2 Great Uses for Kitchen Shears + @CUTCOCutlery Giveaway!

Last updated on May 3, 2012 by Liza Hawkins

Kitchen shears are one of the most under-appreciated kitchen tools.
It’s all I can do to keep my kids’ grubby hands or my husband’s for that matter off the shears for things like construction paper and string projects or lacrosse strings.
You know why? Because kitchen shears ROCK. They’re sturdy, easy to grip AND dishwasher-friendly.
Except, if you use them for things like construction paper and lacrosse strings they don’t stay sharp and fabulous. And in order to make fabulous use of them in the kitchen, your shears better not be dull.
Earlier this week I received a package from CUTCO Cutlery as part of my awesome sponsorship to Eat Write Retreat ’12, and along with a beautiful Santoku knife {seriously…drool}, I was also given a pair of brand new Super Shears!

Next up? My favorite way to use kitchen shears. Actually, two favorites.
Here goes:

  1. Raw Chicken | Kitchen shears and raw chicken marry like peanut butter and jelly. I’m not kidding. Any sort of apprehension you’ve had with cutting slimy raw chicken is magically removed with a good pair of shears. Cutting off those rubbery white tendons? Piece of cake. Quickly cutting down a breast into tenders? No problem. Shears will be your best friend when it comes to dealing with raw chicken.
  2. Green Onions | I love adding green onions at the last minute to sauces and pastas – and the great thing about using shears versus a knife and cutting board is this: You can cut the green onions right over top of whatever it is you want to add them to. Simple. Un-messy. A breeze to clean up.
Don’t get me wrong – the Santoku knife is still my daily go-to, and it works brilliantly with both raw chicken and green onions, as well as just about anything else you need to tackle in the kitchen. But sometimes shears are the way to go. It’s true.
Continuing on the Santoku knife discussion….
CUTCO has decided to give three of my readers one of their awesome, shiny, heavy-weight, American-made Santoku knives!

Here’s how you enter:
  1. Like both the (a)Musing Foodie and CUTCO Facebook pages.
  2. Follow both @aMusingFoodie and @CUTCOCutlery on Twitter.
  3. Comment on this post with an answer to the following question: “What is your favorite way to use kitchen shears?”
To win:
  1. You must have your comment on this post by midnight Eastern time on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
  2. You must be over 18 years old and live in the United States.
Winners will be chosen via random.org and announced on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

Congrats to the winners – chosen via Random.org!

  1. Sarah
  2. Heather
  3. Maggie

I’ll need each of you to send me an email with your mailing address and phone number, and CUTCO will send your knife to you directly: aMusingFoodie[at]yahoo[dot]com.

Disclosure: CUTCO Cutlery is sponsoring my trip to Eat Write Retreat ’12 and are giving me a double-occupancy registration. They have also sent me a few knives to add to my collection for free as part of this sponsorship. All opinions though? They are mine! Cheers!

Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

16 Comments on “2 Great Uses for Kitchen Shears + @CUTCOCutlery Giveaway!

  1. I use them a lot for herbs, especially for being able to finely chop them without using a knife. I’m seriously in love with all Cutco products!

  2. Okay, I don’t want to enter because I would probably just ruin them by cutting things like permission slips and tags offa shirts. That’s what I do with my kitchen shears now anyway:)!

  3. Hey guys – thanks for entering! Contest is now closed and I’ll be announcing the winner on the blog this evening – if you haven’t already, make sure to leave your email in comments so that I can reach you easily. 🙂 Cheers! -Liza

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