I have used these scissors to cut chicken, beef, carrots, and many other food items and I have to say I am impressed! I chose these over cutting with a knife any time possible. These make clean precise cuts and I'm able to reduce the time it would normally take me to slice up the ingredients I am cooking with so that alone is huge. I have yet to find something that I am not able to cut up with these. If you don't already own some, I recommend you go buy them!