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Model: 4-piece set
Manufacturer: Phantom Enterprises
List price: $19.99
Warranty: limited lifetime warranty
Dimensions: 7-3/4"x1-1/8"
Weight: 2.9 oz
Composition: 18/10 stainless steel, gloss finish
Other versions: Single Knork, stainless, 20-piece set (Knorks, knife, spoons), stainless, 4-piece picnic set, red plastic
Made In: China
Type: Utensils; flatware
Color: Silver
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens chefs everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not green neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still modest gain trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: hands batteries outlet batteries/outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better infinitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic garage sale drawer cabinet countertop
If it quits: toss it craigslist repair upgrade replace
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice daily weekly monthly holidays/yearly
Worth the space?: no w/unlimited space w/limited space make space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: We really like the Knork – three-quarters fork, one-quarter knife. It is a rocker knife and fork combination that allows you to cut and eat food with only one utensil, and therefore especially useful for people with limited dexterity. The edges are thin (not sharp, so you don't have to worry about cutting the sides of your mouth), and they'll cut through a lot – but not everything.

The handle features a finger platform on each side, allowing you to press one or more fingers against the side of the fork for more leverage when cutting. This also makes it equally useful for righties and lefties.

Our biggest complaint is that the Knork is heavy, especially bottom heavy, and if you put one on your plate and carry the plate downstairs to watch television while you eat, the weight of the Knork is going to cause it to slip off the edge of your plate, and it is going to fall on your big toe, quite likely causing you to swear. (Well, certainly it wouldn't cause you to swear. Let's just say swearing has been caused….)


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