The obvious reaction that people get when they eat with plastic forks is the lack of strength. After all, you can simply grind on a piece of chicken and cut it up with metal forks, but you cannot do the same with plastic forks. However, when strength is an obvious disadvantage to the plastic forks, cost is the primary advantage to its use. For products that do not require a lot of strength, like cake, you find the use of plastic forks to be justified.
So, if you think about introducing plastic forks to your house, make sure that you let the people know the primary purpose for what it is used. If they expect the same kind of results while cutting up the chicken while using plastic forks, they shall be bitterly disappointed. Let people know about the realistic expectations that they can have for plastic forks, and make sure and it is something that they can look forward to. Eating the plastic forks is no different than the metal forks; all you need to know is that they are two peas in a pod. The only obvious difference is the make, and the cost associated with the products in question.