The last pair of scissors you’ll ever need

We set out to find the best kitchen scissors you’ll ever need. After slicing through food, twine and tough packaging, we found a scissor that’s reasonably priced and will last a lifetime

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Scisssors1It’s difficult not to sound like one of those cheesy 1980s knife commercials when talking about a pair of William Whiteley kitchen scissors. The micro-serrated blade stays sharp while slicing through food, twine and tough packaging; and while it’s not recommended, we even cut through a tin can with ease. Boasting all-stainless-steel construction and made in Sheffield, England, these elegant shears shouldn’t snap or rust, even in the dishwasher. Besides cutting, they perform the full monty of kitchen duties: A sawtooth finish between the hand loops crushes nuts and garlic, there’s a special tab for prying open tricky can lids, another notch opens bottles, and if you’re cooking broth—the hipster food of this winter, don’t you know?—there’s a notch to steady a chicken bone while you clip through it. The price comes pre-cut for you: At $35 (available through, Whiteley’s wares cost less than most all-steel kitchen scissors. Says company director Sally Ward (née Whiteley), with characteristic Yorkshire common sense: “I don’t see any point in ripping folk off.”

One comment on “The last pair of scissors you’ll ever need

  1. I own some Whitely scissors and I only ever want to buy their brand. They are top quality, very reasonable priced and 100pc fulfil their purpose.


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