It seems like there's a tool for everything. These are ravioli makers designed to crimp and press 12 pieces of stuffed pasta at once, collapsible salad spinners that can hide away in cabinets, and handheld milk frothers that can transform anyone into a barista. And despite all the choices for kitchen accessories out there, there's likely one simple tool you're not taking advantage of: a pair of kitchen shears.
Every home cook needs kitchen shears, and the KitchenAid All Purpose Shears are the pair thousands of Amazon shoppers recommend over and over. Complete with a protective plastic blade guard, the stainless steel shears feature micro-serrations for enhanced and easy cutting. The comfortable handle is soft, offering stability while slicing, and when you're done using them just toss them in the dishwasher. Plus, right now, you can snag the shears for 20% off, so they come in at just $8.
You can reach for the shears for a number of kitchen tasks: Slice open plastic bags, snip fresh herbs, cut through tight pieces of rope squeezed around hunks of filet mignon, and butterfly whole chickens without breaking a sweat. Never again will you employ a knife for a job that calls for scissors.
To buy: KitchenAid All Purpose Shears, $8 (originally $10) at amazon.com
Over 17,000 Amazon shoppers have given the KitchenAid scissors a five-star rating, and it's the number one best-selling pair of shears on the site right now. Shoppers say it's a "must have for any kitchen" that "cuts like a hot knife through softened butter."
"Have you been looking for the best scissors ever made?" one shopper writes. "Here they are! Need to cut some zip ties off a product you just bought? Buy these. Need to open a package? Buy these. Need to clean chicken? Buy these, they can cut through anything!"
"These are the best kitchen shears I've ever had," another five-star reviewer writes. "I just ordered two more for myself. They cut through anything, seriously, and last a long time. I've had a pair for four years, use them at least a couple of times per week, and they still look and cut like brand new."
Shop the KitchenAid all purpose shears on Amazon for just $8 and take your snipping, cutting, and slicing to new heights.
This story originally appeared on Food & Wine.