Kitchen shears are an important tool to have in your home kitchen. Kitchen shears are designed slightly different than traditional scissors because the pivot point has more force to snap through small bones. They are especially handy for cutting up a whole chicken.
Kitchen scissors also come in many different designs. I like the off-set blade design which helps cut at different angles. Its rounded raised blade and opposite concave makes it similar to a pruning tool. This makes cutting through bone much easier. I also recommend take apart kitchen shears for easier cleaning.
Finally, the best kitchen shears will feel heavy for their size. I recommend going to a cutlery store to find out what feels good in your hand. You don’t have to spend top dollar on you home shears. A good mid-range priced kitchen shear will last you for years.