This is by no means a breakthrough, but I thought it curious that after all my years of using kitchen shears, I just now realized that the notch on the edge of the blades, as well as the holes in the center of the handles, can be used for opening bottles. And they actually work pretty well, too.
Cooks often debate about whether or not kitchen shears are necessary — I think they are as I use them for everything from trimming rosemary off a bush to chopping chicken into tiny pieces for lettuce wraps. Now this new discovery adds even more utility to the kitchen shears.
Next time you need a bottle opener try them out. Definitely no uni-taskers here.
Do you use your kitchen shears to open bottles?
(Images: Chris Perez)