Locking tongs with Silicone measure 9-inch in length
One hand locking mechanism for easy lifting and releasing
Manufactured with 18/10 stainless steel
Ergonomic design for safe and comfortable handling with minimum risk of food slipping and sliding
Located in the Bavaria region of Germany, family- owned Rosle has been steadily creating the best tools and utensils in the world since 1888. Each Rosle product joins design and function in perfect harmony. 18/10 Stainless steel is used in production providing a professional utensil that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but hygienic, neutral to flavors and odors, easy to clean. During the development phase - which lasts from 1 to 2 years on average - each product goes through a trial period where it is critically evaluated by cooking schools and professional chefs. During production, Rosle utensils go through an elaborate manufacturing processes and only leave the premises after passing strict quality control. Professional and home chefs alike sing the praise of this integrated collection, widely recognized as the best on the market. With German design and unrivaled material, Rosle continues to receive prestigious design prizes and a growing list of awards. New from Rosle, these beautifully designed One Hand Operation Locking Tongs with Silicone are a versatile all purpose tool, perfect for handling all types of food. Use and application: 1) When opening the tongs, hold them with the tips facing downward; 2) Light pressure will release the locking mechanism opening the tongs; 3) for locking, hold the tongs so the tips face upward; 4) The tongs will automatically lock into a closed position when light pressure is applied with one hand. Heat resistant to 500-degree farenheit, dishwasher safe..
- Type: Tongs
- Color: Metallic/black
- Weight: 7-1/8 oz
- Made In: Germany
- Warranty: Lifetime
- Dimensions: 10-3/8” x 4-1/8” x 1-3/4” (opened)
- Composition: Stainless steel, silicone
- Manufacturer: Rösle
- Other versions: 12-Inch Silicone Coated Locking Tongs
|good home cook
|does not apply
|in the pack
|Ease of use:
|years of service
|Parts to lose:
|not a problem
|soap & water
|Does it work?:
|not at all
|Easy to open?:
|fills a landfill
|Beats the old way:
|Where will it live?:
|How often used:
|Worth the space?:
|does not apply
|for serious cooks
|a little pricey
|on the money
Comments: As an institution, we do not believe in magic. We have also not heard anyone around the office express a belief in magic. Still, we are pretty sure that how these Rösle tongs work.
The Rösle folks say there is a patented coupling mechanism that allows the tongs to be opened and locked together with just one hand. After looking at them very closely from all angles, our money is still on magic. (OK, we do hear something metal move when we hold the tongs vertically, with the tips pointing down, and give a little squeeze. The tongs simply unlock themselves. Squeeze them closed in any other position, and they lock together.)
Tongs may be the most important tool in the kitchen – perhaps after a good knife – and it kills us that some people don't have them, or have those worthless wire tongs that are about as useful as a child using chopsticks for the first time. Every kitchen should have a good pair of tongs (multiple pairs, in fact).
We have had tongs take up too much room, so the locking mechanism in these tongs clamps them down to a very trim 1-1/2" around and just over 10" long (the hanging loop adds about 1"). We have had tongs break, so the lifetime warranty offers peace of mind. We have had tongs with an overdeveloped spring that were physically hard to use, and these are just right. And we have had tongs that were hard to unlock (and all that we can remember require two hands), so these squeeze-with-one-hand tongs offer a real benefit, especially if you're stirring or doing something else important with your other hand.
Rösle says the silicone-covered tips won't pinch your food the way uncovered metal tips can, and we agree that some tongs have pretty sharp edges that can damage delicate foods. Rösle says these are sensitive enough to pick up a raisin or a pea. The silicone is heat-resistant up to 500°F (260°C). The "teeth" come together in close contact, so that you can grip food with a lot of surface area, not just the tip of the tongs.