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I have long had a love affair with cast iron.  From way back in the day when my mom cooked hamburgers in the cast iron skillet on Saturday nights (served with tater tots and cottage cheese – one of my favorite meals as a kid!) to today when I’m using my own skillets at least once a week, I can’t stress enough how versatile these pans are.  From stove top to oven – fry, sauté, braise, dry roast, bake, broil – these pans take a beating and still come out looking like champs.  Without a doubt, my cast iron skillets are some of my most beloved items in the kitchen.

And that’s why I’m sharing the love with you during Round 3 of “My Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway” series!  Either keep them for yourself or give them away as gifts this season – anyone who even halfway knows their way around the kitchen will love one of these skillets!

[THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.]

Here’s what 1 lucky person will win:

  1. One (1) Lodge Logic 12″ Pre-seasoned Skillet
  2. One (1) Lodge Logic 8″ Pre-seasoned Skillet (perfect for single- or two-person cooking!)
  3. One (1) Lodge Max Temp Handle Mitt (black)
  4. One (1) Lodge Set of 2 Pan Scrapers (red and black)

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[THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.]

To enter this giveaway here are The Rules:

  1. Answer this question in the comment section of this post (and only this post):  What is your my beloved piece of kitchen equipment?
  2. Only one entry per person will be accepted and you MUST include a valid email address with your comment.
  3. If you don’t see your comment post right away, please don’t post another comment.  The delay happens because I moderate all comments.
  4. You have until Friday December 9, 2011 at 11:59pm Eastern to enter this giveaway.
  5. One winner will be chosen by that handy-dandy random number generator we’re all familiar with.
  6. The winner will notified by Monday December 12, 2011.  If you do not respond to my email within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen (also at random).
  7. Giveaway is open to entries with U.S. addresses only.

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  • Bear
    December 5, 2011 at 2:16 AM

    Would it be weird to say my favourite tool is simply the oven? Can’t bake anything without an oven! I can’t imagine a life without baking!!! The toaster oven is especially nice for smaller batches.

    So there you have it. Ovens: keepin’ it real.

  • Cecile
    December 5, 2011 at 2:17 AM

    That would be my crock pot

  • theresa
    December 5, 2011 at 4:16 AM

    my kitchen aid!! 🙂

  • Sue
    December 5, 2011 at 5:06 AM

    KitchenAid mixer.

  • December 5, 2011 at 5:22 AM

    My beloved piece of kitchen equipment is a wire whip(s). This utensil has saved me from what could have been an undesirable food product. Thanks to my mom who introduced me to this useful and helpful kitchen tool.

  • amy marantino
    December 5, 2011 at 5:42 AM

    my ktichenaid blender

  • Ryan
    December 5, 2011 at 5:44 AM

    Definitely my KitchenAid!

  • D Murphy
    December 5, 2011 at 5:59 AM

    The blender. Love my smoothies!

  • December 5, 2011 at 6:06 AM

    I would love one of these- I am registering for one for my wedding!

    I use my wok a ton lately!

  • Emily P.
    December 5, 2011 at 6:13 AM

    My food processor!

  • December 5, 2011 at 6:24 AM

    My most beloved piece of kitchen equipment? Silpat mats for sure!

  • December 5, 2011 at 6:25 AM

    My Kitchen Aid stand mixer!

  • December 5, 2011 at 6:41 AM

    I love my pot. I couldn’t make many of my favorite things without it!

  • Maureen M
    December 5, 2011 at 6:50 AM

    My grill pan!

  • Kim
    December 5, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    My favorite piece of equipment in my kitchen… My Cookbooks!

  • Ilene
    December 5, 2011 at 7:08 AM

    I think my sauté pan is my most used piece of equipment.

  • Cindy B.
    December 5, 2011 at 7:14 AM

    My most beloved piece of kitchen equipment
    is my KitchenAid Mixer!

  • December 5, 2011 at 7:19 AM

    My classic, tiny, and old KitchenAid Mixer is my bestie!

  • Brandie
    December 5, 2011 at 7:21 AM

    Hard to pick, but lately I would have to say its my dutch oven.

  • Janis
    December 5, 2011 at 7:23 AM

    I couldn’t live without my coffee pot! But seriously, I think my crockpot is my favorite.

  • December 5, 2011 at 7:25 AM

    My most beloved piece of kitchen equipment is a tie between my silpats and my food processor.

  • December 5, 2011 at 7:26 AM

    I would have to say that my most beloved piece is my KitchenAid Mixer. I love that thing!

  • Gail Reed
    December 5, 2011 at 7:31 AM

    My favorite is the Kitchen Aid mixer my dear, sweet mother-in-law gave me. I use it all the time and just love it (and her).

  • December 5, 2011 at 7:36 AM

    i adore my le creuset dutch oven. the thing weighs a ton, but it is so great for so many dishes.

  • Janna C
    December 5, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    My fav kitchen equipment is without a doubt my kitchen aide mixer!!!!!

  • Lauren
    December 5, 2011 at 7:41 AM

    My dutch oven!

  • December 5, 2011 at 7:47 AM

    Beloved kitchen equipment?? Probably the recipe book I keep all our family favorites in. I love cast-iron, what an awesome giveaway!

  • Francesca
    December 5, 2011 at 7:48 AM

    Love my food processor.

  • Marilyn
    December 5, 2011 at 7:50 AM

    My crockpot is my most favorite and most often used,

  • Megan
    December 5, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    My favorite kitchen item is my mixer.

  • December 5, 2011 at 7:57 AM

    My mother made the best cornbread ever in a Lodge cast iron skillet. I would have to say my Henckels knives are my favorite most used kitchen item. What an awesome give-away, thank you so much!

  • Kathryn
    December 5, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    I love using my food processor. I use it so often that I keep it on the counter!

  • Katie
    December 5, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    Definitely my Kitchenaid mixer!

  • Katie
    December 5, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    My KA stand mixer. Love that thing to pieces!

  • Geriann
    December 5, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    Since I started working again- it would be my crockpot- I love to put stuff in there in the morning and come home to a meal.

  • December 5, 2011 at 8:03 AM

    I have to say my Kitchen Aid also. Been wanting a cast iron pan bad. Saw a recipe to make a giant chocolate chip cookie in one.looked delicious. Happy Holidays.

  • Kathy
    December 5, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    Hmmm – Its a toss-up between my Le Creuset French ovens and my Kitchenaid, but I think my Kitchenaid wins.

  • Kel
    December 5, 2011 at 8:05 AM

    My cutco knife. What a great give-away!

  • Tammy T
    December 5, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    I have a set of four glass bowls – super cheapo but I could not live without them. I use them everyday- give the cat milk, melt butter, make cinnamon sugar, feed the kids ice cream, etc.

  • Ariann
    December 5, 2011 at 8:19 AM

    My go to gadget in the kitchen is my food processor!! I have always wanted a good cast iron skillet however and would love to win!!!

  • Denise B
    December 5, 2011 at 8:19 AM

    My KitchenAid mixer

  • Kristen H
    December 5, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    We are jsut starting to outfit our kitchen so right now it is my oven. I use it all the time. Hopefully one day I will have a KitchenAid stand mixer.

  • December 5, 2011 at 8:21 AM

    It’s so hard to choose, but I’d have to say my silpat mat.

  • Maggi
    December 5, 2011 at 8:24 AM

    My Wustoff 8″ Chef’s Knife. It’s like and extension of my hand.

