Campfire Scissor Fire Pit Tongs, 36-Inch

Last updated date: October 27, 2020

DWYM Score

9.2

Campfire Scissor Fire Pit Tongs, 36-Inch

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In our analysis, the Campfire Campfire Scissor Fire Pit Tongs, 36-Inch placed 5th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Extra long 36 inches. Deluxe scissor tongs. Deluxe gripping handles made for those big outdoor fire logs.

An Overview On Fire Pit Tongs

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 Fire Pit Tong Buying Guide

  • 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.