Messermeister is one of the original developers of the silicone coated tong. Our tongs are built with a substantial U shaped locking system, sturdy square handles, and 100% silicone on the tool heads and grips. Continuous improvement is part of our culture at Messermeister and we've found a way to improve an already great product. On our new Messermeister 12" Scalloped Meister Silicone Locking Tong, we have added an elevated rest to improve hygiene and scalloped the edges of the silicone tips to help with securing the grip. Now the best original silicone tongs are the best new and improved silicone tongs!