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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: 765301906702

Create sharp, precise cuts with this Mercer Culinary M23930RD Millennia® 3" paring knife with a red 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.

Comfortable, Red 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. Plus, because it's red, the handle makes it easy to color-code the knife's use.

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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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 Certified.

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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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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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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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  • Blade Length: 3 Inches

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Mercer Culinary M23930RD Millennia® 3" Paring Knife with Red Handle

    5.0 stars from 25 reviews


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    knives knife sharp great handle price Red color quality little
    We use the color coded handles to organize our kitchen and keep certain colors in specific sections. Great quality for the price for the average kitchen use.
    These are the best pairing knives in the kitchen! They hold a sharp edge for a good "long" time, all things relative to use. Yes these are inexpensive but don't let that fool you - they're excellent paring knives and very well loved in our kitchen. We have every color they make and that makes them a little fun.
    These knives are just great. Got them almost 2 years ago and they still do not need sharpening. We use them daily. They are very durable, perfect size. Must have.
    Cute little sharp knife. I ordered these to match the red mercer chef knives i purchased. I love the color options. Kids loved using a "real" knife.
    There are other name brand more durable but these will get the job done at a lower cost. Very good quality for the price. The handle is not cheap plastic Would buy for the same price again.
    Perfect pairing knife for all you pairing needs. This little knife is very sharp an cuts right through. Our chefs love these knifes. Only knives will buy from here on out
    I have so many of this company's knives. I love them so much! Super Super sharp, easy to clean and hone. Look and feel great and you can't beat the price! Get these knives, you wont be sorry! i HAVE THIS ONE IN YELLOW AND BLUE
    If your team is looking for a very reasonably priced pairing knife for your kitchen or your food truck here you go. This nice features a high carbon steel blade and a red handle. We do suggest hand washing these knives.
    It is a really durable 3 inch long perry knife I find them very comfortable to use and they last a long time really nice
    I own every color in the MIllennia series and I couldn't be more happier with the product! This knife works unbelievable well for the price I paid.
    I needed some smaller knives for prep work such as peeling fruits, veggies, and mincing garlic. Price: Good. Cheaper than other places. For a stamped knife its a good price for the quality and name. Build Quality: There isn't that much Santoprene for gripping and the one that is there doesn't provide much grip. For its size, that doesn't matter too much. The plastic handle is fairly decent and similar to my other cheaper knives from similar brands. The blade is ultra sharp and the steel is x30Cr15 which is usually the standard for such knives in this price range. Its very easy to hone and sharpen. Use: Like i said its sharp, and gets the job done. Was able to get paper thin slices of ginger and garlic. The handle is thinner than I prefer but that is a preference of mine. Washing: Hand wash all sharp knives. Would I buy again? I'd probably get the 3.5 inch version since the handle is thicker. My wife really likes the knife though and if it came in pink would get several.
    These knives are really nice. The grips are comfortable in hand and do a nice job slicing and trimming. They even have a little texture there.
    These knives are amazing! Every time I get another one I'm just as shocked about how great they work, like it was the first time using it. They are great and I love the colors for different uses.
    This paring knife is a great size, good quality, and sturdy handle. It's comfortable to hold and has held up nicely with lots of use. Great buy.
    i have had these knives for almost a year and they are still going strong i waited to review these but i have nothing to complain about.
    Great sharp little knife. The 3 inch comes in handy. Because of its red handle we only use this one for cutting meat. Seams to be keeping its edge.
    These are great little paring knives for red meat prep, as the red color is intended to indicate. They are sharp as razors when they come and fairly easy to keep sharp. I can only recommend them.
    great to have this very well made brand Mercer M23930RD Millennia Primary4 3" Paring Knife with Red Handle very sharp and awesome use great very great
    Purchased these knives one in each color, WHAT A GREAT PURCHASE IT WAS! Super price for a top quality product, will buy this product and more from this company again and again.
    Mercer M23930RD Millennia Primary4 3" Paring Knife with Red Handle Very sharp, durable, and good looking product. Excellent for the price. Everybody should own one.
    Very nice knife and very sharp also. I ordered 2 of these knives, and could not be more satisfied. Cheap price, but excellent quality. buying more for my daughter.
    Very good quality knives with sharp blades. We love the many different colored handles. We use different colors for different uses. Red is for meat.
    As a culinary student on a budget awhile back, I took a chance and purchased this, the chef's knife and the boning knife. Each has delivered! Besides the obvious uses for a paring knife, I also used it to shape fruits and vegetable garnishes. For the price you can' t go wrong.
    This knife is attractive and easy to use! We have a bunch of these knives in an assortment of color to help prevent food borne illness! We use them with matching cutting boards!!
    This is a really great knife. It is a good size for home use as well. It's NSF and has a color coded handle to prevent contamination.

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