Something Good For You!


CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

BecauseI want your Thanksgiving turkey to look like this…

BecauseI want you to be able to make intricate little cut outs to set on your pies…

Because you are all so special…

Because you are all such loyal readers…

Because so many you have purchased our wine and taken advantage of our current sale

And…because I love Williams-Sonoma more than any other store on this planet…………………………

I am giving away one $200 gift certificate from Williams-Sonoma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t know about you, but I can sit for hours with their catalog, drooling and hoping to own every-single-item they sell. I know I need it. When I’m at their store, it takes an intervention to get me out.

So friends, I want you to feel the joy I feel while shopping at Williams-Sonoma, whether online or in the store!!

The Rules

Leave one comment per person on this post telling us, “What is so broken and ugly in your kitchen that you need to replace it immediately with something beautiful from Williams-Sonoma!”

Contest is open to everyone.

Winner will be chosen at random using random.org.

Contest ends atMidnight, Saturday, November 6th (Pacific Time). Winner will be announced Sunday the 7th. Make sure to check back!!

*This is not a sponsored contest by William-Sonoma, they sadly have no idea who I am….it’s always pitiful when love isn’t returned.

May the person with the ugliest, most broken item that needs replacing win!

One Year Ago: Vanilla Cider Pork with Pears and Walnut Wild Rice

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  1. Christina Madison 1

    Hmmm just one??? Pick any piece of my bakeware!

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  2. Athena 2

    I moved into a new apartment not long ago, and purged all my worn out and broken items. I haven’t had the money to replace them all yet, so this would definitely come in handy…bakeware, a hand mixer, oh the possibilities are endless.

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  3. Becky Tamashasky 3

    How do I narrow it down to just one? I’ll go with the wineglasses…we started off with a beautiful set after our wedding and through family dinners and cocktail parties there are only two lone glasses remaining.

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  4. Dawn 4

    Everything in my kitchen is broken and ugly!!

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  5. Natasha Wendt 5

    Holy Kitchen Bonanza! I could burn through $200 pretty happily at Williams-Sonoma. :-) Thanks for the great blog!

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  6. Deanna 6

    MY RICECOOKER!!! The rice either comes out still hard and uncooked, or burnt and stuck to the pot! Please let me win!

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  7. J Frazier 7

    All my small kitchen gadgets are so beat up it’s ridiculous, embarrassing even. How can I bake and cook all these noble pig blog delicious meals with my lame broken gadgets! PS I’d love a nice mixer.

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  8. Rachel 8

    I would love to replace my old and ugly immersion blender!!

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  9. jennifer 9

    all of my baking sheets are disgusting. i need new baking sheets, pans, casserole dishes, etc. :o)

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  10. Nichole 10

    Serving pieces! They are all ugly and salvaged/stolen from relatives! It’s embarrassing!

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  11. You should see my egg slicer. Two wires are completely broken and another one hangs up from the one beside it. It is totally a mess. I still use it, but I have to hand feed the egg through it and it comes out all whoperjawed!

    I would love to win the gift.

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  12. Yvonne 12

    Oh my, where do I start? Probably with my cherished Braun stick blender that we received as a wedding gift almost 24 years ago! It’s beloved, cracked and probably not safe lest I electrocute myself, but I dare not part with it without a replacement! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  13. Alisa 13

    We are finally getting our Williams Sonoma store next week!
    My toaster oven is completely broken and even set The Boy’s shrinky dinks on fire the other day! It keeps sparking at us. Or maybe it just doesn’t like my cooking?

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    • LaLa 14

      ‘Sparking at you’?? Please throw it right into the closest garbage container – RIGHT NOW! – the contraption is shorting out and could start a fire at any moment. Hopefully you UNPLUG when you finish using it and please try not to electrocute yourself. Tic tic tic

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  14. R.K.M. 15

    My food processor was purchased in 1984. Most of the blades are broken & long gone. I have 1 blade I use for every food processing chore :-(

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  15. Heather 16

    My entire kitchen is a wreck minus the tile backsplash and the lovely new faucet.

    ;o)

    I <3 WS.

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  16. Nicole 17

    My baking sheets are in dire need of replacing, I can’t tell what color they used to be. Our pots and pans are also falling apart and need to be replaced. It would be like heaven to get a gift card to Williams Sonoma.

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  17. Sandy 18

    I have moved so many times that most of my class cookware and mixing bowls are all chipped! also my knives are dull and have rust spots.

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  18. Traci Landrith 19

    It’s a mixer-blender situation….both of which have been with me since the Civil War (and I’m only 43!) And yes who can resist the William-Sonoma holiday (or any day) catalog!! I’m sending out good vibes to random.org! :)

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  19. Barbie with a T 20

    I have the ugliest most awful looking cookie sheets, baking pans you have ever seen. They are old and I use them a lot, and if I get news ones I am going to use Silpat lining or aluminum foil to keep them looking new for a long time. I love Williams Sonoma. AND I do hope my turkey looks that good this Thanksgiving!

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  20. Heather 21

    All my baking things (cookie sheets, muffin tins, mixing bowls, etc) are hand me downs from college. I have had them for 10 years and I don’t know how long they were around before that but they are absolutely covered in “time”! I need new beautiful ones!!! =)

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  21. Janice Martinsen 22

    Hey I’ve been married for 21 years and although my kitchen has been remodeled, the stuff in it hasn’t!

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  22. Kara 23

    I need to replace so many things–plates, flatware, cannister set. This would be so cool to win!

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  23. My crockpot – I am drooling over that All Clad slow cooker!

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  24. Lindsay 25

    My serving platters are all mis-matched. It would be fabulous to throw a dinner party and serve amazing food on MATCHING platters and bowls.

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  25. Marjie 26

    My 32 year old baking sheets are pathetic. So is my turkey roasting pan. And why not wish for a new set of matched spoons to replace my old, worn out wooden spoons while I’m at it? And maybe a spiffy new toaster would be nice, too. What a lovely gift for one of your faithful, loyal readers (like me).

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  26. Kara Marks 27

    It doesn’t look like my other comment recorded. I need to replace tons of things–dishes, flatware, cannisters. Would be great to win this!

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  27. Philly 28

    I have a old small dutch oven, too small for soups. Everytime time I’m at the mall I go into williams and sonoma and look at the dutch ovens and wish one would magically be placed in my kitchen.

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  28. Julie 29

    I would replace the stock pot I have had for years and years.

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  29. Alicia 30

    I have always wanted a Le Creuset piece, I could never afford one! I would most definitely use this for it!

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  30. Kathy 31

    Any of my metal baking pans or baking sheets are so pitiful that anytime I have company I am embarassed to get them out!! Love Williams-Sonoma!!

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  31. Alena 32

    My entire kitchen needs to be fixed – from the linoleum flooring used in place of drywall to the 1970’s drop ceiling tiles saturated with grease stains. What I want most right now is the beautiful glass bowl for the KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Something about being able to watch my cookie dough come together from the outside seems so satisfying that I just might be able to overlook the much larger issues in my kitchen.

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  32. Susan 33

    What a generous giveaway — thank you! My first choice would be a new cookie sheet, since I scorched ours toasting some pita chips on parchment paper (everything caught on fire)!

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  33. Lesley Churchill 34

    I have plenty of super old products in my kitchen including a fridge from 1980 that we bought used, a nasty toaster oven, super dull knives.. but what I really want is their whole line of cooking for baby products so that I can make more homemade food for baby number three that is due mid December!!! Come on random.org.. pick me!!! :)

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  34. Jessica 35

    So many things! Pans, cookie cutters, knives. I could have a lot of fun with $200!

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  35. The blender!!

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  36. Kelly 37

    As a newlywed I need everything new in my kitchen! What a thoughtful giveaway!

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  37. Michelle 38

    One item that is so broken in my kitchen is my cake mixer.well its not mine I inherited when my mother passed away, it has seen better days because the plater that spins the bowl is gone so i spin or move the bowl manually

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  38. Katie 39

    Oh how I drool over Williams Sonoma!

    I have the saddest frying pans. I think one or two Le Creuset items would rectify that situation!

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  39. Kendra 40

    My glassware is a combination of glasses like the kind you get in a box with a liquor bottle, stupid beer glasses, chipped glasses, short glasses, tall glasses, and plastic glasses (which aren’t really glasses)

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  40. Mai 41

    The most broken has to be my hand mixer, my dad managed to get hot syrup on it and it got all melted!

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  41. Trudy Medrano 42

    I desperately need new knives before I cut off a finger or two! ☺

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  42. Jackie 43

    As a college student, I think you’ll find everything in my kitchen needs replacing. It wouldn’t be that bad, except I am a student at Le Cordon Bleu for Baking and Patisserie, and all my sheet pans are warped and stained! I have no large mixing bowls, because I kind of dropped the one I had. The slow cooker I have must be from the 60’s and is in a sad state. All of these things could be replaced with beautiful, godly, and new equipment from Williams-Sonoma. Totally wishing the winner wasn’t chosen at random, because my kitchen is saaaaddd.

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  43. Emilee 44

    I need organization!

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  44. Noel 45

    I just got married a year ago, so most of my stuff is shiny and new. My mom on the other hand has barely bought a new kitchen item in the past 20 years. I would love to be able to replace some of her stuff for a Christmas gift :) Love you blog!

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  45. Lauren Murphy 46

    My whole kitchen needs to be replaced because I don’t have one! I’m a college student looking to get a place of my own when I graduate in the spring and I would LOVE to be able to buy wonderful things from Williams-Sonoma to put in it :)

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  46. My ex liked to use my good wine glasses and water glasses for every day use, and he broke more than half of my set!

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  47. David P. Swindler 48

    I would immediately replace the rack thingy the turkey sits in. My current one has some sort of Teflon junk on it, and it’s peeling.

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  48. Chi Chi 49

    This is a hard one…everything in my kitchen is mismatched and in terrible condition. I really need and want to upgrade my baking and storage goods. Tired of keeping my flour in the thin paper sac it comes in, I wanna get my flour in a way that would make Ina Garten, Bobby Flay and Alton Brown proud! :)

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  49. Laura 50

    I need new baking sheets and pans!

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  50. Johnny 51

    my hand mixer is so bad it’s a crime

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  51. Ashley Smith 52

    Hmmm where do I begin?! I would replace my food processor IMMEDIATELY! After 6 years of cookies, pies, breads, and well, everything else, a new one for our new house and holiday meals would be great!

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  52. Brandy 53

    my Cuisinart pans were dropped and dented by my parents and have been so hard to cook with. Having a big dent on the bottom edge of pots and pans makes for uneven heating and dented lids let too much heat out. I’d love to replace some :)

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  53. beth 54

    My toaster oven is such a heinous piece that it either burns your meal or refuses to cook it at all. The oven part of it won’t work, the door creaks when you open it, and the crumb tray always splatters crumbs everywhere! It’s utterly useless and I desperately need a replacement!

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  54. Jeanne Coates 55

    I am using my mother’s kitchen aid mixer from the 1970’s. The power cord was cut somehow, so my dad had duct taped a cord from a lamp to it to keep it working. It was originally white – it is now beige. The lock doesn’t work, so it bumps along as it tries to mix. It really slows down the process of my annual “cookie weekend” where I make cookies and candy for all of my neighbors! Would love this gift certificate to update a few things!

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  55. Becky 56

    Old and ugly and broken.. hummm, that would be a tie between my baking sheets and my silicon spatulas… totally agree about Williams-Sonoma catalog…love it !

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  56. Katie L 57

    It’s not ugly as much as it is broken…my sugar dish that matches all of my everyday dishes that I always use…broke and the top is in two pieces!

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  57. I need to replace my mixer. To begin with, my husband and I are potters (we make pottery). My husband borrowed my mixer and took it outside to the garage to mix glazes, so, of course, it can no longer be used with food items. He has since then purchased a drill and a beater-like bit to use for the glaze mixing. In the meantime, my mixer was replaced with a very cheap imitation of a mixer; the beaters are horrible and the motor has little to no power! I would like to purchase one of the Kitchen Aid Stand up mixers! I think I deserve it, don’t you?

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  58. Anne 59

    I inherited my mom’s old sunbeam mixer. It does the job for now, but every time I use it I find myself waiting for it to start smoking or fall apart.

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  59. Phyllis 60

    My toaster oven is pitiful. It gets used so much that the glass door can’t come clean anymore. It’s not very well designed and the crumb catcher is a pain, hence crumb buildup. I just went and looked at it before I wrote this and it is Disgusting. Oh — it only toasts on one side so we have to flip the bread mid cycle! Pick me! Pick me!!!

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  60. Nick Mintoft 61

    New set of amazing knives!

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  61. I have a harvest gold blender from the 1970s that was my mom’s, all plastic parts, and it works ok but this rubber gasket on it is disintegrating . . . . I’m thinking a 21st century blender might be a SLIGHT improvement!

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  62. Heather H 63

    Wow, wouldn’t I love to win this prize. I’d replace my broken blender and chipped plates.

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  63. Julie 64

    My dishware! It’s cracked, it’s chipped, it’s from 3 different sets from 3 different families. It’s on its last legs and I’m getting desperate!

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  64. Natalie Muzzio 65

    Nothing is broken enough that we can’t produce good food and great laughs in the kitchen. :)

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  65. Jennifer Brown 66

    About to get my very own first kitchen so don’t have much but this would be a dream come true!! LOVE WS!! Thanks <3

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  66. I would have to say my toaster. My poor little toaster has seen better days. Every time I put something in there, I talk to it, and tell it how it is the little toaster that could… then it huffs and puffs, and doesn’t do a very good job, so then I push the lever down again and give it a good little pep talk, and pull the plug and get the bread out before it burns to a crisp. Thanks! Charlene

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  67. justin spivak 68

    i stumbled upon this website about a month ago and it changed my life!!! i am a 23 year old kosher caterer, i find so many perfect recipes on here its insane. i could use this gift certificate for just about anything… starting with some real good cutlery

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  68. Jane Stona 69

    I don’t have any to be broken, but I sure love those little leaf cutters! Love your blog.

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  69. Alyssa 70

    Oh, my poor baking utensils. My whisk is falling apart, my spatulas have chunks taken out of them and my half my measuring cups have lost their handles. All in the last month.

    I think they’re trying to tell me something my committing mass suicide…

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  70. nancy 71

    my kitchen is beyond hope, your column brought me a much needed smile this week. thank you.

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  71. Mandi 72

    I would replace my tiny, old worn out dutch oven!

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  72. Leslie 73

    The most broken and ugly thing in my kitchen is my bakeware. I do not have great bakeware. It’s all burnt up and crappy looking.

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  73. Sherri 74

    Our coffee maker!

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  74. My wood cutting board/bread kneading board is cracked, warped, stained, and just plain ugly! Help! I use it all the time and would love a new one!

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  75. Shannon B 76

    I need serving pieces! With the holidays approaching I want my holiday table to look just as good as the food hopefully tastes.

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  76. Jesse 77

    I would replace my old twin blade beater with a new Mixer and make sticky buns. Yummy

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  77. YK 78

    My colander is ugly and broken. I got it from the D.I. which is the Utah version of the Salvation Army a couple years ago for 2 bucks. Its held up until now. It has no more handles so its difficult to use when there’s piping hot pasta in it.

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  78. Wendy S. Riehle 79

    Ugly cookie sheets.. well loved, but.. U.. u.g.l.y…you ain’t got no alibi, you ugly..hey-hey..you ugly!

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  79. Marie 80

    I would love to replace all my dark bakeware. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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  80. Brigit 81

    my food processor

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  81. Jessica 82

    I just graduated from College with all of my pots, pans, and dishes completely destroyed from my room mates, with huge grease stains on the bottoms and the non-stick coating coming off. Mixing bowls are non existent, I have a 1 cup measuring cup and a 3/4 cup left. I work for a non-profit, so I often do not have enough money to ‘splurge’ for new cookware. I haven’t cooked anything but boxed mac and cheese in my new apartment since I moved in on September 1st because everything is so destroyed.

    Not to make it a sob story, but I actually just realized how much I miss cooking, and how terrible the other side of the non-stick coating tastes when its in your stir fry.

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  82. Joan Callaway 83

    While it still works well, my waffle iron looks disreputable, and my wand blender isn’t as efficient as I would like it to be.

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  83. Barbara 84

    My roasting pans are beyond old. And I’d love to have an electric skillet!

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  84. Lynn 85

    I would get a new set of dishes or flatware. My dishes are all chipped and we’re actually using 2 sets so we have enough! My flatware is a combination of utensils that my 4 kids ‘borrowed’ from their college dining halls! I’m desparate!

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  85. DebH 86

    well..my mixer is definitely OLD, but not ugly since it was my mothers of 35+ years ago. Although I would love to retire it, I will still cherish it! The Ugly is my countertop toaster Oven…now that needs to go!!

