This is a rather nice set at a good price. From Lenox the Portola flatware set includes twelve 5-piece place settings and one 5-piece hostess set. The 5-piece setting is the standard dinner fork, dinner knife, soup spoon, salad fork and teaspoon. The hostess set consists of a sugar spoon, butter serving knife, cold meat fork, serving tablespoon and a pierced tablespoon. It is 18/10 tarnish resistant stainless steel and dishwasher safe.
It’s a subtle design with a little bead work edging at the end of each handle. This set is a great gift or replacement for your old kitchen’s cutlery.
Lenox Portola 65-Piece Flatware Set
A while back we did a week of reviews on the various types of pizza cutters. The nice folks at KitchenAid have sent me their new pizza wheel that is part of the Architect Series. The first thing that struck me about this wheel style cutter is the heft and weight, this thing is built for pizzeria kitchen duty. It has a nice ergonomic handle with finger guard and the wheel is made of stainless steel. The handle fits the hand well and has a good angle for downward pressure when cutting. You can cut more than pizza with this, I tried cardboard as well and it didn’t have any problem (no kidding, be careful you don’t cut through a pizza box). It can be disassembled for cleaning but I don’t see the need for that as it’s dishwasher safe.
Pizza Wheel at KitchenAid.com
There is a running punchline to any joke in our house: “I like cheese”. The joke is that it isn’t a punchline or a good way to end a story but very much a clear statement of fact. Indeed, blessed are the cheese makers.
But enough of cheesy jokes, let’s look at the Henckel cheese set. This five piece set of cheese delivery cutlery (that is counting the wooden serving board) includes 4 cheese knives for cutting hard cheeses and spreading. And also a classic two-pronged fork for serving cheese as using fingers is not polite. Featuring the famous Henckel lifetime warranty and 18/10 stainless steel that is dishwasher safe. I would recommend a good treatment of food grade oil on the handles and cutting board occasionally.
J.A. Henckels International 5-Piece Cheese Set
It’s the Easter weekend and talking about eggs only seems appropriate. This set of eight porcelain egg cups with spoons is a very simple and elegant choice. Don’t be mislead by the number 8, it’s 4 cups and 4 spoons. They are dishwasher safe and have cute little chickens incorporated into the design.
Perfect for Sunday mornings with toast soldiers.
RSVP 8 Piece Egg Cup & Spoon Set