This week I have another tool that I just love. It is this pair of kitchen tongs. I think this pair of tongs, shown in the picture, is by Oxo Good Grips. I've had them for several years and I can't remember exactly where they came from. It is not the pair of Oxo tongs sold on Amazon or on the Oxo website.
I use this pair of tongs for lots of things:
- sicking up hot chicken to turn
- serving spaghetti noodles
- picking up hot porkchops.
- serving any pasta
- picking up hot steaks
- picking up hot, almost, anything
I use them on the stovetop. I use them on the grill. I love the way they grip without crushing the food. I love the non-slip handle. I love that they're long enough to turn hot food without burning my hands. I love that they goes in the dishwasher. I REALLY love that I can open or close them with only one hand.
See that thingy on the end (where the arrow is pointing)? That is the magic of this pair of tongs. Turn them down, that thing falls in and the tongs open. Turn them up, that thing pops out and the tongs stay closed. If my other hand is holding something, which happens frequently, I don't have to set one thing down in order to open the tongs. They're wonderful. I do not know why Oxo changed the design. I really think that was a mistake. The ones they sell now require a second hand to pull or push the nob on the end in order to open or close them. It really stinks. I was given a pair like that. I sold them at a yard sale.
Kitchen tools can be very personal. What do you look for in a pair of tongs?
This post is linked to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays at Tammy's Recipes and to Things I Love Thursday at TheDiaperDiaries.