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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Things I Wish Were Easier to Find in Germany #001
Good Kitchen Tongs

The kind you see in Commercial Kitchens. Tough, simple, cheap. Got these in the US for about $6.

Versatile. From Kitchen to the back-yard BBQ fire ... in fact, you can leave these things in the fire without a second thought, although doing so might be harmful to your hands if you don't wear an oven mit. The longer versions are great for retrieving items dropped behind that heavy sofa you don't want to move.

Not so easy to find here. I have seen the "Jamie Oliver" version, with silicon tips, going for around EUR 17.99 ($22.85) in stores. I can live without the silicon tips, but can't live without the tongs.

I learned that you can find them via Amazon.de, in their Kitchen section under
Küche & Haushalt > Kategorien > Küchengeräte & Kochgeschirr > Kochbesteck > Zangen
Prices range from EUR 9.99 to EUR 15.99 depending on the length ... talk about size mattering. This would be a good economics rant for some other day.

3 Comments:

Blogger Maribeth said...

If you have trouble gettin git, let me know as I can buy them here easy for $10 bucks and mail it over.

12:52 PM, May 11, 2006  
Blogger Mike B said...

Thanks for the kind offer. I brought a bunch of these over from the States last year, most likely to the bewilderment of TSA screeners. You don't begin to fully appreciate America until you have lived outside it.

11:11 PM, May 11, 2006  
Blogger christina said...

It's ridiculous, isn't it? We also brought back a couple of those tongs from Vancouver and they were dirt cheap. I find kitchen stuff in general to be way overpriced and always stock up when we're on holiday.

Think the Germans would let you start up a kitchen tong import business?

8:17 AM, May 12, 2006  

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