Eating one-handed is a skill that I think most moms master within the first day or two of giving birth or adopting a little one. It's a survival skill, really. When my daughter was an infant, I ate one-handed at just about every meal (either that or I ate REALLY FAST while my husband or someone else held her...partly because, inevitably, she always wanted to nurse as soon as we would sit down to eat and, partly, because I wanted to get back to holding her again). Now that my daughter is a toddler, I still sometimes eat one-handed because she loves to sit on my lap at the end of mealtime.
To help moms with this common dilemma, there is a new product out called the Knork - "a fork with the functionality of a knife built in." The Knork "enables a user to both cut and spear food using only one utensil - and one hand."
I recently tried the Knork at two different meals - chicken enchiladas and grilled chicken and broccoli. The first thing I noticed about the Knork is that it is attractive, sturdy, and easy to grasp. These Knorks are actually much nicer than our "regular" forks in terms of design and prettiness. In terms of functionality, they do work better than a regular fork, mostly because of the easier grasp, but the edge actually isn't as sharp as I imagined it would be considering that it is marketing itself as a fork/knife combo. That said, I really like the Knork concept and I appreciate how well-made the flatware is.
Knorks can be purchased online or at a variety of retail locations.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a complete Knork 20 piece set, which includes 4 five-piece place settings (valued at $85). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, July 7 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #67 Vickie Couturier. Congratulations!