Cutlery Art

cutlery artIt’s a long weekend here so I’m taking a break today. In the mean time here’s a photo of some very nice cutlery laid out very artistically.

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Expandable Cutlery Drawer Tray Organizer

bamboo cultery trayMoving into a new house or apartment always leads to a problem, what drawer does the cutlery fit into? Close to the stove? Close to the fridge? And then the dreaded problem…will my cutlery tray organizer fit into this drawer. My current tray of flatware had to have a hacksaw taken to it to make it fit. That type of frustration surely led to this product.

The Bellemain Bamboo Expandable Cutlery Drawer Organizer expands from 12.75″ to 17.5″ wide and it’s  18″ long and 2″ high. So go measure your drawer and see if you fit in the 12.75 to 17.5 inch range. When fully expanded it has 8 compartments for cutlery and 6 when closed. The bamboo construction is hardy and eco-friendly.

 Bellemain Bamboo Expandable Cutlery Drawer Organizer

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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

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Flatware Chest

flatware chestChoosing a flatware chest for your silverware can become a long and involved discussion about function over form. That is to say, which is more important? Should it look good? Or should it perform well? Can you have both? Many questions and a long argument in the department store ensues…

This single drawer flatware chest seems to be a nice balance of storing your cutlery and looking good. It holds a full service for 12 with room for additional pieces like serving utensils. It’s made with a nice dark walnut finish (note that they say finish, not made of actual walnut) and has brushed nickel handles. The handles are the main feature for me, carrying a large wooden box of silverware around is not easy as not everyone has a sideboard for easy access for a silverware chest.

In my opinion this is a good balance of function, form and price.

 Wallace Dark Walnut Single Drawer Chest, 14.7 Inches

 

 

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