It was very difficult to select a “Best In Class” for the kitchen shears section of this website. Throughout my research, I came across many great sets of kitchen shears, each with their own impressive features and consumer reviews. In the end, however, a decision had to be made. I decided to follow the opinions of the general public and to select the kitchen shears which I had found to have the most overwhelmingly positive consumer reviews – Chef Remi Multifunction Shears.

You may have already read a little bit about this set of shears on the main “Kitchen Shears” page of this website. Despite having written about them there I decided to give them their own page because I believe that they deserve a little extra attention. In this article, you will learn more about these Chef Remi shears and, hopefully, come to an understanding of why they have received such positive consumer reviews and why I chose to place them in the “Best In Class” ranking for kitchen shears. I hope that this information will help you in making your kitchen shears purchasing decision.

The Ups and Downs of Stainless Steel

This set of kitchen shears has been crafted with fully stainless steel blades. For some people, this will be a good thing, for others it will not. Steel preference is a personal thing which depends upon a few important factors. If you are unsure of the implications of stainless blades, allow me to explain.

Stainless steel is known for its strength and rust-resistance. These are the two major reasons that stainless steel is often used for creating pots, pans, and jewelry. They are also two major reasons why people prefer knives and shears constructed from stainless steel. Unfortunately, stainless steel does not stay sharp as long or sharpen as easily as high carbon steel – another type of metal often used for knives and shears. The downside of high-carbon steel, though, is that it can rust rather easily.

Uniquely-Designed Blades

Never before have I seen kitchen shear blades quite like these. First, both blades are slightly curved from the tip to the three-quarter mark, meaning that no two points will be touching at any given time. This will make for a more precise cut and will reduce the likelihood of food getting jammed between the blades.

Between the three-quarter mark and the fulcrum (the area where the blades are held together with a screw), the blades have been created with a wavy pattern. This pattern helps you cut through tough foods and also acts as a bone notch so that you can hold bones and stems still as you slice through them.

Clearly Convenient and Comfort

Many additional features and built-in qualities of these shears mean that they bring extra convenience to your life. These shears feature a bottle opener attached to the outside edge of one blade. They feature a nut cracker which can also be used to aid in opening small, twist-off bottle caps and cracking through lobster and crab legs.

I’m not sure about you, but I have spent countless minutes and hours, over the years, digging my way through drawers in search of bottle openers and nut crackers. These small tools are often easy to lose and difficult to locate. Personally, I find it comforting to know that they are attached to my shears, always nearby, stored in my knife block.

Adding to your comfort while using these shears, Chef Remi coated the handles with a soft-grip silicone material. Not only can you prevent callouses and painful pressure points, you can also rest assured that this soft-grip material is non-slip. Your fingers will not slip and slide around as you try to accomplish your kitchen tasks.

Think It Through

As with anything in life, I suggest weighing the positives and negatives before making any sort of a decision. I awarded position of “Best In Class” to these shears based on my own opinion and the consensus I found among consumer reviews. My opinions and the opinions of others do not necessarily reflect your own needs. Therefore, while I do believe these shears deserve a moment of your time and attention, you will have to decide for yourself if they will be able to meet your needs.

If you are looking for a set of kitchen shears which will rarely need to be sharpened and which will be easy to sharpen when the time comes, consider purchasing a different set – a set made from high-carbon steel. However, if you are looking for high-quality shears which also offer convenience by allowing you to place them in a dishwasher, these Chef Remi’s may be the way to go.