qooq tablet giveaway

QOOQ kitchen tablet giveaway / loveandlemons.com

Gift giving season might be over, but (surprise!) I’ve got one more…

Have you seen the QOOQ Tablet? It’s like an iPad except you can spill on it. You can get your messy fingers all over it and wipe it clean without damaging it. It’s loaded with recipes, cooking tutorials, and other fun things. (It also has a regular web browser so you can access – say – our website, very easily).

Sur La Table kindly sent one to us, and now we’re sending it to one lucky winner. (We opened it and played with it for awhile – but it’s still totally new).

TO ENTER: Leave a comment below and tell me about a favorite kitchen gift you either gave or received! You can like us on Twitter or Facebook (but only if you want to).

Giveaway is now closed.


  1. Leila B on said:

    I love my Kitchen-Aid mixer! Great giveaway. Thank you!

    • traci zitzer from moderndayforager.com on said:

      Merry Merry! Happy Happy! My favorite gifts–a collection of my grandmother’s recipes and favorite cooking tools. Truly a chef/grand daughter’s keepsake and treasures!
      Many thanks,


    • cheyanne on said:

      I love ALL my kitchen gadgets..because my husband pretty much bought them all for me. Id have to say the one I use the most is my Kitchen Aid mixer. Hope you continue to have a wonderful holiday season!

    • Erin on said:

      A cookbook holder!

    • Amanda Clark on said:

      This looks awesome :)

    • Katie on said:

      I received a Cuisinart, and I could not be more excited about it. I often dog-ear or bookmark your recipes that require a food processor and save them for when I visit friends and families with a wider range of countertop appliances. My life in the kitchen starts now!

    • Stephanie Olson on said:

      I received the ninja cooking system this Christmas and it is fun!

    • sdaez on said:

      Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer

    • hannah on said:

      last year i gave the gift of a personalized soup recipe for everyone in my family. i wrote out recipe cards and tied them to little burlap sacks with ingredients. it was great!
      on the gadgetry end of things, the best gift has been the perfect garlic press… one that doesnt leave behind that hard to clean residue!

      happy holidays! thanks for giving me some nourishing inspiration in 2013

    • amanda on said:

      My favorite kitchen gift was a set if mini melamine mixing bowls. Perfect for any recipe…great giveaway!

    • Jenn on said:

      Definite my kitchen aid mixer!!!

  2. alex on said:

    i love my grandmother’s dutch oven!

  3. Jessica P on said:

    I gave (to both myself and a family member) some of the Abeego flats…all-natural, beeswax, reusable food wrap. Love them!

  4. jessica n on said:

    A collapsible collander :)

  5. My mom and dad totally spoiled my husband and I by gifting us an 11 Cup Food Processor! I am beyond excited to put it to use…

  6. Betsy on said:

    We gave our son a microwave oven for his first apartment!

  7. Lauren on said:

    my partner and i just received our first ever crockpot! life changing!

  8. joanna on said:

    A vitamix blender. Awesome to make smoothies for myself and older kids and perfect for fresh homemade baby food for the new addition!

  9. Jennifer from despitemypancreas.com on said:

    ooh, this is cool! I am excited to have received a doughnut pan this year. But I need to wait until all the cookies are out of the house before I use it. :)

  10. Kathryn B on said:

    This year was the Christmas of VitaMix — my parents got one for each of the 3 daughters. Incredibly generous!!!

  11. Kelly Palmer on said:

    My all time favourite gadget has got to be my Kenwood Chef. It allows me to make recipes that otherwise my poor arthritic hands just couldn’t cope with. I particularly love the kneading tool, it’s one of the best gifts I’ve ever received.

  12. Meg on said:

    Definitely my stand mixer. It makes everything easier.

  13. Megan on said:

    My favorite gift for the kitchen was a KitchenAid mixer that my husband gave me 30 yrs ago. It’s still going strong and I still love it. This Qooq tablet looks really cool for active, messy cooks like myself. Thanks for the opportunity.

  14. Lauren on said:

    I’ll also go with the Vitamix. Was a surprise game changer for me, yet something I resisted buying for myself. Close second, a really sharp nice carving knife.

  15. Jen on said:

    A new Cuisinart knife set! Our old (cheap) set had a lot of broken handles. My mother-in-law is wonderful.

  16. Tina on said:

    I thought it was silly and too space-consuming to use until we were gifted an Oxo salad spinner. Now I love it!

  17. Julia on said:

    A Cuisinart immersion blender. It helped me make the perfect butternut squash soup!

  18. Kristin on said:

    I got a ice cream maker bowl attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer! can’t wait for warmer weather to start making some frozen treats!

  19. Laura on said:

    My husband gave me a beautiful roasting pan this year. No more messing around with jelly roll pans. I’m so excited!

  20. Justin L on said:

    I love the red Le Creuset Dutch oven that I got this year from my parents. Fantastic giveaway! Happy holidays!

  21. Patrice from sandinhertoes on said:

    My favorite kitchen tool is my Kitchenaid mixer. My husband bought it for me 18 years ago and it is still going strong after thousands of cakes and bread.

  22. Alicia on said:

    I had a great present, EAT, the new Nigel Slater cookbook.

  23. Halley on said:

    The best gifts are always cookbooks. My boyfriend and I recently moved to Brooklyn from Memphis and farmland Arkansas, respectively, and our family heirlooms keep us grounded. We have a handful of cookbooks from his grandmother’s kitchen, along with several compilation books put together by the women in my church, and the recipes inside are real gems!

  24. Julie on said:

    My grandmother’s old kitchenaid mixer!

  25. Tutti on said:

    The best kitchen gift I ever received was my Le Creuset dutch oven. I use it every week. Happy New Year!

  26. Madison on said:

    This year I received an adorable apron from a local olive oil shop. It is a yellow theme, complete with a bunch of lemons and seasonal birds/ plants. My mom gave me the lemon-themed apron because she knows how much I love this website!

  27. sara on said:

    My husband gave me a banana slicer. It was hilarious! The reviews on amazon are absolutely ridiculous.

  28. Natalie on said:

    I was so happy to get a REALLY good garlic press!! Makes a world of difference!!

  29. Jesness from thepenandthepan.wordpress.com on said:

    My best kitchen gift ever is still my kitchen-aid mixer, but my awesome family also keeps me well stocked in silly gadgets too.

  30. Gianna on said:

    My digital food scale. Makes baking a breeze!

  31. Natalie S. on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift I’ve received is my new waffle maker!

  32. Janel from janelgradowski.com on said:

    A few years ago I got a Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Yahoo! I love that thing. :)

  33. Kristin on said:

    That’s tough. I love my le creuset dutch oven, but the unexpected gift I love the most is my citrus squeezer. I use it every single day.

  34. Priya on said:

    Best gift I received (and have given as gifts since) is my Cuisinart Elite Food Processor!

  35. Elise on said:

    The best kitchen gift I gave this year was the Wusthof paring knife I gave to my ever-deserving mother & the best kitchen gift I received was a set of antique, Fire King jadeite bowls that my mother gave me!

  36. Ashley on said:

    The best kitchen gift I received this year was a silicone/stainless spatula… these are so versatile and great workhorses in the kitchen!

  37. kelli b on said:

    i was given a juicer that i love. it’s from hamilton beach and i use it all the time.

  38. Kelli on said:

    I love the mixing bowl set my sister gave me from Crate & Barrel!

  39. Loren on said:

    Best kitchen gift I’ve ever received was my Kitchenaid stand mixer. I don’t know how I ever lived without one!

  40. chelsy from mangiablog.com on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift that I ever received is my kitchen aid food processor…I live making homemade nut butter and pestos in it! So simple! Oh, and one christmas I gave my grandmother a really pretty apron w/ her name written across it. She loved it and wears it all the time! :)

  41. Vicki mc on said:

    I helpers my dad give my mom a kitchenaid. Or rather she said here’s my credit card number, buy me one, wrap it, and put your dad’s name on the tag.

