Thanks to Pam for alerting us to the interesting design for cutlery by Zinello.
Zinello are promoting sustainability by using a sleek, streamlined design and refined shapes. So, less metal?
Constructed from dishwasher safe 18/10 stainless steel, to resist rust and corrosion they use electroplating. This provides high resistance to wear and abrasion and resistance to most household cleaning products and perspiration. As well as hypoallergenic, ecological and improved corrosion resistance. They must have a very robust electroplating method?
A set consists of 6 dinner knives, 6 dinner forks, 6 tablespoons and 6 teaspoons.
We have been reading a lot of books lately here at the Cutlery Review, mostly Chef biographies. And we always note when they talk about what equipment they take to a kitchen. The infamous knife roll is of course expected but the “Spoon Roll” was a new one for us. If you are doing any plating or saucing you need a decent spoon or two.
The Mercer Culinary 7-Piece Plating Spoons set looks great. It consists of a Saucier Spoon, 9-Inch Solid Spoon, 7 7/8-Inch Solid, 7 7/8-Inch Slotted 7 7/78-inch precision drawing Spoon, and 7 7/8-inch perforated Spoon. All this is bundled up in a heavy duty roll to take the kitchen or cooking class. The flatware is made of 18-8 stainless steel.
We aren’t sure how this legend of cutlery escaped us all this time. A single piece of cutlery so infamous that it carries it’s inventor’s name. This is the Gray Kunz Spoon.
First of it’s pronounced “koons”. Gray Kunz, a successful New York chef who worked at Lespinasse, was being driven crazy by crappy flatware. He needed a spoon for cooking food or just platting dishes and what he had didn’t work. So he created his namesake tool to do just that. With a deep bowl, tapered edge, holding 2.5 tablespoons; a short handle, easy to control and perfectly balanced. This was the spoon he and every chef needed to created their dishes quickly and efficiently.
He had them manufactured in the late 90’s and soon every chef had one or wanted one.
Sadly, Gray Kunz passed away in March 2020. But his legend lives on.
There is something satisfying about setting up the dining room table for a large meal and finishing the setup with a hanging flatware set. You just put it centrally in the table and everyone helps themselves to the cutlery they want or need. It just seems to work well for everyone. Need a extra teaspoon to feed a toddler who dropped his? There it is. Decided maybe you do need a knife for Mom’s over cooked roast? There it is. The hanging flatware is just really really handy.
The Supreme 20-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set comes with 9″ hanging stand. It includes service for 4, consisting of Knives, Forks, Spoons, Teaspoons, Salad Forks and the /Hanging Stand. It is mirror polished stainless steel that is dishwasher safe.