IndyWeek Best of the Triangle 2017 - We need your votes!

by Kitchenworks1. May 2017 11:43

It's that time of year again!

Voting is open in the IndyWeek Best of the Triangle 2017 - and we would love to have your votes!

Click HERE to visit the 2017 final ballot!

Click SHOP and scroll down to KITCHEN STORE to find us!

 

Voting is quick and easy. You do need to provide an email address, but you can promptly opt out of any follow-up communications.

Once you've given your email address, you can vote for as many or as few categories as you'd like!

 

Voting is open until May 7th so hop to it!

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Indy Week: Best Kitchen Store of the Triangle 2015

by Kitchenworks11. June 2015 18:09

 

We've won! Thanks to our customers and friends, Kitchenworks has been named Best Kitchen Store of the Triangle in Indy Week's Best of the Triangle 2015 poll. We're so thrilled to be a part of this community, and we're elated at having been recognized by the very folks we are here to serve!

Congratulations are also in store for our University Place companions: Cameron's (formerly of University Place), The Red Hen, Southern Season, Chapel Hill Toffee, Glee Kids, Chapel Hill Tire, Alfredo's Pizza Villa, and the Weathervane for their various accolades! 

Thank you so much to everyone who voted!

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Best of the Triangle: We need your votes!

by Kitchenworks13. April 2015 08:45

Indy Week's annual Best of the Triangle poll is upon us, and this year features a new category: Best Kitchen Store!

Please take a moment and consider writing us in!

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Happy Birthday to Us!

by Gia26. October 2013 13:45

On October 5th, we celebrated our 29th birthday! We had giveaways, promos, sweet treats and demos from professional food producer Debbie Debetino! Check out the festivities below. 

 

 Our Chapel Hill storefront, all decked out for the occasion.

 

 

Our birthday cake, courtesy of Sugarland Bakery in Chapel Hill.

 

 

Our awesome prize wall!

 

 

Swivel peeler test kitchen

 

 

Apple Corer/Slicer test kitchen

 

 

Corn tools test kitchen

 

 

Our sweet salespeople work the crowd.

 

 

Come and get it!

 

 

Our Lucky Winners!

Why Buy American

by Gia28. June 2013 15:49
 

It wouldn't be the 4th of July without at least one flag cake

(kraftrecipes.com

Every year, for the entire month of July, we empty all of the display windows at our Chapel Hill, NC location, fill them all with American-made products, and put them all on sale. It is one of our most popular sales and one that, as a locally-owned and operated small business, we hold very dear to our hearts.

This year, we've decided to take the sale nationwide and offer the same discount for American-made goods on our online store. For the entire month of July, we'll be discounting our American-made products and posting about the awesome American manufacturers we carry. So, we wanted to take a moment to talk about why you should buy American.

1. Protect yourself

The U.S. has something many countries lack: consumer, worker and environmental protection laws. The FDA, FTC, and EPA all exist to help protect Americans from manufacturing and trade practices that are exploitative and environmentally damaging. When you buy American-made products, you can assume that the product you are buying is not going to hurt you (or wasn't made in a way that exploited anyone else). And, if you do find that that product is defective or dangerous, you have options available to you that many people the in the rest of the world lack.

2. Protect your money

For much of the 20th century, America was considered the most creative country in the world. When you create something, you have a vested interest in its quality. Call it hubris, but we all like to know that our ideas are being treated with care and attention. That's why it is not enough for a product to be American-designed but foreign-made. We've been in operation for over 30 years and in that time, we've seen countless products take a sudden and drastic switch in quality, with the culprit pretty much always being a switch in manufacturing base. If you want a quality, long-lasting, product, then you should buy one from the people who invented it because they are interested in seeing it succeed. 

3. Protect your country

The oldest argument to buy American is still the truest: buying American-made goods supports American jobs. No matter how many restrictions or incentives politicians attempt to place on American companies, the free market will win: supply will follow demand. If you demand American-made goods, companies will keep their manufacturing bases in America, which provides American jobs and strengthens the entire American economy.

Obviously, we here at Kitchenworks take this very seriously. None of us would have jobs without the support of our local community. But, there are plenty more reasons to shop local, all of which contribute to making America the best country it could possibly be.

4. Protect the world

Poor quality (ie: highly disposable) goods, long transportation routes, and unscrupulous manufacturing practices all wreak havoc on our environment. Buying American-made goods means creating less waste, using less fossil fuels, and protecting our air, earth and water. 

Realist caveat:

We don't necessarily believe that ALL non-American goods are bad. Contrary to popular opinion, it is possible for quality goods to come out of China (eg: Bambu is a high-quality brand that is proudly made in China) and there are just some things you can't make in America (like German Steel knives). The movement of goods and resources across the world is what makes all of our economies possible, and without international trade, most of us wouldn't have very much access to spices, sugar, or salt (and how would your kitchen work then?). The onus is on the manufacturer to create quality goods without exploiting their workers, their consumers, or the world, and here at Kitchenworks, we believe in honoring those manufacturers whenever we can.

Tell us about some of your favorite American-made products in the comments.

 

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