“ Brand: Kitsch 'n' Fun / Type: Battery powered spaghetti twirling fork „
Kitsch 'n' Fun Spaghetti Twirling Fork
I bought a Kitsch 'n' Fun Spaghetti Twirling Fork for my partner as a bit of a jokey birthday present. He had seen an advert for them on the TV and said that they looked amazing, but not only this I know he would rather have any pasta other than spaghetti as he finds it messy to eat, whereas I LOVE spaghetti and so I thought I could kill two birds with one stone with this gift.
The Fork Itself
The spaghetti folk comes in a plastic sealed see through packet, much like a toothbrush wrapping. There are many different colours and patterns to choose from in the range and I went for the chequered red and white design. The fork is made by Kitsch 'n' Fun whose branding is all over the front of the packet.
The twirling fork is quite a hefty looking utensil, with the main handle being a long, curvilinear shape. The bottom end of the fork is slightly bulbous and this is pulled off to get to the battery compartment, for which you need two AA batteries for this to operate. On the side of the main body is a small slide on and off switch to work the mechanical twirling fork. The dimensions of the fork are 21 cm length x 3 cm diameter.
The top of the handle has the fork attachment. This is quite short and stumpy compared to your standard fork, not only this but the two outside fork prongs are slightly longer than the two central spikes and also have an added indent design. This is there so that when you stick the fork into your pasta and spin it doesn't just slide off the prongs, quite a good design idea really!
Using the fork is very simple, as I said once you have your plate of spaghetti pasta in front of you, you simply slide the button to on and like magic the fork starts twirling! It was quite funny when my partner first used this as the noise that comes from it was a bit of a surprise! You can really hear the motor going round and it is certainly not a utensil to use during a romantic meal! The fork turns quite slowly so it is easy to manage your food, you don't get spaghetti flying onto the walls anyway.
I have had a go with eating spaghetti with this a couple of times and find that the fork design is really good for stopping your pasta from sliding off before it gets to your mouth. The speed of the twirl is slow enough to make sure that you're in control of the fork and food. However this really is a gimmicky item and I find I am too busy concentrating on how the fork is spinning rather than enjoying my food.
The fork unit is completely waterproof and sealed and so you simply wash it up as you would your other utensils. I do not think this is dishwasher safe and personally I wouldn't try with a battery operated item!
The spaghetti fork is a good fun item, but after a few uses for myself and my partner the novelty wore off and it resides in my kitchen draw unused most of the time. Normally we forget we have it until we have finished the meal and then it is too late to use it! Overall he was really happy with the gift and it brings a bit of fun to the dinner table so for that reason I have to award it high marks. It is also a good value gadget, costing about £7 so is a good little gift for both the young and old!
Prior to my review of the Kitsch 'n' Fun Spaghetti Twirling Fork I had a glance to see what others had thought of it on the other reviews on here and it made me wonder....is it wrong for a 26 year old male bought one of these for himself? Because I did but it seems the Kitsch 'n' Fun Spaghetti Twirling Fork is perhaps aimed at the younger market to make eating more fun!
I first heard of twirling forks really through the ongoing Pot Noodle promotion which I never won. I saw one of this in a discount store for just under three pounds and being a big kid at heart decided to give it a go and to be frank it has been used virtually non stop every since. I am one for eating supper of dishes such as super noodles and variety of noodle based or pasta based dishes. This is ideal for such a situation!
The first thing I noticed when I took this out the packaging was that the Kitsch 'n' Fun Spaghetti Twirling Fork is a very well put together piece. Part of me expected it be cheap, flimsy and easily breakable but this is a solid piece of kit and I have dropped it several times and it has survived without shattering or breaking in anyway. I suppose that is one upside if you are giving the Kitsch 'n' Fun Spaghetti Twirling Fork to a nipper as they may drop it/throw it. My only worry if I was giving it to a child is that with the battery in this is quite heavy and should your kid drop it on themselves or indeed throw at it you if you are trying to make them eat food them simply dont want to....this will hurt. Saying that that is one minor issue!
