Different knives have different roles in the kitchen. Powerful cuts come from your chef’s knife, but when you need a more delicate touch, it’s time to break out your paring knife.
The knife I'm going to introduce to you today is the 3.5-inch paring knife from the Ring Lite series. It looks like a miniature chef's knife. It's good for delicate tasks where a larger blade would get in the way. Its simple, straightforward and sharp blade is ideal for intricate work such as peeling fruit or vegetables, deveining shrimp, or creating delicate garnishes.
There is a bolster between the blade and the handle, which ensures the balance of the knife’s weight. Therefore, it won't be too heavy on one end and too clunky to use.
Now, let's take a look at the handle of this knife. The rounded pakkawood handle is sized for your grip, giving you exact control over blade movement while slicing, coring and peeling. Move slowly and carefully when first starting out with a paring knife—the blade is sharp, but it’s easily manageable if you control it.
Once you become comfortable with your paring knife, you’ll find more and more tasks to use it for. It’s a dream for meal prep, especially when you're prepping fruits, vegetables and meats. So, what are you waiting for? Get one for your kitchen.