A carving fork is the best way to turn food, check its doneness and serve meat. And at ZWILLING you will find the perfect carving fork to really help you with preparing and serving in your kitchen.
Meat Carving Fork
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A carving fork is a must in every home in which roasts and large pieces of meat are prepared on a regular basis. It makes lifting and taking the meat out of the pot, pan or Dutch oven easy. You can read about what a carving fork is, exactly, what it’s used for and what you must look out for when buying one on this page.
What is a carving fork?
The carving fork is an indispensable utensil in kitchens where meat is often cooked and roasts prepared. It has two prongs and a comparatively long handle, which you will know from your tableware. The prongs on a carving fork are slightly curved. This facilitates turning the meat in a Dutch oven.
What’s the difference between a meat fork and a carving fork?
Carving forks and meat forks are easy to confuse. A carving fork or carving set is generally mainly used to carve poultry. It holds the food still, so that it doesn’t slip while carving. For this a carving fork has a short handle and longer prongs than the carving fork.
Why do you need a carving fork in your kitchen?
A carving fork is traditionally used for turning and taking out pieces of roast meat. For example, when you have a chicken in the oven and you want to turn it, you would use a carving fork for this. You can also lift the meat with it to see if there are still juices running out. This enables you to tell whether the meat is already done or if it should stay in the oven longer. The carving fork has a long handle, so that you don’t burn yourself on the oven. You can also use the carving fork to take the meat out of the oven and put it on a dinner plate or carving board.
Are there alternatives to buying a carving fork?
A carving fork is designed with special properties that makes handling large pieces of meat easier for you. If you use an ordinary fork from your flatware set to turn a roast in the oven or lift it, the risk of burning yourself is high. The handle is too short and you could easily touch the hot oven walls with your hand. In addition, the prongs are far too short to plunge deep into the meat so that you can turn it. For easy working in your kitchen you should always buy a carving fork.
Buy carving forks: Look out for these features
The length of the carving fork
Carving forks are about 17 to 19 cm long. They need to be this long so that you an effortlessly lift large pieces of meat with the fork.
Material and manufacture
Most of the carving forks that you can buy in the ZWILLING online store are made of 18/10 stainless steel. This material is ideal for the particularly hot environment that you usually work in. It is robust and resistant and can withstand high temperatures without deforming In addition, the stainless steel does not alter the taste of the food. 18/10 stainless steel is corrosion-resistant.
Suitable for the dishwasher
If you like to clean your cutlery in the dishwasher, then look out for the “dishwasher-safe” description in the literature. This applies to the majority of carving forks.
Find high-quality carving forks for your kitchen in the ZWILLING online store.