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We have prepared an interactive chart of knives below and the analysis that follows will help you decide what the best Paring knife is for you.
What is Paring Knife?
A paring knife is an all-purpose small kitchen knife with a sharp plain edge blade and firm handle. Paring Knife is most suitable for peeling and other small or intricate work (E.g. de-veining a shrimp, removing the seeds from a jalapeño, ‘skinning’ mushrooms or cutting small garnishes). You can use it for paring fruits and vegetables also.
Similar to a chef’s knife, Paring Knife is also made to be an all-purpose knife, except its smaller size. The paring knife is a vital part of any set of kitchen knives Paring knives are usually between 2.5 and 4 inches (6 and 10 cm) long.
Types of Paring Knives
Paring Knife has a number of different names based on blade profile and specific use e.g. ‘Bird’s Beak’, ‘Sheep’s Foot’, ‘Serrated’ and ‘Kudamund’.
- Bird’s Beak – Usually used for peeling any round shape fruit or vegetable such as an Apple or orange
- Chefs - A miniature cook’s knife.
- Sheep’s Foot – It has a straight cutting blade that works well for peeling and paring food.
- Wavy Edge – A perfect Paring Knife to cut a crust or skin with a soft inside.
- Clip Point (Granny) – Usually used for removing eyes from potatoes or pits from olives.
- Paring/Boning – A type of Paring Knife that use to remove meat from bones and cutting jobs.
How and where to use Paring Knife?
As we mentioned above, ‘Paring Knife’ is an all-purpose must have kitchen knife. You can use it for a verity of purpose e.g.
Slicing – Paring Knife has a sharp edge blade with firm handle that provides a strong grip. You can use it in making slices of soft or tough vegetable like sweet potatoes.
Peeling – You can use your Paring knives can be used to peel back thin skins or thick skins on foods like Apples or Potatoes. The sharp edge of the paring knife help you to make quicker, cleaner cuts than some peelers.
Special Uses – Paring Knife help you in complete some special work that a bigger general use knife cannot done. Like
- Removing the hull from strawberries
- De-veining a shrimp (free the vein from the shrimp)
- Removing the seeds from a jalapeno
- ‘Skinning’ mushrooms