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Old 05-15-2008, 10:28 PM   #31
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I buy mine 3 to a pack at Sam's Club. A friend of mine has the kind that you have to point at the floor before they open - those drive me

I think they come two shorter and one longer - I keep the longer one and give the shorter ones away (no space to keep them all).
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:30 PM   #32
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I buy mine 3 to a pack at Sam's Club. A friend of mine has the kind that you have to point at the floor before they open - those drive me

I think they come two shorter and one longer - I keep the longer one and give the shorter ones away (no space to keep them all).

Do you have a problem with the springs breaking?
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:49 PM   #33
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Do you have a problem with the springs breaking?
You're asking me to remember something??

This pair I've had for at least 3 years though - no less than 2 I don't remember why I needed a new pair but I can't think why it wouldn't be the spring - otherwise, why would I have needed a new pair?

I do put mine in the dishwasher but I use the heat cycle for drying. That may be where yours are rusting, if you don't use the heat dry cycle - just a guess though.
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You're asking me to remember something??

This pair I've had for at least 3 years though - no less than 2 I don't remember why I needed a new pair but I can't think why it wouldn't be the spring - otherwise, why would I have needed a new pair?

I do put mine in the dishwasher but I use the heat cycle for drying. That may be where yours are rusting, if you don't use the heat dry cycle - just a guess though.

That's not it. I use the heat cycle too. I guess it's just the cheap tongs I buy,
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:53 AM   #35
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Ok, I need to make a correction. In my post on this thread, I originally mentioned that I prefer a 9" tongs, and will use 6" tongs as well. I had my sizes off. The 6" tongs at work are actually 9", and the 9" that I prefer to use are actually 11".
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:18 AM   #36
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I bought a pair of OXO tongs with the rubber grips for $10.99 less a 20% coupon. It has the push/pull lock on the top and that is taking some getting used to.

Only time will tell if they are a better choice than what I have been using.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:23 AM   #37
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I use my teeth and chin to lock and unlock my Oxo tongs Andy, as my hands are usually full.
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Unlocking is relatively easy. I just push it against a hand or body. I like to lock the tongs when I put them down as space is limited and that takes an extra step. Also. I am accustomed to putting tongs into the DW and the storage crock with the business end up and if I do that with these, the weight of the tongs works the slide lock and the tongs open.
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So I guess your utensil crock is not jam packed like mine where there is no way you would ever get the tongs to touch the bottom of the crock.
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So I guess your utensil crock is not jam packed like mine where there is no way you would ever get the tongs to touch the bottom of the crock.

Well, if you push real hard and jiggle it a little...
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