Unitasker Wednesday: So you think you know how to eat spaghetti?

Twirling ForkToday’s Unitasker Wednesday item is a 2-for-1. Both of them will help you eat spaghetti like a machine. Each of them makes the tedious chore of eating stringy pasta easier — who knows what might happen if you use them at the same time?

First up is the Twirling Spaghetti Fork. For those of you suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome due to the fact that you have to twist your spaghetti noodles on your fork manually, your prayers have been answered.

Battery-powered fork takes the effort out of twirling spaghetti! Save your wrist with this battery-powered fork–it spins and gathers up the spaghetti, so all you have to do is eat. Fun and easy to use. Dishwasher safe.

Now that you have that magical fork, what else can you possibly want? Well, the fun doesn’t stop there. No, you are going to want the Spaghetti Shallow Plate to make the twirling fork that much more effective. The plate features a built-in “spinning zone,” the eye of the hurricane if you will, to make your noodle eating even faster. No noodles will be safe now.

Spaghetti PlateThis clever white melamine plate was designed to be used for spaghetti. Like other pasta plates, the shape is a bowl yet this piece features a small crater in the center which afford the user the opportunity to twirl the spaghetti using a fork only – no spoon required. Works wonderfully and a new essential for the pasta lover.

How on earth did we consumed spaghetti prior to these inventions?

**Unitasker Wednesday posts humorously poke fun at the single-use items that manage to find their way into our homes.

20 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: So you think you know how to eat spaghetti?”

  1. posted by Shay on

    Wow, when used together, I think these might create a vortex in the space-time continuum, centered on your spaghetti crater. It might also result in a ball of spaghetti on your fork with a 10″ diameter…which would be AWESOME.

  2. posted by Tiara on

    Too funny! My 4-year-old daughter received one of these forks for Christmas. I just found it still in it’s original wrapper while cleaning out her room and I put it in the donations box.

  3. posted by gigglechick on

    i’m just picturing Mark Walberg and George Clooney sporting Italian accents in a new movie called “The Perfect Fork”

    (let’s just say that one of them doesn’t make it in the end after a terrible twirling accident. it’s a real tearjerker.)

  4. posted by Karen in Wichita on

    Heh. There used to be a pasta restaurant in town that had special spoons – larger than even a soup spoon, more of a small serving-spoon size – with a twirling depression in the center. I’m not really sure it worked any better than the natural concavity of the spoon, though. But hey, when you’re a pasta-specific restaurant, I guess you can justify special-purpose utensils.

    Or… maybe not. They closed in less than a year, as I recall.

  5. posted by B on

    My mom could use this. Her hands are deformed from rheumatoid arthritis. I wonder how you make it twirl?

    I’ve noticed several of your unitasker items are actually very useful for the handicapped and/or elderly., so I’m glad you provide links.

  6. posted by gigglechick on

    @ B — it’s battery powered twirling magic :}

  7. posted by Katie on

    A white bowl for eating pasta! The dreaded tomato sauce stripe will ruin it in no time.

  8. posted by della street on

    i like the plate/bowl thingies. but that fork. ai yi yi.

  9. posted by topmate on

    Marvel at the incredible battery powered fork! Wonder at its usefulness when you forget that it spins while mid conversation during your meal and it lacerates your tongue! Cringe at the embarassment during the trip to the emergency room!

    Or, more realistically, stop it spinning and watch the spaghetti slide off into your lap.

  10. posted by Kirsten on

    Both are very interesting inventions, but neither solves the problem of taking up just a bit too much spaghetti to begin with, then ending up with a softball sized pile of pasta all twirled up on your fork.

  11. posted by H... on

    be careful or you will get tongue-twisted by it.

  12. posted by M.R. on

    Shay, you are killing me! I would love to see a 10″ pasta nest/ball slide into someone’s lap…as long as it wasn’t mine.

  13. posted by Jacki Hollywood Brown on

    As soon as I saw this I thought it would be amazing for someone with arthritis or other impairment that limits mobility….even a temporary cast for a broken arm.

  14. posted by Italiana on

    I’m sorry but if you’re really Italian you DO NOT NEED a spoon for eating spaghetti! My Nonna would be spinning in her grave, for goodness sake!

  15. posted by Frank on

    Those plates are quite attractive, and need not be limited to unitasking. I can see multiple possibilities for the donut-shaped plate/bowl. Not the fork, though. Never the fork.

  16. posted by Stan on

    The twirling fork immediately reminds me of Gremlins…. I guess I’m getting old.

  17. posted by Nancy on

    Wow, they still have those forks? I had one of them as a child about 30 years ago. Loved it though…I was never very good at eating long noodles (and I solve the problem now by eating ziti, shells or rigatoni instead 😉 ).

  18. posted by armando chocano on

    I am Italian descendant in Peru – S.America, third generation,who remembers father and grandfather never using a spoon to help the fork when eating spaghetti, wondering where and when it started the concept of eating spaghetti with a fork and spoon instead of a fork alone. Is this an Italian peasant’s tradition (not exactly good manners) boosted to popularity in the United States around 20 years ago, or just invented in North America ???

  19. posted by Jenny on

    I’ve never needed a spoon to eat pasta, either. I’ve never understood why anyone would need to.

  20. posted by Inciampando sulle Acque on

    Yes, sometimes it’s better to eat with spoon and fork and it’s not a bad manner. When you have (for example) a sauce that is too much liquid, you have to use a spoon and a fork. Tagliolini with broth are usually eaten in this way in osteria or in a famous restaurant.

    It’s bad manners to have all your sauce spread on the table cloth. Every country has its own tradition: I don’t say that Japanese, with chopsticks, have “not exacyly good manners”.

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