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Kitchen scissors are often an overlooked kitchen tool, with many individuals not owning a pair, and those who do, having a low-quality version included in a knife set. Scissors are considered an optional cooking tool and not given the priority they deserve.
The Importance of a Good Pair of Kitchen Shears
Kitchen shears are a safer alternative to knives, providing a sturdy and strong grip to reduce the risk of hand injuries. Here are some of the tasks that a good pair of kitchen shears can make easier:
Removing Thyme Leaves: Fresh thyme sprigs can easily break when picking the leaves by hand. Kitchen shears make removing the leaves a breeze and eliminate this risk.
Cutting Dried Fruit: Dried fruit can be challenging to cut by hand, but kitchen shears make the process quick and efficient.
Splitting Poultry: Kitchen shears make splitting poultry like chicken or duck easy and eliminate the need for a heavy chopping board and knife.
Making Food Toddler-Friendly: For new parents, kitchen shears make preparing meals for small children much more manageable. Cut everything from spaghetti to bagels into the right size with ease.
Removing Unwanted Parts: Kitchen shears can be used to cut off unwanted parts of foods without damaging the rest of the food. Simply hold the food with one hand and cut with the other.
Types of Kitchen Shears
Kitchen shears come in two main varieties:
Straight-Bladed: Versatile kitchen shears with straight blades that can be used for various tasks.
Poultry Shears: Designed specifically for cutting poultry, these shears have curved blades that make cutting around bones and hard-to-reach places easier.
When buying kitchen shears, it is essential to consider the following features for those with weak hands or wrists:
- Large, comfortable handles with grips that fit all fingers for better grip and force.
- A spring-loaded mechanism for easier opening.
Factors to Consider When Buying Kitchen Shears
- Solid construction and balance, with minimal crevices for food to accumulate.
- Smooth action for effortless opening and closing.
- Comfortable handles that fit the hand for better control and force.
- Non-slip handles, usually made of plastic or rubber, for a secure grip.
- Lock mechanism to keep blades safely closed on spring-loaded models.
- Tightening mechanism to keep blades aligned.
- Sharp, well-aligned blades for clean cutting.
- Blade length should be adequate to allow for a long cutting stroke.
Storing Your Kitchen Shears
There are several options for storing kitchen shears in the kitchen:
- Magnetic Knife Holder: This option can be mounted on the wall.
- Knife Block: A knife block with a designated space for shears.
- Cutlery Drawer: Store your kitchen shears in a cutlery drawer for a more convenient storage solution.
If storing in a drawer, it is recommended to look for kitchen shears that come with a blade cover or sheath for added safety.