ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Sports and Recreation»
  • Hiking & Camping

Marshmallow Toasting Forks Set - Camping Marshmallow Roasting Forks

Updated on February 24, 2012

Sitting around a campfire, telling stories and roasting marshmallows over the open fire is one of life's little pleasure. Whether its in your own backyard around a firepit or out camping in the great outdoors, nothing beats making s'mores or just eating them plain with family and friends.

You need the right tools to make the perfect fireside snack and a good marshmallow roasting fork set is a recommended part of anyone's camping gear. You can find them in a variety of different styles and sizes from single prongs to multiple point marshmallow toasting fork trees capable of holding several at once.

All of these can be bought individually, in pairs or in sets of 4, 6 or more. You can also buy campfire fork sets which include things like s’mores makers and other specialized camp cooking tools. There are fixed length and extendable marshmallow forks to choose between or those with color coded handles so everyone knows which is theirs.

When cooking on an open fire, the length of the cooking utensil is important as this determines how far away from the flames you will be sitting. You don’t want to be uncomfortably close if you can avoid it so make sure you choose a set with a nice long handle to get the most out of your purchase. Of course, you'll not want to be carrying around a super long set of prongs with you and that's where those with retractable handles come in handy. An extending marshmallow roasting fork set means you do not have to worry about lugging a set of 3ft monstrosities with you, they’ll fold up to half that size and easily fit inside a backpack.

You also want to look at the handle material and how well rated the utensils are for resisting heat and staying cool at the end you hold on to. There are some good reasons why people opt to buy good quality marshmallow roasting forks over the cheap camping utensils for sale at many bargain retail stores and not least of all is safety and usability. Many of those cheap toasting forks will get uncomfortably hot at the handle or suffer from inferior quality in some other way you will only find out when you start to use them. The best marshmallow roasting sticks for camping and barbecuing at home will last you a long time so it’s well worth paying a few extra dollars for a quality set which isn’t going ot burn your hands is worth it.

Extendable Marshmallow Roasting Forks

Rectracting, or if you prefer, extending marshmallow toasting forks, depending on which way you want to look at their functionality, are particularly useful to take on the road for say, an outdoor camping trip where space is at a premium and carrying around a set of 2-3ft utensils would be less than convenient. Extendable or telescoping marshmallow forks for camping can be bought in all the usual stores carring outdoor activity products but you might find a better selection online. A selection of these extendable products with good customer reviews follows:

Rome #3100 Chrome-Plated Steel Marshmallow Roasting Sticks, Set of 2
Rome #3100 Chrome-Plated Steel Marshmallow Roasting Sticks, Set of 2

These extending marshmallow sticks extend from 20" to 31" and are convertible for roasting hotdogs.


Marshmallow Trees

The basic two pronged model is great for cooking individual goodies but for roasting multiple items at once you will need to buy a marshmallow tree fork instead. These are basically multi-pronged toasting sticks whimsically shaped like a tree branch with multiple prongs upon which to skewer anything you want to toast in a campfire, firepit etc. The marshmallow tree roasting stick looks like a piece of garden art but will quickly become your favorite camping utensil.

Rome's Marshmallow Tree Fork, Steel with Wood Handle
Rome's Marshmallow Tree Fork, Steel with Wood Handle

To try it is to love it. This is made of durable enamel coated steel with an overall length of 40" for your safety. Makes a fun gift idea and is ideal for campfires of patio firepits.


Color Coded Marshmallow Forks

If you often take family outings or camping trips with friends or other family members, then you might like to look into a set of color coded marshmallow cooking forks. These have colored handles to enable everyone to differentiate between all the different forks. No arguing about whose is whose or who left their one dirty or just dumped it on the floor and no unsanitary sharing either. The following color coded set has good reviews.

Sure, you can continue to improvise with a pointy stick from the woods or whatever else you use, but a specialized toasting stick does a better job. For those who like their's well toasted, almost burnt on the outside, you'll appreciate how those two prongs keep yours from falling in the fire, and innovations like the marshmallow tree fork enable you to make a family sized batch all in one go...or pig out yourself...and why not! Marshmallow toaster forks are great for the campfire or for when you are sitting around the patio firepit in the evening and will quickly become you new favorite utensils.


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.