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 Snappable Spork Could See You Through a Whole Meal

This spork isn't really a spork: it's a spoon that turns into a knife and fork. It's cleverly designed to see the user through soup then a regular main course—we just can't really work out what it should be called. » 1/25/13 8:02am 1/25/13 8:02am

Spork Chops Are the Perfect Secret Agent Utensil for Those Who Suck At…

You're in a Japanese restaurant. Or a Chinese restaurant. Or a Korean restaurant. Or to avoid being racist, any restaurant that uses chopsticks as its main conduit for food. It smells so good! But you're sweating, your hands are shaking, you're starving because you can only get one rice morsel at a time with those… » 5/15/12 11:40am 5/15/12 11:40am

The Chork Is the Beautifully Awful Lovechild of a Fork and Chopsticks…

If you went back in time with all the knowledge you have now but none of the habits, what utensil would you invent to eat with? Is the fork, a tiny and instinctive spear, the ideal utensil? Or is the chopstick, a dexterous extension of your fingers, the winner? Which makes the most sense? » 4/11/12 8:00pm 4/11/12 8:00pm

Just Don't Spill Tomato Sauce On the Cable Fork

If you don't have a Lady and a Tramp to keep your wires tidy, this fork organizer should do the trick, and you don't have the downside of smelly doggies creeping out your internetting. Just $13. [LufDesign via Fancy via BookOfJoe] » 8/10/11 5:20am 8/10/11 5:20am

Your Fork Is Why You're Fat

Next time you go out to a restaurant, request a big fork. According to researchers, it's an effective way to control how much you eat—without leaving you hungry at the end of the meal. » 7/15/11 12:20pm 7/15/11 12:20pm

From Now On, I'm Only Using Bear Paw Forks to Eat

Sometimes I'm eating something so delicious that my slow fingers and small utensils can't keep up with me. I need more powuh. These Bear Paw Meat Handler Forks will let me maul meat like a bear would. So perfect. » 6/28/11 2:20pm 6/28/11 2:20pm

How Could You Not Tell Me That Knorks Exist??

For 28 years, I've been dutifully grinding my fork through steaks and other delicacies, both too stubborn and lazy to pick up the knife. Now, I learn of an existing invention. It's been around for years. It's called a knork. » 7/08/10 4:20pm 7/08/10 4:20pm

Japanese Pasta Fork Will Change How You Eat Pasta Forever

Twirling your pasta around a fork is an artform. Some people twirl it on the side of the bowl, other use spoons and people who are lazy and unimaginative cut their pasta up. And now, from Japan, a new option. » 3/29/10 8:40pm 3/29/10 8:40pm

The Captivating History Of The Spork

Whether you call it a "spork" or a "foon," we must all ask ourselves where we would be without the genius that brought fork and spoon together as one. » 8/28/09 10:00pm 8/28/09 10:00pm

Star Trek Spock...I Mean Spork

Finally, a Star Trek-themed utensil that will allow me to eat both ice cream and pasta at the same time. Thank you ThinkGeek for bringing this wonderful product into the world. » 4/22/09 7:00pm 4/22/09 7:00pm

The Chopsticks Aid Turns Chopsticks Into Forks for Lousy White People

I hate the way most white people eat Asian food: Drowning white rice in soy sauce, shoveling cream cheese-stuffed "sushi" into their mouths, pretty much the entire sorry spectacle. The Chopsticks Aid is for them. » 3/19/09 4:20pm 3/19/09 4:20pm

Flameboy 7-in-1 BBQ Tool Doesn't Seem Quite Safe

The Flameboy, a $14 7-in-1 BBQ utensil contains a spatula, fork, bottle opener, corkscrew, tongs, serrated cutting edge and disposable lighter slot. Sounds to me like a product liability lawsuit waiting to happen. [NerdApproved] » 1/13/09 3:30am 1/13/09 3:30am

IC3 Intelligent Cutlery System Silently Judges You During Meals

Diets are tough, what with the eating and drinking of beer, and that being really, really, enjoyable and all. The IC3 Intelligent Cutlery System wants to help. How? Well, designer Alex Schulz says that as you chomp away at dinner, the IC3 does the traditional job as a fork, knife or spoon, and then goes the extra mile… » 10/26/08 1:00pm 10/26/08 1:00pm

Calamente Fork Good For Twirling Spaghetti, Unspeakable Torture

In the pursuit of a great idea, inventors can sometimes lose sight of the big picture. I don't doubt that the Calamente Noodle fork is fantastic at spinning up a nice, big fork full of pasta, but I also don't doubt that before the end of a meal with this medieval war museum display piece I would have at least three… » 10/21/08 8:01am 10/21/08 8:01am

BBG Perfect Gadget List Shows That Tech Can't Improve Everything

BBG has done an impressive thing: It came up with a list of 10 perfect gadgets, unchanged by time or tech. No need to build the better mousetrap, because the tried and true mousetrap made the list. So did the wristwatch, the toilet and scissors. I don't agree with the inclusion of the toaster (I prefer a toaster… » 7/01/08 8:00pm 7/01/08 8:00pm

S(tool) Turns Garden Fork into Garden Chair

It's been a long summer day tending the garden and you need to sit down, but there is no chair in sight. If only you were using the S(tool), then you wouldn't have to worry about finding one. Designed by Langton Stead, the S(tool) is a bent wood handle with two garden forks on either side. All you have to do is shove… » 2/12/08 5:10pm 2/12/08 5:10pm

Popcorn Fork Keeps Fingers Bland

My father-in-law, super great guy, eats his popcorn with a spoon. While some find it crazy, I know it's just a technique he employs to slowly, subtly drive my mother-in-law crazy. Regardless, he may be interested in the $13.95 (12 pack) of popcorn forks. Technically these forks more closely resemble chopsticks or… » 11/20/07 10:28am 11/20/07 10:28am

Side-On Cutlery Makes It Almost Safe to Eat at Your Aunt's Grimy House

The germaphobe in us always freaks out a little bit when we see silverware lying on a bare table, either at someone else's house or a restaurant. (Our own table is a chemical-cleaner-scorched wasteland.) So we hope that eventually all silverware will be like Jens-Martin Skibsted's designs for Side-On Cutlery, which… » 9/14/07 11:51am 9/14/07 11:51am