Ideal for tossing salads, flipping steaks and retrieving food from steaming pots. Handy tongs lock for flat storage or hang on loop end. Fun colored tongs feature heat-resistant silicone tips to protect nonstick cookware. Constructed of stainless steel and silicone rubber.
This is an excellent set of tongs. So good I even went back and bought the 9 inch ones as well. Though it does not list it on the website these are 11 inches long and are a great size for most of your cooking needs. The 9 inch ones are better for serving and other smaller tasks in my opinion. The silicone is far superior to the nylon kind and they just look pretty.
I can't say enough wonderful things about these tongs. I love the silicone. On the tips it protects my non-stick pans, on the handle it keeps my hand from slipping and on the end it protects whatever I press them against (usu. my hip) to unlock them when I have a hot pan in my other hand. The locking feature makes for wonderful storage. The silicone only extends about 1/4"" past the s. steel so you have full gripping strength all the way through...no floppy ends. Another plus, they don't collect standing water in the dishwasher
I just love to use the tongs, I bought red and green. Used them when I was preparing one of my chicken dishes. Very easy to handle and I like that they lock when not in use. I always go to Sur La Table to check out different items. I also love the colors that I picked. I am able to control the chicken with them. They don't slip out and fall when I'm handling the chicken. I'm sure that I will use them often. The items that I receive from Sur La Table always come packed very well and have never been damages
I purchased the 9" in pink and blue several months ago for myself and just purchased the 11" for my parents as part of their Christmas gift for this year. I cannot live without them. I use them for almost everything from stir frying, to cooking spaghetti, to making a variety of side dishes. I saw a very similar pair at Homegoods and boy-they were terribly made-The silicone was coming off and the metal had rust on them. Accept no copy cats! SLT has the best ones!
I bought these to add to the two tongs I already have. Can't afford to run out of clean tongs when I'm cooking. I don't know how I survived without tongs for so long, and I'm picky about the tongs I like.
These fit the bill with features I really like: they lock, they're made with silicone, and they're the right length. (All my tongs are long.) Well made and sturdy. A
How is it different than the $16.00 black locking tong?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2011
Best Answer:Ideal for tossing salads, flipping steaks and retrieving food from steaming pots. Handy tongs lock for flat storage or hang on loop end. Fun colored tongs feature heat-resistant silicone tips to protect nonstick cookware. Constructed of stainless steel and silicone rubber. These tongs are 13 3/4"" long