  42. David Diaz on said:

    Vintage Magnalite 10″ sauce pan and 7 Qt. pot

  43. misie from misiesface.wordpress.com on said:

    my husband bought me a blendtec blender – it changed my whole functionality in the kitchen!

  44. anisa on said:

    my vitamix. i use it every morning!

  45. Jessica from onesimplethingblog.com on said:

    My favorite were some beautiful porcelain measuring cups and spoons. What a fun giveaway!

  46. JG on said:

    KitchenAid stand mixer!

  47. Andrew on said:

    The book The Art of Cooking Omelettes which was given to me by my sister years ago when I was but a wee lad. It was a wonderful gift because it not only showed a knowledge of my then current interests it actually help my interest in cooking grow. Thanks again to my sister.

  48. Meredith on said:

    My mom sent us a Le Creuset tarte Tatin pan a couple years ago. It’s amazing, and was a complete surprise.

  49. Kirsten on said:

    I got a vitamix- love that thing! Thanks!

  50. Susan on said:

    Loving my new nutriti bullet these days.

  51. Anne B. on said:

    My favorite was the five cookbooks! Thanks for the chance to win!

  52. Julie on said:

    Kitchen Aid artisan mixer!

  53. kiki on said:

    love my dutch oven!

  54. Bethany C. on said:

    I just got a new blender for Christmas- I totally needed one.

  55. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray on said:

    My favorite foodie gift has been my immersion blender – I use it every day!

  56. Jennifer on said:

    Santa brought me a Vitamix this year- can’t wait to start using it! Thank you!

  57. My parents just sent me an amazing bread maker! Can’t wait to use it!!!

  58. I gave cookie butter this year. The scourge of a TJ-less Canada. :)

  59. Jess on said:

    I got good neighbor pie plates! Sooo great for sharing!

  60. Sarah S on said:

    I love the Dutch oven we received as a wedding gift!

  61. bianca on said:

    a mini donut pan!

  62. MS on said:

    My Kitchen-Aid mixer. So much power!

  63. Ashley on said:

    I received a beautiful mortar and pestle this year.

  64. Emily on said:

    One of the best gifts I’ve ever received was actually a simple one: a $2.99 milk frother from Ikea!

  65. Shelley from unsailedships.blogspot.com on said:

    my red stand mixer is my favorite gift that I’ve received! it’s so beautiful and handy for many things.

  66. Ashley on said:

    I love my salad spinner. Great giveaway. Thank you!

  67. Rachel H. on said:

    I gave my parents a state-shaped cutting board with various spreads and treats this holiday!

  68. Mary Clay on said:

    I just got an alligator chopper and I am SO psyched about it. Yep, psyched. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  69. kelsey on said:

    i got a tiny mortar and pestle!

  70. Katie M on said:

    A sodastream. Can’t wait to test out new flavors and best of all eliminate our bottle/can waste from the sparking water we purchase now.

  71. laura on said:

    le creuset dutch oven for me!!

  72. Beth on said:

    I love getting cookbooks as gifts.

  73. Jenni from wellnessbyjenni.com on said:

    My favorite kitchen gadget I received is my KitchenAid standing bowl mixer!

  74. Haley naegele on said:

    My immersion blender has made life so simple! I almost never have to drag out my large blender anymore!

  75. May on said:

    Some friends chipped in and got me a kitchen aid immersion blender :)

  76. Meghan on said:

    I received a stick blender for Christmas this year, and I can’t wait to use it!

  77. Katie K on said:

    I recently was gifted a julienne peeler – which I hadn’t realized I needed until your blog :)

  78. Jeanee from blog.shopdirtylaundry.com on said:

    I love my Vitamix! Hubs and I got one for each other. This Tablette is awesome too! I hate working from a recipe on my iPhone or laptop and trying to not get it all dirty with food. Thanks!

  79. Cassandra on said:

    My mother in law gave me a breville juicer! Amazing!

  80. Brooke Lundin on said:

    I received a cast iron dutch oven for Christmas and I LOVE IT!!! I also love my immersion blender I got last year:)

  81. itzia on said:

    a hand mixer

  82. Jay on said:

    Gave my wife a KitchenAid and a Cricut…she loved to receive them, and I loved to give them to her!

  83. Katherine on said:

    My mom got me a Dutch oven last Christmas. Use it all the time!

  84. Kirstjen on said:

    It’s easily a three-way tie between my Dutch oven, food processor and kitchen aid mixer! All three were gifts from my mother-in-law over the years. Ironically, she hates to cook!

  85. wendie on said:

    My Kitchen Aid mixer!

  86. Sarah from Sarahstites.com on said:

    I didn’t get any tools, but my sister gave me a HUGE bag of sun-dried tomatoes! I adore those things…and her, of course. Merry Christmas!

  87. suzanne panda meat on said:

    Fabulous multi-clad copper skillet. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

  88. Gauss on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift was an immersion blender. It has changed my (cooking) life!

  89. jacquie on said:

    none as no gifts exchanged hands

  90. reba on said:

    i once received a beautiful chef’s knife from new west knifeworks. it changed my life in the kitchen!

  91. Adrian on said:

    Got my little brother some Schmidt Brothers knives. They’re good knives and they look great. He loves them.

  92. coral on said:

    Quite a few years ago my husband surprised me with a food processor. At first I thought it was more machine than a home cook needed, but turns out he was right and I use it constantly. :)

  93. Thy on said:

    My “manfriend” surprised me with a full set of kitchen supplies spoons, forks, ladles, baking set, etc for my move to med school.

  94. Dee on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift has been my KitchenAid mixer. I have been buying accessories for it ever since then and it helps me get creative and efficient with my meals! :)

  95. rayray cartucci on said:

    I gave my sister a set of wooden bowls and I gave my mom a cutting board for Christmas

  96. Jordan on said:

    Kitchenaid Mixer, no contest.

  97. I got a nice set of metal measuring cups that I’m really excited about! No more accidentally melting the plastic ones…

  98. Hannah on said:

    My favorite gift I’ve received is my ninja blender. Does the job in just a few seconds!

  99. Amy on said:

    I love my cast iron skillet! I’ve been using it on the stove but can’t wait to start making tasty cookies in the oven in it.

  100. Molly on said:

    Gotta say, I love my cast iron skillet! So simple but so great. Love making frittatas in it! :)

  101. Mabel Chan from misshangrypants.blogspot.com on said:

    I gave super cute muffin molds that looked like jean bottoms. so you make muffin tops! funny!

  102. Ginny from blueberrybramble.blogspot.com on said:

    I got some measuring cups from Sur La Table that are red with snowflakes and a little honey jar as well. It is a toss up between the two of which is my favorite!

  103. Cristel on said:

    I absolutely adore my Bamix immersion blender. It was a gift from my hubby, just for being an awesome wife. Now I keep making him kale smoothies ;) haha!!

  104. Bianca on said:

    Maille Black Truffle Mustard from the Maille boutique in London…yes, it really IS good enough to justify the $40 price tag !

  105. Talia on said:


  106. Alexis on said:

    I adore my new spiralizer! hello easy zuchinni noodles!

  107. Sarah on said:

    I received a cuisinart ice cream maker and I LOVE it!!!!!! Thanks for the great giveaway! Your blog is amazing and every recipe I’ve tried has been delicious- thanks so much!

  108. Kim Kihega on said:

    My favorite was a Cuisanart ice cream maker!

  109. Melody from Yangmelody.wordpress.com on said:

    This year, my husband got me a Vitamix. I’ve been wanting one for the longest time but knowing that it is a huge splurge, I never got one for myself. Since receiving it, I have been LOVING it and use it daily :). Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Megan from thelifeofmegananne.blogspot.com on said:

    My favorite gift was a surprise present from my husband for our aniversary… a wok!

  111. Kira on said:

    This year my husband and I gave my mom a zojirushi neuro fuzzy rice cooker (makes the best rice) and my husband gifted me a super benriner mandoline. So excited, but nervous to start using it!

  112. Caitlin on said:

    A Williams Sonoma Baking cookbook from my mother. So many delicious and beautiful recipes!

  113. katie on said:

    i love love love my kitchen aid mixer! we got it as a wedding gift 15 years ago!

