The American Kitchen by GE {$100 Gift Card Giveaway}

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The American kitchen, the space we all gather to share family stories, to hear about each other’s day, and partake in delicious meals created with love. Much of our life is spent in the kitchen so why not make it a space you love. While searching for appliances I found this GE Artistry Series that comes in the most amazing colors. As you know my kitchen has white cabinets with stainless steel appliances but soon they will need to be replaced and I have my heart set on white appliances this time.  GE ApplianceAfter all, the kitchen is the heart of the home. I’ve been amazed at how cooking is shaping the lives of young children, by exposing them to the American culture through food and cooking. GE Appliances is a company that has been a part of the American home since 1905, and now has a documentary series exploring the diversity of the American Kitchen called Our American Kitchen. The documentaries explore the diversity of the American experience and how everyday Americans and real GE appliance owners are living their lives through their kitchens. One story that truly inspired me was about a 13-year-old boy, Chase with Autism who wasn’t willing to eat anything until he discovered cooking, and with his GE Kitchen it’s given him a palette for food he was sensitive to before. He even has his own Internet cooking show — Chase’s story coming soon, so be sure to stay tuned.  
GE Appliance Another inspiring story brings together 5 adopted children from different cultures, by sharing time in the kitchen making their favorite dishes. The kitchen brought them closer to America and American culture, and over time became more accustomed to American life making them feel like part of the family. GE has been a part of the changing ways people live, play, cook, celebrate, and shape family life at home in America and it can be seen in the lives of the amazing people featured in Our American Kitchen — stories coming soon, so be sure to stay tuned.
How does your kitchen shape your home and family life? Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!
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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older (or nineteen (19) years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska). Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the [email protected] email address. You will have 2 business days to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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This sweepstakes runs from 4/1/15 – 6/30/15.

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Comments

  1. says

    I so like to cook in my kitchen. It’s my space, and for our family this is out gathering spot.
    Diana

  2. Karen says

    The kitchen has always been the heart of our home and I grew up with GE appliances.

  3. Jean says

    Our kitchen is the heart of our home. I would love to win the GE gift card!!

  4. Tandra says

    The kitchen is the most important room in the house. I prepare breakfast. The meal that wakes them up for the start to a successful day. I pack or cook lunches. Knowing they will have their hunger satisfied mid day puts my mind at ease. I love preparing the nightly dinners. A time much cherished, sitting around the family dinner table. And we cannot forget whipping up the family favorites. Desserts! Everything from cookies to birthday cakes. The kitchen is a home’s grand central station and appliances make it run smoothly.

  5. Debra Beeuwsaert says

    When I purchased my current home approx. 10 years ago, it had an older GE stove. I know that soon I will need to replace it, so this giveaway would help immensely toward the price of a new stove. We also grew up with GE kitchen appliances.

  6. Jennifer Ozanich says

    When we think back to the good-old-days, our stories always include Grandmas in the kitchen., cookies baking, pies cooling, and families around the table, laughing, sharing…love. The kitchen, rather late at night or early in the morning, is the place of secrets shared over a cup of cocoa, or a piece cake. Babies are fed, homework is done, plans are made. How we reconnect, when you wash and I dry! Life happens in our kitchens!

  7. says

    One day we’d like to expand and renovate our kitchen and when we do, we will install GE appliances. I just advised my sister-in-law, who is building a new house next to ours to look at GE appliances. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Elena says

    Our kitchen is where we all get together, talk, laugh, cook and eat. It’s the most important room in our house

  9. Becky says

    I have a small kitchen but I’ve taught my children how to cook and can our own food. It’s really a lot of fun to cook together. My husband grew up with GE appliances so that’s what we have in our kitchen. I especially like my GE oven.

  10. Lisa Brown says

    It shapes our life because it’s a place for the family to congregate, as well as friends to enjoy food and conversation.

  11. Julie Wood says

    The American Kitchen means to me that I can can get my family all together in the evening to share a dinner that I have prepared and get to find out what everyone did during the day and take time from my busy day to talk and bond with my family over meals! And GE Appliances are the best to have in my home! I love my GE microwave and range.

