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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
  • Handle is made of durable Santoprene for a no-slip grip
  • Fits comfortably in hands
  • High-carbon, stainless steel blade
  • Creates smooth, accurate slices
  • Helps avoid cross contamination

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Mercer Millennia Paring Knives

Mercer Millennia Paring Knives

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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Versatile solutions in virtually every commercial kitchen, Mercer Millennia paring knives give you the performance you want at a price you need. Available in several sizes and styles, these paring knives are sure to fit most needs. Learn more here!

Paring Knives

Paring Knives

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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Paring knives are essential for a chef – check out our versatile selection of paring knives today! We offer a variety of colors, handles, and blade edges to help meet the needs of any commercial kitchen.

Garlic Paste

Garlic Paste

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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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.

Blade Length 3 Inches
Blade Material High Carbon Steel
Blade Type Spear Point
Edge Style Smooth
Handle Color Purple
Handle Material Santoprene
NSF Listed Yes
Style Stamped
Type Paring Knives

Customer questions about this product

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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Expertly peel, slice, and dice fruits and vegetables with this Mercer M23930PU Millennia 3" paring knife with purple handle! While this knife's straight edge is perfect for cutting ingredients, its spear point design allows you to pierce through thick crusts or skins with ease. The ergonomic, purple handle is made of durable Santoprene for a no-slip grip and it incorporates curves to ensure that the knife will fit comfortably in your hand as you tackle small, daily cutting tasks.

Crafted from high-carbon stainless steel, this knife's stamped blade is built strong and will provide you with smooth, accurate slices. Plus, its colorful, Santoprene handle will provide fast identification and help reduce cross contamination. Both hygienic and reliable, this knife is an ideal addition to the knife collection in your restaurant or catering kitchen!

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Blade Length: 3"

  • 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.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Mercer M23930PU Millennia 3" Paring Knife with Purple Handle

    5.0 stars from 22 reviews


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    A basic paring knife in the universal allergen attention purple. I bought this for the bar (cutting bar fruits,) and at this price it won't be bad to replace when it walks away.

    from Mustang Alley's Posted on

    Color on this knife is very true to the pictures. The purple part is hard plastic and the black is a no slip rubber silicone style grip for index finger. Knife arrived very sharp and ready to use.

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    This 3" paring knife is awesome! It is very sharp! I like the nonslip handle and purple color coded is a plus. I grab for this little knife a lot!

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    The mercer knives are good quality and they cut very well. The handles have a convenient design and textures that are easy in the hand

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    Another superb Mercer Millennia knive, great prices great quality. I love the color-coded handles makes for easy food associations. Very sharp indeed. Light weight too.

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    Love this paring knife! I even use them for steak knives! The color is beautiful and they stay sharp for lots of use! Ordering more while they still have this color!

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    Wonderful little paring knife. Works well, and I enjoy the color as it looks on my magnetic knife strip. Holds an edge well and is the perfect size for my woman's hand.

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    Very good quality little knife. The handle is comfortable to hold. We have used it often and have not had any issues with it so far.

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    How fun is a purple knife! :) It is the great size for so many things. We have used it and sharpened it and it has held up great.

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    This is a super paring knife that holds a sharp edge for a long time. I love to use all of the different colors as personal steak knives.

    from Sussman's Bakery Posted on

    I love this little knife. They are available everywhere, but this is a quality knife. Holds an edge and is sturdy enough to stand up to every day use.

    from Russell Street Bar-B-Que Posted on

    Great 3 inch paring knife. Nice thing about it is the purple handle. Mercer and web offer several different colors and that's nice in the restaurant . It keeps them in the same place and prevents cross contamination.

    from Russ' Sub Shack Posted on

    This is my favorite knife for most of my cooking. I use this for meats, vegetables, etc. It stays sharp and slices like an expensive knife, but it's a great price.

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    This is a good quality paring knife. It's great for commercial or home use. It's easy to clean and the bright purple handle makes it safer. Great knife!

    from Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc. Posted on

    I use my Mercer paring knife as more of a utility knife. It works great for cutting open packages. I also use it to trim the fat off of steaks.

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    this the best brand for me Mercer M23930PU Millennia Primary4 3" Paring Knife with Purple Handle very sharp easy to use this pairing knife !!!

    from ashlexdrei tradings /sweets by chef jhay Posted on

    These are really nice knives. The blade is pretty nice and stainless steel. Does a decent job for average use. The handles are very nice. Great product.

    from Mike's Mindful Plate Posted on

    You really can't beat the price for a sharp, sturdy, 3" paring knife. There are many uses for this little knife - and the color selection makes me want to collect them all!

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    We have purchased this knife in all the colors, this has been one of our greatest purchases. The durability of this product is second to NONE!

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    Good little knife for the money even when you add the shipping. I also scored some brownie points with my kitchen manager when i ordered this as she loves purple and its hard to find a purple knife. Thanks for carrying the variaty you do.

    from youth with a mission Posted on

    We bought this knife as a test to see if the staff likes them, good this we got two different colours as everyone wants to work with them.

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    Very good quality but inexpensive knife. It has a sharp edge and cuts through tough items quickly and safely. This is our second purchase of the Mellennia knife line and will get more.

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