  114. Johanna on said:

    I guess I would have to say I liked the pressure cooker that my mother gave me years ago.

  115. Ellie from rovinglights.wordpress.com on said:

    My sister bought me a beautiful cook book full of healthy recipes and a stand for it but sadly I’m not sure I’m going to be able to take it back to uni with me. My other sister bought me a cook book of vintage sweets and cocktails. The two books don’t really go together but I love them both so much and I really need to have a go at making some of the recipes before I go back to uni and can’t afford the ingredients. I’m really struggling with cooking at uni, which is a shame.

  116. Hanneke on said:

    My favourite ons is my microplane ‘rasp’ (Idon’t know the English word). Superb!
    I got it from my husband. It is suitable for almost everything.

  117. I just received a Ninja Ultima blender and am loving it!

  118. Sarah on said:

    I love my large wood cutting board I received. It is at least twice as big as the cutting board I had owned.

  119. AP on said:

    This year’s favorite kitchen gift is the small cast iron skillets I received from 2 people- I may just keep them both!

  120. Jessica on said:

    I received a thick Jim Boos cutting board that never leaves the countertop.

  121. Joanna on said:

    My in-laws this year gave me an ice cream maker with a compressor…no freezer bowl! It is perfect for spur of the moment coconut milk ice cream!

  122. Tess Bundy on said:

    I love my breville blender!

  123. Maria T on said:

    My boyfriend surprise me few years ago with a sushi making set, he knew I was learning how to make sushi and with his friend help he got all the things I need it to make it at home… I love it! He even got everything in my favorite color… We make sushi pretty frequently so each time we prep or set the table I remember the day he came home with the big gift box and how happy it make me.

  124. Karina on said:

    Thanks! Haven’t celebrated yet, but I’m hoping to receive a donut pan and we’re giving my sisterin law Beeswrap.

  125. Rebecca on said:

    Can’t wait to gift a bread-making friend with a proofing basket! Thanks for this opportunity.

  126. maureen on said:

    the breville waffle maker!

  127. sanders on said:

    Favorite gift received was a vitamix blender!

  128. Jackie on said:

    I got a food scale which I’m excited to use for baking!

  129. debbie on said:

    My husband gave me a kitchen aid stand mixer and it is used almost every day! I love it!

  130. Jordan from Jordansfamilyoffoodies.com on said:

    For a wedding gift we bought my brother and hair wife a set of Japanese Damascus steel knifes. They were gorgeous with unique handles and came presented in individual boxes. We have a tradition of having breakfast as a family the morning of a wedding and we presented the gift to him there. He loved them and has used them daily since.

  131. gourmet goddess on said:

    I spoiled myself with an early christmas present – Vitamix 750 in red – pure joy and my smoothie / hummus making days will never be the same again ….. and my family brought me the most adorable and ergonomic OXO citrus reamer imaginable – loved everything !!!!!


  132. Ashley from localhaven.net on said:

    Oh, so many things. My cast iron enameled Dutch oven for breads and soups. My food processor for pesto, hummus, and homemade nut butter!

  133. Caitlin on said:

    My mom got me a mini Dutch oven last year; love it!

  134. ashley from bloomandnourish.com on said:

    i got a mortar and pestle this year! i can’t wait to smash some garlic and whip up a fresh guacamole!

  135. Jessie on said:

    Ah my vitamix – beat wedding gift!

  136. Rachael from messmiss.tumblr.com on said:

    I received a beautiful set of mixing bowls this year, they match my kitchen and I cant wait to use them!! Most useful kitchen gift ever!

  137. Brandyn from southerndistinctions.com on said:

    My set of Calphalon and All Clad pots and pans heat evenly and make cooking fun. My kitchen wouldn’t be the same without them.

  138. Heather on said:

    This was an excellent Christmas for kitchen implements! I received an Omega J8006 Nutrition Center from my fiance (a Christmas/congratulations for going back to school gift), and I gave him a 1920s Lodge cast iron skillet to add to his burgeoning cast iron collection.

    Happy Holidays!

  139. Annie P on said:

    I just received an immersion blender and am pretty pumped about that!

  140. Katie on said:

    My boyfriend gave me a kitchen aid stand mixer for our first anniversary. It’s so fancy and fun!

  141. Danielle on said:

    So simple but I’d actually have to pick my salad spinner – I hate wet salad, or specifically wet lettuce especially when you add dressing and this product has worked wonders. It’s inexpensive but it makes me life so much easier since before I would literally wash the lettuce and then take clumps of it and dry it off w/ paper towels – it took forever and ruined the look of the lettuce. This saves so much times.

  142. Kate W on said:

    I love the Cuisinart immersion blender that my husband and I received as a wedding gift. It has definitely improved our lives. I make delicious soups much more often now that I don’t have to puree everything in batches using our old blender, and my husband especially loves that he doesn’t have nearly as much to clean. What a mess I would make scooping batches of soup back and forth!

  143. Nancy from Www.edwinandnancy.com on said:

    This year my husband got me a Hamilton stand mixer!!!! It’s not the Kitchen Aid we couldn’t afford it. But it’s ok I’m in LOVE with this one!

  144. Georgia on said:

    It has to be the lovely chef’s knife my hubby gave me last Christmas. It’s seen so much use in one year.

  145. Laura on said:

    I gave my brother-in-law a pizza cookbook and pizza stone for Christmas. He is a foodie but his fiancé is an anti-foodie. I am hoping these gifts will allow them to experiment with food and have fun in the kitchen. Pizza is the perfect dish to split down the middle to suit their tastes!

  146. Eva on said:

    My favorite gifts include a kitchen aid mixer and a collection of recipes from friends and family that I can make whenever I miss one of them!

  147. Jenni Billings from Www.sparkyfirepants.com on said:

    I love my kitchen aid mixer and my immersion blender and my vitamix!!!

  148. Mason on said:

    I have to go with the set of knives my sister got me for my birthday. Their function and appearance are both beautiful. I find myself asking how I ever got by without them! The tablet you are giving away is amazing! I would love not having smudges on my phone and spilling things on my computer when I use them to cook from!

  149. Michelle Lemus on said:

    The best Christmas gift I got was a small food processor. I already have a full size but wanted another one for smaller jobs.

  150. Heidi Hess on said:

    My favorite gift was a Microplaner. I use it all the time.

  151. Sharon Gates on said:

    My best kitchen gift was my first Cuisinart, over 30 years ago, given to me by my father. I have purchased 2 others since then, but my first was the most special.

  152. Kris on said:

    A beautiful butchers block cutting board from Crate and Barrel.

  153. Niki Deneault on said:

    My kitchen aid, best gift ever. My father in law gave us a collection of his favorite recipes from around the world.

  154. Cynthia on said:

    I love my Cuisinart stand mixer and my jullinne peeler. I love any and all kitchen gadgets!!

  155. Kathy on said:

    I received spices from the Istanbul market from my sister! What an unexpected surprise! The best gift I gave was a collection of his favorite recipes for my son to college with him.

  156. Linda on said:

    I got the ice cream attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer. Can hardly wait to use it!

  157. Jeana on said:

    a red kitchenaid mixer! A complete surprise, too – which made it even more amazing.

  158. Susan on said:

    Definitely my trusty teapot, from my mom!

  159. mardi on said:

    my fave tools in the kitchen are a mini rubber spatula, a mini metal spatula, and a mini metal whisk…sometimes small is all you need!

  160. Nicole R on said:

    I have never received one. My kitchen is pretty bare so it would be great to win this.

  161. Marie on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift I received is my ceramic Korean soon doo boo pot. I can’t wait to use it!

  162. Beth on said:

    The best kitchen gift I ever received was a set of recipe cards written by my grandmother. Each of her grandchildren received a set of favorite dishes from our visits with her. It was an especially wonderful gift as her Alzheimer’s progressed to the point that this was the last personal gift we received from her. Now, we feed the next generation with the dishes she taught us to love. (And several are holiday favorites that we’ve enjoyed over the last few weeks.)