The performance of the product is very good indeed and this has a solid twirling motion to go with the solid construction and really the Kitsch 'n' Fun Spaghetti Twirling Fork does everything a product of this type should do! It twists its way through every product I have tried it with to short noodles the like of the super noodles and fresh pasta. It twirls it round in a nice consistent manner and provides what you need. All us lazy eaters can rejoice.
All in all this is a solid product made with quality and the Kitsch 'n' Fun Spaghetti Twirling Fork will please kids and big kids equally!
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Kitsch 'N' Fun Twirling Spaghetti Fork
A few years ago we got this for my daughter as a bit of a joke of a birthday present. She loves spaghetti but has an impossible time trying to eat it! She normally ends up putting it on her fork and sucking it. This is funny, but not extremely convenient! So as a bit of fun, we got her this!
Not that hard to understand really. If your kid (I say that, but adults could use it!) has trouble eating spaghetti, noodles or tagliatelle then they can use this fork. You insert the fork into the food, press the switch and watch it do its magic. It turns clockwise and the stringy food becomes wrapped around it. You can then eat up your spaghetti or noodles etc.! The idea is actually very good and I think pretty original!
Does it work?
Well, yes it does! When we first tried it out, no one really knew what to expect. She flicked the switch and it began a quite loud buzzing noise. We looked around in a bit of amusement as it did sound a bit weird, I must say! But, it worked very well. It did what it was supposed to and after Izzy had turned it off again she could easily suck the spaghetti off of the fork. It isn't the biggest fork but you can get a reasonable amount of food onto it. It is easy to grip and even toddlers could probably get the idea of it pretty quickly.
Price and Availability
It might sound quite expensive but for what it is, it is a pretty good price really. Around £5-£6 in most places online and there are quite a few different colours. There is red like shown in the photo provided by Ciao, a purple and darkish green one, a light and dark blue one and a light pink and a pinky purple one. So, many different colours for boys and girls.
Very simple to do. It is dishwasher safe (only the metal fork though as the handle has electronics in it obviously!) or you can simply wipe it over with a sponge and some fairy liquid. After all, the top bit is just a normal fork!
A Little Note
Just remember that it does require *** two AA batteries ***. They aren't included with the fork and you have to supply them. In case you are planning on buying it, it would be a nice idea to pop them in the gift as well; otherwise it can't be used anyway!
If there is anything I haven't explained and you aren't sure about, don't worry as it comes with a really good set of instructions as well. They tell you everything you would ever need to know!
I think if you have kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews or just a friend's kid coming round regularly, it is a great idea. Izzy is too grown up now really and so it was passed on to Jess, my friend's daughter and she loves it as much as Izzy did! It is pretty tough and durable as well as easy to clean. Yeah it's a bit noisy, but if it makes them eat their dinner then surely it's worth it! Stick the telly on and it kind of drowns it out, I find. It is a great fork and is really worth the money! Kids love it and it makes them enjoy their food more.
As Kitsch 'N' Fun say themselves - dinnertime has never been so much fun! And they were right!
Would I recommend the Kitsch 'N' Fun Twirling Spaghetti Fork? If you have some connection with kids then yes! If you haven't and still want one? Contact a doctor lol!
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*Also Posted on Ciao under the same name*
We bought this battery operated spaghetti fork for our little lad about six months ago because although he does not eat spaghetti, one of his favourite foods at the moment is noodles. He would eat them for every mealtime if we let him. He does have problems though in getting the noodles onto the cutlery and then getting this into his mouth and more ofen than not they get spilt either down his front, on the table or on the floor, every time he tries to eat them.
This cost us just under five pounds and we bought it from a cookware shop while we were on a family holiday as we thought it looked fun and it might help him to eat his noodles a bit better. He was also very keen to give it a try.
Ours is dark green in colour, but they do come in lots of different colurs to choose from so there is a good choice.
