Cutting chicken with scizzors

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by prudentsmoker, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. prudentsmoker

    prudentsmoker Fire Starter

    Any thoughts on the best shears to cut chicken? The Wusthof Poultry Shears at $80 got mixed reviews on Amazon. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Oxo makes good ones .....nowhere near $80 bucks. Thumbs Up
     
  3. smokerjim

    smokerjim Meat Mopper

    wouldn't waste my money on shears, a half decent knive will do the job.just my thought
     
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I split chickens weekly, don't use a good knife its hard on a blade. Just get a cheap forged steel Chicago cutlery knife so you don't cry about your good knives. If you get poultry shears make sure the handle ends are long so you can get good leverage. Short blades are no problem but short handles will work you to death.
     
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Check out your local restaurant supply store.

    I got a heavy duty pair for about $20.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  6. dcarch

    dcarch Smoking Fanatic

    A knife will not work if you have to cut a roasted chicken on the dinning table.

    Get a good one that is dishwasher safe.

    dcarch
     
  7. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I always had used a 12" chefs knife or Chinese style cleaver until I broke down and looked on Amazon. OXO's stainless steel poultry shears. Easily come apart for cleaning and much easier on my hands. Chickens look much better, less jagged and no shards. Also safer on the hacker upper of said birds....just sayin'. Oh, on sale was about 12 bucks
     
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello , Prudentsmoker.  I see your Scizzor  predicament and offer a bit of info. on 'good' sturdy Shears... go to a EMS supply store (or ask a EMS ) near you and get some for  ~ $10 bucks. , these will last a good while for you...not as pretty but [​IMG].

    Have fun and . . .
     
  9. goliath

    goliath Smoking Fanatic

    i have a set of Cuisinart Kitchen shears. set of 4 scissors including the shears for $10. i just spatched a big 8lb bird with them friday and grilling it right now... :)
    actually a Q-View coming up soon
    i use them on lobster also.
    great set of shears for the price
     

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