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Felco Pruners in the Kitchen

CCSPRINGS May 30, 2011 08:10 AM

I use my Felco pruners in the kitchen all the time. They work great for cutting up grape bunches, snipping dried seaweed into soups, trimming bamboo skewers, even cutting up poultry. Anyone else have a garden tool that finds its way indoors?


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    PSUhorty May 30, 2011 04:41 PM

    Felco's ain't cheap. Not sure what a pair of heavy duty kitchen shears couldn't do that Felco's could, chopping chicken breast bones aside.

    Seems like a bit of a waste of $$$ to me.

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    1. re: PSUhorty
      CCSPRINGS May 30, 2011 05:22 PM

      I am a horticulturist so there are two pairs floating around at all times. They are not dedicated to kitchen use but they do a better job than the shears for most tasks. Granted they only get used on chicken in a pinch. I also have two sets of kitchen shears and they were not cheap either, and they lack the ergonomic design that was put into the Felco's. The Felco's just feel better.

      1. re: CCSPRINGS
        pine time May 31, 2011 08:14 AM

        While they're not cheap, they're worth every penny (to me) just for the replaceable blade function that cheap pruners don't have.

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      pine time May 30, 2011 12:49 PM

      Never thought about my Felcos for the kitchen. LOVE them in the garden, so why not the kitchen? Great idea!

      1. marthasway May 30, 2011 08:16 AM

        What a great idea! I'll have to get another pair of small left handed Felco's, but they fit so perfectly that they would be ideal.

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