When only Grace-Love will do the job

Monday, August 26, 2013

Poke your fingers in my eyes and I will open wide my jaws. 
Linen cloth, quills, paper, chicken, carrots - I am greedy and devour them all.
What am I?
Using the right kitchen tools can make your cooking experience easier and more pleasant.

A good chef's knife, a slim wooden stirrer, the right chopping board for the right task, a good strainer etc can make a big difference to your cooking efficiency. A good tool need not be expensive. It just needs to be well designed and fitting for the task.

My wife thinks I sound like a housewife pedalling cookware like those at shopping centers when I talk like this. This is not an advert post but in sharing this, I trust a tool tip like this can be of some help to home cooks.

A pair of scissors is indispensable in the kitchen. I use it for all sorts of food preparation tasks, whether light or heavy ones. But not every pairs of scissors is created alike. You need a very good one which shears easily if you want it to do some heavy duty work.

Enter "Gracelove."

Yeap, that is a strange name but since I picked one up from Sia Huat a few years ago, it has become my favourite pair ever since.
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all. - Thomas Carlyle
In fact, with a good one, I can cut up a chicken cleanly instead of messing up my table space with chopping, not to mention the sound it will generate. Most parts of the chicken can be sheared easily, especially at the joints. This pair of scissors is strong enough to cut through most of it.

And when your food is in the pot or wok, it is helpful to have a proper pair of shearers to reduce the size of larger food chunks for more uniform cooking.

The design of the "eyes" speaks for itself and you can see why I like this. It has the right angle to make the motion of cutting smoother and easier.

It is a "2 in 1" - scissors and shearer at the same time. With this and a chef's knife, I can do most prep cooking tasks. For cleaning and hygiene purposes, the shearers are separable.

At $9.10, it is a bargain. 

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  1. Hiaz, why did'nt you post this earlier? Yesterday morning I bought one from the wet market for $29/- . That sales person was rather convincing. I could have bought three of yours . Thanks for sharing this though. I find the information rather useful .