ZWILLING J.A. Henkels‘ May Knife of the Month was the paring knife, a versatile knife that every kitchen needs (in my humble opinion). I was sent the ZWILLING Pro 3″ Paring Knife to test, and I ended up using it almost daily!
The 3 inch paring knife is small and light, with a slim blade and centered tip. Paring knives are one of the most versatile tools in the kitchen and can be used for peeling, cutting, cleaning, and preparing fruits, vegetables, and meat. It’s no wonder they are the knife of the month, this knife is perfect for seasonal produce that is now available!
I used the knife for prep almost every night: slicing peppers, mincing garlic, chopping onions, etc. The slim blade also makes it perfect for chopping more delicate produce, like green onions/scallions.
I asked my fiance to help me prep some ingredients for a post recently, and he seemed to have almost too much fun using the paring knife!
The paring knife also really came in handy with my recent dessert post with peaches and plums. The knife is sharp enough to cut into the fruit but is delicate enough to not bruise the fruit in the process.
Paring knives can also be used to peel fruit (such as apples or oranges), devein shrimp, hull strawberries, clean the seeds out of peppers, and many other uses.
ZWILLING J.A. Henckels knives are made in Germany and designed in Italy by Matteo Thun. The knife is forged from one single piece of steel, is ice-hardened, and is hand sharpened and polished. The knife is dishwasher safe, but it’s suggested you hand wash it to keep it in great shape longer (dishwashers are really tough on knives).
I’ve reviewed the ZWILLING Pro 8″ Bread Knife in the past, and continue to be impressed with the quality of these knives! Currently, paring knives are on sale, with the 3 inch paring knife I reviewed on sale for $39.99.
Note: I was sent a ZWILLING Pro 3″ paring knife for review. Opinions are my own.