Battery installation and replacement:

  1. Lightly squeeze the ends and slide the battery case out from the end of the tongs (fig. 1)
  2. Insert 2 AAA batteries, ensuring that the poles are aligned correctly (fig. 2)
  3. Replace battery case (fig. 3)
  4. Replace batteries when the light grows dim.
  5. Avoid battery fluid leakage and product damage by quickly replacing exhausted batteries.
  6. Do not submerge the battery case in water or allow it to become wet.
Battery installation


  1. Press the rubber button on the end of the tongs to turn the light on (fig 4)
  2. Press the button again to turn it off.

Remove battery case before cleaning the tongs to avoid getting electronics wet. It is recommended that Butte Torch Tongs® be hand washed only. Simply wipe the stainless steel blades in hot soapy water after use, replace store in the kitchen drawer.

And “how it works” video
Download an animation of the tong's easy operation as a windows media video file:
(PC) butte-tongs.wmv (1Mb)
Alternatively download as a zipped file
(PC) (780 Kb)