A paring knife is a small, thin knife known for fine cuts and easy maneuvering. You’ll use it for peeling fruits & vegetables. Think prepping your potatoes for some yummy mash.
Chef’s knives are essential all-purpose knives that can be used for dicing, chopping, mincing or any everyday kitchen task. Basically, this is a must-have anytime you’re whipping something up.
A utility knife is a cross between a paring and a chef’s knife. It’s perfect for any task that is not delicate enough to require a paring knife but may be too delicate for a chef’s knife. Tip: It can also be used as an an all-purpose knife for beginners.
Kitchen shears (a.k.a. scissors) have a range of uses, including trimming meats and snipping herbs. Many models separate for easy cleaning. Tip: Although we’re guilty of this, try your best to resist using your kitchen shears when opening a package. Unfortunately, these household uses quickly reduce the sharpness of your blades.