Giveaway (CLOSED): Heston Blumenthal 2 Piece Carving Knife Set – RRP £100

Heston Blumenthal 2pce Carving Set

Here in the Fuss Free Kitchen I love my knives; a good knife can make chopping a pleasure, cutting through the toughest of jobs like a hot wire through butter.   Slightly paradoxically a good sharp knife is in fact far safer than a blunt one, it is easier to control and is far less likely to slip than cheap light weight badly balanced ones which are far more likely to slip or bounce and cut you.

Culinary alchemist Heston Blumenthal has long been a fan of Japanese Torjiro knives, made with 37 or 63 layers of steel, they are handmade by craftsmen in Japan and every knife is unique.  They are amazing knives,  but for many the hefty price tag puts them out of reach of the non professionals.

Step in Heston and his new range of knives, developed to give great performance, at a realistic and affordable price point the knives are made from three layers of steel, ensuring sharpness and precision.   I like the feel of the knife in my hand, the balance and cut, and my Heston paring knife (I really do not like working with large chef’s knives – it is a very personal preference) is my to-go knife, the one I grab from the block (or draining board – never put good knives in the dishwasher) for most tasks.

Gary and I were asked along to the launch of the new knifes.  It has to be said that Gary who probably is Heston’s number one fan was very excited indeed.  Heston clearly is a knife geek, I would venture to say obsessive, and is hugely knowledgable about them.  He is also a really top bloke and chatted and laughed with Gary and I for a good few minutes, and indulged us whilst we took photos.

Heston knife launch

Although it still is early, Christmas is coming and the goose (and turkey) are getting fat, and in my (and I suspect) many other families the job of carving the Christmas bird can be daunting.  To make it just a little bit easier I have a carving set, worth £100, from the new Heston knife range to giveaway to one lucky reader.   For a chance to win simply follow the instructions below, come back every day for bonus entries.

Win A Heston Blumenthal 2 Piece Carving Knife Set – RRP £100

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Many thanks to Grunwerg for asking me to the launch and for my new knives.

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About Helen

Helen Best-Shaw is a freelance writer, who has been writing about achievable and affordable food on Fuss Free Flavours since 2007. She also contributes articles and recipes to a number of online and print food magazines.

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  1. I’m just crap at carving in general, especially chicken, it never seems to slice nicely

  2. Christopher Jones says:

    Roast beef, tried last night, what a pain

  3. For some reason I just cant slice anything thinly, I always end up with thick chunks of meat. The most difficult thing is leg of lamb, that big bone in the centre is so hard to get around.

  4. Joy Dehany says:


    I can’t carve anything, always ends up like a scene from a horror movie.

  5. leonie gray says:

    Small joints of beef which had been wrapped in string

  6. Michelle Kinsey says:

    I am rubbish at carving at all. I tend to use 2 forks and shred my meat! x

  7. russell hide says:

    Now that’s a sharp prize

  8. russell hide says:

    Hardest to carve.. has to be a ham hock as it peels away before you can actually slice into it

  9. Gillian Holmes says:


  10. I find anything with a bone in it tricky, but especially lamb shoulder – the big shoulder blade always seems to get in the way.

  11. Tracy Nixon says:

    Beef – I find it tough!

  12. I think a pumpkin as it isnt very pliable.

  13. I’m still learning to carve chicken properly!

  14. David Reed says:


  15. Everything – I get my OH to do it. He’s always moaning our knives are rubbish so hope I win these ;)

  16. Samantha Eyles says:

    I’m useless at carving. Always have to get someone else to do it for me

  17. liz denial says:

    I find everything hard to carve as my knives are useless & my hands are arthritic

  18. Leg of lamb.

  19. caroline mccabe says:

    chicken – so fiddly

  20. nicci cowdell-murray says:

    I have arthritis in my hands and finger so without super sharp knives i have no chance, my hubby always has to take over !

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