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Rating and Summary
The Light my Fire GrandPa’s FireFork serves a niche audience – those who need something super portable, and those who enjoy searching for sticks in the woods and keeping things traditional.
But if you’re after convenience, and would like to avoid searching for sticks, then this isn’t for you. Read on to find out more on why!
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Here’s what we’ll discuss here:
- In the Box
- How to Use
Here’s the outer packaging of the Light my Fire Grandpa’s FireFork:
In the Box
The FireFork Roasting Sticks come in a set of 2, and there’s no storage pouch.
Here are my personal measurements of the Light my Fire Grandpa’s FireFork Roasting Sticks:
- Length: 4 inches, or 10 cm.
- Width of cap: 1.75 inches, or 4.5cm.
- Width of tines with the safety cap on: 1 inch or 2.5 cm.
- Weight: 15 grams, or 0.5 ounces.
- Material of fork: stainless steel.
- Material of safety cap: bio-based plastics from plants.
The tines of the FireFork are not sharp, but they come with a safety cap just in case. The safety caps come in different colors, mine are yellow and blue.
The tips of the FireFork are also curved to hold food more securely.
How to Use
To use the FireFork, first squeeze the two ends together. This will allow you to remove the safety cap. Next, squeeze the two ends together again, place a stick through the middle, and release. These circular parts will hold the stick in place.
The perfect stick for the FireFork is one that’s not too thin, and not too thick. If you use a thin stick, it won’t be as sturdy. For example, here’s what the FireFork looks like attached to a thin bamboo roasting stick with one hot dog. The bamboo roasting stick is about 5mm in diameter, and there’s quite a bit of flex.
On the other hand, if you use a stick that’s too thick, then it won’t be able to fit through these circular holes. The holes are roughly 1.5cm or 0.6 inches wide, so you need to find a stick that’s smaller than that.
Testing and Performance
I put the Light my Fire Grandpa’s FireFork Roasting Sticks through these tests:
- Ease of Use
- Ease of Clean Up
Here’s how the FireFork performed. (I usually put roasting sticks through a fourth test – sturdiness – but this was not applicable for the FireFork.)
Ease of Use
When I used the Light my Fire Grandpa’s FireFork to roast hot dogs, the hot dogs did not slip into the fire even when I hung them vertically downwards, because both tines went through the hot dogs, making them more secure.
When I roasted marshmallows and hung them downwards as well, there was no slipping either. This might be because of the curved tips, which holds food more securely.
I also did not notice any spinning of hot dogs or marshmallows, even though only 1 tine went through each marshmallow, again probably because of the curved tips. The entire FireFork itself is also secured quite firmly, and did not spin on the stick when I was roasting.
The tines are not sharp, but I found that it’s easy enough to skewer both hot dogs and marshmallows, but it might be a bit more difficult if you’re roasting meats.
To clean the FireFork, I just tossed it in soapy water for a couple of hours and it was clean with no residue or marshmallow goo, even without scrubbing.
The Light my Fire Grandpa’s FireFork are made of stainless steel, but I could not find any information on the type of stainless steel, and whether it’s food grade. Thankfully though, I did not notice any rust on my FireForks after soaking them in water for cleaning and not drying them after.
The yellow and blue safety caps (that I showed you in an earlier picture) are made of bio-based plastics from plants, and are 100% BPA-free.
Pros and Cons
For pros, these Light my Fire Roasting Sticks are easily the most lightweight and compact of any of the stainless steel and bamboo roasting sticks that I have. It also allows you to maintain the tradition of finding a stick and then using it, while being more hygienic at the same time.
As for cons, these are one of my most expensive roasting sticks, and for me, it’s not always easy to find the perfect stick, because it has to be not too thin and not too thick. Also, I don’t know what type of stainless steel is being used. But I do like this brand, and their high quality products, all of which are made in Sweden too, so I would say that this is not a super big issue for me.
Would I recommend these Light my Fire Grandpa’s FireFork Roasting Sticks?
I think that these Light my Fire Roasting Sticks are great if you need something that’s super portable, like when you need to roast foods over a campfire while in the backcountry, or if you really like the process of finding a stick in the woods.
For me personally, and this is just my opinion, I prefer stainless steel telescoping roasting sticks instead, because it saves me the time that it takes to look for that perfect stick.
Bonus: Must Read!
If you prefer stainless steel campfire roasting sticks too, you’ve got to check out this blog post where I bought, tested and compared 9 of the best roasting sticks.
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