  • Barbara
    December 5, 2011 at 8:25 AM

    I couldn’t live without my KitchenAid stand mixer. My husband thought that I was crazy to spend so much money on a mixer when we were first married. That was 25 years ago!

  • Jessie
    December 5, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    Mine is my pie crust shield. Couldn’t live without it!

  • Anne Cravens
    December 5, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    I could not live without a good set of knives…nothing worse than a dull blade!

  • Intisar
    December 5, 2011 at 8:29 AM

    As cliche as it sound, I’m going to have to go with my KA mixer. It has given me the confidence to make things I would have never tried otherwise! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Lizzie
    December 5, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    I love my espresso pot….it keeps me going.

  • December 5, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    My cinnamon colored Kitchenaid mixer!

  • Brooke
    December 5, 2011 at 8:40 AM

    I’d have to agree that my cast iron skillet is my favorite. Why else do think it never gets put up? Its home is on top of the stove!

  • Todd
    December 5, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    I love my Kitchen Aid mixer, but my favorite piece of equipment is my Epicurean cutting board. I use it daily. I would love a cast iron skillet. That’s one of the few kitchen items I have on my wish list.

  • Silvia
    December 5, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    I love my food processor! I use it for every bread product, chopping and grating.

  • PAM
    December 5, 2011 at 8:47 AM

    my coffeepot! all other items would be essentially useless without a cup of coffee first!

  • Claire
    December 5, 2011 at 8:50 AM

    Kitchen aid mixer!

  • jan
    December 5, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    my vitamix blender…a big splurge, but worth every penny!

  • Sasha
    December 5, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Kitchen Aid mixer and Panini maker

  • Jeanne ODonnell
    December 5, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    My favorite piece of kitchen equipment is my Kitchenaid stand mixer.

  • kara
    December 5, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    my crockpot & my electric skillet!

  • Lakeisha Bing
    December 5, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    I absolutely cannot do without my food processor, it is a huge life saver! I cannot cook or bake without it!

  • December 5, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    I love my 8″ go to pan, it is great for eggs, grilled cheese, anything I need!

  • Alicia
    December 5, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    I absolutely love my bread machine. I got it for $8 at a thrift store. And I’ve used at least once a month in the past 2 years that I’ve had it. My mom used to make bread/pastries all the time when I was a kid, but having 4 kids myself and working full time it was hard to find the time to do the work myself. But since I’ve gotten my bread machine I don’t worry about the time it takes to make it, I just fill it and let it go.

  • Bekah
    December 5, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    My current favorite is my dutch oven – I just got one for the first time and am LOVING it!

  • Sarah Jarrell
    December 5, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    Whew! That’s a hard one. I am going with my fluted pans. I’m a little obsessed with them right now. 🙂 Have a blessed day!

  • Christine
    December 5, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    This is so hard for me to pick just one – I have many favorites. But, if I have to choose one my KitchenAid mixer would be at the top.
    This is an awesome giveaway.

  • Jen
    December 5, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    My KitchenAid mixer!
    Although who knows if it would get inched out, if I won this giveaway!

  • Jan
    December 5, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    I love, love, love my Kitchenaid mixer! although it’s a very close second for my burr coffee grinder 🙂

  • tiffany
    December 5, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    My KitchenAid Mixer! I am sure a lot of people are going to say the same thing.

  • Kelly B.
    December 5, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    I looove my Kitchenaid mixer! But I would love a set of these pans too!

  • Kathryn
    December 5, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    My beloved piece of kitchen equipment is my immersion blender. I love SOUP and this is the best invention ever!!!!

  • Leah
    December 5, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    I love all kitchen supplies, but my favorite is my wide variety of mixing bowls!

  • Teresa M
    December 5, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    My favorite kitchen item has been my kitchen aid stand mixer. Hard to realize it’s 16 yearols old now

  • Kelly B.
    December 5, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    I looove my KitchenAid mixer! But I would also love a set of these pans!

  • Cheryl Newton
    December 5, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    My Kitchen Aid mixer. (And I was gonna say that even *before* I read Comment No. 43!) I love how I can set something mixing and walk away to do something else. And it was a huge splurge at the time, but I’ve never regretted it.

  • Lisa
    December 5, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    At the risk of repetition – my Kitchen Aid mixer!!!!

  • Ally
    December 5, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Does my husband count? He does almost all of our cooking since I started school again. I think my favorite is my whisk. It’s not even a fancy whisk, but I seriously love whisking things. Easily amused much, huh?

  • glenna henninger
    December 5, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    gotta be the crock pot. love to start supper in the a.m. and around 4 or 5 be ready to add sides and serve.

  • Kim
    December 5, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    I am with everyone else, my kitchenaid stand mixer is the best kitchen appliance ever!!!!

  • Dina
    December 5, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    I use my All-Clad skillet and Le Crueset dutch oven ALL. THE. TIME. Love them both.

  • December 5, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    I love cast iron! Hmmm… I have lots of faves! But I’ll say my bread machine. 🙂 Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread.

  • E Coleman
    December 5, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    I love my half sheet baking pans! I use them for everything!

  • Tiff
    December 5, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    KitchenAid mixer…JUST KIDDING…I don’t have one! I wouldn’t be able to live without my Crock Pot!

    • Helen
      December 5, 2011 at 11:40 AM

      have to be my all clad sauce pan, use it every day!

  • Jackie
    December 5, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    My kitchen aid mixer is definitely my favorite kitchen tool!! P.S. I love you blog!

  • December 5, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    I’d say my favorite piece of kitchen equipment has to be my electric chopper. New pans would be amazing, though!

  • Jessica
    December 5, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    My crockpot…what would I do without it?!

  • Beth
    December 5, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    My most beloved piece of kitchen equipment is my toaster oven. It’s perfect to bake things in for 2 people … and makes toast well too. haha.

  • Rory W
    December 5, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    I’d have to say my gas range. Yes, it’s a much larger piece of equipment, but what could you do with out it?! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • December 5, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    My favorite tool is my Dexter chef’s knife. I have had it for well over 20+ years. I keep it sharp and use it every day.

  • Laurelin
    December 5, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    My Ninja! I use the food processor, and the hand blender in almost every meal and recipe.

  • Mary O
    December 5, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    My professional-grade cookie sheets. They are the most versatile thing I own.

  • Diane
    December 5, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    my kitchen aid stand mixer

  • Stephanie
    December 5, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    My stainless steel kitchen knives. Not only do they stay super sharp, they look stylish, too!

  • December 5, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    My Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer!

  • sarah
    December 5, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    My knives. l couldn’t live without them.

  • Abby
    December 5, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    I adore my cobalt blue Kitchen Aid mixer and a few months ago would’ve picked that hands down but *now* I’d have to say it’s a tie between my mixer and my enamel coated cast iron dutch oven. Since I bought it I find myself trying to come up w/ an excuse and recipes to use it as often as possible. 🙂

    Side note: I’d never seen those cast iron pan scrapers before. They look really cool! Those would definitely help me get more use out of mine. I love cast iron pans but have trouble cleaning the dang things!

  • December 5, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    i’d have to keep it simple and say my gas oven.

