Self-Leveling Measuring Spoons So You Never Have to Mess With a Knife

When you're cooking, as long as the ingredients go well together, you can toss almost anything together and call it a meal. But when you're baking, there's a science to the ingredients, especially when it comes to proportions. Leveling off a measuring spoon ensures you're adding the exact amount of a given ingredient,… » 11/05/14 3:20pm 11/05/14 3:20pm

The Design of Spoons and Knives Can Change the Way We Taste Food

Chances are, you've spent more time thinking about the specs on your smartphone than about the gadgets that you use to put food in your mouth. But the shape and material properties of forks, spoons, and knives turn out to matter—a lot. Changes in the design of cutlery have not only affected how and what we eat,… » 9/19/14 9:20am 9/19/14 9:20am

The Best Chef's Knife

After an extremely close voting round, the Wusthof Classic Cooks Knife has cut through the competition as your choice for Best Chef's Knife. You praised it specifically for its durability, hand-protecting shape, heft, balance, and of course, sharpness. » 6/27/14 3:15pm 6/27/14 3:15pm

Five Best Chef's Knives

Last week we asked you which chef's knife you thought was a cut above the rest, and now we've counted your votes and narrowed the field down to the five best blades. Head down to the comments and vote by starring your favorite, and respond to each entry with your cases for and/or against. » 6/23/14 3:15pm 6/23/14 3:15pm

A Full Set of Keychain Cutlery Makes Picnics More Civilized

It won't quite elevate your next picnic lunch to an experience akin to dining with the queen, but this compact cutlery set that includes a separate knife, spoon, and fork, is much better than eating with your fingers. » 4/25/14 5:21pm 4/25/14 5:21pm

Safer Kitchen Knives Inspired By the Tools in Your Workshop

If you think back to the last time you cut yourself using something sharp, it was probably in the kitchen, not your workshop. Given how much more time we all spend in the kitchen, it makes sense that the risk of injury would be higher. So it also makes sense that someone would design a set of kitchen knives that are… » 4/16/14 7:00pm 4/16/14 7:00pm

This Folding Knife and Spork Is Plastic Cutlery Evolved

If there's one downside to a summer spent relaxing at garden parties and backyard barbecues, it's having to dine with disposable plastic cutlery. It's flimsy and it's awkward—and thanks to designer Wei Young, you'd be far better off just bringing this reusable set that folds away so it can hang off a carabiner. » 4/10/14 5:00pm 4/10/14 5:00pm

This Stainless Steel Origami Spoon Is Shipped In a Flat Paper Envelope

Perfect for scooping things out of rectangular containers with flat walls, but not so great with anything round, the real claim-to-fame of David Adler's Kafolda spoon is that it arrives as a perfectly flat piece of stainless steel and some assembly required. » 2/13/14 10:22am 2/13/14 10:22am

A Knife Holder That Looks More Dangerous Than the Blades

Are you bored by the conventional ho-hum design of a traditional wooden knife block? If you like everything on your kitchen counter to be a conversation piece, you can't go wrong with this Spicy Magnum Knife Set, featuring six entwined knife holders that look like they're all holding each other up. » 1/03/14 5:40pm 1/03/14 5:40pm

A Beginner's Guide to Buying Custom Kitchen Knives

When selecting a set of knives for your kitchen, you can certainly go to any retail store and purchase an inexpensive set of knives made with plastic handles and low-grade steel. But, when you want something of higher quality, specialized design or materials, or you just want something a bit more personalized, custom » 12/17/13 2:20pm 12/17/13 2:20pm

Every Airline Should Offer This Adorable Flying Cutlery

Designer Eugeni Quitllet was hired by Air France to redesign the airline's in-flight cutlery and tableware. And as part of the new line, he went above and beyond the call of duty with a set of cutlery designed just for kids that transforms into a small airline of their own. » 10/09/13 9:40am 10/09/13 9:40am

The History of Knives, Forks and Spoons

You use them every day. They're some of the most simple, but useful, devices in existence. They're used the world over. But who, exactly, invented knives, forks and spoons? » 10/03/13 6:20am 10/03/13 6:20am

This Bizarre Cutlery Was Designed to Make First Dates Less Awkward

Everybody dreads first dates in their own way. Some worry that they won't have anything to talk about. Others fear that they'll be judged by what they say. And a token few are terrified—mortified!—that they'll spill food all over themselves. For that cadre, I have a solution. » 9/24/13 5:40pm 9/24/13 5:40pm

Biodegradable Cutlery Looks Like the Vegetables You'll Eat WIth It

This cutlery might look good enough to eat—and it almost kinda is, because it's made from a biodegradable plastic that breaks down over time. » 8/07/13 3:52am 8/07/13 3:52am

Self-Standing Butter Knife Keeps Condiments Off the Table

There's probably rules and proper etiquette on where to place a condiment-covered knife once you've spread jams, jelly, or butter on your bread. But most of us just place it on the counter or table anyways, leaving an additional mess to be cleaned up. Is there a better way you ask? There is, this self-standing butter… » 4/09/13 2:40pm 4/09/13 2:40pm

It Scrapes, It Serves, and It Might Be the Most Useful Tool In Your…

Maximize your kitchen's storage space with this clever spatula and serving tongs multipurpose tool known as the Chef2. Made from food-grade plastic it can withstand temperatures up to 428 degrees fahrenheit, and of course can be used to stir, flip, scrape, lift, turn, and serve a meal. » 2/27/13 2:00pm 2/27/13 2:00pm

Camping Cutlery Adapters Make Your Marshmallow Stick Far More Useful

Most campers don't have the outdoor skills necessary to build a shelter, set a trap, or even start a fire. But there's one thing even the most amateur outdoorsman can make—a marshmallow stick. And with these cutlery adapters, that primitive tool can then be used to consumer more than just s'mores. » 7/14/12 7:00pm 7/14/12 7:00pm

Credit Card Fork For BYOC (Bring Your Own Cutlery) Parties

If you're the type who tries to maintain a constant state of readiness for any emergency, Devon Briggs' folding credit card fork will ensure you never have to resort to eating with your hands at a party or fast food joint. » 7/04/12 2:30pm 7/04/12 2:30pm