After more than a year of being stuck indoors, people have finally started meeting their urge to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. Some have even started working on their “revenge travel” plans. Whatever the reason or the distance, food is almost always involved, which often means dealing with utensils to eat them with. Cutlery has never been high on a lot of people’s priorities until they find themselves dealing with fragile plastic forks, bulky spoons, or deadweight knives. Carrying your own cutlery, even just for your meals at the office, can feel like a burden and a chore unless you get this handsome set that’s not only lightweight and easy to clean but also has an interesting sustainability story to tell.
Designer: Gary Lin
Utensils we carry around all the time are one of two kinds. There are the typical metal ones that can be a literal drag, weighing down our bags and taking up a lot of unnecessary space. On the opposite extreme is the typical plastic cutlery that weighs next to nothing and is also practically useless against tougher food. And despite their unassuming demeanor and clean, white surfaces, these are vicious killers of the planet like most plastics are.
That is what sets the S+ Cutlery apart, offering the best of both worlds without the guilt. Taking advantage of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymers or GFRP, these utensils wrap lightness and durability in a reusable and recyclable package. And you won’t have to worry about that last part anytime soon anyway because these things are made to last a long time.
GFRP is known for how light it is while still boasting mechanical strength, which means your knife and fork aren’t going to break on you just because that steak wasn’t cooked the way you liked it. As if that weren’t enough for portability, each of the members of this set can be split in half for even more compact storage. Thanks to medical-grade 316 stainless steel inside, it’s easy to screw and unscrew the parts but still maintains a firm connection so they won’t just suddenly split on you.
Most travel utensils are also a headache when it comes to cleaning up. Of course, you’ll just throw plastic ones away, but that doesn’t mean they won’t ruin your dinner as it happens by soaking in too many sauces or oils from other foods. This cutlery, on the other hand, is resistant to odors, stains, heat (up to 110 °C or 230 °F), and acid or alkali. It’s the all-rounder tool you can use to poke, scoop up, or cut anything and everything you’d put in your mouth (that is edible, hopefully). Even better, it’s easy to wash, either by hand or inside a dishwasher.
This cutlery set includes anything and everything you need to enjoy your meal, including a fork, a spoon, a serrated-edge knife, and chopsticks. There’s even a chopsticks rest, so you don’t have to worry about where to place them when you’re not holding them in your hands. Of course, there’s an equally beautiful carrying case in matching color to safely stow your utensils after use. With this glass fiber-reinforced cutlery set, you’ll be able to focus on enjoying your meal using a handsome set of tools and feel good about doing your part in helping protect the environment, too.