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  86. Jennie 87

    I need/want a pretty new toaster!

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  87. Jillian 88

    Hmmm…I would have to say that I’m the broken part of the kitchen! I always start off the week with the best intentions of making lovely, home cooked meals each night, but come Tuesday I’m already dialing up the local Chinese food delivery. However- I’m sure some newfangled toys would help re-energize my love of cooking :) BTW~ love, love, love your blog- even if I don’t actually get around to making anything from it, it’s so fun to look and imagine myself presenting the family with one of your amazing recipes. Cheers!

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  88. Marni 89

    I have a 22 year old beat up wok that I truly need to replace. I went to look at what was available on the Williams Sonoma website…bad idea. Now I understand your love of the place! I realize I also need new frying pans, a food mill, and a meat thermometer. (I could go on, but there IS a space limit!)

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  89. Rachel Anderson 90

    My most recent broken items are my knives. I got them long ago and they are super difficult to use. I did just get the Popsicle maker from WS and love love love it.

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  90. kirsten 91

    Well the whole kitchen is a disaster but the one thing I never get around to replacing is my hand mixer which is covered in hardened god only knows what but I’m sure we enjoyed it & has missing ‘blades’. It is beyond ugly & just plain embarassing!

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  91. Mariah 92

    I LOVE William Sonoma too!! I so need a new Dutch oven!! Mine is an heirloom that I adore, but it is on it’s last leg!

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  92. Barbara 93

    My roasting pans are beyond old. And I’d love to have an electric skillet! Any matching cookware would be appreciated. I want it all!!

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  93. Jenny 94

    I need to replace ALL of my bakeware. Some from Williams-Sonoma would be awesome.

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  94. My kitchen is in need of a hand mixer. I have a walmart special that half the housing is broken off of and i am sure im going to shock my self every time i use it. Also our toaster oven gave up the go last week.

    :)

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  95. Maura 96

    The blender!

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  96. Beth 97

    WOW!!! $200 at Williams-Sonoma? I would’ve died and gone to heaven if I won that!

    My husband ruined my favorite saucepan, so I would love to replace it :)

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  97. Meg 98

    I think my dishes are most in need of replacement. I have a mix of two different sets of pfaltzgraff dishes (that don’t match) that were handed down to me from my parents when I moved out on my own 5 years ago. I just got married two weeks ago and the one thing I was hoping people would buy from my registry was the dishes, but of course I got none. This would be such an awesome thing to win! I love your blog!

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  98. Kassy 99

    Hmm…my Kitchen Aid mixer is dying :( I also need a new toaster and I have always wanted a food processor…

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  99. Larry 100

    A new set of spring form pans and new blender

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  100. Aubrey B 101

    UGH my pots and pans are sooo gross! Rickety handles and stained edges make me dream of a day when I can replace them!

    LOVE your blog, can’t wait to buy some wine!

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  101. Alicia 102

    I have an old, decrepit, rusty roasting pan…nothing like the beautiful on in your photo! A brand new one would be lovely!

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  102. Julie B 103

    My pots and pans! I do not have any that actually match, making it hard to cook well (consistently). They all cook at different levels and temps!

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  103. Laura Groenert 104

    My circa 1960’s turquoise hand mixer. It was my Grandmother’s and no — it is not one of the cool ones. It is just plain butt-ugly with crooked beater bars. The darn thing won’t die. If it were a horse I’d put it out to pasture, but it still works and I need a mixer.

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  104. Kathy 105

    Cookie Trays!

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  105. laura 106

    oh my GOD williams-sonoma is like disneyland for me. my knives could definitely use an upgrade…

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  106. Lynne 107

    What a fabulous shopping spree, I too would need an intervention to leave the store!
    The worst things in my kitchen are our pots and pans, they are old, dented and one of them is warped….teenagers cooking at high heat and then putting pan into cold water. I would so love to replace it!!

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  107. My silverware. There’s not a single fork that matches the other forks and somehow they keep disappearing.

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  108. Laura 109

    My pots and pans are hand-me-downs from my grandmother and have all seen better days. I have a hard time using my skillet to saute or pan-fry anything because it has lost all non-stick powers and it too small to make much of anything happen in the cooking department. I have merely one single pot… and it is too big for cooking up the small portions of pasta or rice that I need because the water take so long to come to a boil. Though I don’t need to have aesthetically pleasing pots (which Williams Sonoma does provide!), mine are all completely mismatched. The one thing they do share in common is that none of them do their job well enough to make for an easy clean up. So a brand new set of pots and pans would be lovely!

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  109. Melanie 110

    My poor old toaster oven is on its last leg. It’s been a trusty appliance for years and has saved me a great deal of energy (mine and the electric company’s). I don’t even have to tell you what old toaster ovens look like, blackened door, crumb trays and cooking pans harbor who-knows-what. Time for it to go down the road…

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  110. becky 111

    when I left my husband some 10 years ago, he proceeded to try and break everything I loved – which was mostly items in the kitchen. He actually busted the back electrical part of my kitchenaid mixer. luckily my brother fixed it as best as he could which included a drywall screw holding it together. now, it’s going slower and slower all the time and doesn’t like to work as hard…or as quietly as it used to. poor little colbalt wonder is on it’s last leg.

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  111. Kristen Cook 112

    I would love to replace my cookware. It is old and dingy looking.

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  112. Karen 113

    Where to begin……I need so many things. But my mixer has been used so much that the beaters sometimes fall out of the holes they are supposed to fit into. I have dreams of a Kitchen Aid. What a nice giveaway.

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  113. Jan 114

    I love Williams Sonoma also, and first went into their San Francisco store back in the 60’s while on a trip. I almost went out of my mind with all the wondrous things I saw there. Just about everything in my kitchen could stand to be replaced now, but I’d have to say my Cuisinart food processor. It was a gift back when they first came out, and it was defective. I sent it back and they fixed it, but the food bowl/container had a crack in it and is now discolored. It has also developed a shrill noise when first started. I’m afraid it might give up the ghost one of these days. I’d sure like to get a new one.

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  114. Kerry 115

    My dinnerware!

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  115. Andrea 116

    I have a mile-long Williams-Sonoma wish list…but, I’d LOVE to purchase new dinnerware…or perhaps new flatware.

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  116. Kristen J 117

    Oh man, I was just salivating over the latest Williams Sonoma catalog today! Nothing in my kitchen is necessarily broken, but I have been eyeing a food mill for awhile now. :)

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  117. Alissa 118

    Where to begin! Just moved into a new apartment and I don’t even have a mixing bowl! I have been using an industrial size measuring cup. Come to think of it, a normal-sized fluid measuring cup would be handy too.

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  118. My microwave is tiny and the wrong color for my kitchen, but I am determined to use it until it dies. What I could really use is a Bosch or Kitchenaid mixer for the pumpkin bread, but I don’t even know if Williams Sonoma carries those. What a fun contest though! Thanks for giving us a chance to win:o)

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  119. Amy 120

    OH how I could do some damage with this!
    I have a grind and brew coffee maker that hasn’t “ground” coffee in over two years! Like many things, getting a replacement has just fallen down on the list of things to get.

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  120. Megan 121

    A food processor! It’s not broken, I just don’t have one, which I feel, is worse! But if you’re looking for legitimately broken things, I definitely need a new blender!

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  121. Jennifer 122

    And I know exactly what I’d buy with it!

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  122. Anne 123

    Broken…well I’d have to go with my pyrex casserole dish (vintage even) that my husband tried to cook and egg in on the stove…he succeeded but broke the dish in the process. Why he thought that was the proper tool for that is beside me. He is banned from the kitchen, or at least glassware.
    Thanks so much and what a fun and timely giveaway!

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  123. Brandi 124

    It would have to be my pots and pans. I think they are way past their prime.

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  124. my toaster oven! it is cracked and the bottom of it won’t stay closed

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  125. Linda 126

    My rolling pin is non existent….I must use an empty wine bottle….wonder which empty wine bottle that might be?!!!

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  126. Robin O. 127

    I would have to say my 12″ non-stick skillets are on their last legs and looking pathetic. Whenever I get my W.S. catalog I circle everything I want in highlighter and leave it laying around conveniently in case anyone might like to surprise me with a gift!

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  127. My pots and pans are from the dark ages—what few I have and are definitely the most awful thing I own. My only skillet looks like something you would not buy at a garage sale!

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  128. Nicole 129

    My baking sheets are in dire need of replacing, I can’t tell what color they used to be. Our pots and pans are also falling apart and need to be replaced. It would be like heaven to get a gift card to Williams Sonoma.

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  129. Melissa 130

    My coffeemaker – one entire kitchen cabinet fell off the wall and cracked the lid! I’d get a fancy new one that makes espresso!

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  130. mitchsmom 131

    My microwave! The only button that even works is “instant minute”! LOL

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  131. Sarah 132

    I would replace my springform…it is a hand me down and rusty, but I am dying to make cheesecake.

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  132. Ginny 133

    haha! very nice! Well, I need some baking ware in the last couple months I’ve shattered a 13×9 pyrex pan and ruined another with grease stains that refuse to come off!

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  133. Lora 134

    I, too, love WS more than any other store. And I, too, could conceivably use every last item in the catalog. But what I need at the moment are new baking sheets…and one of their beautiful specialty Bundt pans.

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  134. Shari 135

    My frying pan, because the handle falls off every time I use it!

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  135. Patricia R 136

    I really need some stainless steel frying pans since the antique cast iron cookware I have used for years is getting too heavy to lift!

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  136. Caroline Harper 137

    Well, I would say my paper plates. I don’t have any real china as I don’t have a dishwasher and I’m too lazy to hand wash anything but pots and pans. I need to win so I can get some plates and help the environment!

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  137. Jessica 138

    My stand mixer. It’s not “broken” but it’s from the 70s and it’s ugly. This girl needs a Kitchenaid!!!!

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  138. Michelle G 139

    I love Williams and Sonoma! They have all the things we ‘need’ plus wonderful recipes (as does your blog)!
    Our canisters were purchased at a garage sale when I was in college. It’s time for some new ones! Thanks for the fun contest!

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  139. Nic 140

    Our everyday kitchenware. I got it right out of college and I just hate it now.

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  140. Taina 141

    pots and pans, both stovetop and baking!! Also knives…a good chef’s knife & a long serrated bread knife. Oooh and a stick blender..please Santa?

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  141. Margaret Craig 142

    OMG, if you could only see my kitchen. I need everything! But I would probably purchase a new toaster over and some fun utensils. Hope I win!!

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  142. Sue K 143

    I knew that my 25 year old muffin pan was getting ugly. Not only did it appear to have baked on gunk, it was warped. However, I don’t remember throwing it out. I decided to make muffins the other day, and tore the place apart looking for my muffin tin. By the time I ransacked the boxes in storage, it was far too late in the day for muffins – and I never did find it.

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  143. Andrea Ludtke 144

    definately my baking sheets!

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  144. Alan E. 145

    I could do so much with a gift certificate. I have a few items that I need to replace immediately, and I use them the most!

    My apron is barely hanging together, the blade for my stand mixer is broken on the bottom and doesn’t get all of the material at the bottom of the bowl so I have to constantly use a spatula that is about to fall apart itself. My large nonstick pan isn’t nonstick anymore except for the edges. There are many other smaller things that need replacing. With $200, I would be able to replace quite a few of these instead of focusing on one large item. It would make cooking a much more pleasurable experience!

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  145. Melanee 146

    Matching cups/glasses!! Please! We live in a mish-mosh of confusion and embarassment, help us become unified!!! Thanks :)

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  146. Katie 147

    Without hesitation, I flashed to a big, beautiful stand mixer. I’m in my first apartment and quickly killing my first of many hand mixers. It’s only three months old, and it barely works. Sigh.

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  147. Saroja 148

    My spatula recently melted into a little gooey puddle. I put it on a piece of wax paper to cool and have been flipping my eggs with a pie lifter ever since. My frying pans are less than pleased with the spatula’s replacement.

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  148. Catherone Dunaway-Alt 149

    PANS! I must have new pans!

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  149. Laurie Ranshaw 150

    I would love a new Crock-Pot!

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  150. Laura L. 151

    I don’t own a blender! I don’t have one that’s broken or ugly, I just don’t own one. It’s starting to cause problems.

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  151. Jennifer 152

    I need EVERYTHING. I’m not kidding. I am a new cook, just purchased my first house 2 years ago and my kitchen is the size of a small SUV. I love to cook and do so all the time with my limited supply of hand-me-down cookware from my mom. I would LOVE to win this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity! :)

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  152. Jennifer Lee 153

    I would love a new roasting pan and measuring spoons.

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  153. gaby 154

    I’m moving soon and I’m embarassed to bring most of my kitchenware with me. I know it’s ungrateful as I still cook with all of it but my cutting knives are pitiful, my food processor only spins things, I mash garlic cloves with a plastic bag and a hammer, and I just noticed my wooden mortar is cracked as well…. I would really like something pretty in my kitchen. I love the recipes in your blog!

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  154. Laurie 155

    I’d say my bakeware is probably the most pathetic part of my kitchen. Anything from WS would be lovely!

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  155. Mom24 156

    I would replace my old worn out pots and pans.

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  156. KaRyn Kuchenbaur 157

    This is perfect! I had the most beautiful German stainless water kettle that my former mother-in-law (now passed on) gave me at least 15 years ago. It had a stopper that sounded like a train whistle when it boiled, and was such a gorgeous, weighty, well-designed item….that when I didn’t set the stopper on properly and boiled it dry and beyond some months ago (destroying it in the process/melting the stopper into the spout too) I was beside myself! I haven’t had the heart to shop for another, as I can’t really afford one as nice. My mother-in-law LOVED Williams-Sonoma, and it would be the perfect end to my miserable tale to finally be able to boil water, in beauty, in a manner befitting her memory! Thank you Noble Pig!!!

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  157. Beverly 158

    My pots and pans are ridiculously ugly and after seeing my sister-in-law get a brand new set in orange (her fav color) I desperately want someone to rob my house and take just the pots and pans so I would have to replace them! Great giveaway…thanks!

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  158. Jessica 159

    Oh, where do I start?! My baking sheets are warped and mismatched…I have no matching pot holders or trivets, my waffle iron just bit the dust afer my son lovingly tried to make waffles for us one morning. And I need a new sink and faucet :)

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  159. haley 160

    My baking pans and cookie sheets are embarrassing… and I can’t be real until I find a sweet cake stand!

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  160. Nancy 161

    My hand mixer is so pathetic that when I mix the two beaters wobble and one falls out and I’m constantly digging it out of my food!

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  161. Julia 162

    Just about everything in my kitchen could use replacing! But I would probably first focus on a dutch oven. That’s the #1 priority for my kitchen right now.

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  162. Leigh 163

    I need a new everything for my new house! I’m still using hand-me-downs from my mother!

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  163. Frances 164

    I would love a food processor!

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  164. Christy 165

    My food processor, is down to only chopping now, half the blades are broken, and the motor smells faintly of something burning…would love to replace it!

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  165. Lindsay 166

    I’m a college student, there’s nothing NOT ugly or broken in my kitchen!

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  166. Mary 167

    Where to begin? other than fridge and dishwasher, everything (including oven/stove!!!) is at least 30 years old! I think the thing that I would love to replace is our dishes which are beige, flowered, and from like 1978 :) I’m pretty sure William-Sonoma can make a VAST improvement on them!

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  167. Carolyn 168

    I would replace my Sunbeam mixer; it is pathetic!

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  168. Rhi 169

    My Turkey Pan!

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  169. carmen 170

    where do I start! utensils, pots/pans-not only ugly/broken items-but items that I don’t have that look soo fun!

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  170. pamm kesselring 171

    All of my stuff is just plain old. It all gets the job done, just not pretty to look at. If I had the chance I would get all new bakeware. Thanks a bunch.

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  171. Happier Than A Pig in Mud 172

    Thanks for the chance at this great give-away! My circa 1980 brown Tupperware canister set has been through the mill! I even melted one of the lids on the stove and could only get a “non colored” replacement:@)

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  172. davis 173

    my wife could list quite a few-but a blender would be great!

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  173. Jessie J 174

    Hello,

    I am embarassed to say that the dish cloths, hand towels & pot holders at our home are in an AWFUL shambles… But, we keep using them… and have yet to get around to replacing them so, the cycle continues. They are EMBARASSING, to say the least. But, they are functional & they DO get the job done and often are a source of a good laugh when new friends come over to eat, so we keep using them.
    I would LOVE to get some new kitchen linnens for out home so we can retire these well used & well loved ones to our art projects.

