All Rada Cutlery Paring Knives Demonstration | RadaCutlery.com
http://www.RadaCutlery.com — Kristi from Rada Cutlery demonstrates how each of Rada’s paring knives is used and what kind of foods each paring knife can be used on. These kitchen knives can be used to cut anything from celery, to potatoes, or even onions or broccoli!
Hi, Kristi at Rada introducing you to our 6 varieties of paring knives that we have to offer.
The first knife I’d like to introduce is the granny paring knife. It has a unique shaped blade, kind of a bird beak reverse curve. It’s good for small intricate garnishing.
I’d like to show how you make a strawberry fan. To make a strawberry fan, you cut in, not all the way through, about to the stem. Then you go in to about halfway, and then one more. You still have the stem on it and then you just fan it out. It’s kind of a cute little decoration.
Or you could use it to score an orange, for easy peeling. You just want to cut into the rhine of the orange. Then you can peel the slice right off.
Next I’d like to demonstrate the peeling paring knife with the shorter blade. This is good for small items like a mushroom. I like to cut that end off, and then easily slice to put on your pizza, chicken marsalla.
It’s also good for peeling kiwi. Because the blade is shorter, you don’t have to worry about cutting yourself. Then you can slice it too.
Next I’d like to demonstrate the regular paring knife, our best-selling paring knife. It’s actually good for anything but I’d like to show you lemon slices. First you’ll want to cut the ends off so you can get down to the flesh of the lemon. I’m going to cut it about an eighth of an inch, and then you cut in to the center and you can twist it to garnish on a plate with fish or you could put it on the side of an iced tea glass.
Next I’d like to demonstrate how sharp the super sharp serrated paring knife is. It is good on woody vegetables like asparagus or rhubarb. I also like it to cut up citrus fruits that have that thick peeling.
But it’s also really good to cut these little florets off broccoli. To make florets, you cut in right there – my kids used to call them little trees. Then you can eat them raw, you can boil them, you can put them in casseroles with cheese.
Now, I like to eat the stem. I just peel the stem off, peel that outer thick coating. Actually I heard the stem has the most nutrients in it. It’s very crispy. You could also throw this in if your making a broccoli and cheese casserole. That knife easily cuts through that.
Next I’d like to introduce the heavy-duty paring knife. It has a little bit different shaped blade, a little longer handle than the regular size. It’s really good to pierce into fruits and vegetables.
So I’d like to show slicing a green pepper. This green pepper, I’m going to make sections. This little pointy gets in there really easily. You can do it that way. Remove all the seeds and then slice it this way for slices. Or if you want kind of pepper rings, you just start cutting it. Then you have to remove the seeds. You can also make peppers into pepper baskets, we have a video of that on our website. There are cute little ways to put dips in them to set out on your table when you’re entertaining. This is the heavy duty paring knife.
My last paring knife is Rada’s largest – the Super Parer. It has the largest handle, longest blade, easy to grip, and to cut those larger onions, bunch of celery. I’m going to cut this celery now. Make some room here. Here’s a large bunch of celery, I’m going to cut it in one cut with the super paring knife with the bigger handle. You can get rid of that, and to me these are the best tasting – the lighter green celery. It can easily cut the ends off.
Maybe I’ll make some celery sticks out of this. Now if you’re making soup and you like celery, I like to throw in these leaves. They have a lot of flavor and it makes the soup pretty. To make a celery stick I take the outside, cut it in half, and then I cut it down the middle too. With this knife, it’s easy, it’s quick. You could also lay it down on your cutting board and cut them that way too. That little sharp end really pierces through. You can have this bunch of celery done in a few minutes. That’s the Rada super parer, it’s one of my favorites.
All of these paring knives are also available in a gift set. All six of them. In both handles, the black resin handle and aluminum handle, the silver one. They’re in a sturdy gift box. That way if you can’t decide which knife to give to somebody, you don’t have to, you can give them the whole set or buy it for yourself. It’s made in America, right here in Waverly, Iowa.
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