Tong Holster

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by mjimenez, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. mjimenez

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    Tong holster.... GO....

    I work as the main saute guy, my station is 10ft+ long. Sometimes having tongs with you or close is very important but also when plating i need to put them down, if i got a douce (2nd person) with me, we start taking each others tongs, loose time looking for them, etc etc.

    Looking for any ideas on how to build one or even a place to buy them. 

    I have nearly 10 years of experience and this massive station is the only one i have had a problem with this, To the point that it's annoying me to all end,
     
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  2. petemccracken

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    I'd be concerned about the "food safety" aspect, unless you're going to clean the tongs before placing in the holster.
     
     
  3. mjimenez

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    I deleted this thread because i think i can find something or even make something that could do the job of a tong holster.

    I usually keep my tongs pretty clean, most of the time all it takes is a firm whack on flattop to get anything off them, and in case we have any blackening fish for the night i usually have a kitchen towel to wipe them and my spatulas clean . So that concern IS there but for my personal use i don't think it would be huge draw back. 

    That being said, i'm not sure if i would like an open "holster" like a metal ring i could slide in and out (how dirty would my pants get?)

    It's an idea i got to play with, today when i go in i'll have to play with the idea in my mind a bit and see if i can macgyver something
     
  4. petemccracken

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  5. mjimenez

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    Saw that earlier today, looking for something simple. Just for tongs. I will probably end up making something myself. But thank you for the interest and please post if you have any ideas
     
  6. petemccracken

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    My OXO tongs, http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...vptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_6tr9oaqtcf_b, have an eye that would easily fit a small belt hook or something similar.

    I like the locking tongs because they don't splay out when not being used.

    Also, I use three (3) 6" - 1/6 hotel pans, one soapy, one rinse, one sanitizer on my station, for cleaning spoons, tongs, etc. Yeah, you have to change them frequently /img/vbsmilies/smilies/laser.gifbut that's why I make friends with the dishwasher./img/vbsmilies/smilies/peace.gif
     
     
  7. jjmatero

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    MJimenez there is a way to take a spoon and bend it in a certain position, you latch it onto your apron string and is the perfect "holster" for tongs. I however, don't use this method but thought this would help.
     
  8. cheflayne

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    a plastic tube golf club protector, cost less than a buck, easy to cut to length desired, dishwasher safe, lightweight