I thoroughly enjoyed these tongs and they cane at the best time. We had several family around post July 4th and cooked out a lot, these tongs were even easy for me someone with arthritis to grip and use. I liked that part a lot. They stayed close without a lot of hand pressure and they were none slip. These are a great host/hostess gift and I plan on purchaseing a few more pair. Great idea and not a big cost.