  163. Carin on said:

    My favorite gift was a huge copper tart pan from my aunt-in-law who was a fantastic cook and made the most delicious apple tarts in that pan! She taught me how to make the tart and passed the pan on to me :)

  164. Deanne H. on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift would have to be my coffee pot with the thermal carafe. I use it everyday and it keeps my morning coffee perfect.

  165. Bill J on said:

    1st set of knives for my daughter’s apartment!

  166. Alyssa on said:

    After years of hand-shredding veggies for slaw and many batches of not-quite-right falafel, I received a food processor. I’d love to use it to try some recipes on the QOOQ tablet!

  167. dana from minimalistbaker.com on said:

    Wow, what a great giveaway! One of the best kitchen gifts I’ve received was my waffle maker a few years back. I use it a surprising amount! Happy holidays!

  168. Christina M. on said:

    My favorite gift so far has been my Immersion Blender. I never thought I would use it, but now I use it all the time for soups, sauces, etc.

  169. Susan Decker on said:

    I love my Cuisinart Griddler. This has been one of the most used small appliances in my kitchen for the past 4 years! The tablet would be wonderful because we love to keep recipes on our iphones and that gets messy!

  170. sandra from meadowscooks.blogspot.com on said:

    Unfortunately I didn’t give, nor did I receive, a kitchen gadget this year… but my most recent acquisition was something as low key as a tart pan… I’d love the qooq!

  171. This year I received a wushtof chef’s knife. Love love love it.

  172. Shannon on said:

    My best gift ever that I received was my kitchenaid mixer in blue. LOVE that thing.

  173. Dolly Day on said:

    Kitchen Aid Mixer. (Red)

  174. Dolly Day from Loveandlemons.com on said:

    My red Kitchen Aid Mixer.

  175. Kay on said:

    I gave an immersion blender and some handmade pot holders! I received a silicone-coated spatula tongs for flipping things like pancakes!

  176. Mary Peyton on said:

    I gave my favorite coffee– locally roasted in New Orleans: French Truck coffee. It’s phenomenal, never bitter, and always has interesting notes of flavor. I really enjoy your creative veggie recipes — I am expanding my repertoire ! Thank you!!

  177. Loretta on said:

    Aside from my old Kitchen Aid food processor, I really love my microplane. Silly, but I just love it!

  178. Holly on said:

    I received a Vitamix from my daughter last year. I use it everyday.

  179. Dina on said:

    One if my friends just got her first apartment and I gave a set of measuring spoons and a set of measuring cups.

  180. Heather on said:

    looks like an amazing little gadget! I got a fun new baking dish from West Elm from my husband this Christmas that I love…

  181. Susan on said:

    We received a George Foreman roaster a few years ago. It still works very well and cooks the perfect pork tenderloin in just 90 minutes.

  182. Laura from peteandbuzz.com on said:

    I’m getting a Silpat for Christmas and so excited about it!!

  183. Arlene on said:

    Best gift was a Le Creuset pot for my sis-in-law. Got it at deep employee discount thanks to another friend who works there. Felt like a rockstar.

  184. Anna on said:

    This year I showed my mother-in-law the magic of the microplane. She was overjoyed!

  185. Kelly from kisdesigns.etsy.com on said:

    This year I received a beautiful, hand made ceramic casserole dish that is absolutely gorgeous!

  186. Kate on said:

    I bought my boyfriend a Global Chef’s knife. He eventually became my husband, so I benefited from the purchase, and we now use that knife daily in our cooking. :)

  187. Karla on said:

    My favorite gift I ever received was when my mom passed down to me her KitchenAid mixer. She had received it as a wedding gift, and when my husband and I bought our house she gave it to us as a house warming present. As much use as it has gotten between my mom and me in 45 years, it still looks almost brand new and works like it as well. :)

  188. Erika on said:

    I recently received a new food processor from my boyfriend’s mother. She knew I was trying new recipes to eat as clean as possible and I LOVE IT. Now, I give back with food prepared from my food processor. I just keep looking for more recipes :)

  189. Sara on said:

    The favorite gift I’ve given is a Kitchen Aid mixer to my mom many years ago…she was sooo surprised and excited :) And I have to say it’s something she uses all the time!

  190. ann elizabeth on said:

    my mom gave me the mini prep bowls you suggested and i absolutely love them! they make everything look so organized and cohesive when i cook/bake. thank you!

  191. K Wilson on said:

    My husband bought me a Vitamix and it is awesome. I have also received cooking classes. Good job hubby!

  192. Lauren from champagnereveries.blogspot.com on said:

    I received a mandolin for Christmas and I am so excited to start using it. I’ve been wanting one for years!

    • Rosie on said:

      Be careful with it!! Be sure to use the guard…I have had too many skinned fingers by not using the guard..finally learned my lesson. But it is great to have!

  193. Gail on said:


  194. Gail on said:

    Follow you on twitter

  195. Amber on said:

    Happy holidays!

    My favorite kitchen gift outside of cookbooks (I love giving and receiving cookbooks of all kinds!) is a set of handmade, colorful measuring spoons from my husband. Love them.

  196. Gail on said:

    Like you on FB

  197. Rosie on said:

    I created a cookbook for my friends daughter who is getting married. It’s filled with hand me down recipes and new ones as well, from the bride to be’s family and friends. The piece de resistance, is that pictures of the people who submitted recipes will appear alongside their recipe along with personal comments; thus creating a photo journal recipe book!!!! Doesn’t get any better!

  198. Shannon on said:

    Last year for my birthday I got an immersion blender. I think I may have done a little dance around the room when I opened it. We’ve been loving the many yummy things it helps me make!

  199. Laura Wllder on said:

    I am a tea drinker. I drink lots of tea. The best kitchen gift I’ve gotten so far is a Cuisinart electric tea kettle. It cuts off once the water has boiled and keeps it hot for at least 30 minutes. It changed my life.

  200. Melanie Turner on said:

    I got this nut chopping gadget from my sister in-law one Christmas. I was skeptical at first, but I confess that I use it all the time.

  201. Leah on said:

    My favorite gift I was given this season is a huge butcher block style cutting board. It was made from reclaimed wood from my area (Boulder, CO) – it’s beautiful!

  202. Laura on said:

    I just got a spiralizer for Christmas that I’m totally excited about!

  203. Melissa on said:

    I gave my sister some All-Clad nonstick 8- and 10-inch fry pans. She loves them.

  204. Sharon Conser on said:

    EVERYDAY almost without fail…I use one of my fine sieve’ s from the smallest to drain reemed orange or lemons; the middle size is great for running a few vegetables under hot water prior to wok frying, or the largest to drain pre-soaked nuts and beans! Three sieves are a necessity in a minimalist kitchen or even a gadget filled one :o)

  205. abby from thislifeabundant.com on said:

    I got some gorgeous new kitchen towels and baked donut pans! Didn’t give anything kitchen related this year.

  206. Bethany on said:

    I love the huge wok my brother gave me for Christmas!

  207. mary on said:

    my favorites are LeCreuset cookware. So love the stuff! It’s heavy but I always grab those pieces first for cooking/baking. Thanks for the great giveaway. I’m a sloppy cook – — I could happily use a qooq!

  208. Kelley Dawson on said:

    My favorite kitchen gadget is less a gadget and more of a legend. My Mom gave me the Kelly green kitchenaide mixer when we got married. I used to joke that the mixer is the main reason people get married….just in case a mixer fairy would catch wind of the nuptials and leave it on your door step. I love the mixer and now I joke that the mixer makes up for all of my shortcomings as a cook, and the only thing it doesn’t do is my taxes! :) This is a great topic for the giveaway! Thank you.

  209. Susan on said:

    I received a cream Brulé set. I’ve been wanting one for years and it’s going to be so much yummy fun!

  210. Jackie on said:

    I have my boyfriend a nice stainless steel sauté skillet. It was the perfect mix of classy and practical.

  211. Helaina on said:

    I got some new beautiful chunky bamboo cutting boards because mine had sadly broken. I love bamboo cutting boards because they are versatile and beautiful, and most importantly, easy to clean.

