The 9 Most Important Knives to Have in Your Kitchen

With blades 2 to 4 inches long, paring knives are best suited to smaller tasks in which a chef's knife would get in the way, such as mincing ginger and garlic, coring tomatoes and strawberries, peeling onions, and trimming vegetables and fruit. We suggest blades 3 to 4 inches long. Kuhn Rikon, Dexter-Russell, as well as Henckels, Wüsthof, and Victorinox make good paring knives.