Spring-loaded, locking, silicone-tipped. From pom to spring-loaded, there are a wide variety of choices of tongs. All of our tongs are commercial grade and will withstand the rigors of the commercial kitchen. At FoodServiceWarehouse.com we have tongs of various lengths and styles to suit your kitchen’s needs. Spring-loaded tongs are a two-piece tong that is joined at the end with a spring so that the tongs will spring open when the user’s hand is relaxed. They vary in length and can be used on a number of tasks, such as flipping meat that is being grilled or grabbing hot produce out of boiling water. The spring action gives the user more control over the amount of force exerted on the food so it can be grabbed securely or lightly. Pom tongs are made with one piece of solid metal and are generally a more economical choice over spring-loaded tongs. The one piece requires the user to exert more force to pick up the desired food. These tongs are good for use in cold food prep when food is less delicate. Use it when preparing salads or picking small amount of ice out of the bin. For a more specific use, try spaghetti tongs. These are perfect for grabbing, tossing and serving noodle pasta.