Sturdy Tongs

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by solaryellow, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    It is getting harder and harder to find some decent sturdy tongs. This last one did well for the last 6 months until tonight when one of the rivets popped grilling some flank steak. Where can I find an indestructible set of tongs? I want a set that won't flex when grabbing meat and are nice and firm. That almost sounds dirty doesn't it? Help me!
     
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Do you have a restarant supply near you? They have ones that last a lot better than the regular ones you get in cooing and department stores. If there is a Restaurant Depot or Jetro they carry pretty good stuff. If not let me know and I can ship you some from here  

    I found these on line - I have been using them for years and never had one break

    http://www.wasserstrom.com/restaurant-supplies-equipment/Product_273108
     
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  3. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    There is an RD in Charlotte but nothing nearby Gary. I buy quite a few things from a couple of local restaurant supply places but the tongs they carry seem like weak stamped aluminum.
     
  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree with Gary. We have a company in Reno called Resco that carries the good stuff.
     
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  6. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have several different sizes of the Vollrath ones in the link and they are stainless not aluminum and for the price they are worth the try
     
     
  8. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I also have a pair of those BBQ tongs with the wooden handles (hickory in fact) and they are really heavy duty and comfortable Joel. there at the Other house!
     
  9. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead


    I must have missed the link with your original post Gary. I will check em out.

    Thanks for the TMs Bob. I will see if I can find a pair.
     
  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  11. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

  12. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    How much are you trying to handle with them? Are you turning steaks and chicken parts or try to lift a whole brisket? I've been buying mine at the local grocery and haven't had any problem with them, and they lock and unlock with a flick of the wrist. All of $3.98 ea
     
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  13. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead


    Packer briskets and 10lbs butts are not out of the question.
     
  14. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    Check these out I have a few sets of the 12"  and a couple 9" I like them a lot I see they have a 16" also.

     
  15. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those ones from Wasserstrom look like the ticket. I too have had issues with the grocery store variety. Popped rivets, rust and bending have left me frustrated and downright PO'd.
     
  16. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    I would stick with the stainless steel variety if possible.  I have had aluminum, and they broke in record time.  OXO is good, but the restaurant store is a good idea, and that is where all my current ones came from.  There's a reason restaurants use them. . . . . . . .
     
  17. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Last good set i got was from Lowe's spring stainless steel no rivets but to hold the wood grips on.
     
  18. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Restaurant Depot.
     
  19. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    These are the one's we have too. They are pretty tough, haven't had a problem with them yet.
     
  20. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We used to have problems with the tongs getting all tangled up in the prep equipment boxes until one day when a napkin ring accidentally slid onto the tongs in the box. We bought a bunch of cheap napkin rings and they never get tangled in the boxes or in the drawers in the house. 
     

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