Asparagus Tongs

The type of tongs made specifically for asparagus.

Asparagus tongs are designed with wide grabbers and channels to faciliate asparagus spears without breaking them.

  • Serving utensil to get apsaragus from the platter to the plate
  • These have been made of metal since the Victorian era.
parts of tongs noted such as handle and channel grooves

If you try to grab asparagus spears with just about anything they tend to snap or break.

Asparagus tongs solve that issue having wide flat areas upon which the spears can be supported.

How to use Asparagus Tongs

how to use asparagus tongs
  1. Bring the tongs to the platter holding the asparagus spears.
  2. Reach in with tongs and grab several spears.
  3. Hold closed by squeezing on handle.
  4. Transport them to plate and loosen pressure on handle to release the spears.

What to look for when you buy:

asparagus and tongs displayed on a cutting board

A very important factor for asparagus tongs is their width. The more wide the tongs the better and more stable your load of spears will be.

Examples of different width tong heads

Asparagus tongs are specialty items and as such they are not represented well by famous brands.


You will come accross two types of "asparagus tongs" functional and decorative. In the image above showing the width of some items, the one on the right is shaped like an asparagus spear. It is very cute, but not very functional.

Brands / Products

Westmark Asparagus Tongs

asparagus tongs by westmark brand

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This set of tongs is the widest we have seen. They are very solid and made of stainless steel. Great presentation tongs.

Paderno Asparagus Servers

tongs by paderno brand

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These are the tongs featured in all the images on this page. They are really great, solid functional asparagus serving tongs. These are also stainless steel.

Supreme Housewares Asparagus Tong

asparagus tongs by supreme brand

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As noted above, these are decorative tongs that are very cute, but are not wide enough to act as true asparagus tongs. This is more a normal set of tongs that is shaped like an asparagus spear.