List of eating utensils
Humans in different cultures use a variety of tools to eat. This is a list of eating implements.
- Spoon – List of types of spoons
- Chopsticks – Asian utensil
- Cutlery – Western utensil
"Fun Dip" is a type of candy in the United States, where a solid candy "dipping stick" is used to convey flavored sugar to the eater's mouth. The dipper is first licked to provide moisture, and then dredged through a small pouch with the flavored sugar, so that the sugar sticks to the dipping stick.
Some ice cream novelties use a flat wooden spade, often erroneously called a "spoon", to lift the product to one's mouth. Prepackaged tuna salad and cracker snacks often contain a flat plastic spade for similar purposes, also erroneously referred to as a "spoon".
Over time, these utensils were combined in various ways in attempts to make eating more convenient or to reduce the total number of utensils required.
- Chopfork – A utensil with a fork at one end and chopsticks/tongs at the other.
- Chork – Pointed and slightly curved tongs, which can be used like chopsticks (as pincers) or as a fork (for spearing). A different kind of chork is a fork with a split handle, which can be broken in half to make two chopsticks.
- Forkchops – Used in a pair, these are basically a pair of chopsticks with a small fork and knife on the non-pointed ends.
- Knork – A fork with edge tines sharpened or serrated.
- Pastry Fork - A fork with a cutting edge along one of the tines.
- Spoon Straw – A scoop-ended drinking straw intended for slushies and milkshakes.
- Sporf – A utensil consisting of a spoon on one end, a fork on the other, and edge tines that are sharpened or serrated.
- Spork – Spoon and Fork
- Splayd – Spoon and Fork and Knife
- Spife – Spoon and Knife. Commonly referred to as "Pipina"
Utensils for specific foods
Some utensils are useful only for specific foods.
- Butter knife
- Crab cracker
- Crab fork
- Fondue fork
- Grapefruit knife
- Grapefruit spoon
- Lobster pick
- Snail tongs and forks
- Tongs for:
- Trongs – "tri" and "tongs"
- Honey dipper
- Meat claws
- Edible tableware
- Eating utensil etiquette
- List of food preparation utensils
- List of serving utensils
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