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Old 07-23-2021, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Anyone make a good set of Tongs?

Looking to upgrade to better BBQ tongs. Any ideas? The stamped stainless type work ok, but I’m thinking there’s better.
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Old 07-23-2021, 06:34 PM   #2
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I would think that "working ok" would speak highly of a set of tongs. Pretty simple machines. Performs function adequately? check.

How is it you are looking for them to be better?

Maybe my bar is low. Stainless steel and easy to clean. I do like the doohickey that let's you lock them closed but that's it.
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America's Test Kitchen ranks Oxo Good Grips as best but, those are also stainless type

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ac782ddf017012
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Best tongs I've ever had are the cheap $2 heavy duty tongs from webstraunt store.
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I have multiple sets that have "teeth" on the tongs which are pretty Heavy Duty and they come with a spatula, usually ones that have a serated edge on one side.

The stamped ones are indoor tongs, good for kitchen frying and such (sometimes with a silicone sleeve for nonstick)

Have you checked the grill section at HD or Meijer?


I could post a pic if you like, they have the extended arm and are made for grilling
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I’m partial to the Korean bbq style tongs. Sturdy and not curved like the traditional grill tongs. Also no hinge/stopper thing to dislodge and break. It’s built in to the design.
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I just bought the Weber Original portable 2 piece tool set and really like them.

https://www.amazon.com/Weber-6645-Or...091382&sr=8-10
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Best tongs I've ever had are the cheap $2 heavy duty tongs from webstraunt store.
+1!

I really like the heavy duty long tongs from the local Resturant supply store.

They are cheap enough to to get multiple tongs when there.

Find a Resturant supply store in your area and see what they have.
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I too hated the stamped metal tongs that had too much flex. I bought a set of Weber tongs at either wally world or home depot. What got my attention was they appeared to be stamped and then rolled or curved side to side, not lengthwise, for added strength. I wouldn't try to pick up a brisket with them, but no problem with smaller pork loins and racks of untrimmed spare ribs. I honestly thought they would not last, but I still use them five years after purchase.
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America's Test Kitchen ranks Oxo Good Grips as best but, those are also stainless type

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ac782ddf017012
I've got 4 pairs laying around here, they work great!
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https://ergochef.com/product/locking-duo-kitchen-tongs/
Ergo Chef tongs are really nice.
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Old 07-24-2021, 12:09 PM   #12
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my kids gave me a set of grillight tools as a father's day gift a few years back.

I use the tongs all the time with and without the light.

I dulled down the sharp edges with a sharpening steel.

They aren't cheap but I really like having a light on the tongs, especially during winter cooking when it is dark at 5pm.
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I have the OXO and love them. Rubber grips are great, locking doo hickey, and long enough to not burn the hands. I’d order another set in a heartbeat.
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I’m partial to the Korean bbq style tongs. Sturdy and not curved like the traditional grill tongs. Also no hinge/stopper thing to dislodge and break. It’s built in to the design.
I agree with these tongs, I got sick of tongs twisting or the hinging coming apart at the worst possible time
Only downside is picking up Dainty things

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