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Which Kitchen Shears are a Cut Above the Rest?

kitchen shears are an essential part of
any cooks knife kit we use them for a
wide range of tasks like cutting twine
snipping herbs and butter flying chicken
just to name a few
we tested six pairs of kitchen shears
and we rated them in two categories
performance and ease of use here are the
highlights
all right so we’ve got our twine here
and we are going to snip through them oh
yeah this is good nice and sharp that
seems like I have lots of thoughts
undies that aren’t they cut the twine
fine yeah I’ll leave it at that for now
all right so all of these were able to
snip twine this is emitted Li a very
easy test there are some shears out
there that can’t do it though you might
have one in your kitchen drawers right
now
but all these six they were fine at
twine so let’s move on so I’m just
cutting off the ends don’t look so great
these are doing pretty well I think
there’s really only a very short area of
these blades that is the business end
right here so I’m kind of lining them up
that’s sort of okay because it’s precise
but if I was trying to cut bigger
amounts of things it’s hard to open your
hands up wide enough to use the full
extent of these blades which is a bit
stumpy it’s about two inches these are
the shun multi-purpose years and they
are opening a lot wider and there’s more
blade length here so it’s easier to not
have to be working just at the very tip
here longer blades longer blades and a
little bit of duration here cool Oh kind
of like slipped do that kind of like do
a little thing where it’s turned on the
stem okay so these are the all-clad
shears I’m gonna cut some rosemary I’m
gonna cut it right down by the woody
part of the stem and see how that goes
yeah bends and then yeah yeah it’s not
it’s not effortless which is what you
really want alright so this is one of
our favorite uses of kitchen shears
because they provide some really nice
muscle to cut through chicken bones
would you like to do the honors yes I
have the shun all-purpose shears
Wow I feel like I’m cutting your paper
that was awesome it was so easy with a
knife you know you really have to like
crunch through and you’re not cutting
from both sides they’re they’re a little
bit fat these blades and so when you’re
making the cuts you really have to pull
them apart it didn’t seem to get as wide
yeah it has these little micro
serrations on the blade and I think it
grabbed the chicken pretty well but it
didn’t feel quite as comfortable kind of
slipped off there do you see that
yeah oh my goodness right like I’m
trying to cut in and it’s coming back at
me all of the shears sailed through the
easier tasks but when we challenged them
to cut tougher denser more slippery
boots some of these shears just didn’t
cut it
hilarious Lisa all right let’s go on to
our final round ease of use
we have a beautiful pie dough rolled out
but as you can see there’s some overhang
here and we need to trim this up this is
a really cool test piece you want
scissors that feel really dexterous
because you’re cutting moving going
around around surface so I have the J a
Henkels here okay see how this feels it
feels really good actually
it’s really cutting neatly it doesn’t
feel like ear evil to do little tiny
pieces and bigger pieces and it’s not
stretching or distending the dough in
any way so Hanna these are the oXXO
shears and we’ve traced the bottom of
the cake pan circle there and our
parchment and we’re gonna see how well
they work and how they feel how are the
blades good nice and sharp tension feels
right yeah we found some of these where
you’re opening and closing and they’re
very difficult or on the flip side way
too loose and they don’t have any they
don’t help you at all
how’s that nice it dropped right in
looks beautiful the tension is a little
tight in these they just feel a little
stiff still cutting here for the rest of
my life all right here we are with
another test a cauliflower which may
seem like a bizarre usage for kitchen
shears but actually this really gets out
at the agility again and have you ever
caught up a cauliflower and the little
teeny little white bits get everywhere
this will make it much tinier so I have
a shun here let’s see I’m I’m not I’m
gonna use a knife at all I’m just gonna
go right at it
these are nice and long these such long
blades that I can really like get into
all these weird spaces and trim this
flat the real test I don’t know if it’s
gonna be able to do this can i hoc hack
off the entire stem oh wow so how do
those feel for just general ease of use
these are great the tension is perfect
it’s even the whole time you know it’s
nice and even not too loose not too
tight and big finger bows I got plenty
of room to grip in there slightly you
know some sort of plastic ii coating on
here so it’s not that hard steel so I’m
a little protective this didn’t really
well that’s great well done shun
oh it hurts right here yeah already I
don’t
oh my gosh it’s cuz you really you need
to brace yourself against there to use
the scissors and it’s just it’s just a
hard metal edge this is super easy
they’re pretty comfortable how do the
bows feel the bows are a little bit hard
a little but not bad pretty good
generally we like shares with roomy
finger bows and medium weight shares of
about 4 to 5 ounces of the six we tested
one pair stood a cut above the rest Lisa
the shun multi-purpose years they are
our favorite it can handle anything we
threw at them they were comfortable to
use and really made every job a lot
easier we also had a best buy the J a
Heinkels international take apart
kitchen shears they perform really well
too they just weren’t quite as powerful
as our winner for more information on
our winning shears and all the other
shears we tested check out the links
below make sure to ask us your kitchen
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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!

A product price updated on 2020-03-31 / 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.