For certain cultures, kitchen utensils are utterly useless, as eating au natural with one's hands is perfectly acceptable. For others, a knife and fork are essential for food consumption, and many individuals are looking for more than just a metal design. Product designers are now meeting these demands, with spoons that have built-in heaters to help heat one's soup or beverage. All of these developments and more are explored in Trend Hunter's Kitchen Utensil Trend Report.

Convenience is a huge concern for many eaters, and as such certain products like all-in-one utensil sets have emerged and set the standard for future designs. Companies can use our research to step ahead of the competition and innovate various products.