Secret weapon, with holidays ahead: a pair of versatile kitchen scissors capable of snipping everything in sight.
We’ve rounded up 10 pairs of kitchen scissors that will come to the rescue—whether you need to mince herbs, spatchcock poultry, or give a fresh cut to the flowers one of your Thanksgiving guests brought.
Above: From Pallarès Solsona, a 9-inch pair of “extra heavyweight” Kitchen Scissors is made of stainless steel; $125 from Flotsam + Fork. Above: Made in Japan, a pair of non-stick Scissors has 6.75-inch stainless steel blades and is “the last pair of scissors you will need to buy,” says retailer Brook Farm General Store; $34. Above: A pair of Wüsthof Stainless-Steel Shears is $49.95 and “great for everything from taking apart a whole chicken and snipping dried fruit to harvesting fresh herbs, cutting flowers and opening bottles,” notes retailer Williams Sonoma. Above: A pair of gold-handled Hay Phi Scissors is available in two sizes and is “not just a sight for connoisseurs but also a convenient tool for your office or kitchen.” A pair is from $25 to $29 from Design Public. Above: A pair of Kitchen Shears from Tajika Haruo Ironworks in Japan is 9,000 yen ($79.32 US) from Analogue Life. Above: A pair of 9-inch Right Hand Poultry Shearswith nickel chrome blades is $31 from Grainger. Above: Above: A set of three Herb Scissors is $29 NZ (about $20 US) from Father Rabbit. Above: With “unique curved and serrated blades in high-quality stainless steel,” a pair of stainless steel Kitchen Shears are useful to “trim vegetables, snip herbs, cut flowers, as well as tougher jobs like cutting poultry and lobster,’ says retailer Crate & Barrel; $9.95. N.B.: For more garden-to-table kitchen essentials, see: Above: A pair of Rösle Kitchen Shears will “easily slice ribbons of herbs, cut butcher’s twine or open food packages,” says retailer Sur La Table. A pair is $40.