1 Suzie the Foodie: Architec Housewares Review & Giveaway

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Architec Housewares Review & Giveaway

Architec Housewares Review & Giveaway
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I was so happily surprised when Architec HousewaresOriginal Gripper Cutting BoardRecipe Rock and Gripper Bamboo Cutting Board showed up at my door! And even more pleased that I was given the opportunity to do a holiday giveaway to one of my readers!

Product Testing

Architec Housewares Review & Giveaway

The Original Gripper Cutting Board is naturally BPA Free, dishwasher safe, does not dull knives and is food grade. See all those bumps on the bottom of the board? That is what makes it grip to the kitchen counter.


It made me wonder if they had watched my video on making chicken broth and seen me trying to keep my cutting board from sliding all over the place?! LOL.

Architec Housewares Review & Giveaway

One ingredient that is so important for safe chopping is onions. The Original Gripper Cutting Board did a great job, did not move at all!

Architec Housewares Review & Giveaway

I was going to try and chop a chicken on it but the one I have is just a little too small. Great for slicing a couple of chicken breasts though!

Architec Housewares Review & Giveaway Architec Housewares Review & Giveaway

It goes through the dishwasher just fine and I tested how non-absorbant it is by slicing beets for a soup (recipe to come) on it. The beet juice (which stained my hands) did not stain the board. Impressive!

Architec Housewares Review & Giveaway

The Gripper Bamboo Cutting Board is so cute! This one is 5" x 7" and the bottom of the board has the same "grippy" plastic bottom but this board is not dishwasher safe. I wash it with a very gentle cleanser and wipe dry.

Architec Housewares Review & Giveaway

Because of its small size, I was not sure what to use it for in my kitchen. Then I realized I am always in the middle of dinner, my main board covered in chopped shallots and garlic... and I need some fruit for my salad! Now I use this adorable cutting board to slice fruit (and it never budges) for my salads. Very helpful and keeps my fruit from tasting garlicky.

Architec Housewares Review & Giveaway

At first the Recipe Rock totally confused me. What the heck is this thing really?!

Architec Housewares Review & Giveaway

This little guy can hold printed recipes?

Architec Housewares Review & Giveaway

Yes, thanks to the base and magnetic ball they say you can have up to 8+ pages held upright for you instead of using a giant cookbook holder.

Well I personally would only put a few pages in there myself and one thing that became a unique problem for me is, I have a ton of electronic equipment I keep in my kitchen. I kept telling myself to just keep it all away from the Recipe Rock but I continually put my camera near it or my camcorder or my iPad... The anxiety this created made the Recipe Rock not a good fit for my kitchen but then many people would never have this issue at all.

Foodie Conclusion

These products are high quality and perfect for most kitchens. I have very few complaints but have to take the issue with the Recipe Rock into consideration. I give this package of products four and a half out of five wooden spoons. 

The Giveaway

1. Contest is open to anyone in Canada
2. You must leave your email address
3. Please become a follower of my blog if you aren't already. More followers = more giveaways!
4. To prove you are not a robot, leave a holiday wish in the comments (i.e. good health for your family, prosperity... Doesn't have to be for me!)
4. Winner must respond within two days of notification

Good luck everyone! Contest closes Friday December 14, 2012. 


Janet said...

Wow first comment! I am impressed with my speed. :-)

Happy Holidays and all the best for you and the family!


Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Merry Christmas Suzie! Those cutting boards look great. Good luck to me!


Sweetamyrae said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Thank you for all of your posts and effort, I really look forward to all of them!!!


spike said...

Wishing you, Reg, and your extended family a safe and happy holiday season!

What a great prize package - thanks for the opportunity!

Samantha Nottingham said...

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays. Thanks for the giveaway possibilities.


ducky_ducky3 said...

Merry Christmas Suzie! Thanks for your interesting posts and best of health to you and your family :D
(i watched your eclairs video yesterday and i'm totally pumped to try them!)


Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Love that recipe rock!! I could so use that!

Hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Love that recipe rock!! I could so use that!

Hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday!

Michele Arnold said...

Merry Christmas! I could so use these! You and your recipes rock!

Laura said...

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good day. :)

Sarah said...

Happy holidays to everyone.

harkins dot sarah e @ gmail dot com

Tella said...

what a nice giveaway ;) I you and all your followers have an awesome holiday .


Tella said...


Rana said...

My wish is for health for a few family members in particular, but, then again, health and happiness for everyone is a good wish too!

Unknown said...

Happy Holiday Suzie!

I follow you on Google Reader and look forward to a new post each time I check!

Tammy Murnaghan said...

I get so excited when I see a new blog from you. Wishing you a Happy Holiday!

Shannon said...

My Holiday Wish is for a happy and safe holiday for all :)


Alexis said...

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. - Dr. Seuss

Happy Holidays!


Glogirl said...

My holiday wish is for my family to be together this holiday season and enjoy each other's company.


Jolyane Limoges said...

Suzie i am not a robot and i do wish you the best for this holiday season! Hope that this comming year will be good to you, keep up the awesome work you always do! Jolyane

sherisse doucette said...

All the best to you and yours this Christmas! I still love your blog :) Its great to have someone local writing a foodie blog!

sherisse.doucette at gmail.com

lindsey said...

I wish safe travels and warm homes for everyone this Christmas!

Thanks for the giveaway!


Dee P said...

My holiday wish for this season is for everyone to be filled with loads of good food, laughter and love!


Unknown said...

Merry Christmas!


stampernancy@hotmail.com said...

happy holidays to you and yours! Hope you feel better this year than last :)