Thursday, August 16, 2012
GRABBIEST KITCHEN GADGET EVER!
Seriously, these tongs are fantastic, and we use them daily. Their grip is phenomenal and nothing slips out of them. Until I bought the longer ones, Bob was using the 9" on the grills and could easily turn a heavy rack of ribs. He uses these on the gas grill, the smoker and charcoal grill. Since we bbq 6 days out of 7 in the summer, let me say that we are getting our money's worth. They have thicker stainless steel handles and wide ridged silicone grippers that are safe to use on my hard anodized pots and pans. The tongs are dishwasher and high heat safe. Storage is simple, the locking mechanism on the handles actually works and doesn't pop open every time I bump them. Since I'm currently lacking counter space, I lock them before I set them down. It takes a nano-second and keeps them out of my way.
The ONLY problem I ever had with these tongs was created by my husband. Often, when I went to get them out of the drawer, they were gone! Yep, he had them outside at the grill. So, there was only one thing to do. I ordered three more. Now we'll have two at the lake and two at home. A happy home calls for two sets of Progressive International gripper tongs. The tongs are available at amazon.com, sears.com, surlatable.com and many other retailers.
My uses: Removing
hot bagels from the toaster oven Turning bacon or sausage
baked potatoes from the oven Great to take spaghetti out of the bowl
waffles form the waffle iron Salad tongs
Ideal for serving hot foods