My friends laugh at me when I grab my silicone coated tongs to grab the wine glasses on the very top shelf in my kitchen!!! I'm tellin ya, they work for grabbing anything! I especially use them to grab spices that are up high and in the back of the spice cabinet. They can lift pretty heavy items too....like our coffee grinder! No more pulling out the step stool or stepping on my chairs...they are a life saver!!!