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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.

Mercer: How to Clean and Store Knives

Mercer: How to Clean and Store Knives

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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Watch this video to learn how to clean and store knives.

Mercer: Knife Handling

Mercer: Knife Handling

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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Watch this video to learn how to properly hold a knife

Blade Length 3 Inches
Blade Material High Carbon Steel
Blade Type Spear Point
Edge Style Smooth
Handle Color Red
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 M23930RD Millennia 3" paring knife with red 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, red 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 M23930RD Millennia 3" Paring Knife with Red Handle

    4.9 stars from 16 reviews


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    knife knives great sharp handle price quality red color paring

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    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.

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    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.

    from Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc. Posted on

    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.

    from youth with a mission Posted on

    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.

    from Russ' Sub Shack Posted on

    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.

    from Mike's Mindful Plate Posted on

    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

    from ashlexdrei tradings /sweets by chef jhay Posted on

    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.

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    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.

    from desalvo's Posted on

    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.

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    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.

    from Gilpin Market Posted on

    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.

    from Ann r. Posted on

    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!!

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    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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