Did you know you wanted a 7-in-1 multitool for barbequing that you could operate entirely with one hand? Neither did I, but then I saw the TNK Stingray. The manufacturer calls it “a unique wanna have [sic] for the BBQ,” and points out that it saves the space and cost of buying each tool separately.
That observation is patently true: any EDC multitool user knows it’s better to carry one implement than many. Why shouldn’t BBQ tools be the same? TNK answers the bell.
Grill Tool Innovation
Sometimes thinking outside the box requires being outside it. TNK developed the Stingray well outside the accepted epicenter of grilling, at its HQ in the Netherlands. Innovation is the company’s calling card; it also makes kitchen multitools and multifunctional chopping boards.
The Stingray fits right into the catalog. The tong-shaped tool has 7 functions to give any griller all the capability they need. Plus, its entirely one-handed use means you can always use your beer hand for its intended purpose.
I wouldn’t call them all “tools,” but The Stingray does feature 7 functions. Those 7 functions are:
- Dishwasher-safe spatula
- Toothed tong
- Launch control (I’ll explain later)
- Bottle opener
- The Head of the tool rests upright to keep surfaces from getting dirty.
Ok, that last one’s a little cheap (and I’d like to see if it still works with a fat hamburger on the spatula). But the idea is novel and most of the functions are bonafide. The “launch control” does not ignite your barbeque’s thrusters and send it rocketing skyward; instead, it helps gently release food from the tools.
The Stingray is reportedly entirely one-handed; not only using each function but switching between them. That’s pretty impressive, and if true, seems like something of a category first. I can’t imagine how the launch control works without getting your other hand involved.
Finally, the tool saves a ton of drawer, counter, sink, or dishwasher space. Spatula, tongs, fork, bottle opener: say goodbye to all four when you say hello to the Stingray.
Overall Function, Final Thoughts, Purchasing
Imagine mastering the grill with the smooth, multi-function capability of the TNK Stingray. You flip burgers perfectly with the spatula, then seamlessly transition to turning asparagus with the tongs. Out of beer? No problem. Ditch your empty, grab a cold one, and pop the cap with the Stingray without ever switching hands.
Any grill expert will tell you to ignore the fork, but save it for inside and you’ll have a separate way to spear a steak and toss the salad on the same tool. Friends, family, rival coworkers; let everyone know who’s in charge of the grill with the 7-in-1 TNK Stingray. TNK does not suggest a price, but you can get the tool online for anywhere from $25-50.
Learn more at TNKStingray.com