    Happy Thanksgiving! ~Jessie

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  174. Stacy Giltner 175

    Much need of a rolling pin becuase right now I am using a wine bottle. Also, any kind of pots and pans would be awesome I lost most of mine in my recent breakup. =)

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  175. CarolynW 176

    My toaster oven is the ugliest black mess you have ever seen! I keep expecting it to burst into flames each time it is used! Definitely a fire hazard. I’m sure I could find one to my liking at Williams Sonoma. Also some of those cool stemless wine glasses for Noble Pig wine would be a great thing too. Now if I could only get Noble Pig in Alabama I would be in heaven!

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  176. Kathleen 177

    No question, it is the electric frying pan I received as a wedding gift in 1969! It still works but it’s discolored and dented. But it outlasted the husband by 37 years! :-))

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  177. Paige 178

    The most broken down thing in my kitchen is for sure my blender. It has a tough time breaking up anything frozen…sort of necessary in a blender.

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  178. Amy S. 179

    We had to throw our our old stockpot, so I definitely need a new one!

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  179. Pam 180

    My dutch oven type thing is beyond ancient and I have to make due with a lid from something else that doesn’t really fit….oh to have a glorious Creuset dutch oven.

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  180. stephanie H. 181

    My sister and I live together and we only have a hand mixer. We’re poor college students but we LOVE to bake. A Kitchen Aid mixer would be so cool.

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  181. Kelly S. 182

    I desperately need a dutch oven!

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  182. Carla 183

    Oh my, you’ve got my heart all atwitter.
    Williams Sonoma…. it’s a wonderful store. Well what’s ugly and broken down, my Kitchenaid mixer is 26 years old, but it’s still running strong. My cutting tools are horrendous, but what I’ve really wanted from WS is the Belgian Waffle Maker. I had a cheap waffle maker (used) when I got married 42 years ago, but it’s long gone. A new one would be a delight. No more waffles from Ihop….

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  183. Susan Bradley 184

    My most favorite casserole dish was just broken a week ago. Hit our tile floor and that was the end of that.

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  184. Lisa 185

    Definitely my roasting pan! I have been using a cheap metal rectangular pan for all my roasting and it’s looking pretty sad from all my scrubbing!

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  185. Larissa 186

    Cookie sheets! Eric appropriated MY GOOD COOKIE SHEETS for candle making, and now they’re all full of wax and mold sealant and the nonstick surfaces are garbage, and I need new cookie sheets, damnit!

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  186. marci 187

    If I’m limited to one, it would be my cookie sheet. I keep it in the oven and always put foil or parchment paper over it to protect my food from the years of gunk that won’t come off anymore.

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  187. Molly 188

    griddle and coffee maker!!

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  188. Bliss 189

    Does a whole kitchen count? If not, I could definitely replace my measuring cups – my favorite one cracked not long ago! Also, I’ve never owned a stand mixer and I REALLY REALLY want one, so that’s probably what a gift certificate would go towards…keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks!

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  189. Leila 190

    Our dishwasher. The color is fading, it’s over 20 years old, and, it doesn’t fit properly in the space; it’s off kilter and has to be cleaned all the time for mold..yuck.

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  190. Emily 191

    Oh geez, I just moved into a new apartment and pretty much have NO kitchen appliances, much to my own dismay. I would love love love an electric stand mixer or a food processor :)

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  191. Duncan MacLean 192

    I think I would buy something really out of the ordinary – like a few wacky one-use tools (the kind Alton Brown hates). WS is an awesome place to go browse…

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  192. Tracy Phillips 193

    Probably the worst thing in my kitchen would probably be my dish towels… they are so sad! They’re getting raggedy and threadbare, bleach spotted and stained with who knows what. Now, would I actually replace them with this certificate? Heck no! Honey, I’m going for the good stuff, fancy cookie cutters (saw some star wars ones there a couple weeks ago) and of course, a cast iron enameled dutch oven. Oh yeah!! Hope I win, good luck to everyone!

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  193. Jessica 194

    I would love a good stand mixer, I’m still using a little hand mixer.

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  194. Lora Lynn 195

    My spatulas. I love W-S spatulas and one of mine is split and the other one I broke the handle in the mixer. I need one in every color. :-)

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  195. Diana 196

    Where do I start? Kids love pesto so cheap blender has been used constantly and now leans to one side. Dogs have chewed up at least three spatulas. I keep accidentally beheading measuring spoons with garbage disposal, and husband used pasta spoon to clean fish tank.

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  196. Carole Penner 197

    My standing mixer is ancient! It was my mother’s and I would love to replace it with a shiny new one.

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  197. I have several mixing bowls that are very ugly, scratched, some plastic some glass, none really match….should probably use them to put water in for the dog! So I would love some new mixing bowls, and if they would stack together as a set that would even be a big treat!

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  198. Melissa McDougall 199

    Um, everything! If I had to pick one thing I really, really want from Williams Sonoma, it would probably be a Le Crueset dutch oven…they make me swoon!

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  199. oh, Cathy… I badly need new dishes… this would be a nice contribution to a new set – I love Williams Sonoma Like It Is My Job !! 😀

    thanks for the opportunity!

    Jason and I need to order more wine…

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  200. Christine 201

    My blender. and stand mixer!

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  201. Tami Lyn 202

    My glass mix/prep/serve bowls I got when we got married 20 years ago have seen one too many dishwasher cycles, and also the scorched/frayed oven mitts could go to their final resting place..

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  202. Lisa 203

    Our tablecloths, napkins and dish towels. They’ve all seen better days and far too many dinner parties. Oh the stories they could tell, though…..

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  203. Stephanie 204

    PICK ME! PICK ME! My spice rack is barely functional. I would loovve a new one!

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  204. Jamie 205

    I am 27 years old and have finally decided to have friends over for my first Thanksgiving dinner this year. I have never made a turkey before and honestly I am pretty intimidated by the thought of it. If I won this, I could get the tools that I need to make this Thanksgiving the best holiday ever! (Not to mention I can use the cooking items when I make your yummy recipes in the future!)

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  205. steph 206

    Haha. Where do I start? My measuring cups, flour and sugar canisters, pie pans, dutch oven, glass mixing bowl. Is that enough? :)

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  206. Lindsey Johnson 207

    This might sound small… but my canopeners. Yes I said canopeners and plural because I have three of them. Each one is different because they all fail in some area of opening a can, (whether it be gripping the can, cutting a straight line across the lid instead of around the edge, or being able to cut into the lid without major harm to the user). When this happens with one, I pull out the next and attempt again. I would love just ONE canopener that could actually open a can!!

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  207. kd 208

    My mixer!!!! I’ve had for for 32 years, the year we got married 😉

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  208. corey flynn 209

    I would probably get something that I don’t even have an old version of – a nice heavy dutch oven.

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  209. Tricia 210

    My food processor…poor thing is over 20 years old and has been in constant use…

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  210. Decidedly my large saucepan. The scratched nonstick coating frightens me– where did all that Teflon go?? How I would love a stainless steel skillet to replace it! No more nonstick for me.

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  211. Sarah 212

    It’s not so much what’s broken… I’m a newlywed and most of my stuff is new – my kitchen is just sparsely stocked. I would LOVE a good roaster!!

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  212. Shirley L 213

    Wow! This is really exciting! Anyway my roasting pan needs to be replaced – it is horrible!!!!!!! I never bought a good one so after 12 years of use it is pretty shot!

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  213. Lori 214

    My crockpot!!!!! It’s honestly the most disgusting thing you’ve ever seen. And the knob is broken, so I have to use pliers to turn the unit on when I want to use it.

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  214. Kari Moore 215

    One thing in my kitchen that is old, ugly and needs to be replaced??…. Probably my kitchen towels, and my pastry blender. And yes, I have a pastry blender because I don’t own a food processor of any sort!

    Thanks, Cathy, for having these contests and treating your customers so well! Love your blog, your wine, and you!

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  215. Kristin H 216

    My flour sifter. It used to be my grandma’s and sadly it has just about given up the ghost.

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  216. anna p 217

    I would love a new set of every day dishes, or a panini press, or a dutch oven, or… I could go on and on! Thanks!!

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  217. Jamie 218

    Thanks for your blog! It keeps me entertained!

    Now, as for what I would replace… I would have to just add a kitchenaid mixer to my kitchen. I love to bake but don’t have a mixer!

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  218. Nichole P 219

    I sooooo need new cookie sheets, and dish towels, and a roasting pan….and the list goes on and on!! Awesome giveaway!!

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  219. Liz 220

    It isn’t that my stuff for my kitchen is broken and ugly… it’s just that I don’t have a lot of kitchen stuff at all! I didn’t get any serving dishes at all as wedding gifts and we had to buy other essentials and just kind of forgot about the lack of serving stuff. It’s really embarrassing when guests come over.

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  220. nadine 221

    I have been chopping veges by hand for 5 months now, since my food processor broke:(
    A new one from Williams-Sonoma would be a real treat BUT then everything from that fabulous store is a real treat :(

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  221. Kelli 222

    My baking sheets are HORRID! I need new ones like Lindsay Lohan needs a new hit movie!

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  222. Jayna 223

    Oh, where to begin? Dishes, utensils, serving plates; the list goes on. I really just need a new kitchen altogether.

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  223. Janelle 224

    I’m a college student who loves to bake and cook, but all I’ve got as far as bakeware are a lot of hand-me-downs and garage sale finds (which aren’t as awesome and the cookery I’ve found), so I would definitely get some new baking toys!

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  224. Krissa moscone 225

    Ahhhhh! My 15 year old Kitchen Aid mixer is on it’s way out. I can’t bear the holidays without it and every time I bring it out to use it I speak lovingly to it to just hang on! No kitchen is complete without it, but I fear mine will soon be resting in peace.

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  225. AppleTree 226

    The ugliest piece of my kitchen is the stove. Ugh. I hate it, but at least it’s gas…

    Awesome giveaway!

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  226. farnaz nekouee 227

    My poor blender I have had since I got married in 2002 ! It finally broke down on me after making homemade tomatillo sauce for my fave enchiladas ever. I don’t like the canned/bottled stuff so I love to make my own :-) The last time I made it the rubber around the bottom of my blender just got shred to pieces. It was a big melty, goopy mess of black rubber- I was soooo bummed. I was hoping to get another year out of that poor guy :-) I hope to be able to get a new one so I can make some more of my yummy sauce !

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  227. susan 228

    i would like to learn to bake and would love a Kitchen Aid mixer. Thanks.

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  228. Shannon 229

    My sad little collection of frying pans that I got when I graduated college. They used to be non-stick but I can’t even really claim that anymore.

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  229. Jane 230

    My toaster oven!

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  230. Elle 231

    Oh how I need some new bakeware, measuring cups, and bowls!

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  231. My cookie sheets and muffin pans!

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  232. Rachel 233

    My coffeemaker…it’s not a pretty site to wake up to in the morning!

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  233. Leigh Pittman 234

    Definitely everyday dishware. Chips, cracks, discolorations – oh my!

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  234. Kelly 235

    I want a new, huge KitchenAid mixer.

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  235. Hmm, this is a tough one because we don’t hang onto broken appliances. I am wanting a 6 or 6.5 qt crockpot or slow cooker because I currently only have a 4.5 qt one. So, I’d get one of those. :-)

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  236. Lisa 237

    I just asked this question out loud and my son said “everything”, lol. He may be right but I’d have to say I could really use some new cookware. Thanks for the chance!

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  237. I am ashamed of my knives. Yes, I am a serial knife GBH’er and have put them into the dishwasher and ruined them. I am real bad. I need to mend my ways and get new knives. I know I can change my wicked ways.

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  238. Karen 239

    My knives are a real problem.

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  239. Hephzibah O 240

    My food processor. It’s missing a few pieces.

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  240. eni 241

    my pots.

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  241. chellie 242

    does the kitchen itself count? It’s not broke, but it sure is ugly! I’d have to say I’m mostly in need of a new pan, just the basic 3 quart pan that I use for everything. I know, pretty boring.

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  242. jaz 243

    my kitchenaide is limping!

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  243. Yvonne 244

    We recently moved and cleaned out all the broken stuff. I could really use some new bakeware and a few gadgets though.

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  244. Robin L 245

    Kitchen Aid Mixer! I have wanted a yellow one for soooo long…My Sunbeam just won’t cut it…

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  245. Derra 246

    My hand-me-down set of kitchen knives are so dull and bent…a couple of them even have broken tips! I can barely cut anything with them.

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  246. Aimee 247

    My cake pans have been seriously abused, and they were hand-me-downs to begin with. And my husband seems to miraculously “lose” all of my icing tips every time I use one. =P

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  247. Danielle Roberts 248

    Everything in our house– let alone our kitchen– is either a hand-me-down or from the 1970’s. So I’m not sure where to start but probably the mixer.

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  248. melanie 249

    I’m embarrassed about my knives. I could really use a professional set and feel and cook like a professional. :)

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  249. Starr 250

    Toaster oven and food processor. The mini food processor just doesn’t cut it for most things. I find myself having to process in about 10 different batches!

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  250. Sonya 251

    Love Williams-Sonoma!

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  251. Susan 252

    I have a can opener that is almost as old as I am, but my food processor belonged to my mother back about 40 years ago. HELP

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  252. Katrina 253

    My dishes! I’ve had them since we got married and every single one has a chip in it. We’re ready for an upgrade!

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  253. amy 254

    knives! I need new knives so bad. Wusthof…swoon!

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  254. Missy 255

    Kitchen Aid Mixer. My tiny hand mixer just doesn’t cut it sometimes.

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  255. Rachel 256

    Let’s see… I could use a newer, more accurate scale and maybe expand my tart pans. Oooh and while we are drooling, how about some cast iron? Oh yes!

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  256. April in CT 257

    It’s not broken or ugly because I don’t have one, but a food processor!! I’ve wanted one for several years now, but keep putting off spending that money.

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  257. Tina K. 258

    Sadly, I don’t have much in my kitchen that qualifies as broken and gross, because I don’t really HAVE much in my kitchen. I graduated just this last spring, and I’ve moved in with my boyfriend, and we started with nothing in the kitchen. No dishes, nothing. We have the basics now, but we don’t have a good mixer (or any mixer, for that matter), and the holiday season is upon us. So really, my entire kitchen is broken and ugly!

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  258. Carole P 259

    Have made several of your recipes and they have all been great successes. Love WS. Just got a new food processor, the 30 year old one kind of quit. Would love a good instant read thermometer, spring form pan, and a decent turkey roaster. Wonderful idea this give-away.

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  259. Rae Rabideau 260

    After re-doing the entire kitchen we need to replace a sliding trash can that is terribly difficult to open!

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  260. Can I say my spirit is broken and win the sympathy vote? haha. It’s been a rough year in our house and for the first time, we won’t be spending Thanksgiving with anyone. The upside to that is that I don’t need to kill myself with details, since my 4 and 5 yr old and hubby won’t care. I would LOVE to replace my bakeware collection as well as one of my cherished Santoku knives that my babysitter inadvertanly put through the dishwasher and it has never been the same since. Williams-Sonoma is majorly my happy place, so what a cool giveaway!!

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  261. Gary Hackle 262

    Wow, Where to start? First of all I would like to commend you on your recipes (have not yet had the pleasure of trying your wine) and your great posts. I look forward to opening my email each day to see if there is one from the “Noble Pig” !

    A little back ground, my wife and I (Kym) live out in the country in N.E. Ohio on a nice sized piece of property with two son’s ( one in college and one just graduated ), 5 dogs of various sizes ( 4 rescues and 1 chocolate Lab that I brought home as a puppy), 3 cats and Pete the Peacock ( We think Pete believes he’s a dog ).

    My wife is a successful Realtor ( in this market to be successful one has to work almost 24/7) and I manage a golf course. I have always enjoyed cooking and so I am head chef here at the zoo.

    Just like a plumber having leaky pipes and a car mechanic having a car that breaks down constantly a Realtor of course has a house that lets say…..is not a showplace. I finally got a new stove and refrigerator after 20 years and slowly have tried to stock my kitchen with efficient tools to cook with. Of course there is so much I need ( good knives, pots and pans, and luxuries like coffee grinders and specialty utensils — etc.) but I admit I am a pretty good cook with what I have. I smoke a lot of food on my large smoker and am a whiz with my pressure cooker and crock pot.

    I have surfed the Williams-Sonoma website and even have a dream list made up ( Shun knife, Micro-plane grater, and a REAL good set of measuring cups and spoons etc.) so of course I would love to have a gift certificate to this wonderful store.

    Well, In closing thank you for the chance to compete for this great prize and thanks for taking the time from your busy day to post such wonderful recipes, pictures, and updates from your winery. I don’t know how you can possibly do so much in a single day (you must be a whirlwind of energy!)

    Regards, Gary B. Hackle
    Huntsburg, Ohio

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  262. Amanda 263

    My cookie sheets and my brownie pan are always the first thing that falls apart. I’m trying to get out as much use as I can before I have to get new ones again.

