Chopsticks are great. Except you can’t figure out how to properly hold ’em sticks to grab those beef slices, fried rice and stir-fried noodles. If you had this unimaginatively-named Kitchen Tool, you won’t ever need to learn.
Designed by Konstantin Slawinski out of Studio Dreimann, the little widget turns practically any two pieces of utensil into hinged legs for picking up objects. That way, you can fashion yourself a pair of tongs using chopsticks, spoons, forks, knives and whatever other cutlery can fit into its narrow cross-style openings (even crazy ones like the ForkChops).
The Kitchen Tool is a small fob made from molded silicone measuring 4.5 × 2.3 × 5.5 inches. Just slide two spoons on the designated holes to score yourself a salad server, two forks to fashion a decent tool for grabbing noodles, and even two knives for flipping burgers off the grill. It’s a pretty clever idea — one of those simple things you can’t believe hasn’t been thought up before.
While Slawinski has had many designs sold as real products across many kitchen stores, this new Kitchen Tool isn’t one of them yet. With its unique and downright smart function, though, we can’t imagine it being a mere concept forever.