Tongs used to be one of those special tools in the kitchen, you know, the kind of thing only the real serious cooks used. Well, those days are over. Thanks to amazing new and affordable products from the likes of Edlund, Cambro and Carlisle, to name a few, every cook can have the right set of tongs. What are the advantages of tongs? First off, with meats, they don't perforate to skin, allowing taste juices to escape. With salads and pastas you can handle the food neatly - like a pro.