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The Best Fire Pit Tongs - 2020

Last updated on November 23, 2020
Best Fire Pit Tongs

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Our Picks For The Top Fire Pit Tongs

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Our Take
  Our Top Pick

Epica Log Grabber Fire Pit Tongs, 26-Inch

Epica

Log Grabber Fire Pit Tongs, 26-Inch

Overall Take

Conveniently FoldableThe 26-inch tongs fold down to a much smaller size for easy storage, making them ideal for camping or homes with limited space.

  Most Durable

Rocky Mountain Radar Wrought Iron Fire Pit Tongs, 26-Inch

Rocky Mountain Radar

Wrought Iron Fire Pit Tongs

Overall Take

Heavy-Duty ConstructionThe tongs are made with extra-durable, rust-resistant reinforced wrought iron.

  Upgrade Pick

Solo Stove Stainless Steel Fire Pit Tongs & Poker

Solo Stove

Stainless Steel Fire Pit Tongs & Poker

Overall Take

Poker Iron Included The set comes with a 36.5-inch poker iron and a 32-inch tongs, so you don’t have to purchase the products separately.

  Most Versatile

AMAGABELI Garden & Home Claw Fire Pit Tongs

Amagabeli Garden & Home

Claw Fire Pit Tongs

Overall Take

Indoor/Outdoor UseThe versatile tongs, which fold up to a 17.5-inch size, are safe for use indoors and outdoors.

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Guide written by Patricia Kaowthumrong
Last updated on November 23, 2020

A pair of log tongs, tweezers or grabbers is a necessity for any indoor fireplace, fire pit, wood stove or smoker — anywhere you need to pick up and maneuver burning wooden logs or coals safely. These accessories, which can be 26- to 42-inches long, must be made with a heavy-duty heat-proof material such as carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron or wrought iron.

Fireplace tongs can feature a scissors- or pincer-style design; the former means the tongs bend inward to dig into logs to provide a secure hold on the wood, while the latter has a simpler design with fewer hinges and a thicker build. Both are equally effective, but the pincer variety often requires less maintenance.

Since you want to ensure you can get a secure grip on the tongs, be sure to check the product’s weight before purchasing. They can weigh 1 to 6 pounds, so consider purchasing a lighter one if you don’t think you’ll be able to lift the combined load of the tongs, in addition to a log, using both hands.

The Best Fire Pit Tongs

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  Our Top Pick

Epica Log Grabber Fire Pit Tongs, 26-Inch

The tongs, which can grip 7-inch-thick logs, are great for outdoor fire pits, wood-burning barbecues, indoor fireplaces, wood stoves and more.

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Specifications

Brand
Epica
Model
2
  Most Durable

Rocky Mountain Radar Wrought Iron Fire Pit Tongs, 26-Inch

The 26-inch tongs can grab logs up to 12-inches thick and can grip the heaviest of woods, as well as small, lightweight twigs.

Features


Specifications

Brand
Rocky Mountain Radar
Model
3
  Upgrade Pick

Solo Stove Stainless Steel Fire Pit Tongs & Poker

Adjust your firewood with the stainless-steel poker iron, which is equipped with a 165-degree bend to enhance your reach, and the log grabber, which has a 172-degree directional bend at the hinge to make wood-grabbing easier.

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Specifications

Brand
Solo Stove
Model
4
  Best for Camping

Uten Log Grabber Fire Pit Tongs

The 26-inch tongs — featuring a black, powder-coasted finish—allow you to grab and move burning logs with a sturdy scissors-like action.

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Specifications

Brand
Uten
Model
5
  Most Versatile

AMAGABELI Garden & Home Claw Fire Pit Tongs

The 26-inch log grabber grips small- and medium-size logs, firewood and coals, and has a black, rust-resistant finish.

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Specifications

Brand
Amagabeli Garden & Home
Model

Our Fire Pit Tong Buying Guide

A pair of log tongs, tweezers or grabbers is a necessity for any indoor fireplace, fire pit, wood stove or smoker — anywhere you need to pick up and maneuver burning wooden logs or coals safely. These accessories, which can be 26- to 42-inches long, must be made with a heavy-duty heat-proof material such as carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron or wrought iron.

Fireplace tongs can feature a scissors- or pincer-style design; the former means the tongs bend inward to dig into logs to provide a secure hold on the wood, while the latter has a simpler design with fewer hinges and a thicker build. Both are equally effective, but the pincer variety often requires less maintenance.

Since you want to ensure you can get a secure grip on the tongs, be sure to check the product’s weight before purchasing. They can weigh 1 to 6 pounds, so consider purchasing a lighter one if you don’t think you’ll be able to lift the combined load of the tongs, in addition to a log, using both hands.

DWYM Fun Fact

Indoor fireplaces date back to medieval times, when homes and castles were built with chimneys to carry smoke away. Over time, developments included the more efficient rectangular form, a grate for better draft control and splayed sides for increased reflection of heat. Fire tools — including tongs, the log fork and long-handled brush for sweeping the hearth — haven’t changed much since the 15th century, but the poker wasn’t a common addition until the 18th century.

The Fire Pit Tong Tips and Advice

  • The longer your tongs are, the farther away you can hold burning logs. But if they’re too long, you may have trouble grabbing and moving logs. If you’re on the shorter side height-wise, consider purchasing a smaller set of tongs for better control.
  • Accessories to consider purchasing with your fireplace tongs include a fire poker, which helps shift logs and coals into a desired position, and a pair of heat-proof gloves, which provide excellent protection from sparks. There are affordable sets available that include all three.
  • Look for tongs that fold into a smaller size, making them easier to store and transport.
  • Only place your hot fireplace tongs on a heat-safe surface, like brick or gravel; do not set them down on just any floor.
  • Fireplace tongs require two hands for safe maneuvering.
  • To clean your fireplace tools, remove the soot and grime with a dry cloth or brush (wear gloves so you don’t stain your hands). Then, rub them gently with fine-grade steel wool dipped in vegetable oil. You can also apply a polish to shine them.