This Kitchen Shear Duo Will Streamline Your Holiday Cooking—and It's 47% Off

Fresh herbs and vegetables don’t stand a chance.

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Zwilling Kitchen Shears
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Chopping gets old, and you're probably over mincing. We shouldn't even get into julienning. It's not the knife that's the problem. You're stuck in a prep rut.

Set aside your cleaver and cutting board. It's time to run—okay, walk briskly (safety first)—to get yourself a reliable pair of kitchen scissors. Henckels kitchen and herb shears set, which makes quick work of preparing produce, meat, and more, is under $25.

Kitchen scissors are like knives. Each pair in this Henckels set is great for specific tasks. Use the larger kitchen shears for cutting a whole chicken into pieces, chopping lettuce, or slicing up a pizza. It's also helpful with opening cumbersome food packaging or trimming a truss. The smaller herb scissors are built with five blades for quickly cutting delicate basil atop that pizza or snipping tender scallions over a hot pan.

Henckels Kitchen Shears for Herbs, 2-pc, Dishwasher Safe, Heavy Duty, Stainless Steel, Take A Part Shears
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To buy: Henckels Kitchen and Herb Shears, $25 (originally $47) at

"This is a great set if you like to grow your own herbs or at least use a lot in your cooking," said one reviewer. "They are durable but gentle with the produce and comfortable to use."

Others reviewers echo how sturdy the shears are, with one adding that they save time when making meals. "These shears cut all vegetables, fruits, and meats, even the tougher meat cuts, right through with ease. There was no stopping to have to pull back and start again to cut. One time cut was effortless and did the job."

The stainless steel kitchen shears with silicone handles are also easy to clean. The larger scissors can be taken apart and rinsed. The herb scissors come with a cleaning tool to get in between the five blades. Both scissors are dishwasher safe, although we recommend hand-washing to maintain the blades' edges.

Kitchen scissors are a handy tool to have in your apron pocket, especially as we enter the busy holiday season. And once you start using shears, you'll wonder what took you so long to get a pair. Pick up the Henckels kitchen and herb shears set for under $25 now.

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