We Threw Away What?

Sunday afternoon I went to get my slicing knife to chop some lettuce and it wasn’t in the block. I didn’t remember using it recently but figured it had gotten placed in one of my drawers. I looked in the two drawers where I thought it might be, didn’t find it and thought nothing of it.

Monday after washing dishes and remembering the knife wasn’t in the block I doubled checked the drawers where I thought it would be and then looked in all of my other ones with no success. At this point I didn’t have a clue where it could be and I even thought maybe someone came in the house and took it!

Well, last night as I was washing dishes I asked John David if he had any idea where the knife could be.

His response was, “did it get thrown away with the shower cake box?”

“What?” was my reply as my stomach dropped!

We had used the knife to cut up the cake, he remembers using it, I remember it being in the box. And a few weeks ago we took the cake box to the dump apparently with the knife still in it!

After this realization I felt nauseous, it was a Cutco knife, my Petite Chef! I love my Cutco knives, they are amazing knives but they also are very expensive and we just can’t afford to replace one! I much preferred the thought that somebody came into my home and took the knife to us throwing it out!

The empty slot where the knife should be!

As I was sitting in the floor feeling like I was about to get sick, my wonderful husband reminded me that a knife is not important, it’s just a thing and is replaceable and there is no reason to be upset about it. I hate that we did throw it out but it is replaceable and I can honestly say that I’m over it! (Although we will be a bit more careful with throwing boxes out before checking the contents!)

 

15 Replies to “We Threw Away What?”

  1. Oh no!!!! I was feeling bad for you as I was reading it, but once you said it was a Cutco knife, I cringed!!! I don't know what I would do without the few Cutco knives I have. They are too expensive for me to add any to our set, so I can only imagine what it feels like to have thrown one away 🙁

    You should keep an eye on Craig's List and see if you can find one for cheap!

  2. Hi Rachel — You may have already thought of this, but try checking eBay or Amazon for that item. You might be surprised and stumble across a good deal. Worth a try…
    Blessings to you and your hubby as the baby gets ready to come.

  3. Hey Rachel! Here’s hoping the power of Social Media will help. I sent Cutco a message on Twitter, Facebook and through their customer service e-mail – maybe they will send you a replacement! 🙂 Keep us posted on the baby! Can’t wait to see pictures of your baby boy!

    1. Thank you Kim! They did contact me and are replacing it at 1/2 price (I’m happy with that because I love my Cutco knives!) I would never have thought to look into their customer service regarding replacement!

  4. That is the worst thing I have read! I love my Cutco knives! I actually just posted a review blog and Cutco knife giveaway on my blog. They are offering 10% off of their products right now through cutco.com

    My Mom once had two complete bags of Tupperware thrown away in a move and she still cringes when she thinks about it.

  5. So true, your husband is right. A knife is only a ‘thing’ and nothing else. I hope and pray that you’ll be able to replace it either with the same or something similar!

  6. I also would check ebay,craig’s list, and amazon to see if you could find one for a lower price. I would also be upset, good knives are really expensive! I don’t know how much the Cutco knives cost, but a brand we have found is really good are Rada knives. They are a little pricey but they may not be as much as the Cutco ones. Just another option for you!

  7. Rachel –

    I work in the public relations department at CUTCO and heard about your CUTCO quandry.

    Under our Forever Guarantee you may be eligible to have the knife replaced at 1/2 price. Call customer service at 800-828-0448, and they can fill you in on the details.

    Good luck.

    1. Thank you Kathleen! I called customer service and was able to order a new Petite Chef with your Forever Guarantee! Your customer service representative was so nice & I’m thrilled to be able to replace the knife at 1/2 off…much more affordable!!

  8. I had a similar expierence with a Pampered Chep pair of kitchen scissors, I even know exactly what happened but by then it was too late, I was so upset about it but then I was over it and I keep telling myself to buy a new pair but I haven’t yet. I remember being so mad at myself because you know papmered chef stuff isn’t cheap and you can’t just go out and buy a new pampered chef item at any store. Well God Bless and can’t wait to see pictures of your new little guy.

  9. I too had e-mailed Cutco as I felt so bad for your missing knife! I’m glad to hear that you are able to afford the replacement.

  10. I had a similar experience with a bread knife about 4 years ago. Fortunately, it wasn’t an expensive one and was easily replaced.

    However, I think I would feel the same way you felt. I have one Cutco knife and it is absolutely my favorite knife. It is my go-to, first choice knife for just about everything.

    So glad to see you are getting it replaced!

  11. I also would check ebay,craig’s list, and amazon to see if you could find one for a lower price. I would also be upset, good knives are really expensive! I don’t know how much the Cutco knives cost, but a brand we have found is really good are Rada knives. They are a little pricey but they may not be as much as the Cutco ones. Just another option for you!

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