Mercer is introducing several tools and accessories at this show, including kitchen shears
, knife guards, paring knife sets, an eight-piece garnish set, a channel knife, a double melon bailer, zester and spreader sets.
WMF is offering new heavy-gauge kitchen shears
in two sizes that have a strong locking mechanism and spring.
The Cuisinart Sheartoku by Lifetime Brands combines the convenience and ease of kitchen shears
with the cutting quality of a five-inch Santoku knife.
, which combine the functions of a knife with the reassurance of a pair of scissors, are helping drive the accessories business, vendors said.
The 10-piece block set pink set will feature its 7-inch granton edge santoku knife, along with an 8-inch carving knife, an 8-inch bread knife, a 6-inch serrated utility knife, a carving fork, sharpening steel, peeler, parer and "Take-A-Part" kitchen shears
5-inch parer, four 4-inch fine-blade steak knives, a 5-inch utility, a 5-inch partoku (Chicago Cutlery's exclusive fusion of a santoku and a paring blade), a 7-inch santoku, an 8-inch serrated bread, an 8-inch honing steel, kitchen shears
and the 11-slot block featuring Edge-Saver polymer-lined protective slots.
The injunction prevents Tabletops from any further infringement of two of Lifetime Hoan's design patents: one for kitchen tool handles, the other for kitchen shears
But the buyer reported the outstanding product turned out to be a promotional set of kitchen shears
from Chicago Cutlery, which sold for $9.
Price points range from $28 for kitchen shears
to $105 for a chef's knife.
Various kitchen tools and kitchen shears
Last year, the Ginsu division did add kitchen shears
to its assortment, as it reported it would, but is re-thinking its previously reported intention to enter the gadget category.
Also new are the Twin Lissi kitchen shears
with screw cap opener.