I’m no stranger to the aisles at kitchen supply stores. While I can spend hours thinking up uses for the cool, inventive cooking tools, my Visa statement at the end of the month isn’t fun to look at after one too many shopping trips. That’s why every time I go on vacation to visit my family in Japan, I set an entire afternoon aside to visit my favorite housewares store in Shibuya: Loft. Even my husband, who would normally rather be sampling Suntory whiskies and eating squid snacks at an izakaya, pitches in and gets into the quest to find useful and cute kitchen-wares that don’t cost an arm and a leg. We go aisle by aisle, floor-by-floor – and end up filling up that extra empty suitcase we brought from home with colorful flexible cutting boards, colanders and mixing bowls that would cost triple if bought in New York.
I’m very excited to be teaming up with my friends at Architec who are offering my readers (that’s you!) the chance to win some amazing design conscious, budget conscious (and Earth conscious!) kitchen tools to help you get the job at mealtime done – all while looking good in the process!
Grand Prize: One (1) winner will receive an assortment of Architec kitchen tools that embrace form and function with a total suggested retail value of $107. [Architec™ Gripper™ Cutting Board, Architec™ Gripper™ Colander 1 qt, Architec™ Holdbowl™ Mixing Bowl, Architec™ Five Minute Stackable Appetizer Maker, Ecosmart™ Polyflax™ Serving Bowl 3 qt, Ecosmart™ Polyflax™ Serving Spoons Set of 2, Ecosmart™ Purelast™ Measuring Cups, Homegrown Gourmet™ Harvest Grow Bag Herbs & Greens]
Second Prize – One (1) winner will receive a similarly excellent assortment of Architec kitchen tools with a total suggested retail value of $65. [Architec™ Gripper™ Cutting Board, Architec™ Five Minute Stackable Appetizer Maker, Ecosmart™ Purelast™ Measuring Cups, Homegrown Gourmet™ Harvest Grow Bag Herbs & Greens]
Architec makes kitchen tools with good looks and inventive design. The Gripper cutting board has an undercarriage lined with soft, gripping, non-skid studs which keep it from sliding across your countertop. The Holdbowl is a mixing bowl with a stretchy handle designed to be held three different ways for comfort and dexterity – allowing you to fit your hands in to the handle for added support when cradling the bowl for whisking, mixing, pouring and scraping. Have a blast creating layered, gourmet appetizers in a flash with the Five Minute Stackable Appetizer Maker and included recipe book. The Ecosmart Polyflax Serving Bowl and Serving Spoons are good to the Earth – made in the USA from translucent recycled plastic with suspended pieces of flask husk. And their super useful Ecosmart Purelast Measuring Cups are made from recycled bamboo fiber and nonplastic binder. We like!
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Disclosure: We did not receive any products or other forms of compensation from Architec for this post.
Please note: Architec will be shipping the winners these giveaway items directly.
My cutting board
Besides kitchen knives, some tools I often use in the kitchen are: a mixer, bowls, and rubber scrapers.
I use my cutting board a LOT and my plastic spatulas most. I LOVE cooking gadgets and cook a lot and am always looking for new and fun gadgets to use!
I use spatulas, slotted spoons, and cutting boards almost every time I cook!
Most used items…liquid measuring cups, colander, cutting boards… Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway. Beautiful items! Thanks for sharing.
I am always reaching for a long handled spoon. I have them in stainless steel, bamboo. melamine and silicone .
I use a wooden spoon, spatulas, whisks, spaghetti fork, cutting boards, can opener, etc. I have a lot of kitchen tools and utensils I use all the time.
I would say I use my hand mixer more than any other things in my kitchen
let see I use wisp.spatula.big spoon collander,potato masher.
I use my mixing bowls a TON! And probably my multi-sided grater!
Spoons and measuring cups most often
I use a wooden spoon
I constantly use my cutting board and George Foreman grill
My pampered chef kitchen scissors. I couldn’t live without them.
I often use a cutting board, some sort of mixing bowl, spatula, wooden spoon and my grater.
Can opener and baking sheets!
Soooo many! Probably spatulas & spoons the most.
Bamboo spoons/spatulas are used often here!
I use a variety of kitchen tools, from blenders to Mix Masters to measuring cups and spoons. My kitchen is stuffed! But I could always find room for more!
I use my cutting board every day.
I used my microplane quite a bit as well.
Besides knives, I use measuring cups, pots/pans/cookie sheets, and mixing spoons. I’m really eager to broaden my kitchen tools so I can use more things!
Cutting boards! Never enough-seems like there’s always one dirty in the sink when I need it!
I use my hands quite a bit. Washed very well, of course!
I use my rubber-tipped tongs all the time in the kitchen!
Some of the items I use the most are a cutting board, peeler and measuring cups.
I often use my cutting board to prep meals for dinner.
My large frying pan is my most used kitchen tool! Followed very closely by my cutting board.
Lots of different sized spatulas, heavy stainless spoons, Tongs, and NO Wooden Utensils!
I use my strainer all the time
I use a spatula almost daily and I have a favorite, thanks!!
I use a cutting board and tongs.
I use long wooden chopsticks often too.
The other tool I use is the tongs.
Besides a kitchen knife, the next most used tool would be the spatula and then a spoon for when i’m making soup.
I use my strainer quite a bit.
