Use these cooking tongs to turn hot food or cold food with ease while keeping your hands away from oil splatter and fire. 9" is perfect for kitchen task. These kitchen tongs are made of food level stainless steel, durable and like new forever. The handle is cushioned with silicon to ensure good grip. The locking mechanism is super user friendly, pull for lock and push for unlock. The spring that keeps the kitchen tongs open is super heavy duty and will open and close many times. A thumb rest allows your thumb to be in the perfect position to help guide the cooking tongs where they need to go. The tongs also come with a hanging loop, simply hang them with the hanging loop after use or put in the drawer when lock closed to save space.