Paring Knife Storage – What are the Best Solutions?

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Your paring knives don’t stay put in the cutlery holder all the time. They tend
to jump out of it. When they hide behind the forks and spoons, it is impossible
to take them out.

That is the issue disturbing you at the moment, if you are reading this.

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Before that, let me tell you the definition of a paring knife. It is relatively
smaller than the chef’s knife and way smaller than the meat cleaver. You might
as well call it a junior knife.

It gives you a lot of service. Before fruit peelers came to the market, it was
widely used to peel potatoes, fruits and vegetables.

But how do you store them? That is the question.

Every problem has a business nowadays with a wide range of products that stems
from it, you might stumble upon a paring knife holder someday as well.

But the normal knife holders don’t always work for the pairing knives.

I have some solutions in my mind. You can try them.

Solution #1: Use a pocket knife storage

Most of the pocket knife bags and cases available in the market will make a
perfect storage for your small knives.

You can also use a paint brush bag to store your pairing knives. It will do the
same thing for you.

Solution #2: Use corks on the tips

The tips of the knives are the sharpest part. If you stick some wine corks on
the tips, they will become harmless.

You can keep the little snakes without their poison in the drawer after that.

Solution #3: DIY ideas

You can use some Do-it-yourself ideas while storing your pairing knives.

Take a small jar and fill it up with rice grains.

You can also use cotton balls and different types of powders if you want.

Keep your pairing knives upside down in the filled jar, with their butts facing
upwards. The razor should be buried in the grains.

The jar has to be smaller than your knives, definitely.

If you are using rice grains, your jar will last for a long time. In some parts
of the world, people use rice-filled jars as incense burner.

You can also use a little box that can hold them inside. Find a piece of foam
that goes into the box. And you have your knife storage.

Last Updated on March 31, 2021 by Andy Wang

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My name is Andy Wang, and I'm a retired chef. I used to work at the City Vineyard restaurant in NYC. I also had a culinary degree from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. And this blog is where I share my love for knives and cooking with people like you.