It’s the Easter weekend and talking about eggs only seems appropriate. This set of eight porcelain egg cups with spoons is a very simple and elegant choice. Don’t be mislead by the number 8, it’s 4 cups and 4 spoons. They are dishwasher safe and have cute little chickens incorporated into the design.
Perfect for Sunday mornings with toast soldiers.
RSVP 8 Piece Egg Cup & Spoon Set
The image above is from the movie “The Matrix” and is a statement that seems to apply to real life. According to the article from the Daily Mail online, the spoons are disappearing. It seems that 70% of cutlery sets are sold without soup spoons. People are using desert spoons instead (bit of a spelling pun there). What concerns me is the indication it is cost that is driving this “no spoon” movement. Is this a problem or just a trend? Your thoughts?
Read more at the Daily Mail
OK, this stuff gets me excited. We have finally reached a point in the advancement of 3d printing technology that we can design and have printed custom cutlery designs. There are still limitations in size and definitely in materials. Printing in plastics runs around $7 per piece where as steel can be around $33 a piece. But last year at this time this wasn’t even really a possibility as there were no food safe materials and the size of the piece that could be made was too small.
Shapeways is a service that allows you to upload your 3d designs and have them created or allow others to order your designs to be printed for them. The design above is from lucaCavannaDesign is called 3xone and is very unique with a lot of thought in it’s design. It uses less material (cheaper), is structurally sound and they nest together. Check out their page at Shapeways for more images of this intelligent 3d custom cutlery design.
3xone from lucaCavannaDesign @ Shapeways
How many times have I had to type the words “not dishwasher safe” in this blog? Too many. But here is a handy little gadget to help with the hand washing.
This cutlery cleaner uses suction cups to attach to the side of your sink and non-scratch bristles to cleanup that dirty cutlery. Kind of works like a golf ball washer. There has been complaints that the suction cups don’t stick well or hold up to the action of running the cutlery through it. The trick I’ve found in these situations (especially with stainless steel sinks) is to make sure the sink is very clean and then attach the suction cup with a little dish soap and then let dry over night. Works like a charm.
Evriholder Cutlery Cleaner