It is easy and simple to operate. It is run by two AA sized batteries (which are not included) and full instructions for use and safety. We switched on the button after inserting the batteries and it makes a slight buzzing noise once it is in operation. The little lad loves it because it really does work. He just plonks his fork into the noodles, presses the little button and the fork rotates clockside and collects the noodles onto the prongs. He switches it off and then eats them - simple and easy and great fun at teh same time.
He has tried to eat it with other foods, such as chips and peas and takes great delight in it. Obviously it does not work with these foods but he just likes to watch the spinnig action. The batteries seem to last a long time and it is very easy to keep clean. We just wash it in hot soapy water and leave out to dry.
Simple, inexpensive and great fun.
This review is also published on Ciao under name of sorehead.
A couple of years ago I won a noodle twisting fork from Pot Noodle, it was a great idea but actually broke within a couple of weeks of me receiving it. I was disappointed as I'd given it to (then) two year old Hollie to use as she's always adored spaghetti bolognese but would naturally struggle to get the spaghetti onto her fork - the noodle fork was fab and allowed her to be completely independent at meal times, which is just what the little madam likes. She was quite put out when the fork broke, but there was nothing I could do about it so that was that.
Then one day while I was shopping in Redditch I came across a similar looking thing, only this one made by Kitsch 'n' Fun and available in a variety colours. I picked a blue one for Hollie and took it home, in all honesty expecting it to be as quick to break as the last one as it does have a very cheap 'plastickey' feel.
But it does work, and has done for months now. The fork is a brilliantly simple (but very effective) idea; you just switch it on, plunge the fork end into your pile of spaghetti or noodles and watch the spinning metal fork first grab hold of the food and then twist it around the prongs of the fork.
It's such a clever idea! The end two prongs bend slightly inwards and I assume that's partly what keeps the spaghetti in place to begin with, then the weight and bulk of the food works with the spinning motion to wrap it all up into a manageable mouthful. The only thing you have to watch when children are using the fork is that the don't get over-excited and put too much on as if they have to actually bite into the spaghetti (instead of just popping it all into their mouths) as this will just cause most of it to fall off the fork and back onto the plate.
The handle is a chunky plastic which makes it very easy to hold, the minor vibration caused by the spinning fork can get slightly irritating in my opinion but Hollie has never mentioned it so I can only assume that it doesn't bother her. The only noise emitted is a quiet whirring sound, this doesn't get on my nerves at all and is much quieter than our original Pot Noodle fork.
The fork runs on 2 x AA batteries, I can't honestly remember if these were included in the package or not - just opening up the battery compartment now I suspect they were included as the batteries in the handle are not a brand I've ever bought (or even seen!) before. These are the same batteries as when I first bought the Spaghetti Fork so I can honestly say that they last well, which is surprising considering the fork has been used at least twice weekly.
I've got the knack with spaghetti, tending to use the fork and spoon method to wrap it up and eat it, but while I was pregnant last year I developed minor Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and found this a much easier way to eat one of my favourite foods as it saved me having to move my numb fingers too much.
Cleaning the Spaghetti Fork is very easy, exactly the same as cleaning a normal fork really. The handle is completely sealed so there are no worries about water leaking into the battery compartment, this is one item I do dry immediately after washing though as I'd worry about leaving it to drain on the damp draining board.
For the fiver I paid I'm more than happy, it allows Hollie to eat her meals without help (she hates interference at dinner time) and is also the sort of thing that other members of the family can use if they feel they need to. Mark actually used the fork a couple of weeks ago, he's not a fan of pasta in any shape or form so when I cooked us a nice 'adult' meal he was a bit annoyed to see I'd cooked a spaghetti bolognese. Obviously he started off with a big boys fork (ha!) but when the sight of him with bolognese sauce dripping down his chin starting putting me off my own dinner I went back into the kitchen and gave him the Spaghetti Fork - he said he felt 'a bit of a knob' to start with (you'd think he'd be used to that...) but it did make it much easier for him to eat an awkward food that he doesn't have much experience of.