Looking for commercial tongs for use in your restaurant or food-service kitchen? Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can choose from a large selection of either restaurant tongs or kitchen tongs, manufactured by some of the most reputable brands in the market today, which include Browne, Cambro, Tablecraft, and Vollrath.
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Commercial tongs can be divided into two distinct categories: kitchen tongs and serving tongs. There is, however, a broader definition of what tongs are, which are utensils used to grip or lift. Restaurant tongs are generally used to pick up food, especially in buffets and in banquets. Commercial tongs that are used in grilling are not only designed to pick up food but are also used to move and rotate food items. And heat resistant tongs are actually preferable when used for grilling. Commercial tongs are one of the most frequently used cooking or kitchen utensils in the food-service industry today.
When you go out to purchase a pair of restaurant tongs or kitchen tongs for your food-service establishment, you might be surprised that there is a wide variety of choices. Yes, the supposedly humble serving tong can come in spring-loaded, locking, and even silicone-tipped variants. One good thing about commercial tongs, however, is that they are—as their name suggests—commercial grade and built to withstand the demands of an extremely busy commercial kitchen. And needless to say, heavy duty tongs are a necessity for a restaurant kitchen.
Different Types of Restaurant Tongs and Kitchen Tongs
Spring-loaded commercial tongs are essentially a two-piece tong that is joined at the end with a spring, which causes the tong to spring open when the user’s hand is not squeezing or putting pressure on the utensil. Spring-loaded commercial tongs vary in length and can be utilized for various kitchen jobs, including flipping meat on the grill or picking up hot produce from a pot of boiling water. The spring action of spring-loaded commercial tongs affords your food-service crew more control over the amount of force exerted on the food being prepared, so it can be easily grabbed securely or lightly.
On the other hand, pom restaurant or kitchen tongs are constructed of one piece of solid metal and are generally a more affordable option over spring-loaded tongs. However, the one-piece construction requires your food-service staff to exert more force in order to pick up food items. These commercial tongs are ideal for use in cold food-preparation areas where food is considered less delicate. Pom tongs are perfect for your food-service staff for tossing and mixing salads as well as for grabbing and serving noodles and pasta.
Restaurant Tongs and Kitchen Tongs Available at Rapids Wholesale
If you are looking for Vollrath tongs in particular, we have a wide selection of them, which include heavy duty tongs, Vollrath’s patented Kool-touch commercial tongs (which are designed to reduce cross-contamination risk and can handle heat up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit), pom kitchen tongs (dish-washer safe kitchen tongs that feature a heavy 20-gauge stainless steel with insulated coating and Agion antimicrobial protection), and nylon tongs that feature one-piece and heavy-gauge stainless steel with high-temperature black nylon ends and tips that are safe to use up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit).