Oneida is a major player in this game and there is no questioning it. Their history goes back to the 1880s with a interesting connection to the movement known as Perfectionism. The Mooncrest flatware set is actually a 18/0 stainless (contains no nickel) and dishwasher safe. It has a nice extended set that includes a serving spoon, pierced serving spoon, meat fork, butter knife, and sugar spoon. What is a pierced serving spoon you ask? Why it is a holey spoon of course.
Oneida Mooncrest 45-Piece Flatware Set, Service for 8
Apple’s recent success with the golden Iphone has brought attenti0n to people’s love of all things that glitter. But gold cutlery? Sure, why not. “Rocco” by Herdmar is actually 18/10 stainless steel with a matte gold finish. It’s dishwasher safe and won’t need polishing. But you will polish it, you know you’ll polish it. It’s gold! It has to be at it’s shiniest!
Herdmar “Rocco” 5-Piece Placesetting
Carrying your own cutlery surprises people. Especially at the office where it gets a strange look and then a light goes on over their head. It is actually a good idea is what they realize. There is the benefit of hygiene but even more important is that you have the exact implement you need for what you need it for. These look pretty good and the case with lid would be pretty handy.
Monbento Nomad cutlery set @ Amazon
A nice simple product for the college student moving into their first tiny little apartment with a tiny little kitchen. It’s a simple setting for four, nothing fancy and forces them to stay on top of washing the dishes. Speaking of which, the satin polish means no polishing required. They call it brushed or satin, all these descriptions get confusing. It short, it’s not shiny shine. And a 25 year limited warranty is nice considering the practical price.
PS – To the student that receives this as a gift, the salad fork is for eating salad. So eat your greens!
Faberware Cayenne Satin 20-Piece Flatware Set, Service for 4