Berry Smoothies + a Vitamix Giveaway!

Posted by on Monday Jun 17th, 2013 | Print

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for all your entries! -C

Remember that breakfast rut I was in? No more. About a million years later than the rest of the world, I’ve discovered the appeal of smoothies. And thanks to all of your comments on that post, I’m not short on ideas for combinations for my morning drinks. But until last week, I was short one ingredient: an incredible blender. I tried making smoothies in my food processor, but the “smooth” part of the title started to seem like a misnomer.

Enter Driscoll’s, who offered to provide me with the ultimate in blenders, the Vitamix. Last week, I started blending my shakes in their CIA Professional Series, and I can’t get enough. My current favorite smoothie contains: banana, peanut butter, plenty of ripe strawberries and blueberries, a touch of honey, and milk (either 2% or homemade coconut milk–more on that blended endeavor soon). Thirty seconds in this powerful blender, and all those ingredients become a filling, healthful breakfast.

Now that I’m in love with an appliance, I’m happy to announce that Driscoll’s is going to supply one of you with your own Vitamix CIA Professional Series (a $500 value) to delight in. The winner also receives a $25 gift certificate to Whole Foods so that you can stock up on summer’s juiciest berries, to throw into your smoothies.

You’ve got three chances to enter the Vitamix + Driscoll’s + Whole Foods Giveaway:

  • {one} Leave a comment below and tell me what item in your kitchen (from your butter knives to your blender, your prep bowls to your electric mixer) you love most.
  • {two} Be a subscriber to the Big Girls, Small Kitchen newsletter and leave a second comment letting me know you’ve subscribed.
  • {three} Tell your facebook friends and/or twitter fans about the contest – post the link and tag @Big Girls Small Kitchen (facebook) or @BGSK (twitter). Leave a third comment letting me know you’ve done so.

The contest will run for 10 days, and I’ll announce the winner in my June 28th newsletter. Good luck!

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  • Elizabeth Jarrard RD

    Yes please! vitamix crushin’ My current favorite kitchen appliance is my plan old blender

  • Elizabeth Jarrard RD

    tweeted @elizabetheats

  • Rachel Wolf

    I LOVE my Shun knife that my boyfriend gave me for my birthday this year. A good knife makes a world of difference!

  • Rachel Wolf

    Tweeted from @RachelWolfDC

  • artfulword

    My favourite item is my Cuisinart mini-prep, it opened up a whole new world of cooking to me!

  • Karen

    I’m a subscriber! I love my lecreuset braiser! I’m always looking for a reason to use it

  • Matt Cohen

    I love my bubba keg!

  • Matt Cohen

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Adria

    I have to say my Kitchenaid Mixer… I love it more than anything in my kitchen and use it far more than I thought I would!

  • Katie

    I have so much love for my stand mixer. But there is room in my heart for this Vitamix!

  • Cjmforfun

    Wusthoff knife is probably the single thing I would hate to Line without. (I have one)

  • Adria

    Just subscribed because I love this blog site! This is one of the more recent cooking blogs that I’ve discovered and I’ve already made six or seven recipes that have all been fantastic – thanks!

  • Erin

    I love good knives. I don’t have a particular brand but anything that makes prep work easier wins in my kitchen!

  • Erin

    Tweeted @filmgeekchic

  • Erin

    I also subscribed! Great giveaway!

  • Christi Whorton

    I love my nutribullet, but I think I would love this Vitamix so much more!

  • Lauren C

    I would have to say my blender, but it is on it’s way out!

  • Elizabeth

    I love my chopping knife!

  • Elizabeth

    also I am subscribed via RSS.

  • Ann

    I love my Pyrex mixing/prep bowls. They’re used at least once a day.

  • Mary C

    Mario Batali dutch oven. I don’t use it often, but I like to look at it a lot!

  • Itzia

    I love my cutting board colander.

  • Itzia

    I’m a subscriber to your newsletter now.

  • Emily

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Emily

    My favorite kitchen appliance is my cuisinart – love it for pesto and pie crusts!

  • http://www.JuliaBloch.com juliabloch

    My favorite kitchen item is definitely my “mesh spoon” (http://www.amazon.com/Joyce-Chen-30-0037-Stainless-Strainer/dp/B0000CF4LF) – the best way to strain pasta and keep the magic pasta water to enhance the sauce!

  • Kay

    I love my KitchenAid stand mixer!

  • Kay

    I subscribe to the BGSK newsletter!

  • Lauren

    My cuisinart hand blender. In the summer, I use it for smoothies – but a Vitamix would definitely take over that role!

  • http://www.JuliaBloch.com juliabloch

    Aaaaand subscribed! [Also thought of a new favorite kitchen item: Microplane!]

  • Em

    Life-changing: my Sodastream Penguin (bought as a do-over Christmas gift when my brother got me a chocolate fountain. We agreed retroactively he would totally have gotten me the Sodastream!)

  • Sarah

    My favorite is my smart stick mixer. Love not having to transfer soups and purees out of the pot!

  • jared irish

    Love my pepper grinder! Magnum.

  • Em

    Also: am subscribed to newsletter!

  • jared irish

    Subscribed!

  • Liz Esterces Jones

    Fingers crossed. I used them everyday, my la cruset spoonulas. Love them.

  • Gloria

    There are so many things I love about my kitchen but the winner might be my french press. I don’t use it every day, but that makes it special.

  • Liz Esterces Jones

    I have subscribed and have followed your posts before. Great blog!!

  • layson

    My current favorite kitchen appliance are my Kuhn Rikon paring knives! I use them to chop my veggies/everything, and the colors get me in the summer mood!

  • layson

    Just subscribed to the mailing list, I’m a new reader and really loving the site!

  • Liz Esterces Jones

    Told my friends on FB. ;) .

  • Em

    AND…. tweeted!

  • Lauren Lydiard

    Just signed up for the newsletter!

  • Lauren Lydiard

    It’s silly, but my favorite thing in my kitchen actually IS my butter knives! I would get frustrated using up my knives for a spread on a sandwich and not have any left for cutting dinner, so… I plucked my little spreader knives from a vintage shop that had buckets of mismatched utensils. I found a perfect set for $4!

  • Sarah

    I subscribed to the newsletter.

  • Margie

    I love my Kitchenaid mixer. It’s 30 years old and still going strong. I have always wanted a Vitamix blender.

  • H Simpson

    Love my grill pan! Tweeted @hs44 and I’m a subscriber.

  • Rachel Pennings

    I subscribed!

  • Rachel Pennings

    My favorite kitchen item is my cast iron pan – everything tastes better cooked in cast iron!

  • Lauren

    I just subscribed!

  • Lauren

    my favorite kitchen appliance is my electric skillet pan

  • Lulu

    My japanese knives for super precise slicing. But a Vitamix would take the cake!

  • http://www.JuliaBloch.com juliabloch

    Tweeted, too!

  • Shannon

    Oh, love this! I’ve been on a smoothie kick too, but my little blender leaves something to be desired, would love one of these:)

  • Shannon

    And I subscribed to the newsletter!

  • EC

    Exciting! My favorite appliance is my dutch oven!

  • EC

    (I subscribed)

  • little0ne

    Lately I’ve been using my immersion blender a lot, but it stinks at smoothies!

  • Adina Aft

    My favorite item is my immersion blender, but that won’t be quite as necessary if I had a vita-mix:)

  • Adina Aft

    I tweeted @adinaaft

  • TC

    My favorite kitchen item is my bright orange dutch oven.

  • nasim mahboubi

    My favorite “appliance” is my seasoned mortar and pestle. I use it to crush garlic and ginger.

  • nasim mahboubi

    *subscribed*

  • nasim mahboubi

    *tweeted* from @NasimMahboubi

  • Kimberly Polacek

    My favorite kitchen appliance is my Kitchenaid mixer. I am sure that would change if I owned a Vitamix though.

  • Kimberly Polacek

    I am a newsletter subscriber.

  • little0ne

    I follow you by rrs and email!

  • little0ne

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  • Kimberly Polacek

    I retweeted your giveaway.

  • gillyblueyes

    I’ve been craving a Vitamix for ages! My current favorite kitchen item is my Farberware slow-cooker, because it has a removable inner container that can go on the stovetop for sauteing deliciousness into every dish. :)

  • gillyblueyes

    Also, rt’d on Twitter from gillyblueyes.

  • gillyblueyes

    I’ve been a newsletter subscriber for a while, too. Does that count?

    … and would it influence the contest at all to let you know I’m turning 30 this summer? A Vitamix would make the awesome-est of presents!

  • Emily B

    OHMYGOD, you’re giving away a VITAMIX???? I have been coveting one of those for months now!!! As for your question, my favorite kitchen apparatus is my trusty food processor, with which I have made countless batches of BGSK peanut sauce (a staple in my fridge).

  • Emily B

    Aaaand I just subscribed to your newsletter.

  • cassidy

    My colorful set of mixing bowls

  • cassidy

    And I subscribe

  • Annie Webb

    Dream blender!! I’d have to say I love my knife set the most. After years of using crappy knives the bf and I finally threw down for a nice set that we keep super sharp. So worth it!

  • Julia

    One of my recent favorites is a Tovolo Scoop & Spread spatula ( http://amzn.to/19dsqKH ). It is awesome when used to ice a cake, but also I’ve found it really helpful when I make Mason jar salads ( http://www.myfoodandotherstuff.com/2013/04/mason-jar-salads.html _ ) and it is awesome when mixing things in the blender or food processor.

  • Annie Webb

    Subscribed! Added my address to the email newsletter list. Thanks!

  • Julia

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Abbie

    I have to say, my food processor is pretty great.

  • Gabbi Baker

    My favorite kitchen item is my Calphalon grill pan – it is fantastic!

  • Gabbi Baker

    Subscribed to the newsletter!

  • Gabbi Baker

    Tweeted from @gabbibaker!
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    Thank you!

  • Becc

    I love my lidded Pyrex bowls – there’s not a lot of cabinet space in my small kitchen, so having one set of bowls I can use for mixing, baking, serving, storing, and reheating in the toaster oven (no microwave in my kitchen) is really useful.

  • Becc

    And I’m a subscriber!

  • Gretchen Alice

    I couldn’t live without my good knife!

  • Gretchen Alice

    And I subscribed to the newsletter!

  • cathy- Noble Pig

    Oh my goodness what an amazing giveaway!! I am a smoothie fanatic…my kitchen appliance at the moment is my pressure cooker:).

  • cathy- Noble Pig

    I subscribe to your feeds!!

  • Flash G

    Would love a Vitamix! It will definitely win out on my current “most-used” kitchen item, my JosephJoseph cutting board ensemble.

  • cathy- Noble Pig

    I tweeted!! Have a great day Cara!

  • Joanna

    It’s simple, but I can’t live without my rubber spatula!

  • molly fales

    I love my kitchen aid standing mixer. might be my favorite possession generally.

  • Joanna

    And I’ve subscribed to the newsletter :) Vitamix!!!

  • Leah

    My Henckels knife! I use it for everything :)

  • Leah

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Sofia

    I could not live without Kuhn Rikon paring knives!

  • Sofia

    I am a subscriber!

  • Mandi Chappell

    I just got a chance to use a vitamix last weekend at a friends party and it was amazing! My personal favorite in my kitchen is my food processor which allows us to make any variety of dips which we love in this house.

  • Kim Grabert

    My favorite kitchen is my Kitchen Aid blender that my mom gave me!

  • Kim Grabert

    Posted on Facebook!

  • Mandi Chappell

    Subscribed to newsletter.

  • Roxanne Beinart

    These days I love my salad spinner because I get so many greens from my CSA!

  • Roxanne Beinart

    Also, I subscribed to the newsletter!

  • Caroline

    What a generous giveaway! My favorite item has to be my cast iron pan from a family friend who cooked in it for about 60 years before handing it down to me.

    • Caroline

      p.s. Subscribed!

  • Liz

    My apt-mate’s Wusthof chef knife. Without it, I’d be 75% less successful.

  • Abbey

    I love my mini food processor which I use for every darn thing. But it can’t quite make a breakfast smoothie in one go!

    • Abbey

      and subscribed!

