Get a Grip with these Essential Kitchen Tongs

Let a good pair of kitchen tongs do the work for you.

Let a good pair of kitchen tongs do the work for you. (Unsplash/)

Whether you’re cooking in the kitchen or grilling in the yard, one constant is the heat of the food. Turning over steaks to cook evenly or picking up corn cobs from the grill, a good pair of tongs is an essential culinary tool to keep your recipe cooking properly and prevent mishaps like dropping food or incurring accidental burns.

Useful in the kitchen or the backyard grill, these are heat-resistant to 500 degrees.

Useful in the kitchen or the backyard grill, these are heat-resistant to 500 degrees. (ALLWIN-HOUSEWARE W/)

These Allwin Houseware cooking tongs offer the strength and long-lasting quality of stainless steel. They are also complemented with durable, flexible silicone tips to protect your cookware and grill grates. Hygienic silicone is BPA-free and provides excellent control of your food while offering important protection to your fingers. Non-stick, corrosion-resistant, and odor resistant, this two-piece set includes 9″ and 12″ tongs.

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These lock in place for storage, or can be suspended by the large hanging loop for a decorative kitchen look.

These lock in place for storage, or can be suspended by the large hanging loop for a decorative kitchen look. (OXO/)

These OXO Good Grips tongs will remind you of traditional kitchen tongs, but better. They are made of brushed stainless steel for corrosion resistance and feature processed rubber in the handles for a firm grip, whether wet or dry. The non-slip handles also offer a comfortable thumb rest for an ergonomic feel. The cushioned grip adds comfort on long days of barbecuing. When all the cooking and feasting is over with, they are conveniently dishwasher safe.

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The pull ring technology gives you better control and allows you to hang the set to air dry.

The pull ring technology gives you better control and allows you to hang the set to air dry. (Popco/)

The Popco Tongs are constructed of 304 heavy-duty stainless steel with a 1mm thickness for strength and control. The tips are BPA and PVC-free silicone for a soft surface and solid grip. Ergonomically designed for comfort, these come in three different sizes – 7, 9, and 12 inches – to work for a host of various purposes in the kitchen or at the bar. Non-stick and heat resistant to 480 degrees, this set is available in three different color options. We like the variety of bright colors that are sure to liven up your cooking area. You’ll feel like a professional – and look like one, too – when you use these chef-quality instruments.

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Restaurant quality, these are a great cooking tool to add to any kitchen arsenal.

Restaurant quality, these are a great cooking tool to add to any kitchen arsenal. (HOTEC/)

The Hotec Premium Stainless Steel Kitchen Tongs are engineered for quality and safety. The high-quality stainless steel is conveniently lightweight yet strong. These tongs have anti-rust, anti-corrosion qualities, coupled with silicone tips and inserts in the handle for comfort and a firm grip. Silicone is pliable yet extremely durable, which is why it is a popular choice for this kitchen tool. These premium tongs are packaged as a 2-piece set including two lengths of 9″ and 12.” Engineered for safety, the Hotec product also features pull ring technology, an upgraded design to stay steady, and protect your hands from cuts or burns.

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The metal is heat resistant to 1500 degrees and the silicone up to 500 degrees, so these rugged tools can handle all the barbecues you host.

The metal is heat resistant to 1500 degrees and the silicone up to 500 degrees, so these rugged tools can handle all the barbecues you host. (ALLWIN-HOUSEWARE W/)

These tongs have a little bit of everything. The Allwin Houseware 304 stainless steel tongs are excellent for your kitchen but are made with the rigors of your grill or broiler in mind. They come in two lengths of 9″ and 12,” with a longer size designed to protect you from hot cooking areas. Silicone handles provide an ergonomic grip for the cook. They are non-stick, corrosion-resistant, and odor resistant, as well as dishwasher safe, and feature the popular pull ring technology for locking-in-place stability and hang-ability.

Buy: 304 Stainless Steel Kitchen Cooking Tongs

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