Cutting with my Chicago Cutlery Knives!

A few weeks ago I announced that I was a Chicago Cutlery Ambassador and I have been fortunate to try out three of their knives. Now I will say I haven’t used them too much yet because I have been nervous on using “real” knives as I call them (our previous knives were dull and old.) I am definitely practicing though this week and after attending a media event at The Chopping Block here in Chicago with Chicago Cutlery (post to come) I have so much more confidence!

I will say I am loving them for cutting vegetables right now. It is amazing how easy and quickly I can cut up veggies with a real knife! I also want to add that my veggies have nice clean cuts now as opposed to jagged edges from my old dull knives. I think what is really the first step to using knives properly is to hold them the right way, which I learned I was not. Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives make it so easy because they have an innovative grip that guides your hand for the best position to cut. The mistake I was making was putting my finger on the top of the knife, but actually you want them positioned on the sides for a good grip and control. I also learned the knives are made with “ultra sharp, Japanese blades” to improve the cutting expierence, and yes they are sharp! As far as weight goes they are a little heavier than what I’m used to, but they slice through my food so smoothly and without a lot of pressure. I am also getting used to rocking the knife back and forth to dice through my vegetables.

Using Parer to cut strawberries:

Dicing onions with a Chef’s Knife:

Blade and Handle are one (no handle to interfere with holding):

Wrong way to hold a knife:

Right way to hold knife (hold on sides but not too tight):

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  1. cut up some meat to cook up with vegetables.

  2. Allison Greene says:

    I would cut up some meats, probably chicken

  3. JenniferB says:

    I would cut apples

  4. Thanks for the giveaway… green bell peppers.

  5. Leah Shumack says:

    Chicken for quesadillas

  6. heather c says:

    Probably a cucumber. Mmmmm, a cucumber…

  7. jessica schueler says:

    Probably chicken

  8. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I’d probably use it to cut up onions first since that is what I probably cut up with my chef’s knife most often.

  9. Penny B W says:

    I would cut up some apples to eat with peanut butter and granola! Yum!

  10. Onions! Onions and garlic go in nearly everything I cook!

  11. Richard Hicks says:

    would slice and dice some nice tomatoes

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  12. Fruits and Veggies

  13. juliette moire says:


  14. Dawn Reid says:

    I would cut up fresh veggies.

  15. Some veggies to make salsa.

  16. Probably chicken, we eat a lot of chicken

  17. Chicken

  18. rebecca day says:

    ii would use it to cut chicken

  19. cassandra (rab pom) says:

    I would cut up a nice salad! Yum 🙂

  20. Dorothy L Hubbard says:

    I would cut fruit, ie cantalope etc

  21. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I would cut veggies for a spaghetti sauce!

  22. I’d cut up veggies for stir fry.

  23. Lisa Brooks says:

    Apples for my hubby. =)

  24. I’d cut up some stir fry veggies

  25. I’d chop veggies

  26. kathy pease says:

    id use it to chop up veggies for my salads

  27. Kelly Britton says:

    I would cut lots of veggies for homemade vegetable soup!

  28. Chrissy Nestor says:


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  29. Kat Emerick says:

    I would use to cut vegetables and garlic.

  30. I’d cut potatoes.

  31. Angela Neynaber says:

    My zuchinni.

  32. Veggies for roasting

  33. Looks really great! Would love to cut some fruits and vegetables.

  34. susan smoaks says:

    i would cut up some fresh veggies for a stir fry!

  35. jeanne conner says:

    I would use this to cut apple slices

  36. Apples for apple pie!

  37. I would cut veggies for a salad – Thanks!1

  38. Fresh bread

  39. Lorrie Rodgers (pinklady705) says:

    I would use it to cut veggies.

  40. vikki Billings says:

    I would cut up some veggies to go into a beef stew

  41. Russell Moore says:

    onions, celery, and carrots for a pot of gumbo.

  42. I would cut tomatoes first.

  43. I’d cut onions!

  44. Gilbert S says:

    veggies for a salad

  45. Gilbert S says:

    veggies for a salad

  46. Some onions

  47. Jessica Rose says:

    I’d cut some carrots!

  48. My first cut with the Chicago Cutlery knife would be vegetables. We have fresh steamed vegetables almost every night for dinner. They would be so easy to prepare with a new knife. Thanks.

  49. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    veggies for stew
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  50. Michele Baron says:

    Onions and peppers

  51. I would cut potatoes first.

  52. Belinda Shaw says:

    I’d cut an onion

  53. Chicken, and veggies.

  54. I would be chopping up vegies for my spicy quiche. 🙂 Thank you.

  55. I chop veggies for my casseroles, stews, and roasts!

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  56. A potato – I hate how my current knives curve while cutting through potatoes

  57. Chrisitne says:

    I would like to use for fruits and veggies.
    Thanks for the chance!

  58. Hopefully my hubs will come home with some fresh venison this year, so slicing jerky would probably be my first task!

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  59. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I’d love to cut threw my fresh bread without squishing it.