  • Susanne Ferwer

    I have an incredibly small kitchen too that really needs these sort of appliances that I will use every day, but my favorite appliance is by far my plain old hand mixer, good for baking pancakes and regular cakes!

  • hannah v

    I love my griddle insert on my stove

  • Susanne Ferwer

    and I have subscribed! Love this blog!

  • Amanda Campbell

    I love my Pyrex baking dish with lid and carrying case. It makes potlucks so easy!

  • Stephanie K

    I love my stand mixer. Making homemade bread is so much easier with it.

  • Stephanie K

    I am also a subscriber to your newsletter!

  • Amanda Campbell

    I’m a subscriber!

  • ijaw

    Oh man…the day i got a Kitchenaid mixer was so wonderful!

  • ijaw

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Amanda Campbell

    Retweeted from @Jazzy_Jean

  • Brigid

    I would love to use a Vitamix for my morning smoothie! I currently use my favorite kitchen appliance: the immersion blender for that!

  • Brigid

    I have also joined the mailing list!

  • Brigid

    tweeted @br1gid

  • Heather Hicks

    I love my kitchenaid mixer the most!

  • Beth Gerson

    My favorite item in my kitchen is our double oven. It’s the best.

  • Beth Gerson

    I also subscribed to the newsletter

  • Laura Marquart

    I love my Le Creuset dutch oven. It’s such a pretty color blue, and I rely heavily on it when I cook!

  • Laura Marquart

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Laura Marquart

    Shared on my Facebook page!

  • Kate

    I subscribed!

  • Kate

    I love my cast iron enamel skillet!

  • http://fullofsnark.com kristabella

    I think my favorite kitchen appliance is my food processor. I finally bit the bullet and spent the money for a good one and it is SO WORTH IT!

  • Abby Schachter

    I love my good knives that I received as a graduation present – it makes all the difference!

  • Abby Schachter

    I’m a BGSK Follower :)

  • Ellen K

    In the kitchen, my tongs and I are invincible!

  • Abby Schachter

    retweeted @aaschachter

  • mira (mermaid cafe)

    In my kitchen, my knife… but in my parents’ kitchen, definitely their food processor!

  • mira (mermaid cafe)

    Subscribed to your newsletter… thanks for the giveaway! :)

  • Minna

    GAH! Fingers crossed, I’ve been dreaming of a Vitamix forever!

  • LS

    My small colander!

  • Kat

    Oooh. I think my food processor is my favorite.

  • Kat

    i just subscribed to the newsletter – hope I win the vitamix!

  • Jenna

    my santoku knife! everything is easier with a good knife.

  • Jenna

    I’m also subscribed to the newsletter

  • http://citygrits.net/ Lara

    My favorite kitchen item has to be all my microplane zesters and graters. Love them!

  • http://citygrits.net/ Lara

    Just subscribed to the mailing list

  • Bri

    love my handblender!

  • EMC

    My favorite kitchen item is my hot air popcorn maker!

  • EMC

    And I subscribed to your newsletter :)

  • Iris Rodriguez

    I love my juicer, but recently I bought the pineapple slicer, which works with no power and its amazing!! so easy to use, dishwasher friendly and it works! Now i can have an entire pineapple peeled and sliced in 1 minute.

  • Iris Rodriguez

    tweeted @misskanikas

  • Priscilla

    I love my food processor!

  • sara moulton

    What I love most is my garlic press. My mom bought it for me, and it’s an OXO so it has a self-cleaning tool. It’s the small things!

  • Iris Rodriguez

    also on my work twitter @irisnews

  • Priscilla

    Subscribed to the newsletter.

  • valerie

    vitamix please! love my chef’s knife, freshly sharpened.

  • Vitya

    I love my pink Hello Kitty rice cooker/steamer.

  • Claire

    My favorite item is my immersion blender

  • Claire

    Subscribed!

  • Vitya

    Subscribed!

  • Brenna

    Yea!!! My favorite is my mixer. So useful!

  • Brenna

    I am a subscriber! :)

  • Vitya

    tweeted @feesampo

  • Ryann C

    My favorite kitchen item is my fancy chef’s knife – I even take it with me on vacation (non-plane trips of course). As long as you have a good knife, anything is possible!

  • Ryann C

    Subscribed to the newsletter!

  • Sally R. Ellingson

    Currently, my favorite kitchen item is my Secura 3-Tier Stainless Steel Food Steamer. Although, if I had a vitamix…. :)

  • Ryann C

    And tweeted it as @ryannc. Thank you!!

  • Sally R. Ellingson

    Subscribed !!!

  • Sally R. Ellingson

    And tweeted @sallyrose0425 :) I <3 smoothies!

  • Joe Sevier

    The Vitamix in my head is my favorite appliance; but as for real, tangible equipment, I’d say the engraved chef’s knife gifted to me by my brother & sister upon grad from culinary school.

  • Joe Sevier

    Now subscribed to the newsletter – one step closer to Vitamixing.

  • Joe Sevier

    And now you’re Facebook featured! Vitamix, come to papa! (please?)

  • EM. Halliburton

    I love my French press – I used it to strain cold brew, nut milk, pulp from fruits & veggies….

  • Kathy Keith

    I LOVE and simply would have to replace the same day it it broke, my NutraBullet single serve blender!!

  • Kathy Keith

    I’m subscribed!!

  • Kathy Keith

    Tweeted from @startouchedga

  • CherylinMassachusetts

    Comment 1: My bread machine would be the gadget I love the most, at the moment. I can make dough for pizza or for flat breads on the grill; Italian braided bread; French Pain de Mie; hamburger rolls and the list goes on and on.

  • boogaj

    I love my blender, but it’s a weak thing. I think this would take my blending to the next level!

  • Sonja H.

    My Chefs knife from Wustof is my absolute favorite. It use it daily and some days wish I had a second one to put my husband to work at the same time.

  • CherylinMassachusetts

    Comment #2: Subscribed via email! !! Onto task #3….

  • Sonja H.

    I have subscribed! Thanks!

  • AndreaOaks1

    Hi there, I follow you on Twitter (so now all my tweeeps know)and have subscribed! My go to kitchen item is my cast iron dutch oven. It’s 100 years old (thanks grandma!) and acts like a non-stick pan.

  • Esther Gyory

    Ooh, that’s hard. Probably my Dutch oven. I’ve made so many soups/stews/chilis/casseroles in that thing…

  • CherylinMassachusetts

    Comment #3: Done, done & done! “Liked” and shared on FB; “Followed” and retweeted on Twitter. Now just crossing my fingers and waiting ’till June 28th!

  • mockelj

    The bright red tea kettle is my favorite. There is something wonderful of a whistling kettle followed by a hot cup of tea.

  • Sonja H.

    And now I’ve posted you on Facebook!

  • http://hellobougeotte.blogspot.com/ megan

    I think it’s a tie for me between my wooden cutting block (great for serving, cutting and it’s beautiful) and my Dutch oven (hello beautifully braised meat!).

  • Andrea Oaks

    Subscribed!

  • Andrea Oaks

    Also, retweeted @AndreaOaks1

  • mockelj

    I am a subscriber to Big Girls Small Kitchen newsletter.

  • mockelj

    I posted about the giveaway on twitter. @mockelj

  • Alicia Mathewson

    I love the wooden spoon my boyfriends dad carved for me. So simple yet special.

  • Michelle T

    My current favorite kitchen appliance is my immersion blender, but I have a strong feeling a Vitamix would easily knock it out of first place!

  • Abbimac13

    My crock pot. It has my back when I’m too busy to make dinner or the budget is tight. Roast for 2 nights, and then stew from leftovers.

  • Michelle T

    tweeted @mbelletsang

  • Abbimac13

    Tweeted this awesome contest! @abbimac13

  • Abbimac13

    Signed up for the newsletter! Looking forward to hearing creative solutions for small kitchens. :) my washer and dryer occupy 1/4 of my kitchen. :)

  • Lauren B.

    Mine was my blender, until it broke from overuse! I have always wanted a Vitamix for my morning green smoothies!

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  • Michelle T

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    Tweeted from @lo_go!

  • Stephanie

    I love my Kitchen Aid food processor, my favorite Christmas gift from my parents this year! I’ve made lots of hummus and pesto in it so far, can’t wait to try out more recipes with it.

  • Stephanie

    I also subscribed to the newsletter!

  • Christine Conageski

    The item in my kitchen that I can’t live without are my chefs knives. We make everything from scratch so without a knife we’d have some pretty big onion chunks!

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  • Evelyn R

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  • Dee

    Two things–old, hand-me-down, beat-up measuring spoons and an old mixing bowl from my mom.

  • Taylor

    I love my immersion blender!

  • Taylor

    I subscribed to the newsletter!

  • Amy Roberts

    My microplane!

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    I love my utility knife! My Cuisinart Mini Prep is a close second.

  • Mary T

    I’m a subscriber

  • John Heimsath

    my all clad stockpot

  • AshleyNii

    I literally cannot live without my hand blender. I live in a small apt so it’s the perfect multi-tasker!

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  • Sara

    I love my immersion blender to make soups!

  • Sara

    I subscribed!

  • Christine

    My Bosch Universal Mixer….I’ve had it 12 years, through teaching 3 daughters and now 2 granddaughters the magic of cooking/baking embracing life!

  • Christine

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  • Kate

    I love my toaster oven, especially during the summer when it is too hot to turn on the regular oven.

  • Jennifer F

    I wouldn’t be able to work in my kitchen without my knives!

  • Christine

    Shared on FB and via Twitter @alwaysforevercj

  • Kara

    My favorite appliance is my food processor but like you said, it doesn’t really make smoothies very well!

  • LA2MQ

    I have a pie plate from Emile Henry that I love. Every pie that I have made has been perfectly cooked. It’s so reliable. I’m a subscriber to BGSK, too.

  • Bee Jolene

    Thinking about my kitchen, my favorite aspect of it is my Boos cutting block. Not only does it look great in the kitchen, I use it for everything and it’s big enough to do multiple piles while still staying sanitary. And… easy to clean. I am excited about a future set of Global knives and hopefully a vitamix too!

  • Bee Jolene

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  • Bee Jolene

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  • Jessica S

    I could not live without my Global chef knife!! Best Christmas present I’ve ever gotten :)

  • Jessica S

    and I’m a subscriber!

  • Michelle Dembo

    I would LOVE a Vitamix! I’m just getting into breakfast smoothies myself! All about my grandmother’s vintage kitchen aid mixer (it was one of her wedding gifts!)…it’s been revamped a bit but it’s unbelievable that this thing still works as well as it does! Every time I use it to bake I feel like I’m a housewife from the 1950s! Haha!

  • Audrey

    my favorite kitchen item is my kitchenaid mixer!

  • Audrey

    i just subscribed

  • Courtney Smith

    Probably the stand mixer, but I am sure lusting after a vitamix.

  • Amanda

    My favorite appliance is my Cuisinart food prep…makes everything so easy!

  • Rosie

    I love my knives! they make doing even simple dishes fun!

  • fangirljen

    I absolutely love my Le Creuset grill pan.

  • fangirljen

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  • Alaine

    I love my panini maker.
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  • sara

    I probably most love the spoon rest that was my great grandmother’s!

  • Melissa

    my magic bullett.. but an upgrade to a vitamix would be amazing!

  • Kristiina

    I love my le creuset stock pot…everything just tastes better when cooked in it :)

  • Kristiina

    I’ve subscribed

  • Steph Mazzucca

    Couldn’t live without my Wusthof chef’s knife!

  • Steph Mazzucca

    Subscribed!

  • Steph Mazzucca

    Tweeted via @stephmazzucca!

  • Angela Yer

    I love my pressure cooker!

  • Angela Yer

    I am an email subscriber.

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  • Laura

    It’s got to be the KitchenAid for me!

  • Laura

    Subscribed to the mailing list! #vitamix !

  • Shveta

    It’s a toss-up between my KitchenAid stand mixer and my chef’s knife, honestly. :)

  • Shveta

    I subscribed to your newsletter!

  • Shveta

    I retweeted the giveaway!

  • Nicole

    I have been crushin’ on a Vitamix for years! My budget just has never allowed me to get one so this is an awesome giveaway! My favorite kitchen item is currently the knife set I got for Christmas.

