The Best Paring Knives to Chop, Dice, Slice, and Mince like a Chef
Paring knives might be the smallest knife in the kitchen, (I’ve seen smaller), but that doesn’t mean they’re the least important. In fact, far from it. While I use my chef’s knife the most in the kitchen, my paring knife is a close second. From peeling an apple to mincing garlic and shallots, paring knives have an array of uses that you just can’t accomplish with a hefty chef’s knife (and sorry, but the viral garlic trick is not one of those tasks).
There can be a lot of nuances to sift through when picking a paring knife. I tested several out to get hands-on experience with each one, and picked a favorite. But first, here are some important things to think about when paring down your options (OK, I’ll leave now).