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  263. Cathy Alden 264

    A new crockpot that isn’t stained and ugly.

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  264. Lisa Lee 265

    my dishes!!! my boys chip them all the time!!

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  265. Hannah Pelletier 266

    Oh wow, it’s so hard to decide, if I could choose anything, I guess I’de say my stove. (it’s older than me) but then I’de also like new dishes that actually match. But I think at this point I would settle for all new cookie sheets :-)

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  266. Teresa 267

    At first, I thought well everything is old, but it’s okay then thinking a little more. My baking pans are a wreck, my knives are wimpy, I would love some of their beautiful linens, oh their Christmas items make me drool. I think I could go on and on. :)

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  267. Karen Albro 268

    I don’t have a sill pat!

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  268. Lynda M 269

    I would love to replace my cookware. I have had the same pots and pans since I got married in 1986 – time for some new ones! What an awesome giveaway ~ thanks!!

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  269. Jason Tibbrine 270

    I love to bake, the only problem is that I have a sunbeam mixer that is useless. It’s cost me more Grey hairs then I care to admit.. with $200 I see that Kitchen-Aid mixer much closer to my grasps!

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  270. brindy 271

    Knives!!! Never registered for them when I was married 5 years ago and regret it to this day. But I would gladly take one of everything from the store :)

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  271. mary 272

    Its my sad looking bakeware its been well used but never had a great set to began with

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  272. Ashley 273

    I believe that my toaster was a $10 sale item from target in 1999. It’s pretty much a eye-sore, but at least it successfully makes toast.

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  273. Amy 274

    OK, this isn’t so much something that needs to be repaired as much as it is something that I ABSOLUTELY NEED in the kitchen–and that is a set of good knives. After having moved out of my parents home, I find myself unable to chop, slice, and dice as efficiently without a good knife: dangerous!

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  274. After entertaining some people who needed food more than I did last Christmas and seeing them off, I realize after it was too late that I’d mistakenly put a burning terrycloth hot pad in my double-wide kitchen drawer with 90% of my kitchen accoutrement including most that had plastic handles, my basting brushes, parchment paper, the oven mitts themselves, and many other cherished items I’d had for the better part of 20 years. The economy took a turn for the worse and I am still trying to replace the pieces I lost. But that’s not stopping me from hosting dinner for those in need again. I’ve gotten by so far this year, but it would be nice to stop at my favorite kitchenware shop and replace all that I lost.

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  275. Veronica Martinez 276

    My Cookie sheets!! they are no longer non stick. I guess that what I get for being frugal.

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  276. anna 277

    Oh man! I am new to cooking so not a lot needs replacing but I sure do need a lot of things to start me off! Thanks!

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  277. Sarah 278

    Our knife set is a DISASTER!

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  278. Angelica 279

    I am a poor freshly graduated college student and all kitchen essentials I own were bought at wal-mart…everything is about broken at this point. I really need a food processor!!

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  279. Chantelle 280

    My kitchen could use so much I don’t know where to start. I guess I’ll start simple and small with some nice new dishes, take off the doors and show them off.

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  280. Aimee 281

    Oh, how I need and would love to replace the IKEA dinnerware I’ve had since we got married. What an amazing giveaway!

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  281. Julie 282

    My blender pretty much went kaput while making refried beans last week. And some new wine glasses without water spots sure would be nice also. Hopefully my William Sonoma will reopen by Thanksgiving – it had a lot of water damage after our big shopping mall fire a couple weeks ago.

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  282. Lindsay 283

    My pots and pans set…wedding present and needs updating!!

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  283. Marie 284

    Unfortunately, I have nothing in my kitchen. Therefore, I have nothing to be broken =(
    (Before you wonder, I’m a college student). I have access to a kitchen, but no kitchen equipment. The gift certificate would go a long way to starting my own kitchen!

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  284. Lorna 285

    I am not looking forward to holiday baking like I should because I am using a 20 dollar hand mixer. Would shower loved ones with cookies if I had a kitchenaide mixer

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  285. Stonesmama 286

    I new a new blender. Mine bit the dust months ago and I haven’t been able to replace it yet.

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  286. Quintana 287

    Oh my Gawd, my kitchen is a holy mess. I live with boys and they don’t understand why you can’t put wooden spoons and wedding silver in the dishwasher, nor do they refrain from using metal spatulas on non stick pans. Don’t even get me started on the way they treat my dishes. Sigh. I could use some majorly tough pots and pans and a few olive wood spoons. Pretty please!

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  287. Ashleigh 288

    I desperately need one of those beautiful blue pie pans from WS for all of the upcoming holiday cooking!

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  288. My knives, which I have used for over 20 years, need to be replaced by shinny new ones. Mine have never seen the inside of the dishwasher but it is becomming dificult to keep them sharp.

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  289. Cindy 290

    Everything! Just one would have to be my baking pans… especially the cupcake pans.

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  290. Wendy 291

    I’ve got tons of ugly things. The worst is probably some cookie sheets that are rusted and must be used with parchment paper or foil so that they don’t make anyone sick. My food processor is cracked and each time I use it I worry that it will be the last time. I shouldn’t complain too much though, I am quite grateful for everything that I do have.
    Love your blog – thanks for posting so many wonderful recipes!

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  291. Kara 292

    I was in tears yseterday when I broke my favorite wedding gift. I was cleaning the kitchen when I knocked my Le Creuset Teakettle off of the stove and on to the tile floor. It now has half of the enamel chiped off one side and I don’t know if it will heat water any more. Being an avid tea drinker this broke my heart as it was the only kettel I have ever had where the handel didn’t get hot or the steam didn’t burn me. I couldn’t ever bring my self to spend $70 – $90 to replace it without a gift card. I would take much more care this time, cross my heart :)

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  292. Nancy L 293

    All my baking pans need to be replaced!!

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  293. Lynda 294

    What a wonderful gift!
    After 32 years of marriage, I need to replace numerous items. I really need a new roasting pan and new mixer. Thanks!

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  294. Nancy Campbell 295

    I gave away my old bread mixer and have to use my mixer and oven to make bread. The Williams-Sonoma breadmaker is the absolute best, you can enter your own recipes and change the rise cycle so it handles whole grain breads properly.

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  295. Amanda 296

    My immersion blender just died on me the other day, so I would love to replace it before soup season gets into full swing!

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  296. Estee Rosen 297

    My microwave oven is my husband’s grandpa’s old microwave. It should definitely be replaced.

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  297. Kari L. 298

    The most broken ugly thing in my kitchen is my Wustof Santoku knife. The handle has seen better days for sure.

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  298. Tiffany 299

    My baking pans are not an appetizing color any longer. I would love to have a nice shiny set!

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  299. christian 300

    my knives

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  300. Darcy Martin 301

    My current knife set is a disgrace! I can’t cut warm butter with those things!

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  301. Cecilia Tesdahl 302

    We are just two poor 5 foot tall girls stuck in an apartment with a tiny tiny kitchen and very very high cabinets. The storage situation is so bad that we have resorted to using milk crates in the middle of our kitchen for storage and even keeping food in our rooms under our beds. We literally have so little room that there’s no place for our pots and pans. We can’t close the door of cabinet where we keep them and they are constantly falling out on to the floor. If we won a gift certificate we would spend it on a pot rack so we can finally reach our pots easily and on a kitchen shelving unit so we can keep our food in the actual kitchen!

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  302. jamie 303

    i am still using my original harvest gold crock pot that i received in 1978! it is small, but it still works, so i havent replaced it, but the thought of a shiny new all clad slower cooker sitting on my kitchen counter when i come home from work full of short ribs ready to eat……..ahhhhhh.

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  303. Amber K 304

    My knife set is AWFUL.

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  304. Kathy 305

    Potholders! It is embarrassing to use mine especially when pulling a delectable made from your site. It ruins the whole experience.

    Mine are about 10 years old, stained and frayed. Of course , I could buy a select few but I am anal. They all need to match, same color and fabric. Williams Sonoma have a kind which I have had my eye on……

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  305. Shannon 306

    DEFINITELY need a new toaster! It’s completely rusty, yuuuuuck

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  306. Magi 307

    My pots and pans are truly deplorable.

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  307. Cheryl R 308

    My food processor is about 30 years old.

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  308. Pat 309

    Thank you for sponsoring this great giveaway.

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  309. Karen 310

    My pots and pans need replacing badly! Great giveaway – thanks for the opportunity!

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  310. Gigi 311

    I really need a good mixer.Thank you for all your good recipes.

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  311. Karen 312

    I still have many of my original wedding gifts still in my kitchen. I have been married 40 years, so you can only imagine what I could do with this prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  312. Janet Watt 313

    My cookware….

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  313. Christine 314

    I would love to get a panini maker!

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  314. Grace Doyle 315

    I have a sad, broken-down old blender that I would love to replace with something shiny and new!

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  315. Joni N. 316

    Just about everthing is ready for replacments! Cooking utensils a definite need, coffee maker…on it’s last drip, blender…barely blends, pots and pans…all need replacing! Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win the GC. Thanks for the opp! Great prize!

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  316. Veronica 317

    My stand mixer was already old and worn out, but then I dropped a glass on it and the glass bowl broke! I need a new stand mixer STAT!

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  317. lisa 318

    i realized today that i need a new potholder when my thumb went through it and burned itself! ouch.

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  318. Love, love, love your recipes! :) Can’t wait to try the wine! My pots used to be no-stick… they are now stick which makes me wonder where all of that lovely coating went.

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  319. Laura 320

    Your comment about your love not being returned cracked me up!! I hear ya! For me it is definitely our food processor. We’ve lost the attachment to use the discs (sadly we have lost and replaced that attachment IN EACH MOVE) and this time I decided not to replace it bc honestly the whole thing needs to go. It is yellowed, stained, cracked and just way too ancient.

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  320. Nicole 321

    Casseroles/dutch oven — we keep dropping & shattering our casserole dishes and have been using a large pot as a dutch oven!

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  321. YK 322

    I’ve had my toaster since college (over 5 years ago). The broiler doesn’t work anymore so in order to toast bread, I have to toast it once then flip it over to get both sides toasted. I think it’s time to replace it.

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  322. Leah 323

    I’d love to purchase a stand mixer (I never have owned one). My hand mixer is tuckered out, and so are my hand and arm!

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  323. nic 324

    The hand mixer. I think my mom received it as a gift when she moved into her first apartment after college. I’m waiting for the day it blows up on me!

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  324. Kelly 325

    My warped, tarnished, and stained pots and pans are DEFINITELY in need of replacing. They never heat evenly so I always end up with one “extra crispy/hope you like it charred” side and one “not quite there/hope you’re a raw foodist” side.

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  325. Joanna 326

    Wow! I could really use a new immersion blender since mine died, and my regular blender isn’t far behind…

    But I could also use some of the Star Wars stuff WS is offering.

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  326. Elena 327

    My cutting boards are all falling apart and I really want to switch from plastic to wood or bamboo. Also, all of my nylon flippers are melted at the tip. We need silicone!

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  327. Valerie 328

    I just left the nest so to speak and I’m pretty much starting from scratch. I miss having all my mom’s kitchen tools at my disposal. I LOVE baking and could really use a stand mixer.

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  328. Oh my — my big roasting pan, the veteran of more than two dozen Thanksgivings, is a horrid mess; I have relegated it to holding craft supplies, and I hide it from friends in shame.
    Our 30 pound turkey needs a new hot tub.

    And I think W-S should send you a Christmas card, at the very least.

    Cass

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  329. Jason 330

    we badly need a coffee maker! I would love to spend this entire $200 on a fabulous coffee maker!!

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  330. Heather Spooner 331

    I would love to get new cooking utensils. Most of my wisks and spatulas are rusty or warped. I would proudly set my new utensils on the counter in a canister for everyone to see.

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  331. Dee Hayes 332

    I have a ten inch teflon frying pan that looks like it came over on the Mayflower. All the oil runs to the outside of the pan because the middle is higher then the sides. Haven’t found another one in my price range to replace it. I just give it a good old extra spray of Pam in the middle and work fast !

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  332. Barb 333

    My old aluminum SwansDown measuring cup remains a treasured friend despite a pinhole in its bottom that allows liquids to drain out and numerous splits around its rolled rim that catch on my dishcloth every time I dry it. Though its shape is no longer round, it has earned its place of honor, front-and-center in my measuring utensil drawer, even if it’s now only used for dipping flour out of the cannister.

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  333. Janice 334

    my mixer is from the 1950s, so let’s just say I could use a new one!!!

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  334. Donna 335

    My freaking coffee pot shattered on me this morning .. when I picked it up the bottom shattered.. dont know why.. all I know is I ended up with burns on my inner thighs and wrists…. It was a full pot 12 cups, all over the gosh darned place and me.

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  335. Believe it or not, I have almost killed my KitchenAid mixer and could really use an upgrade……the noise is nearly unbearable! Thanks so much for offering this!

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  336. My stove. Most of the knobs are gone, I can’t get the smoke damage off the white front where hubby set the oven on fire cooking the turkey last year, and something else earlier.

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  337. Jules 338

    I would replace my borderline disgusting baking sheets. They are ugly, cheap, and they make a loud noise after they are in the oven a few minutes. … But if I got the gift card I would spring for the copper jam pan I have been drooling over!

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  338. Steve McMahon 339

    My worn-out saucepans are seriously hindering my ability to do justice to Noble Pig recipes! Oh, misery!

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  339. Christy Spooner 340

    I’m in desperate need of a new knife set. I have such a hodge- podge collection. Nothing matches. I’d love to chop vegetables like the pros do.

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  340. Alvin Singer 341

    Are you kidding???!!! I am a new bachelor—I need everyrthig.

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  341. Alia 342

    Oh man, where to even start. We’re still using a mismatched set of dishes that includes a plastic set I’ve had since college. Our baking sheet is stained and burnt and has long since lost any semblance of non-stick, one of the handles continually comes off of our big pot, all of our skillets are warped . . . I could totally go on!

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  342. Megan 343

    I would replace my flatware! Over the years my husband has been pilfering it away, piece by piece, to his man-caves – his desk at work, his truck, his workshop. I’m down to 2 spoons of our original set, and so we’re using plastic cheapies for the rest!

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  343. Pat Allen 344

    My food processor; the motor way overheated and does not run any longer. All of the chopping and dicing for the Holiday Season has got to be done by hand. And it is going to be a lot as there are 21 to prepare for. Twice! Oh woe is me. :-(

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  344. Kelly W 345

    Here I am 50 years old and have never had a stand mixer — I think it’s about time to get one if I could afford it!!

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  345. Lindy 346

    My roommate owns everything in our kitchen and is moving soon. Nuf said!

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  346. Maree 347

    Everything in my kitchen is a mess…a hodgepodge of this and that. Some of it I love, but LOTS needs replacing!

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  347. Alison 348

    My little food processor has a broken top. I would like a new one of those!

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  348. Glenna 349

    New baking sheets and utensils needed. :)

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  349. Stephanie K 350

    I would have to say a slow cooker. My husband and I went away for a few days and left the slow cooker on the counter without the lid and our cat decided to get back at us by using it as her litter pan (and yes for all you animal lovers out there my mother was coming over a few times a day to take care of all of our animals).

    We still have the cat but needless to say I no longer have a slow cooker.

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  350. sippy 351

    I need a emulsion blender for some of these fall soups I’m making. I’d also love to have one of those pots for pasta with the lift out drainer.

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  351. Julie 352

    I would love a nice set of “matching” cookware. Or a new toaster oven.

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  352. Nan Ellman 353

    My wooden cutting boards. Nonstick skillet.

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  353. Kassia 354

    I would get some kind of cast iron cookware. I have an off brand cast iron dutch oven, which I use all the time, but it’s pretty beat up!

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  354. andifoo 355

    My knives are so very sad. I yearn for high quality knives and I promise to use them for good and not evil. 😉

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  355. Tamela Robinson 356

    We need a new toaster oven. I love your writing and blog!

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  356. Helen 357

    baking sheets – just do no have ones, neither turkey roasting pan,some knives, baking utensils, mixing bowls, pans just for start

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  357. Amber F. 358

    Probably a waffle iron or griddle!

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  358. Debbie R. 359

    There are two things I am in need of – first a new crockpot – would love one with a removable ceramic insert! Second is a new cutting board, way bigger than the 12″ x 8″ one I have now!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity!

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  359. Deborah 360

    Oooooo la la you ARE a WS fan and a generous person, too. I like to share the love of cooking with my adored goddaughter. We’ve been kitchen cohorts since she could climb a stool to perch and “help.” Her little apron is WS, of course. Anyway, the toaster I use for her sleepover breakfasts is a circa 1970 beauty that burns at every setting, sadly, and then traps the cinder-toast ensuring the smoke detector goes crazy. Oh, and she’d go mad for the stuffed pancake pan! There’s nothing more satisfying than introducing a tiny chef to good equipment! Thanks for dreaming up the contest. My little Beaver would be sooooooo happy. xoxox

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  360. Ayelet 361

    Definitely my roasting pan! My well meaning husband left it in the oven while he turned it on to clean…the anodized coating was completely destroyed and a replacement will be about $150, so this would be perfect!