  • Nicole

    Subscribed!

  • Nicole

    Tweeted from @NicoleFederica

  • August Wasilowski

    I love my crock pot! I use it with a Johnson Controls temperature controller to make a cheap sous vide machine. Works like a charm !

  • Lisa

    My electric kettle is my favorite and most used kitchen tool I would love a viamix, it would instantly be my favorite.

  • Lisa

    I am a subscriber.

  • Rona Y

    I love my grapefruit spoons. I’m a simple girl at heart!

  • Rona Y

    Comment #2 I already subscribe to the newsletter!

  • Melody Dobbins

    I recently discovered a wheat (not gluten) allergy, so my favorite item right now is my digital scale. Trying to perfect an wheat free all purpose flour!

  • Melody Dobbins

    SUBSCRIBED! Loving the site.

  • Melody Dobbins

    and tweeted, via @melledobbs. Thanks!

  • heather velez

    my cuisinart hand blendler is clutch! but i would die for a vitamix.

  • Christina Dey

    My favorite thing in my kitchen is my cobalt blue kitchen aid mixer.

  • Christina Dey

    Just subscribed to your newsletter.

  • Carly

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Carly

    My favorite item in my kitchen is my Le Creuset enamled cast iron skillet. Love it.

  • Sarah W

    My current favorite kitchen item is a salad dressing mixer/pitcher. It’s been inspiring me to make my own salad dressings more often!

  • Benjamin Spaulding

    I love my griddle! I can make 6 grilled sandwiches at the same time… or a ton of pancakes, a mess of eggs and bacon… basically I can make enough for the whole family at one time!

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  • KateWalz

    My favorite is my Kitchenaid. I make bread and sticky buns and sauces and cookies and whipped cream. Magical.

  • KateWalz

    I subscribed to your mailing list! Yay Vitamix!

  • KateWalz

    I tweeted the contest ( @KateWalz ). Thanks!

  • Zest

    Great inspiration! My fav is my Cuisinart, it does lots of dirty jobs. The Vitamix would be a great addition! :)

  • Zest

    Tweeted :)

  • http://seven-percentsolution.blogspot.com/ 7% Solution

    I love my jars! They are great for me to put hot coffee in in the morning to wait for it to become cold coffee!

  • Gina Topley

    My favorite kitchen appliance right now is my juicer, but it changes with the season!

  • Courtney

    Dying for one of these! I love my mini purple cuisinart food processor (I got it after your post about them!) but I also love my little purple rubber spatula/scraper!

  • Courtney

    Just subscribed to the newsletter

  • Zest

    Subscribed :)

  • Courtney

    Told my friends on FB!

  • Michelle in WA

    I love my set of 7 measuring cups….all the sizes a girl could want. (obviously I am in need of a new knife lol)

  • Beth Radcliffe

    I will have to choose my food processor.

  • Vic

    I love my zester! I use it all the time.

  • Beth Radcliffe

    I subscribed to the newsletter.

  • Lyssa

    MY BREADMAKER! This past year at college my housemate and I would make at least one (but honestly often three) loaves of fresh bread, experimenting with different veggies and flours and milks and spices tossed in! Great bread with minimal work and hassle.

  • Vic

    Just subscribed !

  • Tierney

    My chef’s knife (and my hands) is my #1 tool.

  • Tierney

    I subscribe to your emails

  • Tierney
  • Laura

    I am in love with this blog. I just subscribed! Yay cooking in New York!

  • Laura

    My most prized kitchen love is my untreated wooden kitchen island. I bought it for $300 and it turns a nothing-kitchen into a real cooking space.

  • Hannah

    I can’t cook without a silicone spatula.

  • Lauren

    Without a doubt my favorite thing in my kitchen is my Cuisinart pot and pan set. They were a Christmas present and are worlds better than the random collection of (mostly crummy) pots and pans that my roommate and I had accumulated over the years.

  • Katie

    Hmm…I”d have to go with my immersion blender!

  • Jen

    Great giveaway! I love my lunchtime bento box – it’s not an appliance, but makes packing lunches much easier.

  • Jen

    Am now a subscriber!

  • Jen

    tweeted @exceptingfishes

  • Judy

    My favourite appliance is definitely my Kitchen Aid immersion blender. I got it after putting hot soup in a blender, which has become known in our house as “The Broccoli Soup Incident” – there was broccoli soup everywhere!

  • Tori Leigh

    I love my mini food processor – perfect for a college student!

  • Tori Leigh

    Also subscribed!

  • Calli

    I love my kitchenaid!

  • Fawn

    I love my immersion blender for smoothies, baby food, and soups. :)

  • Fawn

    I subscribed! :)

  • Fawn

    I tweeted (@the_little_deer) *crossing my fingers*

  • GYM

    i love my big salad/pasta/rice bowls that i inherited from a former roommate

  • Jessica

    My stand mixer is my must have!

  • Chris

    Would LOVE a vitamix! My favorite kitchen thing is weirdly my avocado slicer :)

  • Chris

    I subscribed to the newsletter too!

  • Melanie

    I love my Henckels knives!!

  • Vivien

    My toaster oven gets the most use.

  • Rachel

    My paring and chefs knives are my absolute favorite: i feel invincible in the kitchen with them!

  • Rachel

    tweeted! from @frenkilstein

  • Erin

    It’s so hard to choose just one item, but my trustiest kitchen tool is my chef’s knife. I use it every day and love it to bits!

  • Jessica R

    My cherry pitter. I know – it’s ridiculous, only serves one purpose, I might use it as often as once a year. But every time I open the drawer and see it, I smile. True love.

  • taylorusmcwife

    Simple but I bought a nice quality muffin pan. My kiddo will eat anything in cupcake form! Meatloaf, quiches, muffins!! :)

  • Jessica R

    Subscribed to the newsletter, too.

  • taylorusmcwife

    Subscribed! :)

  • Gretchen Fritchie

    I’m LOVIN’ my Cuisinart Egg Cooker these days. Never realized how awful I was at cooking eggs until I used it!

  • Gretchen Fritchie

    Subscribed!

  • Gretchen Fritchie

    tweeted @gretchfritch

  • memccully

    Vitamix envy. My favorite appliance is my Breville juicer, but i really can’t stand to wash it. and I lose all the fiber, which is why i want to win the Vitamix.

  • taylorusmcwife
  • memccully

    subscribed. really want to win the Vitamix.

  • memccully

    Tweet complete. Really going for the Vitamix now.

  • Caitlin M

    The item I love most in my kitchen is a cheap chefs knife I got years ago. It has held up miraculously well and just feels so nice when you use it. I hate having to use my friend’s knives at their houses; one of these days I’m going to start just bringing mine along!

  • Caitlin M

    Also, I’m already a newsletter subscriber! Not that I need it, I’m here all the time hoping you’ve posted something new. :-)

    • http://www.biggirlssmallkitchen.com/ BGSK

      That is too sweet!

  • Caitlin M

    And I posted this contest on FB! Can’t wait to hear what else you make in your Vitamix.

  • Sam

    I love my immersion blender, I use it all the time and it makes the best soups!

  • Gin

    I also subscribe to the newsletter!

  • Eme

    Love my cuisinart food processor. It can tackle anything, what a lifesaver. Now all Id love is a certain life saving blender :)

  • Eme

    I’m all subscribe-ed!

  • TJJ

    I love my salad spinner, no soggy lettuce!

  • LMOMalley

    I love our collection of Fiestaware in different colors. Any meal looks good on those plates!

  • LMOMalley

    I tweeted too! LMShu727

  • Sophie

    My favourite kitchen item is my cast iron fry pan :)

  • Sophie

    I’ve subscribe to your newsletter too!

  • Athene K.

    My mini muffin/tart tins which I regularly use to make canapés!

  • Athene K.

    I’m a suscriber!

  • Athene K.

    Tweeted from @AtheneKnufer

  • Bonnie M

    My KitchenAid, for sure. I don’t know how I lived without it!

  • Holly

    Subscribed!

  • Holly

    And I love my breville convection toaster oven. use it for everything and only turn my actual oven on a few times a year.

  • Jack

    I love my Le Creuset butter crock… I love having room temperature, soft butter at the ready to spread on toast, biscuits, whatever.

  • Jack

    I follow your newsletter!

  • Jack

    I tweeted about the contest @jdcollens

  • Anna Gaukel

    my favorite kitchen item is my stainless steel knife. It was the first kitchen thing I bought for myself 10 years ago, and my father sharpens it for me annually.

  • Anna Gaukel

    subscribed!

  • Anna Gaukel

    tweeted @overlockdowner

  • Sarah

    My favorite kitchen item has to be my salad spinner. I’d have some pretty sad salads without it!

  • Amber

    I absolutely love VitaMix! My cousin has one, and I use it when I go to her house!!!! I have recently killed two blenders because they couldn’t hold up to all kale I like to blend! I need a VitaMix to handle this! The current favorite kitchen item I own would probably be my kitchenaid stand mixer.

  • Erin Davie

    I love my hand held mixer – perfect for making big batches of soups, smoothies, and lots more. And I’m a subscriber :)

  • Amber

    I just subscribed to your newsletter.

  • Gigi

    My favorite kitchen tool is my stand mixer!

  • Amber

    I just tweeted your contest (I am @OGardenLife)

  • Jen Ciok

    I just subscribed!

  • Jen Ciok

    My favorite kitchen tool is my regular blender- smoothies, banana swirl ice cream, and soups- yum!

  • Jen Ciok

    Just tweeted the link @ACTforEducation

  • Colleen Borst

    already a subscriber. :)

  • Colleen Borst

    Also, i adore my kitchenaid mixer or my pasta maker. love em both!

  • Christine

    I want a vitamix! I love my rubber silicone baking mat from my kitchen

  • Christine

    and now I am a subscriber too!

  • Charles H

    I love my hand blender for making soups … but I’d love a Vitamix more!

  • Shannon

    What a great contest ! I love my le creuset french oven . I cool with it so much.

  • Charles H

    I am a subscriber to your newsletter, too

  • Charles H

    I posted about the contest on Facebook

  • Sharon

    I have subscribed to the newsletter and am looking forward to receiving!

  • Shannon

    tagged@BigGirlsSmallKitchen on Facebook

  • Kendra F

    My oven of course. How else would I roast beets, cook quinoa, and bake sweet treats?!

  • TC

    I love my Le Creuset dutch oven the most!

  • Amanda L

    I love my Food Processor, and I love this giveaway.

  • Sharon

    My favorite kitchen equipment is the dough tray given to me by my great-aunt Gladys. A dough tray is a shallow oval wooden bowl, carved by hand and sanded smooth. It is especially designed for mixing biscuit dough, and the one I have was hand-carved by my great-uncle. I always think of Aunt Gladys when I use her dough tray, and for me it is a lovely connection to a time when food was made by hand and with great love.

  • Kendra F

    and subscribed..

  • Sharon

    Oh, and I have tagged Big Girls, Small Kitchen on Facebook!

  • Lisa

    I just subscribed to your newsletter

  • Danielle Burkhardt

    I love my omlet pan. It makes making omlets even more easy and fun!

  • Melanie West

    I would LOVE this blender! I too am just jumping on the smoothie train. My favorite kitchen appliance has to be my stand mixer.

  • Danielle Burkhardt

    I am suscribed to you and love your recipes and ideas!!!!!!

  • Ruth Judd

    I adore my old Cuisinart hand mixer. Works are well as the day I bought it :)

  • Ruth Judd

    Subscribed and shared the post on fb!

  • Melanie West

    I subscribed!

  • Shari Rogers

    For me, I’ve really enjoyed my convection toaster oven. It saves me from heating up the oven for only a small dish to heat/roast veggies. :-)

  • krista

    My Kitchenaid the workhorse in my kitchen!

  • Jonathan Baker

    I love my wok the most, especially now that it’s nice and seasoned!

  • Jonathan Baker

    I subscribed.

  • Shari Rogers

    On the mailing list, somehow I missed doing that in the past and had you on FB only!

  • Michelle F

    My sharp knives and my whisk!

  • Jonathan Baker
  • Shari Rogers

    And now on twitter!

  • Melanie West

    I tweeted!

