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Shears or Knife to open tough to open packs of meat?

comfortablynumb | Feb 28, 201503:10 PM     9

Ok maybe an inane question, but I'll ask anyone. I use a brand of grass fed ground beef that comes in vacuum sealed plastic. The stuff is flippin impossible to cut through, I was using a spare Wüsthof paring knife I got on the cheap at TJ Max but it bent the tip and dulled the blade (I open at least several packs a week). I also had a pair of Wüsthof take apart shears but they rusted (hand washed and dryed!) and didn't seem to make the task any easier.

I know I don't need anything expensive or fancy, but I'm wondering if I should get a Utility knife? I've never had one in my arsenal I'm not sure if there any more durable then a paring knife. The Wüsthof paring kife I had was so flimsy, so something with a lot less flex is what I need.

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