Thursday, April 4, 2013

I Feel Like a Real Cook Now with My Good Cook Nonstick Cutlery (Review & #Giveaway)

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How was your Easter?  We had a blast at our house this year.  Unlike last year, Savannah is no longer afraid of the Easter Bunny, whom she calls Harry the Bunny (thanks to the show on BabyTV), and would wave to each and every bunny she saw at the malls, in stores and at local Easter Hunts.  And, whenever she could, she would run over to the Easter bunny and give him a great big hug.  Here is a photo I took of her giving "Harry the Bunny" a hug this past weekend, prior to an egg hunt.

When we were out and about at egg hunts, decorating Easter eggs and cookies, and doing last minute Easter dinner shopping, I was in the kitchen trying out my new set of nonstick cutlery from good cook.  I recently became a Good Cook Kitchen Expert, which brings along many perks, including product samples, the opportunity to offer my readers giveaways (scroll down for your chance to win this 6 piece knife set valued at $124; and, don't forget to enter my other good cook giveaway going on now here --  

I don't know about you, but whenever Christmas, my birthday and Mother's Day rolls around, I am always excited to receive new kitchen gadgets to try out.  I guess I am a grown up, as I never would have said that back in my early 20's. :-)  But, back then, I also had a hand-me-down block knife set, with mismatched knives.  And, as I moved from my college apartment to my first condo, a few knives went missing.  Never thinking much of it, I did not replace them, or buy a new knife set.  It was not until I got married to my husband, that a wedding guest bought us a nice wooden block knife set to replace our outdated, dull set that I brought with us to our new house.  At first, I had no idea to do with all the knives, as I was used to just using the steak knife and scissors to cut chicken and fat from meats.  If you had asked me years ago what each knife in the block set I had was for, I couldn't have told you.  And, if you looked at half of the knives, they still looked brand new, as I never used them. :-)  But, like in college, over the years knives went missing, and the block set finally was thrown out to make room on the counter for more kitchen appliances.  This left me with a need to buy more knives.  Flash forward 10 years and if you came to visit me, you would now see my colorful set of nonstick cutlery from good cook in my kitchen drawer.

Just look these beauties --

  • "These nonstick-coated knives come in inviting colors for ready access the bright coding signals that purple is for sandwiches, green is for paring, etc. 
  • The serrated blades are crafted from high-carbon steel, which stays sharp through regular use.   
  • The nonstick coating prevents crumbs from sticking.   
  • Each knife includes a safety sheath to help protect the blade and allow for safe storage. 
  • The soft-grip, ergonomic handle fits comfortably in the hand and provides better control when slicing and when hands are wet."

#18806 Yellow Nonstick Bread Knife - 7-inch blade, retails for $29.99.
#18802 Orange Nonstick Santoku Knife - 5-inch blade, retails for $18.99.
#18805 Purple Nonstick Sandwich Knife -- 5-inch blade, retails for $19.99.
#18808 Blue Nonstick Chef Knife -- 5-inch blade, retails for $24.99.
#18804 Green Nonstick Paring Knife -- 4-inch blade, retails for $14.99.
#18803 Red Nonstick Utility Knife -- 5- inch blade, retails for only $15.69

Safety Note: Although every knife in this collection comes with its own fitted safety sheath, these products are not kids-in-the-kitchen friendly because they are very sharp. Please keep out of reach of children.

And, now, as a more seasoned cook, I can now tell you about each knife and what they are used for.  :-)  Whenever I get the chance, I love being able to spend a few hours in the kitchen, trying out new recipes, using these new nonstick knives to create delectable treats for my family to enjoy.  This Easter, dinner was at my house, so I had an excuse to get in the kitchen, roll up my sleeves and get slicing with these good cook nonstick knives.  Whenever guests would walk past the kitchen and see me dicing or chopping away, they would stop and comment on the vibrant colors of the knives.  A few people even came in and wanted to give the knives a go.  Of those who tried out these new knives, they all agreed that they were durable, easy to hold, and cut amazingly well.  I even overhead a friend telling her husband that she would like a set for Mother's Day! :-)

Out of the six knives I was sent to review, I have to say that my favorite was the cherry-red nonstick utility knife with a 5-inch blade.  This little knife works wonders on cutting almost everything.  From slicing tomatoes and cucumbers for the salad, to cutting up fresh fruit for the girls to snack on, I am always finding myself reaching for this knife.  And, when not in use, this and the other five knives fit snugly away in their own color-coded knife sheath, to protect you from cutting yourself, if you store these knives in the kitchen drawer like I do, as well as keep them from getting dull.

My dad, on the other hand, was a fan of the Yellow Nonstick Bread Knife, 7” blade, as he is the designated bread cutter at my dinners.  Here is a great recipe for bread that I recently found on Pinterest and tried at our Easter Dinner.  With only 2 ingredients, it was a cinch to whip up, and tasted delicious, warm out of the oven. Mmm, I am getting hungry just thinking about it. :-)

2 ingredient pizza dough 

2-ingredient pizza dough recipe

This fast and easy pizza dough is perfect for when you don't have time to wait for dough to prove or to play around with yeast.


  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 cup of Greek or natural yoghurt
  • Extra flour for dusting the board


In a bowl, combine the flour and yoghurt and bring together to form a ball.
Turn out onto a floured board to knead and roll.
Knead for 5-8 minutes. Roll into a pizza shape and add toppings.


  • This quantity is suitable for one pizza. This makes a great base that you can use for so many other things such as cheese and bacon scrolls and garlic bread.
  • If the dough seems a little wet when you mix it, just add a sprinkling more flour. The more you knead it the better it comes together.
  •  I thought in the beginning that there was no way this will work but as I kneaded it, the dough became pliable and stretchy.
 Source: This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, Australia's best recipe finder.

So, if you are ready to advance to more adult/professional knives like I finally was, why not pick up the six piece nonstick cutlery set from good cook?  You will find that these six knives will be the only knives you need in your kitchen. And, if the knives don't get you excited about wanting to get in the kitchen and try out new recipes with these knives, the bold colors will. ;-) 

--Save 30% Now on These Knives and Other Products Ordered at

Inspired by Savannah readers can save an additional 30% off each of these knives, as well as their entire order at with promo code: NONSTICK. Offer valid through April 15, 2013. So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to good cook today and place your order. :-)


Thanks to the folks at good cook, one lucky reader will win a set of nonstick cutlery (value, $125).  To enter this giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!  And, don't forget about the upcoming good good touch treasure hunt, beginning on April 13th, where you can win some amazing prizes.  Stay tuned to my blog for more news and giveaways! :-)

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Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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