loading, one second please...

Typhoon Spaghetti Fork A Waste Of Money

Reviewing: Typhoon Spaghetti Fork  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
Badge: Editor | Level: 34 | Kitchen & Bath Expertise:

I wanted this to work well because I like wooden utensils, but the truth is that it failed to meet almost all of my expectations.

The spaghetti measurer that I’ve had for years is plastic and it broke. When I saw this wooden spaghetti fork with measuring holes I thought I would see if it would be a good replacement. I could tell from memory that it didn’t have the smallest holes that my older one did, but without comparing the two tools I wasn’t sure exactly how they lined up.

My old one has three serving size holes that are smaller than the smallest one on the Typhoon. The new one begins with a hole marked as one serving. I had previously measured the number of ounces of spaghetti this represents, and that is 3 ounces. This is a large serving. Not to say that I can’t eat that much, but if you are trying to eat responsibly, then 2 ounces is more appropriate. So, I would always need to guess at about 2/3 of the amount. Not a big deal, perhaps, but if I’m going to guess, why bother with a tool?

But that was not the biggest issue. The fork portion of the utensil is wide, flat, and slightly curved with several large tines. As you can see in the video, it is practically useless for lifting the spaghetti from the pan.

Although the wood is smooth, and I like wooden kitchen tools, I would have to say that this is a waste of money.