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  • Perfect for peeling, slicing, or dicing ingredients in restaurant and catering kitchens
  • Spear point design allows you to pierce through thick crusts or skins
  • Ergonomic, slip-resistant handle with polypropylene for durability and Santoprene for comfort
  • Fits comfortably in hands
  • High-carbon, stainless steel blade
  • Creates smooth, accurate slices
  • Helps avoid cross contamination
UPC Code: 765301905101

Create sharp, precise cuts with this Mercer Culinary M23900 Millennia 3" paring knife with a black handle!

Combining the versatility and value your business requires with the professional quality you've come to expect from Mercer Culinary Cutlery, this knife is sure to become a favorite in your commercial kitchen! Use it to peel, trim, and slice through fruits and vegetables. This makes it ideal for use in any bakery, sandwich shop, cafe, or restaurant.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Hand Wash Only

    Hand Wash Only

    To preserve quality, this item should only be hand-washed and sanitized.

High-Quality Blade

This knife's high carbon, stain-free steel blade effortlessly cuts through a variety of foods in your commercial kitchen. Its small, spear point allows the user to easily cut through thick crusts or skins.

Ergonomic Handle

Each knife features an ergonomic handle made of a unique blend of comfortable Santoprene and durable polypropylene for a long life and a no-slip grip.

Durable and Long-Lasting

Thanks to its easy edge maintenance, the Mercer Culinary Millennia paring knife is essential to any kitchen culinary collection! Each knife is guaranteed to last.

Easy to Use

Each knife features an ergonomic handle with textured finger points, which makes it comfortable for use day after day. It features a unique blend of comfortable Santoprene and durable polypropylene for a long life and a no-slip grip.

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Can this knife be washed in a dishwasher?
No, hand washing with soapy water and sanitizer solution is always recommended. When placed in a dishwasher, the process will often rust and cause damage to the edges of the blade.

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Garlic Paste

Garlic is such a versatile ingredient that nearly every cuisine on the planet uses it (Italian salad dressings, Chinese stir fry, Spanish marinades, etc.). Here, Mercer demonstrates the simple process of making your own garlic paste at home.

Trim fat off of meat, peel rind off of fruit, or add detail to your food presentation with Mercer Millennia paring knives. These knives are made with carbon steel blades to make it easy for your chef to make quick, precise cuts as they work. For maximum control, the handle is made of Santoprene that provides a comfortable, no-slip grip your cooks will love. These Mercer paring knives are available with a standard 3" blade, a serrated 3" blade, or a standard 3 1/2" blade. They're also NSF Listed for superior sanitation.

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Perform all of your peeling, slicing, dicing, and other precision tasks with these commercial grade paring knives. They may be the smallest blades in a chef's arsenal, but they're also a vital part of the prep work done in any professional kitchen. We offer all sorts of different edge styles, blade types, and handle materials so you can find the right paring knives for your business. First, decide what kind of edge you want. A smooth edge is perfect for creating even slices of fruits and vegetables, while a serrated edge will make it easier to cut through tougher skin and rind. Next, consider your daily cutting tasks to determine which blade type is best for you. Curved models like bird's beak and spear point blades are great for peeling, while sheep's foot and straight blades are better suited for chopping. You can also pick out your optimal grip by checking out our selection of handles. Whether you need the reliable value of polypropylene, the luxurious look of rosewood, or the ultimate grip of santoprene, we've got you covered! Like many of our blades, these commercial paring knives are available in a variety of colors to help you stay organized and prevent cross contamination. For superior sanitation, many models are NSF Listed.

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Place the blade of the knife on the flat surface with the edge facing away from your body. Flip the knife and wipe the other side of the blade as well. Dip the knife in the solution and then take it out. Using a cloth soaked in the hot water solution, scrub the blade of the knife. Do it very lightly to prevent scratches. After you have removed visible dirt from the blade of your knife, clean the handle with soapy water. Rinse the knife thoroughly under running water. Dry the knife by using a clean dishtowel. Wash kitchen knives immediately after using them so that the food does not dry on their blades. It is never accepted to place your knife in a drawer without a plastic guard. Make sure that knives lying on flat surfaces are never covered with towels or napkins. After handling a knife, lay it down in a clear area with the blade and point away from the body and away from the edge of the table or cutting area. A knife guard is a rigged plastic sleeve that fully encloses the blade. A glass knife block sits on the counter offering convenient access when working and when safely putting knives away. A magnetic bar is a wall mounted magnetic bar design to hold knives firmly in place.

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Grasp the knife by the handle allowing your thumb and index finger to rest on the blade for support. Before handling a knife, put a light to medium duty cut resistant glove on the hand opposite of the hand that holds the knife. The glove will stay on the hand until the knife has been cleaned and properly stored. Use the right knife for the right job. Keep it sharp.

