Finding the best kitchen shears for you can make all the difference in your food preparation and speed up the cooking process! They are great for chopping large quantities of herbs and greens, removing stems and fronds from vegetables like carrots and beets, and even breaking down a chicken to flatten, or spatchcock, it for quicker baking. To find the right pair of kitchen shears for your home kitchen, here are a few key features to think about before buying.
Stainless Steel: All of the kitchen shears we reviewed here are made with stainless steel blades. We prefer stainless steel for sharp kitchen tools because it’s incredibly easy to clean, stays sharp for a long time, and resistant to rust and staining.
Size: When we refer to the size of each pair, we’re talking about the overall length of the blade and handle. This is important if you want a specific size to fit your storage, or just choose what you’re comfortable using.
Grip: We’ll also let you know what type of grip each pair of shears uses. Some are padded, while others have non-slip material. We also found some with stainless steel handles, which are easy to clean and have a vintage look.
Dishwasher Safe: While it’s best to hand wash your kitchen shears to keep them clean and in good working order, that’s not always convenient. We also found a few options that are dishwasher safe if you prefer the ease of the dishwasher!
Rust Resistant: Since all of the kitchen shear blades are made with high-quality stainless steel, they are also naturally rust resistant! This is great because if you have rust on your kitchen tools while you’re cooking, it can contaminate your food.
Warranty: A solid pair of shears should last for years, but we know bad things happen! Most of the shears we reviewed come with some kind of warranty, so you can get a refund or replacement if they don’t work out.
Now that you know about the features we focused on in our reviews, let’s find the best heavy duty kitchen shears for you! We found 10 of the best shears out there that can tear through meat, vegetables, herbs, and more with ease. No matter your budget, there is a great pair here you can add to your kitchen. Short on time? No biggie! Check out our Top Pick and Budget Pick, and then come back to read the rest!
Article last updated on:
May 23, 2019