We are all clear that kitchen knives are diverse in design, because there are many of food types, so it need different knives to handle with. For example, a thick meat might need a big knife to cut, a tough pork bone might need a large and heavy knife to chop. So, how about the small foods, it needs a paring knife to deal with. Paring knife is kind of seen as the smallest one in kitchen knife set but it has a very essential feature in cooking.
I am sure that many of you still not understand clearly all functions of paring knife, so I am going to tell you in general and detail of how paring knives are used. From that you can find your best paring knife


Before identifying functions of paring knife, first thing that we should do is to know what a paring knife is. Paring knife has small size, its blade is about 21/2 to 4 inches and typically tapering at the point. The small form can be useful while holding and moving when you cut something small with this knife.

In fact, there is like a sea of knives available on market, including paring knives. This knife has different shapes and designs with specific names as Bird’s Beak, Chef’s, Sheep’s Foot… Like its names, each one has particular function and way of use.

Therefore, we think it is very crucial that you get a deep understanding about how they use all types of knife, so that you can make decision of what is the best paring knife you should have in your kitchen.what is paring knife


So what makes paring knife

You can find that you have a great control for this knife as it is made with balance between blade and handle. So we suppose a best paring knife is expected to be perfectly used for intricate and delicate works.


The very important factor that you should consider when buying a paring knife is what it is used for. As every time I see a paring knife, I have always been impressed by its cute and elegant design. It brings up the thinking that this kind of knives was created for doing something sophisticated and discrete. Clearly, the sharp point and short blade are really more helped in peeling, slicing, tipping foods that needs details which cannot be done with other larger knives.The following lists below for referring will help you to figure out the best way of using your paring knife to get the best cooking:

  • Peeling skin of fruits

I usually use this knife to remove all skin on fruits like potatoes or apples. My mother really likes using it because just slightly moving her hand, all skin on fruits comes off. The best thing is, using paring knife to do it, you can avoid hurt yourself if your hand gets slipped when holding the bigger one. Besides, it is easier to make clean and quick cut by using the sharp edge of paring knife, as my mother always makes clean potato eyes or carrot eyes by it.

  • Slicing fruits and vegetables

I prefer using paring knife to slice the small and tough fruits like sweet potatoes, garlic and carrots. Because for sometimes, the big size of other knives can block your view, then you may cut your fingers if you are not careful.

  • Tipping

The point and sharp tip of paring knife is really helped for close work that you cannot do with larger knives. For example, you tend to hold up on the blade of paring knife, your thumb and index finger rest on either side of this blade, then you slide the tip of paring knife into the top of strawberries to remove the hull, or you can do the same with shrimps for de-veining or with chili for removing seeds

  • Boning

Other function of paring knife is to help you separate meat from bone. You can use paring knife for boning fishbone or boning other small meats

  • Carving

Another interesting function of paring knife is you can use it to carve patterns shape any design on foods. Simply, the small paring knives work well with food that needs detail design like garnishes. For example, many famous chefs use paring knives to make a very amazing pattern on skin of water melon. The small size, the sharp blade and point tip that allow them to flexibly move hand and create a very masterpiece of cooking.best paring knife


As being made very clear above, all paring knives are small, light and elegant shaped that really helping for good cooking performance. Once you grasped the main function and some main ways of use with paring knives, you will realize that paring knives in kitchen will help you a lot by saving more time in cooking. However, it is also very important for you to know exactly each function for each type of paring knives, from that you can make a good choice on the best paring knife for you kitchen.

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Beautiful Colors Painting for Kitchen and Bath in An Apartment


Bathroom decoration

IT’S A TRIED-and-true decorating strategy: Paint the walls white, and introduce color via the furnishings. But in this prewar New York apartment, paintings, rugs, and seating aren’t the only things that add pizzazz. Each bathroom is painted a different vibrant hue. “You might not want to use so much color in a living room,” says interior designer John Barman, who was brought in to give the whole apartment a new look. “But in a bathroom, a space you’re only in for short periods of time, strong color is a great idea.”

The bathrooms were anything but colorful when Barman entered the picture. The owners, a couple with two children, had just created a four-bedroom duplex by combining two 2,800-square-foot apartments. The baths—the renovation yielded seven–had been redone; six were white. “Nice but not very exciting” was Barman’s assessment of the classic subway tile on the walls, the floors of tumbled marble, and the pedestal sinks. Because the owners, who’d spent 10 months in a hotel during the renovation, were a tad fired of home improvement, Barman suggested tackling one room at a time.


Powder room off the living room

First came the powder room off the living room. Barman proposed painting the walls of this windowless space the same chocolate brown as the living room sofa and rug. “Dark colors are good for rooms without windows,” he explains. “They’re nighttime colors, and nighttime is exactly when guests will be using this room.” Skeptical at first, the owners went along with the experiment. They were glad they did. When the work was finished, the small space emerged dramatic and glamorous, setting off the couple’s black-and-white Isabel Bishop prints from the `40s–and solving another design problem. Because renovating the apartment had involved taking down so many walls, space for hanging art was greatly reduced; now bathrooms serve as galleries. Dampness isn’t a concern, because showers are rarely used in some, and others are well ventilated.

