"Lift & turn tongs"
Mr D J Tyerman
19 August 2008
I too found these tongs very difficult to compress. The material and construction were good but the curved 'hinge' was too stiff. I reduced the width of the metal along the top third of this curve to about half of the original. I can now compress the tongs easily between forefinger and thumb. My rating refers to the modified item but not to the original. Your manufacturer may wish to take note of the modification but I fear it is likely to increase the retail price.
A note from the team
Thanks for your review about the tongs. Your suggestion has been noted.