As the product name suggests, these tongs provide good grip and handling of food, whether on the BBQ, under the grill or in the pan. We use this tong a lot. It is long and ideal for reaching into very hot or fat-spitting places (perhaps a bit too long for every situation - a shorter tong is more manageable for serving pasta or turning fiddly bacon slices). It has a handy, large rubber button, that is pulled out to keep the tongs closed for storage or pushed (even with only one hand available - the other needed for that wine glass or beer bottle) to open the tongs for use. The same button has a hole in it so it can be hung up on a utensil hanger. Great!