The powder room was such a success that Barman applied the same formula–bold paint, interesting artwork–in the other six baths, always selecting a color from an adjacent room. The walls in the master bath, for example, are the purple of the bedroom carpet. “We used a strie finish because a solid purple would have been too dark,” he notes. Pink, the color of the daughter’s bath, harmonizes with her bedroom, which is beige with a pink easy chair and pink pillows.


Paint type was just as important as color in producing what the owners now call their “happy bathrooms.” Barman specified Hascolac oil paints from the Dutch company Schreuder; he likes their saturated tones and unbelievable glossiness. Before the new paint went on, the walls were skim-coated and sanded to a fare-thee-well. “Flat paint can hide problems, but shiny paint will show every flaw,” he points out. “We did a lot of prep work, so now the walls are perfect. If anyone decides to change the colors, they can just paint right over what’s there.” Considering how terrifically these rooms turned out, who’d ever want to?

Kitchen tools

Do you want to cook cookies or baking cakes? Will you use a handheld or stand mixers to mix your dough?or batter? In fact, there are not any exact right or wrong answers for this question. It depends on your specific cooking demands and which kinds of food you cook.

You can see more how to choose the best hand held mixers for your kitchen at my blog in this article, I will give you the information about benefits and drawback’s discovery of both stand and hand mixers so that you choose the most suitable one.

What Is the handheld Mixer?

In general, this is only hand mixing tool. There are two kinds

The Eggbeater (Rotary Hand Beater):

This hand tool is attached to its side’s crank which is connected to 2 beaters normally. You will utilize two hands or one hand to handle it by means of keeping the top of its beater firmly while another runs its side’s crank to create the beating.

The Electric Handheld Mixer:

Generally, this electric hand mixer is more modern than the mentioned version above but it is attached to a motor encased the top handle of machine. This motor will help beater move in place of cranking the handle.


  • It is cheaper than a stand mixer machine
  • It is very easy and quick to clean
  • It just take a small space your kitchen
  • This machine fits to the quick cooking tasks as egg whites and whipping cream.
  • Unlike the beaters, users can utilize this kind of mixer in any mixing bowls.


  • Because of its small shape, the mixing capacity is not strong enough in comparison with the stand mixer model.
  • In the event of your not steady hands, the mixture in bowl will easily splash out of when the mixing bowl is not put in the fixed and right position.
  • It will be very difficult for you to maneuver the small machine in a bowl with a very thick batter.

What Is the Stand Mixer?

The Cadillac Of Mixer.

Normally, unlike the hand mixer, the stand model is always attached to a frame acting like the heavy-duty motor’s housing and the bowl’s mounting base due to its design suits to the lock and mixer in place when mixing.

In fact, the commercial stand model is able to hold upward of 100 liquid quarts while the bowl of home mixer can just hold 4 liquid quarts. Therefore, the home machine fits to be held on the kitchen’s countertop while the commercial stand one is usually installed on the floor.

A stand mixer always gets many different mixing attachments such as paddle (flat beater) that is very good to mix and cream, the whisk item which is utilized to whip egg whites or cream, the dough hook that is used in order to knead the heavy dough (bread dough)


  • It will be very difficult for you meet cases splashing the batter out of your mixing bowl
  • With this machine, you can walk away without needing hold your mixing bowl or model during the mixing time like within six minutes on account of its stable feature.
  • You are able to not only mix quicker but also create a thick dough and batter.
  • Some of stand mixer models are attached to whistle and bell as automatic stop, timer and the like.


  • It is quite cumbersome to clean its different parts.
  • Unlike the normal handheld mixers, this type of stand mixer is very expensive.
  • It takes a part of your kitchen’s quite big space because of its big and heavy shape.

Delivering a kitchen makeover

kitchen manufacturer

Kitchen manufacturers

In 1995 Burbidge & Son commissioned a far-reaching independent customer survey to help establish the most important supplier attributes required by its target market of small-to-medium-sized kitchen manufacturers and retailers.

The results revealed that the most important competitive edge could be gained by achieving a consistently reliable delivery performance.

Burbidge used the survey to benchmark itself against its competitors and found that while it was recognised for many positive things, particularly the quality of its products, its delivery performance was generally seen as poor.

Managing director Ben Burbidge said: “We had already started looking at transport arrangements. We had been running our own fleet, which operated an inflexible milk round, and were considering using a carrier. The survey showed service was more important to our customers than anything else and our service was bad.

“Our ability to complete and deliver on time was not very good and we were losing share to competitors on that basis. We realised that to improve we had issues to resolve that were deeper than transport.”

This is when Warwick Manufacturing Group, part of the engineering school of the University of Warwick, was consulted. Among the aims of the consultation was to:

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