’s vintage SunBeam MixMaster… love it! It has an attachment missing that makes it wobble all over the place, but I don’t care… its from my sweet and very missed grandmother!

  54. Jenni Pilcher

    My potato masher! It is the one that looks like several connected “s”s. Only kind that works!! Take it with me to mash the potatoes at family gatherings!

  55. Beth

    My micro plane grater. Cheese, chocolate, garlic, nuts and so on. It adds such a dimension to my cooking. And its sooooo easy to clean:)

  56. Joleen

    Favorite kitchen tool is my pampered chef spatula’s. I would love to win this so that I can justify getting the star wars cookie cutters for my soon to be 5 year olds b-day. He would love them and it would be more family fun memories to make!

  57. Carrie Igl

    It’s totally a toss-up between my Kitchen Aid, my Silpats and my Microplane! I love love love my utensils!

  58. LeighL

    Thats a really hard one! I have so many cutesy things I love. But the absolute one thing I couldn’t live with out is a GREAT knife! I mean a ReAlLy good one! I get frustrated with cheap knives and can’t cook or prepare efficiently!

  59. Jennifer D'Arrigo

    I cannot live without my pressure cooker, I am able to bust out the most delicious meals in no time. You can even make a cheesecake in the thing, it is a must have!!

  60. Stephanie

    MY CUTTING BOARD-i love to cook and can not live with out my cutting board. i would not want to mess up my kitchen.

  61. Maggie

    Hands-down, my absolute favorite kitchen tool is my KitchenAid stand mixer from Williams-Sonoma! It is fabulous!! : )

  62. Oh my – I have so many good tools. But the one thing that I use ALL THE TIME… I have these little white knives (sort of a small(ish) paring knife). I have about 6 of them, and at the end of an average day, they are all in the dishwasher. Love them.

  63. Deanna

    I love using a mandoline/slicer. I use it just about every time I need to slice vegetables. Love it, love it, love it.

  64. Mary M

    My favorite kitchen tool is my stick blender! I make a lot of protein shakes, smoothies, etc., and I am thankful for my stick blender every time. Soooo much easier than cleaning out a blender each time!

  65. Brittany Fullmer

    I’d have to say my zyliss garlic press. I hate mincing garlic myself…my fingers smell like it for days!

  66. Rachel

    The Tupperware Quick Chef! I use it all the time! I especially love it for onions because I have never got watery eyes since I started using it. I am constantly amazed at how finely it chops things up in just a couple seconds. I can’t say enough about it!

  67. Kadee

    my stand mixer, definitely. it’s been heaven since I got it last year. but I guess I couldn’t do much without my oven/stove, either!

  68. Roger

    The one kitchen tool that I cannot live without is my garbage can. Can you imagine all the trash that would pile up everywhere otherwise? Gross!!! If I win, I’m buying a knife set!

  69. alexis

    I’d have to say …my kitchenaid although maybe that’s a machine more than a tool but still! Use it all the time.

  70. My can not live with out kitchen tool has to be my Cast Iron Skillet! I use it so much it is almost always sitting on the stove. I for sure would not be able to live with out it, and the other cast iron cookware I own!

  71. Ciara

    So hard to pick just one item! I’d say my kitchenaid mixer, but I have a feeling the silpats I received for Christmas might surge ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. Elise Snow

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my immersion blender. I love it! I use it to make smoothies and shakes and also to puree veggies and things to go in soups. It has different attachments like a mini food processor and whisk. I’ll use it to chop onions or to make whipped cream. I just love that there are so many uses for it! It is definitely my favorite kitchen appliance. I couldn’t live without it!

  73. MB

    Silicon spatulas, for sure. However, I received a Magic Bullet for Christmas that I’ve used at least twice a day since!

  74. Tara

    I can’t live without my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. LOVE it & love to bake!! It’s great for so many other things as well. Don’t know how I got by before I had it.
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  75. I can’t live without the mandolin, but to be honest, if I am fortunate enough to be the lucky winner, I would purchase the mini pie maker. I saw that on another blog and have been dying to get one since.

  76. Sharp knives. For years I used cheap, dull knives but after getting good, sharp ones, I don’t know how I used to function. They make such a difference!

  77. jules p

    The kitchen tool I can’t live without…is my kitchen tongs. They are super long and I love them. I tell my family if they use them, and then break them…they are in big trouble! ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. My favorite kitchen tool is the vegetable steamer because it’s the perfect place to hide my candy where I know nobody else in my house will look! ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Janna

    Since I spend most of my time in the kitchen baking, I would have to say my “spoontula” is my favorite kitchen tool, I feel accomplished getting every last bit of batter! ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. My all time favorite tool is my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer… though, I just bought these cute mini lattice molds from Williams Sonoma that I should be getting today, and I am super excited to use them!!

  81. Becky

    My COMPUTER! Without it I wouldn’t have half of the recipes I use! Besides that…. My sandwich cutters (my son would be lost if his PB sandwich wasn’t shaped like a puppy dog, fish, train, etc!) & while I could live without my Kitchenaid mixer, I would be devastated if it broke, it’s definitely my favorite kitchen tool.

  82. Definitely my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. I use it every time I make anything – it’s amazing. They last forever…I never have to worry about anything. Now all I need is the attachments I’m missing – like the pasta rollers!