The Best Kitchen Scissors 2019

Are you looking to buy a pair of scissors in the UK?

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.

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This report shows you five established, reliable kitchen scissors, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.

The Best Kitchen Scissors 2019

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of kitchen scissors with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis. This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

We then remove the kitchen scissors with less than 4 stars. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.

The Best Kitchen Scissors 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Fiskars Kitchen Scissors3644.8££Argos
Belle Vous Kitchen Shears3534.7££Amazon
AmazonBasics Soft-Grip Scissors824.7£Amazon
Professional Kitchen Scissors534.7£Amazon
Victorinox Kitchen Scissors2294.6£Amazon

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis on January 14th 2019. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. View all rating scores here.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated kitchen scissors. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

Fiskars Kitchen Scissors

  • Stainless Steel Kitchen Scissors
  • Tension Screw to Customise Effort
  • Serrated Blades
  • For Cutting Food and General Kitchen Work
  • “Excellent kitchen scissors. Last for ever, don’t bend or twist.”
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Belle Vous Kitchen Shears

  • Twin Pack Set
  • Stainless Steel Kitchen Scissors
  • For Left and Right Hand
  • Easy Grip Design
  • “Good all round scissors for use in the kitchen, very comfortable grip and nice to have a bottle opener included in them.”
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AmazonBasics Soft-Grip Scissors

  • Twin Pack Set
  • Soft Grip Handles
  • Adjustable Pivot
  • 20cm Scissors
  • “Wanted some scissors for kitchen food use and general cutting cardboard, paper etc. Can't believe how good these are. ”
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Professional Kitchen Scissors

  • Stainless Steel Blades
  • For Left and Right Hand
  • Ergonomically Designed
  • Ultra Sharp Blades
  • “These scissors are sharp throughout the length of the blade, which are set at the correct closeness to make cutting easy. I notice that they are held together with a screw; so, should they become slack, it will be a simple matter to tighten them again.”
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Victorinox Kitchen Scissors

  • Stainless Steel Kitchen Scissors
  • Lifetime Guarantee
  • Ergonomically Designed
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • “Really happy with these. They feel very well made and are super sharp.”
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Our Notes on this Market

Considering the size of the UK market, there were a relatively small amount of kitchen scissors for sale. Argos only stocked one pair on the day of our research, John Lewis five pairs and Tesco had around 25 different pairs of kitchen scissors.

As ever, Amazon makes it hard to tell exactly how many of a certain product it stocks – we would suggest around 60 pairs of dedicated kitchen scissors. (Searching at Amazon also brought up results for general purpose scissors, as well as dress making and crafting scissors).

The main manufacturers in this market are Victorinox, Oxo and Fiskars.

We found lots of great user reviews for the kitchen scissors that feature in this top 5. We were impressed by the high rating scores, especially considering the large number of reviews.


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