Wednesday, July 18, 2018
CHARCOAL CHERRY PICKER
Sometimes you just need to move some charcoal around. I have used sticks, garden trowels and even my hands (heavy gloved hands). Adrenaline Barbecue Company is selling a tool designed to manipulated charcoal briquettes and we have purchased one. It is made of 430 stainless steel and has a rubberwood handle.(Rubberwood is a light-colored medium-density tropical hardwood obtained from the Pará rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis), usually from trees grown in rubber plantations) The tip of the tong is shaped to easily grip a charcoal briquette.
We lit a fire and gave our Cherry Picker a try. It works just dandy. I highly recommend wearing heavy gloves while using this tool because the fire still is very hot. Charcoal was easily picked up and moved around. The tongs felt comfortable in your hand. I did notice the steel starting to discolor and this is perfectly normal when heat hits metal. Time will tell if this tool will last but for now we have the correct tool to move our hot charcoal safely. .