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Kitchen Implements To Go With the Eatensil

Brilliant concept or silly idea? I can’t decide. But I think I want one, if only to keep it in my work bag for those inevitable days when I pack a lunch but no flatware or openers. There are few things more frustrating than trying to eat leftovers without silverware, unless maybe it’s not being able to open the thing I intended to eat. Of course, for this to be truly useful for me it would have to contain a can opener, but you can’t have everything I guess.

The Eatensil looks a lot like a Swiss Army knife, although it’s not affiliated with them at all. It features a fork, spoon, knife, bottle opener, chopsticks, pizza cutter and a wooden chip fork. Or, for those who aren’t European…a fork for eating fries. I can see a use for more than half of the implements, but I have to admit some of them baffle me. Is it a large problem for folks to not have a pizza cutter on-hand? Didn’t your pizza come already sliced? And then there’s the chip fork…are there seriously people who need a fork specifically designed to eat fries? Can’t you just pick them up with your fingers like a normal person?

The rest of the tools, though, seem incredibly handy. Having a fork and spoon readily available would make my day most of the time, although I’m fairly unclear on how you would use the knife to cut something if you needed to hold it with a fork to do so. It would be nice to be able to spread butter or whatever without using the handle of a fork or spoon, though. The bottle opener is self-explanatory, and would be really handy for me since we’ve just started getting Coke in glass bottles again. Chopsticks I could take or leave, but I can appreciate how nice it would be to have a pair on-hand if you get a lot of Chinese takeout.

Unfortunately, this is still just a concept piece, but it could become a reality someday.


Source: Gizmodo

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