  60. I’d cut veggies first and make some vegetable beef soup.

  61. i’d cut vegetables.

  62. Cindi Decker says:

    I’d cut up some fruit for my morning smoothie.

  63. Potatoes for a stew!

  64. Chicken breasts and peppers for Chicken and Basil stir fry.

  65. Probably potatoes!

  66. amberlyn johnson says:

    id cut onions

  67. I’d cut up some chicken.

  68. Jodi Kershuk says:

    Fruits and Veggies

  69. I would cut fruits and vegetables.

  70. all kinds of veggies for a chicken pot pie

  71. Shelley P says:

    I’d first use it for cutting potatoes and veggies.

  72. joanne major says:

    i would cut up a good steak

  73. cheryl bowman says:

    veggies to cook

  74. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I would probably cut potatoes first.

  75. Taryn Pasco says:

    I would cut up some chicken & veggies for homemade chicken noodle soup!:) These knives look amazing!!!

  76. Bridget Hopper says:

    I would use the knife on chicken

  77. Marie Leclerc says:

    I would dice some onioins

  78. Hi,

    The first thing I would cut up would be some carrots to put in my chicken noodle soup.

    Thanks for the Giveaway

  79. Stephanie L. says:

    Id make some amazing salads cutting up tomatoes and lettuce

  80. Brutus Duffy says:

    Probably onions and carrots.

  81. Peter Schott says:

    I’d use it to make fajitas

  82. Leslie Galloway says:

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  83. zarah robinson says:

    Well, your post made me want strawberries. So I think I would start there.

  84. mary fanara coleman says:

    I would see how it works on cutting up onions.

  85. Patricia Williams says:

    Veggies and beef for stir fry

  86. I’d cut up grilled chicken into strips. Thanks.

  87. Veggies for a salad

  88. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says:

    I would cut onions first with the Chicago Cutlery knives 🙂

  89. Rebecca Orr says:

    Tomatoes, cukes, and squash!!

  90. carrots, celery and potatoes for pot roast

  91. I’ve been starting to try out recipes (yes, I’m a really late bloomer!) and found that I really enjoy cooking and trying out new things…. my kids love it as well! (honestly, I think they were really tired of pasta!) I would love to cut up a chicken with these knives, I have some great new recipes to try!

  92. I would cut a steak first

  93. I would cut a steak first.

  94. I would carve up a raw chicken

  95. I would cut a rack of spareribs.

  96. Peppers and onions!

  97. crystle tellerday says:


  98. Chicken!

  99. I’d give this to my mom to cut her amazing raisin bread. Thanks for the chance to win

  100. Michelle Macaluso says:

    I would cut up fruit for a fruit salad.

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  101. Steak!

  102. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Onions, we eat a lot of them!

  103. I would slice veggies for a salad.

  104. I’d cut up a pork shoulder for carnitas.

  105. Some yummy stir fry vegetables.

  106. I’d cut some round steak up for some great fall beef stew!

  107. Steve Stone says:

    id cut up mushrooms and chicken for stir fry.

  108. I would cut up some vegetables!

  109. Squash and zucchini 🙂

  110. I would cut a chicken filet first

  111. I would cut up some veggies!

  112. amy beth marantino says:

    i would chop some cabbage to make cole slaw.

  113. I would use it to cut chicken for a stir fry!

  114. chicken is what I’d use this on

  115. carol roberts says:

    some potatoes and tamatoes and cheesse

  116. jessica edwards says:


  117. Butternut Squash for my roast Butternut Squash Soup 🙂

  118. paige chandler says:

    I’d cut up chicken.

  119. I would probably cut veggies for a soup

  120. carol gentry says:

    Veggies for the grill

  121. Jennifer B. says:

    I’d cut up the fresh peppers at our house and make salsa.

  122. Patty White says:

    I’d chop tomatos first!!

  123. I’d use it first on onions.

  124. Addison Kat says:

    I would cut some vegetables. We’re a salad loving family here!

  125. probably onions and garlic since I cook with them often!

  126. I’d cut apples for applesauce.

  127. I would use this to make a nice salad.

  128. cutting melon is always done better with a good knife.

  129. I need new knives bad!

  130. Onions I use onions for almost every recipe I make.

  131. I’d chop tomatoes, peppers & onions & sirloin to make pepper steak to use up the veggies in my garden.

  132. likly my finger but food wise likly an onion

  133. wendi watson says:

    tomatoes! or lettuce

  134. Christine Treece says:

    I would definitely try chopping some onions first! 🙂

  135. potatoes!

  136. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would chop an onion.

  137. renee walters says:

    I would cut up carrots, green peppers, and tomatoes for chef’s salad.

