A good set of tongs are an essential addition to your BBQ and grilling tools arsenal.
The Tool Wizard 20-inch BBQ Tongs are my favorite tongs. By far. I've had a set for four years and after I try the latest coolest newfangled gimmicky tongs, I keep going back to these.
Made of rugged 1/8" thick aluminum, with four serious rivets, there are no springs to pop, and they show zero signs of wear or weakness while lighter tongs all end up in the recycling bin.
Well, actually, I have dropped them so many times, run them through the dishwasher so many times, and tossed them in the gadget drawer so many times that the red paint is chipping. But that's all. I use them on meats, hot charcoal, burning logs, and with the mechanical advantage that the scissor design creates, I can easily pick up a whole packer brisket.