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Kitchen Shears

A pair of scissors can be a sheer pleasure to use in the kitchen—if you get the right one.

By Updated May 21, 2021

What You Need To Know

Kitchen shears are an essential component of any cook’s knife kit. We use them for a wide range of tasks—cutting twine and parchment, snipping herbs, trimming pie dough, cutting florets from heads of cauliflower and broccoli, and butterflying chickens, to name just a few. In our last testing, the Kershaw Taskmaster Shears ($26.30), also known as the Shun Multi-Purpose Shears, outper...