Of the wide variety of tongs we tested, these are our clear favorites. First, they are well made from thick 20-gauge (0.0375") stainless steel with a sturdy spring and a robust hinge.
Second, they have a hinge lock for compact storage; simply tug on the end loop to lock them shut, and press to release. The secure locking mechanism won't spring open accidentally in a drawer or dishwasher.
Third, the pincers have scalloped edges and a gently curved profile for a good grip, particularly on rounded or irregular shapes from ramekins to lobsters.
Backed by a manufacturer's 25-year warranty.