191 Paring Knives

A paring knife is small but mighty. Measuring around three inches, paring knives tackle small tasks that would be near impossible with other cutlery. Specialized types are designed for specific tasks, such as the peeling knife or tourne knife, which makes an excellent peeler and decorative garnish cutter with its curved bird’s beak tip. The sheepsfoot type is ideal for thinly slicing smaller foods because its straight blade makes full contact and is controlled with minimal movement. The tip of regular paring knives are also perfect to hull strawberries, devein shrimp or remove seeds from small peppers. The versatility of this type of cutlery is why the paring knife is commonly considered a miniature chef’s knife — and a kitchen necessity.
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A paring knife is small but mighty. Measuring around three inches, paring knives tackle small tasks that would be near impossible with other cutlery. Specialized types are designed for specific tasks, such as the peeling knife or tourne knife, which makes an excellent peeler and decorative garnish cutter with its curved bird’s beak tip. The sheepsfoot type is ideal for thinly slicing smaller foods because its straight blade makes full contact and is controlled with minimal movement. The tip of regular paring knives are also perfect to hull strawberries, devein shrimp or remove seeds from small peppers. The versatility of this type of cutlery is why the paring knife is commonly considered a miniature chef’s knife — and a kitchen necessity.
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