Mikasa Cocoa Blossom Flatware

mikasa flatwareI really like the design of the handles on this flatware set, they look to be substantial and lovely. Not your normal plain flat stamped handle on cheap cutlery.

This is a full setting for 12 people with teaspoon, soup spoon, salad forks, dinner fork, dinner knife. A serving set of sugar spoon, butter knife, large tablespoon, slotted tablespoon and meat fork are included. Made of dishwasher safe 18/10 stainless steel that comes with a limited 25 year warranty (you don’t see that very often). I would consider this a well priced replacement set for the embarrassing cheap set currently sitting in your cutlery drawer.

Mikasa Cocoa Blossom 18/10 65-Piece Flatware Set


Nutella Spreader or Knife Spreader?

This “Nutella Stretcher” picture has been racing around the Internet the last few days. It claims to be the perfect knife for emptying the jar and spreading Nutella. A Google search shows that this is a myth in North America and was a promotional item in Europe. A even better piece of cutlery that isn’t promotional branding and uni-purpose is this:

spreader knife

It is a ultimate sandwich knife and more. With 5-inch serrated spreader blade that will spread as well as cut where needed. It’s made of stamped high-carbon steel with a stainless alloy coating (I wouldn’t put it in the dishwasher). It is 10 by 2 inches with a plastic handle. It’s made by Germans and lasers, like Kraftwerk!

 Wusthof Gourmet 5-Inch Spreader


Fornuft Casual Flatware Silverware

fornuft flatwareThis is flatware in the truest sense. It is a 20 piece set with fork, knife, spoon and dessert spoon and the design is from stamped stainless steel.  A great set with a great value.

“Fornuft” is a silly name for a flatware set I said to myself. A little googling and looking closely at the photo shows that this is an Ikea product. “Fornuft” translates into “reason” which I guess fits considering this is a reasonable flatware set.

If you can’t get to Ikea you can always get it from Amazon:

 Fornuft Casual Flatware Silverware 20 Piece Set


Calamente Fork – For Twirling Spaghetti or Ramen


I’ll admit to living off of Ichiban cup-o-noodles (or the brick-o-noodles) in college. I have to further admit that it is still my go-to meal at work when I’ve forgotten lunch, am too lazy to go out, or just don’t have any time for anything more.

The Calamente Fork that I first read about over at my fave site BoingBoing is a Japanese product that is made for picking up noodles (ramen or spaghetti) and twirling effectively.  The design on this piece of cutlery is elegant and more of a single use tool and conversation piece than anything.  But clever none the less.

More info at Japanese Trend Shop

Calamente fork