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post #1 of 18
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Starting this month ChefTalk and Mad Cow Cutlery will be giving away a set of three knives from  Forschner.

 

The set features an 8” chef knife, 5” semi-stiff boning knife, and a 3.5” paring knife.  The knives are fully forged in Solingen, Germany and feature a full tang and impact resistant polymer handles that are attached to the tang with rivets. MSRP: $211.60.  Victorinox is ending the Forschner line completely and once all the Forschner products are sold, the brand will be ended.  Currently, there are no new Forschner branded knives being produced.  MadCowCutlery.com stocked up on the Forschner forged knives and you can win a set if you enter the contest. See below how to win these knifes.

 
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Tell Me, How Do I Win?????

In an effort to keep the momentum going with our community reviews (63 submitted last month. Thank you.) we want you to take a minute and write a review of your favorite kitchen product (knife, bread maker, coffee maker, peeler, whatever you want to review). Reviews need not be lengthy, but they must clearly state why you like (or dislike) the product and why you would (or would not) recommend it. Every time you write a review your username will be put into the drawing. The more reviews you write the more you increase your chances of winning. See official rules below.
 
If you are not sure of how to write a review on ChefTalk then please review this tutorial on Writing Reviews
 
 
 
Official Rules:
  • Reviews should be no less than 5-7 sentences in length. Write your review as if you were writing it for a friend so that they would know why you think they should purchase the product you are reviewing.
  • Each review must be your own writing.
  • You cannot re-use the same text for one review on another review. Each review must be unique.
  • You must include pros and cons with your review.
  • You must include an overall star rating with your review.
  • Because of shipping costs the contest is only open to U.S. community members.
 
At the end of the month one winner will be chosen randomly from all the usernames of those that wrote reviews. The winner will be notified the first of October. And if you don't win, don't worry you will have plenty of chances to win as we will be giving away prizes for reviews each month so stay tuned.
Thanks,

Nicko 
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Nicko 
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post #2 of 18

Well I would have joined in the fun except that I live in Australia and therefor can't win the knives. Not a real good idea you blokes. Shipping costs to Oz ex USA are negligible. You could at least offer ex US contestants the opportunity of paying the freight if they win. I thought this was an international web site.

Think about it folks!

 

Regards, John

 

PS: I want to review a knife set that is NOT in your lists of brands. How do I go about that? Please advise. 

post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 

I wish we could open it up to outside the states but the last time we did the shipping costs really got us. Three winners in our photo gallery contest were out of the us. One in Australia, one in Egypt, and one in China. Unfortunately we just don't have the resources to cover that.

Thanks,

Nicko 
ChefTalk.com Founder
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
Bacon (I made)
(26 photos)
Thanks,

Nicko 
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All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
Bacon (I made)
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post #4 of 18

Two things. What about my suggestion about giving the ex US winner the chance to pay freight? I thought it was interesting that in the example you gave 2 out of 3 winners were ex US. How much are you missing out on I wonder.

 

And you didn't tell me how to do a review for knives that weren't in your brand lists.

 

Regards, John


Edited by JohnMich - 9/2/10 at 5:11pm
post #5 of 18

John,

 

Let me help Nicko out.  You cannot review a knife which isn't on the list.  The forum software will not produce a review form for an item which isn't listed.  You may, however, enter the knife on the list.  Once entered, you may review.

 

To do this, click the "Review" tab on top of any CT page.  You will be transported to... wait for it... the review section.  Choose the appropriate classification -- which will be a link -- for the object you wish to review.  Assuming you pick, "chef's knives" in the "cutlery" section, left click on the appropriate link. 

 

You'll get a page with a long column of reviews, but there's a list of manufacturers on the left.  Search through the list, and if you see the manufacturer, left click on the box by the name, and search for the particular knife. 

 

If you can't find the particular knife or the manufacturer, navigate back to the "Chef's Knife" page, and look just below and to the right of the "Chef's Knife" title, just above the first review and on the right side of the column.  You'll see an "Add Item" button.  Click on that, and follow the instructions and fill in the blanks.  In no time you'll have added whatever it is you want to review.

 

It's easier than it sounds.