  138. chicken noodle soup

  139. most likely some strawberries and bananas

  140. I would love to cut some sweet potato. I always have problems with my current knifes.

  141. I would probably make burritos which would mean I would cut up chicken then make guacamole and fresh salsa

  142. Monique Rizzo says:

    Fruit for a fruit tart.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  143. I would cut orange wedgies

  144. I would cut onions first!

  145. Tracie Brown says:

    all my onions I cut up for dinners

  146. all my veggies- it would make life so much easier

  147. I would cut up broccoli & cauliflower with carrots for a chicken teriyaki stir fry!

  148. Theron Willis says:

    For shishkebab, I’d cut lamb into cubes. As I need a new knife, I hope to win!

  149. Some veggies for a salad

  150. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I add chopped veggies to almost everything i cook—lots of chopping.

  151. HuntersvilleMom419 says:

    I would cut up onions for a new French onion soup recipe 🙂

  152. Lots of fresh veggies – we’re trying to eat healthier and everyone loves dipping fresh veggies 🙂
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  153. April Brenay says:

    it would be great for making some homemade mash potatoes

  154. PinkySwayers says:

    What I’d cut first with my Chicago Cutlery Chef’s Knife is tomatoes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  155. tracy davis says:

    I would cut tomatoes

  156. Mary Casper says:

    I would make suffed chicken breasts

  157. I would cut an onion!

  158. i would cut some tomatoes! can never find a sharp knife for those!

  159. ryan minton says:

    i would probably cut onions and celery first with the knife

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  160. i would use it to cut my beef into smaller portions for the beef/veggie stir fry. 😛

  161. Veggies for the Gazpacho soup.

  162. I would cut beef and vegetables for a beef stir fry

  163. I would cut up vegetables for a stir fry.

  164. Veggies – carrots, broccoli and cauliflower for stirfrys!

  165. Natalie Finch says:

    I would cut up celery and carrots. I do every week and I need new knives for it.

  166. nannypanpan says:

    chicken for fajitas

  167. I’d chop some carrots for stew.

  168. Amanda Rauch says:

    Bread! We have two old ratty steak knives that i have to use for everything i cut in my house. It would be so nice to be able to cut something with the correct knife and have it work!!! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  169. I’d like to cut veggies for a stir fry.

  170. I will be chopping up lettuce and veggies

  171. Brandy Lewis says:

    Chicken for some chicken salad.

  172. Carrie Phelps says:

    I would chop veggies for a stir fry.

  173. I cut veggies for my vegetable soup.

  174. Romaine Lettuce for a chopped salad!

  175. I’d cut up some tomatoes for a BLT sandwich!

  176. Carrots to start a homemade pot of vegetable soup

  177. probably onions

  178. I’d chop up some veggies for a stew. Thanks!

  179. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I’d cut my veggies for homemade chicken noodle soup

  180. Katie Morris Crider says:

    I’d use it on vegetables and meat for a stew.

  181. I would make Chicken Parmesan, and cut the chicken with it!
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  182. I chop and bag my freezer supply of onions and bellpeppers for cooking.

  183. I would cut up some steak for fajitas.

  184. Vickie Riddle says:

    I would slice up some potatoes.

  185. Amanda Sakovitz says:


  186. I would cut up fruits for a huge fruit salad!

  187. Thomas Murphy says:

    I think I would be cutting up chicken breasts

  188. Vegetables.

  189. I would make some fresh salsa

  190. Karen Glatt says:

    I am going to cut onions with this knife first if I win!

  191. Probably chop up some salad 🙂

  192. I’d cut up some veggies for chili!

  193. I’d like to cut up some great ingredients for a delicious quiche. Thanks for the chance.

  194. I quite enjoy fresh fruit in cottage cheese, so I think I’d cut either a pear or a peach first 🙂

    Thank you for this great giveaway!

  195. Debbie Jackson says:

    I would chop stuff for galouskis
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  196. I would cut up chicken. I don’t have any knives that slice through chicken easily.

  197. Marti Parks says:

    I would cut up sausage for my red beans and rice.

  198. i’d try them on some fresh veggies

  199. boneless chicken

  200. Colleen Maurina says:

    I love salads with lots of veggies in it so I would use the knife to chop all the veggies!

  201. Onions we love them in everything

  202. Teresa Young says:


  203. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I’d try it on a tomato!

  204. garlic!
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  205. I would cut up some tomatoes

  206. I would cut up some fresh salsa!

  207. A nice big steak!

  208. i would cut some onions and tomatoes!

  209. I’d make veggie soup – lots of chopping to do!

  210. I would first use the knife to slice my bagel. 🙂

  211. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Onions or celery
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  212. I would slice some tomatoes for a BLT.

  213. I’d cut up a Pork Roast to grind into our favorite Homemade Breakfast Sausage! I also cut up Beef cuts (whatever is marked down on sale!) to make our own Ground Beef. No worries about pink slime now! 🙂

  214. Kathy Davis says:

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  215. Kathy Davis says:

    I would cut up vegetables for a big salad.

  216. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I would cut up carrots, green peppers, and tomatoes for chef’s salad.

  217. I would cut up veggies for our salad night!

  218. I would chop onions. I’m always chopping onions and nothing beats a sharp knife to keep the tears down.

  219. Karen Medlin says:

    I would be cutting up chicken breasts