Giveaway: Wüsthof Clip Point Paring Knife

August 18, 2015

peach and paring knife

My grandma Bunny was an expert with a paring knife. She believed that fancy peelers and trimming tools were unnecessary if a paring knife would do instead. There were always one or two well-sharpened little blades on the magnetic strip near the stove and guests to her kitchen knew that future dinner invitations would be in peril should they mistreat her tools.

classic wusthof full knife

As an adult, I have also become attached to my collection of small, pointy-tipped, and serviceably sharp knives (though unlike Bunny, I often can’t resist picking up a new gadget or tool). As much as I love a good chef’s knife, I find that I reach for a paring knife far more throughout the day.

classic wusthof

Recently, I had the opportunity to add Wüsthof’s clip point paring knife to my magnetic strip and it’s become a favorite. The clipped tip gives it a bit of extra flexibility that helps with things like cutting the cores out of tomatoes and hulling strawberries.

Thanks to the nice folks at Wüsthof, I have one of these little paring knives to give away this week. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite kitchen tool is for handling summer produce.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, August 22, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, August 23, 2015.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents only (and is void where prohibited).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.

Disclosure: The folks from Wüsthof gave me my clip point paring knife at a press event I attended back in June as a review unit. They are also providing this giveaway unit. However, all the opinions I’ve expressed here are entirely true. 

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558 thoughts on "Giveaway: Wüsthof Clip Point Paring Knife"

  • Is it wrong to say my lovely wife? She spends hours upon hours in the kitchen preserving, cooking, and baking away and always keeps me very well fed. I would obviously give this to her if I won and she would love it. She thoroughly enjoys a good knife.

  • As far as knives go, I don’t have any specialty ones so my favorite knife is whichever is sharpest. For little things strawberries a paring knife is usually the best option.

  • My counter-top roaster, which I keep in the garage for roasted all manner of summer vegetables without heating up the house.

  • I feel like it’s a toss up between the OXO cherry putter that my little girls fight over to help me, or the apple slicer/corer that I use for apples and pears!

  • My sharp knives – I use various ones, from large for slicing melons to small parers for the tomatoes and peaches.

  • I really appreciate my decent cutting board. I recently stayed in a rental that only had a glass cutting board. Maddening!

  • I would be nothing without my pie dish. I make pie every Sunday – it’s my favorite way of eating summer fruit.

  • I use an old paring knife to cut my cukes and tomatoes from my garden. Most of my veggies are eaten raw and don’t require a lot of prepping.

  • I can’t live without a giant colander to wash everything that comes in from the garden. That way I get a good chance to feel and admire it all, then let it drip dry while I figure out what to do with it.

  • My favorite kitchen tool is a knife that was marketed as a “tomato slicer”. It is still very sharp but I definitely need a new sharp knife.

  • I use my New West Knife Works chef knife a lot, but agree a good pairing knife is where its at! I could definitely use an upgrade!

  • I have a Japanese chef’s knife that I love, in part because its super sharp and in part because it has a lovely pebbled look on the blade.

  • you had one smart grandmother. I have always wanted this brand of knife but alas too expensive. Would ❤️to win one!

  • I LOVE my little bird’s beak paring knife for all kinds of produce, especially with a toddler who needs things cut a certain way.

  • Right at this moment, late at night with 6 jars of salsa on the counter next to a big bowl of blackberries, I think my very favorite piece of equipment is my freezer. The salsa recipe is tasty and easy but not suitable for bwb canning, and the blackberries are ripe and ready to process but I’m not quite ready to can jelly tonight. So the salsa is headed into the freezer for storage, and I’ll cook the blackberries and run them through the jelly bag tonight, freeze the juice, and make and can the jelly Tuesday or Wednesday when I have time.

    When I’m not tired, my canning funnel is probably my favorite — because using it means that I’ve made something worth preserving!

  • My food was in storage for a couple of years and I missed it terribly. This summer I finally got it back and used it to put up a couple batches of delicious peach butter. It’s also the best tool for mashed potatoes, in my experience. I look forward to making some applesauce with it soon.

  • Favorite summer produce kitchen tool: my very cool round bamboo Full Circle veggie scrub brush. I’d love to add the paring knife to my kitchen ‘toolbox’. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • My favorite kitchen tool right now is my Victorio food mill – maybe because it’s tomato season, and maybe because it’s new and shiny!

  • My trusty paring knife is becoming very worn tip broken but is still the favoice handy essential tool for caNing. Nothing more important than good sharp knives in my kitchen.

  • My favorite piece of equipment must be my canner. It lets me produce so many delicious things, and no one can even tell that I hacked away at the fruit with my terminally dull, won’t hold an edge paring knife.

    I’ve used a variety of regular old pots to can, but nothing was ever quite the right size: too short so the water boiled over or I worried I didn’t cover the cans enough; too narrow so I couldn’t easily wrangle the cans; makeshift racks coming apart during canning, etc. I love that I don’t have to think about any of that with the canner. It just works, and I think my jams taste better when I’m not worrying.

  • A flexible cutting board. Especially when cutting up tomatoes and I have to dump them into the pot at once. 😀

  • My ovoid bamboo cutting board–just the right size to extend my tiny counter space over the sink without having corners taking up space & sticking out. And it hangs on the wall and looks good, too!

  • Paring knife, although not an especially nice one. But I did buy an OXO cherry pitter six weeks ago, just after I bought a dozen quarts of cherries.

  • My favorite small knife is my Wusthof bird’s beak knife (the one that’s a little curved). I also have a Victorinox bird’s back that’s pretty good but the Wusthof is just a shade better. Something about that little curve that makes it so easy to use for small things!

  • My grandparents replaced their old icebox with a modern refrigerator a few years before I was born in the 1950’s. Grandfather never wasted anything, so he cut up the old icebox, which was made of hardrock maple, and made cutting boards. I still have one of those cutting boards-perfect size for smaller things. It’s covered with knife cuts, some dating back over 60 years, and I feel like somehow my Grandmother and I are still working together in the kitchen.

  • My Wustof paring knife (regular, not clipped like this) recently walked off. I am perplexed at how a knife could disappear, but it’s been gone for several weeks.

    My favorite summer tool right now is probably my metal mesh strainer. I love carrying it out to my raised beds and filling it with cherry tomatoes or leaving whatever produce is my next project sitting in it on the counter.

    Or my fruit fly catcher.

  • My favorite kitchen tool for handling summer produce is my set of mixing bowls. They are so versatile and light weight, I’ve taken them berry picking many times!

  • My favorite is the backside of my cutting board with the groove to catch all the juices from my summer produce!