Tuesday, July 21, 2015

iFork: Simple Inventions are Sometimes the Best Inventions!

Disclosure: A sample product was received. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

I am not a germophobe (is that a word?). Honest. But I do shudder when it's picnic time, or we're eating outside and the silverware is placed on the table. Oh I know, in the beginning there's usually a napkin there to put it on, but the napkin inevitably gets used or blows away and then you're left with a bare, germy table. And who knows what's been on that public, outside table? Then you've got the dilemma: What do do with the eating utensils?

Now with iFork, it's no longer an issue. These dandy little beauties have little lifters on the back of them that keep your utensils from touching the surface. For me, it was love at first sight.


Did you know that the average dining surface is covered in germs and bacteria like Influenza A, Salmonella, and Rhinoviruses; all of which are ready to jump right on board your eating utensils and make their way to you?  Well, thanks to iFork and their partnership with local Walmart stores, you can now easily save yourself from the germs and grime that are common on eating surfaces and move on to more important things—like enjoying your summer!

iFork is excited to announce their availability in local Walmart stores, so you can pick up a pack of iFork utensils and bring them wherever you go! The wallet friendly 51 piece plastic combo set is only $3.98 at select Walmart stores. Be the hero of your picnic or barbeque by grabbing a few packs and saving the party from germs and mess!

The ‘i’ in iFork stands for intelligently designed, a description that is fitting for this unique and innovative new line of utensils. Thanks to the patented design, the part of the utensil that touches your mouth never touches the table or surface, keeping not only you free from germs, but also your surfaces free from messes! Forget worrying about barbeque sauce getting all over your picnic table when you put down your fork, iFork keeps the mess off the table as well as it keeps the germs off your eating utensils!

Whether you are hosting a backyard pool party, picnic at the park, or a beach barbeque this summer, be sure to make a stop at your local Walmart and pick up the 51-piece iFork set!

Kyle Donovan never really liking his utensils touching tables at restaurants, but he was particularly made aware of the uncleanliness of this practice one day while dining outside and watching a bird land on his table. Initially finding the bird amusing, he soon realized that there was a lot more on that table than just his eating utensils! After consulting with a doctor and receiving the disturbing news that not only are there germs and bacteria all over most eating surfaces, but that some can even live for 48 hours, he knew he needed to do something about it. His solution is the patent pending line of intelligently designed flatware iFork that keeps your utensils clean and helps you rise above the surface! For more information please visit www.ifork.com

To check out the iFork Kickstarter Campaign, click here.

54 comments:

Sandee said...

What a fabulous idea. I like this.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Pat Hatt said...

That is a neat idea indeed. Well aware of all the nasty germs on surfaces

Masshole Mommy said...

That is BRILLIANT. Why didn't anyone think of this sooner??

Pam said...

This sounds like a really great invention. I know it would make my germophobe son happy.

Mama to 5 said...

GROSS! I always wondered about the tables at restaurants. I am afraid to eat out now!

Debra Rutt said...

Clever invention! I always hate putting my utensils down on the table - this would totally solve that issue.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

This is a great idea. I've often wondered how many germs get on my fork from the plate or the table.

Melissa Pezza said...

I love this! I have 3 kids, so anything I can do to keep germs out of their path is great. What a cool idea.

Elephant's Child said...

Interesting. And scary.

Danielle F said...

Ok this really is genius.. I'm always making messes on the counter with utinsils and I hate it... plus like you said.. the bacteria on the eating surface.. yikes!

Helene Bludman said...

Now there's an idea whose time has come. Fantastic invention!

RANE said...

I think you are a germaphobe ..lol It wasn't until you said utensils placed on the tablecloth that made me really think about how clean those things really are

Rachee said...

I love this! I have been bringing lunch to work and this is would be perfect for eating on the go. Also? I am with you; I am a bit of a germaphobe too so this would be a must have for me.

Maria Long said...

What a clever and helpful idea. I can't wait to try this out

Catherine Sargent said...

