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OXO Good Grips Poultry Shears Product Review

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Equipment Should Work for You

 We are huge proponents of using the right tool for the job and by the end of this review we bet you will be running be running out to get OXO Good Grips Poultry Shears.

OXO Good Grips Poultry Shears
Here you can see the red lock tab in place. The shears are safe to store in this closed, locked position.

Sometimes it might not seem so obvious that a piece of equipment could make a difference. For instance, when baking cookies, we recommend using commercial grade half-sheet pans for their heat insulating qualities.

If you use a flimsy cookie sheet pan, which sort of looks the same, your cookies will not come out as intended, even if you follow the recipe. After you burn dozens of cookies, you will become a believer.

OXO Good Grips Poultry Shears, blades open
OXO Good Grips Poultry Shears, blades open. You can see the strong spring and the red tab, which locks the blades for storage

As for shears, you might not even have a pair dedicated to the kitchen and we think this review will shed some light as to why you need them. They come in particularly handy when spatchcocking a chicken!

How to Choose Kitchen Shears

Scissors for the kitchen should be sturdy enough to cut the backbone out of a chicken or turkey and sharp and precise enough to snip herbs. They should hold a sharp edge, be easy to clean and use and comfortable in your hand. OXO Good Grips Poultry Shears check off all the boxes.

back side of OXO Good Grips Poultry Shears
Note how the two halves connect. They stay together as needed, but come apart easily for cleaning

OXO Good Grips Poultry Shears Details

Check out these features and you will see why we use this again and again – and give them as host gifts to our cooking friends.

    • They have serrated stainless-steel blades that grip bone and heavy flesh, as when spatchcocking.
    • There is a blade notch that helps secure bone while cutting.
    • The handle is spring loaded, making using them a breeze.
    • Non-slip handles (handy when hands are wet).
    • Blades separate for easy and truly sanitary cleaning
    • Curved blade allows access to hard-to-reach places
    • The handles lock in place (red tab in images) for safe storage.
    • Satisfaction guarantee from OXO.
back side of OXO Good Grips Poultry Shears, blades separated
The blades separate easily for thorough cleaning. Very important when using for raw poultry.

Our Thoughts

As with so many OXO products, these are an excellent design, with all the functionality we need and very well made. They wash easily by hand (dishwashing not recommended) and even arthritic hands find them easy to use.

 Have you tried this product? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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