I had blogged about this item in the past but the link went stale so it was lost. This type of cutlery item seems to get the most attention when I write about it. There are many people that are or have family members affected by strokes, Parkinson’s or even Alzheimer’s as well as other conditions that affect motor function. The Good Grips product has at least 6 ounces of weight in the large easy to grasp handle that provides stability required. The ambidextrous fork and spoon can be bent left or right depending on the user, this makes direction to the mouth easier. The bowl size and depth of the spoons reduces spilling and the knife is used in a rocking fashion making it require less strength. I’ve handled some of the fancy “auto stabilizing” utensils and the result is expensive and ineffective. These are priced right and dishwasher safe of course.
Good Grips Weighted Utensils Set of 4
Oneida is a major player in this game and there is no questioning it. Their history goes back to the 1880s with a interesting connection to the movement known as Perfectionism. The Mooncrest flatware set is actually a 18/0 stainless (contains no nickel) and dishwasher safe. It has a nice extended set that includes a serving spoon, pierced serving spoon, meat fork, butter knife, and sugar spoon. What is a pierced serving spoon you ask? Why it is a holey spoon of course.
Oneida Mooncrest 45-Piece Flatware Set, Service for 8
Apple’s recent success with the golden Iphone has brought attenti0n to people’s love of all things that glitter. But gold cutlery? Sure, why not. “Rocco” by Herdmar is actually 18/10 stainless steel with a matte gold finish. It’s dishwasher safe and won’t need polishing. But you will polish it, you know you’ll polish it. It’s gold! It has to be at it’s shiniest!
Herdmar “Rocco” 5-Piece Placesetting
Carrying your own cutlery surprises people. Especially at the office where it gets a strange look and then a light goes on over their head. It is actually a good idea is what they realize. There is the benefit of hygiene but even more important is that you have the exact implement you need for what you need it for. These look pretty good and the case with lid would be pretty handy.
Monbento Nomad cutlery set @ Amazon