iCook® Multipurpose Shears
iCook® Multipurpose Shears

Item # 102715

Retail Price

$60.90

Make kitchen and household tasks easier.
Useful for trimming meats, cutting dried fruit, and so much more!
  • Functions in 10 ways.
  • Slip-resistant polypropylene handles provide a comfortable grip whether you're left-handed or right-handed.
  • Premium forged stainless steel blades separate for easy cleaning.

Description

No two of us cook the same, but we all cook for the same reasons. iCook provides the tools to help you cook healthier and live better. The iCook Multipurpose Shears are made of premium forged, German stainless steel with ergonomically designed, polypropylene handles. The superior design allows for a more comfortable and secure grip. And the ten functional features make the Shears stand out from the competition.

Ten Functions:
  1. Cutting edge
  2. Nut cracker
  3. Cap twister
  4. Bottle opener
  5. Magnet
  6. Lever
  7. Screw driver
  8. Wire cutter
  9. Wire stripper
  10. Chicken bone cutter

Benefits

  • Premium forged, German stainless steel blade – combines strength with balance
  • Versatility. Use them to crack nuts, remove bottle caps, twist off jar lids, cut shrimp, cut poultry bones, pry open can lids, cut and strip wire, tighten screws, and pick up small metal objects, like paper clips and screws
  • Easy to clean and hygienic
  • Slip-resistant handles provide a comfortable, secure grip for both right- and left-handed users
  • Blades separate for easy cleaning and sharpening

Competitive Information

None of the competition called out in the knifeware comparison (Cutco, Henckels Twin Select, Wusthof Classic Black, or Global) have the capacity to take on as many tasks as the iCook Shears and Global doesn’t even offer shears. The iCook Shears can perform ten different functions. The competition does not come close (most perform 3-5 different functions) and the Wusthof shears are the most basic of the lot.

Product Advantage

These Multipurpose Shears combine the best features of game, fish, poultry, and kitchen shears, as well as other useful features not available in other kitchen shears to perform ten different functions.

Advisories

Do:
  • Wash the Shears in a solution of Dish Drops and vinegar before the first use to remove any lingering oils or polishes from the blades.
  • Carefully wash the Shears by hand with Dish Drops and water immediately after each use. Towel dry.
  • Keep the Shears out of the reach of children.
  • Use the iCook Knife & Shears Sharpener to maintain the blade edge with regular and frequent sharpening.
  • For maximum performance, sharpen the blade edge before each use.
  • If a blade becomes dull and honing has little or no effect, sharpening will require a whetstone or diamond steel. You may choose to have your knives professionally sharpened.
  • If storing the Shears for an extended period of time, apply a thin coat of vegetable oil to the blades’ surfaces to prevent corrosion and wrap the blades in newspaper.
Don’t:
  • Do not wash the Shears in the dishwasher.
  • Do not use abrasive scrubbers or cleansers to clean the Shears.
  • Do not, for safety concerns, soak the Shears.
  • Do not allow food residue to remain on the blades for prolonged periods of time.
  • Do not store the Shears in a moist environment.
  • Do not put the Shears in direct contact with flames.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is having a good pair of Multipurpose Shears important?
A good pair of multipurpose shears can help you perform several tasks in the kitchen, even around your home. The iCook Multipurpose Shears have an unmatched ten special functions making things from food preparation to household tasks easier.

What materials are the Shears made from?
The blades are made from high-carbon stainless steel. The handles are a constructed from a durable plastic called polypropylene.