 

I didn't win the knives either.  Bummer.

 

BDL


Edited by boar_d_laze - 9/2/10 at 7:31pm
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post #6 of 18

Throwing my hat into the ring this time.

post #7 of 18

my Favorite machine is the blentec blender. it makes smoothies with greens and other veggies a blast.  It also purees a sauce till fine with minimal passes through a chinois.  It is like the vita mix, but like it better as the sides are angled so the mix slides down to the bottom.

 

Has different blend times for different uses. the "grain grind" is amazing. 

 

Overall a great kitchen tool for small volume fussy dishes...

post #8 of 18

On a whim, mostly because I'm tired of my beloved using the knives as her personal toolbox around the house, (Once saw her using the handle of a nice knife to drive a tack in the wall to hang a picture,)  I put away my "good" knives, and picked up a set of Paula Deen's. I got the three piece set, which came with an 8" chef's knife, a 6" utility knife and a nice little parer. I opted for the black handled set... couldn't quite bring myself to buy the red ones. Full tang, nice bolster, and they have a "professional look" about them. I figured the little woman would love them. Surprise surprise... I do too! They're the ones I've been using at home every day now for weeks! The blades hold a nice edge- they come very sharp and stay that way. The handles have a nice ergonomic design... at least, it's ergonomic to my big hands. They're well balanced, and have just enough heft to let you know you have the thing in your hand but light enough to work without getting tired. Nice! And best of all, with a price tag for the set coming in at about twenty bucks, if I should catch the Tiny Blonde using them to tune up her car or tear up the walkway or whatever else her mind lets her thing a kitchen knife would be a good tool for, I won't freak out.

  I was surprised... I actually like these. Good buy!

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."
Hunter S. Thompson
"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."
Hunter S. Thompson
post #9 of 18

Ok... having been so pleased with the Paula Deen knives I got, I was happy when shortly afterward, a friend at Church gave me the Rachel Ray three piece set. It was a different experience. The handles- day-glo-orange, naturally, are too soft for my hands, I don't feel like I can "feel" my cuts. The wide blade of the 6 inch santoku is too big for some jobs, too small for others, and I haven't fuind anything "just right." The blades are surprisingly thin and light- but I like a little weight to a knife. I do like the cut outs, or "dimples" in the blade... they do keep most of what you're cutting from sticking to the blade. I don't like the utility knife, which is serrated, and the parer feels way too light for me. On the other hand, the blades ARE quite sharp, and though I haven't used them enough to say conclusively that they hold an edge, for household use they seem to stand up OK so far. I did like the little plastic case they come in, with magnets to hold them in place. But... if your favorite part of a knife set is the packaging, that's hardly a ringing endorsement.

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."
Hunter S. Thompson
"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."
Hunter S. Thompson
post #10 of 18

Another contest in which many CT members are unaware of the rule: 

 

THE REVIEW MUST BE ENTERED IN THE REVIEW SECTION!!!  NOT HERE IN THIS THREAD!!!

 

BDL

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post #11 of 18

Are contestants Canada an exception for the shipping costs?

post #12 of 18

I'm going to jump in this time too and in the off chance that I do win, I will happily help with shipping as I'm in Southern Ontario, Canada. 

OK ... where am I going?.. and WHY am I in this handbasket??
OK ... where am I going?.. and WHY am I in this handbasket??
post #13 of 18

Nice knives! maybe ill get lucky and snag em!
 

post #14 of 18

I am happy to announce that I won the knives.  Thanks for participating!

post #15 of 18

First of all i am given my intro I am ronnie from Sydney. I am professional cateres in Catering Company in Sydney. Join this forum for Sharing my experience with all. I want to join this contest can you please give me brif about the rules and regulation about this contest.

post #16 of 18

Did I win? 

post #17 of 18

Hi , i recently borrow a set of Forschner knives from one of my friends , and i love them . I love the quality of the metal , and how easy they are to sharpen ,. I like the handles  and that their not super heavy knives.

I will love to get a set of them !!!!!!!!

Forschner knives ROcks

post #18 of 18
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Thanks,

Nicko 
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All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
Bacon (I made)
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Thanks,

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All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
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Bacon (I made)
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