OXO LOCKING TONGS
A good pair of tongs is an extension of your hands, and you want tongs as stylish as these with their colorful nylon heads. Coax delicate pasta or gently turn meat in a pan (but not on the grill). Available 9 and 12 inches long ($12-$15).
At Sur La Table, the Mall at Chestnut Hill, 199 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill; and Kitchen Outfitters, Acton.