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If you've spent any meaningful amount of time in the kitchen you have cooked with garlic it is one of the most versatile ingredients on earth. So versatile in fact that almost every cuisine on the planet uses it. Today well show you how to prepare smooth garlic paste. Begin by breaking apart the head of garlic. You can do this with your hands or with a knife if the head is very hard. Once you've freed the cloves carefully trim the root and then give it a tight pinch and twist an you will feel the skin loosen. Carefully use your paring knife to clean the skin away from the clove. Once the garlic cloves are all cleaned you usually need to remove the germ, as the garlic matures the germ in the center grows green and develops a bitter quality. Slice the clove in half and use the tip of your paring knife to easily remove the germ. To speed up the pace process mince your garlic into small even pieces. Start with tight horizontal cuts, then tight vertical cuts, and finally tight cross cuts. No need to dispose of the root end here. Mince it into the same size and proceed to the next clove. To turn the garlic into paste we'll use salt not only as a flavor enhancer but as an abrasive to grind the garlic mince into a smooth mash. Evenly season your garlic mince with salt. Then carefully use the side of your chef's knife to grind the salt garlic mixture into an even paste, it only takes a few minutes to turn your mince garlic into a homogenized mixture. The paste can be used in Italian salad dressings, Chinese stir fries, Spanish marinades, Moroccan tagines, its applications are limitless

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  • Overall User Rating: Mercer Culinary M23900 Millennia 3" Paring Knife with Black Handle

    5.0 stars from 21 reviews


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    knife paring great knives sharp Handle Mercer Nice price blade
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    Mercer knives are the best value of anything we've tried, and these paring knives are no exception. They hold an edge for a long time, even with tons of abuse, and sharpen well again, too. Now, if they could take themselves back out of the trash bin when people throw them away with the food scraps, we'd really have something!
    This is a great paring knife with a smaller thin handle. If you want a full size handle that's more comfortable to hold, take a look at the Mercer M22003.
    If you are looking for a reasonably priced pairing knife this is a good product. It features a high-carbon, stainless steel blade and a no slip grip handle. We would recommend handwashing this knife to keep it lasting long.
    This is a pretty durable long-lasting perry knife I really like this brand they are very comfortable use in there and expensive for them also
    i've gotten a few paring knives from webstaurantstore and this has been my favorite one. it's a great price and is super sharp right out of the package. i have no complaints
    This is a good, quality knife for the price. It cuts through fruits, vegetables, cheeses with precision. It was sharp right out of the package and I hardly ever have to sharpen it. Highly recommended!
    I have several Mercer knives.in my deli and I highly recommend them. They are NSF listed and are very easy to clean. I like that they stay nice and sharp.
    The grind on this blade is a lot smaller of an angle than the victorinox paring knives, so it's a bit sharper. I like how most of the handle is hard plastic instead of the rubberized stuff on the Mercer Millennia series.
    Pretty nice paring knife. Has the ability to slice through most things, like cheeses and such. Nice sharp blade and a decent handle to it.
    I bought this so I can peel ginger and tumeric root., but I use it lots of other veggies as well. The paring knife allows me to get thin peels and minimize loss. The tip and blade are extremely sharp. Great Value.
    This paring knife is a great addition to any kitchen, whether home or commercial. It's sturdy and stays sharp. It's great for chopping small vegetables and fruit.
    I can't say enough good things about this knife. It is simply incredible for the price. I use it for mushrooms, peppers, brussels sprouts, chicken breasts, etc... it cuts just as well if not better than substantially more expensive knives and can be replaced easily when necessary.
    Nice sharp nice. Great for a number of different purposes. Mercer makes two different sizes of paring knives. Great product overall. I can definitely recommend.
    The blade is thin, like all of the knives under the millennia line. I really love this particular knife until the tip chipped off (don't get me wrong, this knife is sturdy. It got chipped as I opened oysters with it.
    For the price, you can't beat it. I always buy it for any kitchen I'm working at. I mainly use it for cubing avocado flesh in the peel and deveining shrimp. I like that it's available in multiple colors to help prevent cross contamination during hectic times in the kitchen. Not top of the line, but definitely a good buy at only a few bucks.
    Best knife at the best price we have been able to find, wonderful constrcution, holds up to the large dish washer. Fits perfect in the hand!
    Sharp, easy to clean knife works great for vegetable and fruit preparation. Handle is very ergonomic and easy to use for extended periods of time.
    such a good price ! Love these paring knifes used them while in cooking school and now I bought two very sharp be careful !
    very nice sturdy paring knife! does not rust, bend, chip, or scratch easily. Very nice comfortable handle and at a very decent price! will be buying again.
    I have never been disatisfied with anything from webstaurant and this Mercer paring knife is another great buy. I bought some of them months ago and love them.
    I have a few of these Mercer Millennia paring knives. They are great for peeling or cutting. A Great addition to have in any kitchen.

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