  • Nicolette

    I have so much love for my kitchen scissors. They are multi-functional and get put to use every single day.

  • Sharon Willow

    Cara, I am re-posting with my last name too, so you know who I am in case I win! I have subscribed to the newsletter and am looking forward to receiving! I have also tagged on Facebook.

    My favorite kitchen equipment is the dough tray given to me by my
    great-aunt Gladys. A dough tray is a shallow oval wooden bowl, carved by
    hand and sanded smooth. It is especially designed for mixing biscuit
    dough, and the one I have was hand-carved by my great-uncle. I always
    think of Aunt Gladys when I use her dough tray, and for me it is a
    lovely connection to a time when food was made by hand and with great
    love.

  • Caroline Friday

    My KitchenAid stand mixer is still the pride of my kitchen arsenal but there’s still room on my counter top for a Vitamix ;)

  • Caroline Friday

    Subscribed to the BGSK newsletter!

  • Caroline Friday

    Tweeted from @cfriday7

  • Suzanne Hill

    I love my two Kuhn Rikon knives that I got for Christmas this year!

  • Suzanne Hill

    I’m subscribed to the newsletter now.

  • Kristina G

    My kitchenaid is my favorite, but that would change with a vitamix!

  • Kathleen

    I love my tongs!!

  • Kristina G

    I subscribed, Thank you

  • Melissa

    I signed up for your newsletter!

  • Kristina G

    Shared on facebook

  • sara b

    my kitchenaid, hands down. I’ve baked a layer cake every weekend this month and I couldn’t have done it without “ol’ blue.”

  • Aaron

    cast iron skillet… hands down.

  • Aaron

    subscribed!

  • Aaron

    tweeted!

  • Alex Ashraf

    I love my cast iron skillet. Since I have bought it, I use it for basically everything I cook.

  • Alex Ashraf

    Just subscribed.

  • Laura Wright

    My favorite is my stand mixer.

  • Alex Ashraf

    Shared via facebook.

  • Laura Wright

    I’ve subscribed.

  • Emma B

    My favorite kitchen item is my dutch oven. I never knew I needed one until I got one!

  • Kelsey Matula

    {one} – LOVE MY SILPAT baking mat!

  • Kelsey Matula

    {two} SUBSCRIBED – can’t wait for awesome recipes!

  • Shyla F

    LOVE the glass lemon juicer that was my Grandmothers!!!

  • Kelsey Matula

    {three} – TWEETED THAT! Enter Enter Enter! :) @BGSK!

  • Christine Podolski

    I love my stand mixer particularly with the icecream attachment

  • Christine Podolski

    and I’m subscribed

  • Kimmer

    my mini food processor is my favorite, go to, but a Vitamix is my dream appliance!

  • Kimmer

    and I have been a subscriber for a while, love your newsletters

  • Kimmer

    sent a ‘tweet’ too!

  • Mary Tyrakowski Bujnowski

    Oh dear, I don’t know what it is called. I got this handy masher thingy from Pampered Chef…it helps break up hamburger and other food that are clumped together without mashing too much, it is my favorite!!!

  • Mary Tyrakowski Bujnowski

    I have subscribed! :-)

  • Mary Tyrakowski Bujnowski

    Posted on my timeline! :-)

  • Betsy Orton

    While i could probably use without, I love using my citrus juicer! Just fun!

  • Betsy Orton

    Tweeted @beeb1129

  • Jillian Matos

    I love love love my KitchenAid mixer. Unfortunately mixing isn’t the same as power blending and I’m dying to start juicing/smothie-ing up all the goodies from my garden with a VitaMix!

  • Jillian Matos

    also, just discovered this blog and happy to be a new, avid reader!

  • Tera B

    I love my microplane. So simple but so helpful! I don’t know how I used ginger before I bought it!

  • Tera B

    I subscribed!

  • elfkey

    Thing I love the most in my kitchen…my 5 qt. Kitchenaid. I never thought I would love it as much as I do. But my blender is down to two speeds, a vitamix would be amazing!

  • Greg D

    I love my cast iron skillets! My Krups coffee/spice grinder also ranks right up there!

  • Biblioholicbeth

    My food processor!

  • Biblioholicbeth

    Subscribed to the newsletter :)

  • Greg D

    Just recently found your blog and I love it, so I’ve subscribed! What a great giveaway! I am in desparate need of an outstnding blender. :)

  • Jamie

    My Cutco knives. I only have 2 the petite chef and a trimmer, but they were a wonderful CL find!

  • paulina

    my favourite kitchen tool is my big wooden cutting board!

  • paulina

    I also am on your email list!

  • Marianne Rothbauer

    It has to be my heartland stove …an old replica of the 1930′s :)

  • Michelle

    I literally JUST started making breakfast smoothies after a lifetime of never eating breakfast! Unfortunately, my blender is old and struggles in the morning. I can’t live without my cast iron skillet!

  • Alexandra Smith

    I posted to Facebook! Check my work https://www.facebook.com/healthcoachalex

  • Alexandra Smith

    I also signed up for the newsletter!

  • Alexandra Smith

    My favorite kitchen tool is probably my stick blender. I don’t have a real blender so this is my go-to for smoothies, soups, etc. Would love an upgrade to tackle bigger things like almond milk!

  • Daniele Smith

    I love my grill pan! It’s great to use, especially when you can’t grill outside.

  • Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)

    I love my Cuisinart food processor the most, but a Vitamix would definitely rival that! :)

  • Melissa

    I love my immersion blender, but I would LOVEEEEEEE a Vitamix!

  • Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)

    Just subscribed to your newsletter!

  • Melissa

    I subscribed to the newsletter!

  • Sam

    I love my cast iron skillet – use it every day! Thanks for the vitamix giveaway!

  • Sam

    Just subscribed, thanks!

  • Jasmine Ward

    My favorite kitchen tool right now is my KitchenAid stand mixer.

  • Jasmine Ward

    I subscribed to your newsletter.

  • Jasmine Ward
  • Jessie Osowsky

    Love my cusineart, it makes baking so easy!!

  • Jessie Osowsky

    Just subscribed!!

  • Jessie Osowsky

    Just tweeted your giveaway!!! I have a 3 month old and would love a vitamix to make baby food!! Thanks!

  • Kaitlin

    I absolutely love my zester. I know, weird, but zesting things is so thrilling, be it lemon, nutmeg, parmesan. I just go to town.

  • Kaitlin

    And, I’m a subscriber!

  • Kaitlin

    And, I tweeted. @kzmccaff https://twitter.com/kzmccaff

  • Annette Friesen

    My favorite kitchen appliance? The professional Kitchen-aid mixer I received as a Christmas gift from my children after 30 years of cooking with a little hand one.

  • Annette Friesen

    I also subscribed!

  • Sam H

    I love my giant cutting board and chef’s knife! Use them both every day :)

  • claudia

    i love my standmixer! when i get a vitamix, i will love my vitamix!

  • claudia

    subscribed to newsletter!

  • Cat

    I love my red KitchenAid stand mixer.

  • carrie e

    I’m not going to lie, my favorite thing in my kitchen is my coffee maker! I would die without it! But a vitamix would be so perfect right next to it! :)

  • Yusuf

    Currently it is my Lodge Dutch Oven but hoping a Vitamix replaces that as my favorite.

  • Ann

    My blender!

  • Ann

    subscribed to the newsletter!

  • Jocelyn Miller

    I just dropped by to share your blog with a friend and I swear you’re reading my mind! A much less fancy blender is on my wishlist right now. I am in the same rut and have been thinking it’s time to try out green smoothies for brekkie. I did fruit smoothies years ago but alas, we are blender-less right now. That Vitamix would rock my world :)

    My favorite appliance is my Cuisinart food processor. My kitchen wouldn’t be the same without it. I use it at least twice a week – sauces, salsa, hummus, pesto. Mmmm.

  • Linnea Magee

    subscribed!!

  • Amy

    I subscribed

  • Amy

    My favorite kitchen item is my citrus zester!

  • Vale

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    I love my KitchenAid Stand mixer!

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  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    I subscribed!

  • http://nattysfamily.blogspot.com/ npbradshaw

    My favorite thing in my kitchen is my red Le Creuset pot!

  • http://nattysfamily.blogspot.com/ npbradshaw

    I am a subscriber!

  • Paige

    I love my immersion blender and kitchen aid mixer and I’d also love a vitamix ;)

  • Sarah

    What I love the most in my kitchen is this bowl that I painted. There’s a pottery place nearby. You select the piece, maybe it’s a mug or a plate, or something else. Then you paint it in whatever fashion you want! They take the piece and fire it in the kiln. Then you have a special object all your own, or a gift for someone special. I like my bowl as it’s my own design and I enjoy using it each day.

  • Sarah

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  • Allison

    My red Kitchenaid stand mixer is probably my favorite (and most used) kitchen gadget…but a Vitamix would be up there too :)

  • Allison

    Also, am now a subscriber!

  • puja

    definitely my hand blender!!

  • Nicolette

    I’m a subscriber!!

  • http://hipsandhangers.blogspot.com/ Tashia @HipsandHangers

    I’ve been wanting one of these! My current favorite is my crockpot. Gotta love an appliance that cooks dinner for you!

  • http://hipsandhangers.blogspot.com/ Tashia @HipsandHangers

    I joined the mailing list as well!

  • ThePistachioProject

    I love my glass straws.

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    I subscribe to Big Girls Small Kitchen

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  • Alycia Noe

    I love my cuisnart mixer

  • Janna

    I love my cast iron pan. Had avoided for years since it seemed fussy- but couldn’t be farther from the truth and so useful to leave out all the time. Been really wanting a blender too!

  • Janna

    Subscribed.

  • Erin Simnitt

    I’d be one hungry girl without my blender–most mornings I’ll have a spinach, banana, and berry smoothie for breakfast (throw in an avocado for creamy-ness!) as I run out the door, and a quick protein shake after my workouts.

    I love smoothies because I can freeze my fruit that’s about to go bad, and have a quick meal with so many vitamins and minerals!

  • Erin Simnitt

    I’m a subscriber!!

  • Erin Simnitt

    Shared your chicken curry with bananas, raisins, and peanuts with my friends on Facebook. I made it for Saturday brunch with my family and everyone loved it. They were surprised how sweet it was, and how nicely the peanuts complimented the dish.

  • megmagdah

    My favorite kitchen item is a wooden breakfast tray that my mother got when she lived in Bisbee, AZ, as a young woman. She was there taking a break from college, building adobe houses, and working with runaway teens. They called her Flaco. This (we named our cat after her), and the tray, were remnants of that time that filtered into my childhood. The tray itself had, in inlaid wood, a woman working the fields with a burrow. It held all the power of a fairy take for me. Home wouldn’t be home without it.

  • megmagdah

    Subscribed to the list!

  • megmagdah

    And tweeted!

  • Jaime G

    I love my cutco knives the most!

  • sisterofbonnie

    Probably my classic cast iron. Winter food, summer food, breakfast, dinner, or dessert – it’s good for everything!

  • Shawn Flader

    Favorite Kitchen Item: my Zyliss ice cream scooper

  • Shawn Flader

    I am a subscriber to the newsletter!

  • Shawn Flader

    I shared this contest on facebook with my friends.

  • karifrank

    I LOVE my Ninja Blender!! Few months ago I started a healthy journey. I needed to loose weight but dieting was not the answer. I decide to change my life and began a healthy eating lifestyle. Now my diet consist on eating mostly fruit and veggies. I use my Blender everyday!! Smoothies, soup, dips… I love it! VitaMix would definitely be my new love!!

  • Steph

    I love my KitchenAid mixer!

  • Steph

    I subscribe to the newsletter!

  • Kate Gunter

    please please please I’m totally in love with my orange Kitchen Aid stand mixer its like gold to me

  • Niloofar

    I LOVE my Hamilton Beach juicer! It was only $45 on Amazon.com but it does the job. I’m eating so many more fruits and veggies since I started juicing but I would LOVE to have a Vitamix!!! That way I can get all my fiber too ;)

  • Niloofar

    I just subscribed to the newsletter!!

