Kitchen Gadget: Herb scissors 11/19/10
A 5-blade herb-cutting scissors makes it easy to chop up chives. By Roline Bosch
Another smart, yet simple, utensil in our kitchen gadget must-have series.
This time it is the 5-blade Herb Scissors which, as its name suggests, is used to cut herbs quickly and easily from stem to salad. This scissor works especially well to cut chives, but I use it when I am harvesting all my herbs, from parsley to mint to chives.
The 5 blades work extremely well without being too sharp and scary – no Edward Scissorhands here. Bunch up a couple of herbs and chop away after bringing them to your plate, and you’ll quickly realise how easy it is to chop up fresh herbs without being left with the stains on the cutting boards. The lime-coloured grips are pretty and handle well in vigorous herb-cutting exercises.
The only down side is that if you are cutting flat leaves like Italian parsley, they can get stuck between the blades, which means that straight running water might not get it out so easily.
All-in-all I really love this neat utensil and it will make the perfect Christmas gift for all the herb-planting folk out there.
The 5-blade herb scissors retails for about R120 and can be bought from Yuppie Chef and specialised retail stores.