Above is the single use plastic picnic tray invented by French designer Jean-Pierre Vitrac. It’s from around the World War II era. I have to say it is pretty impressive. A cup, tray and cool looking knife, fork and spoon. And it’s plastic. And we aren’t happy with plastic these days and I get that.
So as the world plans on banning plastic and it’s use in the food industry we have new ideas. Here at the Cutlery Review we have been promoting what we call the Everyday Carry Cutlery or ECC. But our friends over at Treehugger.com are suggesting Bring Your Own Cutlery or BYOC. Either way it’s a great idea.
It’s summer time! It’s time to camp! And no one brings a silverware tray camping (well almost no one). If you are backpacking, picnicking or just travelling then you need some Everyday Carry Cutlery.
This 4 in 1 camping cutlery by Orblue really does seem to do the jobs required. And it’s two for the price of one!
This interesting piece of flatware consists of a camping spoon, fork, knife and can/bottle opener. And the removable camping fork can be held in one hand, with spoon knife in the other. Yup, it transforms into two pieces.
It’s made of dishwasher safe non-stick stainless steel and comes with a nice nylon storage bag for each. Pretty cool pocket cutlery.
So Gerber (not the baby food people) have another entry into our fave category of “Everyday Carry Cutlery”. The ComplEAT has a rather silly name that isn’t a pun or anything I guess? But the design and function don’t seem that silly at all.
There are the four pieces you see above: spoon, fork, dual-sided spatula, and a 4 function multi-tool. And those four pieces of cutlery sure do at lot. The little tool is a serrated package opener, can opener, bottle opener, and a veggie peeler. The spoon, fork and spatula make sense and the spatula connects with the fork to make a set of cooking tongs as well.
Travel Cutlery or as we like to call it around here “Everyday Carry Cutlery” is really becoming a valued product thanks to the environmental concerns about plastic. And we here at The Cutlery Review are completely on board with this movement.
Tiny Panda brings us their rather long named “Bamboo Utensils | Bamboo Travel Cutlery Set | Reusable Utensils With Case | Camping Utensils To-Go | Bamboo Flatware Set | Travel Utensil Set | Eco Friendly Zero Waste Fork Spoon Knife Set”. Yup that’s a mouthful in more ways than one.
This portable flatware set includes a fork, knife, spoon, chopsticks, straw and cleaning brush. But wait there’s more! It also includes a bamboo charcoal toothbrush with bamboo case. And if that isn’t enough they snuck another spoon in there for you.