Innovative alternative to disposable plastic utensils - more portable and sturdier
Compact set of 3 - knife, fork and spoon
Clam-shell cover keeps eating surface of utensils clean and keeps the entire set together
Fork and spoon nest inside of knife handle, taking up as little space as possible
Made of 18/8 stainless steel
Cut down on plastic wasteful plastic utensils with this innovative, compact set. Includes a nearly-full-size fork and spoon that nest inside the hollow handle of the knife. Clam-shell cover keeps the eating surface of the utensils clean and keeps the entire set together, so you can toss them in your bag, purse. glove box or office drawer and always have reusable utensils handy.
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Dimensions 7"H x 1.5"W
Materials Utensils made of 18/8 stainless steel. Cover made of ABS
Sustainability Billions of single-use, disposable plastic utensils are consumed each year. Most are used for less than an hour then thrown away - while handy, this "free" convenience comes at a massive cost to society. They generate millions of tons of unnecessary waste each year - not to mention the natural resources required to make them in the first place (the price of which is passed along to consumers). Using reusable utensils helps preserve natural resources, protect the environment and save money in the process.
About Zelco Zelco products combine creativity with the latest developments in technology. From its inception in 1976, Zelco's objective has been to create unique and useful products that combine functional design and the newest technology. Zelco has earned international recognition, with products in the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and awards such as Accent on Design, Industrial Designers Society of America, Roscoe, Clio, Smau, "G", DeSI, Pioneer, and Andy. Producing products that are easy to operate, well priced, and which adhere to the highest standards of design technology and craftsmanship has made Zelco a primary source for quality.
Just love this set. I often eat in unusual places as I am a fire fighter resulting in the issue of plastic utensils that often brake. Now I keep this set in my pocket and just love them. Lots of comments on them they are so handy.
I'm always on the lookout for portable lunch silverware, especially those with covers! So far I'm liking the 3-in-1 compact combination of knife, fork, and spoon even though I thought it would be a little clunky. The knife is sharp which you would never get in any plastic cutlery. Spoon has a great shape and depth to it so it works well in everything from soups to oatmeal. Stainless is nice, but definitely attentive about washing soon after you use it to keep it constantly fresh and clean.
This product is wonderful for anyone who wears braces (or may have other dental issues) and must eat out in food courts, which rarely have knives that are suitable for cutting food into small pieces. I am surprised the company does not promote the product specifically for such a market. I have been wearing my braces for over a year and only now have discovered this item. Orthodontists everywhere should consider giving/selling this item to their patients, as it will give them more freedom and pleasure while dining out.
The utensils are solid and durable. They are shorter than regular tableware, but quite effective. The knife is sharp and sufficient to cut through steak. The spoon has a fairly deep indentation and would be good for soup. The indented shape of the handles creates a space where food can lodge; an issue which requires poor table manners or waste of food. The stainless steel can be difficult to clean as certain foods will adhere to it. The case is rather flimsy- small plastic straps with button notches hold it closed. These appear weak and will break with frequent use, which will require alternate rigging (like tape) to keep it closed.
I hate using plastic utensils makes me feel like I'm in a hurry. I adore this set. I use it for work everyday. I have others but I keep coming right back to this one. The cover is not very good and I do worry that the closures will snap off but other than that I have no complaints. I love the way the fork and spoon fit inside the knife. I never worry about loosing or leaving any of the pieces. I would definitely buy another from me and give as a gift to my friends.
I like how these are about the same size as regular cutlery. Also, unlike some of the other to go sets, they come apart and thus are very easy to eat with. The spoon has a nice bowl that works great for eating soup. And the knife is sharp enough. They can be a bit awkward to fit back together, especially since the knife is pretty sharp. Also, as someone else stated, one of the snaps on the plastic case broke off after a few weeks of use. The case did not fit perfectly together before that, and the stress with the flimsy plastic probably caused that. Aside from the issues with the case, I am very pleased with this set of portable cutlery. They need to figure out the issue with the case, and getting them to fit together more easily before I would give them as a gift.
I really like the flatware, and a lot of my coworkers have admired this set. But after I'd used it less than 2 weeks, one of the little snaps on the side of the cover, which keeps the cover closed, broke off. So now I need a rubber band or something to keep it closed. It doesn't close quite right to begin with -- the sides of the cover don't completely come together on one side, which might have put stress on the flimsy plastic snap. But I will keep using it -- it's convenient to carry in a bag or just in your hand walking to lunch.