Pott was an old school classic German knife guy and then the company switched gears, here’s a quick bio:
“Carl Hugo Pott already was founded in 1904 in Solingen, the so-called knife-town (Klingenstadt) in which for 800 years the production of knives is located. Still today the cutlery companies Picard & Wielpütz, Carl Mertens, Paul Wirths and Zwilling J.A.Henckels are based in the small German town. The founder Carl Hugo Pott at first dealt in his of the workshop with the production of knife-blades of Damascus steel. With the entry of the son of the founder in 1932, Carl Pott, the family company changed to a cutlery manufacture.”
So from what I can tell it’s Carl Jr. who took the Pott company into cutlery. And he designed this amazing set of cutlery shown above called “Pott 22”. Here’s the very interesting story behind it’s design:
“Carl Pott got the idea for this design while sitting under a chestnut tree and watching a leaf fall. The organic shape became the inspiration for the spoon and the other flatware pieces were derived from it. The double edge knife has a serrated backside, ideal for carving into a piece of meat, while the other side is perfect for actual slicing. As the flatware of the 1972 Munich Olympics, the design became world famous.”
A double sided Dinner knife? Love that!
This 5 piece setting includes a Dinner fork, Dinner knife, Dinner spoon, Dessert fork and a Dessert spoon.
Yup, the company name is all lower case: “mono” and like their name they keep their cutlery simple. We really do like flatware with rings at the end around here. It’s easy to hang on a nail. pot rack or cutlery stand and just looks really nice.
“German flatware maker mono has brought back the iconic mono Ring Cutlery Set. Missing since 1994, this set offers uniqueness, practicality, design and functionality all in one. Originally produced in 1962, this flatware set was made an instant classic in Germany, designed by Peter Raacke and redesigned by Mark Braun.”
Produced from the highest quality German steel the 5 piece set includes: Table Fork, Table Knife, Table Spoon and Teaspoon.
OK fellow flatware and cutlery experts out there. This TikTok video about leaving your silverware sparkling is everywhere. We need to talk about it.
It is proposed that a chemical reaction occurs between the aluminum and the ingredients in the dishwasher tablet. The foil itself doesn’t clean the cutlery, but as the tablet dissolves it reacts with the metal and shines the cutlery.
Rumor has it that the baking soda in the tablets is what does the powerful cleaning effect. These two components (and with water) remove silver sulfide – also known as tarnish – through an electrochemical reaction in warm water. We’ve talked about this before at this post.
But one big question: Wouldn’t this happen anyways if you had some cast aluminum cookware in the dishwasher?
And one big point to make: This works for only SILVERWARE not for regular stainless steel cutlery and the like. Your regular day to day scratched up forks, knives and spoons are going to get sparkling shiny for this hack.
Have a nice a sparkling day!
PS – That ball of foil will bounce around and likely land in the bottom and jam up your sprayer.