The barbecue tongs are laser-cut from 1.4310 spring steel.
Grade 1.4310 has a high strength and tendency to work-hardening. The material 1.4310 or X10CrNi18-8 is a stainless, austenitic steel. According to the straight-line analysis, this stainless steel contains 0.05 – 0.15% carbon, max. 2.0% silicon, max. 2.0% manganese, max. 0.045% phosphorus, max. 0.015% sulphur, 16.0 – 19.0% chromium, max. 0.8% molybdenum, 6.0 – 9.5% nickel and max. 0.11% nitrogen. The carbon content of 0.05 – 0.15 % results in the development of chromium carbides and chromium-poor areas which impair the resistance to intergranular corrosion. With a PREN value of 16.0 to 23.4, however, the chrome-nickel steel has good corrosion resistance. Although the corrosion resistance is lower than that of grade 1.4301 due to the low addition of nickel, 1.4310 is still well resistant in ordinary foods and beverages. 1.4310 is used for highly stressed springs for temperatures up to 300°C, Dutch knives and sheet metal for vehicle construction.
We have designed our grilling tongs in such a way that they are pushed laterally under the food to be grilled. Basically like a spatula, only for the grill grid.
The lateral insertion of the tongs works very well on a flat grill grid. The food is lifted from the grill, even sensitive food such as fish and vegetables can be turned over so easily.