Nip herbs, break down poultry, cut open food packages with these incredibly sharp, comfortable-to-hold tools. Shears are ideal for heavier cutting tasks, and many are designed to be taken apart for easy cleaning.
High-quality kitchen shears for cutting food and opening packaging
Kitchen shears are extremely versatile. From opening packaging to cutting food and chopping herbs, kitchen shears can be used for everything. Visit our online store to discover our high-quality range of multi-purpose shears, tailor’s shears, poultry shears and household scissors. You’ll even find shears that are specially developed to adapt to your hand movements when cooking and carrying out household tasks.
Household and kitchen scissors from ZWILLING
We have various types of scissors in our product range that are suitable for use in the kitchen:
1. Multi-purpose shears & universal scissors
Not only can multi-purpose shears be used to cut packaging and food, but they also come with extra features that make them even more useful in the kitchen. For example, the ZWILLING multi-purpose shears have a built-in twist cap opener, cap lifter, or lid opener. Multi-purpose shears can also be used to cut meat if you don’t have any poultry shears on hand. They can even cut pizza or crack nuts.
2. Tailor’s shears
ZWILLING tailor’s shears can be used not only in the kitchen, but everywhere else in the house too. They can easily cut through packaging materials and paper or can be used as herb scissors, thanks to their short blades. Our tailor’s shears have ergonomic handles for precise cutting.
3. Household scissors
Household scissors are slightly smaller than our tailor’s shears for the kitchen and are usually between 11 and 13 cm long. As well as being suitable for use in the kitchen, they are also ideal for homemade crafts and cutting plastic film or foil.
4. Poultry shears
Poultry shears have been specially designed for cutting up chicken, duck, and turkey. A standard knife isn’t up to the job of loosening the tender meat from the bone, nor can it separate the soft bones. Poultry shears, however, have special characteristics which make portioning out poultry easier.
Good to know: kitchen shears are also suitable for left handers!
Thanks to the identical handle design on both sides, most ZWILLING kitchen scissors can be used by both right- and left-hand people.
Do kitchen scissors need to be resharpened?
Today’s high-quality household scissors only need to be resharpened occasionally. If you notice that the blades are losing their sharpness, then you can simply resharpen them. To do so, you can use either an electric sharpening machine, whetstone, or classic sharpening steel.
Can I put ZWILLING kitchen shears in the dishwasher?
ZWILLING kitchen scissors are made of a special rustproof steel. To help them cut better for longer, we recommend cleaning them by hand with a soft cloth. They should then be immediately dried to prevent surface rust from forming.
Buying guide: which kitchen shears do I need?
To find the right kitchen shears for you, consider the following selection criteria:
Kitchen shears should be made from rustproof materials, such as stainless steel, as they frequently come into contact with water. ZWILLING kitchen shears are made of a special rustproof steel, making them a durable, low-maintenance kitchen aid.
Blade sharpness is one of the crucial things to consider when buying kitchen shears. You need sharp scissors to cut open hard plastic packaging, for example.
Hands often get wet when working away in the kitchen so kitchen shears should have handles that are slip-proof. A plastic coating prevents uncomfortable pressure points on the hands. The handles should also be shaped in a way that ensures minimal force is needed when cutting.
The blade length varies depending on the type of scissors. If you mostly want to cut herbs with your kitchen shears, choose a shorter blade. To open larger items of packaging, carve meat, or cut vegetables, choose scissors with a longer blade
Want your kitchen shears to look good and complement your kitchen aesthetic? ZWILLING scissors make a stylish addition to any kitchen.
Scissor blades that are tightly connected to each other demonstrates a high level of workmanship. They remain securely connected even when scissors are used frequently and do not become looser over time.
Why should I buy ZWILLING kitchen shears on the online store?
All the scissors in our kitchen range are manufactured to a high standard, so you can enjoy using them for longer. The scissor blades are hand-ground and hardened in a special process, giving them the necessary sharpness. The two scissor blades are securely connected that they will not become loose after a short time. And thanks to the micro-serrated blades, ZWILLING kitchen shears grip the material to be cut extremely well and can cut thicker materials, too.