  212. Constance mullin on said:

    Victorinox small serrated knife. Indispensable.

  213. cheri on said:

    A gift I just received from my Mother-in law was her sterling silver which I plan to use everyday, no use to save things.

  214. Morgan on said:

    Favorite gifts included new hand-made apron and oven mitts for my 3-year old kitchen sidekick. Wow, what a giveaway!

  215. Noel on said:

    I received a beautiful new Le Creuset gratin dish this year. It was an unexpected surprise gift and I love it.

  216. Jessica c on said:

    Kitchen aid mixers – my mom gave me one and then I returned the favor to her the next year

  217. Karate on said:

    Whoa! I’ve never heard of this – pretty cool!

    My favourite kitcheny gift is definitely the teapot thermos my aunt just gave me. She’s had one for over ten years and it’s amazing. My husband and I looked everywhere for one, but our options here (sigh, island life) are pretty limited. We went to visit her for Christmas and POW! She gave me a Normann Copenhagen teapot thermos! It’s the Geo Vacuum Flask and it is amazing. I highly, highly recommend it – especially if you hate cold tea (I am convinced there is a room in hell where the only thing to drink is cold/lukewarm tea). It keeps my tea hot (and I mean HOT) for hours and hours. Now that I’m pregnant and just.. falling asleep all the time, it’s pretty handy.

  218. emily on said:

    A simple wooden spoon.

  219. Julia S. on said:

    My mother in law and I got each other dutch ovens this year!

  220. Pamela on said:

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my Williams-Sonoma Stainless-Steel Flat Whisk. Its flat, flexible wire head that gets right to the edge of the pan, ensuring smooth results.

  221. Emily on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift I’ve given is a kitchen-aid stand mixer…I love mine so much I had to pass the enjoyment on to both my mom and sister!

  222. Robin on said:

    I would have to say my favorite kitchen gadget is my le creuset….it is awesome to cook with!

  223. Cassandra on said:

    My Hubby gave me a Kitchenaid Mixer for Christmas 3 years ago… I had wanted one forever! Even before I knew what to do with it!

    This looks so great!


  224. Amy on said:

    A crock pot is the best kitchen gift I have ever received.

  225. Tiffany Greene on said:

    The best gift I ever gave was a silicone mold set to my friend that was is a baker. She said she loves it and uses it all the time!

  226. Hillary on said:

    I just gave my mom a tortilla press and she was thrilled!

  227. meremade from meremadeblog.com on said:

    I LOVE my new, bright orange DeLonghi espresso machine I got for Christmas.

  228. Ale from Piloncilloyvainilla.com on said:

    My giftcard from Sur la table!!!! Was the best gift ever!!!! :)

  229. Liz on said:

    Great kitchen gifts to give and receive are the cute measuring sets from anthropologie, and if course anything le cruset.

  230. Urban Wife on said:

    A food processor my husband gave me a few years back.

  231. Heather on said:

    Last year I received a KitchenAid blender and it’s been a great workhorse for me.

  232. Linda on said:

    My husband gave me (us) a Vita Mix 2 years ago love it love it love it. We have since given my daughter one, she loves it as well. We love to cook and entertain, the qooq tablet would be a welcomed addition to our kitchen. Thank you

  233. Adrienne on said:

    My soda stream. It’s completely weaned me from soda consumption and helps me hydrate during busy night shifts at the hospital. It feels good drinking a delicious beverage and re-using the bottle over and over again and not using significant amounts of plastic or aluminum cans.

  234. Adrienne from nowebsite on said:

    I love my Sodastream. I know it doesn’t really involve cooking specifically, but it’s in the kitchen and I use it daily. This device has improved my health, in that it has completely weaned me from consuming soda. It helps me hydrate (deliciously) at work, I leave it at my nurse’s station and sip it all night long. It also feels good knowing I am re-using the bottle over and over again, vs. using tons of plastic and aluminum and spending money on bottled drinks.

  235. Kathi on said:

    A gift from my daughter: a white “footed” bowl (it’s feet are “hobbit-like and it is adorable!). Perfect for holding fruit in the kitchen.

  236. Kasey from Cauliflowerkids.com on said:

    just this year for christmas I got a Wok! I love it SO much and am so excited to use it!!

  237. jill on said:

    just spent the holidays in thailand and bought back a basket for boiling noodles, like they do in the markets. can’t wait to try it out!

  238. Justina from onedomesticgoddess.wordpress.com on said:

    This looks so cool and would be so handy. My friend gave me a really cool stone cheese board a year ago, one that you only pull out for parties but it is so neat.

  239. Erin on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift I’ve received was my grandmother’s Kitchen-Aid mixer. Everytime I use it I think of her.

  240. Jennifer from jenniferobrochta.blogspot.com on said:

    I love giving a favorite cookbook or locally made ingredients and chocolates for gifts!!

  241. Andrea Witmann on said:

    A selfmade cookbook with all recipes from my mother and a lot of space for my own.

  242. Heather from deliciousdessertsnmore.com on said:

    This christmas my husband gave me an air brush machine to assist in decorating cakes.

  243. Julie on said:

    My favorite kitchen gifts were those that I made, especially the flavored salts.

  244. Melissa from Peachmelbatoast.wordpress.com on said:

    So excited that I got a milk frother for
    Christmas to make lattes!

  245. Stephanie on said:

    A green dutch oven from my mom. It is so versatile!

  246. Penny on said:

    My favorite kitchen gadget? That is tough, I think my top gadget would be my instant pot! Put everything in set the timer and go. As long as the recipe is good, the food turns out perfect.

  247. sarah on said:

    My favorite gift in my kitchen has to be the old French cook book my grandmother gave me years ago with notes to herself for things she planned to make for the family. She was such a great cook!

  248. Hilary on said:

    My Cuisinart immersion blender makes heavenly squash soup.

  249. Ashley G on said:

    My kitchen aid mixer changed my baking life!

  250. Kristen on said:

    It’s not a fancy gadget, but I love my cast iron pan. It’s my favorite for making eggs and potatoes.

  251. Chelsea on said:

    I love my food processor…I never knew how useful it was until I received one!

  252. Kathleen on said:

    Iron skillet. Can’t wait to use it.

  253. brianne from ravennagirls.com on said:

    Definitely my pizza stone. I use it indoors in the winter and in the bbq in the summer. perfection!

  254. Ching on said:

    I gave away a large mason jar full of dried figs

  255. trez on said:

    3 months ago I bought my sister a cookbook – it’s beautiful, all blank full 8 x 10 pages. I sent the pages secretly to all of her friends, neighbors and family & asked for their favorite recipes and a note of why the liked it or where they got it. They all sent back recipes to me discreetly. I put them all together, laminated and labeled (fun titles Aunt Becky’s famous super cheesy potatoes) and put them all together in that book for her. I tied a gorgeous old wooden spoon to it with Christmas ribbon. It was the best gift I’ve ever given. Planned out , home made and made with love from everyone – I think she’ll enjoy not only cooking the recipes but reading them and the fun comments below each persons page.

  256. Lauren on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift is the end-grain butcher block my husband made for me. He always makes sure I have a sharp knife to work with and a surface to chop on. Happy Holidays!

  257. Cecile from chambrayandcoffee.tumblr.com on said:

    Happy New Year!! I have been lately getting into cooking more. A resolution for the new year is to upgrade from a newbie to an intermediate level. The best gift I’ve received has been the Pyrex baking dish from my boyfriend. I realize it’s the first bakeware I reach for when needed to put something in the oven.

  258. Insurgentart on said:

    I received my dad’s restaurant pepper mill. It’s enormous; people joke that I could use it in a self defense scenario if needed. It’s beautiful, and rustic looking, worn metal and wood, and not only looks great, it works fantastically too.

  259. EmilyT on said:

    I love my Microplane grater and my new Cuisinart mini prep food processor – thanks MIL for both!!

