Unlike conventional chopsticks, you will find Jan-Stix comfortable to hold, easy to use, and more effective at securing each tasty morsel. The oval handles fit comfortably into your hand. The inviting texture is like holding a fresh citrus fruit, yet Jan-Stix weigh less than three ounces. The pinch-proof hinge keeps the tips in perpetual alignment. Just a gentle squeeze of the handles embraces the desired morsel; relax and the spring-loaded stalks open for the next bite. Raised nubs on the inner tip surfaces hug the most slippery foods. The curved tips allow you to pluck morsels from above, or scoop up grains and small vegetables from the side.