How to Dice an Onion – Video & Wusthof Knife Giveaway!

May 21, 2012  •  Technique, Tools, Videos

I’ve got a new kitchen gadget – it’s the new 6 inch chef’s knife from Wusthof. They were nice enough to not only send me one to try out, but have offered one to one of my lucky readers as well. I was intrigued when I read about it, as the company says it’s popular among chefs with smaller hands. I joke that I have stubs for fingers – they’re really short – so wanted to give the knife a try. Turns out it’s a really nicely balanced knife, easy to use, and it did feel great in my small hand. I used it to shoot this short video showing the proper way to dice an onion – you can see the knife in action and learn how to quickly dispatch an onion into the perfect dice before your eyes ever have a chance to tear up!

If you’d like a chance to win one of these knives, you can be entered to win one in any of the following ways:

  1. Leave a comment to tell me the first thing you plan to do with your new knife!
  2. Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment here that you did.
  3. Become a fan on Facebook and leave a comment here that you did.
  4. Tweet about this giveaway (use @CookWithMichele in the tweet) and leave a comment here that you did.
  5. Get your friends to like my Facebook (leave a comment telling me each friend who you referred, I will check for validation).
  6. Follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment here that you did.

I’ll be drawing the winning comment randomly at 5pm on the 23rd of May, so don’t delay!

Wusthof provided me the chef’s knife to shoot this video and is providing the knife as a giveaway for one of my readers, but my opinion’s about the knife are my own, and I love it! You can find them on Facebook and Twitter at:

Twitter: @wusthof


60 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Betty Jeffries says:

    So lucky to have discovered your website! Unsatisfied with all my knives (size and utility) and pleased to know of the 6-inch knife. Have never diced an onion correctly so the instructions were very clear. Thank you.

  2. Kacey @ Kacey's Kitchen says:

    I would…CHOP EVERYTHING!!!

  3. Lh says:

    Finally a knife to cut an onion easily. As of now I use a paring knife to cut the layers, then a santoku to dice through the layers. Not practical! This knife solves my problem!

  4. Jeremy Wimmer says:

    I would use it for when I am working with mangos making chuteny.

  5. Jeremy Wimmer says:

    Following you on Facebook now!!

  6. Kiran says:

    Replace my dented, messed up old restaurant supply store knife with a brand new Wusthoff. I will willingly share pictures of the old and new as well as results of both. It will definitely be shocking….


  7. sydney says:

    If I win, I will practice dicing onions(I could use a little help in this area)!
    Love your recipes…:)

  8. Em robin says:

    I liked your Facebook. I would love to use a knife for a small hand! My family loves soups, stir fries, and Asian meals so I’m always chopping a lot vegetables.

  9. Jeremy Wimmer says:

    Refered my friend Tamara Freital.

  10. Wes Lomax says:

    Hi I followed you on facebook, twitter, and pinterest. I think this would be a very handy knife especially for mincing garlic, which I do quite a bit in my own cooking so I think that that would be the first thing I will do with it. Great site too!!!

  11. William Brown says:

    I would use it to small dice my peppers, onion & cucumber for my girlfriend’s favorite Quinoa salad. I own several Wusthof knives and this would add perfectly to my growing collection.

  12. Noelle B. says:

    First thing I’d do is enjoy it to chop garlic and well..everything. My knives could use a serious replacement.

  13. Noelle B. says:

    Following you on twitter as @bittnern

  14. Noelle B. says:


  15. Jeremy Wimmer says:

    My friend Nicola Damon is now following you!

  16. Alexis {Diva on a Diet} says:

    My knives are horribly dull, so cutting up tough veggies is what I will do with ease with these knives! And chopping up herbs too!

  17. Alexis {Diva on a Diet} says:

    I also followed you on twitter (@divaonadiet)

  18. Alexis {Diva on a Diet} says:

    And I just tweeted about it too!!/divaonadiet/status/204611168344616960

  19. Melissa C. says:

    I’d chop some nuts and chocolate for a choc. hazelnut tart.

  20. amy marantino says:

    i would make cole slaw

  21. amy marantino says:

    i follow you on Twitter

  22. amy marantino says:

    i Tweeted about this giveaway

  23. Jeremy Wimmer says:

    Following you on twitter.

  24. Nanako says:

    Following you on twitter as @conocoe! 🙂 I need a sharp knife so bad…

  25. Jeremy Wimmer says:

    Also tweeted it for you.!/PiercedGrinch

  26. Elena says:

    I would chop veggies and meat for my favorite cobb salad

  27. Elena says:

    Follow you on Pinterest elena8

  28. Elena says:

    I like you on facebook (Elena Istomina)

  29. Elena says:

    Follow you on Twitter @ElenaIstomina

  30. Jeremy Wimmer says:

    My friend Tess Yacksahw is following you on Fb.:)

  31. Tracy says:

    I’d most likely chop an onion. There’s always an onion going into something around here.

  32. Jeremy Wimmer says:

    My friend Dot Rutledge is following you on FB.

  33. Raysha says:

    I would love to make a tomato basil salad with finely julienned basil!!!

  34. Raysha says:

    I Follw u on twitter @rayshaviolet!

  35. Raysha says:

    I Tweeted you & your giveaway!

  36. Jeremy Wimmer says:

    my friend Lisa Mitchel-Garmen likes you on Fb.

  37. Susan says:

    I would chop some tomatoes, jalapeno, onions, bell pepers and mango for a fresh summer salsa with out squished tomatoes and mushed mango!

  38. Susan says:

    I follow you on pinterest now.

  39. Jeremy Wimmer says:

    My friend Kimberly Cronin is following you on FB now..

  40. Jeremy Wimmer says:

    My friends Dean Colding and Mary Dyer Faucet also liked your FB page.

  41. Jenny @ savour the senses says:

    I would use it at work because my knife is not cutting it (literally)

  42. Jenny @ savour the senses says:

    I already follow you on Twitter

  43. Jenny @ savour the senses says:

    Already a fan on Facebook

  44. Jenny @ savour the senses says:

    ALReady follow you on pinterest

  45. Mary Smoot says:

    Hey Michele! Loved the video, never really knew the proer way to cut an onion. Would love to have a new knife!

    • Michele says:

      So great to see you here on my blog Mary! Hope the family is all great – I see your pics on FB so feel a bit connected that way!

  46. Jen says:

    I would probably use it for all of my dinner prep and see how I liked it best.

  47. Amy L says:

    I would probably chop vegetables for dinner with my new knife.

  48. Amy L says:

    I follow you on twitter @amylou61

  49. Amy L says:


  50. Amy L says:

    I follow you on pinterest (Amy Leach)

  51. Richard says:

    I will chop apples and pears for a cobler.

  52. Lea Ann says:

    The first thing I’d do is dice an onion! 🙂 Great give-away Michele.

  53. Lea Ann says:

    I follow you on facebook.

  54. Lea Ann says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  55. Lea Ann says:

    I have tweeted the giveaway.

  56. Lea Ann says:

    I follow you on pinterest.

  57. nancy says:

    1st thing I’ll do is dice an onion perfectly

  58. Kimberly says:

    The first thing I’d do is wash it, then I’d dice some veggies for dinner.