There has been a flurry of activity on the Internets this past week about the twirling spaghetti fork. There are many styles and types of spaghetti forks out there so we will take a look at a few choices…
The manually operated Donkey Blue Rolognese – Wooden Twirling Spaghetti Fork is from a German company and seems to be focused on children. But a very simple design made of sustainable wood and stainless steel makes it seem very practical.
The PK Twirling Spaghetti Fork is battery powered and got the most attention on the Internets. This powered cutlery requires two AAA batteries and they claim dishwasher safe, but we’d take out the batteries first.
And last but not least and our favorite solution is the For-Ghetti Spaghetti Fork from the Rehabilitation Advantage Store. This simple design requires no cranks or batteries. It’s genius design is four specially-designed nubs on each of the outer tines to catch and hold the spaghetti in place. This is function over form design in flatware.
Bring-your-own cutlery (BYOC) is something we are passionate about here at The Cutlery Review. These days the demand is driven by health concerns but we are forgetting that the driving force early on for BYOC was environmental concerns. The disposable single-use plastic flatware and straws seems to have returned for now but let’s hope it’s not part of the new normal.
The wonderful folks at Duebest asked us to try their reusable wooden cutlery set and straw with cleaner and case. Right off the bat we have to mention the packaging for the shipment they sent us. No plastic in sight, no bubble wrap, nothing. Everything was recycled and recyclable paper packaging. We were impressed.
The set includes a fork, knife, spoon and chopsticks made of hand carved sustainably sourced teak wood. Each piece is a wonderful piece of carved artwork made by artisans in Bali, Indonesia. The flatware is 6.5″ long, so it’s not tiny and good for adult sized hands.
The knife itself even though made of wood is one of the better, sharper and more functional we’ve seen of the plastic and wood knives over the years. The fork isn’t very “stabby” but functional all the same. The spoon has a good bowl to it.
Also included in the linen/cotton blend carrying case is a glass straw with cleaning brush. Having a clear glass straw is nice, but don’t stick this case in your back pocket for fear of breaking the straw.
We can heartily recommend Duebest’s wooden cutlery set. In our house this will be replacing the existing metal camping set that was scratching our cookware.