  12. Terrie says

    I did an “updo” on my kitchen a few years ago – painted the cabinets, new countertops, backsplash and sink. I bought black appliances when everyone said buy stainless and I absolutely love them. In a few years, I will do a complete “redo” and get new everything and I will get black appliances again. So saying, I love the picture of the kitchen with dark cabinets and black appliances. Swoon.

  13. Kelly D says

    My kitchen shapes our home and family life because it gives us a place to gather, cook and enjoy family meals together.

  14. Jessica To says

    The kitchen is the center of our home. It’s where we have the best talks.

  15. courtney b says

    the kitchen is where we all gather at at night and talk about our day and hang out as a family. So it does mean a lot very sentimental !:)

    Thank you!

  16. Mami2jcn says

    Our kitchen is where we gather and talk.

  17. Mami2jcn says

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/583436977976041472

  18. Starla B says

    My kitchen shapes my home and family life by creating everlasting memories of the most imporant people in my life-my family. It creates good and bad moments of our talks,experiences and favorite dishes. It’s a super special,cozy place that brings my family together everyday!

  19. Jenna D says

    The kitchen is where we get together most often, for dinner, brunch or just coffee.

  20. heather says

    The American kitchen means a place where the family gets together to eat, cook, talk and share their day.

  21. amy pugmire says

    Its probably where we spend the most time together 😉 or quality time. I try to make it fun and a happy place to be for the kids!

  22. Krys says

    I love my kitchen. I’m always looking for new little gadgets to make my creations easier. Thank you for sharing this giveaway.
    Hugs, Krys

  23. Natalie says

    Our kitchen has a lot of room and a center island where our family congregates to talk, eat and do homework. It shapes my home and family life because it is a bright inviting place to relax and chat.

  24. Laura H says

    The kitchen brings us all together. You bond over food.

  25. Cheryl Foley says

    I’ve tweeted about this wonderful sweepstakes opportunity 🙂 Thank you

  26. Cheryl Foley says

    My tweet: https://twitter.com/cheryldfoley/status/583744386149789696

    I’m so frustrated with my kitchen. When we moved in we had to buy a new stove (it had to be a downdraft vented one, and the only one I could find was a Jenn air ) I couldn’t afford the extra warranty they offered ( it cost about as much as the stove did) Well, just about the instant the warranty ran out on it, the stove stopped working properly. I was left with only two burners that work, and no working oven. This was seven years ago, and I still cannot afford a new one. I cook in a countertop oven, or crock pot, or toaster oven, and a microwave. Do not EVER purchase a Jenn Air product! A gift card would certainly help 🙂

  27. Leslie says

    The kitchen is where I had fun times with my grandmothers. I hope to do the same with my own grandbabies.

  28. Nancy D says

    Would love to win! Our home is needing to update the appliances soon and GE is my go-to brand.

  29. Megan S says

    My kitchen has become a place to share my love for preparing food with my children. it is a love I learned from my mother, and she from her mother!

  30. latanya says

    our kitchen is filled with love and creation

  31. Leigh Anne Borders says

    Our kitchen is the heart of the house. It is the place where memories and made.

  32. Nicole Dz says

    Our kitchen is where our family grows together. It Is a place we where come to enjoy food, fun, game night, learning, and welcome others.

  33. steve weber says

    The kitchen is the focal point of the house.. everyone gathers there eventually.

  34. Kris O says

    The kitchen shapes our home and family life because it is the comfortable gathering spot for everything that is important. While sitting at the counter, my family can interact and share of their day while I prepare our meals. Homework and family chats take place in the kitchen. We entertain and bring others together in the kitchen. Memories happy in the kitchen.

  35. Niki Johnson says

    The kitchen is where we spend a lot of time, so it’s shaped great memories, family values and even health lessons….cooking together as a family.

  36. Stacey b says

    It shapes us by keeping us fueled and motivated for our day!

  37. Jessie C. says

    My kitchen is where my family create memories.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  38. Jessie C. says

    -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/584933131548897281

  39. Madeline says

    Our kitchen is where we create memories over food, and share ideas and thoughts with each other as we’re busy cooking. I’ve also learned a lot of cooking techniques over the years so it’s where I’ve learned to be a better hostess.

