About

Heavy duty, stainless steel shears gourmet shears

Notched blade for cutting poultry bones; spring-assisted design minimizes hand fatigue

Non-slip, soft touch handles provide comfortable, secure grip

Box cutter breaks tape on sealed boxes and cartons

Blades separate for easy cleaning; shears lock for safe storage

  • Color: White, gray, silver, red
  • Weight: 6 oz
  • Made In: China
  • Warranty: 5 year limited
  • Dimensions: 9-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ x 3/4″
  • Composition: stainless steel, plastic
  • Manufacturer: Zyliss
  • Product number: 30300

Ambitions

Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ

Utility/Quality

Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child’s play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket

Packaging

Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive

Economy

Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop tool caddy

Summary

Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: Have we yet waxed poetic about the wonders of a good pair of kitchen shears? We’re not sure we’re up to the task, but a good pair of shears can make your life in the kitchen so much easier. It’s the sort of thing you don’t notice until you have them, and then you wonder how you ever got along without them. Snip your way through chicken bones, dough, herbs, vegetables, and more, with ease.

These extremely sturdy stainless-steel shears have a notched blade for cutting poultry bones and non-slip, soft handles that provide a secure grip. They have a very heavy-duty spring mechanism so that you only have to apply pressure to cut; they want to spring open after every stroke. This makes them easier to use than conventional scissors, where you have to apply pressure to open them and close them. The blades separate for easy cleaning and lock for safe storage.

The blades are sharp, sharp, sharp, and the edge of one blade has little serrations just below the straight cutting edge, to provide additional traction. As is the case with any good blade, the manufacturer recommends against sending it to dishwasher purgatory, where is will get knocked against other utensils, dulling the edge.

There is a little bonus blade at the base of the handle that can be used as a box cutter to break tape on sealed boxes and cartons.

Take note that we mentioned “good” shears in the first sentence. There are any number of lousy ones on the market (perhaps some in a drawer near you), and they are sure to disappoint and languish unused. Invest in a good or great pair (like these), and you’ll get years of solid use from them.