  • ChicagoJudy
    December 5, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    The one thing I treasure most in my kitchen is a big mixing spoon that my “nana” used when making her spaghetti gravy. She was born in Sicily and came here when she was 2 years old. She lived with us for my whole life and pretty much raised me while my parents worked. Pasta was a staple in our house, and that spoon was used every time she made her big pot of gravy. I use it now every time I make gravy, too. My son told me that even though I have a kitchen full of wonderful gadgets and great tools, All-Clad pots and pans and Wustoff knives … the only thing he wants when I’m gone is the nana spoon!

  • Rachel F
    December 5, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    My Kitchen Aid mixer : ) My boyfriend got it for me last year for Xmas and it was the best gift I have ever received!!

  • Kate
    December 5, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    My french press! Nothing is better than freshly pressed coffee in the morning.

  • Rachel D.
    December 5, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    My stand mixer!

  • Stephanie C :)
    December 5, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    My kitchenaid stand mixer definitely made me a better baker! I love it so much!

  • Sequoia
    December 5, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    I can’t live without my crockpot!

  • Kat G
    December 5, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    My favorite would have to be my crockpots, yes I have 1 in each size.
    I can make just about anything in them!

  • AliceBlue
    December 5, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Okay so it’s not exactly a gadget, but my favorite thing in my kitchen is my tall goose neck faucet! Every task is easier because of it. I just got it (for my birthday) in September, and now I don’t know how I lived my entire adult life with low in the sink faucets!

  • December 5, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Without a doubt…my kitchenaid mixer, plus all the attachments!

  • Katherine L Ham
    December 5, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    I can’t live without my dutch oven; I use it for everything!

  • December 5, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    I also would have to say my crockpot. My husband isint the biggest fan, but he’s not the one trying to cook with a 2.5 and a 1 year old lol!

  • Amy DeSelle
    December 5, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    My favorite is my toaster oven! Can cook almost anything in it, and I don’t heat up the whole house by turning the big oven on

  • December 5, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    My Kitchenaid knife, and my casserole dish. Gotta have them both!

  • Bev
    December 5, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    My grandmother’s salt box. It sits on my counter and I love it and use it all the time.

  • Chris
    December 5, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    my blender

  • Ashley A
    December 5, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    CROCKPOT FOR SURE!

  • December 5, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    What a great giveaway! I’d have to say my most beloved kitchen tool is my immersion blender. I use it more than anything else.

  • Caroline S.
    December 5, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    My Wusthof Santoku knife is my can’t-live-without piece of kitchen equipment!

  • Julie
    December 5, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    My favorite kitchen item would have to be my plain old tea pot! We stopped drinking sodas a while back so now we make gallons of tea and my 8 cup pot is the best. We actually could use any pot… but it wouldn’t be THE tea pot!

  • Debbie Craven
    December 5, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    It would have to be my kitchen aid mixer.

  • Jill J.
    December 5, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    I couldn’t live without my 5 qt. sauté pan. I use it for everything!

  • December 5, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Yikes…..i actually have two favorites!

    My crockpot and my blender!! 🙂

    Love, love, LOVE this give~a~way!!

  • Lori A.
    December 5, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    I totally love my crockpot! As a matter of fact, it’s going in the kitchen right now with a roast, potatoes & carrots. Yum. 🙂
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  • Erin
    December 5, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    It’s a tie between my enameled cast-iron Dutch oven and my Kitchen Aid mixer. I’m a cook and a baker, so it’s hard for me to choose which one I love more!

  • Renee
    December 5, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Definitely my KitchenAid, my husband bought it for me as an early Christmas gift and I absolutely love it. I’m not even sure how I got by without it before.

  • Kayla
    December 5, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    My favorite tool in the kitchen is the microwave. I’m a new ‘housewife’ and soon to be mom. The microwave has been my lifesaver while I’m teaching myself to cook.

  • December 5, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    My chef’s knife is my most beloved kitchen tool.

    I have been pining after a cast iron skillet so I REALLY hope I win this one!

  • December 5, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    I would have to say I adore my Red kitchen Aid Mixer!

  • Kristie O.
    December 5, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    My crockpot 🙂

  • December 5, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Probably the stand mixer because I use it so much. But that’s just because I don’t have these skillets!

  • Kim
    December 5, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    My Kitchen Aid stand mixer

  • Lydia
    December 5, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    I literally gasped outloud with excitement when I saw this giveaway! I am totally in love with my kitchen aid mixer and my panini press that I recently got as a gift. I use them all the time! 🙂

  • December 5, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    My grandmother’s sifter. It is very old, made of metal and has a dent, but I just love the history and I will never replace it.

  • December 5, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    After burning out two cheap hand mixers, my parents are gifting me a legit Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for Christmas, so even though I don’t have it just yet… it’s going to be my favorite. I might cry when I get it 😉

  • Mary
    December 5, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    I am in love with my huge Le Creuset stockpot. Any time I’m stressed I make a great big pot of soup.

  • Jen Hartman
    December 5, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    My kitchen aid stand mixer…. I couldn’t live without it.

    Would love to win a skillet!!! I’ve always wanted one!

  • Emily
    December 5, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    I just started living on my own so I’m slowly gathering kitchen equipment. Right now I don’t have a favorite (since I don’t have much) but I’m dying for a crock pot and KitchenAid mixer. There are so many things I want to make!

  • Laura
    December 5, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Lodge cast iron brings back so many memories. My grandfather makes the most wonderful cornbread in a VERY well seasoned cast-iron skillet. As for me, I love finally having knives that are sharp enough to do their job!

  • Tamsen Conner
    December 5, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    My Kuhn Rikon knives! So useful and so many fun colors!

  • Belinda
    December 5, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    I live for two things – my crockpot… and mini-loaf pans! LOVE THEM!

  • Amanda B
    December 5, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    My food processor!! I love it & use it for everything. Can’t wait to use it for baby food too.

  • December 5, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Haha I would LOVE to win this…because my most prized possession in the kitchen IS a cast iron skillet! Can’t have enough!

  • Penny
    December 5, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    I love my oven – It’s accurate and fast – it’s self cleaning and awesome!

  • Sue
    December 5, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    My favorite kitchen accessory is my Chef’s Knife from Pampered Chef! I love it & cannot live without it!

  • Dani
    December 5, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    My good knife!! I couldn’t survive without it!

  • Bonnie Carlson
    December 5, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    My favorite kitchen tool is the enamel dutch oven my daughter gave to me for Christmas 2 years ago. From soup to braised short ribs it has truely opened my eyes (and ambition) to wonderful options for cooking. My grandson now says “yummy things are coming out of Nana’s red pot”!

  • December 5, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    My stand mixer. I don’t know how I survived before owning one.

  • JenP
    December 5, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    My crockpot!

  • Rachel M
    December 5, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Definitely my Kitchenaid mixer. Good cookie sheets come in a close second though!

  • Emily
    December 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    The cuisinart food processor. Although I would love to have a cast-iron skillet!

  • December 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    I love my sliding measuring spoons from Pampered Chef….they were left by the husband’s ex-wife & they’re awesome!

  • December 5, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    A good knife. I’m useless in the kitchen without a good knife 🙂

  • December 5, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    I cannot live without my Global knives. They make all of my work in the kitchen easier.
    Great giveaway, so generous of you!

  • Terra
    December 5, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    My 11″ saute pan. I use it for everything!

  • Danielle D.
    December 5, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    I’d have to say high-quality knives! I use them all the time– there’s nothing more annoying than trying to saw through things with cheap knives that don’t get the job done.

