We've kept the tongs right next to the toaster ever since, and they've actually proven quite handy. Whoever designed this gadget actually gave some thought as to how a proper toast-grabbing implement should perform. The tongs are small and lightweight, with just the right amount of give, and the wide, flat blades let you get a solid hold on your toast or whathaveyou without denting or tearing it.
All in all, what started off as something of a novelty gift has morphed into a great little daily-use gadget. And I no longer have to suffer a series of small heart attacks every morning.
• Find it: Toaster Tongs, $6.95 at Amazon
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