You’ll find many uses for kitchen tongs beyond just serving salads. For a commercial kitchen that prepares all types of foods, tongs can be used for flipping steaks, tossing pastas, and decorating plates. A great benefit of using cooking tongs is that you can grab onto foods and still keep your fingers away from a hot flame.
Tongs make it easy to serve foods that would be awkward to handle with a serving spoon, like bagels, ice cubes, or lemon wedges. The tongs grip foods tightly and keep your hands clear to prevent cross-contamination. Salad tongs and pasta tongs help you portion out servings of spaghetti or salads that would be hard to grip with regular serving utensils.
Our tongs come in all kinds of styles, including heat-resistant tongs with coated handles for cooking over a hot grill or charbroiler. We carry pom tongs that grip small, delicate items and plating tongs that work just like tweezers to plate items for the best presentation. Locking tongs can be closed when they aren’t being used to make it easier to keep them in an apron or drawer. Tongs may be one of the most useful utensils you’ll find in a commercial kitchen. The ability to grab onto foods without hand contact helps cooks to do their jobs more quickly as well as avoid the risk of cross-contamination.