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This Edible Spoon Maker Means You'll Never Wash a Spoon Again

Using remnants of bone, ivory, and other materials, experts have traced some of the world's first examples of spoons to ancient civilizations. But now, a new kitchen gadget could potentially revolutionize the ubiquitous utensil, or at the very least, the way you eat cereal, soup, and chili, by allowing you to easily make edible spoons. You'll never look at your spoon the same way again. Probably because you just ate it.

Simply dubbed the Edible Spoon Maker, the machine is designed to bake up to four edible spoons in just three minutes, using pre-made or homemade dough sliced with a spoon-shaped cutter. Depending on the dough you choose (and what you might bake into it), the edible spoons' uses are basically endless. They're perhaps the long-lost companions to bread bowls everywhere, seeing as if you used them together, you'd end up zero dirty dishes. However, it doesn't look like these spoons are structurally solid or crispy enough to scoop ice cream, which is truly unfortunate.

Even more unfortunate still, the appliance doesn't appear to be available yet -- the product website only offering the ability to be notified when it goes on sale. So, uh, don't start throwing your metal spoons in the trash just yet. Here's a video showing how it works:

h/t Gizmodo

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and wonders how they hold up after being repeatedly submerged in milk and soup. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.

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