Silicone Waffle Tongs

Waffle Tongs
How do you get your waffles out of the waffle iron? Do you try to snag the edge of the waffle with a fork to lift it out? This is usually my strategy, and although it can be very successful, there are some drawbacks. First, if I don’t get a good hold on the waffle it can tear and the edge. Second, if I’m using a nonstick waffle iron, I worry a bit about going too far through the waffle and scratching the surface of the iron with my fork. These are why I wanted to try out some Silicone Waffle Tongs I spotted at Williams-Sonoma. The cute little tongs aren’t necessarily the most versatile tool you can put in your kitchen, but they work well at the job they were designed for.

The tongs have a small silicone spatula on one side and a wide-pronged silicone fork on the other, enabling them to get into the iron easily and lift the waffle without crushing it, though keeping a firm grip. They’re particularly good for serving waffles of all sizes. The tongs are designed to work especially well with All-Clad waffle irons, which have a low side that the edge of the spatula can easily slide under. They still work well with other irons, but I can imagine that if you have one with a very steep side edge – like some Belgian waffle irons – getting the tongs into place might be a bit difficult. One final benefit is that having them in the kitchen will probably inspire you to use your waffle iron a little bit more, so you’ll end up with more good breakfasts and better value from an appliance (and tongs) that you might use only occasionally otherwise!

One comment

  1. ah these are brilliant! like you said, not versatile, but i would certainly use them with my waffles! i’ll be looking for these, thanks for the review!

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