  40. says

    A place to share food and stories with the people I love!

  41. Kristin Goodson says

    The kitchen is the place where we can teach each other new recipes and make memories by cooking them together. It’s a gathering place for our family and friends.

  42. says

    We have a tiny apartment eat-in kitchen, but we never leave the table hungry, and we’re very blessed.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

  43. Jaclyn Reynolds says

    Our kitchen is where we spend lots of time together. It’s in the back of our home and where we come in and out of the backyard. We prepare our meals, talk, do art and crafts at the table and puzzles on the floor. A great place to sneak a peak for snacks too!

  44. Amy S says

    The kitchen is so perfect for our family and friends to gather. There’s plenty of room to socialize and of course, for people to graze on food while waiting for the actual meal to be finished cooking. 🙂

  45. tina m says

    I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. my kids and I love baking together.

  46. rachel says

    It’s right in the center of our house so it’s where we gather for cooking, playtime (the family room is connected) and basically just hang out!

  47. Rebecca says

    My kitchen means lots of warm memories and laughter with friends and family over a home cooked meal!

  48. Stephanie Phelps says

    My kitchen is the heart of my home it is where I feel like I spend most of my time! I love to cook for them! 

  49. Kimmy Ripley says

    I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. I enjoy cooking up new meals for my family. I like to experiment.

  50. Anna Pry says

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  52. Elle says

    The kitchen in my home is the place where the family comes together to eat, cook together, share stories and make memories doing it.

  53. Lauren E. says

    Our kitchen is our gatheringplace, where we spend lots of time together. If it could talk it would say theres lots of love here.

  54. Katherine says

    MIne is the heart of the home! Lots of decisions have been made over doing dishes

  55. Lauren M says

    My kitchen and dining area are right next to each other, so it forces everyone to be close together! That is what is important to us.

  56. Jennai says

    It’s where everyone gathers all the time! We eat dinner at the kitchen table and play games there, etc.

  57. Gina M says

    our kitchen is in the center of our downstairs, so it is where everyone gathers.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  58. Gina M says

    tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/600312467600707584

  59. says

    I love hanging out in the kitchen with my kids. That’s how we share love and fun time together. The kitchen is definitely the heartbeat of the home. 🙂
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  60. Henria O. says

    We do spend a lot of time in our kitchen together as a family and with guests.
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  61. D Schmidt says

    My kitchen is the place my children and I chat about their day and discuss our hopes and dreams

  62. says

    My kitchen shapes our home and family life by being the hub of all our coming and goings and the place we come together to eat.

  63. Rebecca Graham says

    It is the focal part of our home where we gather.

  64. Kerry says

    My kitchen is the main gathering place in our home – the center of where it all happens!

  65. Kristen says

    We love to spend time in the kitchen cooking together, experimenting, talking and laughing.

  66. maria cantu says

    We gather in the kitchen to talk about our days.

  67. Susan Smith says

    My kitchen is a place we spend out time talking, laughing, cooking together and eating.

  68. Debbie B says

    my kitchen is where many delicious meals have been prepared and enjoyed !

  69. ANGEL JACKLYN says

    IT MAKES BAKING A FUN “SPORT” IN THIS HOUSE AND RECIPES JUST AS FUN TO RECREATE!

  70. ELIZABETH P says

    My kitchen inspires me to spend more time with my family truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

  71. Leela says

    It is the center of our happy home.

  72. Cynthia C says

    The kitchen is where everyone gathers to share food and company. It is the heart of our home.

  73. Karen Drake says

    We love to cook together as a family, we have made many memories in our kitchen.

  74. Barbara M says

    The kitchen is where we all gather for dinner & do a lot of catch up.
    thank you

  75. says

    Our great room opens into the kitchen and together they are the heart of the home, so to speak. When we have family or friends over, people gather in the kitchen, great room and weather permitting the back yard in a way that it often becomes one big group. The kitchen is great for gossiping and drinking as well as cooking and eating.

  76. nickie says

    My kitchen is a place we gather to cook, eat and talk.

  77. Debbi Wellenstein says

    Out kitchen is the place we all gather. People just naturally gravitate toward it-even when we have company!