I tend to use the cutting board often because it seems that with many recipes, something needs to be chopped.
i use my slow cooker very often.
I use a mandolin a lot
The kitchen tools I most use are a peeler, dry & liquid measuring cups, and lemon squeezer. 🙂
These tools look great.
I’m not sure how I lived before they made silicone spatulas, I have three oft them.
A garlic press
I use my grater and can opener after my paring knife. And my rubber spatulas.
I use the colander and spatula most often.
Large plastic spoon I stir nearly everything with, measuring cups, cutting board.
I always use measuring cups, spatula, thongs, and peeler!
A wooden spoon
A peeler and a spiralizer a ton!
I use my spatula everyday it is one tool I cant be without.
I use my spatula and big spoons a lot.
I use my stand mixer a lot.
I use measuring cups all the time.
My chopping board
I use wooden spoons a lot as well as a collander.
Besides a knife, I most often use my cutting board! It gets used for everything!
I always use a peeler.
Measuring cups, spatulas, and pizza cutter are the kitchen tools I use most.
kitchen tools is always one of weakness!!!
I use a colander a lot and a veggie peeler.
I’ve never heard of Architec but I’ll have to check them out! Other than my knives and wooden spoons, my most beloved kitchen tool is my Chef’n VeggiChop — I haven’t chopped an onion in years because of it!
I probably use a spatula the most.
I use measuring spoons all the time
I use a wooden spoon a lot in the kitchen.
I use my plastic colander from the Dollar Store
My family loves eggs so I use a spatula many mornings!
I use a wooden spoon daily!
I use my small microwave and small oven that sit next to each other on the butcher block stand. I also use my fry pans almost every day.
I have a cutting board I love.
I use wooden spoons for almost everything!
I think all of these items look great!
I use the silicone wisk a great deal.
Rubber spatula. I probably use my spatulas everyday. Lol.
I love my lemon juicer. I use lemon juice in pretty much every recipe and so being able to have freshly squeezed lemon juice has been phenomenal.
I use a spatula quite a lot in the kitchen.
I think I use spatulas the most.
A cheese grater and salad tongs.
I use a whisk all the time also
measuing cups and a spatula
I use cutting boards all the time.
My tongs get a lot of use. Also my potato peeler.
I use my wooden bamboo spoon all the time. I also can’t go without my cutting board.
I use a whisk often for rouxs and gravies.
A chopping board, a grater, a garlic press and an avocado scoop (I’m an avocado fiend!). Oh, and a blender!
I use lots of kitchen tools. Today I used a spatula, grater, skillet, and cookie sheet.
I’m constantly using measuring cups and strainers
I use my spatula all the time and also wooden spoons for stirring.
I love my bamboo spoons.
I use my slotted spoon a lot
I use tongs & a cutting board almost every time I cook.
I use a strainer alot for noodle.
I use a tuna strainer often, spatulas, can opener, and loads of spoons.
I normally use a peeler, spatula and strainer the most when I’m cooking.
I use slotted spoon quite frequently
These would be great to win. I use a wooden or plastic spoons in my kitchen.
We use a colander a lot – a lot of pasta lovers here! And of course a spatula for non stick pans, and a whisk for beating.
we use spatulas and spoons.
I do a lot of dishes with fresh veggies and garlic so a good cutting board is essential for me. My latest kitchen gadget however is a garlic press and I don’t know how I lived without it!
I like my food chopper.
I use a spatula, and wooden spoon.
I like to use a heat resistant spatula
We use a spatula the most!
I use a whisk in the kithen!
We use a spatula a lot!
I use a thermometer and cutting board.
Rubber scraper. Can’t live without it.
I use a spatula pretty often
There is nothing better than garlic, which I add to everything. I use my garlic press at least once a day!!
I can’t live without my one silicone spatula.
I use one knife and a small cutting board all the time to cut fruits and veggies 🙂 I could really use this set!
We use spoons and spatulas the most I think. My favorite though is my KitchenAid stand mixer that I inherited from my mom. It was made in 1965 and it is still working like new.
My cutting board. More than anything else. I love chopping fresh veggies the most.
I use my glass cutting board all the time. Thanks for this giveaway!
I use so many items but I agree with many I use my silicone spatula that I have had for 15 plus years so many times. It is a favorite of mine.
My cutting board comes in second.
I feel like I use my spatula all the time.
Wooden spoons and tongs.
I use a metal spoon for a lot of my cooking.
My husband loves to cook. He does all the cooking/baking at our house. He makes everything from scratch, such as bread, and does a great job. He uses his knifes, mixing bowls, blender, wooden spoons and cutting board all the time.
Beside a kitchen knife, what cooking tools do you often use?
has to be a spatuala hands down
A wooden spoon or spatula.
A spatula, always using one of those.
I use a wooden spatula and a rice cooker!
I use a wooden spoon
I use a spiral whisk, wide spatulas, wooden slotted spoons, herb scissors, kitchen scissors, cutting boards, measuring cups and spoons,big forks, and mixing bowls.
I use stainless steel bowls, my hand mixer, and spatula to whip up savory meals and sweet treats! Thank you for this giveaway!
I find myself using a wooden stirring spoon quite a bit when I cook!
I use a wooden spatula for a lot of my cooking– stirring, stir-frying, flipping, etc..!
I use a spatula quite a bit!
I would love to try these!
These sound so cool and amazing!