Unitasker Wednesday: The Spaghetti Fork

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

It’s usually extremely obvious to me what the inventor of a unitasker was attempting to achieve with his or her product. Even though I don’t have a need for their thing-a-ma-bobs, I at least get what they’re trying to do. This week’s unitasker doesn’t fit into that mold. Introducing the Spaghetti Fork:

I don’t get the internal scalloped edges. How do they help spaghetti noodles wind onto the fork any better than on a regular fork? If the scalloped edges are so much better, why aren’t they on the outside of the prongs, too? Do they still require using a spoon or the side of the bowl? If this special fork does work better, does it work so much better than a regular fork to justify the expense and storage space? Why, WHY do I need a scalloped edged fork?!

10 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: The Spaghetti Fork”

  1. posted by Mackenzie on

    I think it’s to keep the noodles from sliding out the end of the fork, though I don’t think it does anything for them sliding out toward the eater.

  2. posted by Deb on

    Hey, a set of 8 is “only” $9.99? Wow, I can’t wait to see this worthless unitasker bend! At that price, I’m sure it’s not 18/10.

  3. posted by Anita on

    According tot he description the edges “gently grip” pasta to keep it from escaping the fork while twisting. The physics of this eludes me. Maybe it’s one of those things you have to try in order to figure it out? Or just stick to the fork-and-spoon method.

  4. posted by JuliaJayne on

    I know how the spaghetti fork works – it doesn’t. The spaghetti slips right through.

    A very nice woman gave me a set of them. While her heart was in the right place, the forks were even worse than not working as stated. They were so thin and light than you could have almost bent them with your mind, and there were ridges on the edge of each tine, so the fork felt like it might cut your lips.

  5. posted by Rebecca on

    Great – this got the Spaghetti Cat song stuck in my head, but now its about this stupid fork: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXHqoPHZCUM
    (Spaghetti Fork! I weep for you!)

  6. posted by Karyn on

    It’s probably just as well they didn’t serrate the outside edges of the tines: Slipping the fork into your mouth would probably feel a bit like eating with a steak knife.

    If slippery spaghetti is a challenge, just toss your sauce with rotini or penne rigate instead. Problem solved. :-D

  7. posted by Claire on

    No, no, NO! There is only one way to eat spagetti and it involves none of this “winding on a fork” nonsense. You get the end of one strand in your mouth and suck the rest in, so the free end flaps wildly and splatters sauce all over your face, anyone sitting near you and the walls.

    Damn unitaskers. They’re just invented to spoil all our fun.

  8. posted by DaveW on

    Ours not to reason why,
    Ours but to buy, buy, buy:
    Into the valley of Debt
    Rode the six billion.

    With apologies to Tennyson.

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    posted by Laetitia in Australia on

    Why, WHY do you need a scalloped edged fork?! – Why, to make washing up harder as the food sticks to the ridges, of course. :-)

  10. posted by Lily on

    Yeah, in Italy we always use this kind of forks.

    Not.

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