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Baby Girl Sweet Solid Jumpsuits
Baby Girl Sweet Solid Jumpsuits Review
James W Young: What more is there to say than these are another in the long line of quality OXO products. The 12-inch tongs replaced a pair of cheap tongs that came apart, quite literally, at the seams. Easy to use, easy to clean, excellent grip.
Jared Castle "Oregon writer": Summer is here, which means more of our family's meals shift from our kitchen to our gas barbecue grill, keeping the house cool. Strong, sturdy tools with appropriate reach are essential.I purchased four brands of 16-inch tongs from Adcraft, Update International, Browne Foodservice, and Oxo. Each tong is made of brushed stainless steel with a scalloped edge. They are all dishwasher safe but have no locking mechanism, except for the Oxo tong.I've tried both 8-inch and 10-inch tongs but the added leverage comes at a cost. The 16-inch length is important to avoid exposing my hands and arms to the grill heat and possible flare-ups. The only downside with these 16-inch tongs is storage, which is made less convenient without a locking mechanism. The solution is surprisingly easy and cheap. I use a rubber band to hold the tong closed.Adcraft XHT-16 16" Long, Extra Heavy Stainless Steel Utility Tong: $9.99 -- This tong from Admiral Craft is stamped "StainlessSteel[India]" and is the heaviest of the four brands. It also features the smoothest spring action. My wife noted that it is harder to close but I like the added heft, especially when turning grilling heavier items like pork ribs.Update International ST-16XH/CS 18/0 Stainless Steel Extra Heavy-Duty Spring Tongs: $4.09 -- This tong is made of 18/0 stainless steel material and slightly lighter than Admiral Craft with a snappier spring action. My wife liked this because this tong is easier to close. I can appreciate that but the spring feels less sturdy. Given that the Update brand is half the price of the Admiral Craft, that difference is forgivable.Browne Foodservice 2513 Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Coil Spring Operated Utility Tong: $4.73 -- At 1-mm thickness, this stainless steel tong feels a lot like the one from Update International. The spring action is too loose for my preference. It is sufficient enough to turn grilled chicken thighs but larger cuts of meat can slip through the scalloped edges.At one-third the price of theOxo Good Grips Locking Tongs ($14.95), the Update International tong is the best value. For roughly $15, I'd rather own three pairs of 16-inch tongs than one. Compared to Admiral Craft, the Oxo tong is worth the additional $5 cost because it offers cushioned, nonslip handles, thumb rests and a locking mechanism.All of these tongs are sturdy enough for a summer of grilling. Each tong is rolled into a `U' shape for added strength. I don't like to grill with mitts or gloves, so I have to pay attention to heat transfer. Still, bare-handed grilling gives me a better feel, especially with lighter items like strips of zucchini or squash.Of all four brands of tongs, I liked Browne Foodservice the least and, since it costs more than the Update International brand, there is little reason to recommend this brand.* Rating: Five stars (best construction)Oxo Good Grips Locking Tongs* Rating: Four starsAdcraft XHT-16 16" Long, Extra Heavy Stainless Steel Utility Tong* Rating: Four stars (value buy)Update International ST-16XH/CS 18/0 Stainless Steel Extra Heavy-Duty Spring Tongs* Rating: Three starsBrowne Foodservice 2513 Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Coil Spring Operated Utility Tong
Jeff: This product is typical high quality Oxo Good Grips. It is perfect cooking tool and one no cook should be without. I have washed it several times in my dishwasher and notice no rusting or discoloration. I do wash it on top rack though too. I love the easy open device on the end. I just tap it on coun ter and it opens one handed.
Jeff Pastoor: These are very sturdy and long enough to give you leverage for that big steak on the grill. Easy to clean stainless steel.
Jen G.: I lost one of my two sets of nylon tipped locking tongs during a recent move and decided to try the steel-tipped tongs so that I could use them on the grill (I've used the nylon-tipped ones on the grill but I'm always worried about melting them). The tongs have long been one of my go-to kitchen items, especially for sauteing/pan frying various foods and for tossing pasta. The locking feature is wonderful for storage, and the little loop at the top is large enough that I can hang the tongs from the hooks on my kitchen workstation.