Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is one of my favorite kitchen tools, kitchen shears. Here is the issue, my past recommendation was RedYetiWare Shears but they were discontinued, so I now have gone back to my old favorite, Fiskars 7in Take-Apart Shears. These are great quality shears, excellent steel, very sharp and they hold and edge well.
Once you have a good quality pair of shears the next thing you want to look for is can you take them apart and do they stay together during regular use. These do that and I am not sure why but so many others that come apart by design also come apart during use. I mean it really isn’t that hard to make a pair that stays together during use but I guess Chinese chop shops can’t figure it out.
Fiskars makes great quality stuff and always has, while they manufacture some things in China, as many do, they maintain stiff quality controls and offer a lifetime guarantee on these shears. And at under 10 bucks a pair a set belongs in your kitchen if you don’t already have great shears.
Let’t talk about the take apart feature though and why it is a must have for me. I use my shears to do things like cut up veggies but I also use them to break down a chicken, these things will take a back bone out of a chicken as though it had a zipper. So do you want chicken skank on your veggies? I sure as heck don’t! And to me the only way to be sure they are fully clean is to be able to take them apart.
These thing have a great grade on Fakespot so you know the reviews are real and they get 4.5 stars with well over 200 reviews. The only complaints that are somewhat legitimate is that the hinge can develop rust. This is because the screw that holds the hinge is made with carbon steel to reduce wear, so when you wash them put a drop or two of oil on the hinge screw and they will last damn near forever. Any oil will do, I generally use olive or peanut oil because they are the two I cook with most often and so they are always at hand.
So if you don’t have a set of quality shears in your kitchen pick up a set of Fiskars 7in Take-Apart Shears at 13 bucks with free shipping they are a hell of a deal. They are also second only to my RedYetiWare Shears that are no longer made. I have both in my kitchen, why, 2 is 1 and 1 is none, that’s why. Well that and at least one pair is always available while the other is in the dishwasher, yea they are dishwasher safe too.
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