I just tried these Starfrit silicone tongs this evening while making dinner. I love them!
The silicone tongs are quite easy to use and grip foods accurately and best of all, they don't rip open things like flaky pastries. The grip is gentle yet complete and turning foods over, picking foods up etc., is quick and simple.
The tongs have a neat locking mechanism that also acts as a handle if you wish to hang them from a hook. When the handle is pushed in the tongs are locked together and when you pull the handle out, the tongs unlock. The spring mechanism within the tongs steel body works effortlessly and smoothly to ensure that when gripping and un-gripping things you have complete control.
The tongs are quite light weight and the turquoise silicone tips are heat resistant to 300 Celsius or 572F. The silicone doesn't damage Teflon or other surfaces and despite using them to cook sausages this evening, they have no sign at all of wear from heat. The silicone is also included in the grip at the top of the tongs which makes handling them very comfortable.
An excellent buy for a product that can be used for a number of kitchen food handling tasks.