Henckels International Kitchen Shears

Kitchen shears come in so handy for many preparation tasks. I bought the J.A. Henckels International Kitchen Shears work just fine for all of the prep I need.

Cutting the stem off of a dried chili pepper with Henckels kitchen sheers

That said, these sheers will need to be replaced soon. Fortunately, they were inexpensive. I use them pretty much every night for cutting up dried peppers, cracking nuts, chopping up whole canned tomatoes, cutting open rice, grain and bean packages. When I do replace, I will consider a brand and model that can be sharpened  and will last longer.