Why is it important to sharpen my Shears?
For three reasons:
  1. Safety. Forcing a cut with dull shears is one of the easiest ways to injure yourself. Properly sharpened and maintained shears actually help prevent accidents.
  2. Good cutting action. You will get straighter, cleaner cuts with sharp, well-maintained shears than you will with dull shears.
  3. Comfort. Using a high level of force over an extended period of time can cause discomfort to your hand. Keeping your shears sharp makes it easier to cut, thereby reducing the required force and time per use.
How do I sharpen the Shears?
The iCook Knife & Shears Sharpener sold separately, may be used for the Chef’s Knife, Santoku, Petty Knife, and Paring Knife, as well as the Shears. The Slicer requires professional sharpening due to its serrated edge. Sharpen the Shears in the slot marked by the shears blade icon (located nearest to the center of the Sharpener). There is a carbide blade in the shears slot that has an angle specific to the shears blade. Disassemble the Shears and put the edge of one blade along the carbide blade at a 90° angle. Pull the blade carefully towards you. Repeat approximately seven to ten times. Repeat with the other blade. Never slide the blade back and forth through the sharpener as this can scratch the side of the blade that does not have a cutting edge. For a demonstration on proper use of the Knifeware & Shears Sharpener, check out the Learn About Knifeware section.

How often should I sharpen the Shears?
For maximum performance, the Shears should be sharpened regularly, or before each use.

How do I wash my Shears? Are they dishwasher safe?
We do not recommend that you use an automatic dishwasher for cleaning the Shears. However, the blade edge on the Shears is much thicker than that on the knives and will withstand dishwasher cleaning. Some rusting may occur if the Shears are washed in the dishwasher. For best results, hand wash, as soon as possible after each use, with DISH DROPS® and warm water. Then, towel-dry thoroughly. Never soak the Shears. Before your first use, wash the knives in a solution of DISH DROPS and vinegar to remove any lingering oils or polishes.

What is the best way to remove a stain from the blades of my Shears? The blade surface of my Shears has a light purple tint to it. What is it and can it be removed?
Never use an abrasive scrubber or cleanser to clean the Shears. Stains or a mild discoloration are likely caused by a microscopic layer of food residue and/or a hard water film. This can be removed by gently scrubbing the blade in the direction of the brushed finish using a mild abrasive cleaner such as L.O.C.® Plus Soft Cleanser and a nylon bristle brush. Use extreme caution so as not to get fingers near the cutting edge.

My Shears have developed some rust spots. Why is this and can it be removed?
All stainless steels will corrode to some degree when exposed to salts. The term "stainless" implies a resistance to rusting, pitting and staining; not that the material is rust free. The type of stainless steel used to make knives and shears is recognized as being more susceptible to attack by salts than are the stainless steels commonly used to make cookware. This is because it contains more carbon, which is needed for creating and maintaining an edge. Because of this, it is important that you take special care to follow the care and use instructions provided to minimize the occurrence of rust. If rust spots do occur, they can usually be removed by gently scrubbing the blade in the direction of the brushed finish using a mild abrasive cleaner such as Legacy of Clean Soft Cleanser and a nylon bristle brush. Use extreme caution so as not to get fingers near the cutting edge.

If I need to store the Shears for an extended time, is there anything special I need to do?
If storing your Shears for an extended period of time, apply a thin coat of vegetable oil to the blades’ surfaces to prevent corrosion and wrap the blades in newspaper.

My Shears are hard to open and close. How can I make them easier to use?
Apply some vegetable oil to the joint. Open and close the Shears a few times to work the vegetable oil into the joint to lubricate it.

The joint (nut and bolt) on my Shears is loose making the Shears difficult to put back together again after disassembling.
This is a manufacturing defect. The Shears should be returned for replacement.

What is the difference between the old Shears and the iCook Shears?
Because the old Shears were so popular and could be offered at a good price point, the only thing that was changed was the handle design so that the iCook Shears coordinated more appropriately with the iCook Knifeware.

What are the key selling points of the Shears?
The Shears are versatile having ten different functions:
  1. Cutting edge
  2. Nut cracker
  3. Cap twister
  4. Bottle opener
  5. Magnet
  6. Lever
  7. Screw driver
  8. Wire cutter
  9. Wire stripper
  10. Chicken bone cutter
  11. The blades separate easily for cleaning and sharpening.

More Information

LIMITED WARRANTY
WHAT DOES THIS LIMITED WARRANTY COVER?

Amway Global Inc. and Amway Global Canada Corporation (“Amway Global”) warrants that the iCook® Knifeware (“Knifeware”) will not prove defective (as defined below) under normal use. An item will be considered “defective” if it is defective in materials or workmanship and if the defect materially impairs the performance or value of the Knifeware to the original purchaser.

