The most underutilized kitchen tool might surprise you


Foodies love their kitchen tools. While the kitchen cabinets might be stocked with all the kitchen gadgets this kitchen tool might be the most underutilized.

Do you have a kitchen tool that you constantly use? While your kitchen might have a KitchenAid stand mixer, an Instant Pot or other small appliance, the smaller kitchen tools are used more often. Although the classic chef’s knife is the workhorse of the kitchen, this underutilized kitchen tool needs to come out of the drawer more often,

Many home cooks love that Microplane or think that the avocado tool is a must for all the avocados that they eat. Still, those kitchen tools may not be as versatile as you think.

The most underutilized kitchen tool is definitely the kitchen shears. A good, sharp pair of kitchen shears can make quick work of all types of kitchen prep. From snipping herbs to even breaking down a chicken, those shears can be a workhorse in the kitchen.

Just like a great knife, there are some personal preferences when choosing a pair of kitchen shears. From the firmness of the handle to how it feels in your own hand, the shears need to feel good for the user.

While everyone loves shopping Amazon for the convenience, it can be a better idea to test drive a few options in a store. User reviews may not necessarily equal your preference.

Also, think about the tasks that a pair of kitchen scissors can do. From cutting lobster shells to snipping pie dough to just opening a bag of frozen fruit, these kitchen tools can do a lot.

Plus, they need to be easily cleaned. If you are breaking down a chicken, no one wants raw chicken left in a crevice.

Given all those factors, here are a few brands of kitchen shears/kitchen scissors that top FoodSided’s list.

OXO Good Grips Multipurpose Kitchen & Herb Scissors

The OXO Good Grips Multipurpose Kitchen & Herb Scissors feel good in your hand (the name implies that fact). While they feel light in your hand, they are sturdy. Whether cutting light weight items or thicker pieces, they handle everything with ease.

Most importantly, these kitchen scissors are easy to clean. The shears separate for cleaning, which ensures that nothing is left behind.

The OXO Good Grips Multipurpose Kitchen & Herb Scissors retail for approximately $18.

Shun Multipurpose Kitchen Shears

Like a great knife, a great pair of kitchen shears can be an investment. The Shun Multipurpose Kitchen can do anything and everything in the kitchen. From the general tasks to even cracking open nuts, these kitchen shears will constantly be used.

While these tools can even tighten a screw, FoodSided likes to keep kitchen tools in the kitchen. Still, it goes to show how powerful, useful and multipurpose these Shun shears are.

The Shun Multipurpose Kitchen Shears retail around $63.

KitchenAid Kitchen Shears

If you want to see how much you will use a pair of kitchen scissors and do not want to invest a lot of money right away, these KitchenAid shears are a great starting point. Priced under $10, these shears can handle all types of tasks. Take them for a test drive and see how shears are the workhorse of the kitchen.

KitchenAid Kitchen Shears retail under $10.

These options are just a few of the many, versatile choices available. A trip to your favorite kitchen store can be a good starting place to see which brand is right for you.

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Do you use kitchen scissors or shears? What kitchen tool is your must have?