Why are they here you might ask?
Well I had wooden cooking forks for years - as they are the best utensil for scrambed eggs, omelettes, carbonara pasta, mince recpes and for stewing fruit. The prongs are vital. But wooden utensils get pretty grotty after a few uses, and need throwing away and replacing.
I found a silicone cooking spoon in a nice bright red colour, and threw all my wooden spoons away - it seemed you could get all kitchen utensils in silicone now, except the humble fork. I started seaching for silicone forks everywhere - but could not find any.
Silicone utensils are great for all pans especially non-stick pans and they look stylish in kitchens.
Top nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville promotes silicone cookware in her health books - she says it is - “colouful, non-stick, stain resistant, hard-wearing, cools quickly and tolerates extremes of tempertures (up to 220 degrees Celsius/428 degrees Farenheit). There is no known health hazard associated with use of silicone cookware and it is therefore an excellent choice for cooking.”
The process of getting them made was complicated, as they need a steel interior to keep the prongs straight.