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  361. Lisa 362

    My sifter – I have to hold it together while sifting to use it. Time for a new one :)

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  362. Tracy M 363

    Baking sheets or a new mixer 😀

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  363. Eric Tufford 364

    Ny worn out item is a circa 1960’s Braun coffee grinder. It has been lovingly used for decades and unfortunately dropped a couple times. It is now in three separate pieces, but if you hold all three together in just the right way (an operation that involves at least two people and three hands) it will still grind an excellent cup of coffee.

    I know that Williams Sonoma will save us!

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  364. Fran 365

    Definitely a new roasting pan (in time for Thanksgiving)!

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  365. Michelle 366

    My hand me down casserole dishes & bakeware

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  366. leona 367

    My knives are nicked and dull..I’d love the two hundred dollars to buy a new Global knife to carve my Thanksgiving turkey and not shred it! I can’ even cut a tomato without smushing it! PICK ME!…please!

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  367. Laura 368

    Oh how I would love some new pots and pans! :)

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  368. Stacy 369

    My food processor.

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  369. Aggie 370

    Not much in my kitchen needs replacing, but that is due to the fact that this is my first kitchen and I own very little cookware. I would probably “replace” my one-time-use pepper mill and my wooden spoon (when used for mixing things) with a hand mixer.

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  370. Missy 371

    My coffee mugs are in terrible shape. They are from the set we received when we were married 7 1/2 years ago! I love them but am thinking it’s time for them to go.

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  371. Alyse 372

    the coffee-maker leaks and drips~ so sad

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  372. mike 373

    I’d love to give my girlfriend the two hundred dollar gift, so she can get a couple of those silicone baking mats for her cookie sheets that have seen better days, and a couple of new gadgets for her kitchen. She loves to be in the kitchen and I love her cooking…she would be so surprised and happy

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  373. Karen 374

    My much-loved immersion blender has seen better days. I’ve had it since college, and I would love to buy a fancy new one!

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  374. Ariana 375

    My teapot! Mineral build-up has destroyed it.

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  375. Caroline 376

    My banana holder :-(

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  376. Aubri 377

    My can opener! It’s always so frustrating when I have to open something up and it takes about 5 minutes to do it :(

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  377. Jori 378

    My food processor needs an upgrade. I believe it is on its last spin!

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  378. Barb 379

    Gotta be my 28-year-old,warped and tarnished Revereware pots. I never liked them to begin with!

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  379. Mary 380

    Cookie sheets. The holidays are coming and I NEED new cookie sheets!

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  380. Bridgett 381

    It would have to be my toaster oven that turns itself off and on at will if it is left plugged in. Quite scary and fascinating at the same time…it has to go!

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  381. Jill 382

    Baking sheets, all cookware, knives… take your pick, they are all terrible! :)

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  382. Sabrina 383

    If only Williams-Sonoma made kitchens! Still, I’m sure anything would be an improvement! Thanks for the chance. :)

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  383. Norma 384

    My ceramic dinnerware set! What started out as 12 placesettings, is now down to 8 dishes, 6 soup bowls, 6 salad plates and 4 each coffee cups and saucers!Would love to get their everyday white ceramic set! Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

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  384. Julie Patch 385

    My rice cooker- last time I made rice the water leaked out from the corroded pot all over the counter and shizzled the element and my life is just not the same without it:(
    PS to Barb- Revereware has a warranty- used to be a lifetime but now it is less- you should be able to take them back to a store that sells them for free replacement- I love mine!

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  385. Stacey 386

    We have bought two can openers that don’t open cans, none of our silverware matches, none of our knives cut worth a darn and my wine glasses are plastic!

    Pity me.

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  386. Jesse 387

    I’m a college student, who’s just teaching himself to cook. I pretty much cook everything on your site. I need good knives and some solid bakeware. You’re the best!

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  387. Shelley Scofield 388

    With 6 kids in the house my glassware is atrocious! I have a few pieces from 3 different sets b/c of all of the broken glasses over the years.

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  388. Ed 389

    Our wine glasses need to be replaced. Darn kitties snuck into the cabinets and knocked a few over.

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  389. Veronica L. 390

    I definitely need to replace my baking/cookie sheets. I’ve tried scrubbing the gunk off, but it’s not budging and now they’re all scratched up! A few are actually warped too.

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  390. Kelley 391

    Where do I begin!!! My crappy canopener, that I swear has a vendetta against me. My mixer that secretly wants to send its beaters flying into my head or possibly the non existant blender, that I had to throw after the cap fell in mid mix and threw plastic and glass all over my kitchen, narrowly avoiding my eyes. My appliances want to kill me. Must replace them. Help me, PLEASE!

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  391. Diana 392

    Broken in my kitchen? Broken Promises of preparing a fabulous home-cooked meal…I need some motivation….like something new from WS!

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  392. Shannon 393

    Hmm… There’s my food processor that is operated by a hand crank (literally)- my cheese slicer with no handle – my can opener that’s missing some part (?) but still works if you hold it just so -my, like, 25 year old crock pot – the electric skillet that shorts out so you have to be verrrrrrry careful where you touch it… I could go on and on 😉

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  393. Dianne 394

    Good knives! Mine have been beloved for a decade, but are down to thin steel shards.

    Thanks for the chance in!

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  394. Andrea 395

    I’m down to only a couple plates and bowls. A couple of years ago, shortly after we were married, my now EX-husband waited until I wasn’t home and boxed up all my wonderful thrifted dishes (which were perfectly fine, even if unmatched) because he thought “shiny new from Walmart” (awful, huh?) would be so much better. WELL, they all cracked and broke because they were CRAPPY and CHEAP and, sadly, I’m unable to cook for more than 1 or 2 guests at a time (unless we get paper plates).I still can’t find the boxes of my beloved old dishes. *cry* It’s been a lean year, so I haven’t bought any new dishes yet. I know this is a sad story and no, I’m not a drama queen– this is just the truth. On a happier note: I LOVE your blog and I follow you faithfully on Facebook, too. Thanks for offering this very generous giveaway! If I win *crosses fingers*, I’ll most likely buy some nice wide, deep, plain white, pasta-type bowls because of their versatility… and I’ll allow myself to try the samples as I shop! lol (BTW- I think Williams Sonoma should give YOU a gift certificate for promoting their store!)

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  395. LucyJoy 396

    Hmmm…I don’t have anything that’s broken or needs to be replaced, but I sure would like some more serving dishes! I never seem to have enough!

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  396. Laurie 397

    We have the most pitiful set of knives gracing our counter… if I were to win a W-S gift card I would but a nice set

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  397. Katherine 398

    My husband wants a toaster, just a basic toaster. We received a wonderful toaster oven as a wedding present, but he just wants a simple toaster to make toast. And I could buy a dozen gadgets and utensils!

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  398. Andrea 399

    Oh, you poor girl! *big hugs* I’m laughing and crying, simultaneously at your plea! lol

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  399. brenda s 'okie in colorado' 400

    My espresso machine died and I really miss her.

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  400. Shannon S. 401

    Please have mercy! My wine glasses – mostly mismatched (and many pilfered from Casinos!). Also, my cheese slicer with no handle – my hand crank (no joke) food processor – the can opener which is missing some piece but still works if you hold it just so – my electric skillet with the short so you have to handle with extreme care – the many (many) pyrex casserole dishes that have been broken over the years (and not yet replaced)… Need I continue?
    :-)

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  401. Kelly Roberts 402

    What isn’t ugly and broken! We don’t have a full set of glasses just a hodgepodge, our serving spoons are lacking, and my good whisk (from walmart haha) has been usurped by my one year old! Help :)
    Love your recipes btw!! My whole family follows you now!

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  402. My cutlery, all my knives are dull beyond repair

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  403. Dorothy 404

    My Cuisinart is so old, the replacement parts have to be re-tooled (filed) to work! It is a monster machine that got me through 12 years of catering, and that was 16 years ago! Can it really be close to 30 years old? YIKES! The motor just won’t stop…but the motor is just a motor! If I can’t get the replacement parts…what is a girl to do? I’d love a new fancy Cuisinart. I love William Sonoma. Thank you!

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  404. NoraB 405

    I’ love to get a new cuisinart – mine is so so beat up!

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  405. Jenifer Benke 406

    Um, my “non-Stick” cookie sheets/baking pans are disgusting and won’t come clean, so food sticks. Really embarrassing.

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  406. I love my cuisinart

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  407. Linda 408

    My hand mixer and food processor BOTH broke within a month of each other. This is not a good thing at this time of year … I’m starting to panic without them. 😉

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  408. Clover 409

    The first thing I would do is replace the W&S silicon spatulas my husband bought for me when we were first married, almost 11 years ago! They’re still working just fine, but they are a little stained and cracked! Then, on to lots of other things!

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  409. Christine 410

    The pure excitement of the thought of $200 to W.S. has left me entirely befuddled for an answer. Instead of thinking of all the worn out tools in my kitchen (or the lack thereof – a lot of tools I’ve done without), all I can think of is all the new, shiny, colorful possibilities!! You’re so sweet to do this!!

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  410. SoCalMom 411

    Pick me! Pick me! Our roasting pan is awful! It works in terms of performance, but it does not “work” in terms of presentation or trying to make the Momma chef look like she’s got it going on! Williams-Sonoma Roasting pan/ set, please!

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  411. zandria 412

    my overused baking sheets!

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  412. Christa 413

    My toaster! It always burns my bread. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  413. Jordan 414

    I need new…cookie sheets! Oh dear, mine are a mess!

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  414. Jen 415

    My slow cooker is broken… and, as a working mom, I NEED that… HELP!!

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  415. Amanda M 416

    Its definitely a toss between my coffee maker and the knives. We only have 2 good knives but the coffee maker keeps leaking/ splashing coffee all over the counter from the top! (SOOOO bizarre!) That gift card could go a long ways in my kitchen =)

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  416. judi 417

    OMG so many thing to choose I would have to be my coffee maker I am not sure it even brews the coffee YUCK I have been looking at getting a new one

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  417. Caroline 418

    You are so kind!!!
    For the first 5 years of marriage, my husband restrained me from Williams Sonoma. His line: save $ for a house;and now we finally are homeowners…I need/want one of everything in Bakeware!

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  418. Christy Pringle 419

    My entire kitchen… does Williams Sonoma carry those?

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  419. Laurel 420

    It’s not so much “broken and ugly” as it is “not yet acquired”. I would love to be done using my cheese grater to zest lemons and my pizza pan to bake cookies!

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  420. Doug 421

    This summer my teenage daughters burned something on one of my cake sheets. To make up for it all of my cake sheets, and I mean all of them, were taken out and soaked in Easy Off. Turns out that oven cleaner really eats up aluminum…

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  421. Abigail Tuttle 422

    A can opener that opens can! I have gone though 3 this year!! I can not bring myself to buy one that is $25. If I won I would buy the attachment that would go on my KitchenAid mixer then I would never have to buy another for the rest of my life!!

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  422. Angela Chambliss 423

    Cookie sheets and potholders!!

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  423. debbie mosimann 424

    hmm. glassware. I barely have 2 that match anymore. A good thing I guess… means they are getting use!

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  424. corinne 425

    A while ago I finally went and bought a silpat, but it turns out it’s bigger than any of our dang pans, making it significantly less useful! Our oven’s not that huge, though, so I think a smaller silpat, rather than larger pans, will have to be the solution.

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  425. Rach 426

    Oh gosh. Williams and Sonoma. There’s a mortar and bricks store in a local mall, and I just love to go in and stare. I don’t think I’ve ever bought anything, because, well, broke uni student, but I think I feel like if I just stand there the atmosphere of the place will rub off on and go home with me and magically make my bakeware awesome.

    BUT ANYWAY. The handmixer. Oh lord, the handmixer. It’s as old as I am. I think it was a wedding gift to my parents. The hand-crank egg-beater we also have might actually be more recent than this handmixer. I made those pumpkin-caramel-bacon bars a few weeks back (and was promptly told not to do it again, because things that delicious tend to ruin diets), and the caramel nearly killed it. All ten minutes, I was just praying the poor old thing wasn’t about to short out or go up in a puff of smoke or melt into the bowl or something. It was quite nerve-wracking. But yes. Thank you for the opportunity! Great giveaway.

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  426. Neesha 427

    There are several pieces of bakeware that could be updated. Oh, and measuring spoons! Somehow, I have three sets that all lack 1/2 c and 1 tsp. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s sort of a pain!

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  427. Lynne 428

    I need more cupcake pans, and I always need more paper liners. Also, my current measuring cups are consistent among each other, but the actual amounts are way off; recipes that should make 24 make 48.

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  428. Marycke 429

    My blender! It leaks from the bottom!

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  429. Emilie Roberts 430

    My cookbooks! They are well used! …well loved :-)

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  430. Liz 431

    My hand mixer! The blades are hanging on by a thread and the beaters fall out if I lift them off the bottom of the bowl. Such a pain, but other things take priority….

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  431. Jin 432

    i love cooking but don’t really have any appliances to work with. i mix everything by hand. i would love a standing mixer. that would make me a very happy person!!!! =)

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  432. Melanie 433

    I love the cookie cutters. They are just too cute! And that turkey makes me wish that Thanksgiving was here already.

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  433. Stephanie 434

    Where to start… Well, I’m in college, right? So I’ve had dollar store, hand-me-down, and salvation army dishes, cookware, and flatware since I began my time at the University. I’m also a klutz, so I don’t have a full set of dishes any longer, though I’m sure I did at some point. My beloved farberware knives, sadly, are now chipped, stained, and half are missing. At one point, my roommate decided she needed to learn to cook and in the process scratched and destroyed the few stainless steel pots and pans I had. The boyfriend put my cast iron pan in the dishwasher…that was fun. I have a full set of slightly melted spatulas. My rice cooker is missing the inside bowl that actually allows me to cook rice. Ugh… I lack so much in the kitchen that I often take hours to do simple recipes just because I have to do things by hand rather than use the magical machines society has invented to make these recipes easier and the one thing that has survived my education is my crockpot…which I have no idea how I acquired. On the up side, my cooking is top notch despite my tragic kitchen situation according to my friends. ^-^

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  434. CC 435

    I’ve been married 21 years, everything needs to be replaced

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  435. Kyddryn 436

    I need new cookware. My pots and pans are shameful…just shameful! The non-stick stuff has been flaking off for more than a year, and the outside finish is…erm…finished. I’ve been chastised about the deplorable condition of my cookware…but can’t afford to replace it, even if I buy what’s cheap at the Evil Empire.

    Shade and Sweetwater,
    K

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  436. Stephanie 437

    The pizza pan and crock pot are tied! They are both worn and tired.

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  437. Meg 438

    Drinking glasses! The dishwasher repair man broke 1/2 of them. Grrrr.

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  438. Kits 439

    There are many things broken or cracked in my kitchen, but that’s what happens when a room is so vital to the home. There are tiles that are chipped and plates that are cracked. The things in my kitchen have earned their version of grey hairs.

    I had to think about what I would replace, and then I realized there’s no way I can replace it. I can always go get another wooden chopping block but it won’t be the same. My grandmother gave me her wooden chopping block back in 1987. Along with a scimitar-like butcher’s knife that my mother has, the wooden block came from grandma’s father’s butcher shop back in Elizabeth, NJ. When the store was sold, Grosspop Schwartz had a carpenter break up the counters and he kept one as a memory of what he had done with his life.

    Over the years the edges grew rounded, and every 10 years or so it needs to be resurfaced and reseasoned, but the little block has lasted over 100 years.

    That is, until my son’s nanny got to it with a knife. I don’t know how she did it, but she was cutting up a watermelon for my son’s 3rd birthday, and there are now deep grooves across the surface. Now, that I haven’t used it in 3 years, the wood is cracking along one side. Every time I look at it now, I see how fragile it is, and I put it away and opt to use a tempered glass cutting board instead.

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  439. Deeba 440

    I have so much to be thankful for, and most recently, a spanking new kitchen! I would love to use this towards a KA! Thank you Cathy!

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  440. pat 441

    ANYTHING……MY FAVORITE STORE!!!!!!!!!!

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  441. Stephanie S 442

    My sad cookware is probably the most in need of replacing. I have some “copper bottom” stuff from when I was in college and it’s starting to show it’s age (it’s been about 12 years now).

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  442. Brie 443

    My muffin pan. It was non-stick and is losing it’s coating, ick!