This is such a great idea. This is perfect for my son who inspects his utensils when we eat out.

Michael G D'Agostino said...

I learned that there's more bacteria on a standard kitchen bench than there is in a toilet bowl. So that is a very good idea.

Liz Mays said...

That's a pretty awesome price for everything you get. The design of these utensils sounds perfect for avoiding surface germs.

Lori Gunn said...

Utensils with risers are definitely a product whose time has come. Having them at Wal-Mart makes it even better, since we have one in our town.

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

I agree! I worked in a restaurant, those table tops are nasty!

Susan Kane said...

Innovative and would be useful. WalMart is 1.8 miles from here.

Rebecca Bryant said...

What a great idea. I've always wondered about germs at public table.

alissa apel said...

That's crazy cool! My youngest is such a messy eater. I could use this for him!

Jessica Harlow said...

I'm not a devout germaphobe either, but I can definitely see the benefits of this helpful invention! I think the iFork is brilliant!

Stefany T said...

That is such a genius idea! No one wants to eat off something that touches the table.

Toni | Boulder Locavore said...

That is a really cool little invention. I don't like my utensils touching the table either.

Marcie W. said...

I am a total germaphobe so iFork looks like a dream come true for me. I currently ask for an extra paper napkin everywhere I go to place my utensils down safely.

Binky said...

Not a bad idea.

Dinner then Dessert said...

That is amazing! I hate how utensils touch tables, I need to go buy these!!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Love this! It is one of the thinks you wonder why nobody thought of before now

Candy said...

Hmm.. I don't think I wanted to think about the germs.. But now that you mention it it freaks me out. This is a great invention.

Cinny Bbs said...

I can see the benefits of having everything together. I often have trouble holding everything!

Laura Funk said...

I am a germaphobe, this is right up my alley

Crystal said...

This is one of those moments I'm shocked someone hadn't thought of this before. That makes absolute sense.

Weekend-Windup said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea...

Christie C said...

I hate when my utensil touches the dirty table. This is a great invention for moms like me

Holy Ghost Writer said...

That is a really great idea.

Nicole Escat said...

Great idea. and this is a great things to my son every time he eats he put the crayons on his meal thanks for sharing

Crystal said...

I worked in restaurants for years, and it ruined so many things for me. Wrapped utensils are your friend.

~ Noelle said...

Okay, that is actually pretty neat!!!
Thanks for sharing it. (I am a germophobe like you don't know when there is a new baby around.. then I lighten up over time.)

Joyce Lansky said...

Why didn't I think of that?

Joyce Lansky said...

What the heck, I pledged the dinner pack.

Housewife Eclectic said...

This is so cool! Love it!

Marina John said...

What a great idea! I'm a bit of a germaphobe myself, and that irks me to no end.

Raijean of Swa-Rai.com said...

I'm a germaphobe so this would be right up my alley. Awesome invention!

Ann B said...

This is an amazing idea. I would definitely use this. I want to pick up a bunch to have for my next BBQ.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm a germaphobe! I always use a napkin, but that's a great alternative.

Lena B said...

Great idea. I am amazed with a creativity some people have and this could totally change the way we eat out

Joyce MommyTalkShow said...

This will sell out when it goes commercial. Seriously, every event planner in the country will want them.

Camesha | Mama Motivator said...

This is a great idea! I would use these for my kids. They have no problem with putting their utensils down anywhere and trying to use them again. This would save me some stress.

Kristin and Megan said...

As someone who has hand sanitizer on her at all times, this is right up my alley. Haha!

Megan Chamberlin said...

This is one of those things you would never think of, but when it is pointed out to you, it seems like a no brainer! Perfect for outdoor picnics!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Dining out all week, I am constantly thinking of all the germs in the places we are eating. This really is a neat idea!

Colette S said...

Ahh very interesting invention!
I want to look at it.

Sandy Cain said...

I have to laugh when I see something like this. It is such a simple, basic concept - a great idea! - and no one thought of it before. I'm all for it!