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  • Made of a revolutionary plastic for exceptional durability
  • Withstands temperatures ranging from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 212 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Eliminates the need to wash or replace expensive silverware
  • Great for catering events, weddings, or buffets
  • Perfect for serving fresh garden salads or bread sticks
  • Bold, black color allows for easy identification
  • One-piece design

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Carlisle 470903 Specs
Length 8 13/16 Inches
Color Black
Construction 1-Piece
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Handle Type Uncoated
Made in America Yes
Material Plastic
Maximum Temperature 212 Degrees F
Minimum Temperature -40 Degrees F
NSF Listed Yes
Tip Style Scalloped
Type Utility Tongs

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Carlisle 470903 Details

Use these Carlisle 470903 Carly 9" black plastic utility tongs for your next catered event, wedding, or buffet! Made of revolutionary plastic material, these tongs offer supreme strength and longevity to stand up to heavy use. However, since they are still disposable, you can simply throw them away after use for an easy, hassle-free cleanup your staff will love.

Boasting a bold, black color, these tongs allow for easy identification and can be used to help prevent cross contamination. With the ability to withstand temperatures ranging from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 212 degrees Fahrenheit, these tongs are perfect for serving pasta salad, fruit, and bread sticks. Eliminate the need for washing, transporting, and replacing expensive silverware and provide your guests with these beige plastic utility tongs.

Overall Dimensions:
Length: 8 13/16"

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Dishwasher Safe

    Dishwasher Safe

    This item can safely be cleaned in a commercial dishwasher.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Carlisle 470903 Carly 9" Black Plastic Utility Tongs

    5.0 stars from 25 reviews


    People Talk About:

    tongs great Plastic tong black price Utility durable easy salads

    Multi-Use Utility Tongs - Used these Utility Tongs at a Buffet Table for serving bread sticks and muffins; as well as a wide variety of pasta salads and vegetable salads. Very sturdy and the price is right!

    Posted on

    This is second or third time i purchased these tongs and they work really great. I use it to grab side dishes that we serve and for the chafer when we have party or event. Nice quailty

    from yori Posted on

    Work so good

    While they are plastic, these black tongs allow us to assign them to any product in a color coded system. The tongs are basic, but get the job done as they should. Cheap product, but well made.

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    Avoid direct hand contact

    If you choose to use plastic serve ware at your restaurant, cafe, or buffet it is important to use a quality product. These tongs are made of a durable and strong plastic that can be washed in the dishwasher. They are made in the USA and are very inexpensive.

    from Dig & Serve Posted on

    These are easy to wash.

    Just know you're going to need a bunch of these to run a restaurant. They're built well, easily cleanable, and will last the abuse your employees will give them.

    from Drove Thru Posted on

    This pair of plastic tongs is great for any banquet, reception or home use. Made of sturdy black plastic, these are perfect for scooping salads, pasta or any other food item.

    Posted on

    Plastic tongs

    Durable is the key word here. Very thick and can handle the abuse of a salad bar. We use the 9in for our salad lettuce which is perfect.

    from home address Posted on

    This is great value. The look great and work great for all of our catering needs - including salad bars and entree dishes. Will definitely order these again!

    from Grateful Table, LLC Posted on

    The Carlisle 470903 9" Black Plastic Utility Tong is perfect for serving. The quality is excellent as well as the price. Easy to wash and use. I highly recommend this tong.

    Posted on

    Works great for serving salad. Excellent quality and price!

    These tongs are great for a wide variety of food style applications. Even though they are plastic they do seem to be quite durable and easy to grip things.

    Posted on

    These are really good 9 inch long black plastic tongs they're really good for using at catering jobs and offsite events that are sturdy and strong

    from Place to be Bistro Posted on

    We use these for our catering orders to make it easy for our guests to take tortillas and other larger items. They hold up well and the price is excellent. I highly recommend them for out of restaurant catering orders.

    from Freebirds World Burrito Posted on

    Carlisle 470903 9" Black Plastic Utility Tong a very strong and sturdy tong for plastic thick and durable very versatile and good for cold food service

    from PowerQuee Media Posted on

    Used the Carlisle 470903 9" Black Plastic Utility Tong to pick up Chicken Alfredo. What a great price to pay. I can use these tongs in so many ways. Great purchase.

    from jwhitten31 Youtube name Posted on

    These tongs are so nice. We use them to serve sampler plates to our customers are they always look impressive. We will lose them way before they break. Great deal!

    Posted on

    We use these tongs in our salad bar and they are perfect. We love them. The price is so good it makes it easy to have plenty on hand.

    from Red River Inn Posted on

    great item again these carlisle 470903 Black Plastic Utility Tong 9" this are very quality plastic tongs dishwasher safe too glad to have this in different color then i got this black one

    from ashlexdrei tradings /sweets by chef jhay Posted on

    Great tong for the price. Solidly built and durable. Have stood up well to a lot of use and abuse, and they still look brand new.

    from Bent Spoon Bistro Posted on

    Great product and very good resistance for the value, much better as the metal tong that break very easy , and doesn't last, easy to clean

    from crepe Posted on

    These tongs are very durable. The 9" is great for large salads bowls on a buffet table. Customers can easily manage the 9" length. At this price we can afford to buy them by the dozen so we have plenty of them on hand for our catering needs.

    from Jump Start Cafe Posted on

    Sharp looking product at a great value. These clean up nicely in the dishwasher and old their color for a long time. Eventually, they do fade. But at this cost, it is easy and inexpesive to replace them.

    Posted on

    These are very nice for salads. I cant believe how fast they arrived. They have a good grip and I use them all tne time.

    from S & H Gourmet LLC Posted on

    I am so glad I ordered several of these tongs! They are durable enough for my catering business, yet gentle on my non-stick surfaces in my home kitchen.

    from A B Catering Posted on

    This is a great plastic utility tong , for the money that you pay, nobody can bet this price, and this is the best in the market.


    The delivery was fast and the 9" utility tongs are working well. It makes our salad bar look real good.

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