Are Pastry Forks Worth the Money?
Several weeks ago at Pie Camp, the question came up about pastry forks. Yes? No? Worth the money? A camper had seen them on a website and wondered. Truthfully I never had used one so I couldn’t help out and, out of the 16 campers, no one had used one either. But, I know my curiosity was peaked and I really wanted to know.
I decided to ask my friend and “brother” pie maker, Ken Haedrich, if he had any experience with them, so I shot him off an email right away.
Hi Ken, Does a regular old fork work just as well as a pastry fork? Or, is it really worth the money?
Ken was quick to reply:
“Actually, I’m quite fond of this pastry fork.
- First, I have big hands, so it fits nicely.
- Second, there is enough space between the tines that your mixture actually travels through them, resulting – I think – in more even mixing.
- Third, it just feels right, like you’re more in control of the process.”
Bought One to Try