  260. Belle from bellerecords.tumblr.com on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift is something I haven’t received yet, something I’ve wished for not solely for the tempting deliciousness it will help me create, but also for the moment I’ll treasure forever when I receive it. One day, when I marry, my mother will give me a cast iron skillet – a traditional gift that marks the beginning of a new home being made around a new heart, a new kitchen. Momma and I have talked the way only mothers and daughters can about the day she helps me start my new home with my very own handed-down, seasoned cast iron skillet. I can hardly wait <3

  261. Jennifer on said:

    I have to say my Kitchen Aid mixer. I received as a wedding present 14 years ago and I have used it so much all of the plastic covers for the speed, attachment and lock position broke and have had to be superglued back together.

  262. Catherine Lucas on said:

    I received a compac juicer for christmas from my partner who just loves my cooking. I can make pasta, peanut butter & even my own sausages with this amazing 10 in one kitchen gadget/ compac juicer. A must in every kitchen! :)
    Cath :)

  263. Laurie Murphy on said:

    I love my vita mix blender. Great giveaway…A Happy and Healthy New Year to You!

  264. Amanda on said:

    I received some wonderful kitchen gifts for Christmas! A Le Creuset mortar and pestle, and then an adorable cake pan from my mother engraved with my name so I will never lose it when transporting food to others! It also comes with a cover that says “Made with love by” and my name. A good gift idea! What a great giveaway – thank you for the opportunity!

  265. Sue Ellen on said:

    My favorite cooking related gift was a compilation of recipes of my great grandmother, grandmother, and mother. Each recipe invokes a memory and keeps them close to me.

  266. Jennifer F from thefitfork.com on said:

    I received a set of antique canisters — wooden painted with roosters. Chipped, fading and lovingly used — sooo perfect for my kitchen.

  267. Andrea on said:

    My crock pot is my latest favorite, but a tablet would be even better!

  268. Robin from 17bites.wordpress.com on said:

    Definitely my vitamin. I use that fierce machine almost every day!

  269. Robin from 17bites.wordpress.com on said:

    Haha- meant to say Vitamix!

  270. Adel on said:

    Mezzaluna. Thanks for the chance.

  271. ashley on said:

    We gave my dad our favorite Shun chef’s knife with his initials monogramed on it.

    • cheryl on said:

      Great giveaway! My favorite item good bakeware. After years of using those dingy, gross, warped cheap-o baking sheets, I finally upgraded to Airbake brand (and they were only 12 on Amazon!)

  272. Erika on said:

    I received a big yellow le creuset pot one year that I use all the time.

  273. Stephanie on said:

    My favorite kitchen gadget has to be my Ninja blender. That thing has helped me make all kinds of stuff. Love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win the Tablet Qooq. It looks amazing and would be so handy. I’ve splattered and splashed all over our iPad.

  274. Jessica on said:

    I gave my husband a Chemex for his birthday a few months ago, and we now use it every day for our morning coffee. He loves it (and I love having coffee made for me every day)!

  275. ANANT SHARMA on said:

    hope to win it

  276. Emili on said:

    I love my juicer. I loved it so much that I gave my parents one for their Christmas gift.

  277. DBakes on said:

    I don’t celebrate Christmas, but the best kitchen gift I ever got was my mom’s hand-me-down wok. It’s the best thing that ever entered a college dorm, and the only reason she gave it to me was because she wanted to buy herself a newer and fancier one. She deserved it.

  278. Valerie on said:

    I love my dutch oven–it’s great for making soups, beans, and grains. I gave my friend a homemade cookbook of my favorite, tried & true healthy recipes (many from your L & L blog). She was amazingly appreciative.

  279. Katie Johnson on said:

    My Kitchen Aid Mixer was the best gift I ever got!

  280. Amalie on said:

    My favorite would have to be the Vitamix my dad sent me. I’m sure the neighbors got a kick out of watching me do a happy dance on the porch in my pj’s

  281. Cole on said:

    Excited about a whole bunch of new cookbooks I received this year.

  282. Katherine on said:

    I received Onion Goggles for Christmas and am very excited to use them!

  283. jess on said:

    we gave my stepmom Meatless by Martha Stewart – we have it and love it for the easy recipes without too many ingredients.

  284. Aysegul - Ice from foolproofliving.com on said:

    My kitchen aid mixer. I can not live without it! :)

  285. Christine on said:

    My current favorite is the cuisinart immersion blender that my sister gave me last year – I’m officially addicted to making blended soups. Tonight it’s carrot ginger! :)

  286. Katherine C. on said:

    I would have to say my stainless steel cookware that I got last year from my mother. They are super fantastic!

  287. KG on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift I received may sound boring, but it was a tupperware set that also had cabinet organizer. I love baking and cooking and sharing my food with family and friends, so those tupperware containers came in handy. But I’m also huge on being organized, so the cabinet organizer for the tupperware was so refreshing and kept things tidy and not cumbersome.

  288. Anita N on said:

    My favorite gift was given to me by my father decades ago. Actually two gifts. Carbon steel Sabatier knives, a long carving knife with a wood handle and a chef’s knife. I filled in a paring knife and a boning knife. I always I could tackle any job in the kitchen with those.

  289. Katrina from katrinaberg.com on said:

    What a wonderful giveaway & genius product, I’ve been waiting for something like this! My favorite kitchen gaget/gift was our blendtec we bought 6 years ago…couldn’t live without it, luv being able to grind fresh grains each day! Happiest of holidays to you two!

  290. Natalie S on said:

    I received a very nice set of kitchen knives a few years ago for Christmas which I still use today!

  291. Beth from witandtea.wordpress.com on said:

    my favorite kitchen gift was a set of my great grandmother’s mixing bowls that my mother saved for me. they’re a robin’s egg blue color and I absolutely adore them!

  292. Jackie B. on said:

    Best gift I received for Christmas was a tofu press! I had wanted one for sooo long! :-)

  293. Wren on said:

    I love my KitchenAid food processor so very much! More so than my KitchenAid stand mixer which everyone else seems to love.

  294. Leah on said:

    The best kitchen gift I gave was a Kitchen Aid mixer to my daughter for her birthday. I personally love all my OXO gadgets and storage containers.

  295. maddie on said:

    By far the best kitchen-related gift I’ve ever received wasn’t actually even a gift, but a loaner from my mom (the best cook I know). She loaned me her red-and-white checkered cooking apron for the summer when I lived (and cooked) on my own for three months. I’m 20 and it was my first time really having to cook for myself, but every time I did I wore her apron and felt like a total pro (even though some of my meals were disastrous).

  296. Heather McG on said:

    My Favorite item has to be my food processor! I use it almost every other day and more during the summer when I am constantly making hummus.

  297. Jennifer on said:

    A colander with a star pattern for my friend. She told me her Grandmother had one when she was a little girl and it always reminded her of her Grandma.

  298. Kaylee from life-chasers.com on said:

    It’s a strong tie between the 15in cast iron skillet from my sister or the copper measuring cups and spoons from my husband. Both made me ecstatic!

  299. Adele on said:

    It is so difficult to pick a favorite but I guess the immersion blender I received a few years ago for Christmas is something I use constantly, in fact so much my blender rarely get used any longer.
    Thank you for this opportunity to win and I would love to have this QOOQ, since I don’t use my I pad for cooking, being afraid to getting splatters on it.

  300. Sue on said:

    A supoon, from Dream Farm in Australia. Best spoon / scraper / stirrer ever!

  301. Pierre on said:

    I got a food processor from my brother a few years ago. It wasn’t great quality, entry level machine, but it’s still working and has been super useful for all kinds of dishes.

  302. Christina on said:

    I got my mom an air pop popcorn maker for christmas. So much better than microwavable popcorn.

  303. Maya on said:

    I received a slow cooker this Christmas! Not the most exciting but I’m super happy to have it :)

  304. Coop from thecraftingcoop.com on said:

    My favorite cooking gift was the Giada de Laurentiis stainless steel pots and pans set my boyfriend bought for me when I moved into my house. They are so amazing!

  305. Katie on said:

    I received a Cuisinart, and I could not be more excited about it. I often dog-ear or bookmark your recipes that require a food processor and save them for when I visit friends and families with a wider range of countertop appliances. My life in the kitchen starts now!

