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

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  • 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!

Features:
  • 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
    • MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS:

    • 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 128 ratings

      97% of reviewers recommend this product

      99% say this is a "good value"

    • Overall Rating:

      4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 128 ratings

      97% of reviewers recommend this product

      99% say this is a "good value"

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    • 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

      Christine

      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.

    • Shears

      We love them and the fact they break down for easy cleaning

      I recommend this product.
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      • May 21, 2013
      • By: Anita
      • From: AL
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Family

      Anita

      We love them and the fact they break down for easy cleaning

    • Blue take apart utility shears

      great product. sanitary, dish washer safe, sharp. every kitchen should have a pair. well worth the money since they are designed to last.

      I recommend this product.
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      • January 18, 2012
      • By: Debra
      • From: MO
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family

      Debra

      great product. sanitary, dish washer safe, sharp. every kitchen should have a pair. well worth the money since they are designed to last.

    • 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

      Robert

      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.

    • 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

      Linda

      These are a wonderful pair of shears...would be even better if they were straight and not off set.

    • thay come apart if you cut anything tugher than paper.

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      • August 30, 2010
      • By: Ronald
      • From: IL
      • I Cook: Every Day

      Ronald

      thay come apart if you cut anything tugher than paper.

    • Great Kitchen Aid!

      We found these Messermeister come-apart kitchen shears to be every bit as good as others costing 5X the price...Loaded with features that help get the job done quickly. An Excellent Value for Great Shears!

      I recommend this product.
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      • August 22, 2010
      • By: Ted
      • From: LA
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Family

      Ted

      We found these Messermeister come-apart kitchen shears to be every bit as good as others costing 5X the price...Loaded with features that help get the job done quickly. An Excellent Value for Great Shears!

    • Best shears for the price

      These shears will mow through a whole chicken with ease. They are ideal for the kitchen.

      I recommend this product.
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      • July 12, 2010
      • By: Maryjane
      • From: TN
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Party Host

      Maryjane

      These shears will mow through a whole chicken with ease. They are ideal for the kitchen.

    • Kitchen Shears

      These shears are strong, efficient, and as they come apart, easy to clean. They are exactly what I was looking for.

      I recommend this product.
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      • June 8, 2010
      • By: Dorothy
      • From: WA
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family

      Dorothy

      These shears are strong, efficient, and as they come apart, easy to clean. They are exactly what I was looking for.

    • Minor flaw doesn't detract from versatility.

      These shears are versatile in their application and handling and comfortable to use. Since receiving them I have put them to use while trimming and potting plants and breaking down chickens (although this will always be accomplished more efficiently and effectively with good knife work) as well as in other common household purposes. Messermeister haven't revolutionized the kitchen shear; what they have done is offered a carefully considered product that would make a valuable contribution to any home. My only real complaint is, as mentioned by other reviewers, the occasional tendency for the shears to come apart accidentally when spread too widely in the middle of performing a task. That said, this problem is so infrequent and adjusted to so easily with familiarity that it would not cause me to mark the product down by any more than a half star. Furthermore, I'll gladly accept this minor flaw when considering the ease with which these shears can be taken apart to be cleaned and sterilized to truly make them a multipurpose tool that I'm happy to now have in my own kitchen.

      I recommend this product.
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      • March 30, 2010
      • By: Marcos
      • From: IL
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Family

      Marcos

      These shears are versatile in their application and handling and comfortable to use. Since receiving them I have put them to use while trimming and potting plants and breaking down chickens (although this will always be accomplished more efficiently and effectively with good knife work) as well as in other common household purposes. Messermeister haven't revolutionized the kitchen shear; what they have done is offered a carefully considered product that would make a valuable contribution to any home. My only real complaint is, as mentioned by other reviewers, the occasional tendency for the shears to come apart accidentally when spread too widely in the middle of performing a task. That said, this problem is so infrequent and adjusted to so easily with familiarity that it would not cause me to mark the product down by any more than a half star. Furthermore, I'll gladly accept this minor flaw when considering the ease with which these shears can be taken apart to be cleaned and sterilized to truly make them a multipurpose tool that I'm happy to now have in my own kitchen.

    • Great Multiple Use Kitchen Shea

      These are great kitchen shears just like all the Messermeister products. There are so many different little gadgets on them that come in handy around the house. Love em!!!

      I recommend this product.
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      • March 28, 2010
      • By: Debra
      • From: TX
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Party Host

      Debra

      These are great kitchen shears just like all the Messermeister products. There are so many different little gadgets on them that come in handy around the house. Love em!!!