  • Niloofar

    And now I just tweeted about the contest :) Thanks so much for this giveaway…I hope I win! :D

  • GoodRay

    So what happens to your mini food processor now?! Does it need a New mamah?!?! Wann a give that to meee?! :D
    My smoothies and frapees aren’t *really smooth either, but I don’t really care, I have no room for more or bigger stuff anyway. But I bet life is a breeze with this one :)

  • Diane M OConnor

    what I love most is my le creuset pots and pans the most !

  • Ashlee L

    Would love the vitamix!!!! My do without item is my garlic press!! Use it everyday for almost everything!

  • Ram

    Love my toaster oven.

  • Elena

    My butcher block cutting board. It has been a permanent fixture on my counter top for years!

  • Elena

    already subscribed to the enewsletter

  • Elena

    tweeted on @ElenaH13

  • Laurael

    …and I love reading my Friday newsletters.

  • Laurael

    Absolutely, my garlic press.

  • Laurael

    And I’ve spread the word on Facebook.

  • http://www.keepitsweetdesserts.com/ Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    I could not live without my kitchenaid mixer!

  • Nicole Rhéaume

    i absolutely love my food processor…. couldn’t live without it because i can’t live without homemade hummus and other tasty dips!!

  • Nicole Rhéaume

    subscribed!!

  • rlk

    My favorite kitchen item is my lime green Le Cruset casserole dish.

  • rlk

    I just subscribed to the email newsletter!

  • Lauren

    My favorite is my Cuisinart food processor!

  • mintandpetrichor

    My Bodum French press is my favorite.

  • Amanda Howard

    I have been dreaming about buying a vitamix! I love my Cuisinart food processor but am in desperate need of a blender!

  • Amanda Howard

    I am subscribed!

  • Amanda Howard

    Oh and also just shared this awesome giveaway on facebook and twitter!

  • kb

    subscribed!

  • kb

    can’t live without my french press & bodum manual grinder – they even come camping with me!

  • Lindsay

    My kitchen aid stand mixer is essential for cookies but i’d love a vitamix!

  • Evelyn Watterson

    I just got married, and have only a few kitchen appliances. Right now, I would say my little old smoothie blender from Target!

  • Mary

    My favorite kitchen appliance is… ? I don’t think this counts as an appliance, but I’m in the process of wearing out my pizza stone. I love that thing! A Vitamix would be absolutely my favorite, if I had one!

  • Jenna S.

    I’d have to say my favorite thing in my kitchen is my KitchenAid stand mixer. I love to bake and my mixer’s cheery light blue color really brightens up my kitchen and always makes people smile or ask about it when they come over.

  • Colleen C

    I just discovered healthy smoothies as a an easy and delicious way to replace a meal! So my current fav is my Magic Bullet…but I’d love to upgrade to the Vitamix :)

  • Heidi

    I love my coffee grinder the most

    • http://www.biggirlssmallkitchen.com/ BGSK

      I’m curious – which grinder do you have?

      • Heidi

        just a KRUPS one, I think I got it on Amazon for $20. But I use it to grind coffee, plus tons of fresh spices, and fresh flour like garbanzo bean and oat, dried chili peppers for chili, vanilla bean pods, flaxseeds for smoothies, etc!

  • Heidi

    I just joined the newsletter!

  • Heidi

    I just followed on facebook and twitter :)

  • Rowan

    I love my immersion blender stick! It makes sauces and soups a breeze.

  • Ashley

    Ah! I would LOVE a Vitamix! Currently my favorite kitchen item are the fancy and colorful ceramic knives my boyfriend’s sister gave me for Christmas. Dull knifes no more!

  • http://www.jennibrenni.blogspot.com/ Jenni Pugh

    My favorite item thus far is the cutting board! Lame! So, I need this mixer.

  • Jennie

    Oh, what a fun giveaway! I think my favorite kitchen item is (weirdly) my sifter. It’s like an arm workout and a kitchen item all in one.

  • Stephanie Lin

    This is such a fun giveaway! I love my electric mixer. It definitely makes things a lot easier for me, haha.

  • Stephanie Lin

    I’ve also subscribed to your newsletter!

  • Shoshana

    My favorite kitchen appliance is my Breville smart oven. It toasts, bakes, roasts, warms and more!

  • Melissa Lambert

    Tweeted and subscribed to this wonderful discovery (blog)!! As for the item in my kitchen that I just l-o-v-e… I have two! My juicer and my hand mixer!!

  • ellen

    i love my kitcheniad mixer!

  • KaliDhi

    My grammas wooden hand juicer

  • thepricklypinecone

    I love my Kitchenaid mixer! Use it most days.

  • Kathleen Thompson

    My breadmachine, and ricecooker

  • Kathleen Thompson

    I subscribed to email

  • Kathleen Thompson

    I shared on facebook

  • Meelia

    I love my juicer. It’s the best, just like this giveaway :)

  • Meelia

    I subscribed.

  • gcatherinev

    Subscribed!

  • gcatherinev

    Favourite item in the kitchen is definitely my handmixer, my go-to item for baking.

  • Ali :)

    I love my Japanese Mandolin… ribbons of veggies for salads allow for dressin to lightly dance across the surface! So beautiful and tasty!

  • Ali :)

    I subscribed!!

  • Ali :)

    AND posted it on Facebook!

  • Stephanie Lai

    I love my le creuset dutch oven!

  • Betsy Williams

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Betsy Williams

    My favorite kitchen item is my spatula. It’s from Pampered Chef and even though it’s white, I can always get the spaghetti sauce or curry colors cleaned off of it.

  • Lauren R

    I adore my mortar and pestle! From smaching fresh herbs to garlic to chili peppers, it is the one kitchen tool I use the most. The rustic feel of actually having to smash the ingredients myself is an added bonus!

  • Lauren R

    I subscribed!

  • Lauren R

    I tweeted!! Not sure how to get the link specific to my tweet (technology is not my friend) But i am @robolikes !!!

  • http://www.hiddenfruitsandveggies.com/ Kelly @Hidden Fruits & Veggies

    I love my kitchen aid stand mixer :)

  • http://www.hiddenfruitsandveggies.com/ Kelly @Hidden Fruits & Veggies

    Tweeted from @hiddenfruitnveg

  • Rebecca Hendrix

    My favorite kitchen tool is my food processor. Makes perfect hollandaise sauce and pasta dough.

  • Jean Brinkley

    I love my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I can’t believe how often I use it!

  • Jean Brinkley

    I subscribe to your newsletter – jeanbrinkley73 at gmail dot com

  • Jean Brinkley
  • Rebecca Hendrix

    And I just confirmed my subscription to the newsletter. Yay!!

  • Emily

    I love my stand mixer!

  • Emily

    Subscribed!

  • Emily

    Tweeted! @emilyfcoyle

  • UCHV

    My favorite kitchen tool is my immersion blender!

  • UCHV

    And I subscribed!

  • UCHV

    Tweeted from @pjdeckert!

  • Summer

    My Cuisinart food processor — it makes my life so much easier!

  • http://www.sayitaintsho.com sayitaintsho

    I love my WS Veggie Chop

  • http://www.sayitaintsho.com sayitaintsho

    and tweeted from @sayitaintsho!

  • Summer

    Subscribed!

  • Summer

    My favorite item is my Cuisinart 8-cup food processor. It makes life so much easier!

  • Summer

    Left a message on Facebook and told my friends about this!

  • Kaitlin Graham

    I love my soda stream so I can make all sorts of drinks at home, I have really become a wizard with it.

  • Kaitlin Graham

    Subscribed to the newsletter

  • Rae

    My favorite kitchen appliance would definitely have to be knifes! I use them everyday to chop fruit/veggies up!

  • Steph Coupns

    i love my kitchenaid mixer the most!

  • Steph Coupns

    subscribed to newsletter!

  • Steph Coupns
  • Erin

    I sooo want the VitaMix! Currently my favorite kitchen appliance is my food processor. Thanks!

  • Erin

    Just subscribed!

  • http://www.laviejaime.com/ Jaime @ laviejaime

    mine is my cast iron pan

  • http://www.laviejaime.com/ Jaime @ laviejaime

    i am already a subscriber via email

  • Sam

    I joined the newsletter!

  • Katelyn

    I subscribed to your newsletter!!

  • AnnaZed

    I love my Kitchen Aid mixer, it’s so beautiful and I use it about 3 times a week (maybe more)

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  • AnnaZed

    I’m a subscriber now!

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

  • AnnaZed

    I posted a tweet too (as @AnnaZed:disqus ): https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/347878678459453440

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

  • tambourinetrees

    YES PLEASE VITAMIX! You’re right, food processors don’t work very well for making “smooth”ies. My favorite item in my kitchen is my kitchenaid, of course! ($20 at a garage sale because the woman’s husband bought her the wrong color!)

  • tambourinetrees

    Subscribed to the newsletter!

  • tambourinetrees

    …..aaaaand tweeted as well!

  • Christina

    My favorite kitchen item is probably my kitchenaid mixer, but I also love my citrus reamer…it’s just so.damn.satisfying to get every bit of juice out of a lemon in 3 seconds flat.

  • Christina

    Subscribed to newsletter

  • freya

    ceramic knives!

  • freya

    subscribed to newsletter also

  • Tom H

    My favorite appliance in the kitchen is the blender, but it’s got nothing on this Vitamix. Thanks for the opportunity to win this Vitamix.

  • Tom H

    I just subscribed to the BGSK Newsletter. Thank you for the additional chance of winning the Vitamix.

  • Tom H

    I just tweeted about your Vitamix giveaway and included the link to this page. Thanks for the extra opportunity to win this amazing Vitamix.

  • Rust

    I love my Cuisinart mini processor.

  • Rust

    I’m one of your email subscribers.

  • Rust
  • Diane

    I love my KitchenAid mixer in robin’s egg blue!

  • Marilyn

    My favorite kitchen item is my Kitchenaid Mixer … I absolutely Love it!

  • Marilyn

    I subscribed

  • Marilyn
  • Maryam

    I love my KitchenAid! I would love to have this in my kitchen!

  • Maryam

    I subscribed :)

  • Maryam

    I tweeted about the contest!

  • Francine F.

    I love my Breville citrus juicer

  • Francine F.

    I’m already a subscriber

  • Jade Rutledge

    I love my cast iron skillet!

  • Jade Rutledge

    I am already a subscriber!

  • Francine F.
  • Debra

    I’m a subscriber.

  • Debra

    I love my immersion blender for smoothies and splash-free soups!

  • Victoria of Flavors of the Sun

    I am a subscriber–a very happy one. Love your blog.

  • Kim Ballard

    My Le Creuset cookware—the beautiful flame color makes me happy and I love the way it cooks so evenly.

  • Anna Hensley

    I am a subscriber and would LOVE a vitamix!

  • Kim Ballard

    I am also a subscriber to BGSK–love it!

  • JoanneB

    I am a loyal newsletter subscriber! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  • Kim Ballard

    I liked you on Facebook.

  • JoanneB

    my favorite kitchen appliance is my one Le Creuset pot that I can use for everything from making soup, to braising meat or baking bread!

  • Rafal

    subscribed!

  • Rafal

    That smoothie looks great!

  • Shah

    My Jim Lahey cookbook. Who knew bread could be so good

  • saf

    My Yonana banana “ice cream” maker. So awesome!

  • Kimberly Polacek

    My Kitchenaid Stand Mixer

  • Kimberly Polacek

    I subscribed

  • JoanneB

    Tweeted! – @joannebadr

  • saf

    I’m a subscriber! Always wanted a Vitamix and I am currently blender-less.

  • Shah

    I am a subscriber…. My Emile Henry used to bake bread in…

  • http://thegoudalife.ca/ Kelly Brisson

    Hard to choose just one, but I think my Cuisinart mini chopper is easily my most used, most loved kitchen item.

  • http://thegoudalife.ca/ Kelly Brisson

    Subscribed to newsletter.

  • http://thegoudalife.ca/ Kelly Brisson

    shared on twitter!

  • Myla

    I use my 9 inch saute pan from Pampered Chef everyday! I love it!

  • Myla

    I subscribe to your blog!

  • Katie

    I’ve always wanted a VitaMix blender! My favorite kitchen appliance is probably my immersion blender – it’s great for making pureed soups!

  • Katie

    Also, I’m a subscriber to your newsletter!

