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OT ~ I need some new Tongs

I know this may sound trivial but I need some new tongs. Mine broke a little while back and I'm having a heckuva time finding a replacement set. The more I get into this Eggin thing, the more particular I have become about these sorta things. I know ... it's just a set of tongs, right? Not really. I have stopped by several large department stores and just can't find any to my liking. I'd like something slim to fit my smaller hands but am looking for a set that is a tad on the longer side to stay away from the heat as much as possible. It has become a quest to find that perfect set of tongs! What are my fellow Eggheads using for tongs and where should I be looking to find them? TIA
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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,384
    A set of long restaurant style tongs are what I use- These would work... http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/oxo-locking-tongs/?pkey=ctongs&;
    Greensboro, NC
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  • LitLit Posts: 3,820
    Get the BGE ones. They're expensive but they are well made and worth it. I use mine to pick up my large cast iron grate and they don't bend. They are also long.
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    I tend to lean toward the cheap ones. Yes, they don't last as long. But then, kinda like reading glasses, I drop them, sit on them, etc.
    Cookin in Texas
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,197
    Look no further!  Got these for the eggin'....They're extremely heavy duty and dirt cheap.   I like to keep around 3 pair on the egg table.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C9KKTPA/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • Philly35Philly35 Posts: 587
    Wolfpack said:

    A set of long restaurant style tongs are what I use-

    These would work...

    http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/oxo-locking-tongs/?pkey=ctongs&;

    These are the best! I've had mine for probably about 6 or 7 years. Before that, I worked in a restaurant and I ran the grill. When I quit, the tongs came with me. I broke the tips off of them because they seem to pinch the meat. They just work better without the tip.
    NW IOWA
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,557
    edited August 2013
    While I use those from time to time I much prefer to use my pigtail flippers! With a mere flip of the wrist I can quickly and easily flip wings, brats, steaks whatever with them. Amazon even carries them. BTW I use the short one inside turning hot bacon etc! http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=pigtail+flipper&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=3136613445&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14626464062002164807&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=t&ref=pd_sl_9glzqkl6fd_b
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RickyBobbyRickyBobby Posts: 711
    RRP said:
    While I use those from time to time I much prefer to use my pigtail flippers! With a mere flip of the wrist I can quickly and easily flip wings, brats, steaks whatever with them. Amazon even carries them. BTW I use the short one inside turning hot bacon etc! http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=pigtail+flipper&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=3136613445&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14626464062002164807&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=t&ref=pd_sl_9glzqkl6fd_b

    I have eyed up the pigtail flippers a time or two, just afraid to try something different I guess. Right now I'm looking for tongs but 1st chance I get I might give the pigtails a run.
    My PitMaster IQ120 FREAKIN ROCKS!!!!!!! Current BGE arsenal: XL & MiniMax
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,416
    I thought this was a thong thread...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapple said:

    I thought this was a thong thread...

    That thong is just wrong!
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,557
    edited August 2013
    RickyBobby said: I have eyed up the pigtail flippers a time or two, just afraid to try something different I guess. Right now I'm looking for tongs but 1st chance I get I might give the pigtails a run.

    If you ever see someone using one just ask to try it - you'll be amazed at how versatile they are. I even flip pancakes with mine! Just so you know these hooks are curled for right handed people, but if you buy directly from pigtail flipper they also make them for left handed folks too. HTH
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,197

    RRP said:
    RickyBobby said: I have eyed up the pigtail flippers a time or two, just afraid to try something different I guess. Right now I'm looking for tongs but 1st chance I get I might give the pigtails a run.

    If you ever see someone using one just ask to try it - you'll be amazed at how versatile they are. I even flip pancakes with mine! Just so you know these hooks are curled for right handed people, but if you buy directly from pigtail flipper they also make them for left handed folks too. HTH

    -- How can something with bilateral symmetry be made for left or right handed peeps?
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,557
    While holding the tool in your right hand and looking down the shaft the curl at the end is bent clockwise for the right handed models, but counter clockwise for left handed. Make sense?
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RickyBobbyRickyBobby Posts: 711
    RRP said:
    While holding the tool in your right hand and looking down the shaft the curl at the end is bent clockwise for the right handed models, but counter clockwise for left handed. Make sense?

    How's bout holding one in each hand? :D
    My PitMaster IQ120 FREAKIN ROCKS!!!!!!! Current BGE arsenal: XL & MiniMax
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  • TFolsTFols Posts: 199
    I'm partial to my Oxo tongs. They work well, go in the dishwasher and are pretty cheap. I've had the fancy ones from William Sonoma and didn't like them.
    Bloomfield, NJ
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,026
    edited August 2013
    For steaks and chops, the pig tail is ideal. For tongs, the clam shells (Weber) are good for larger veggies, but I like the square end (Cuisinart) style for large meat chunks. 

    @RRP has it right, was funny as hell watching my southpaw son try to flip some chops. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,557

    RRP said:
    While holding the tool in your right hand and looking down the shaft the curl at the end is bent clockwise for the right handed models, but counter clockwise for left handed. Make sense?
    here's a picture that might help.image
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,197
    RRP said:
    While holding the tool in your right hand and looking down the shaft the curl at the end is bent clockwise for the right handed models, but counter clockwise for left handed. Make sense?
    So they don't have bilateral symmetry.  Makes sense.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • WeberWho?WeberWho? Posts: 1,954
    edited August 2013
    RRP said:
    While I use those from time to time I much prefer to use my pigtail flippers! 
    My wife bought me the BGE pigtail flippers a few years back and never got around to opening it up.  Might have to give it a go
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  • rsmith193rsmith193 Posts: 219
    Pigtails are the way to go IMHO. Thats all I use during competition. It doesn't distrub the bark on the ribs or the glaze on the chicken. They come in all different sizes, for differet meats. Better than tongs for me. If you still want tongs any kitchen supy store will have the cheap.
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,524
    OP, if you have an Academy store, get a couple of their tongs. Best one ever and made out of the thickest material I have seen so far. And dirt cheap.

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 736
    I get mine at ceramicgrillstore. They're awesome.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,295
    I got several sets from Resturant depot they have a large selection if they don't have it then you don't need it 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,103
    Look no further!  Got these for the eggin'....They're extremely heavy duty and dirt cheap.   I like to keep around 3 pair on the egg table.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C9KKTPA/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    i have those same ones except mine are probably 50 years old, probably not the same company but same design, still work like new
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  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,295
    Fishlessman  those are the same as I have they are great and can also be used as a spoon to apply BBQ sauce or marinade to what ever your cooking 

    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
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