User Review: Light My Fire Spork
Price Paid: $2.99
The LMF (Light My Fire) Spork is made of heat resistant plastic, has a spoon head on one end and a fork on the other and the fork end has a serrated cutting edge.
My general assessment is that the LMF Spork is a convenient and acceptable quality plastic eating utensil for backpacking use.
I first bought one after using one a friend owned. I noticed that it was lightweight, yet strong enough to stir thick foods. The fact that it had both a normal spoon and a real fork ends was surprising, as most "sporks" are just a more rounded spoon with short slits or notches on the outside edge of the spoon.
I have owned multiple LMF Sporks for several years now, and can attest that they have held up well. I have not had one break yet. I have bent mine in a nearly 90 degree angle, and have not had any break. The heat resistant polycarbonate plastic they are made of has also proven effective. Only once have I ever-so-slightly melted the edge of one, because I left it in a fry pan on full heat for several seconds by accident.
The "knife" edge of the fork is convenient for "cutting" food items into smaller chunks while eating, just as one often might with a normal fork. But it is not functional as a real knife for any true cutting.
I usually cook more than the "just add hot water" type of meals, and like having the additional options that the LMF spork offers. I recognize that one reason I like the LMF Spork is purely a personal preference: I really dislike actual sporks. The bowl of most are an annoyingly round and blunt shape. The "tines" are rarely long or sharp enough to use as a real or functional fork, and that jagged edge doesn't allow for smooth or effective spreading either.
In summary, there are multiple features and reasons that prompt me to recommend the Light My Fire Spork:
>A Real fork end
>A Real Spoon end
> The Fork has a convenient "sharp" edge
> High resistance to heat (for plastic)
> Won't harm non-stick cookware
> Quite rigid yet still retains some flex
> Multiple sporks nestle perfectly together, taking up very little room.
> Weighs less than virtually all other plastic or metal cutlery, even titanium.
> Costs a fraction of most other utensils design for backpacking.