Something a simple as a spoon takes a lot of thought, design and energy. I’m sure the fork and knife take effort as well and there are a lot of knife making videos out there. But what it takes to create flatware has always fascinated me.
So it was pretty interesting to discover a page on a manufacturers website about how their stamped cutlery is made. That company is Eternum and they are:
“Eternum is a Belgian company created in 1924 and specialized in the creation, production and sale of stainless steel cutlery and tableware.”
It’s interesting to read how cutlery has been created for years.
Flatware fun for all! This cutlery makes you solve a puzzle before you can use it to eat. And good luck getting it back together again. Sadly it’s a Kickstarter campaign but it sure looks like fun. And it’s looks even better on the table. Check out the video above.
If you came here via a Google search looking for cutlery that can safely go into the microwave, these aren’t the cutlery you are looking for. The answer to that question is anything that has no metal at all, stick to plastic and wood.
This microwaveable cutlery is called COZY Cutlery because it’s warmed by the microwave. The concept is that having the flatware handles being warmed will make children eat slower and therefore healthier.
OK, I think this is ridiculous and sounds like some mild form of torture. You can’t eat quickly because the handle of your spoon is too hot? Sorry, this is nonsense to me. Now, it is only a concept product created by Dyson School of Design Engineering.
We here at The Cutlery Review have been talking about what we have named “Everyday Carry Cutlery” (ECC). The idea being that you have a handy portable and reusable set of flatware on your person in your backpack or purse. And if you check out the link you will see there are a lot of options out there. It’s handy, hygienic and good for the environment. Just say no to flimsy plastic forks.
So it’s interesting to see our friends over at TreeHugger.com write the article: Why “Bring Your Own Cutlery” needs to become a new trend. To quote them:
“Most obviously, disposable plastic cutlery should be made illegal, which is precisely what France has done.”
That’s a pretty strong statement that we can get behind. We are seeing plastic grocery bags being banned all over the world, why not plastic cutlery?