What are the different types of tongs?
Metal tongs are the most versatile, as they can handle varying levels of heat, while other tongs are coated with silicone for optimum non-slip grip. Mini tongs are used for ice and lemon. Wooden tongs are best suited to handling toast, as the material may get damaged if in close proximity to hot pans. There are variables in the size of the gripping end too; larger ones are better suited to serving food, while the smaller are best suited to turning food over in the pan or oven.