You can divide a piping hot, topping-heavy pizza into as many slices as you like, without having to saw through pepperoni or crust. Try it with just-cooked quesadillas too.
Whether you're making fajitas, topping a salad, or prepping a kid's plate, kitchen shears will get the job done easily.
Hold a bunch of parsley upside down by the stems and snip off the leaves. Stack, roll, and thinly slice basil leaves (a technique called chiffonade) or cut scallion or chive greens into even pieces.
Need to dice whole canned tomatoes? No need to strain the juice or make a mess on your cutting board. Open the can, insert the shears standing up, and snip the tomatoes in their juices to break down.
Grab a head of broccoli by its trunk and cut off florets to the size you want. You can also trim the tough ends off asparagus or remove the stems from chard and kale.
Dried fruit is naturally chewy and sticky, making it hard to get even pieces when chopped. Kitchen shears cut right through dried apples or apricots.
Snipping away the overhanging dough from the edges of a pie shell is so fast and easy with shears (the dough would clog up standard scissors).
Delicate, thinly sliced prosciutto or salami can slip and bunch up beneath a knife blade. Instead, use your shears to cut into smaller pieces or even fun shapes.