Kitchen shears are also known as kitchen scissors. These scissors are typically used in food preparation but can also serve other purposes. Kitchen shears make tasks such as removing fat from meats like chicken quick and easy. Most kitchen shears are made from stainless steel because the metal offers better hygiene for food tasks and is also oxidation resistant. Many kitchen shears also offer functionality beyond cutting including bottle cap removal.
Other types of kitchen shears include lobster shears, poultry shears, fish shears, household shears and tailor’s shears. Lobster shears are perfect for removing lobster meat from the shells because they typically include a serrated edge and a shell cracker. Poultry shears are used for cutting cooked chicken into strips or pieces. Fish shears are great for removing large pieces of flesh from the skin and scales of fish because the curved blades allow meat to be removed largely intact.