  • MartiC
    December 5, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    My French Press coffee pot…..starts everyday for me.

  • Erica
    December 5, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    I think it’s a tie between my kitchen aid stand mixer and cuisinart food processor for my favorites (and most useful in my opinion)

  • Christina
    December 5, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    My fav kitchen gadget would be my Kitchen Aid mixer and all the extras!! I love, love, love it!
    email..
    jandcsmith09@gmail.com

  • December 5, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    My beloved Santoku knife, for sure!

  • chelsea d
    December 5, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    I love my crockpot

  • Becca
    December 5, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    My Kitchen Aid stand mixer, hands down.

  • December 5, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    My bright green frying pans that I bought during college.

  • December 5, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    I think my favorite piece right now is my large pot. I made my first ever batch of homemade mac & cheese in it, and I fell in love that night.

  • Sandi Cook
    December 5, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE my Cutco Knives ..and I use my dutch oven alot! One pot meals are the best, especially in the winter time! But my Grandmother’s cast iron skillet is the most valued kitchen treaure I have. 🙂

  • December 5, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Our coffee maker, keeps the hubby happy.

  • Emily
    December 5, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    i love super sharp knives. i have a few that my grandma gave me that i use for everything. they are even more special now that she passed away.

  • laura tillinghast
    December 5, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    i love my reversible cast iron grill pan / griddle. i use it so often its “place” is on top of the stove.

  • December 5, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    LOVE cast iron! It’s such a workhorse. I have to say that I love my Kitchenaid stand mixer — it makes bread baking so much easier!

  • Kaitlin
    December 5, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Definitely my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer!

  • December 5, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Wow, great giveaway! My most beloved piece of kitchen equipment is probably my stand mixer! Great for making bread. 🙂

  • lisabella
    December 5, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    My stand mixer! I don’t know how I got on without it!

  • Katie
    December 5, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    This is probably the simplest answer ever, but I couldn’t live without my bamboo all-purpose tool. Spoon, mixer, scraper.. it does it all & doesn’t scratch my pots!

  • Julia
    December 5, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    My favorite is definitely my cuisinart mixer!!

  • Danielle Beinke
    December 5, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Probably my KitchenAid stand mixer. I don’t get to use it too often, but I love it when Christmas cookie baking time comes around!

  • December 5, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    My kitchenaid…could not live without it!

  • December 5, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    My favorite piece of kitchen equipment is my stand mixer. It’s not a KitchenAid, which I have been dreaming of getting someday (they’re so expensive! …at least for my budget!) but it’s a Sunbeam. It doesn’t have a strong motor so I can only use it for things like whipping up cream or mixing cake batter, but it definitely comes in handy.

  • Elizabeth K
    December 5, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    My favorite kitchen tool would definitely be Chef’n Veggichop. It’s so easy to cut up onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc… in similar sizes so that everything cookes evenly! It’s fast clean up as well which I especially love!

  • Corisa
    December 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    My beloved piece of kitchen equipment has to be my handheld beaters ! Used for all my baking !

  • December 5, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    My most beloved kitchen item would have to be my stand mixer. I wouldn’t bake half the things I do without it!!

  • Jennifer D Allen
    December 5, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    My hands! lol!! My stand mixer !

  • whitney
    December 5, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    my french press- love it!

  • December 5, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    I’d have to say the coffee maker, since it’s used daily, and if it’s not working we’re pretty grouchy around here! Merry Christmas!

  • Dionne
    December 5, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    My favorite device in my kitchen is a Wolfgang Puck panini press. I’ve had it for more than four years, and it’s SO versatile. (This skillet set looks pretty infinitely useful, too!)

  • Nicole G
    December 5, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    My favorite kitchen device so far has to be my Ninja food processor/blender. It is so fast and relatively quiet! Love it!

  • Chris
    December 5, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    I know it’s a little thing…but I can’t be without my stainless steel whisk! I dream a lot about too many other fun gadgets though! Can you ever have too many kitchen toys?!? I mean TOOLS!!!

  • December 5, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Truly, my favorite kitchen device is my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. So many have already said it, but with all the attachments, I use it most days and it makes my job 100x easier!! I love it so much! I also LOVE cast iron! I own a very small skillet that we use while camping, but I want to venture into cooking with them in my kitchen regularly!

  • December 5, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    my kitchen aid stand mixer!

  • December 5, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    My Scanpan 12″ skillet. I swear, my boyfriend and I always leave it on the stove with cooked-on leftovers in it while we eat dinner, and even after we finish, all it takes is a quick rinse to get every last bit of food off of it. Miraculous!

  • Sara
    December 5, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    I love my stand mixer!!

  • Sara Carmen
    December 5, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    My favorite Kitchen tool has got to be tie! It’s between the new set of Henckel knives my parents got me and my mini food processor! I don’t use the food processor as often as I should but when I do it makes life so much easier!

  • Kelsey
    December 5, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    I love my immersion blender- so useful!

  • December 5, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Not to seem like a suckup, but my cast-iron skillets!

  • December 5, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Toss up between my knives and my stand mixer. For the love of God, don’t make me choose!

  • Sandy Marshall
    December 5, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Rice Cooker 🙂

  • pam
    December 5, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    My husband! Ha! 😀

  • Kristn
    December 5, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    What an amazing giveaway, I have always wanted a cast iron skillet!!! My most beloved piece of kitchen equipment is my Kitchenaid stand mixer!

  • melissa
    December 5, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    I would have to say, it would be my kitchen knife. Once I learned how to use it properly, it has made cooking so much more enjoyable.

  • Amy
    December 5, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    My favorite is my Kitcheaid mixer. Hoping to get some attachments for Christmas 🙂

  • Melisa
    December 5, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    My stand mixer definitely gets the most use, but I really like my heavy duty dutch oven.

  • Devon
    December 5, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    At the risk of sounding redundant, my most beloved kitchen “gadget” is my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. I also love my hand-held beater, which my husband brought into the relationship. Never thought that little thing would be so useful!

  • Jade
    December 5, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    My kitchen aid mixer is my favorite piece of kitchen equipment.

  • Ashley K
    December 5, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    I have a nice frying pan i use for just about everything. I love it!

  • Lennette Daniels
    December 5, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    My pizza stone

  • Krissy@DaintyChef
    December 5, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    My kitchenaid mixer

  • Mary Kate
    December 5, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    My slow cooker is an absolute life saver on days where I know I will be too busy to make dinner. It has prevented many takeout dinners!

  • sarapete
    December 5, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    My knives. But then there are my silpat baking mats. Oh wait, that’s two.

  • shellysilver
    December 5, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    my kitchen aid mixer is definitely my favorite kitchen item. Though, I would love to have cast iron skillets become my new favorite.

  • Lillie Mae Stone
    December 5, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    My Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I love it so, so much. Followed by my food processor.

  • Maxine R.
    December 5, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    I’d say my coffee maker is my favorite piece of equipment.

  • Ashley H
    December 5, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    My Bosch stand mixer!! <3

    But I*ve been eyeing a bunch of Lodge Logic products for a WHILE now!! -=D

  • Amy Nuerminger
    December 5, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    My favorite are my pots & pans that are dishwasher safe!