  78. Amanda Sakovitz says

    It’s a place where we can all catch up with one another.

  79. Theron Willis says

    Sharing kitchen duties helps bond or unify the family.

    Hope to win!

  80. Kimmy Ripley says

    Our kitchen is a place where friends and family can come together to enjoy a great meal and conversation.

  81. Stephanie V. says

    the kitchen is the heart and soul – where nourishment of family on many levels takes place!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  82. Claudia Davis says

    My kitchen shapes my home and family life by allowing us to talk about our day!

  83. says

    My kitchen shapes my life by allowing my family to come together and share in the cooking experience. We often always make supper together.

  84. Robin says

    The kitchens is “the heart of the home”. It is where memories are made.

  85. Aurelie Red says

    For me the kitchen is the most important room in the house, the heart of my home. I love to create delicious meals for my family !

  86. says

    The kitchen shapes our life by having a place to cook. We’re not really sentimental about the kitchen

  87. Kathy Pease says

    Our kitchen is where we spend most of our time eating,playing games and having heartfelt talks

  88. joni says

    Our kitchen is the place for the family’s “meeting of the minds.”

  89. Bert Ruiz says

    In out kitchen there is no distractions, just family getting together, creating memories and having a good time

  90. Chi Shannon says

    Despite it’s small size, our kitchen means a lot to us! It’s the place where we get together to hang out, talk and make delicious food together 🙂 It’s a gathering spot and a place to hear about everyones day 🙂

  91. Daniel M says

    just a place to prepare meals, too small for a get together

  92. Ellie Wright says

    My kitchen shapes my home by feeding my growing boys. Both their bellies and their minds. We gather there to eat, play games, do homework, and just laugh together.

  93. Thomas Murphy says

    Our kitchen is where my family spends alot of time together eating great meals.

  94. Lisa Voyce says

    I remember a lot of happy times in the kitchen while growing up and while my daughter grew up. I think of it as the gathering place. Not only a place to gather and eat, we would have game night there and other times, just a place to converse with family and friends.

  95. erica best says

    a happy kitchen mean a happy home

  96. Lisa Garner says

    My ktichen shapes my family because it’s our gathering place for bonding and random moments.

  97. Ed says

    It is a place to create meals and then to communicate over them.

  98. Stephanie Larison says

    My kitchen is a place to make memories while baking with the kids!

  99. Sarah L says

    My kitchen hasn’t been updated in 30 years. Now that my mortgage is paid off I plan to update it.
    Thanks for the contest.

  100. nancy says

    Our kitchen builds up memories of cooking together and time talking and laughing together

  101. Erica B. says

    Out kitchen creates bonding time.

  102. joe gersch says

    my kitchen shapes my life by me putting love into what I bake

  103. rajee says

    our kitchen is attached to our living room to create more space

  104. Betty C says

    The kitchen is the center of family life. From homework and after school snacks to a Thanksgiving feast it’s the place we always end up at.

  105. Ashley C says

    My kitchen is the heart of my home. Its where projects are done, meals are cooked and I spend ALOT of time cleaning up. Its also where people tend to gather. Its a very important part of my home.

  106. Kathy Pease says

    Our kitchen is where we spen quality time together..Eating,playing games and cooking together

  107. says

    My kitchen is actually not the center of my home like most people’s kitchens. I HATE to cook. LOL That said, when we do have a large meal like Thanksgiving, it is a comfortable space to work in with a good layout.

  108. Francine Anchondo says

    My kitchen creates memories.

  109. Wanda McHenry says

    Our kitchen means a place where great meals are created by both my husband and I.

  110. Denise L says

    Our family makes a point of eating dinner together every night. All those wonderful meals and family memories start in our kitchen.

  111. Tabathia B says

    It’s a gathering place where my kids can talk about their day while baking cookies

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  114. Richard Hicks says

    It is central. Lots of great times and communication there!

  115. Crystal F says

    Our kitchen is where we make memories of baking for Santa and coloring Easter eggs. These are the first things that come to mind when I think of our kitchen. Thank you!

  116. denise a says

    Our kitchen is the heart of our home. It is where everyone gathers to discuss their day and hopefully make memories,

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