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Product Review: J.A. Henckels International 3-pc. Paring Knife Set

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J.A. Henckels International 3-piece Paring Knife Set ®

(Review by Correen Coultas)


     There is something wonderful about having chefs in the family…you always know the scoop on what’s what in the food business! Thank you, Uncle Bob, for introducing me to the one-man Henckels paring knife set.

     When you first look at the set your eye is drawn to the bird’s beak-bladed knife. I was not familiar with this knife. I was told “don’t be afraid of the blade!” It is okay to cradle the back of the blade for more control because that is not the cutting edge. 

 (Photos: Correen Coultas)

     I used the knife to core tomatoes. (Is anyone else up to their eyebrows in canning, freezing, slicing and dicing tomatoes?!!!) It worked very well coring right where I wanted without tearing the surrounding tomato flesh. Peeling apples is a breeze with this little wonder. The knife follows the contour of an orange perfectly to peel slivers of rind at your desired thickness. Uncle Bob says he can take the tops off strawberries faster with this knife than with a huller. I have enjoyed this knife so much that I reach for it first. The other two are awaiting their moment in the spotlight.

     The blades of these knives are made of German stainless steel. The knives are lightweight with ergonomic handles, in multicolors or black, and dishwasher safe. The blades stay sharp through many uses. These knives can be found online and in many department stores. The cheapest I found the set was for $10.95. This set would make the perfect starter set for any budding chef and seasoned cooks and chefs would consider it a great addition to any knife set.

This is my personal review and I am not being compensated by this company in any way ~ Correen Coultas

 Inner Chef Note: When handling a paring knife; your finger should be straight across the top of the blade; not hanging to one side and your thumb should be as close to the handle as possible.


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