  • December 5, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    I can’t live without my kitchenaid. It truly does earn it’s permanent spot on the very limited real estate of my kitchen counter and it gets used all the time. And actually, an iron skillet is one of those things that I’ve been meaning to get for ever, but somehow still haven’t. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Munni
    December 5, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    My most beloved kitchen item is my mezzaluna knife! It’s absolutely amazing and I use it all the time 🙂

  • Joy
    December 5, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    My kitchenaid mixer.

  • Jen
    December 5, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    My cast iron dutch oven. In winter soup weather it gets used 2-3 times per week.

  • kris
    December 5, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    my kitchenaid mixer

  • Bonnie
    December 5, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    my favorite is my crockpot without it i would have to survive on cheese toast which i would love to make in a cast iron skillet , but still . thanks for the contests, but i really like hearing everyone ‘s comments !

  • E.K.
    December 5, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Hi…..for a novice cook, I really rely on my measuring cup when following a recipe!! I don’t have any fancy equipment…..and on Thanksgiving was also really grateful for my lil ole electric hand-mixer (same as I used when I was a little girl)!! Cheers!!

  • Whitney
    December 5, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    I love my knives!

  • Bethany G.
    December 5, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    I love my kitchen aid mixer.

  • Kristin T
    December 5, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    My Kitchen aid stand mixer.

  • Karen H
    December 5, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    I have 2 small children, so at them moment, my wine glass is my favorite thing in the kitchen. 🙂 other than that, probably my Tupperware mixing bowls. I use at least one of them daily.

  • December 5, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    It’s hard to narrow it down to one so I’ll narrow it down to two. My KitchenAid Mixer is AH-Mazing. But I also have a crepe pan that has been handed down through my family. I’m the fifth generation to own it.
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  • Debbie
    December 5, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    My favorite implement in the kitchen is my coffee grinder…not only for coffee beans but to grind all my dried herbs from my garden.

  • Joanna
    December 5, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    The awesome knife set I got for my wedding this summer! Every time I chop anything I’m amazed at how much easier it is than back when I used my crazy-dull old knives.

  • Julie
    December 5, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    I love my mini-chopper!

  • Linda
    December 5, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    I would love one of these preseasoned skillets! I have one I have had at least 30 years. In our last move my daughter had thrown it out! She obviously doesn’t know the importance-and I retrieved it. It is an heirloom!

  • December 5, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    My Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. My food processor is a close second.

  • Jamie S
    December 5, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    My favorite kitchen tool is my skillet… I use it so often that the protective covering is coming off!!

  • Kassie Avilla
    December 5, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    I have to say my kitchenaid mixer

  • Texanista
    December 5, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    My most beloved set of knives! I use them so often – daily, if we are at home – and cooking is so much more enjoyable when you have good knives.

  • Chelsea
    December 5, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    my kitchenaid stand mixer 🙂

  • Ashli
    December 5, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    I’d have to say my Kitchen Aid Stand Up Mixer…:)

  • Kaitlyn
    December 5, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    My favorite kitchen tool is my offset spatula. Simple, yes, but I love it.

  • Kiera
    December 5, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    Definitely my kitchenaid mixer.

  • December 5, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    My wustof chef’s knife. Or my kitchenaid – I use both the most!

  • delia
    December 5, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    I love my cake pan.

  • Catherine VP
    December 5, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    My kitchenaid mixer is my absolute favorite! I love that thing!

  • Jenifer
    December 5, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    I love the possibilities I have with my kitchenaid mixer.

  • Caitlin
    December 5, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    My crockpot! There’s nothing better than coming home from a long day of work to a delicious smelling house and the knowledge that I don’t have to do anything to get dinner on the table. 🙂

  • Debra
    December 5, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Love my Kitchen Aid mixer!

  • December 5, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    I love my slow-cooker! It’s the best kitchen purchase I’ve ever made!

  • December 5, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    I couldn’t live without my bread knife. I know this because I did live without it for a long time and my husband and I destroyed many a loaf of bread with regular knives. Never again!

  • Beth
    December 5, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Hands down–my hand-held immersion blender. From soups, to sauces, to milkshakes…that baby does it all! 🙂

  • December 5, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Its hard to choose! The slow cooker for those days when I don’t have time to cook, but then the food processor is indispensable to make hummus, and I couldn’t live without my big chef’s knife!

  • Emily S
    December 5, 2011 at 9:23 PM

    My pastry blender!

  • Betsie
    December 5, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    I am in love with my kitchen-aid mixer. I use it at least once a week and have for years. It was money well spent!

  • Daniela
    December 5, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    Kitchen aid and some of my knives

  • Evelyn R
    December 5, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    I love my Kitchen Aid mixer

  • samantha
    December 5, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    My favourite piece of kitchen equipment would have to be my mixer, I don’t know what I would do without it!

  • Caitlyn
    December 5, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    i’ve recently discovered the power of the pastry cutter–so so great!

  • Jerri
    December 5, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    My Kitchen Aid stand mixer & all the attachments. I would so so love to win a cast iron skillet; I don’t know why I haven’t bought one.

  • Kelli
    December 5, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    My 3rd generation cast iron dutch oven. Absolutely love it!

  • December 5, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    Ohhh I’ve been needing some cast iron in my kitchen! My very favorite piece of kitchen equipment would have to be my KitchenAid Stand Mixer.

  • Kim
    December 5, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    My cuisinart food processor. I use it for literally everything, from making pie crust to hollandaise. It’s the best!

  • Taylor
    December 5, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    Knives, definitely!

  • Megan L
    December 5, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    I love my Kitchenaid food processor. I use that more than I ever thought I would.

  • December 5, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    I don’t know if a Silpat is considered a kitchen equipment, but it should be considered one because it’s super heavy-duty. I use it to make sticky caramel popcorn, chewy chocolate chip cookies, freeze chocolate decorations, delicate macarons, etc. I can’t live without them anymore!

  • Kim
    December 5, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    I love my kitchenaid stand mixer but I too have great childhood memories of Thursday night hamburger and tator totes from a cast iron skillet!

  • BridgetSoup
    December 5, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Hmmm I do absolutely love my All Clad cookware… probably the skillet I use the most. It’s just the best!!!!

  • Carmen
    December 5, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    My le creuset dutch oven

  • cori c
    December 5, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    it is probably a tie between our kitchen aid mixer and cuisinart processer

  • jenn b
    December 5, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    my kitchenaid mixer…i named it don like don draper from mad men cause its sexy

  • Katy
    December 5, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    My Dutch oven! I love that thing.

  • Amanda Thompson
    December 5, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    Definitely my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer!

  • Elainen
    December 5, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    A slow cooker my mother gave me years ago. I think of her every time I use it.

  • Alice
    December 5, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    My AllClad giant pot – I use it almost everyday!

  • ij
    December 5, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    Has to be my whisk!

  • Carol
    December 6, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    I love my ceramic knives.

  • Patricia Wallace
    December 6, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    I love my yogurt maker! 🙂

  • Cecilia
    December 6, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    Kitchenaid mixer. I love that thing like it’s one of my children!

  • Sara
    December 6, 2011 at 5:47 AM

    I can’t live without my KitchenAid stand mixer. Without it, I’d have to mix our traditional Norwegian cookies, fattigmans, by hand as the dough gets so thick it’s burned out the motors of lesser mixers. The rest of the year, it helps me by beating up perfect egg whites for souffles, slices veggies for salads with one of the attachments, and generally looks good on the kitchen counter where it has pride of place.

