Dirty counter. Yuck.
There's a thread over on Chowhound, quickly deteriorating into idiocy, as open forums tend to, discussing Oxo's gadgets. The thrust of the initial post is that Oxo makes really good products, with the OP (original poster, in internet forum-speak) wondering if there was anyone unhappy with their Oxo gadgets.
I didn't really read much of the thread, as I don't care what other people think, because in general, they don't think. But since someone asked, and I know that I don't care for my Oxo tongs, I thought I'd throw something out there, for the greater good. Who knows, I figured, maybe someone would even ask "why" or "how" or want to actually discuss or learn something about someone else's experience. But that didn't happen so much.
So, instead of wasting any more energy there, I figured I'd just post about the tongs here, as I've planned on doing for some time.
Bottom line: I don't like my Oxo tongs. Both sets of 'em.
And here's why...
Tongs should be an extension of your body. Like really strong heat-resistant metal hands. They should be able to pinch, grab, push, pull, and feel...at the very least. You shouldn't have to think too much about tongs, just as you don't think about how to get your hand to your mouth when you're licking something tasty from your fingers. My Oxo tongs just don't provide that level of service.