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KOKUYO Co., Ltd. Over 80% of people use knives to cut ingredients in Japan, a country known for knives. There are signs that aerial cooking, in which cooking is done using kitchen scissors instead of a cutting board, is gaining popularity in Japan.

KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
More than 80% of people use knives to cut ingredients in “Knife-rich Japan” There are signs that “aerial cooking,” which involves cooking with kitchen scissors instead of a cutting board, is gaining popularity in Japan.
Survey on awareness regarding kitchen scissors and cooking – Approximately 6 out of 10 people would like to try cooking using kitchen scissors, which are superior in hygiene, such as Taipa and Spepa –
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KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Osaka City/President: Hidekuni Kuroda) conducted an “Awareness Survey on Kitchen Scissors and Cooking” targeting 890 men and women in their 20s to 50s who cook for themselves at least once or twice a week. did.
Nowadays, there are people who want to cook without spending time and effort, and in other countries, “aerial cooking” is a method of cooking without using a cutting board, cutting with a knife or kitchen scissors and putting it in a pot or bowl. is permeating. Therefore, we conducted an awareness survey in Japan that focused on cooking with or without knives, cutting boards, and kitchen scissors. Below are the results of the survey.
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1. Over 80% of Japanese people use knives to cut ingredients in Japan, a country known for their knives.
On the other hand, many people (77.3%) found it troublesome to take out knives and cutting boards.
First, when we asked whether they often use a knife or kitchen scissors when cutting ingredients, 60% more people used knives (72.7%) than kitchen scissors (11.0%). became. If you include the number of people who use kitchen knives while also using kitchen scissors, the number is about 80% or more, and it can be said that Japan is a “knife superpower”.
Furthermore, 77.3% of people said they felt it was a hassle to take out a knife and cutting board when they wanted to cut ingredients into small pieces. More than 80% of people use a knife to cut ingredients, but it turns out that many people find it troublesome to take out the knife and cutting board.
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The advantages of aerial cooking according to aerial chefs are: “time saving”, “good space”, “hygienic”, “easy to cut”
When asked again if they had ever cooked using kitchen scissors in addition to a knife, 66.9% of the respondents answered that they had done so. In other words, about 60% of people do “aerial cooking” without using a cutting board, without realizing that “aerial cooking” involves cutting with kitchen scissors and then cooking in a pot or bowl. It turns out.
So, when we asked 595 people with experience in aerial cooking what they were particular about and what they were trying to do, they answered, “Cut things that are difficult to cut with a knife,” “It saves time and is good with a taipa,” “It’s space efficient. I’ve started to see the benefits of using kitchen scissors, such as the fact that they are nice and hygienic.
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It turns out that in Japan, a country known for its knives, aerial cooking is beginning to be recognized as a form of homemade cooking. When asked about the difference in cooking utensils used for cooking, which part of the cooking is considered homemade, 48.6% of the people answered that they use both a knife and cutting board, as well as kitchen scissors, as Japanese people are used to using knives and cutting boards. The result was that food prepared by the local government was recognized as home-cooked*.
On the other hand, 29.3% of people considered “dishes prepared using only kitchen scissors (aerial cooking)” to be home-cooked, with the majority of people thinking that cooking using a knife and cutting board = home-cooked food. So, I found out that aerial cooking is also starting to be recognized as homemade cooking.
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4. About 6 out of 10 people want to try cooking using kitchen scissors Kitchen scissors: What are washable scissors (kitchen/dishwasher safe) that are friendly to beginners?
Finally, if there are any merits to using a knife and kitchen scissors*, when asked if they would like to try “cooking only with kitchen scissors” or “cooking with both a knife and kitchen scissors” in the future, about 6 out of 10 people answered: People responded that they would like to try it. In the future, there are signs that kitchen scissors will be used more and more in cooking scenes in Japanese kitchens.
*Advantages of cooking with knives and kitchen scissors
・Using both a knife and kitchen scissors to cook will help you cook more smoothly and save time.
・Using kitchen scissors to add ingredients to retort-packed foods is nutritious, and since you don’t need a cutting board, there’s less washing up.
・It is also hygienic as it does not use a cutting board.
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・Product name: Washable scissors – Sakusa – (kitchen/dishwasher compatible) ・Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: 1,200 yen (excluding tax) ・Product HP: https://kokuyo.jp/pr/saxa/araeru
■Survey overview
・Survey name: Awareness survey regarding kitchen scissors and cooking ・Survey period: April 17, 2024 to April 19, 2024
・Survey method: Internet survey
・Number of people surveyed: 890 people
・Survey target: Those who responded that they “cook (self-cook) using knives, cutting boards, and kitchen scissors at least once or twice a week.”
20s to 50s
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*The information herein is current as of the date of announcement. Subject to change without notice. Please note.
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