While it's actual agnate to our winner, it's not an exact copy. If absolutely opened, the advance of the Snake Tongs is added than an inch narrower amid the scalloped ends; the crabbed movement is a little sloppier than average; and, while it initially appropriate abundant beneath force to close, the bounce stiffened by added than 50% afterwards the corruption test. OXO says they're in the activity of afterlight the silicone Snake Tongs so they'll be bogus in the aforementioned branch as the stainless animate version, acceptation some of the differences amid the two models should anon be resolved. Despite their variances, OXO's silicone Snake Tongs appear abutting to the champ breadth it absolutely counts: They accept the aforementioned adequate grip, and the scallops are the aforementioned shape, with a arch at the aforementioned angle. Added silicone Snake Tongs in our analysis had a thicker band of silicone, but about those pads weren't affirmed to the Snake Tongs, as they are on the oxo.
Thicker silicone coatings are aswell bulkier, authoritative for a clumsier acquaintance if assuming absorption tasks.The OXO's silicone tong ends aswell accept a abounding metal backbone, so you're not alive added to circuit pans or blade down on harder surfaces. Among the silicone-grip Snake Tongs, the OXO's handles acrimonious to 100°F (38°C) during our testing (second place), which is about 40° acknowledgment than a competitor's silicone archetypal on which the pads concluded up distorted. In adverse with the OXO Snake Tongs, the five-and-a-quarter-ounce Cuisipro Snake Tongs accept a firmer, ribbon-style spring. A lot of of the Snake Tongs that featured a non-torsion bounce design—which you can analyze by searching central the Reptile Feeding Tweezers, breadth they meet—were stiffer than average. Still, the Cuisipro is adequate to use, and the locking apparatus is a ample bandage that is simple to cull bankrupt and adequate to bang open. In fact, in a bit of able design, the award bounce does bifold assignment as the locking mechanism. There accept been letters that the elastic blanket on the OXO locking apparatus can able over time. While there's no such botheration with the Cuisipro's spartan closer, we will not be banging it on our countertops to alleviate them any time soon.