The Steven Raichlen long grill tongs are 19.5 inches long and have a locking mechanism for a storage. Not all grill tongs are the same and these are some of the better tongs out there. You can actually see theses being used on most of Steven Raichlen’s TV shows.
At 19.5 inches long the long grill tongs are not the longest tongs around but they are a good size for most of your grilling needs. They weigh in at just about a pound and have a good balance to them. The notches in the Pakkawood handles ensure a good grip even while handling heavy foods.
The end of the Steven Raichlen long grill tongs have scalloped edges that allows you to get some extra grip without tearing into your food. Even though they are large they are sensitive enough to pick up delicate objects like vegetables or shrimp without crushing them.
From the hang tag of the long grill tongs:
Care: To preserve and extend the useful life of the Steven Raichlen long grill tongs, wash with a mild dishwashing soap, rinse and dry immediately. Tools and accessories with wood or rubber components should never be placed in a dishwasher. Do not use metallic scrubbers. Periodically apply a small amount of mineral oil or other food safe oil to wood components.
When selecting a new long grill tongs here are a few things to consider: The weight is very important if you are grilling for long periods of time, typically you are looking for tongs that are light and sturdy and feel good in your hand. Next is the length: what you require depends on what you are grilling and how large your grill is. If you like grilling large food they need to open wide enough to get around what you are grilling. Being able to scoop up a slab of ribs while supporting them is a major plus as well.
Pakkawood notched Handle
19.5 inches long
Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue SR8113