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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.
      Was this helpful?
    • 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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    • Nice and solid

      These are nice shears, they feel solid in the hand and the blades aren't threatening to warp and lose their cutting ability like the cheap ones I just threw out. The metal goes all the way through the handles so you don't feel like you are putting too much stress on the plastic. The only very minor complaint is that the two halves come apart spontaneously if you open the blade up too far, since there is no lock on the hinge, but one quickly learns not to let that happen. It does make it very easy to clean and sharpen. I haven't figured out what to use the screwdriver on the end for yet. Cooking.com had the best price by far after I shopped around (not always the case).

      I recommend this product.
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      • February 17, 2009
      • By: John
      • From: CA
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Family
    • Messermeister

      Great angled pair of utility scissors which can be resharpened and you can tighten the blades!

      I recommend this product.
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      • January 13, 2009
      • By: Jeffrey
      • From: MN
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family
    • Satisfaction

      This is a multi-use product. Especially nice is the option to take the shears apart and wash them in the dish-washer. I will be keeping this for kitchen use only.

      I recommend this product.
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      • December 29, 2008
      • By: Marjorie
      • From: MI
    • Cooks' Magazine was Right!

      We use these often and love them. Very easy to clean because they come apart and very sharp. They feel great in your hand too; just the perfect size.

      I recommend this product.
      Was this helpful?
      • November 3, 2008
      • By: Sheila
      • From: CA
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Party Host
    • Shear Bliss

      These shears are by far the best I have ever used.

      I recommend this product.
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      • November 1, 2008
      • By: Fred
      • From: CO
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family
    • Lock nut not staked

      I bought several shears as gifts and the nut on the pivot pin is not staked, so it comes lose quite frequently. Same problem on all shears. I had to stake them all.

      Needs better quality control on assembly.

      I recommend this product.
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      • October 26, 2008
      • By: James
      • From: GA
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Family
    • As Expected

      After seeing these shears recommended by Cooks Ilustrated, I decided to order them as I badly needed them. These have more than met my expectations.....they cut through chicken quite easily, the blades have remained sharp, and they come apart for ease in cleaning. Excellent product and good price!

      I recommend this product.
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      • September 13, 2008
      • By: Patricia
      • From: NJ
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family
    • Easy to butterfly a chicken

      I was able to cut the backbone from a raw chicken very easily. I haven't used them for anything else.

      Cleaning them is easy. I think the packaging says they are dishwasher safe, but they are easy to clean by hand because the two blades separate easily.

      I recommend this product.
      Was this helpful?
      • August 28, 2008
      • By: Elizabeth
      • From: CA
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family
    • 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.
      Was this helpful?
      • August 27, 2008
      • By: Timothy
      • From: MD
      • I Cook: Every Day
    • Happy with choice

      I really like these shears--substantial weight, quite sharp, and they come apart easily for cleaning.

      I recommend this product.
      Was this helpful?
      • August 23, 2008
      • By: Christine
      • From: WI
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family
    • Comfortable to use and work great!

      I recommend this product.
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      • July 11, 2008
      • By: Sophia
      • From: FL
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Professional
    • Great pair of scissors.

      These caught my attention at the test product section of America's Test Kitchen. I tried to buy them at the time, but were out of stock, with no expected time frame for their coming back. Recently, I was reminded of the scissors, and checked to find them back in stock. I really like the sharpness, the heft and feel, and their ability to be taken apart for cleaning. The only thing I don't care too much for is the screw driver , at the end of the handle. I think I'd prefer the real thing.

      I recommend this product.
      Was this helpful?
      • July 8, 2008
      • By: Albert
      • From: MA
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family
    • Very sharp, smooth action, excellent value. I would purchase these shears again.

      I recommend this product.
      Was this helpful?
      • July 6, 2008
      • By: Judy
      • From: FL
    • Sharp Sharp Sharp

      I recommend this product.
      Was this helpful?
      • June 3, 2008
      • By: Mark
      • From: NC
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Family
    • Sharp, Take-Apart, Easy to Clean

      Title says it all!

      I recommend this product.
      Was this helpful?
      • May 19, 2008
      • By: Kwok
      • From: GA
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Family
    • 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.
      Was this helpful?
      • May 5, 2008
      • By: Sandra
      • From: UT
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Family
    • Love these kitchen shears!

      They are sharp, heavy/durable, easy to wash, and they make food prep noticeably easier and faster than with a knife in many cases!

      I recommend this product.
      Was this helpful?
      • April 22, 2008
      • By: NATALIE
      • From: WA
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Family
    • Wonderful

      These scissors cut right thru chicken bones-great money saver to buy a whole chicken & cut it up yourself.

      I recommend this product.
      Was this helpful?
      • April 20, 2008
      • By: Lorraine
      • From: WI
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family
    • Very sharp, easy to clean, easy to use.

      I recommend this product.
      Was this helpful?
      • April 20, 2008
      • By: Pamela
      • From: MI
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Professional
    • Tey are wonderful. They met all my expectations & are as decribed on the show & internet.

      I recommend this product.
      Was this helpful?
      • April 20, 2008
      • By: Cathy
      • From: NC
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family
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