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KitchenAid's top-rated shears are just $7 right now

It's the most underrated tool in the kitchen, so get yourself a good pair on the cheap.

David Watsky Senior Editor / Home and Kitchen
David lives in Brooklyn where he's spent more than a decade covering all things edible, including meal kit services, food subscriptions, kitchen tools and cooking tips. Before, during and after earning his BA from Northeastern, he toiled in nearly every aspect of the food business, including as a line cook in Rhode Island where he once made a steak sandwich for Lamar Odom. Right now he's likely somewhere stress-testing a blender or the best way to cook bacon. Anything with sesame is his all-time favorite food this week.
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A few months ago, David Chang threw up an Instagram about kitchen shears being the most underrated kitchen tool and I felt seen. I use mine more than just about any knife or spatula I own, and a good, sharp pair does important tasks that other tools simply can't. Trimming the fat on small pieces of meat, cutting up food that's already inside a pan or pot and about 99 other little odd jobs you don't anticipate as you move through a recipe. 

You can spend as much as $40 or more on a pair of kitchen shears but you definitely shouldn't. You should, however, get a solid set and stop using flimsy scissors to do jobs kitchen shears were made for. Right now, a pair of black KitchenAid all-purpose shears can be had for $7 on Amazon -- down from $10 but for today only. 

Besides a comfy soft-grip handle and sturdy build, these shears have a micro-serrated blade to anchor food while the sharp side cuts right through even the toughest materials. It's difficult to sharpen shears so if your's have seen better days, replace the dull ones with this top-rated pair for a mere $7. You'll be glad you did.