Objects of Design #29: Silcone Tipped Locking Tongs

Part of the Kitchen Essentials Series

I use mine every single day. Several times. Firstly the tips mean they don’t stick to the sausges, secondly, you can open them just by banging them on the worktop so it’s a one-handed job – saves you having to put down the hot pan to do it and thirdly, after at least five years mine are still going strong. There was an incident with one pair where I left them in the pan (they were doubling up as stirrers) and they fell off and melted in the gas but that was a one-off and also you won’t be as absent-minded as me. £9.99

Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.