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Old 06-27-2011, 09:12 AM   #11
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While I do have a nice, sharp, very heavy-duty pair of poultry shears for cutting up cooked poultry, also have several pairs of kitchen shears that definitely get a lot of use. I have one pair that's dedicated to cutting up raw poultry, & 2 others that get used for herb-snipping, harvesting vegetables from the garden, & quartering quesadillas. Plus, we find them the only way to enjoy Alaskan King Crab legs without getting punctured by the shell spines - just cut up the sides of the legs & extract the meat. No fuss, no muss, no pain - lol!

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Old 06-27-2011, 10:02 AM   #12
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Other than most of the things mentioned, I use mine to cut raw bacon into a pan for rendering, which works a lot quicker and easier than trying to dice raw bacon with a knife.

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:16 AM   #13
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Kitchen shears are also excellent for cutting up stew meat.

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:22 AM   #14
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I use the sheers to trim up spare ribs, spatching chicken, trimming chicken, Wash in steaming hot soapy water.

Then using them for slicing up bacon and so on.

As Alton Brown would say "The sheers is a great Multy Tasker"
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:06 PM   #15
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andy, what i found interesting in the korean restsurant was the scissors, actual scissors like the kind used to cut wrapping paper for a gift, or thread/cloth while sewing, etc..

they were used tableside to serve various dishes as i'd mentioned, and often left on the table for the customer to use further to serve more or smaller portions.

good replies so far, everyone. i forgot about using them on lobsters and crabs.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:07 PM   #16
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Cutting up bacon before cooking for bacon bits, cutting up green onions, and the usuals.. pizza, chicken wings, etc
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:39 PM   #17
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My knife skills suck, I love my shears!

I also use them to chop up spaghetti, to prevent diners from loudly slurping frantically writhing worms splattering tomato blood all over our dining room walls.

Crabs don't scream quite the same.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:45 PM   #18
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...I also use them to chop up spaghetti, to prevent diners from loudly slurping frantically writhing worms splattering tomato blood all over our dining room walls...

Time to change dinner guests.

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