    • Excellent value!Excellent product!!

      I gave these kitchen shears a 4 only because they seem to detach in the middle of use when you want to open the blades wide(design flaw??)If it were not for that I would easily give a 5.These are super sharp,easy on the hands and a snap to clean!

      I recommend this product.
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      • December 23, 2009
      • By: angela
      • From: NY
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family

      angela

      I gave these kitchen shears a 4 only because they seem to detach in the middle of use when you want to open the blades wide(design flaw??)If it were not for that I would easily give a 5.These are super sharp,easy on the hands and a snap to clean!

    • NOT GERMAN MADE

      I THOUOGHT I WOULD BE GETTING A GOOD PAIR OF SHEARS MADE IN GERMANY, AS THE KNIVES ARE. I CAN'T BELIEVE A MAKER OF SUCH FINE KNIVES WOULD "FARM OUT" THE MANUFACTURE OF THEIR SHEARS TO CHINA.

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      • September 27, 2009
      • By: ROBERT
      • From: AZ
      • I Cook: Very Often

      ROBERT

      I THOUOGHT I WOULD BE GETTING A GOOD PAIR OF SHEARS MADE IN GERMANY, AS THE KNIVES ARE. I CAN'T BELIEVE A MAKER OF SUCH FINE KNIVES WOULD "FARM OUT" THE MANUFACTURE OF THEIR SHEARS TO CHINA.

    • I've never had a pair of kitchen shears that were comfortable to use when cutting up a chicken or that actually did a good job at it. Cook's Illustrated recommends these shears so I thought I'd try them since they've never steered me wrong. These are, without a doubt, the best kitchen shears I've ever owned. The price is reasonable, too. I like that they come apart for cleaning.

      I recommend this product.
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      • June 4, 2009
      • By: Davida
      • From: PA
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family

      Davida

      I've never had a pair of kitchen shears that were comfortable to use when cutting up a chicken or that actually did a good job at it. Cook's Illustrated recommends these shears so I thought I'd try them since they've never steered me wrong. These are, without a doubt, the best kitchen shears I've ever owned. The price is reasonable, too. I like that they come apart for cleaning.

    • I love the fact that these can come apart and be put in the dishwasher. I had expected them to be a little more the typical kitchen scissors - able to cut up chicken etc. These do not do this. For lighter weight jobs they are great. I would recommend them to anywone who is looking for that application, not for heavy duty jobs.

      I recommend this product.
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      • May 6, 2009
      • By: Jacqueline
      • From: WA
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family

      Jacqueline

      I love the fact that these can come apart and be put in the dishwasher. I had expected them to be a little more the typical kitchen scissors - able to cut up chicken etc. These do not do this. For lighter weight jobs they are great. I would recommend them to anywone who is looking for that application, not for heavy duty jobs.

    • Cuts well and cleans up in a snap

      Very handy kitchen shears. You just need to open them fully to take them apart and they can be washed in the diswasher or by hand. Definitely a good buy!

      I recommend this product.
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      • April 8, 2009
      • By: Christina
      • From: PA
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family

      Christina

      Very handy kitchen shears. You just need to open them fully to take them apart and they can be washed in the diswasher or by hand. Definitely a good buy!

    • 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.
      Was this helpful?
      • April 4, 2009
      • By: Christina
      • From: PA
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family

      Christina

      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!

    • This is a great kitchen tool. The Take-Apart function gives me the confidence that I can properly clean the utensil every time I use it. It is very sharp and needs to be handled carefully to avoid accidental cuts. I am very pleased with this shears and glad that I waited until it was available.

      I recommend this product.
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      • March 11, 2009
      • By: Esther
      • From: NY
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family

      Esther

      This is a great kitchen tool. The Take-Apart function gives me the confidence that I can properly clean the utensil every time I use it. It is very sharp and needs to be handled carefully to avoid accidental cuts. I am very pleased with this shears and glad that I waited until it was available.

    • Good product, fast shipping, happy customer.

      I recommend this product.
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      • March 8, 2009
      • By: james
      • From: FL

      james

      Good product, fast shipping, happy customer.

    • Kitchen Shears

      I love these shears and they are so easy to clean! They cut thru everything and they are easy to wield.

      I recommend this product.
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      • March 7, 2009
      • By: Debra
      • From: CO
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Party Host

      Debra

      I love these shears and they are so easy to clean! They cut thru everything and they are easy to wield.

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