ISSUE 23  |  Cool Dads

5 Favorites: Kitchen Tongs

June 11, 2014 7:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Tongs: an essential item in any cook’s batterie de cuisine (useful for turning meat on the grill, too); here’s a roundup of some favorites.

Above: Designer Sori Yanagi’s tongs won Japan’s prestigious Good Design award in 1998; above photo via Mjölk.

Above: The stainless steel Sori Yanagi Perforated Tongs are $30 CA at Mjölk in Toronto. The same perforated Sori Yanagi Tongs are $32 at Emmo Home in the US; a set of solid Sori Yanagi Tongs is $30.

Above: High-quality Locking Stainless Tongs from German company Rosle will last a lifetime; prices start at $21 for a 9-inch-long pair at Amazon.

Above: We like the convenient hanging loop on Cuisipro Stainless Locking Tongs; a 9.5-inch set is $10.99 at Amazon.

Above: All Clad Polished Stainless Locking Tongs are $23.95 for a 9-inch pair from Metro Kitchen–and come with a lifetime guarantee.

For more of our favorite utensils, see Julie’s post 11 German-Made Kitchen Essentials.

Are you as obsessed with everyday objects as we are? See Display-Worthy Brooms, the Last Trash Bin You’ll Ever BuyCans from a Cleanliness-Obsessed Nation, and the Dustpan No. 1. And gardeners, have a look at 10 Easy Pieces: Potting Shed Brushes and our favorite Indoor/Outdoor Tool Sets.

This post is an update; the original ran on April 20, 2011.