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List of eating utensils

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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
  • Fork – Western/sometimes Asian utensils
  • Knife – Western utensil
  • Skewer
  • Tongs
  • Toothpick
  • In some cultures, such as Ethiopian cuisine and Indian dining, breads or hands are used in place of utensils.


    "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 single-serve ice cream is sold with a flat wooden spade, often erroneously called a "spoon", to lift the product to one's mouth.

    Prepackaged tuna salad or cracker snacks may contain a flat plastic spade for similar purposes.


  • Drinking straw
  • Cocktail stick
  • Combination utensils

    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.
  • 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
  • Nutcracker
  • Tongs for:
  • Sugar
  • Asparagus
  • Trongs – "tri" and "tongs"
  • Honey dipper
  • Meat claws
  • References

    List of eating utensils Wikipedia

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