• Black 8.5-in. Take-Apart Utility Shears by Messermeister

Black 8.5-in. Take-Apart Utility Shears by Messermeister

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The Messermeister Take-Apart Utility Shears are rated #1 by several gourmet magazines. Functions include a screw driver, nut cracker, jar-lid opener and gripper, bottle opener, and bone and twig cutter. It separates for hygienic cleaning, and it is dishwasher safe. This will quickly become your favorite pair of scissors!

  • Tension tightening rivet
  • Durable stainless steel
  • Complete with nutcracker
  • Jar lid opener/gripper
  • Flip for screwdriver
  • Convenient bottle opener
  • 100% Messermeister quality
  • Lifetime manufacturing warranty

    • Cleaning & Care: Dishwasher Safe
    • Material Blade: Stainless Steel
    • Material Handle: Plastic
    • Origin: Korea
    • Size: 8.5-in.
    • Warranty: Lifetime

    • Pros and cons

      The concept of take-apart utility shears is great and is very handy. Unfortunately, the screw that holds the two blades together loosens very easily and has to be constantly tightened. For my uses, this isnt' a major problem, but is something to consider.

      I recommend this product.
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    • recommended by cooks test kitchen. I agree.

      I used these to replace another excellent pair of kitchen shears made by Wusthof. They are old, well used and did not easily separate for cleaning, These have a slimmer cut profile and just the right angle near the fulcrum to cut effortlessly thru poultry bone. Easily recommended.

      I recommend this product.
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    • So Worth the Money

      These are a great pair of utility shears esp. when your cutting a whole chicken up or for wings. The take apart for cleaning makes it all worth it. Very sharp and America's Test Kitchen highly recommends these shears. I was sold!

      I recommend this product.
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    • Customer Reviews for Black 8.5-in. Take-Apart Utility Shears by Messermeister

    • Overall Rating:

      4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 126 ratings

      97% of reviewers recommend this product

      99% say this is a "good value"

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    • Great shears!

      I lost my kitchen shears about a month ago and realized I couldn't really do much without them. So, I did some research and purchased these. They are very easy to use, sharp, and get the job done. I really like that they can be put in the dishwasher!

      I recommend this product.
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      • March 9, 2015
      • By: Janet
      • From: TX
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Family
    • Pretty good so far

      I've only used the kitchen shears twice, but they cut nicely and I believe that taking them apart before putting them in the dishwasher will help with rusting. I have gone through so many shears in the past and is is because they rust.

      I recommend this product.
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      • June 11, 2014
      • By: Andrea
      • From: IL
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Family
    • Kitchen Shears

      Last year my kitchen shears just disappeared. I lived without them for months but finally decided they weren't going to show up. I went through the kitchen shears pages on Cooking.com and decided on these scissors. Holey moley! These are the Swiss Army jackknives of kitchen scissors! They can be used as a screwdriver, a jar wrench, a bottle opener, a knife, and finally as the sharpest pair of kitchen shears I've seen. You won't go wrong choosing this set of shears.

      I recommend this product.
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      • December 17, 2013
      • By: Christine
      • From: NH
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Traditional
    • Great Shears!

      American Test Kitchen was right. This knife will cut anything. I cut a chicken right down the center of the bone with no problem. I wish I would have bought this sooner.

      I recommend this product.
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      • November 20, 2010
      • By: Robert
      • From: TN
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family
    • These are a wonderful pair of shears...would be even better if they were straight and not off set.

      I recommend this product.
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      • October 11, 2010
      • By: Linda
      • From: KY
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family
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