  • stacy

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Alli S.

    I love my new KitchenAid mixer!

  • Leah MacKenzie

    I love my KitchenAid Stand Mixer!

  • stacy

    favorite kitchen item is definitely my HUGE skillet my dad bought me years ago!

  • Leah MacKenzie

    I subscribe to your newsletter :)

  • Krista Sanderson

    food processor all the way!

  • Laura Whitaker Foran

    My favorite kitchen item is my food processor

  • Laura Whitaker Foran

    I’m a subscriber. :o )

  • Alli S.

    Tweeted!

  • minhkh

    I love my KitchenAid stand mixer. So versatile! Pastries! Pastas! Even meat grinding!

  • Molly Dwyer Blake

    oh yeah!!! Favorite kitchen tool? Spatula. Without one so much would be left behind!

  • Lynn

    I couldn’t bear to live without my Wusthof santoku knife. It does everything for me!

  • jared irish
  • Margaret Conway

    i love my stove-top espresso percolator (a gift from a good friend) and travel with it everywhere!

  • Katie

    Tweeted about the contest (@katherineboyle)

  • Margaret Conway

    and i’m a happy subscriber!

  • Mirakol S.

    My favorite kitchen things are my chopping knives, cutting board and CuisinArt mini prep. I would love to add a Vitamix to this list ;) Thanks for having the best posts and giveaways. You help make my quarter life interesting! Ha :)

  • Mirakol S.

    I’ve been a subscriber to BGSK for a few years now :)

  • Cecelia Flanagan

    I love my block cutting board. I don’t even bother putting it away anymore.

  • Bonnie

    I love my kitchen scale. With baking with gluten free flours I use it constantly!!

  • Cecelia Flanagan

    I’m a subscriber and would LOVE a Vitamix!

  • Bonnie

    I’m already a subscriber and avacados are really great in smoothies:)

  • nybor

    #1 I love my wostoff knives.

  • nybor

    #2 I am a subscriber!

  • dmckeever

    Hey i’m already on the mailing list but my favorite kitchen item is a lodge cast iron pan

  • Michelle

    My favorite kitchen item(s) are my knives… ready to chop up fruits & veggies and toss into the vitamix!!

  • Mirakol S.

    I tweeted and shared on Facebook! :) Good luck everyone!

  • Michelle

    I am a BGSK subscriber and I receiving newsletter udpates.

  • nybor

    #3 I posted link to FB! I so want to win!!!!!

  • Michelle

    Tweeted this fabulous BGSK giveaway… @BGSK If I win I’ll Instagram a picture of my new Vitamix… maybe even post a video of it in use, should start using hashtage, #BGSK ;)

  • Coree

    Love my Wusthof Santoku knife – use it everyday. My true dream kitchen item is a Vitamix.

  • Coree

    subscribed!!

  • A. Christian

    My current favorite kitchen appliance is my 1000 watt transformer. It lets me use all my American appliances (blender, rice cooker…) in Germany.

  • A. Christian

    Also, I’m a subscriber!

  • Ali

    My favorite kitchen item is by FAR my vitamix! I love it so much!

  • Coree

    and tweeted!

  • Ali

    Oh and I already subscribe to the newsletter…which I love :)

  • Jeanene

    My Cuisinart standing mixer is my favorite kitchen accessory! I just love how it looks sitting there on my counter even when it is not in use!

  • Jeanene

    Also, I am already a subscriber!

  • Tammy

    I love my Tullen kitchen scissors. :)

  • Tammy

    I am a subscriber. :)

  • Cynthia

    My Le Crueset Dutch oven

  • Cynthia

    Amd of course I subscribe!

  • http://wee-eats.com/ natalie @ wee eats

    I love my All Clad Saute pan more than life itself… (Totally healthy, right?)

  • http://wee-eats.com/ natalie @ wee eats

    I already subscribe!

  • allisonemme

    I’d have to go with my basic but wonderful Wusthof knife or my trusty red Kitchen Aid mixer! We desperately need a new POWERFUL blender… what a great giveaway!

  • allisonemme

    I also subscribe via email

  • Carla S

    My favorite kitchen appliance is my Kitchen Aid mixer! I smile whenever I use it

  • Shannon Lauer Reibenstein

    Love the Vitamix, been saving for one but it looks like it will be a while. My current favorite kitchen appliance is my Kitchenaid stand-mixer a wedding gift that keeps on giving from homemade pasta to grinding our own turkey cutlets, you gotta love the Kitchenaide!

  • Carla S

    I subscribe by email

  • Shannon Lauer Reibenstein

    I already get your newsletter, great recipes, I’m stoked to try this smoothie recipe, my 18 month old loves smoothies, it’s the only way he’ll eat spinach.

  • Susie

    I love my espresso maker!

  • Susie

    I love your newsletter

  • Ashley

    I love my nesting doll measuring cups (given as a gift, from Modcloth, I think?) They have six different increments of measurement, and I can easily level them off for perfect measurements.

  • Tiffany A

    I love my Dutch oven.

  • Ashley

    I’m also a long-time subscriber to the newsletter! (And those bahn mi hotdogs are are my menu for next week!!!)

  • Emma

    My favorite kitchen item is my mom’s cast iron pot. We make everything from bread to slow-cooked chicken to steel cut oatmeal in that thing, and it works wonders every time.

  • Tiffany A

    I’m a subscriber as well.

  • Emma

    I am a subscriber to the BGSK newsletter!

  • Emma

    tweeted @ehuebner94

  • Lisa

    I love my cutting board but I would love a super blender (vitamix) so I won’t have to chop so much! Thanks!

  • Lisa

    I am a subscriber!

  • Malinda McConnell

    I love my tea kettle. I love making tea all time of the year so it’s constantly being used.

  • Michellanne Deutsch

    Definitely my Zojirushi rice cooker. I love that I can set the timer in advance and have hot, freshly cooked rice whenever I need it.

  • Malinda McConnell

    I am a subscriber to BGSK, email ladym4u2c@yahoo.com

  • Jen

    I’ve been dreaming of owning a vitamix for three years. They’re just so darn expensive. My most beloved and cherished kitchen appliance is my ancient espresso machine, not sure how i’d live without it!

  • Malinda McConnell

    I posted on Facebook: Malinda McConnell. I posted on Twitter: Purpletiger425

  • Emily

    My blender is my favorite thing!

  • Emily

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Jen

    Posted a tag/message on facebook! Fingers crossed.

  • Chelsey S

    My favorite kitchen item is probably my GreenPan wok. I can pretty much cook anything in it whch saves having to stuff multiple pots and pans in my tiny kitchen!

  • Chelsey S

    I am a subscriber!

  • rosemarie

    I have an old jadeite bowl with a handle and a spout that seems to be perfect for everything.

  • Julie Hopkins

    My convection toaster oven…. I “cook” salmon, asparagus, toast, anything and everything without firing up the real oven.

  • rosemarie

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Kelly

    My handheld mixer. At least that’s my favorite until I fulfill my dream of a kitchenaid!

  • Kelly

    Also a subscriber!

  • Liza

    It’s probably sad, but I can’t live without my rice cooker. It makes dinner time exponentially easier, and it’s so versatile. I love it!

  • Liza

    And oh, by the way, I am a subscriber!

  • Rose

    I love my Henckels knives :)

  • Rose

    I’m also an email subscriber.

  • Chopin Fan

    Sodastream Penquin. Use it everyday to keep filtered chilled bubbly water available all the time. I’ve been a subscriber of your blog for years. Would love to win the vitamix blender.

  • Suzanne

    My favorite kitchen item has to be my cooking skills from decades of preparing meals! Of course, a Vitamix would be a great addition >hint, hint<

  • Suzanne

    I’m a long time subscriber to Big Girls, Small Kitchen

  • Suzanne

    Posted the link on FB!

  • Cate

    It is so hard to choose just one! My favorite kitchen gadget would have to be my tried and true le crueset 5qt.

  • Cate

    I am also a subscriber.

  • Katie Schwing

    Yay! My favorite appliance is my immersion blender, even though I needed six stitches after an incident with it last summer. So handy!

  • Katie Schwing

    I also subscribe to the newsletter … schwink at gmail.

  • Turtle2

    My favorite kitchen appliance is my electric pressure cooker. And I am a subsciber to bgsk. Try adding a tablespoon of dry regular oatmeal to the smoothie you will stay satisfied longer

  • salma

    my favourite item is my cast iron frying pan…..does wonders with all types of foods.

  • salma

    I’m a subscriber

  • Katie Schwing

    And I just tweeted @schwink. Love this blog; keep up the good work!

  • diane42997

    My big chef’s knife. I’d be lost without it. I’m already a subscriber to BGSK, and I did the Facebook thing. I have a blender and something that’s supposed to be a smoothie maker, but neither really do the job well. This Vitamix would be a gift from heaven!!

  • SMDC

    I realllly love my cast iron pan! Stove to oven; crispiness; easy to clean….

  • SMDC

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Penina

    I love my small, but super-sharp Victorinox knife. I was never able to find the one I loved growing up in the US, so my mother bought one for me in Israel. Of course, she immediately forgot she bought, left it in her carry-on, and it got confiscated. So, a year later, she had a friend going there get two of those knives for me!

  • Gillian

    OMG – best giveaway. I can’t do without my old school potato masher! (And my grandmothers mixing bowl)

  • Gillian

    Subscriber! Vitamin! Yay!

  • Alicia D

    My favorite is my kitchen aid stand mixer. I use it all the time. It was a wedding present thirteen years ago and is the hardest working thing in my kitchen still.

  • Alicia D

    And I subscribe to your newsletter.

  • robin

    I love my rice cooker (it works perfectly for quinoa too!)

  • robin

    I already subscribe!

  • tomsteele

    Does ice cream count as a kitchen item? If so, that. If not, my reindeer-shaped bottle opener.

  • tomsteele

    Also, I subscribed!

  • Malea

    My favorite kitchen item is my rice cooker, because not only do I use it to make rice but I also use it to steam veggies. But if I managed to win a Vitamix I think it would be my favorite, I have wanted one for at least 15 years!

  • Malea

    I have also subscribed to the newsletter!

  • Linh

    I heart my kitchenaid stand mixer.

  • Linh

    I’m also a subscriber to your newsletter.

  • Malea

    I also posted the link to giveaway on Facebook.

  • Emily Herman

    I couldn’t go a week without a WOK in my kitchen. I am obsessed w/ making stir frys (and it is the perfect tool for tricking people into thinking you are fancier in the kitchen than you are!)

  • Emily Herman

    I just subscribed and can’t wait to receive your newsletter. I love the recipes (and stories) in the book and can’t wait to read more!

  • Emily Herman

    I just tweeted… if you see a tweet from @shmemels …. that’s me!

  • Emily Herman

    I can’t go a week without using a WOK in my kitchen. I am obsessed with making stir frys (and it is the perfect way to make people think you are fancier in the kitchen than you are!)

  • Andrea Oaks

    I’m a subscriber and have tweeted :( @AndreaOaks1) My go-to kitchen item is a cast iron griddle – because nothing is better than 4 pancakes at a time, unless its fajitas!

  • claudia

    yay

  • Clatterbuck

    My favorite kitchen tool is my cast iron skillet. I inherited it from my mom and I really don’t from where she got it. It has to be 50 years old because it was always on the stove in our kitchen when I was growing up and I’m 52 years old. I wonder how much money I have saved over the years by not having to buy a teflon skillet every couple of years.

  • Jacqueline

    I LOVE my new Aerocinno Nespresso Frother! It froths milk perfectly for the most delicious lattes. I would just love the Vitamix to use for fresh smoothies that I go out for weekly, and could now enjoy daily, but especially for my little one on the way due next month. I hear it’s great to make homemade baby food among so many other things! This would be a perfect gift for me and my little one to enjoy together :)

  • Jacqueline

    I have been a Big girls small kitchen newsletter subscriber since you first got started! I love your recipes and add them into my routine quite often!

  • james cottingham

    The one I use the most is my pizza stone. From pizza to baking bread. Gets a lot of use. Put it on the grill in the summer too.

