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Top 10 Must-have Cooking Tools


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Kitchen Shears
Kitchen shears are one of the most versatile tools around.
Kitchen shears are one of the most versatile tools around.
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Whether you use them to cut up some chicken, clip a piece of twine, slice a piece of pizza, snip some herbs, trim the stems of fresh flowers, or shape parchment paper, kitchen shears are an all-around kitchen must-have. They're stronger and sturdier than regular scissors, so the occasional small bone doesn't deter them. They're also sharp -- and can be sharpened -- so they're up to some of the toughest cutting tasks. Shears come in many different shapes and sizes so you can choose what's most comfortable or most suited to how you plan to use them. They're so versatile, you'll be surprised how often you reach for them. Even if it's just to open a package of salad mix.


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