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Wusthof WU5558 Easy Clean Stainless Steel Kitchen Shears

Last updated: October 20, 2022


We looked at the top Kitchen Shears and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Kitchen Shears you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 97 expert reviews, the Wusthof Easy Clean Stainless Steel Kitchen Shears placed 9th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Wusthof Come-A-Part Kitchen ShearsThese Wusthof Come-A-Part Kitchen Shears are good for snipping flowers, strings, cloth or herbs. The come-a-part mechanism lets you clean these scissors easily and quickly. It also prevents bacteria or rust from developing between the two halves of these German-made shears. You’ll appreciate their lifetime warranty from Wusthof.Standard Features:Wusthof Come-A-Part Kitchen Shears Length: 8″ Precision Forged High Carbon Stainless Steel Has a Bone Notch Synthetic Handle Hand Wash Lifetime Wusthof Guarantee Against Material and Manufacturing Defects, with Normal Use and Proper Care Made in Solingen Germany Model#: 5558-1 240613. These powerful 8-inch kitchen shears cut food, flowers, paper, cardboard, even carpet. They’re balanced in the hand and work equally well for right-handers and left-handers. Blades formed from high-carbon stainless steel curve inward so they meet in only one place at any given position and cutting action is smooth and exact. One blade’s serrations prevent slippage. A plastic cap on the screw securing the blades can be lifted so the shears can be taken apart for resharpening. Steel-tooth insets in the rugged synthetic handles twist open bottle and jar caps. The shears are dishwasher-safe, but hand washing better protects the blade edges. –Fred Brack

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

They are very sharp and take little effort to cut through things. Also the gripper section in the handles are very useful for opening bottles with very tight tops. Because the blades can be separated for cleaning they are easy to keep clean.
The black synthetic handles are comfortable to hold, and the steel-tooth inserts in the handles can be used to twist open bottle and jar lids or caps.
Has a protective plastic cap on the screw: This acts as stoppers to prevent the blades from coming apart.
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These kitchen shears are sturdy and sharp and easy to maintain because of their come-apart feature which makes it very easy to clean and sharpen these shears.
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You can hold these kitchen shears in either hand, so they can be used by right or left-handed people and will still be well-balanced with a smooth and exact cutting action.
Cut various kitchen stuffs and tough items such box and even carpet. Also the grips can be used to open jar and bottle caps, and they stay well balanced in both hands.
They are well balanced and easily interchangeable to make it easier for both right-handed and left-handed users.
They stand apart from the rest thanks to the blades which come apart for easy cleaning, and they can be used by either a right handed or left handed person with ease. The handle is also a handy jar opener.
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They are perfect for both left and right-handers
- The Z9
Pulls apart for easy cleaning and sharpening.
The advantages with the model are that with the ease of cleaning, no bacteria can hide in between the two halves nor can rust develop.
Sports a handy jar opening feature. Dissembles easily for cleaning and sharpening.
Blades formed from high-carbon stainless steel curve inward so they meet in only one place at any given position and cutting action is smooth and exact.
The blades are made from stainless steel with an inward curve to make sure the cutting action remains seamless and precise. There are also serrations on one blade to ensure stability.
The blades are made of high-carbon stainless steel that is curved inward to facilitate exact and smooth cutting action.
They dismantle for deep cleaning and easier sharpening.
These are a decent pair of kitchen scissors if you’re looking for something cheap.

What reviewers didn't like

Plastic opening mechanism can come loose easily.
Said to be inferior to its earlier model.
- The Z9
The blade length is quite short.
Shears do not hold strongly.
They are on the higher end of the price spectrum and the handles are small.
If you prefer longer blades, these shears may not work for you. Also, there were some complaints about the blades coming apart too easily.
Blades have no micro-serrations. Rusting may occur when cleaned in dishwasher.
More liable to rusting as they are a high carbon stainless steel.
These are not the same Wüsthof quality that we’re used to ...No fancy materials or high-end processes to make these a durable pair of scissors.
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