Have you ever had a par of tongs that bend when you try and pick up they food? These Silicone And Stainless Salad tongs have not bent on me yet. I know they are supposed to be for salads since they have the gentle scoops, so as not to damage the delicate salad ingredients, but I used them for everything just to test out their durability. They held up! I hope to buy the entire line of products they offer!