Two students are discussing whether scissors or knives are better when cooking. Jane: Kitchen scissors are more convenient than knives. You need a cutting board when using a knife. You can quickly cut food with scissors. They are good for cutting ingredients like meat, vegetables, and fruits. Tom: Scissors will ruin the shape and texture of soft foods like ripe tomatoes. Knives are helpful when you need to be precise about the shape and size of the foods being cut.