Get snippy.

Kitchen shears are so much more than a simple pair of scissors. Use them to cut the backbone out of a chicken and spatchcock it for the crispiest skin and most even cooking time; snip through herbs with ease, without bruising the tender leaves; chop up canned tomatoes for a sauce (avoiding the splatter of the hand-crushing method); cut up a pizza into slices. The shears are extra sturdy because they’re made of two solid pieces of stainless steel (exclusive to the Food52 Shop); and they’re extra useful with their built-in bottle opener, screw top opener, and jar lid lifter. We’re promoting these guys from a cluttered drawer to a utensil crock. We have a feeling we’re gonna need them close by.