/ Sporks and Citrus Fruit

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Nic M - on 01 May 2013
All,

Has anyone else discovered that citric acid may weaken the plastic from which "light my fire" manufacture their "Sporks". My wife uses hers to eat oranges on a regular basis, and this appears to have weakened the prongs of the fork. Has anyone else experienced this?
SteveoS - on 01 May 2013
In reply to Nic M:
Nope.
Can't see how, may just be from regular use?
CurlyStevo - on 01 May 2013
In reply to SteveoS:
Not all plastics are resistant to citric acid (including nylon) seems plausible to me.

http://k-mac-plastics.net/data%20sheets/nylon_chemical_resistance_chart.htm
SteveoS - on 01 May 2013
In reply to CurlyStevo:
Maybe, if you leave it stuck in over night.
CurlyStevo - on 01 May 2013
In reply to SteveoS:
Also maybe if you eat oranges regularly with it and don't wash it up straight away!
ice.solo - on 01 May 2013
In reply to Nic M:

Wouldnt surprise me.

How do you eat an orange with a spork?
mkean - on 02 May 2013
In reply to ice.solo:
How do you eat an orange with a spork?

Carefully.

vark - on 02 May 2013
In reply to ice.solo:
Perhaps a more important question is why would you eat an orange with a spork
Hannes on 02 May 2013
In reply to vark:
> Perhaps a more important question is why would you eat an orange with a spork

Fruit salad?

I have one spork and won't be getting any more, way too flimsy for what they cost.
andic - on 02 May 2013
andic - on 02 May 2013
In reply to CurlyStevo:

Gets an "A" for fruit juice though

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