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How about them tongs?

by Larry Greenly » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:53 pm

I used to own a fantastic set of locking tongs until I lost them somewhere (probably by taking them to someone's bbq). Since then I've accumulated several others, including a cheap pair from a dollar store that work, but are a bit flimsy. I also have a medium locking GoodCook tongs with silicone tips that work reasonably well. Last year I bought a set of two tongs, medium and short, that looked good (the brand is Cook Works), but don't work worth a damn. The tips are covered in a silicone that is slipperier than anything known to mankind. When you try to pick up something with them, that something tends to squirt out and fly across the room. Don't buy 'em.

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Re: How about them tongs?

by Robin Garr » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:40 pm

Mary loves tongs, Larry, and we have a pair of Oxo Goodgrips tong in two sizes. Metal grippers, rubber or plastic lined handles to keep them cool.

I'm not a fan myself. I grew up cooking with two wooden spoons, and I can tong with them like chopsticks. :mrgreen:
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Re: How about them tongs?

by Larry Greenly » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:37 am

The Oxo tongs were rated #1 on ATK. Oxo makes a lot of good stuff, and metal grippers, not silicone, is the way to go.
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Re: How about them tongs?

by Jeff Grossman » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:48 pm

Not sure what brand I have but they are locking with teal silicone tips. The tips are textured and slightly grippy and work well. I have been known to fetch obscure sugars from the back of the cabinet using the tongs instead of the step-ladder.
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Re: How about them tongs?

by Larry Greenly » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:01 am

Back in the '90s, I quickly learned one lesson in using tongs: never tilt the tips up when removing something from a deep fryer. Yow! Some grease ran down the arms onto the tip of my little finger. That sure as hell never happened again.
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Re: How about them tongs?

by Jenise » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:38 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Mary loves tongs, Larry, and we have a pair of Oxo Goodgrips tong in two sizes.


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Re: How about them tongs?

by Robin Garr » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:48 pm

:shock:
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Re: How about them tongs?

by Jenise » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:54 pm

Four sizes. (Nudge nudge.)
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