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  443. Karine C. 444

    All of my pots and pans need replacing. I am starting to replace them one by one, but I will end up with a bunch of mismatched pots. Oh well…c’est la vie :)

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  444. medstudentwife 445

    hmmmm.. we dont have anything so old & broken.. BUT all of my day to day dishes & cutlery are all bits and pieces from every which way, place & era. My husband’s biggest wish (besides a huggamongeous BBQ) is that we get a set of flatware and dishes that match

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  445. PatDA 446

    Since I do not have one,yet, it would be to get an Ebelskiver pan. Would love to be able to make mine own. I could also replace my broken hand mixer.Also must say, Cathy, I often make the Vanilla, Cider Pork With Pears and that recipe is loved by all I have prepared it for. Thank you!

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  446. I would LOVE a stainless saute pan. Mine are all non-stick (really showing age) or cast iron. Great giveaway, thanks!

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  447. Jae 448

    That would probably be our toaster oven … it’s there, but so ick we never use it.

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  448. Marie 449

    Definitly my baking pans, I once baked Julia childs french bread on the bottom of my pans because the loaf wouldn’t fit on the right side and I totally ruined them , now both the top and bottoms are hideous!

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  449. Tina 450

    My roasting pan is so broken it doesn’t even exist any more!

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  450. Chris S 451

    I would love to replace my pots and pans. I have an inexpensive Revere Ware set that’s been with me for nearly 25 years.

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  451. Alicia 452

    My rusted old muffin bans and non-existent cupcake holder! :0)

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  452. Diane B 453

    I would replace my blender. After so many years, it will not blend anymore. It is truly tragic – not easy to puree items without a blender!

    Thanks for the contest!

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  453. Kiki 454

    My mixer.
    It is older than I am & I’m no longer young.
    It looks like this
    link to rnrbeautyqueen.com
    except I’m not as gray & it is grayer!

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  454. Cheri M. 455

    I’d do anything for some real dishware! I’ve been living off Corelle and melamine dishes and plastic cereal bowls since I moved out of my parents house, ahem, eight years ago. We still have to break out the paper plates for parties. So embarrassing!

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  455. Gretchen 456

    I’d have to say, it’s definitely my food processor that needs replacing. I made the mistake of buying an appliance that was supposed to be a good blender and food processor. It turned out to be neither. I have since replaced the blender with a Kitchenaid, but I continue to use the crappy food processor.

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  456. Phyllis 457

    My food processor is old and has a cracked bowl.

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  457. Avery 458

    I would replace my standing mixer that is barely alive and is probably from the 1970’s.

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  458. Diane in Cincinnati 459

    Counters, cabinets and sink! I don’t think WS can help with all that but I’m sure I could find something pretty to divert the eyes!!

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  459. Sadley we need replacement of our dishes from PB! Very disapointed in them! Should have gone with Willams Samoma in the first place!

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  460. Rebekah B. 461

    My dishes aren’t broken but I only have a casual set of 8 plates…some how I got roped into having 18 people over for Thanksgiving this year for the first time. If I don’t win, looks like they’re going to use paper plates and plastic forks. Ha ha ha! :)

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  461. Mandy Bee 462

    Can Williams-Sonoma replace an entire 70’s era kitchen, complete with poop brown oven?

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  462. Wow…I could do alot with $200 at Williams and Sonoma. I love that store! I think I would probably get some nice professional cookware. We have crappy cheap pans from Target that never cook evenly.

    Thanks for the blog and the gift offer!

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  463. Joyce 464

    My baking pans are in very sad shape.

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  464. Mer 465

    My once-perfect baking sheet is warped and scratched and there’s one lonely wine glass that survived the last time my brother in law visited.

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  465. Christine 466

    My over-sized roasting ramekin is so old and sad looking. I bought it for $1 at a yard sale and it has a big chip in it. :(

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  466. sandi. 467

    Oh boy that catalog drives me nuts!!I would love to replace my broiler pan with one that has the two pieces. One that has holes and one that is a rack… Sandi.

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  467. Sarah 468

    My flat griddle pan which used to be nonstick is now sadly sticker than honey.

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  468. Laura 469

    I’m slowly working on building up my kitchen for the first time so what I have is decent. What I don’t have but want desperately is a standing mixer!

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  469. Elizabeth 470

    It’s not really what is broken, it’s that I don’t have anything for my kitchen. Some basic pots and pans, but that’s about it. Help me get some great stuff!

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  470. Stacey 471

    My dishes…they’re not that old, but every last one of them (dinner plates, salad plates, dessert plates, and bowls) has a chip in it. :(

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  471. Samantha 472

    I need a new food processor!!

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  472. Hailey 473

    You’re so sweet to do this. I would definitely get a bigger food processor because I just have a small one now and it takes a long time to make a large batch of anything.

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  473. Mary Wilkerson 474

    Knife I use a streak knife to chop

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  474. Judy 475

    I never win anything but I would love to really win this. In my kitchen I could really use some nice mixing bowls. What I really need is some nice pans to cook omelets in, mine always end up as scrambled eggs.
    Thank you, Judy

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  475. Deb 476

    Wow, I could upgrade everything from that catalog… but the things that I need to replace most is a broiler pan and new non-stick frying pans, or a new Cuisinart/food processor. Old one is on its last legs.

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  476. happyvalleymom 477

    after making 18 dozen cookies for the church bake sale yesterday I have one need: a larger capacity kitchenaid stand mixer!

    love love love your site!

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  477. carly 478

    what doesn’t need to be updated! my wine glass collection given to us as a wedding present has sadly be over used. I only have 3 white wine glasses and 4 red wine glass left that doesnt even make a full set!

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  478. jcristg 479

    my knives are so dull they won’t even cut a piece of bread!

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  479. Patsy Behrendt 480

    Several years ago our home burned down and most of my kitchen stuff was replaced with second hand goods from Salvation Army or friends. I would love to have anything nice and new in my kitchen!!!
    Thanks for offering this chance to get an early Christmas gift!

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  480. mary 481

    i have a microwave that is older than dirt (at least 30 years old). the dial timer no longer counts down… so we have to use the timer on the stove or guess how long it’s been when we put something in to heat.

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  481. Jodi 482

    It seems so basic, but my poor cookie sheets are in terrible condition – warped, stained, blackened and all together ugly.

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  482. Kristin 483

    I would get a roasting pan! I have been ogling ogre the WS catalogs for days, can I possibly afford one.. What about ordering one that is cheaper? Mine has very scary flakes of non-stick coating coming off, and onto the food. Can I line it with tinfoil and still use it? Will we get some kind of dementia if we ingest teflon?? I guess this year I will have to but the giant aluminum foil pans again….help?

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  483. laura 484

    Would like to replace old, little crockpot with a bigger newer model.

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  484. Laria 485

    Definitely a KitchenAid stand mixer:) That’d be an awesome upgrade from my hand mixer!!

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  485. Kelli 486

    My Kitchen Aid mixer! My mom gave me one for my wedding because she got a killer deal on it. Well…we know why. It doesn’t go down deep enough into the bowl to actually mix! The thing was totally useless. I’ve been getting by with a hand mixer, but long to have a working stand mixer one day…

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  486. mich 487

    My food processor!!! It takes forever to chop or puree, or anything for that matter. It’s years old – definitely ready to be retired.

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  487. bozzie 488

    would like to replace all cookie sheets

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  488. Marian Zhen 489

    Definitely my toaster oven!

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  489. Anu 490

    My baking pans!! I am a starving college student who bakes for my friends and coworkers a lot. I could really use some new appliances, bowls, pans, etc. Thanks!! :)

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  490. Carrie 491

    That $200 would be a good start towards a new KitchenAid…mine has a bolt that vibrates out with every use and the paddles make a terrible noise in the bowl.

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  491. Marilyn 492

    When will the mixer fairy exchange my ancient hand mixer with a new one that will eject the whips when I push the button? It’s a 10 minute struggle, one of the joys of cooking!

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  492. Becky Guillen 493

    My mixing bowls! They are ancient and ugly.

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  493. Jane 494

    My cooking knowledge is very broken. I had to ask my roommate how to make a grilled cheese sandwich the other day because I forgot. But I would love to know how to cook, I just don’t have the means to do so. Therefore, getting new things from Williams-Sonoma might inspire me to learn how to cook once and for all!

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  494. My frying pan is too old and worn out to even give to Good Will. If I am the lucky winner I would go straight to the cookware section at WS. Great giveaway!

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  495. Pooja 496

    My pots and pans– ancient and ugly!!

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  496. Nikhil 497

    EVERYTHING in my kitchen– it all needs to go.

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  497. Kristen 498

    I need to replace the serving bowl and bakeware that I broke as part of a “project” last weekend…needless to say, things didn’t go as well as planned.

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  498. Arland Dorais 499

    My best friend and I are starting up a new business. Private cheffing! Our business is Have Whisk, Will Travel. We will do small dinner/cocktail parties all the way to cooking for folks for the week. We need chafing dishes, divided dishes, things to add to our buffet spreads, etc. We use many noble pig recipes, and thank you so much for posting them! We would love this gift certificate to help us on our way to success!!

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  499. Gopi 500

    New pots and pans to cook more delicious Indian food !

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  500. Lata 501

    I love to bake so it would be great to replace my baking materials :)

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  501. Sarah Harpold 502

    I would replace my poor, cheap frying pans that have been destroyed by past roommates scraping the bottom with metal utensils! How I would love and nurture a new set.

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  502. Aria 503

    Since i’m a broke college student can we just leave it at everything?

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  503. Brandee Burnam 504

    My DeLonghi Toaster oven pooped out last week after ony a few years of having it, and I would love to finally have a kitchen aid Mixer or Cuisineart Food Processor:)

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  504. Jenn Bo 505

    My toaster is very sad. So, that and a new 8″ frying pan.

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  505. My knives are ugly, and some of them are broken, and they arent very sharp, and they hurt my little tiny wrists because I have to push so hard to make them work!! :(

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  506. Lori R. 507

    The worst thing in my kitchen is my silverware. I’d love to have a new set so I’m not embarrassed when I have visitors.

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  507. Sona 508

    My cooking spirit. I moved in with my in-laws and now I don’t get to make any decisions on the dishes served. I really need some cool kitchen gadgets to rekindle my love.

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  508. Katie 509

    My mixer! I am currently using my mom’s old mixer that she got as a wedding present in 1975. It still makes great cookies, but I think it’s on its last leg!

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  509. Fallon 510

    New pots and pans!

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  510. Jennifer 511

    within the next few months me and my fiance will be moving out of my mothers house with our daughter and will have NOTHING for our kitchen besides miss matched plated and silverware this would be truly amazing to win

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  511. Rachel 512

    I would totally get a new set of chef knives. Mine are completely miss matched and worn out!

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  512. Lori Bean 513

    My Mixer! I can’t even really call it a mixer, it’s in such bad shape and I want to make bajillions of cookies for the holidays!

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  513. Michelle 514

    My favorite spatula that’s melted and stained.

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  514. Sean 515

    I know my wife wants a le Cruset and that they’re expensive, but that’s not really replacing something ugly and broken. A new knife? Ours are sad.

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  515. Rick spinks 516

    What’s broken down in my kitchen? Easy, me! LOL. Actually more truth to that than you know.
    All kidding aside I was using my mixer two days ago and received a nice electrical jolt so it’s now in the trash. Don’t understand why, it was only about 36 years old, my marriage only lasted 30.
    Dont know if they have them but sure would like one of those over the top with a stainless steal bowl. If not one of those maybe a new wife? LOL actually think that covered or at least I hope so.

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  516. Heidi 517

    I would have to say my crockpot. It’s about 16 years old and the insert has a big chip in it.

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  517. Bridget 518

    EVERYTHING! I need a lot of stuff to complete my kitchen but I really need a mixer.

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  518. Kelly R. 519

    Where do I start?! My kitchen is sadly lacking and I could use quite a few new, non-broken things! I need a few new decent pots and pans….. and many more things I can’t think of off the top of my head!

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  519. Mary 520

    It’s more question of what is salvageable in my amalgam of on-the-cheap kitchenware…

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  520. dragonflies 521

    I just bought my mom her first home and the kitchen currently is not stocked with any pots and pans or utensils of any sort. This gift card would be a great way to help my mom stock her kitchen with useful yet elegant kitchen gadgets. *crossing my toes and fingers *

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  521. Athina 522

    I’ve needed a set of dining plates for looong time…
    Thanks for the wonderful give-aways! :-)

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  522. I would love to replace my mixing bowls (awful cheap white plastic – needs to be replaced with ceramic batter bowls!), several baking pans that have seen much better days, and they have those fabulous mini cake pans that no one ever needs but I just can’t seem to resist… :)

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  523. GloriaT 524

    I would love to get new everyday dishes and flatware! I’ve had both for 38+years and neither was anything I picked out – bridal shower gifts! I guess that’s what I get for not “registering” for gifts!

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  524. Sally Massey 525

    My 12″ Stainless steel skillet. The handle is broken off both the skillet and the lid. But it can still be used. I love it.
    But it really needs replaced.Hope I win

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  525. Totally Want!

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  526. Heather 527

    I moved to the states from Germany recently and have yet to buy new appliances for 110v. I could so use the gift certificate to help with that!

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  527. Colby S 528

    Everything in my kitchen now is ugly because we are remodeling our kitchen ourselves. So when its done, all my cookware will look old and yucky compared to my new cabinets and appliances:-) and today’s my birthday so it would be a great present!

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  528. Courtney 529

    I’ve always wanted a good knife set, but they can be pricey!!
    Right now I am still using the one we purchased when we first moved in.
    Just recently over the summer I was slicing an onion and the blade fell off the handle that is supposed to be “full tang”.. I sent it back to the company and haven’t heard back..Let’s just say I’d love a new knife set!! :) Thankfully my fingers are okay.. :)

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  529. Bizzle 530

    Hmm. If they sell a vitamix it will be on! Otherwise I would buy a fabu copper pan.

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  530. Kelly K 531

    I’m a college student trying to build a proper kitchen! My stuff isn’t so much broken as much as needing it in the first place. I would love a good set of casserole dishes. Right now everything I bake goes in a pie tin!

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  531. Allison 532

    What is there that I couldn’t use from Williams Sonoma? I’m a grad student, so obviously my kitchenware is less than elegant, but I love to cook a lot and play hostess, so I’m always in need of new kitchen ware. If I had to choose the thing I need most, it would most definitely be a nice set of plates and silverware.

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  532. Constance 533

    where to start?? there are alot of broken things..but i guess my baking sheets are the worst!!!

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  533. Erin 534

    Well, we just found out we’re expecting, and I know Williams Sonoma sells that really cool food cooker/grinder thing for baby food, so that’s what I’d put on my list! As for something that’s busted in my own kitchen, my immersion blender has seen waaaaay better days. (It needs a lot of help now to blend anything!)

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  534. Crystal 535

    Although I think I’m too late…
    I don’t have a good presentable casserole dish. i never take items to family dinners or potlucks because of that. So i’m hoping for a casserole dish.

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  535. Nicole 536

    I need a pretty new roasting pan/rack. Although I’m not hosting Turkey Day this year, I hope to soon (after we move to a bigger house w/ a kitchen that can hold more than 2 people at a time!)… and the one I have is not going to cut it for a 15+ pound bird!

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  536. Beth 537

    After years of providing me with frozen margaritas, my blender has finally gone to blender heaven. I would use the gift certificate towards the purchase of the Cadillac of blenders, i.e., the Vitamix!

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  537. Kathy from NJ 538

    I would love to replace my KitchenAid stand mixer. After years of use and thousands of pounds of cookie dough it’s beginning to wobble!

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  538. Sue S 539

    I would have to say that the thing that needs replaced the most in my kitchen is a knife set. Not that I actually have a set today. Just kinda a mishmash of things that have been picked up along the way.

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  539. Jessica 540

    My frying pan is hideous. And everthing from W&S is beautiful.

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  540. Susan P 541

    All baking pans and kitchen utensils have seen better days.

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  541. Anita 542

    NOt broken but just as worthless…my knives!

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  542. Lesley Pew 543

    My entire kitchen … but seriously, my entire kitchen. Need new kitchen cabinets, new sink, and would like to install a vent above the stove, which is directly in front of the house chimney and in would be very INTERESTING to work around that…

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  543. Joyce 544

    My poor blender is just sad. After 29 years of marriage and lots of milkshakes and pureeing, most of the speeds don’t even work on it! Also, in desperate need of a new food processor!

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  544. katie 545

    because i recently purchased my first toaster oven. because i accidently threw away the rack in the toaster oven that holds the food. (therefore leaving the toaster oven essentially useless). because i am 4 months pregnant and have a craving for some freaking peanut butter toast. because in the end peanut butter toast may become trivial to me once i see all of the spectacular things williams and sonoma has to offer this time of year. but to start, a toaster oven with a rack would be a nice.