  • Laura
    December 6, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    Right now? Coffee Maker. I have a newborn. :0 This will get me back in the kitchen.

  • December 6, 2011 at 7:29 AM

    I’d have to say my most favorite kitchen equipment has to be my Kuerig. I love that machine, use it from morning to night…

  • December 6, 2011 at 8:07 AM

    My favorite kitchen equipment is definitely my Le Creuset. Both Dutch ovens get a lot of use and are amazing!

  • Kim Q
    December 6, 2011 at 8:09 AM

    Sharp, sharp knives! (Thanks for the opportunity!)

  • Katie W
    December 6, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    My Kitchenaid mixer…so easy to use 🙂

  • Heidi
    December 6, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    My Bosch mixer – love it!

  • Mandi Presley
    December 6, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    My Kitchenaid mixer is my favorite!

  • Aimee Swanson
    December 6, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    My Kitchenaid Mixer!

  • December 6, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Definitely my Kitchenaid mixer. It gets used so often that I can tell I’m wearing it out.

  • December 6, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    My favorite kitchen equipment has to be my Kitchenaid mixer — I use it for everything. I have a couple of Lodge products and love them! Great quality!

  • Jordan S.
    December 6, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Gosh, this is a hard one! It’s a toss up between my KitchenAid Stand Mixer and my Le Creuset Dutch Oven. They’re both beautiful and I use each one for so many things! Ahhhh, I’m going to go with my Le Creuset because I recently used it to make braised beef short ribs and it was the first time I truly felt proud of my cooking skills.

  • Pamela
    December 6, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    KitchenAid, for sure! Best investment ever 🙂

  • Toni
    December 6, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Absolutely, my KitchenAid artisan mixer. It’s the best gift I’ve ever received!

  • Jennifer
    December 6, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    My green apple Kitchenaid mixer. I have acquired a lot of the attachments so I use it for everything!

  • Allie
    December 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    My kitchen scale!

  • Mary Claire
    December 6, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    My KitchenAid mixer (and the pasta attachments)!

  • Debbie Bray
    December 6, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    My kitchen Aid artisan mixer with all it’s attachments!!

  • December 6, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    I love my garlic press. 🙂

  • hannah v
    December 6, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    i love my kitchenaid mixer!!

  • Meghan L
    December 6, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    I love my salad spinner! Use it every day.

  • Laura S.
    December 6, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    my food processor!

  • Judy
    December 6, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    I love my Le Creuset Dutch Oven. It is my kitchen work-horse!

  • Jill C
    December 6, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    my kitchenaid mixer.

  • Lisa D
    December 6, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    My Red Kitchen Aid.
    It was a gift from my husband David before we got married and he added flame decals to the top of it. If that doesn’t say love, I don’t know what does.

  • stephanie c.
    December 6, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    My favorite item is my dutch oven. It’s heavy duty and makes everything so fantastic. Also it works as my fryer, so it’s automatically fantastic with that fact.

  • Chau
    December 6, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    my Kenmore handmixer. I’ve had it for years and years now and use it all the time, but it’s showing no sign of slowing down 🙂

  • Carol
    December 6, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    My Kitchen-Aid mixer! It’s makes cooking and baking so much easier!

  • Emilie
    December 6, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    My food processor!

  • December 6, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    My favorite piece of cookware is my new cobalt blue Staub grill pan. It doesn’t get cold in Texas often, but when it does, this grill pan is perfect for bringing the outdoor grill in. You’re in New England so you’re used to the cold, but down here, we can’t hang!!

    Love the blog! Thanks.

  • December 6, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    My favorite? My knife. The poor thing needs a good sharpening but I use the same knife for everything (bad, I know). I can’t help it. My second favorite, a great spatula. It goes such a long way.

  • Dominique
    December 6, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    My favorite piece of kitchen equipment is my wooden spoon. I don’t know what it is, but everything seems to taste better when I cook with my wooden spoon!

  • Amy
    December 6, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    I love my immersion blender. I never thought I would use it as much as I do! I puree soups, sauces, marinades, etc.. So handy!

  • Melissa
    December 6, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Definitely my food processor.

  • Beth
    December 6, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Definitely my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer!

  • December 6, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    This was a really hard question! Although I love my All-Clad pans, Kitchen Aide, Cuisinart Food processor and Zyliss Garlic Press, I must go with the 6″ Henckels Chef that my husband gave me years ago. I would be lost without it.

  • December 6, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    My beloved is my Pampered Chef Bar Pan. I use it at least 3 times a week to cook everything from chicken to fish to cookies. It is well seasoned and dark dark brown…just the way I like it! I have lots of other beloveds too since I love to cook but this one is in the top 2-3! 🙂

  • December 6, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Love this! My favorite kitchen item is my kitchenaid, I couldn’t live without it!

  • Ashley L
    December 6, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Picking one is hard, but I would have to say my sharp knife! If I don’t have a sharp one to use, cooking just isn’t any fun!

  • Christine
    December 6, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    I love my food processor, whenever I bring it out I am always grateful to have it!

  • Melissa Hill
    December 6, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    I love my Lodge enameled cast iron dutch ovens. They are good for everything!

  • December 6, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    I love my Kitchen Aid mixer, without it my life would not be the same. I also love my mini food processor, it saves me so much time. SilPads are another must have item, I could go on and on. 🙂

  • Ashleigh
    December 6, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    I just adore my bright red Le Creuset Dutch Oven. Couldn’t live without it!

  • Kim W.
    December 6, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    my husband! i can cook, but he’s the baker… he makes the most wonderful breads and i’m grateful for them and the way they make my house smell on a sunday 🙂

  • Allie S
    December 6, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    My Kitchenaid! Its like my sous chef! It lets me multi-task in the kitchen. Couldnt live without it!

  • Meredith
    December 6, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Chef’s knife

  • December 6, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Definitely my food processor! I’m pretty sure I would be missing fingers by now without it. LOL!

  • Kristen
    December 6, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    My most beloved item in my kitchen is most definitely my Kitchen aid stand mixer. My husband thinks it’s crazy how much they cost, but sure loves the benefits of his wife having one!

  • Jessie
    December 6, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Definitely my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer!

  • December 6, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    My kitchen aid stand mixer is definitely my favorite and most used!

  • Brittany Barton
    December 6, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    My most beloved item in my kitchen is my crockpot! Helps me get great meals on the table, quickly!

  • jmbh
    December 6, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Global Santoku hands down!!

  • December 6, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    I love my mandoline!

  • Rochelle
    December 6, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    I would have to say that my beloved piece of kitchen equipment is my crockpot. I love using it for soups in the winter.

  • Kenna R
    December 6, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    My Kitchenaid Stand Mixer is my favorite piece of kitchen equipment!!

  • Jenny
    December 6, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    It’s hard to choose my most beloved kitchen tool, but I think I’ll go with my nice chef’s knife. I got it for Christmas last year, and I just love it!

  • Pat R
    December 6, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    I love my crockpot.

  • December 6, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    I agree with you that the most beloved piece of kitchen equipment is the skillet. I cook the majority of my meals with a skillet.

  • Elizabeth K
    December 6, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    I love my Chef’n VeggiChop! It makes cutting up onion,peppers, mushrooms really fast and all the same size. No one likes to eat an omlet or marinara sauce with a huge chunck of onion!

  • December 6, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    My Kitchen-Aid Mixer would have to be my favorite. It’s the one major fun gadget I have!

