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Waffle Tongs?

Norpro Waffle Tongs

Now I appreciate me some waffle tongs as much as the next guy, but I’m not sure they justify a ten dollar price tag. Now granted, I’m sure these Norpro Waffle Tongs work better than say, a sledgehammer, would for lifting waffles out of the waffle iron, but chances are there is another gadget or tool hanging about the kitchen that will do the job just as well.

But then again, might as well one pick up just in case — perhaps if its waffle-picking up duties are over exaggerated, it could be used as a hair clip instead!

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December 4, 2012   1 Comment

Anything But Snowman Tongs

Amico Pink Plastic Cut out Holes Head Food Tong Bread Clamp Serving Tool a.k.a. Snowman Tongs

Ah, cultural differences. A design that is instantly recognizable to most Americans could be a complete mystery to those from other countries. Take for example, the Amico Pink Plastic Cut out Holes Head Food Tong Bread Clamp Serving Tool. The seller is based in Hong Kong and I guess they just do not have snowmen there. But perhaps the bigger concern here than the lack of snowmen in Hong Kong, is why the heck do snowman tongs exist? Snowmen don’t like heat! Everybody knows that. Oh, wait… 😉

June 22, 2012   No Comments

Sing It While Searing

Gama-Go Sing-a-long Tongs

Just because everybody can sing, doesn’t mean they should. Blame American Idol if you will, but no longer is home-singing relegated to the privacy of the shower. The kitchen invasion is on, and the Gama-Go Sing-a-long Tongs are here to help. The microphone-shaped silicone utensil is dishwasher safe and is sure to strike a chord in the kitchen. Just don’t blame the cooking if everybody goes running.

May 24, 2010   No Comments

Barbecue Spatula Tongs for easy grilling

Barbecue Spatula Tongs

Just like it can be easy to overload on the condiments while grilling in the backyard, the tools to cook delicious steaks and burgers can sometimes just get in the way. For quick and easy grilling sometimes all you need is one tool — especially if that one tool does it all.

Williams-Sonoma combines two must-have grill accessories into one convenient tool with the Barbecue Spatula Tongs. With one end of the tool resembling a spatula, and the opposite end armed with an easy-grasping tong, the combination tool makes flipping even the most delicate foods a breeze. Just be sure that now you that you have a free hand, you occasionally set down the ketchup.

UPDATE 6/30/12: It looks like Williams-Sonoma no longer has this item, but here is the very similar (and well-reviewed) GrillPro 40240 16-Inch Stainless Steel Tong/Turner Combination.

April 15, 2009   No Comments