Kitchen shears can make life a lot easier in the kitchen – they can do a lot of things a knife can do, only more easily and safely. Try out these suggestions and see your kitchen chores revolutionized!
- Purchase a good pair of kitchen shears. Try department stores, box stores, kitchenware specialists.
- Put the shears in the kitchen in an easily accessible place. A knife block hole is usually a great place as they can be retrieved quickly and they won’t be made blunt by sitting in the block.
- Use the shears in place of a knife for the following:
- Snipping fresh herbs such as chives, basil, parsley
- Chopping up whole tomatoes from a can – a big money-saver and you get the tomatoes chopped in no time
- Cutting pizza wedges or between slices of a baked product
- Snipping off the tops of all those pesky packages, ties around noodles/bread & cutting open uncooperative packaging
- Trimming phyllo (fillo) pastry, sushi wrapping etc
- Cutting slices of ginger or garlic pieces
- Cutting cheese cubes
- Cutting fresh pasta, especially between rows of ravioli or for shortening spaghetti lengths
- Cutting slices of meat into small cubes
4. Wash the shears after use in hot, soapy water and return to their storage spot for fast retrieval
- To avoid the temptation of using the kitchen shears for cutting paper or any other household object beyond kitchen preparation, it is helpful to place a second pair of scissors in an accessible location that will stop other household members from using the kitchen pair.
- You’ll come up with other ways to use the kitchen shears; once you have them handy, they become indispensable.
- Take care when using shears to keep fingers away from the blades.
Things You’ll Need
- Kitchen shears
- Storage spot for scissors that is easy to access near cooking area
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