A Magnifying Glass Spoon Lets You Spot Even Tiny Flies In Your Soup

When you're eating at a restaurant, you're putting a tremendous amount of faith in the kitchen and wait staff that your food will be kept as contaminant-free as possible. But if you're really worried about an establishment's hygiene, make sure you're always carrying Object Solutions' Magnifying Spoon that lets you… » 11/17/14 8:35am 11/17/14 8:35am

How Chopsticks Were Invented

Created roughly 4,000-5,000 years ago in China, the earliest versions of something like chopsticks were used for cooking (they're perfect for reaching into pots full of hot water or oil) and were most likely made from twigs. While it's difficult to nail down a firm date, it would seem it wasn't until around 500-400 AD… » 12/04/13 5:15am 12/04/13 5:15am

Clever Numbered Spoons Guarantee You'll Never Forget a Measurement

When you're working your way through all the ingredients in a complex recipe, you can easily lose track of how much of this or that you've measured. Or at least Japanese designer Atsuhiro Hayashi does, which inspired him to create a set of measuring spoons with numbers in relief that leave no question as to how much… » 10/15/13 1:20pm 10/15/13 1:20pm

The Only Acceptable Way To Shovel Food Into Your Mouth

Your parents probably weren't too keen when you were cramming food in your mouth at the dinner table like a feral child. But you're all grown up now; you can eat however you want. And if that includes the use of a spoon that looks like the heavy-duty scoop you'll find on a construction site backhoe, so be it. » 10/09/13 5:00pm 10/09/13 5:00pm

Flexible Folding Flat Kitchen Utensils That Do More Than Just Scrape

It doesn't matter what you're buying, everyone wants to get as much bang for their buck as possible. And what looks like a set of three pieces of plastic cookware actually turns into six with nothing more than a gentle squeeze. It's like having the Transformers in your kitchen, minus the epic Michael Bay level of… » 9/30/13 5:00pm 9/30/13 5:00pm

Could The Fork and Knife Chopsticks Be the Only Utensil You Ever Need?

There's an eternal battle going on in my head on what's the greatest utensil in the entire world. I flip with a fork but then flop to chopsticks, I side with the spear and then Benedict Arnold to extended fingers. It's never settled. Different types of food require different utensils. If only there was one utensil to… » 9/05/13 11:00pm 9/05/13 11:00pm

The Compact Chopsticks: You'll Never Dine Unprepared Again

Forks are for amateurs; if you're going to eat you're going to work for it, dammit—enter the chopstick. But all those splinter-laden, wooden eating-twigs don't come without a price, you tree killer. The Compact Chopsticks, however, will let your live your life environmentally friendly and fork-free. Just like God… » 3/20/13 5:00pm 3/20/13 5:00pm

Wobbling Tongs That Never Topple Will Keep Your Counters Clean

Countertops are designed to get messy, but you can save yourself that extra bit of cleanup with a pair of self-standing Swing Tongs that won't leave food and schmutz behind. Like the Playskool Weeble toys of yesteryear, a weighted curved bottom ensures the business end of these tongs always stays up in the air, no… » 2/06/13 9:29am 2/06/13 9:29am

Would You Eat With These Bizarre Mouth-Massaging Utensils?

Silverware is boring. Always the same purely functional shapes. Glorified mouth-shovels. Bleh. These utensils designed by Jinhyun Jeon are intended to shake it up a bit. The bumps and weird-shapes are designed to try and stimulate the sense of touch, emulating all the best parts of synesthesia, which is admittedly a… » 11/18/12 3:00pm 11/18/12 3:00pm

An Adorable Strawberry Knife That Feeds My Unfortunate Kitchen Gadget…

My kitchen is the size of a walk-in closet and has less drawer space than the dresser in my bedroom. But does that stop the constant influx of novelty kitchen gadgets and uni-tasking tools? Seemingly not. I don't even really like strawberries, but that doesn't mean I won't be finding a spot to cram this cute and… » 9/27/12 4:00pm 9/27/12 4:00pm

Dedicated Pepper Prep Tool Rescues Utterly Incompetent Chefs

Before the Food Network, it was Julia Child's cooking show that encouraged America to ditch their TV dinners and get back to experimenting in the kitchen. And it worked, although it encouraged inventors to come up with a glut of overly-specialized food prep tools that promise to make life in the kitchen a lot easier. » 9/06/12 1:20pm 9/06/12 1:20pm