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  545. Bonnie 546

    I think that there should be a rule that after so many years of marriage you must have another bridal shower! After 22 years of marriage…lots of things need to be replaced. Well…some things have been replaced along the way…but I would love to replace lots of other things. One that immediately comes to mind is my knife set. I have the same set since I got married and they are awful!Were great way back when….but now..I think they need to be put out of their misery. oh yeah…my cookies sheets too!

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  546. Deb 547

    I have so many- but first and foremost I am in need of a new butcher block cutting board. Although mine is perfectly sanitized- it’s warped to hell and back and makes chopping quite an adventure!

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  547. Leilah 548

    I am going to have to go with the vegetable peeler. I think it’s older than I am

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  548. Marjorie 549

    It’s s toss-up between a casserole dish which can no longer be used due to a big crack, and my nasty cookie sheets!

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  549. Teresa 550

    It’s just so sad when all your utencils are in such bad shape it’s all but impossible to pick the “worst”. My one large casserole dish has quite the chip and of course the creeping crack to go with it.

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  550. gail 551

    gadgets, cookies sheets, dishes, blender, cutting board…..

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  551. Alyson 552

    my cutting boards! some are cracked and peeling :(

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  552. Brittany 553

    I love Williams-Sonoma too! I could use some new bakeware for my holiday baking and beyond! :) Thanks so much!

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  553. Evelyn 554

    Definitely need a new roasting pan for chicken and turkeys

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  554. Theresa 555

    I would have to say my lack of a food processor is my kitchen wreck. I keep saving recipes I am desperate to try but require a food processor. If I do win- peanut butter banana frozen ice cream here I come!

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  555. sydney 556

    the worst thing in my kitchen is actually my oven, but that’s more of a Sears item…so i’ll go with my wok, it’s in dire need of replacement.

    fingers crossed!!

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  556. Jill Suddendorf 557

    Well….if I am in the kitchen, it is usually me that is broken (luckily not terribly ugly) but still in of replacement. I give it a good try but could use all the help I could get. That “help” coming from the Noble Pig and William Sonoma couldn’t hurt right??? Besides, a lot wine and a good presentation could make up for some of my culinary short comings 😉

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  557. Sarah 558

    Knives! I’m currently using the four steak knives I bought more than two years ago as my everything knives, responsible for chopping and cutting EVERYTHING. Good knives are desperately needed around here.

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  558. Heidi 559

    Wow! not sure what I need more… replace the poor toaster oven that has been dropped during the multiple moves or my 10 piece dinnerware set that my kids have broke down to a set of 4. :)

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  559. Kimberely 560

    The lining on the inside of most of my pans is peeling. This can’t be healthy!

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  560. Carol 561

    Some of my pots and pans are in dire need of replacement, that’s for sure.

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  561. Katie 562

    About 5 years ago I bought a blender from Kmart and today I can barely get it to work. Guess I should have bought a nice one to begin with! When I try to blend something, I push the start button and it will run for about 3 seconds before I have to stir the contents and push the button again. I’d love a real blender!

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  562. Janssen 563

    We had to get rid of tons when we moved, so I am longing to replace my ice cream maker. I know it is Nov but I love ice cream all year long.

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  563. I would love a gorgeous oven-to-table baker…my pyrex is a workhorse, but it doesn’t do justice to some of my creations.

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  564. Sara H. 565

    Definitely my baking sheets! They are old, brown and distorted, Yikes!

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  565. Holly 566

    My turkey baster shoots out hot liquid from both ends. I definitely need a replacement.

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  566. Christian 567

    I bought a cheapo stockpot whose lid has lost its knob so when I want to take it off, I have to use a spatula and be very, very careful. Also, I’ve burnt the hell out of my baking sheets (I accidentally set one on fire, not good for the finish) and really need new ones.

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  567. Jodie Branum 568

    Pots and pans! Letting a college boy use them for 3 years was a huge mistake.

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  568. Randi Lynne 569

    I need a new whisk!!

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  569. bj 570

    Noble Pig! So nice of you to run this contest now – THANK YOU!…I think Thanksgiving gets so overlooked between Halloween and Christmas! And I love to bake for all 3! I have my Dad’s old Sunbeam stand up mixer with the glass bowl – you know in that almond color famous in the late 60’s and 70’s…..it doesn’t really rotate anymore without a good push, kind of like me on early mornings!

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  570. Dirk in Maine 571

    Oh geez my broken and ugly saute pans…disgusting!!

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  571. Rick Spinks 572

    “What is so broken and ugly in my” kitchen that It needs to be fixed out or thrown out?” That’s simple, ME! LOL
    Some truth in that statement.
    All kidding aside, two days ago I received a nice little JOLT from my mixer. So it ended up in the scrap pile. I really don’t understand why. It was only about 36 years old. Lasted longer than my marriage did (marriage lasted 30) LOL
    So I’m torn between one of those sleek, nice looking mixers that have the stand, attachments and a stainless steal bowl,a juicer which would be better for me, or even better a new wife! LOL I think I have that one covered, at least I hope I do.
    So I lift my glass (diet Dr. Pepper) and give a toast to the Noble Pig) Thank you for the many wonderful recipes.
    Dang only 795 thought i was closer to the 3000 mark. LOL I have to break at least the 900 mark, but it looks like I may be shy by a couple of characters, oh well.

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  572. Debbie Porter 573

    The list could go on and on! My pots and pans look best when hidden behind a cupboard door. They are old with loose handles and are basically, ugly. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  573. Lisa 574

    We are in desperate need of some new pots and pans around here!

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  574. Michelle 575

    I would really like a food processor. It would also be nice to have a set of drinking glasses that are not all pint glasses with beer logos (though I do love those glasses).

    Thanks for the wonderful blog – before finding your site I had probably cooked a total of 5 real meals in my life. I was so intimidated by cooking that I didn’t even know where to begin. Within the last six months I’m now at a point that I make a real meal almost every night of the week (and pretty much all of them have been edible!).

    Thank you for inspiring me to try cooking – it is actually a ton of fun! No more boxed pasta and jars of sauce three times a week! Yay!

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  575. Vicki B 576

    Cupcake pan. It’s old and dark and burns all my cupcakes.

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  576. Jamie 577

    I would love to update our baking supplies. Like cookie cutters and cookie sheets and cake pans!

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  577. Carolyn Tummel 578

    My pots and pans. I have had them for over ten years and one is missing a handle.

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  578. how about dishes, they do dishes right? my set of 8 is down to a set of 5, about to be a set of 4 do to a crack (that luckily hasn’t gone all the way through yet!)

    http://www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

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  579. Kristina 580

    I’d really love to have a new set of pots and pans. I have one good set, the others are my husband’s from his bachelor days! Needless to say, they’re at the end of their road. Would also love to replace my tiny chopper and hand mixer with a food processor and full size mixer!

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  580. Lauren E 581

    Living in a city apartment, I’m not afforded the space or extra spending money to furnish my kitchen with all that I would like. But being able to buy myself a GOOD set of knives, rather than continuously using hand-me-downs from my mom’s 1970s kitchen, would make me cooking life so much easier, and oh the possibilities! Throw in a new pot, with it, and I’d be the happiest little camper!

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  581. Megan 582

    My mini loaf pan for one. I just used it and it’s sitting on the counter waiting for the trash. But I’m having a hard time throwing it away. It would be easier if I knew a new one was on it’s way!

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  582. Jill 583

    I have a food processor my sister gave me 20 years ago as a wedding present – it is one of my favorite kitchen tools -but time is taking its toll and I just can’t make crusts like I use to with it – It isn’t the kind of thing you just go buy your self – HOW amazing it would be to be able to replace it!

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  583. sherry 584

    I would replace my old slow cooker…that cooks way to fast and burns everything. I have had my eye on the All-Clad Deluxe Slow Cooker that goes from stove to cooker. One Pot less dishes

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  584. Kari 585

    My skillets and frying pans are all in bad shape and need to be replaced.

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  585. Jessica 586

    Everything my boyfriend and I have is broken. I recently moved across the country with only items that could fit in my car, no kitchen stuff:( Then moved in with my boyfriend who’s condo looks like a college boy’s dorm room. We have nothing for this Thanksgiving and he is coming home for Thanksgiving after being gone for the past few months in the army. I am so excited for this Thanksgiving and would love anything from Williams-Sonma to make our first Thanksgiving in the condo special.

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  586. SimiRich 587

    I’d dump every junky piece of Tupperware and plastic containers we have and replace with glass containers.

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  587. W00t! I feel so lucky today! I want a sparkling new iron dutch oven!

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  588. Susan 589

    My pots are all very ugly and so are all my casserole dishes.

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  589. Hannah V. 590

    My cookie sheets are pretty worn and I’m sure a new cake stand would always be put to good use!

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  590. Ann Holland 591

    I luckily have a large kitchen, but because I work for Americorps and live off of a stipend, the ability to buy nice or new kitchen appliances is basically impossible. My spatula is about 100 years old and has melted a little bit at the top, we are now on our third coffee maker somehow, and most of my dishware is plastic! I even have to borrow a muffin pan from the girls who live upstairs. My roommates and I love to cook, and I love to bake. We have family style dinners because we all came to Boston from different states. I don’t have an electric mixer (handheld or standing) and so you can find me attempting to cream butter by stirring in a plastic bowl as fast as I can for a long time. It can be fun, but also not! So, a 200$ gift card to William Sonoma would be like butterflies, rainbows, puppies, and an early Christmas.

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  591. Emily 592

    All of my mixing bowls are make-shift plastic ones that mismatch. I would LOVE to buy a beautiful set of glass mixing bowls!

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  592. Susan 593

    I would love to replace my big roasting pan with a stainless steel one, and maybe it is time to retire my grandmother’s waffle iron.

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  593. Kathy 594

    My bakeware is shot…..it would heavan to replace it!

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  594. Heidi Devereaux 595

    If I am dreaming big…I would love to get a new kitchen aide mixer…

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  595. Starla 596

    I recently learned the joys of using a food mill — wow, does it ever make applesauce, tomato sauce, etc., easy. The one I bought through Craig’s List works, although it’s probably older than I am; I’d like to let it enjoy its retirement years while a new one does the work. I’d love to replace my 6-quart pot, which I use for soups and so many other tasks, as well.

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  596. Gina G 597

    I could sure replace my beloved but entirely worn down and cracked 1960s food processor that I inherited from my grandmother when I got married! It has served me well, but the side is cracked and leaks when I process anything, and the motor makes angry noises as it slows down then speeds up at random. (it’s also a lovely dirty brown and avocado green shade – high fashion for the 60s!)

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  597. Dorothy 598

    Waffle Iron & too many more to list.

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  598. Jennifer Allen 599

    My blender has been broken for a year and a half. I haven’t been able to make margaritas or malts for that long. I would really like to buy a new one. Thanks.

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  599. Melissa Anderson 600

    We have this old waffle maker that has one of the pegs broken off so it doesn’t sit flat on the counter. It’s been used so many times that it has remnants of cooking spray globbed (is that a word?) all over it that just don’t come off. It’s all one piece, so it’s hand wash only. I could go on and on, but as often as we eat waffles we would love to have a decent waffle maker!

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  600. Tamara 601

    My entire kitchen is pretty old and anything from Williams Sonoma would make it quite a bit better. I could stay for hours in that store just looking at everything!

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  601. Barbara 602

    I have chipped dishes purchased years ago when my children were young, can’t bear to part with them, but enough is enough! Time for them to go!

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  602. Elizabeth 603

    I need a new mixer! The one I have is lovely and works wonderfully, but its shape is not exactly functional. The top is kinda thin, but the bottom is large, so I have a hard time making sure I got everything out from the bottom.

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  603. the happy haiku 604

    Fry pans, baking sheets and casserole dishes…oh my, do they ever need to be replaced!

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  604. Dawn 605

    A new stockpot to make pasta sauce!! Mine has been leaving a horrible metal taste in my yummy sauce :-(!! I would desperately need a new set of knives!!

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  605. Alison 606

    My 12″ All Clad non-stick frying pan has lived it’s life. I keeping one day the non-stick coating will rejuvenate over night!

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  606. LilSis 607

    After over 20 years of using a hand held mixer, I think it’s about time for me to have a nicer mixer or a food processor.

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  607. Cliff Bacon 608

    I need to replace my v. old Cuisenart with the broken handle.

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  608. Jackie 609

    Don’t laugh, but my measuring spoons. I know, silly, right? But it’s true!

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  609. Caroline C 610

    I desperately need supplies to decorate cupcakes!! They have such cute decorating supplies there!

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  610. christine 611

    my stand mixer needs some major revamping!

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  611. Heather F 612

    Everything in my kitchen needs replacing!

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  612. Becky 613

    I’m a poor college student. What isn’t broken in my kitchen? I could definitely use a new kitchen mixer.

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  613. Jane George 614

    I am in dire need of a mixer, currently using a $10 mixer from the $ store. When I tried to cream butter & sugar on thursday, it all became caught up in the beaters, had to clean it all out with my fingers, nasty cheap mixer!

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  614. Mary 615

    I would love a food processor! I had one many years ago that finally quit completely. I miss using it so much!

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  615. jill 616

    Per my husband we need a new toaster, I say lots of shiney new sheet pans all fitted with silpats.

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  616. Katie T. 617

    I would love a new mixer – preferably green or yellow! Mine is a hand-me-down from my mom and she purchased it in the 80’s!

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  617. Cathleen 618

    probably baking sheets…

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  618. Katheryn 619

    I need a new blender. Mine is so old and barely works.

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  619. Sharon Allen 620

    Any piece of my cookware could be replaced!

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  620. Lisa Sipple 621

    Oh goodness I need new linens, they have beautiful linens!

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  621. Lena in VT 622

    I need new juice glasses and they have these french looking kind, so beautiful and a microplane grater and wine glasses!

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  622. Ashley 623

    I need a food processor! I don’t have one, so when I need to “process” something, I have to chop it really small and then use my hand held pastry blender to try and get it smaller. It’s ridiculous…lol

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  623. Margaret 624

    I would love to replace my cheap egg beaters for a new Kitchenaid one!

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  624. rebecca 625

    I would love to replace all of my baking sheets. I love to bake and my cookie sheets are really beat up.

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  625. Traci Smith 626

    Oh the possibilities are endless. My bakeware leaves something to be desired. I just purchased a new range yesterday so that I can cook and bake your delicious recipes for my family, now I could use the bakeware to accomplish this.

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  626. DW 627

    definitely need to replace my pans and baking sheets… a new microplane would be nice too!

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  627. Becca 628

    Oh my god, what WOULDN’T I replace? all my cookie sheets are rusted, my “nonstick” Martha Stewart pan is anything but, my measuring spoons are from the 70’s, I think….

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  628. elizabethk 629

    Hmmm – I guess I am the one broken down and not working (as well as I used to) in the kitchen. I am fortunate to have a nice kitchen (nothing *Better Homes and Garden” worthy – but fine for me) — I have good appliances, and adequate cook ware.
    I just have fallen into a bit of a slump with regard to cooking/baking. I would love to win — to get some good ingredients, spices, decorations (for cookies) and go whole hog (PIG!) on making friends and relatives some of my most special Christmas/seasonal recipes.

    Thanks for the opportunity! :)

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  629. Megan Anderson 630

    I live in a college apartment and everything in my kitchen are hand-me-downs from my roommates and my families. I am moving out on my own in a few months and $200 at Williams-Sonoma would be a great way for me to start a kitchen collection of my own.

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  630. Nat 631

    Would really love a good mixer. All I have is the cheap hand mixer that I bought while I was in college.

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  631. Mimi 632

    Sadly I am a poor college student who loves to cook. All I have are hand me down kitchen gadgets and bakeware. It would be lovely to get some quality new pans. :)

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  632. livlaugheat 633

    my hand mixer – it was my MIL’s old one from the 70’s 80’s and it only works on one speed these days.

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  633. bahr 634

    My family and I have lived in our home for 10 years now. Within the first 5 yrs. our microwave broke which forced us to become healthier eaters. I now have a true love for cooking since I had no choice but to experiment and discover what it meant to “start from scratch” and notice exactly what was going into our food. I honestly could not be more thankful that this happened and we still have that broken microwave installed in our kitchen today. Last year, our dishwasher broke and we now wash our dishes by hand using the dishwasher as a drying rack. :) As i was filling up my dishwasher the other day, I noticed how worn out and murky my baking dishes had become. My mother gave them to me 25 years ago and i guess hanging on to them helps me remember her. But being the fine cook she was, she would have ran out to buy me new ones. I think William Sonoma would have definitely fit her standards!

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  634. Heather 635

    Our baking sheets! They are all stained and NASTY since someone in this house, to remain unnamed, used non-stick spray on them :)

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  635. Sara 636

    My mixer! I still have the old hand held mixer my mother gave me when I went off to college and could barely cook…now I cook and BAKE all the time and fantasize about the day I can have a gorgeous Kitchenaid mixer in my kitchen!

