You'll Never Guess What You Use This Silverware For (Slideshow)
May 12, 2014
Find out what vintage items like a jelly trowel and bread fork look like
If you love jelly on your toast or PB&J, you need to know about the jelly trowel. It’s like a fancy spoon used to scoop jelly. Sure you could just use a teaspoon or a knife, but this is the proper way to serve jelly.
Back in the day you couldn't even think about grabbing a dinner roll with your bare hands! You'd need a bread fork, the utensil from the 1800’s and early 1900’s that was used during a formal luncheon or dinner to serve bread.
Who knew you needed a cake breaker to slice your favorite dessert? This utensil looks a lot like a large comb and it smoothly cuts through cakes, especially angel food cakes, without squishing the sweet treat.
This is one interesting piece of silverware. Food Pushers were common in Victorian society when it was rude for anyone, even children, to touch food with their hands. Kids were given food pushers to help them rake their dinner onto their fork.
Bon Bon Spoon
Licking your fingers while touching bon bons can be a messy, impolite thing to do. A bon bon spoon or scoop could've helped you scoop up your chocolates without fuss.
Baked Potato Fork
If you’re wondering what the proper way to handle a baked potato was, you's need to invest in a baked potato fork. This serving tool features two long prongs, which was perfect for spearing and passing steaming hot baked potatoes.
These tools, which aren’t very popular anymore, look like corkscrews at the end. Butter picks are a narrow utensil with a spiraled end and are ideal for picking up pats of butter.