Cutlery Brattleboro VT
Mon - Fri 9 - 5:30pm: Sat 9 - 3pm
West Dover, VT
Mon - Fri 8 -4pm: Sat 8 - 2pm
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Cutlery, Dining Room Accesories
Flatware to complement any table
The perfect complement to any dinnerware set is a high-quality cutlery set. The term cutlery includes the basic utensils you use to eat or serve food – namely forks, knives and spoons. You might find cutlery sets under a different name, such as flatware or silverware, but there is no significant difference between cutlery sets, flatware sets or even silverware sets. The only differences you need to be aware of when choosing your flatware are listed below.
Flatware Cost and Composition
There is nothing more elegant than a set of authentic sterling silverware, particularly if it's a set of antique silverware passed down through the generations. Unfortunately, if you don't have your great-grandmother's coveted silverware chest at your disposal, purchasing new sterling silver flatware may not be in the budget.
But don't despair! There are numerous discount flatware options that don't leave you stranded when it comes to style. Stainless steel silverware can be just as elegant as sterling silverware, but for a much more reasonable cost. And you certainly won't have to compromise on design if you're buying new stainless steel silverware sets. These days, styles range from classic antique sterling flatware patterns to oversized and simplistic modern silverware patterns that suit a less traditional dining room table spread.
If you're really concerned about getting the traditional look, many middle-priced cutlery sets come in elegant flatware chests, so you can have all the look of an authentic antique set. And best of all, unlike Grandma's silverware, these pieces can go in the dishwasher !
While discount silverware can be a lifesaver, remember, it never pays to go too cheap. Be sure to test flatware in the store by picking it up to feel its weight. Stainless steel flatware comes in different thicknesses, and something that is too flimsy will bend easily. You may find yourself having to replace it sooner than you'd like.