The Knork Black Matte Titanium Coated Stainless 20-Piece Set as shown above is using the strength of their patented design. This hand forged 20 piece black silverware with service for 4 set includes 4 each of dinner knife, dinner fork, salad fork, soup spoon and teaspoon.
Interestingly they list the flatware item weights: Dinner Fork: 7.625” 78 g Salad Fork: 6.75” 65 g Dinner Knife: 9” 95 g Teaspoon: 6.75” 75 g Tablespoon: 7.625” 90 g
They claim to be dishwasher safe 18/0 stainless steel but ask you don’t use lemon or citrus scented detergent. I’m assuming they are concerned the citric acid could remove the titanium coated finish. In particular they call out Finish brand: “Using a non-citrus stainless steel liquid detergent is recommended, as any powders or pacs tend to be abrasive or harsh and can ruin the finish if they are not dissolved properly. This includes especially the Finish brand tabs with the red power balls in the middle, which seem to be the hardest to dissolve.”
Back in black! LIANYU is having great success with this 20-piece stainless steel black flatware cutlery set for 4 people.
This 20 piece flatware set include four each of a Dinner Spoon, Dinner Fork, Dinner Knife, Salad/Dessert Fork, and Teaspoon. It is all packaged in a nice box suitable for gifting.
The wonderful black sheen is due to Vacuum Electroplating technology on stainless steel. And they claim dishwasher safe but be careful with high acid/citric cleaners and letting them slam into each other in the dishwasher. Be warned this could cause loss of the finish and rusting. This is a nice set of cutlery that needs care and attention to last.
Well, we seem to think after writing a blog about cutlery and only cutlery for over ten years that we would be some sort of experts. Nope! The TheStar.co.uk has run not one but two cutlery quizzes and we failed horribly.
Do you think you know your fine flatware from your silverware? These are mostly historical pieces but you’ll learn something about cutlery all the same.
Check out the two quizzes and their answers below and let us know in the comments how you did!
Seriously though, what up with that fork’s forked tongue?
The first time I used a Korean rice spoon things changed. I started looking at my current roster of spoons in a different way. Suddenly my regular cutlery was too short and the bowls not deep enough.
A Korean rice spoon is amazing at digging to the bottom of a bowl of rice, pasta, oatmeal or whatever. And they are great for mixing drinks in glasses. And stirring in pots while cooking. They are a superior food delivery device over our European flatware.
These Korean rice spoons are from a company called Fantasy. This set of eight spoons are made of 3 mm thick high quality stainless steel. And yes they are dishwasher safe.