What are the best poultry shears to buy?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by LilRalphieRoosmama, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I need a good pair - can anyone recommend a brand/type? I have small hands too. Thanks!
     
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    We bought ours from the Sausage maker years ago, stainless steel, heavy duty. If you do a google search on the sausage maker it will come up. There are alot of them out there I would think. I would spend the extra money and get good quality.

    Steve in NC
     
  3. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure on brand, but some things to look for- if you really want to be happy, don't buy online. Go where you can try them in your hand and make sure they're comfortable. I have a pair that you almost need gloves with because they hurt your hand. A coated or stainless pair won't rust. A pair that comes apart easily will clean up nice in the dishwasher, and not leave bacteria in the part where they come together.
     
  4. LilRalphieRoosmama

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    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I didn't think of the Sausage Maker - I actually have one of their catalogs; will have to check it out.

    Jaku, you are right though about trying them out. With my little hands, I could be in trouble. I wonder if someplace like B B & Beyond would carry them? Not sure what other store I could look at.
     
  5. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:I just saw you were in Ohio, Are you near Lehmans? I know they would have them, they have all the good "old timey" stuff.

    Steve in NC
     
  6. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we picked up one pair from Bed Bath and Beyond. Normal kitchen shears. they work pretty well. The better pair, though, we got from Krogers grocery store of all places. We took Alton Brown's (Good Eats) advice: fancier ones are harder to clean. Get a pair that fit your hands and have a fair amount of blade space. Usually for shears like that, cheaper tends to be better.
     
  7. LilRalphieRoosmama

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    Quote:I just saw you were in Ohio, Are you near Lehmans? I know they would have them, they have all the good "old timey" stuff.

    Steve in NC

    I just LOVE Lehman's!!!! It's about an hour away in the heart of Amish Country. It's a wonderful place to visit and I'm always amazed to see horses and buggies hitched up outside the stores. Where you see lots of horses and buggies, THAT's the place to stop for lunch!!! Sorry...got a little off topic there...

    Thanks all for the advice!
     
  8. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:I just saw you were in Ohio, Are you near Lehmans? I know they would have them, they have all the good "old timey" stuff.

    Steve in NC

    I just LOVE Lehman's!!!! It's about an hour away in the heart of Amish Country. It's a wonderful place to visit and I'm always amazed to see horses and buggies hitched up outside the stores. Where you see lots of horses and buggies, THAT's the place to stop for lunch!!! Sorry...got a little off topic there...

    Thanks all for the advice!

    You are lucky!!!! we fight for the catalog when it comes in. I could spend a fortune there...... to bad they don't take payment in turkeys.

    Steve in NC
     
  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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  10. LilRalphieRoosmama

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    Elyria, OH
    I could (and have) spent a fortune there, not to mention all the antique malls they have! Which is why I need to just go to Bed Bath & Beyond...I must...practice...self...restraint! But I will check out Williams Sonoma too. I've seen the Wustoff brand advertised but didn't know if they were any good.
     

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