The Best Kitchen Shears For At-Home Chefs of All Skill Levels

Even with a collection of nearly a dozen specialized kitchen knives, my love for kitchen shears hasn’t diminished. When I’m looking to cut herbs, open packaging, or quickly prepare raw chicken, they’re my first choice. Not just any pair of scissors will do — but thankfully, even the best kitchen shears are affordable enough for any home cook.

After being introduced to the versatility of kitchen shears through a chef I worked closely with, I set out to learn everything I could about these useful tools. Now, I’d like to share that with you in this guide! In it, we’ll explore my favorite pairs of kitchen shears, as well as the reasoning behind my testing and reviews.

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Best Bread Knife

Try and cut through a crusty loaf of fresh-baked bread with a chef’s knife, and you’ll end up with a squashed mess. Add a serrated bread knife to your kitchen, though, and you’ll have flawless slices of bread ready for sandwiches. The best part? A great bread knife won’t put a big dent in your wallet, either.

In my quest to find the best bread knife for at-home use, I’ve tested dozens of serrated knives in every style. That’s in addition to a decade of perfecting my baguette slicing for crostinis in professional kitchens. And today, I’m happy to share my hands-on experience with you as you look for the best bread knife to bring into your home kitchen.

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Best Mini Food Processor

Looking to simplify chopping, slicing, and dicing but don’t have the counter space for a full size food processor? You should consider going for the best mini food processor for your kitchen instead. These pint-sized powerhouses are excellent space (and labor) savers.

Thanks to a decade of professional kitchen and bar work, I’ve had my fair share of experience with food processors of all shapes and sizes. And in today’s guide, I’ll be sharing my first-hand knowledge with you to help you discover the perfect mini food processor for your home kitchen.

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Best Countertop Convection Oven

Convection ovens are the “secret ingredient” in a lot of professional kitchens and adding one to your home can quickly elevate your cooking.

I’ve cooked with a convection oven in every restaurant I’ve ever worked in, and adding a countertop model at home was one of the best things I’ve ever done.

In this article, I’ll share my first-hand experience on how a small convection oven can change the way you cook at home. I’ll cover a few favorites that I’d consider to be the best countertop convection ovens available today, and discuss more broadly what to look for when choosing one for your kitchen.