WHAT DOES THIS LIMITED WARRANTY NOT COVER?
This Limited Warranty does not cover:
  1. Any Knifeware that has been subjected to any use that is different than or inconsistent with the use instructions in the Knifeware Use Instructions.
  2. Any Knifeware that has been subjected to any abuse, accident, physical damage, misuse, alteration, or neglect.
WHAT WILL AMWAY GLOBAL DO IF YOUR KNIFEWARE IS DEFECTIVE?
If any Knifeware that has not been subject to abuse, accident, physical damage, misuse, alteration, or neglect proves to have been defective, Amway Global will, at its option, either repair or replace the defective item at its expense.

HOW AND WHEN MUST YOU MAKE A CLAIM UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY?
In order to make a claim under this Limited Warranty, purchaser must notify Amway Global of the defect. For service under this Limited Warranty in the United States, please contact Amway Global Inc. prior to returning the item, via telephone at 1-800-253-6500 Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and Midnight and Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, , for shipping and handling instructions. Then return the claimed defective product to Amway Global Inc. at 5101 Spaulding Plaza, Ada, Michigan 49355, together with a copy of a sales receipt or other proof of purchase and a brief description of the product defect.

For service under this Limited Warranty in Canada, please contact Amway Global Canada Corporation, prior to returning the item, at 1-800-265-5470 Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and Midnight Saturday and between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, for shipping and handling instructions. Then return the defective product to Amway Global Canada Corporation, Box 7780, London Station Main, London, Ontario N5W 5W3, together with a copy of a sales receipt or other proof of purchase and a brief description of the product defect.

Upon receipt of Knifeware that is claimed to be defective, Amway Global will determine, in its reasonable discretion, whether the Knifeware is defective.

By accepting returned Knifeware for inspection, Amway Global does not concede that the returned Knifeware is defective. Amway Global will bear the expense of shipping, both ways, with respect to the repair or replacement of any defective Knifeware. If, in Amway Global’s opinion, the Knifeware is not defective, it will be returned to the purchaser.

OTHER IMPORTANT LIMITATIONS
If Amway Global fails to repair or replace any defective item within a reasonable time, its liability under this Limited Warranty will in all events be limited to the purchase price of the defective Knifeware. Except as provided under Federal, State or Provincial laws, no person is authorized to or may modify or expand the limited warranty provided herein, waive any of the conditions and limitations of this Limited Warranty, or make any different or additional warranties with respect to the Knifeware. Any statements to the contrary shall be of no effect unless made in writing and signed by an authorized officer of Amway Global.

Except as provided under Federal, State or Provincial laws, this Limited Warranty sets forth the purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedies for any defect in the Knifeware, and THE WARRANTIES STATED HEREIN ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, EXCEPT FOR THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY OTHER NON-DISCLAIMABLE WARRANTIES IMPOSED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR PROVINCIAL LAW.

This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province. The laws of some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion or limitation of certain rights or remedies provided by such laws. As this Limited Warranty is subject to such laws, some of the limitations or restrictions contained in this Limited Warranty may not apply to you. The provisions of this Limited Warranty are in addition to and not a modification of or subtraction from the statutory warranties contained in state or provincial laws.

AMWAY GLOBAL SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, INDIRECT, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT AND BASED UPON BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. IN PARTICULAR, AND WITHOUT LIMITATION, AMWAY GLOBAL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, LOST PROFITS, OR OTHER ECONOMIC INJURY, NOR UPON ANY CLAIM BASED ON ALLEGED NEGLIGENT DESIGN OR MANUFACTURE OF ANY GOODS, OR THE OMISSION OF ANY WARNING WITH RESPECT THERETO. Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

This Limited Warranty is applicable in the United States and Canada.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
We stand behind the quality of Amway Global products and guarantee your satisfaction.

If for any reason you try our product and are not completely satisfied, you may return it within 120 days of purchase for an exchange or refund of the product price and applicable tax. This satisfaction guarantee does not apply to products that have been intentionally damaged or misused or IBO purchases for stock or inventory.

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