About the Practice
Problem Statement:

Difficulties in holding big vessels with their hot contents.


Shri Arvindbhai Patel took the challenge for designing an innovative tong. He keenly watched the functioning of the common household tongs and discussed the problems with the potential users. From the feedbacks, which he obtained about the conventional tongs, he designed a gadget, which is closest to their requirements. In addition, it is user-friendly and very cheap as compared to the conventional tongs available in the market. In everyday life one has to deal with hot plates and vessels regularly, mostly in kitchen. To avoid the high temperature, one either uses some insulators or some sort of gadgets, which are very expensive in the market. Tongs are one of the commonly used gadgets used for these purposes. It is basically a utensil-holding device inevitable in any kitchen, laboratory and mechanical workshop. Tongs available in the market are often clumsy and unsatisfactory for the user. In most of the cases they are unreliable and cause accidents. At each end, a semicircular steel plate is welded and this helps in clamping and holding the rim of the utensils. The solid shaft slides inside the hollow shaft and the motion of the solid shaft is restricted by the spring connected on both the shaft.Due to spring loaded action of clamping the vessel, when utensil is lifted using both hands gripping the handle, there is very less chance of loosing of grip on the vessel The innovation lies in the construction of the sliding mechanism, using solid shaft and hollow shaft and the secure spring loaded clamping of the vessel.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Shri Arvind Patel
Address: 92, Pragatipark Society – II Nr. Dhruv High School, Maninagar East
City: Ahmedabad
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 380008

Practice Details

Link: Rigid grip: Hot utensils having edge can be held rigidly. Comfort: Load uniformly distributed over both the hands. Thus it reduces stress unlike conventional single hand operated tong. Safety: The device reduces the chance of slippage and so it is safe enough to avoid accidental occurrence of falling hot utensils. Compact size: Preferable option for household application due to its compact size.
Manufacturing Capacity: Yes
Problem Scale: Around the World

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/1591

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