  • Hannah T.
    December 6, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    I use my garlic press just about every day. Love it!!

  • December 6, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    My ceramic pot from my in-laws. It’s bright red and it just makes me happy.

  • December 6, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    My Kitchenaid mixer and my pasta attachments. I love them.

  • Joanna F
    December 6, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Pyrex casserole dishes!

  • brooks
    December 6, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    Sammich maker, hands down. Brings life to any sandwhich.

  • Melanie
    December 6, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    My silicone baking mats!

  • Sally
    December 6, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    KitchenAid Mixer, ya heard? 🙂

  • Emma
    December 6, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    My jumbo-sized food processor, for sure.

  • Stefani
    December 6, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    My most beloved kitchen item is my kitchenaid mixer, of course!

  • Nikki
    December 6, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    My cutting board!!!!

  • Ang
    December 6, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    Sounds silly, but my favorite item in the kitchen is my no-hands one touch can opener, it’s like having an extra pair of hands.

  • December 6, 2011 at 11:42 PM

    Amazing giveaway, Tara. I have been wanting cast iron skillets for some time now! They may just replace my current favorites, my immersion blender and my KA mixer.

  • Jeanie
    December 6, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    I would have to say my pressure cooker! I could whip up a great beef stew in just 15 minutes!

  • Natalie
    December 7, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Can’t live without my crockpot! 🙂

  • Julie
    December 7, 2011 at 3:22 AM

    Mine has to be my dutch oven!!!!!

  • December 7, 2011 at 6:39 AM

    My KitchenAid food processor. I make my baby’s food with it, and nothing else can compete with that.

  • krista
    December 7, 2011 at 6:52 AM

    OMG. MY kitchenaid stand mixer!! Number one!! krinaldi07@yahoo.com

  • Michele
    December 7, 2011 at 7:41 AM

    My immersion blender. So much easier to puree soups!

  • December 7, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    My KitchenAid Mixer, for sure!!

  • Stacey
    December 7, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    I’ve got several favorites, but if I had to choose…my silicon whisk…such a small thing, but oh so important!

  • Francine
    December 7, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    My favorite kitchen equipment is my rice cooker. i use it EVERYDAY , several times a day.
    First we make oatmeal in it, my son loves it! ITS SO CREAMY AND I PUT PEANUT BUTTER IN IT… SOOOO GOOD. My husband loves rice so i make that almost on a daily basis and i steam all my veggies in it, using the attachment that came with the rice cooker!

  • Sarah
    December 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Since I’m just starting to build my kitchen and only have the necessities, I would have to say my red rubber spatula! LOL. It was the first item I placed in my kitchen when I moved in two weeks ago 🙂

  • Chelai
    December 7, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    My cuisinart cooking pots. They were a wedding gift and are downright awesome.

  • Kristy
    December 7, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    NOT an easy question to answer, it’s like asking which of your kids is your favorite…. I’m going to have to go with my Wustoff knife set, cooking changed drastically when I get REAL knives 🙂

  • Kelli Chockley-Gross
    December 7, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    my beloved piece of kitchen equipment would have to be my stove top cast iron grill. It flips to the other side to make a griddle. No need to leave the grilling outside in the colder weather.

  • Jeanette
    December 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Baking is so much quicker (and easier on my wrists!) with a Kitchen Aid mixer!

  • December 7, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    I love, love, love my KitchenAid mixer!

  • December 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    My favorite piece of kitchen equipment is my new kitchenaid mixer 🙂

  • Katie h.
    December 7, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    My kitchenaid mixer is my most favorite kitchen tool!

  • Courtney R
    December 7, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    My all clad frying pans

  • Buzz
    December 7, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    My favorite piece is my Kitchen aid mixer my mother gave me for Christmas years ago. Still going strong

  • Kristen
    December 7, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    My most beloved piece of kitchen equipment is without a doubt my Kitchenaid mixer! I got it for Christmas last year and can’t believe I went so long without one.

  • Amy from Texas
    December 7, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    My aeropress coffee maker.

  • Julie
    December 7, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    My most beloved would be my Kitchen Aid mixer 🙂

  • heather
    December 7, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    I really love my kitchen aid stand and immersion blenders!

  • Susan E
    December 7, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    One of my favorites is a very simple aluminum colander – it’s not fancy, but it belonged to my grandmother. My husband and I also love our Bialetti stove top, steam espresso maker.

  • Kelly
    December 7, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    My kitchenaid mixer or my food processor!

  • Vicki
    December 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    It would probably have to be my 12 inch non-stick skillet, but my KitchenAid mixer is a close second!

  • Hollee
    December 7, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    My beloved piece of kitchen equipment would be my kitchenaid mixer! I love it and use it all the time!

  • Susan O
    December 7, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    At this time of year, it is definitely my kitchen aid mixer!

  • Courtney
    December 7, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    My Kitchen Aid mixer makes baking so much easier! I love it!

  • Ashley
    December 7, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    My KitchenAid stand mixer is my most beloved kitchen item. Makes holiday baking easy-breezy!

  • Rachel
    December 7, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    my darth vader shaped spatula!

  • December 7, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    I love my Kitchen Aid mixer!
    26summer at excite dot com

  • Courtney
    December 7, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    My kitchen aide. I use it all the time, it’s a lifesaver!

  • December 7, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    My favorite piece of kitchen equipment is probably my cutting board that has little rubber footies at the bottom so that it doesn’t move -at all-. I cook a lot of squash and it is just my savior.

  • Kristina
    December 7, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    My favorite gadget is my Cuisinart mini-prep. I use it everyday for chopping onions, pureeing food for my little guy, etc. I couldnt live w/out it!

  • Amelia
    December 7, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    My parents old waffle iron – that after growing up with it for 20 plus years and taking when I moved out only recently noticed you could flip the waffle side over to make a griddle. I haven’t made a waffle since!

  • December 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Breadmaker is my favorite gadget! However, cast iron skillet brings memories of fried potatoes my mom used to make.

  • December 7, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    I couldn’t live without my crock pot but cast iron dutch oven is a really close second.

  • Rachel
    December 7, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Wooden spoons are my must-have for the kitchen.

  • Kim
    December 7, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    I love my food processor. I love making creamy sauces, soups, pureed veggies (to hide in my kids food when I get desperate), and usually gives me 5 min. of alone time because my kids think it is too loud 🙂

  • Melissa
    December 7, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    This is a tough one, but I think I’ll have to go with the blender since I use it every single day.

  • Jenn
    December 7, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Why my kitchenaid mixer of course. I named him Frank! 😉

  • jessie
    December 7, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Love my stoneware baking pan.

  • Gretchen
    December 7, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    Hands down, my cupcake pans.

  • Rachel
    December 7, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    My beloved piece of kitchen equipment is the electric skillet that my grandfather gave my grandmother as an anniversary present in the 1960’s. When I was a kid, I thought that had to be the worst, most unromantic present in the world. Throughout my childhood, that electric skillet probably saw 2 batches of fried chicken a week, not to mention pancakes and bacon on weekends. After she died, I found a cookie tin full of his letters home to her from the Pacific front in WWII, and somewhere in each of his letters, there is some comment about “I sure do miss your chicken.” Then I came to realize that this was quite possibly the most romantic anniversary present EVER. He was showing her how much he loved and valued something she did well. And now it is my beloved memory, and has pride of place in my kitchen.

