The Internet is alight with fevered discussions about how to organize your cutlery drawer. The picture above shows something we have never thought of. It’s a great way to fit two different sized spoons into the same spot. But the discussion continues on whether the forks go on the left or this question: “Hold up, do you place the head of the cutlery towards the drawer handle or the back of the drawer?”. So where do your forks, knives and spoons go to sleep? And what about all the other kitchen stuff?
There is a great article about this discussion on the Stuff website.
2001: A Space Odyssey is an amazing movie that although made 50 years ago still holds up incredibly. And the technology that was foretold for 2001 in some cases was spot on. And there was this infamous flatware.
Danish designer Arne Jacobsen for Georg Jensen created this five-piece cutlery made of 18/8 stainless steel with a matte finish and consists of a pastry fork, dinner fork, dinner knife, dinner spoon, and teaspoon. Be warned that this is more of a prop than made for regular table use, unless you are in space then have at it.
Georg Jensen Arne Jacobsen 5-piece Steel Cutlery from Amazon
Corin Mellor is the son of the famous David Mellor who some consider the king of cutlery. We certainly do here at The Cutlery Review. Remodelista.com brings us a very insightful interview with Corin about growing up as the son of “Britain’s most serious, modest, and greatest postwar product designer”.
Here’s a great quote in regards to the Pride Flatware shown above: “Although the design has a period 1950s aesthetic, it also has a timeless quality and is particularly delicate and refined both to look at and to eat with.”
And one more longer quote that is amazing about cutlery care: “Cutlery will ultimately become scratched. This is inevitable, no matter how expensive the cutlery; it can’t be avoided. You’ll notice the scratches after a few months use, but as the cutlery ages, it will gradually develop into a nice patina. Our spoons and forks are made from 18/10 stainless steel, material that is virtually indestructible and very rarely causes any problems. Knife blades, however, are made from a different grade of stainless steel with a higher carbon content that enables the blade to be sharpened to a cutting edge. This material is slightly more susceptible to corrosion. We therefore recommend that knives are removed from the dishwasher at the end of the cycle, or even better, washed and dried by hand.”
Check out the article at Remodelista.com
For a little fun and in reference to the hot weather we are having this summer! If it gets hot enough any cutlery will melt. Do not try this at home.