They offer the precision of tweezers coupled with the strength of tongs.
I never really knew my 12-inch-long tweezer tongs were special until I started getting 50 Instagram DMs a day about them. Don’t you all have these? Well, you should. They can do anything tongs can do—grip, grab, and flip heavy roasts and steaks with ease—but with the precision and delicate touch of tweezers.
Now let me be clear: I’m not talking about the fine-tipped little guys that fancy-dude chefs use to plate one micro herb at a time. (But yes, I do also own those and they’re great for getting one caper out of a jar!) I’m referring to these foot-long, heavy-bodied long boys that are a lot like metal cooking chopsticks that have been welded together, so they require no skill or practice to operate.
Unlike tongs, these tweezer tongs are slim and compact, fitting into any tool crock, drawer, or even apron pocket if you’re all about that quick draw. There’s no fussy locking mechanism to slow you down while cooking, no weird nooks or pockets for food or hot water to get caught in. And without the sharp scalloped edge of a tong, there’s less risk of tearing up your food as you’re cooking it.
Instead, these tweezer tongs have grooves on the inside of their rounded ends, which help you grab even the most slippery noodle from a boiling pot to taste. They have just the right amount of resistance so you can turn a slim piece of asparagus on the grill as easily as a hefty chicken thigh.