sportingkitchenmartial arts

Kitchen Shears / Utility Scissors

kitchen shearsKitchen shears do more than cut paper. Most have several cunning extra features built in — grips for opening stubborn jar lids, bottle opener hooks, and even special jaws for stripping herb leaves from tough herb stems. These aren’t ordinary scissors. The jaws are short and built for high leverage; kitchen shears will shear gristle and snip small bones. Use them to split the breastbones of poultry or slice the top off that stubborn package that’s labeled Easy Open.

A good pair of kitchen shears cuts like a knife, except you won’t need a cutting board and you can work up small amounts of food by shearing pieces directly over a bowl. Unlike ordinary scissors, kitchen shears come apart for thorough cleaning. With many it’s a simple key nut that slips out when blades fully open — others may include a small spring for assistance in opening the blades, so pay attention the first time you take your shears apart.

Respect your good kitchen shears by not using them to cut metal — not even copper wire. They’ll probably work just fine as wire cutters but afterwards they’ll never be the same for anything else. Resharpening is tricky. Taking care of the edge is a lot simpler than trying to put it back in order.

Some of Our Favorites

The concave section of the lower jaw makes the Messermeister Take Apart Utility Shears grip where other straight blades slip — shears right through herb stems and small bones.

If you work with fresh herbs you’ll appreciate the herb stripping feature of this excellent pair of Oxo Good Grips kitchen shears.

The classic Kitchen Shears from Wusthof don’t spring for fancy features — they’re simple and as solidly built as a pair of tinsnips.

See All of our Kitchen Shears Reviews Below


ScissorPro Chef’s Choice Scissors & Shears Sharpener

Diamond Hone 500, Coarse or Fine

ScissorPro Chef’s Choice Scissors & Shears Sharpener | Diamond Hone 500, Coarse or Fine

One of the trickiest tools to sharpen correctly at home is a pair of scissors. It always looks like an easy thing to do, but unless the edges of the blades meet at exactly the right angle, you might as well just buy a new pair. The Chef's Choice 500 ...





J.A. Henckels Twinshear Kitchen Shears

Stainless Steel Chef’s Cutlery Scissors

J.A. Henckels Twinshear Kitchen Shears | Stainless Steel Chef’s Cutlery Scissors

These Henckels Kitchen Shears, forged from Henckels' usual Solingen stainless steel, feature short high leverage blades and composite polymer handles. Lightweight but strong, the handles are unbreakable. Steel inserts allow them to be used for loosening jar lids.

Under the decorative red cap that joins the jaws is a screw ...





Messermeister Take Apart Utility Shears

Kitchen Scissors

Messermeister Take Apart Utility Shears | Kitchen Scissors

Messermeister's one of those brands that gets lost in the mix of the big-name German Cutlery makers. Wusthof and Henckels you hear about, Messermeister not so much.

That's mostly because they've kept a lower profile, but their products are excellent. See our review of their San Moritz Elite Knife Set and ...





Oxo Good Grips Kitchen Scissors

Come Apart Shears

Oxo Good Grips Kitchen Scissors | Come Apart Shears

Every kitchen needs a good pair of kitchen shears. With OXO, known for their comfortable grips and effortless utility, a good pair becomes a great value.

These scissors have a few unique features that set it apart.

First of all, the scissor blades are micro-serrated. This allows for a more precise cut, ...





Kyocera Ceramic Kitchen Shears

3 Inch Utility Scissors

Kyocera Ceramic Kitchen Shears | 3 Inch Utility Scissors

Kyocera and ceramic. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like milk and warm chocolate chip cookies. Like cinnamon and sugar.

Okay, whatever. Let's talk about these shears.

These blades are made from ceramic and they're made by Kyocera. Ceramic will never rust or corrode, is lightweight and keeps its edge ...





Wusthof Come Apart Kitchen Shears

Cutlery Scissors

Wusthof Come Apart Kitchen Shears | Cutlery Scissors

A good set of kitchen shears is like an old friend. An old friend that cuts through packaging and removes bottle caps, that is!

Kidding aside, this is an inexpensive set of versatile scissors from a well-known and well-respected knife maker.

Wusthof has been making great knives for decades, and they've applied ...





Kitchen Shears on eBay:

CURL error code = 28. (Operation timed out after 20000 milliseconds with 0 bytes received)