  • james cottingham

    A subscriber too……

  • Jacqueline

    Tweeted @jlotzof

  • james cottingham

    Tweeted to BGSK. @jcott5

  • Shanda Berg

    I love so many of my kitchen items cuz I love my kitchen time. Would have to agree about the knives though, can’t imagine cooking without them. Wusthoff Grand Prix II is the most used.

  • Liz Rueven

    Yup! I have a crush on the vitamix too, haven’t made the plunge yet, though. Fave appliance is really OUTSIDE on my deck and that’s my brand new grill. I am experimenting with grilling fruits on planks this summer. LOVE !

  • Liz Rueven

    And, I’ve been a subscriber since we met at the food conf at Wesleyan a couple of years ago. Thanks for your inspiration and great tips.

  • Amy W

    I am a subscriber and I love my French press!

  • Lisa

    My favorite kitchen appliance are my wooden spoons, spatulas and cooking chopsticks. A close second is my Cusinart handblender!

  • Lisa

    (I’m already a subscriber to the newsletter… hope that counts!)

  • Jocelyn

    1) I love my set of Kitchenaid pots and pans :)

  • MzTega

    I love having good sharp knives in my kitchen

  • Jocelyn

    2) I’ve been a faithful BGSK subscriber!

  • MzTega

    I’m already a subscriber! :)

  • Jocelyn

    3) Just shared this on my FB profile page! https://www.facebook.com/jocelyn.lopez.503092

  • Hooded_Jackal

    I subscribed and I tweeted! @hooded_jackal

  • Peggy Ann Pompey

    Currently, my favorite kitchen tool is my pineapple corer and slicer. Makes eating fresh pineapple a breeze!

  • P. Pompey

    I’m a subscriber and just recently made the delicious scallop and artichoke paella from your cookbook.

  • Deborah Yoo

    I love my lemon squeezer (odd tool to love but it saves me from accidentally getting lemon juice everywhere, including all over my hands)

  • Deborah Yoo

    I subscribed!

  • Cellabella

    I have a favorite bowl that I always eat my dinner out of when my husband’s away for the evening. There’s something about it’s width, height, and size that feels just right for me :)

  • Madeline

    I love my toaster oven, it’s the perfect size for making dinner for two, for toasting bread, baking bread, or making quesadillas!

  • Madeline

    I already subscribe to your newsletters too!

  • Samantha M

    I have an old ceramic pie plate that I’ve inherited from my Grandma – it has her favourite lemon meringue pie recipe painted on the inside of the dish, surrounded by a lemon-vine border. It makes a great pie and brings back lots of lovely memories!

  • dbunnee

    You are absolutely right about trying to use a food processor for smoothies. Bleh!! I do love my food processor, though. It saves me so much time. Bring on the Vitamix…my blender broke. Perfect timing.

  • Samantha M

    I’ve subscribed to your newsletter too. Thanks!

  • Samantha M

    I’ve also tweeted the contest link.
    @Samantha1J

  • Josh Taylor

    My pressure cooker gets the most use of anything in my kitchen. Couldn’t live without it!

  • Josh Taylor

    I’m subscribed!

  • Josh Taylor

    Shared via Facebook!

  • Patty Jensen

    wowowow My current favorite kitchen applicance is my Kitchen Aid Mixer.

  • Patty Jensen

    I subscribe to biggirlssmallkitchen via email. Thanks!

  • elliesmd

    i am obsessed with my immersion blender. hummus! sauces!

  • Hanna R

    I love my whisk. After years of using a crappy one, with the loops all bent out of shape and pointing in weird directions, I splurged for a nice one. It makes me happy every time I use it!

  • Lisa Pero

    Subscriber

  • Mary Mack

    My favorite thing right now is a 13-inch All-Clad pan (my only All-Clad product). At first I thought it would be too big, but it’s perfect and accommodates a lot more veggies, meat, or whatever I put in there.

  • Stephanie Jones

    I have been wishing for a vitamin for sooooo long! It would look just beautiful on my tiny kitchen counter. :)

  • Stephanie Jones

    *Vitamix. Oh yeah, I’m a subscriber.

  • Beth

    Just found you through ChefTap and subscribed!

  • Beth

    I love the learning tower that my girls can stand in and help me cook. They are 2 and 4 and will eat anything healthy as long as they help make it!

  • tweetyscute

    I love my kitchenaid stand mixer

  • tweetyscute

    I subscribe to the Big Girls, Small Kitchen newsletter

  • tweetyscute
  • Mary Mack

    I’m a subscriber.

  • Cathy

    I am a subscriber ;)

  • Cathy

    Love my toaster oven/convection oven for all seasons!

  • Alyse Fielder

    My favorite kitchen tool is my stand mixer.

  • Paralegal Gal

    My Whirlygig Popcorn Maker

  • Evelyn

    My favourite item is the Pepper grinder.

  • Evelyn

    Subscribed to your newsletter. :)

  • Janet

    Would love to win to give to my daughter for when new baby arrives!

  • Janet

    My favorite appliance is my Cuisinart Icecream Machine.

  • Janet

    I just signed up for your newsletter

  • Jade Walker

    I subscribe to the Big Girls, Small Kitchen newsletter.

  • Gerri DePaolo

    My favorite appliance is my food processor.

  • Gerri DePaolo

    I’m a subscriber.

  • Melissa B

    I love my food processor, using it more than I ever expected!

  • Melissa B

    I subscribe!

  • Linda Vee

    I love my combo immersion, mini-food processor with a whisk attachment. Even though I have full size appliances I still use this 10 year old accessory!

  • Katelyn Walker

    My favorite item in my kitchen is my kitchen aid mixer!

  • Katelyn Walker

    I subscribed to your newsletter!

  • Tammy O

    My favorite kitchen helper is my sharp paring knife. Could not cook without it.!

  • Christine

    Black & Decker Handy Chop! From chopping onions to mincing garlic… priceless for those smaller tasks. Couldn’t live without it.

  • Christine

    Already a subscriber! :)

  • J. O’Day

    I love my immersion blender! :) I’d love a vitamix!!

  • J. O’Day

    Subscribed! Please pick me! My five kiddos and career goals would benefit! :) . Jami McArthur O’Day

  • alex

    One of my favorite appliances is my coffee maker. Every day starts with me turning it on.

  • alex

    I already subscribe to the newsletter

  • latanya t

    my silicone spatula

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  • latanya t

    subscriber to your newsletter

  • shannon

    My cast iron dutch oven, I use it almost every day.

  • Martha R Neely

    Love my kitchenaid, but I’d LOVE a Vitamix!!

  • Martha R Neely

    And, I’m already a subscriber!!

  • Mitra N

    The one tool in my kitchen that I absolutely could not do without is my le cruset spatulas. Seems so simple, especially next to all manner of gadgetry that can be had in a kitchen, but the humble spatula sees the most kitchen use of anything else in my kitchen.

  • Mitra N

    I subscribe to the BGSK email newsletter!

  • Susan Crinion

    I like my bamboo steamer that my Mom gave me.

  • Susan Crinion

    Me subscriber longtime

  • Susan Crinion

    I’m it! Tagged link to share with FB. :)

  • kfloveinme

    I use to love my cheap blender until it broke! LOL!

  • kfloveinme

    I subscribed!

  • kfloveinme
  • http://www.soulfulspoon.com/ Heather

    I can not live without my blender so I would love to have a Vitamix! I suppose I would have to say the coffee maker is a close second though!:)

  • Kim F

    As of right now, I enjoy using my Cutco knives. However, if I had a Vitamix blender I believe it would replace them in a heartbeat. :-)

  • http://www.soulfulspoon.com/ Heather

    I liked you on Facebook and shared the blog post! I also followed you on Twitter and tweeted!:) My username is @hmcclees and Heather McClees on Facebook

  • http://www.soulfulspoon.com/ Heather

    Just subscribed to your blog! :) I love your recipes, and can’t wait to buy your book!:) The Banana Coconut Crumb cake looks to die for!:)

  • Kim F

    I just subscribed & tweeted @christianfrys

  • Cheryl L.

    My favorite kitchen tools are my Henckels knives – I use them everyday. Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous vitamix!

  • Cheryl L.

    I’m a subscriber!

  • jeri

    During the summer in my NYC apartment, the crockpot is my favorite thing.

  • digitalnegatives

    Couldn’t do without my immersion blender (And my tongs, if we’re being honest. They’re of equal value to me.)

    [subscribed, too]

  • cezovski

    My rice cooker is, to me, indispensible! I use it all the time.

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  • cezovski

    I already subscribe to your newsletter via e-mail.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • deanna hanson

    I love my kitchenaide mixer

  • Cal

    My favorite item is my cuisinart ice cream maker!

  • Rachel

    I’ve been wanting a vitamix forever. PLEASSSSSEEE ME :) I love my cuisinart the most, but it might end up being by blender ;)

  • Rachel

    I’ve subscribed to your newsletter :-)

  • LisaT

    Just signed up for the BGSK newsletter

  • LisaT

    My favorite kitchen item-immersion blender

  • Lisa

    My favorite kitchen appliance is my electric kettle.

  • Lisa

    I am a subscriber to your newsletter.

  • Susan

    I love my Cutco knives and my black Epicurean cutting boards. The kniives stay sharp forever and the cutting boards don’t stain or absorb odors

  • Susan

    I’m a subscriber and love it.

  • Lisa Arndt

    I absolutely love my green+life pots and pans. A vitamix would be the perfect compliment. I could make sauces and soups and of course amazing breakfast smoothies..yum! It would be a great birthday present if I’m picked:-)

  • Susan

    I posted your link on my facebook page.

  • Lisa Arndt

    Tweeted @purplehwy and posted to facebook

  • Lisa Arndt

    I love my green+life pots and pans, but a vitamix would be a lovely addition to my small kitchen and a great birthday gift:-)

  • Emily Bai

    My rubber spatula!

  • Emily Bai

    and subscribed!

  • Jess @ Sweet Athena

    Kitchen Aid, how can one not love such a wonderful appliance!

  • EKL928

    I would love a Vitamix! My favorite kitchen appliance right now is the Kitchen Aid mixer I got for Christmas!

  • Grace R

    My favorite kitchen item is definitely my food processor. I use it all of the time but it’s too small! Time for an upgrade.

  • Grace R

    I spread the word about the giveaway on Twitter https://twitter.com/gracerusch/status/348920866815479809

  • Grace R

    Looking forward to the newsletters!

  • trishev

    Love my mandolin

  • trishev

    Subscribed

  • trishev

    Tweeted. toohotforturtle

  • Catherine Walker

    Vitamix! Awesome! My favorite kitchen appliance is my kitchen aid- it’s green and I love it!

  • http://cuppapixie.blogspot.com Leslie R.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I think I love my coffee accessories most- auto-grind electric maker all the way to the French Press!

  • http://cuppapixie.blogspot.com Leslie R.

    I’m a subscriber- thanks!!

  • http://cuppapixie.blogspot.com Leslie R.
  • Dawn

    My favorite kitchen item is my electric mixer, I tried to make a smoothie with it once… didn’t turn out so great, but hopefully I’ll get to make smoothies with a vitamix!

  • Dawn

    I subscribed to the Big Girls, Small Kitchen newsletter.

  • Dawn

    Posted the link and tagged @Big Girls Small Kitchen on Facebook!

  • saladgoddess

    I love my serrated tomato knife (Wüsthof). Use it for everything.

  • saladgoddess
  • http://twitter.com/Kellydinpa kelly

    I love my hand mixer.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

  • http://twitter.com/Kellydinpa kelly

    I subscribe to your email under kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  • Julia Wendzinski

    My favorite item in my kitchen is my coffee maker – it’s nothing fancy, but love that it has a timer on it so I can get my coffee ready at night and wake up to the smell of it in the morning!

  • Julia Wendzinski

    I’m a subscriber! :)

  • Julia Wendzinski

    I tweeted from @jwendz!

  • Courtney Smith, RD, LDN

    I love my wok for my frequent Thai basil curry/pangang/pad thai cravings!!

  • Courtney Smith, RD, LDN

    tweeted via @courtneysmithrd

  • Courtney Smith, RD, LDN

    I loveee your newsletter! will be making the feta sun dried tomato dip for my housewarming party soon!

  • Rivka

    Favorite appliance is so low-tech (but that would change if I got a vitamix!) It’s my bench scraper.

