Scissors & Shears
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These cutting tools are perfect for a number of tasks in busy commercial kitchens. From cutting through fine herbs and parchment paper to small bones these shears are built for heavy-duty use.
What is a kitchen shear?
Kitchen shears (or scissors) are used for cutting. Kitchen shears are designed for cutting through tough and dense materials (bone, cartilage, etc) and therefore feature shorter blades giving tasks that need more strength and can have shorter blades for better leverage.
Do chefs use kitchen shears?
Yes, chefs use kitchen shears to quickly snip herbs, open packaging and make it easy work removing the backbone to spatchcock a chicken.
What do you use kitchen shears for?
Kitchen shears are designed as a multi-tasking tool for kitchens and can be used to cut fresh herbs, open packaging and even cut small bones. Many kitchen shears have additional features like a bottle opener, and jar lid grip, and some can be taken apart to ensure proper cleaning and sanitizing.
What is the difference between kitchen shears and scissors?
Kitchen shears and kitchen scissors are the same and the terms can be used interchangeably. There are specialty kitchen shears called poultry shears that are designed for cutting up poultry that has a curved blade and heavy-duty construction.