  306. Heidi on said:

    I’d have to say the best gift we gave ourselves is our digital kitchen scale. Another favorite is the pizza stone…amazing how often we use both of these items.
    I am so happy to have basically stumbled upon your website! I love it.

  307. Kelly from getsmeeverytime.com on said:

    Santa just brought my husband and I a new keurig. We both are always in a rush to get out the door in the AM, so it is going to be a timesaver!

  308. Megan on said:

    Grandma Cherry’s cookie recipes, and her cherry dishes to serve them on. Yum!

  309. jamie on said:

    as unglamourous as it seems, I loved the potato ricer I got. I find that I use it most for de-liquiding frozen spinach for dips & recipes

  310. Stefanie Gladden on said:

    my ktichenaid mixer is definitely my favorite kitchen gift!

  311. meg from liquidsunshineak.com on said:

    My favorite gift this year was my food processor!!!
    This looks like a handy little gadget…lets hope I win – fingers crossed!

  312. Jess Sokolow on said:

    A pasta maker straight (from Sur La Table, actually)! Making butternut squash pasta ask I write this!

  313. mira on said:

    My Vita-mix, without a doubt!

  314. MaryB on said:

    What a fantastic giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite kitchen item I gave this year was a heavy cast iron skillet and a cast iron cooking cookbook to my nephew and his wife. They loved it!

  315. Alexandra on said:

    I absolutely love my Blendtec blender that my Dad gave me for my birthday a couple years ago. It’s made getting through grad school so much easier…and healthier!

  316. Aly on said:

    I gave my friends gift baskets with microplanes and things to use on it – nutmeg, brick of dark chocolate, Parmesan.

  317. I love my Cuisinart stick blender – I use it to make soups and soaps and sauces. My favorite gift I gave was a Jonathan’s cherry lazy spoon. I bought one a couple years ago, and I love it. Happy 2014!!!

  318. Anna on said:

    I love my hand immersion blender I just got. Can make soups faster and not clean a blender.

  319. Dawn on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift was a Vitamix. Thank you for this giveaway! Happy New Year!

  320. Lauren on said:

    I had secretly been coveting a mandoline for years, so it was a wonderful surprise when my stepmother gave me one out of the blue one day!

  321. Marni Rogers on said:

    this year I received a single serve blender from a secret santa at work. It is my first and it’s great for making yummy smoothies.

  322. Lisa on said:

    My Kitchen Aid mixer!

  323. Amy on said:

    Cookbook of my family’s recipies through the generations. ♡

  324. Susan Munore on said:

    My favorite gift was a cooking class including a night’s stay @ a B & B in the Napa Valley from my wonderful husband. It was the beginning of a mutually enjoyable, ever-widening adventure into all things “foodie!”

  325. I got a George Foreman grill and it has been so awesome to use. Thanks for the giveaway!

  326. C Davis on said:

    I received quite a few kitchen items this year, but my favorite is the NutriBullet. I like that the fiber isn’t wasted.

  327. Lisa Gonzalez on said:

    I got a baking set and cookie cutters from a co-worker in the office gift exchange. I am just learning to bake so didn’t even have a cookie sheet. We used to make biscuits and cookies on the underside of our one pyrex 9×13. I’ve baking like crazy.

  328. Carolsue on said:

    This would be my favorite kitchen gift by far if I win, but I guess other than that my favorite was my food processor. I use it all the time.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  329. Marika on said:

    I received a Zojirushi water boiler and warmer and it’s amazing!!! I can have tea and hot cocoa any time now.

  330. Amanda on said:

    Wow…. This is so hard! I think my favorite kitchen gadgets are: my VitaMix, my Breville immersion blender, my Nespresso machine, my micro planer, my juicer, and my cherry pitter. I have given myself all of my favorite gadgets, and when the time is right, I will give these same items as gifts. I have to wait for a wedding or big occasion for some of the pricier items.

  331. Julie from savvyeat.com on said:

    My favorite Christmas kitchen gift is the salt and pepper mill my granpa carved for me!

  332. Linda Knight on said:

    I have 2. My Kitchen-Aid mixer and Pressure Cooking. Love them both!

  333. brendan joyce on said:

    magic bullet. cashew cream all the time now.

  334. Maria I N on said:

    Im a pastry chef and have most of the gadgets that I need, but yesterday my best friend gave me a late Christmas gift that I absolutely loved…homemade swedish crackers in a cute box and her own taco spice in a masonjar..Couldn’t ask for a better & more thoughtfull gift❤️

  335. My favorite gift to give is anything home baked, especially cookies :+)

  336. Paige C on said:

    A tortilla press

  337. Krista on said:

    My grandpa carved a wooden recipe card holder for me.

  338. poopsie on said:

    I’d love this electronic gadget. Instant read meat thermometer. I feel like the “big guys” with this new thingie.
    poopsie in sonoma

  339. Darcee on said:

    My fave to receive was this year….a 6 qt KitchenAid mixer!!! I’ve had my eye on one for a long time, but have never been able to justify the cost when I’m raising 3 kids on my own. My parents and grandmother gave it to me. I’m in love

  340. shani on said:

    the best kitchen gift was my food processor. i use that thing multiple times a week!

  341. Tynesia Evans on said:

    Happiest Holidays! My favorite gift was a gift I gifted myself (whew-what a riddle), it was my Vitamix; I talked myself out of it’s value for many years and then once on a gift-bingeing whim I bought one. I. Love. It. I’m vegan and knowing that I could prepare veggies and fruits without over-cooking them and easily preserving their vital nutrients and enzymes (in the laziest way possible lol) has been the best gift ever! Here’s to lazy healthy living.

  342. Jules on said:

    My food processor hands down! Thank you for the generous giveaway :)

  343. Nicki on said:

    While I love baking, my husband is the chef in our house.

    He uses the most basic of tools and manages to create these fantastic meals day in, day out.

    Each Christmas we try to buy something for the house and something special for each other and last year he bought me a beautiful set of Mikasa dishes. Every time I set the table – and we have these big elaborate family dinners on a regular basis, I smile with pleasure and thank him once more for these dishes. They just give me such pleasure.

    So, for Christmas this year I wanted to return the favor. Dishes wouldn’t have done it for him, I buy him a new saute pan every year, so that wouldn’t have done it, I was a little stymied, until I took a good look at our knives and just knew that was it. I talked to my nephew about which knives were best and armed with this knowledge I went down to the local restaurant supply store and found him a beauty. It was a Wustof chefs knife that he fell absolutely in love with.

    I hope he has a little flutter of pleasure each time he uses it, just as I do when I set the table with my beautiful dishes.

  344. Christy on said:

    Favorite kitchen gadget? My new percolator … a cup of coffee is the perfect company while experimenting in the kitchen. Thanks!

  345. Dominique Rugenstein on said:

    My Vitamix has been used every day since receiving it as a gift from my husband. We use it make smoothies, sauces, salsa, soups,dips, and the list goes on…. Love it.

  346. Nicole on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift I’ve given is a copy of Jerusalem, with a huge selection of the most common spices and ingredients used in the book. I gave it to my sister-in-law, who went to Jerusalem after graduating from college, and who always talks about how great the food was.

  347. Katie on said:

    I would have to say my fabulous food processor!!

  348. Eileen on said:

    I started a tradition a few years ago of baking cookies for friends and family at Christmas. It all started with a vintage Betty Crocker cookies cookbook and has grown into a days long science experiment that takes over the entire kitchen. I send little packages across the country, and in turn, I feel closer to those I can’t be with (though the friends and family I am with still get plenty!). This year, my mom bought me two Silpats before the baking extravaganza, and those little miracles made cookie baking ten times easier.

    I’ve loved reading everyone else’s favorites too! I’m compiling a wishlist for next year.

  349. I have two favorite kitchen gifts, my Dutch oven and the butchers block cutting board.

  350. Del Lancaster on said:

    My extended family and I live in New Orleans, and we all lost our homes due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We were all together that Christmas, and I knew I wanted to make something special. We had all lost our cookbooks, so I made a new family original amateur cookbook, beginning with our grandmother’s recipes, which I pretty much knew by heart, and included our traditional holiday and week-day recipes. I had found some photos that were still in good shape so those were included also as well as my welcome page to everyone. It was a real effort to get the books ready by December, but everything worked! And, each of our families were thrilled to receive this special gift. By the way, we all use the book on a regular basis even though we have all acquired new cookbooks.