  • Rivka

    …and I’m a newsletter subscriber, of course. :)

  • Lisa Gentile

    I love my Pyrex mixing bowls — makes prep so much easier!

  • Lisa Gentile

    I’m also a subscriber to the Big Girls, Small Kitchen newsletter; a favorite Friday read :)

  • Shannon

    I would be lying if I didn’t admit that my favorite kitchen appliance is my dishwasher! It’s such a relief to know it can wash all those dishes I dirty when I go on a crazy cooking or baking spree! I’m also a regular subscriber and would love to win this snazzy machine! It may even replace the dishwasher as my new favorite!

  • Lisa Gentile

    Tweeted as @lisagentile!

  • May

    My bread machine and hopefully my new vitamix

  • Kitty

    email subscriber
    maynekitty////at///live///dot///com

  • Kitty

    Love my very old Oster Kitchen Center.

  • Kitty
  • Marybeth

    I have drooled over the vitamix for so long! My favorite kitchen item is my popsicle mold set from Tovolo because they keep the kid happy! A vitamin would make making my own popsicle filling easier than ever :D

  • Marybeth

    I subscribed!

  • Marybeth

    I tweeted! Under @ violetsouffle

  • vaishali

    my ceramic knives.

  • Tracy

    My favorite kitchen tool might be our ice cream scooper! We always seem to have a quart of choc frozen yogurt from our local place in the freezer, and for some reason, I get so happy scooping it out w/the scooper. I’d love a vitamix!

  • Tracy

    I’m a subscriber. Would love a vitamix!!

  • Nicole

    I am a subscriber

  • http://twitter.com/barifromsd barifromsd

    Tweeted as @barifromsd. Thank you for such a healthy giveaway.

  • Sarah

    I love my mortar and pestel, in a beautiful white polished marble. The dynamic duo is an unsung hero in many kitchens. I use it for grinding spices, smashing chilies or creating a garlic paste. It comes in great handy when I am making homemade harissa and oil based pestos and dressings.

  • Sarah

    I am a {very happy} subscriber of BGSK.

  • Sarah
  • Vagirlnga

    My favorite kitchen appliance is my coffee maker that helps me to get the day started right!

  • Vagirlnga

    I’m a Subscriber!

  • Romina

    Because I am currently on a baking kick, my favorite kitchen appliance is my electric mixer!

  • Romina

    I am a subscriber!!

  • Vagirlnga

    I shared the link, posted the link, and tagged Big Girls Small Kitchen on Facebook. :) I want to win the Vitamix + Driscoll’s + Whole Foods Giveaway! :)

  • Jamie bigelow

    After a sweaty hot yoga class my boyfriend and I LOVE coming home to our Kempo Green Power Juicer. We enjoy juicing celery, cucumber, kale, and turmeric to nourish our bodies and replace electrolytes. :D

  • Jamie bigelow

    Super excited about subscribing to Big Girls Small Kitchen! My boyfriend and I love cooking together. With the help or your site and (cross our fingers) a new Vitamix, there is nothing we can’t create in the kitchen! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • s4

    My ice cream maker.

  • Erica S

    My favorite item is my Cuisinart Mini-Prep, which I bought after being inspired by BGSK! It’s turquoise and pretty enough to be left on the counter in MY small kitchen!

  • Erica S

    P.S. I’m subscribed to your newsletter!

  • Erica S

    Oh, AND I tweeted!

  • Marcia

    My favorite kitchen item? I’m currently loving my $2 little wooden juicer. I’m on a MAJOR lemon kick and my little juicer is squeezing every last drop of citrus!

  • Marcia

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Dawn

    I think I love my bread maker the most but a vitamix would replace that love for sure!

  • Dawn

    I’m a subscriber :-)

  • bethcharrison

    I’m a BGSK subscriber and fan! The easy chocolate hazelnut mousse has become a huge hit with my family and friends! My favorite kitchen item is my Gold Touch Non Stick sheet pans from Williams Sonoma. They make roasting meat and veggies so easy!

  • Amanda Howard

    I have been a subscriber for a couple years now! This website is a go to for me. As an avid smoothie drinker, winning this would be a dream!

  • Rachael Snyders

    I’m a subscriber! The items I absolutely can’t live without (and I truly don’t know how I hobbled along without them for so long) are my Wusthof Paring and Santoku knives.

  • Denise

    My fave kitchen items are my cast iron skillets.

  • Denise

    I’ve subscribed.

  • Tracey Lynn

    My favourite item in my kitchen is my KitchenAid mixer…but I’d love a Vitamix even more!

  • Tracey Lynn

    Subscribed to the newsletter!

  • Robert S

    My favourite item is my keurig.

  • Robert S

    Subscribed. Thanks!

  • Laura F.

    My favorite appliance is my Omega 8006 Juicer, but a Vitamix would be some serious competition! ;) Thanks for the great contest!

  • Cliff, SC

    Wife fussed when i got it, But love my stand mixer

  • Jennifer

    My favorite item in my kitchen is my Lodge cast iron skillet! Super versatile, safe to cook with, food tastes so much better when cooked in it, & it helps my baby get the necessary iron that she needs.

  • Jennifer

    I subscribed! :)

  • Kathy

    My favorite kitchen tool is my trusty Sabatier knife. It’s been my main “appliance” for 20 years. Would love to add a fancy blender to open up new possibilities in the kitchen. Thanks for the chance!

  • Kathy

    email subscriber

  • Pierre C

    I love my cuisinart hand blender. Easy to use, easy to clean, & works really well. I can’t complain & it was not expensive

  • Pierre C

    I subscribed!

  • Pierre C

    I shared the link on Facebook & tagged the Big Girls Small Kitchen FB page

  • Sally

    i love my food processor!! i’m a subscriber.

  • Sally

    i’m a subscriber!

  • Sally

    i’ve tweeted @BGSK

  • KerrieDee

    My 2 year old toddler boy is my favorite item in my kitchen. Last week he helped me mix up courgette & feta fritters for lunch wearing his little apron. Very messy but very sweet!

  • Sam Briden

    For me..not sure if it counts but I LOVE my food scale for measuring proper portions and telling me nutrition facts! It’s also so helpful when making recipes because you don’t need to dirty a bunch of measuring cups and spoons!

    I would love to win a vitamix blender! Our poor little blender has always had difficulties blending everything haha but I absolutely love smoothies!

    ~Sam~

  • Carrie Ann

    I don’t know if it’s what I love the most but my Silpat is the unsung hero of my kitchen. If it’s not what I love the most it is in the top 5.

  • ECM

    I only recently graduated from college so my kitchen is pretty poorly stocked, my favorite tool is my nonstick wok, it was so useful as I was learning how to cook.

  • ECM

    Subscribed

  • Katy Gray

    The french butter keeper my parents bought me is my favorite kitchen item. It’s a token from their trips to Montana, made by a local potter in my favorite shades of blue, reminds me of my family’s love and keeps butter perfectly spreadable! A vitamix to make morning smoothies to eat with toast and butter? Yes Please! :)

  • Katy Gray

    I’m a subscriber and a believer! :)

  • ECM

    Tweeted!

  • Katy Gray

    Facebook post, done and done! :)

  • christina

    I love my old blender!

  • christina

    Subscribed!

  • JustKiley

    i subscribe! Can’t live without my food processor!

  • Marlene

    Just subscribed & i can’t wait to delve in. I just want to read all your posts but it’ll have to wait until i get home. I’m in a breakfast rut right now & undoubtly a Vitamis would help me! oh-no, here comes the boss..gotta go!

  • Laura @Cubits

    I have a crush on my rolling pin from http://www.etsy.com/shop/CattailsWoodwork

  • Karla @ Foodologie

    I’m definitely in love with my kitchen aid stand mixer. I don’t have too many kitchen gadgets but that one serves me well.

  • Karla @ Foodologie
  • Aimee

    My favorite is my food processor so I can make homemade babaganoush and hummus.

  • Aimee

    I’ve subscribed!

  • Amber, Loves Food Loves to Eat

    Oh my goodness, I’m dying for a vitamix! Right now I couldn’t live without my kitchenaid mixer + attachments. I’m mixing cookies, whipping cream, grinding meat, and freezing ice cream like a madwoman!

  • Aimee

    I posted the link on twitter!

  • Jo

    My Kitchenaid mixer. It is the best thing we ever bought for the kitchen

  • Tara bowman

    My favorite kitchen item is my oven! I live to bake cupcakes, so maybe it should be my cupcake tin…I am hoping to get a new favorite item for my birthday, a kitchenaid stand mixer. We shall see…

  • Tara bowman

    Subscriber :)

  • Tara bowman

    Tweeted @Tara_Bowman

  • Vicka

    My favorite appliance in the kitchen right now is my Champion Juicer. Got it from Craigslist a year ago from a lady who was no longer using it often. My favorite juice combination is apple, pear, and grape. Yummy! But I’m sure that if I had a Vitamix, that would be my favorite!!

  • Vicka

    And though your blog is one of the few sites on my bookmark bar, I finally just email-subscribed! :)

  • Cangelobe

    I love my ceramic knife. It allows me to cut all sorts of things super thin.

  • Cangelobe

    I subscribed:

  • BrennaPanda

    My favorite kitchen tool has always been my blender which I use to make all sorts of green or fruit smoothies, milkshakes, sauces, and yonana style ice cream, but it recently broke so I would love to win this blender! :)

  • BrennaPanda

    I subscribed and made sure to let my email account know that the newsletter was NOT spam!

  • BrennaPanda

    I shared the link on my father’s Facebook page and tagged BGSK

  • Amy

    My blender is on its last legs and I need it to make smoothies every morning. I would love to have a vitamix to make things like soup, avocado ice creams, nut butters, and whatever else comes to mind. My favorite item in my kitchen, that I could not live without, is probably my french press though for my coffee.

  • Eric

    I really don’t have a favorite appliance, maybe my Fridge? :D But if I won the Vitamix….then that would change!

  • Eric

    I subscribed!

  • thevegout

    I love my hand blender, its great for smoothies, milkshakes, making pureed soups, and attempting to make hummus. I would LOVE a Vitamix to do all these things AND juice veggies!!!

  • thevegout

    I am excited to be a new subscriber to the Big Girls, Small Kitchen newsletter!

  • CherylinMassachusetts

    Excited to know, who won? I haven’t received the June 28th newsletter.

  • JennD

    I love my Cutco knives we use them several times a day.

  • JennD

    I’m a subscriber!

  • rlfjak

    My new favorite kitchen item is my dehydrator= best kale chips!

  • rlfjak

    I’m subscribed!!!!!!

  • Jennifer Shafii

    I enjoy green smoothies for breakfast.

  • Jennifer Shafii

    Vitamix Blenders add variety to your smoothie options

  • Becca Ferguson

    I would say my most used (and loved) item in my kitchen is my food processor.

  • Becca Ferguson

    I subscribed!

  • Molly

    I absolutely love my spiralizer; it helps me make a delicious, filling meal and get a serving of vegetables at the same time.

  • Nikki

    Love my rice cooker/slow cooker combo

  • Emily B

    I’ve subscribed!

  • Emily B

    My favorite item is the rubber spatula!

  • Niki

    I love my immersion blender. I’m only just beginning to understand how awesome it is.

  • Niki

    Just subscribed

  • Aleksandra

    Vitamix, here you are at last! I have a chance to make you mine! My family is awaiting the day when I can make them delicious smoothies :)

  • Myn

    I’d make a lot! Having a way to easily make my own ingredients (like almond and
    quinoa flour) would make my life so much easier! My restrictive diet is
    very expensive, but necessary for my health. So having a Vitamix would
    be a life-saver (and a much needed money saver)!

  • Terry Krosbakken

    I love my NuWave convection oven.

  • http://amyofescobar.wordpress.com/ Amy Escobar

    My knife. It’s like a knight’s sword.

    • Guest

      I just subscribed

  • http://amyofescobar.wordpress.com/ Amy Escobar

    I subscribed!

  • http://amyofescobar.wordpress.com/ Amy Escobar

    And tweeted: @WhisperFilmmakers

  • Megan

    Right now, my favorite kitchen item is my heavy duty mixer!