Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hampton Forge Review and Giveaway

If you cook a lot like me, you appreciate having kitchen items that are top notch and produce great results. I believe that quality food starts with quality tools. It's frustrating to use dull tools that hurt your food, rather than help it. Make sure that you have the sharpest knives to slice, dice, and chop the ingredients needed in your dishes.



Hampton Forge is passionate about enhancing dining and entertaining by creating flatware, cutlery and accessories of artistic excellence, material quality and value. They produce gorgeous flatware in styles that will please everyone. Their knives are sharp, quality made, and long lasting. If you're looking to update your kitchen, Hampton Forge is your go-to brand.

I received the opportunity to review three Hampton Forge printed paring knives, I was looking forward to it. I use paring knives to peel fruits and veggies, and also to chop small items. A paring knife should be an essential item in everyone's kitchen.


What I like most about these knives is that they are perfect to use for the rest of the summer. Each knife features a summer fruit; red tomatoes, green apples, and citrus oranges. They are very cute. The colors on the knives are bright and they are full of personality. I've always had plain black paring knives, so I welcome anything to bring color and fun to my kitchen and meal prep.

The knives are very sharp and worked effortlessly to help me chop a small piece of garlic and cut up an orange. Of course I used the orange knife on the orange! The knives are fairly large and the handle is long and comfortable to hold and grip while using them. The dishwasher-safe and high-grade stainless steel shell non-stick coating offers ease in meal preparation safety, with its matching blade guards that maintain product sharpness while in storage. The knives also come with a 30-year warranty. If you have small children around, the blade guards are the perfect way to keep curious hands away from sharp objects.

I'm very satisfied with the knives so far. They would make a great gift for a college student or someone who just moved into a new apartment or house. Why not help in bringing fun to someone's kitchen?

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win a 6 piece printed paring knife set (3 knives and 3 blade guards) from Hampton Forge.

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Winner will be chosen on September 4th, 2012 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
Disclaimer-
I was provided a product in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.
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288 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm the first one to comment? I need new paring knives because my son left mine outside "playing in the dirt" with it and it rusted and is in awful shape!
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  7. I need new paring knives, because mine are so dull, I would have better luck cutting up something with a spoon.
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  10. I need these knives for my new kitchen, new knives, new kitchen what could be better. Also mine are getting dull so nice sharp ones would be fantastic. loriagalbraith at gmail dot com

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  11. I'd like to win because I actually don't have any paring knives. I use a big chef's knife and its not the easiest on small things.

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  27. I need knew paring knives because mine are rusted and really cheaply made
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  28. Honestly, I received a set of ceramic knives for mother's day and I have a family that can't seem to grasp that they really are ceramic. You just can't cut into bone with them. So, yes ... it so happens I really do need paring knives and these are so cute.

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  51. They are so pretty and novel.
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  102. Sarah Hall - hall490@comcast.netAugust 29, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    My paring knives are so dull that its more like hacking instead of cutting. I would love to have some new ones.

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  103. I don't even own a paring knife. I lost mine and have been making do with a steak knife.
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  110. we don't have any specialty knives just steak knives and butter knives so this would be a great help

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  135. My knives are crazy terrible. I just don't feel like buying new knives at this time so I'm jsut deal with it. But it's becoming a problem. lol.

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  164. My paring knives keep disappearing!

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  165. I really need new paring knives because the one's that I have are very dull and hardly cut anything.

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  180. I have one dull and boring paring knife, with three my girls and I could cook together

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