  351. Caroline on said:

    I got a food processor!

  352. cathy on said:

    I received pots and pans for Christmas – they are awesome

  353. Heidi from misoginger.com on said:

    A beautiful Le Creuset Dutch oven that I will use often!

  354. Cassandra from kasandobosco.blogspot.com on said:

    I received the “How to cook everything – Vegetarian” cookbook for christmas and I can’t wait to test out everything =)

  355. I received a new Le Creuset for Christmas this year and I can’t wait to make a few roasts and soups this winter!

  356. jf on said:

    I got a kitchenaid mixer for christmas and I cannot wait to make bread with it!

  357. Kelly G. on said:

    My kitchen aid mixer from my wonderful boyfriend :)

  358. abby on said:

    my favorite gift was my kitchen aid mixer a few years back. love it!

  359. Jen on said:

    I was lucky enough to receive a whole stack of cookbooks this Christmas, super jazzed to start the New Year off with a cooking marathon!

  360. Michelle on said:

    That’s a hard question! Probably my food processor. Birthday gift from my parents. I was so surprised! Thanks for the giveaway:)

  361. julianne on said:

    it’s a toss up between my knife block set or my “america’s test kitchen cooking school” cookbook. super excited about both!

    fantastic giveaway! thanks for the opportunity! :D

  362. Kristen G. on said:

    We found a brand new Vitamix blender at a garage sale for $25. Best steal ever!

  363. Kristina on said:

    My husband got me the pasta attachments for my KitchenAid stand mixer…can’t wait to make up a big batch of fresh pasta this weekend!

    Oh, and this tablet would be amazing…I can’t tell you how much food I get on my laptop, iPhone, and tablet while I’m working in the kitchen…

  364. Ashley Outland on said:

    This year, I received my first Crockpot and I am soooo excited to use it!
    What a wonderful giveaway! I would very much LOVE to win!!!
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  365. JLD on said:

    I love love love my Kitchen-Aid mixer, a wedding gift that gets lots and lots of use!

  366. Gillian on said:

    I’ve received a lot of great kitchen presents over the past couple of years–a blender, a food processor, and a crock pot; but I think receiving a new set of pots, including a large stock pot, and pans has been the best. No more splitting soup recipes into different smaller pots!

  367. Rachel on said:

    When I got my first real apartment I received a spice rack full off all the spices I used most. A wonderful gift for someone setting up a new kitchen, I never could have afforded to get them all at once!

  368. Maricela Lopez on said:

    My husband gave me a very nice coffeemaker since I was working two jobs, he knew I needed it :D I gave my sister a dutch oven and breadmaker. She cooks me some delicious meals! jk :D

  369. Kristen B on said:

    I just got a chemex from my mother-in-law and I love it!

  370. Kristen on said:

    I love giving microplane graters – they are relatively inexpensive and make a huge difference!

  371. Meera on said:

    My pressure cooker- it was my Indian mother’s, and her mother’s, before it was mine.

  372. Angela on said:

    I received a small bag of truffle salt from my mom and have eaten a bowl of popcorn every day since Christmas! Okay, a minimum of one bowl….

  373. Jillian on said:

    My favorite kitchen-y gift would have to be my juicer that I was given a couple years ago. I love creating a variety of taste profiles and all the while feeling so healthy and energized! I don’t have many family members or cooking friends to give kitchen gifts to….instead they gift homemade canned and baked goods made with love from my kitchen:)

  374. Crystal Hendrix on said:

    I recently received my first French press. There’s something lovely about this way of preparing coffee. Can’t wait to use it! :)

  375. Katie R on said:

    I think it’s a tie between my Vitamix and my Cuisinart 14c Food Processor! Although this tablet might be my new fave if I win it!

  376. Kamryn on said:

    I really do love everything in my kitchen, but the one thing (which might sound strange to some) is my wooden spoon that I have. I was having a bad day one time with work/family/the usual and i walked to the Sur La Table that is down the street from me and told myself i would only buy one thing… I chose the most perfect wooden spoon. It’s been a year and i still think it the best think in my kitchen even with having some cook gadgets.

  377. Liz on said:

    I received a hand-me-down rotisserie cooker. I never would have purchased one for myself, but I’m excited to see what kind of creations will come out of it. It even has a veggie basket!

  378. Stacia on said:

    A Microplane zester. Good for so many things!

  379. Jesse Hermiller on said:

    my aunts and my mother spend all day on the 23rd making homemade tamales for our family. Its my most favorite thing because I only get them at Christmas and no matter how hard I try to ration them they are always gone before the new year starts…and this year was no exception!lol

  380. Christine P on said:

    I gave my mom a KitchenAid Stand Mixer – now I have more reason to go to her house for baking until I take the plunge and get one for myself!

  381. Lacey on said:

    I received a lot of kitchen stuff this year, my favorite may be my cast iron skillet. Can’t wait to use it!

  382. ninneke on said:

    My favorite kitchen thing was not given to me, I stole it at a white elephant party. It’s a fancy santa apron :-)

  383. Celeste on said:

    Definitely my KitchenAid stand mixer… received as a gift years ago and use it at least twice a week! Love it!

  384. Danielle from danielledeskins.blogspot.com on said:

    I didn’t really get a gadget but I did receive one of my favorite extracts, almond, in my stocking. Love that flavor!

  385. Linda on said:

    A set of ramekins so I can make all the soufflés my little heart desires!

  386. Layne on said:

    Gotta love my Vitamix.

  387. I just received a pressure cooker this year, which I’m excited to play with. I love all new kitchen gadgets. :)

  388. Colleen B. on said:

    Finally got a kitchenaid mixer!! I cannot wait to use it! this is a fantastic giveaway. My iphone gets covered in so much gook while I try to cook and read tiny recipes at the same time! :D

  389. Martha B on said:

    My friend that is the best cook gave me an awesome Wusthof knife a few years ago and that has been the best tool in the kitchen by far. It’s part of my family now!

  390. Susan Reiners on said:

    Our 1830 NH farmhouse was an inn in the 1930s, and when I bought it, it still was equipped with an up-to-the-minute 1930 cast iron Garland gas range. It has no thermostat, the ovens were rusting from the inside out, and it weighs so much it is sinking the kitchen floor. I’ve loved it for more than 30 years, but this year I got a much smaller, self-cleaning (!), thermostatically equipped gas range. Yippee!

  391. jan on said:

    This year I gave my newly married daughter and her husband a blendtec blender for Christmas. My daughter was so happy she started crying. They both said “BEST gift ever!” made my Christmas.

  392. Leslie on said:

    My mom gave me a Cuisinart food processor more than 30 years ago, with the extra box of discs, and it’s still going strong!

  393. tracy on said:

    I gave my mom an immersion blender a couple of years ago, along with recipes for soup and homemade tomato sauce. She didn’t think she’d use it, but it changed her life!

  394. Claire L from justblitherblather.wordpress.com on said:

    I got a peeler that acts like a mini spiralizer. It’s wicked sharp and works great!

  395. Brandon from brandonkendallphotography.com on said:

    A few years ago I gifted my girlfriend a Le Creuset French Oven. The thing weighs about 25 pounds and nearly tore through the bottom of the wrapped box when she tried to lift it. She uses it several times a week and she spoils me by making carmel corn from scratch.

  396. Bonnie from suddenlyseekingbuddha.com on said:

    My favorite kitchen gift this year was a potato ricer, so that I can now make my grandmother’s homemade gnocchi the way she did. :)

  397. Dee on said:

    My favorite gift is a reproduction turkey oven roaster that is placed in front of the fireplace to cook the turkey. Creates great conversation and produces the most delicious turkey.

  398. Aubri on said:

    My favorite Christmas gift ever received was my KitchenAid stand mixer! The best.