  • December 8, 2011 at 7:27 AM

    My kitchen savvy sister is convincing me that cast iron is the way to go but until I’m completely convinced my favorite piece of kitchen equipment is a surprise to me (as in how much I love it) — my immersion blender! I make all kinds of creamy soups that don’t need cream to make them so because o f this handy dandy appliance. I’m really not much of a gadget person — my kitchen’s too small to store stuff easily. But this baby doesn’t take up much room.

  • December 8, 2011 at 8:35 AM

    My can’t live without item is definitely my Kitchenaid Mixer! I use it almost every day!

  • Kayla
    December 8, 2011 at 8:35 AM

    I most certainly cannot live without my Kitchen Aide Mixer! And a couple good knives!

  • Jessalyn
    December 8, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    My can’t live without kitchen item is a toss up between my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer and my food processor. I use them both all the time!

  • December 8, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    My food processor — it makes so many things so easy!

  • stephanie
    December 8, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    I could not go a day without my mini chopper. I use it for everything…nuts, onions, herbs and anything else i can throw in there!!!

  • Tracey Meinecke
    December 8, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    The one thing I cannot do without is my Kitchen Aid mixer!!! I LOVE to bake as well as cook. I can do anything with that mixer!

  • Glenda
    December 8, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    My favorite pan is my mother-in-law’s iron skillet (probably about 70 yrs old) which I inherited. I really would love to have one a little bigger. My favorite kitchen equipment is my kitchen aid mixer.

  • Molly
    December 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    I love my kitchen aid mixer and the ice cream maker attachment for it! 🙂

  • December 8, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    This may seem silly, but my favorite piece of kitchen equipment is my silpat – it keeps my pans clean from mess, and makes perfect cookies every time. I love it!

  • Jenna Kay
    December 8, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    I’ve had a Williams-Sonoma bread machine for about 15 years. It shakes while it mixes and sounds like a train, but it still produces gorgeous loaves of my favorite honey whole bread bread every week and I wouldn’t dream of replacing it!

  • Jennifer
    December 8, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    I love my Bosch mixer.

  • Ginny
    December 8, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    My favorite piece of kitchen wares is a wooden spoon/spatula thing. I have NO CLUE what it’s called, but I love it to pieces.
    I also really really love cast iron, and was so so so so happy to hear that you came to the um… dark side?

  • Dorothy
    December 8, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    You can’t have a kitchen without a good knife. Oh, sure, the baker in me wants to list all of the whisks and measuring cups and mixers, but let’s be real. How would we even cut open the boxes to these tools??

  • maggiewann
    December 8, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    It would have to be my Kitchen Aid mixer.

  • Jennifer McLaughlin
    December 9, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    I have to pick *one* favorite!! Wow….well, I guess it’ll have to be my measuring spoon set, no idea the brand but they are easy clean, easy to use!

  • Beth
    December 9, 2011 at 5:38 AM

    My most beloved kitchen item is my crockpot. 🙂

  • debra kay bowers
    December 9, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    My most beloved kitchen item is my hand mixer. I also love when someone is in the kitchen to help me. :))

  • Neta
    December 9, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    My most beloved kitchen gadget is the jar opener I inherited from my mother and my grandmother….it was passed down the line:) It’s just an old hand held ‘gizmo’ but I use it at least once a week.

  • Ruth V.
    December 9, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    A tiny little frying pan that I stole from my mother 🙂 It’s perfect for making eggs.

  • Nikki
    December 9, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    My crockpots!

  • Hillary Fairchild
    December 9, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    My most beloved item is my kitchen aid mixer that my Mother in Law gave me two years ago. It makes life so much easier!

  • Toni Miles
    December 9, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    My beloved piece of kitchen equipment would have to be my kitchen aid stand mixer.

  • Krista
    December 9, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    My most beloved kitchen item is two cookie sheets that I got from my grandmother before she passed away. They are not in the best shape and they have rust spots but to me they cook memories everytime.

  • December 9, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Our most beloved kitchen item is a large yello Staub cast iron pot. You can make the most amazing stews and casseroles, and looks great as a serving dish as well.
    Cheers:)
    Judit & Corina

  • Ann Oehmen
    December 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    I have so many favorite tools, but if i had to pick just 1, it would be my Vita-Mix blender. We used to go to the flower show in chicago in the early 1960″s with my parents. There was a vender booth that sold Vita-mix blenders, and I was always so amazed that he could put whole eggs, shells and all, and strawberries and whatever else he put into it and give us all a tiny taste of the magical elixer that came out of it. It was my favorite part of the show. My mother surprized me in the mid to late 1970″s with an all stainless steel Vita-Mix of my very own. I treasured that mixer for 35 years. It only really had 2 speeds…maim and kill. It still works, but last year I hesitantly purchased a new model. I was so afraid the quality would have gone down, but it is just as wonderful as that first one, and dare I say, an upgrade. I just love it.

  • Jeanne
    December 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    I love my KitchenAid!

  • Matt O'Donnell
    December 9, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    My Kitchenaid stand mixer (pistachio-colored!) is the best piece of equipment in my kitchen.

  • Alyssa H.
    December 9, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    My favorite kitchen tool is my hammered kadhi (wok). Great for preparing stir fry, and it can be used for so many different things! :]

  • Gloria Fugler
    December 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    I cherish the four sided grater that was my grandmothers. I think of her every time I use it.

  • Christy Fitch
    December 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    My beloved piece of kitchen equipment is my big chefs knife. I love it and use it daily.

  • Lizza Apostola
    December 9, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    My favorite piece of kitchen equipment is my cuisinart. I never used one growing up and my husband insisted on getting one when we got married and now I don’t know what I would do with out it! 🙂

  • December 9, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    My Kitchenaid stand mixer. Can’t live without it!

  • Susan
    December 9, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    It would have to be my double ovens that I waited almost 25 years for.

  • Samantha S.
    December 9, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Perhaps it’s silly, but I love my garlic press!

  • Kelly LaFave
    December 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    My favorite kitchen tool are my collection of vintage pyrex bowls. I use them for everything!

  • Cheryl
    December 9, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    My favorite kitchen equipment is my KitchenAid stand mixer as well! Love to bake!

  • Michele
    December 9, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    My most beloved item in my kitchen would probably be my crockpot!!

  • margaret king
    December 9, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    My favorite piece of kitchen equipment is my crockpot!

  • Diane West
    December 9, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    One of my favorite kitchen items is my Ninja Blender, magnificent smoothie are churned to perfection; though my husband would chime is favorite as an well used iron skillet that can go from kitchen to camping!

  • Thu
    December 9, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    I love my big skillet! It’s perfect for cooking most dishes!

  • Melissa flannelly
    December 9, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    My breville stand mixer! Hubby got it for me for valentines day and I looooove it!

  • Sarah
    December 9, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    I love my coffee maker.

  • Tara
    December 9, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    My Le Creuset dutch oven gets a lot of mileage in my kitchen.

  • Sharon Scott
    December 9, 2011 at 10:35 PM

    My most beloved item in my kitchen would be the huge yellow bowl with the pink band around it that my mother made her homemade bread dough in.

  • Kelli
    December 9, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    My favorite item in my kitchen is my KitchenAid mixer. Love that thing.

  • Timeeka
    December 9, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    My Pop Pop’s rolling pin. The thing is nearly 40 years old, but it’s still as good as new.

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