The Best Kitchen Shears

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MAIRICO Ultra Sharp Premium Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears and Multi Purpose Scissors recommended by Skillet Director
KitchenAid KC351OHOBA Shears with Soft Grip Handles, One Size, Black recommended by Skillet Director
Chefast Herb Scissors Set - Multipurpose Cutting Shears with 5 Stainless Steel Blades, Jute Pouches, and Safety Cover with Cleaning Comb - Cutter/Chopper/Mincer for Herbs - Kitchen Gadget recommended by Skillet Director
J.A. Henckels International Kitchen Shears recommended by Skillet Director
OXO Good Grips Spring-Loaded Poultry Shears, Black recommended by Skillet Director
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MAIRICO Ultra Sharp Premium Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears
KitchenAid KC351OHOBA Kitchen Shears with Soft Grip Handles
Chefast Kitchen Herb Scissors Set
J.A. HENCKELS INTERNATIONAL Kitchen Shears
OXO Good Grips Spring-Loaded Poultry Kitchen Shears
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MAIRICO
KitchenAid
Chefast
ZWILLING J.A. Henckels
OXO
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$7.95
$6.97
$13.95
$15.99
$24.95
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MAIRICO Ultra Sharp Premium Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears and Multi Purpose Scissors recommended by Skillet Director
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MAIRICO Ultra Sharp Premium Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears
Brand
MAIRICO
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$7.95
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KitchenAid KC351OHOBA Shears with Soft Grip Handles, One Size, Black recommended by Skillet Director
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KitchenAid KC351OHOBA Kitchen Shears with Soft Grip Handles
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KitchenAid
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$6.97
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Chefast Herb Scissors Set - Multipurpose Cutting Shears with 5 Stainless Steel Blades, Jute Pouches, and Safety Cover with Cleaning Comb - Cutter/Chopper/Mincer for Herbs - Kitchen Gadget recommended by Skillet Director
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Chefast Kitchen Herb Scissors Set
Brand
Chefast
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$13.95
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J.A. Henckels International Kitchen Shears recommended by Skillet Director
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J.A. HENCKELS INTERNATIONAL Kitchen Shears
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ZWILLING J.A. Henckels
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$15.99
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OXO Good Grips Spring-Loaded Poultry Shears, Black recommended by Skillet Director
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OXO Good Grips Spring-Loaded Poultry Kitchen Shears
Brand
OXO
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$24.95
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Which Kitchen Shears are a Cut Above the Rest?

Kitchen Shears Buyers’ Guide

What is kitchen shears?

Kitchen shears are specifically designed scissors for cooking purposes. There are different types of them, some of which are designed for cutting bread, trimming fins off fish, cutting bacon, cutting stips off lettuce, etc. Of any well-equipped kitchen, these shears are an inseparable part of it. You may think a knife is enough for performing each step the kitchen shears do; however, the difference is that with scissors, you have more flexibility and control over cutting the way you like.

What are kitchen shears used for?

There are many things for which you can use kitchen shears. Instead of the pizza wheel, you can use shears to cut your pizza into even smaller slices effortlessly. You can also use kitchen shears for snipping herbs. The most common usage of these scissors is to cut up a whole chicken. Unlike a sharp knife, with kitchen scissors, you have more control while you cut up and slice right through bones and joints. You can even make tortillas and quesadillas. You can brush the tortilla chips with oil after which cut them into wedges with shears and place on a baking sheet. You can also cut baked quesadilla with shears.

How to sharpen kitchen scissors?

First of all, obtain a piece of sandpaper, which has about 150 to 200 grit. If you want the scissors to have smoother edges, then use the sandpaper with a lower grit. Fold it in half and make sure its rough side is facing outside. Cut through the sandpaper using fluid cutting motion. You will notice that after ten cuts, your shears’ blades are sharper. If not, cut through it until you feel it is sharp enough to cut ingredients or switch to the sandpaper with a higher grit. After you have performed these steps, make sure to wipe your shears clean, and start using it!

Kitchen tools price updated on 2020-01-19 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate a Skillet Director team earns from qualifying purchases.

Author: Emily Howard

I have about 300 different recipes in my collection, and I try to look for new tastes every week. I love to learn dishes from around the world and pamper my big family with a signature Italian cheese pie and my favorite Ukrainian borsch.