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  636. Melissa K. 637

    My pots and pans!

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  637. Robin Phares 638

    My kitchen towels… So sad… they MUST be replaced!

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  638. Annalisa 639

    My response is…my kitchen. Yes, the entire thing. I am two things that should never go together; a poor college student and a foodie. Needless to say, my paycheck is spent on buying delicious food, and the rest of my apartment suffers because of it. And the worst part of it, my roommate is the same way! Two girls that love to cook, living in a one bedroom apartment with a 4 by 6 foot kitchen…as much as i love my great grandmothers pots, pans, and silverware; my love of beautiful Williams-Sonoma items may just win. Sorry Nonna.
    PS. I <3 Noble Pig

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  639. Lori 640

    My mixer is old and ugly as is my coffeemaker :(…

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  640. Tara 641

    My plates are all chipped, and I may be a bit clumsy so I don’t exactly have a full set.

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  641. Charles 642

    My clear glass bowls from 1973 that are incomplete, scratched, chipped and begging for retirement. Thank you for your generosity.

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  642. Denise 643

    Sadly, I have nothing broken because I throw everything away that is broken. However, my food processor made the journey from NH to FLA about a year ago when we were moving but we have since moved back to NH and my food processor is among the missing! Oh how I miss my food processor!

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  643. Piper 644

    Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer

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  644. Sandy 645

    There are so many kitchen accessories that I don’t have yet that I dream about..let’s see. I would love to have a dependable rice cooker, heavy duty cookie sheets that last more than a month, casserole dishes… I could go on for days!

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  645. Katherine 646

    i want to give it to my mom so she can buy new pots, pans, and bakeware. whatever she wants

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  646. Michael Baughn 647

    Besides myself, my very old Sunbeam mixer. About 25 years old. (the mixer, not me)

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  647. Ashley 648

    My boyfriend went on a kitchen purging rampage a few months ago and got rid of a ton of my gadgets, serving plates, and pans. I would love to replace all that stuff. I had to go get a new hand mixer because he tossed the attachments! Ooo and a new food processor, mine is a random second hand one and it kinda creeps me out!

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  648. Adrienne 649

    I really, really, really want a dutch oven from there…my cheap one just doesnt do the trick.

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  649. Beth Morse 650

    Desperately need a new griddle pan!

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  650. Ari 651

    I’m a broke college student living in a dorm. My roommate and I try to cook as best we can, but our kitchen contains:
    – a couple of lidless pots that my grandmother had in storage from the 30’s
    – a cookie tray
    – a really nice food processor my mother got me for Christmas last year

    So… it’d be nice to replace those pots! 😉

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  651. Maggie 652

    As a college student, everything I own is borrowed, beat up and older than dirt! But my blender is by far in the worst condition. It was a wedding gift for my parents, given to them when they married in 1979. Needless to say, a new blender would be a dream come true!

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  652. Julie 653

    My mixer recently just died (right before the holidays just my luck). So needless to say I am in need of a new one.

    ps. I love your blog :)

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  653. Teri 654

    It’s very hard for me to replace things that still work. I still have the food processor we got at our wedding 24 years ago, and only one blade is still unbroken but it makes great pizza dough! What I’m missing in my kitchen are serving dishes for desserts, etc. I also don’t have one big enough for a turkey so we use two smaller plates. 😉

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  654. Jen 655

    My kitchen aid mixer motor died! I would so use a WS gift certificate for a new fire engine red mixer!

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  655. Colleen 656

    My kitchen cabinets. My waffle iron is incredibly old and is almost falling apart!!!!!

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  656. Cathy A. 657

    We really have to replace our coffee pot. On our 5th wedding anniversary we received a beautiful new Mr. Coffee. Well, we recently celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary and we’re still using that same old pot. Do you think we need a new one?

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  657. meg 658

    I must must must recplace my pathetic knives…

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  658. Perry M. 659

    I definitely need new cookie cutters!

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  659. Arlene Gunter 660

    My handheld mixer — pitiful!

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  660. molly 661

    My handheld mixer is awful, and my pots and pans are cheapos from target that burn every time I try and cook in them.

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  661. Joey Nardinelli 662

    The second I saw this, my immediate thought was how nice it would be to be the owner of a nice mixer, since the one I own is awful. However, what I’d really want more than anything right now…a decent ice cream scoop! Hahaha

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  662. Martha Lucia Patino 663

    Thanks for all your recipes and tips, they are very useful. My mixer machine is almost broken, and I need a new one. Thanks. Martha Lucia

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  663. Nicole Isaacson 664

    Oh my gosh, where to begin….a 23 year old crock pot; a new one with a timer would set my heart aflutter; a cheese grater that used to have four sides but now only has one; now it may sound silly to want something so mundane, but dang I use that thing every day! A pannini pan,I could go on forever!

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  664. Sharon 665

    My pots and pans!!

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  665. My mixer! It makes this weird noise and “hops” whenever I use it!

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  666. Katherine Ito 667

    My husband lovingly bought an espresso maker a few years ago to help limit the trips I was making to the local coffee shop. It’s done it’s trick, been used and abused for years now. As with even best made appliance, it is now starting to give out….leaks water while it’s running. I would love to replace it, but until it’s totally broken, we keep on using it.

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  667. Leslie 668

    What a great contest! All of my bakeware could use an update. Most has been inherited and with frequent use, it’s definitely starting to look a bit shabby.

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  668. Karen A 669

    knives

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  669. Adrienne 670

    My mixer cries out in pain every time I try to make buttercream frosting. I put in some butter a little while ago and it starting shaking and making scary noises at me…I think it wants me to eat healthier…or it’s scared of all the holiday baking I’m planning.

    And my kitchen brush just broke Thursday, right as I was about to brush some olive oil onto my homemade pizza crust. The brush part jumped off of the handle in fear of the oil!
    That’s what I’m assuming.

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  670. I’d have to replace my baking sheets that are so very warped and my colander which is so beat up I try to avoid using it!

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  671. Ashley Marcovitz 672

    I’d love to replace my pots and pans. We’ve got some with handles falling off!

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  672. Tammie Blair 673

    My cake pans and mixing bowls definitely need to be replaced…and my cookie sheets…and I don’t even have a food processor or a blender.

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  673. Elissa 674

    My mother has kept some of the same kitchen appliances since we moved into this house in 1992. I’ve had a lot of trouble convincing her to get rid of her old blender and sugar containers but she’s reluctant to let anything go.
    Especially since my brother’s death, she’s been clinging to outdated and broken appliances out of nostalgia and I would love to present her with a whole set of lovely new appliances for Christmas. I plan to move out within the year and I want to give her a last great new gift so I won’t have to worry about her electrocuting herself on the old food processor.

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  674. Gina 675

    My cookware definitely has seen its day as well as a few extra. It would make my husband so happy to have some good items to cook with.

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  675. Debbie Seidelman 676

    Almost everything in my kitchen comes from Williams-Sonoma–my favorite store. There is always something new & tempting there!!

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  676. Alicia 677

    I really need to replace my food processor! It is in abysmal shape!

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  677. Laura 678

    Our mixer is the oldest, ugliest appliance you have every seen. Beaten to death by more cake/cookie batters than I can remember it hardly runs now and is in dire need of replacement!

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  678. Kristie Naylor 679

    The broken and sad thing in my kitchen is my stand mixer. It is a 30+year old kitchen aid with a fraying cord that the motor grinds when I try to make cookies. I had to glue foam in the joint so the attachments don’t scrape up the bottom of the bowl and catch. Every year I expect it to start smoking when I make Christmas cookies for my friends and family. I at least want to replace it with a hand held mixer soon.
    Or the food processor that is older than I am and is missing the covers so I have to put paper towels over the spout to keep everything in.

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  679. Brittany 680

    My cheap handheld mixer needs to go! This would be perfect timing before all the holiday baking begins :)

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  680. Katie Naylor 681

    My crock pot is probably pushing 15 years old at this point. I don’t actually know because it was picked up years ago at either a yard sale or a thrift store. The ceramic is chipped, and the outer edges get so hot I sometimes fear for my counter tops!

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  681. Joy 682

    I don’t have a roasting pan! I borrow one every year for the turkey. So, Williams Sonoma could definitely help out with that.

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  682. Brubert 683

    My pizza pan is blackened beyond all recognition but I use it for everything so I could use a new pizza pan.

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  683. Kelsey 684

    For me it’s a toss up between two truly heinous items in my kitchen…which is worse? The had mixer my mother got as a wedding gift in almost 25 years ago-it smokes if you try to use the medium setting, which I assure FH is normal so he doesn’t panic is pretty bad. However, I think the true crime against kitchens everywhere is the toaster oven. I’d never used one till my roommate insisted we had to have the well loved and filthy model sitting outside the Goodwill drop box, but not I find myself using it everyday-sometimes even two or three times.

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  684. Alison Godar 685

    My finance and I recently moved into our new house. Our Kitchen really needs some new cook wear to help make our house into a great home.

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  685. Blaire Piha 686

    I would absolutely love to have a new coffee pot!! I am a very busy and dedicated Student and coffee is a necessity in my life! I would love to replace this with one that Williams-Sonoma. Thank you so much for the opportunity :-)

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  686. Michelle Edwards 687

    ‘sigh’ What isn’t broken or ugly in my kitchen? My hand beater is something that I have been meaning to replace for the longest time: only ONE beater still works, so it’s probably time to get rid of that. I won’t even start on my pots and pans….

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  687. Emily 688

    I am badly in need of some new baking dishes. Mine are all metal and old and ugly!

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  688. sawyer 689

    being a poor grad student, all of my pots are hand me downs. sadly i don’t have a big one, and could use one to make lots of broth to save me some time!

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  689. Imran K 690

    I need a crockpot, mostly because I don’t have one.

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  690. Lydia 691

    I would love some new knives. Mine are so old and they were crap to begin with.

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  691. Yon 692

    definitely bakeware

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  692. Kdel 693

    My teapot! It is so old no amount of scrubbing will make it shine, and it is covered in dents and dings. I would LOVE to replace it with something beautiful!

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  693. Sara 694

    I would love to replace my baking pans. Some are so rusty I have to line them with foil just to use them!!

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  694. Laura Delgado 695

    I am currently without a food processor in my kitchen. Though I would love some pretty things as well. LOVE your blog!!!

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  695. Mary 696

    My stockpot!

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  696. Katrina Hutchins 697

    My skillet, it looks awful.

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  697. Jen 698

    Oh, I broke a piece of my husband’s espresso machine and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to replace it! What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  698. Stephanie 699

    I would so love to replace my Ancient Club aluminum pots and pans. I only have 1 pot and 1 pan (out of 4 pots & 3 pans) that still have handles on them. Either I replace the pots and pans or I get new pot holders.

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  699. Teran 700

    My pots and pans are still left over from my college days. They are scratched beyond belief and of the poorest quality imaginable. I don’t even have a complete set anymore–I had to throw a couple away after finding teflon in my food. Not desirable.

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  700. Ashley 701

    My hand mixer! At least I think so; az far I know thye they shouldn’t be generating electrical smells!

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  701. Heather Sheppard 702

    As luck would have it my beautiful handpainted turkey platter – that was my Grandmother’s :( was broken into 100 pieces just yesterday.

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  702. Kelly 703

    It’s a toss up between my baking sheets and my spatula/turners. Bad, bad shape.

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  703. Rae Joslyn Perry 704

    Sadly, our lovely slow cooker (from WS) that we recieved as a wedding gift stopped working….while I had it stuffed to the brim with a maple pork tenderloin….sad sad day! I’d love another!!

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  704. Allegra 705

    There are so many things but the two worst are our dishes/glassware and our pots and pans. I would love love love to replace these things.

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  705. Dea 706

    My mixer, since I don’t have one!!!

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  706. Laura 707

    I make oatmeal just about every morning and I use the same little pot that hangs on the same little hook. It’s fallen down a few times and yes, it is bent because of the falls. The lid no longer fits.

    Williams Sonoma is my happy place! I only ever buy things there for bridal showers for other people! Totally my turn :)

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  707. Danie 708

    I just finished graduate school and since I have been unlucky in gaining employment, I have been living with my parents. In order to make up for my presence I have taken to cooking meals and devising special dinner events for them and sometimes their friends. Cooking has been a huge help in getting me out of me end of school/unemployment dumps, but it would be easier if I actually had some sharp knives or some great pans. My dad has been eyeing the paella pan at Williams-Sanoma, and I feel like a Spanish feast would be the best gift I could give my parents for putting a roof over my head!

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  708. Kelly 709

    As a person who loves to bake my pans are soooo in need of an upgrade. Just saw a great review of the goldtouch pans on America’s Test Kitchen!

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  709. Monica V. 710

    My baking pans for sure. Way too many cookies have been baked on them!

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  710. Deanna 711

    My favorite cutting board just split apart … I know I clean it too harshly, but I am a cleaning freak :)

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  711. Meredith Merdzinski 712

    Living in New Orleans it is essential to have a great gumbo pot ours is looking pretty beat up something shiny and new may just be the ticket. (And pot holders we destroyed ours).

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  712. Lillian 713

    The broken thing in my kitchen is my husband….ohh wait…you meant something I could buy…

    I need to replace my muffin/cupcake pan. I love to bake and mine fell on the floor off of the shelf. When it fell it actually broke in two. I now bake in two broken and chipped up segments of a muffin pan….sigh….

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  713. Julie Banks 714

    My spatulas and/or baking pans.

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  714. Kathy 715

    My cookie sheets are uuuggglllyyy! I think they are older than my kids!! And my son is 31!!

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  715. Sarah G 716

    I really need some new cookie sheets. Mine are warped and stained. They definitely need to be replaced with some beautiful ones!

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  716. Jill 717

    Well, I’m not sure that William Sonoma can help with our broken oven :-( BUT, I love, love, love everything in the store. I recently left San Diego to move to the Midwest to be with my guy and I yard-saled so much of my kitchen stuff to make the move less expensive. There is so much I need/want :-) I was just reading the post about making brown sugar and thinking how nice it would be to have a beautiful mixer. Thank-you for such a generous giveaway!

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  717. Angie 718

    All of my cooking utensils. I bought a plastic multipack when I was starting college, and they have all since morphed – err melted – from spoons to every odd shape in between. Lately, I have had to throw out several cream sauces, because after stirring, flakes of plastic have appeared.

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  718. My coffee pot is ugly, old and stained. And I do not have a teapot or wine rack at all. Drifting off into a $200 fantasy now. Too many thoughts!

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  719. Nita Carroll 720

    Our coffee pot has definitely seen better days, would love to have a new William Sonoma coffee pot.

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  720. Emily 721

    Pretty much all of my pots and pans. They are all either hand me downs or really cheap ones. It’s kind of hard to cook without them.

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  721. Terry Covington 722

    My once-beautiful oven-proof ceramic casserole dish — hand-made and glazed, a wedding gift 26 (gasp!) years ago — is going the way of the wind after all these years. It desperately needs to be replaced, along with many other things which have been through (don’t ask) 14 moves and are looking shabby and not working too well. Thanks!

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  722. Emily 723

    Pretty much all of my pots and pans. They are all scratched up and really old.

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  723. Kim K. 724

    Something simple – a cutting board. A nice, new, not-scratched cutting board. Thanks!!

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  724. As a poor college student who just lost all of my utensils (spoons, spatulas, knives, thermometers…) in a move to a new apartment, I could use quite a few replacement items!

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  725. Adriann 726

    The counter tops in my kitchen are heinous! They are very dark brown and they remind me of leather. They never look clean and they always feel sticky.

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  726. Julie 727

    My old, glass Osterizer blender! It was pea green and I loved it. Sadly, it broke a few weeks ago and I’m without.

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  727. Valerie 728

    I knew immediately what my replacement appliance would be: a brand new high tech slow cooker! I have just the one in mind! Thanks for the fantastic give away! Love your blog!!

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  728. Travis 729

    I’m a graduate student and I could use many a new thing. Steak knives, bread knives, a mixer. The list goes on and on. It’s hard to properly stock a kitchen on a graduate student stipend.

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  729. Chelsea 730

    This is my favorite blog! I am a college student and would love to use the gift certificate to get my own collection of kitchenware started :]

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  730. Linda 731

    Love your blog. Love W and S store. Thanks for the homemade brown sugar tip. My food processor is broken.

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  731. Jim 732

    I always look forward to checking your blog every day. I could use a new food processor.

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  732. Brittany 733

    Wine Glasses. None of mine match! Or a food processor. I don’t have one : (

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  733. suzanne 734

    My handmixer is beyond rickety, but it still gets the job done….I would love to get a new one to use to make something yummy for my family!!