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Old 05-15-2008, 12:42 PM   #21
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I got my first decent tongs for Christmas...

Wowsers! How did I manage all these years without them????

I have a silicone pair, push button, very nice.
And 2 cheap metal ones with gravity slides.. don't like them. Haven't
mastered the secret to keeping the slide UP!
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:39 PM   #22
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Have you used the OXO brand? I think mine are constructed completely from SS. You may have SS paddles, but the springs are steel. I'll have some more info for you when I get home.

I think the springs have to be a different composition from the SS so they wil have the springiness necessary to spring. It appears that cannot exist in a rustproof metal.
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:43 PM   #23
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I think the springs have to be a different composition from the SS so they wil have the springiness necessary to spring. It appears that cannot exist in a rustproof metal.
Nah man. There's all sorts of stainless springs. Ask any 'yachtsman' - lol.
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:46 PM   #24
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Nah man. There's all sorts of stainless springs. Ask any 'yachtsman' - lol.

So maybe I should look for marine tongs. They may cost 10 times as much but won't rust!
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:41 PM   #25
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I like the plain ol' stainless steel ones that restaurants use. No silicon, no rubber, no nub for hanging. The ones I use at home are "professional" heavyweight tongs I bought at a local restaurant supply store. They're much heavier and sturdier than the ones you can get at Target or Wal-Mart. Still, when used in the professional kitchen you only get a few years out of them before the springs will break (at least if you use 'em at the broiler station).
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:03 PM   #26
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A big 'thank you' to Jeekinz!

He emailed OXO and they responded that all parts of their tongs, including the spring, are made of stainless, a major concern of mine.

Now I can head off to get some OXO tongs and be confident they will last longer than I am used to.

Thanks to all who offered your advice. I know I can always count on help from you guys.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:48 PM   #27
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Here's my tongs:
The little one I've had for probably 25 years and used it inside and out. No name, just says SS.
The middle one I have two of and got them about two years ago at Wally World, for use with my grill. No name either, just says SS.
The nylon coated one says Oneida and SS on it. All are one hand operation, but the little one has a slider, as you can see. I actually prefer that over the gravity release.

At any rate, the WW ones have been very solid for me and all get put in the dishwasher (or would that be DW.... )
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:59 PM   #28
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Yup. Mine are OXO. The set I use with the smoker are "Stainless - China". The spring on that set is a little rusty but in tact.

Andy, if you dont like the OXO's I'll take 'em.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:49 PM   #29
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Rosle Tongs

Look at Rosle.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:11 PM   #30
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Look at Rosle.

I saw the Rosle when I was shopping on the internet. They are about twice the price of OXO.
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