Each pair of tongs is made of hard maple and finished with mineral oil by George Suokko, a master carpenter and cabinetmaker. George spent his early career days working as a mechanical engineer before deciding that a life of carpentry would be more rewarding. He founded Finnish Woodworks in 1992 and has been remodeling homes and building Shaker-inspired custom furniture pieces ever since. Today George leaves a pair of Toast Grabbers as a thank-you gift for clients, whenever he completes a job. His signature tongs are not only beautifully crafted but also practical. We’re going to keep a pair handy from now on, to put an end to dangerous toaster prods and help keep our kitchens running safe.