Yup, another post on black cutlery. It really seems black colored flatware is this year’s big trend, where as last year I think it was copper. Maybe next year it will be pink?
This tableware from Gourmet Settings is called “Handmade Montana” and is a black finish heat forged 18/10 stainless steel. I really like the handmade look. They claim it is dishwasher safe but I would worry about losing the finish and possibly rust if they touch while in the washer.
The 20 piece set includes 4 dinner knives, 4 dinner forks, 4 salad forks, 4 teaspoons and 4 tablespoons.
So, coloring flatware something other than silver is quite the thing. People like seeing cutlery in gold and copper but not made of gold and copper. And everyone really likes black cutlery these days it seems. One way is anodizing the metal which works pretty good but will scratch and wear off eventually. But here is a new method I hadn’t considered, resin coating.
Hampton Forge has this 16 piece set called Skandia Totem that is resin coated in metallic black on 18/0 Stainless steel. The set consists of 4 dinner forks, 4 dinner knives, 4 dinner spoons, and 4 teaspoons. They state it is to be hand washed only and I’m not surprised as a dishwasher would certainly cause delamination. Reviews are mixed but it’s a nice looking set at a good price.
The folks over at BBC made this interesting little video about using the science of “gastrophyics” to create new cutlery. Not sure if gastrophyics is a real science, but this is a cool spoon. Now how about a new fork with magic never slip tines?
Gold and copper finishes in cutlery are very popular right now. And this flatware set from Aoosy combines both, as it were. They call their finish “Rose Gold” and it’s made from stainless steel 18/2 with a titanium rose gold plate. They say it’s like copper silverware, but not copper silverware. Which to me speaks about the fact that it isn’t silverware priced.
This is a service for six that includes a tablespoon, fork, knife and teaspoon. It is dishwasher safe but they have some pretty specific washing instructions that I find interesting: “Use neutral detergent to flush it ,Pls never use strong alkaline or strong oxidizing chemicals wash them , such as baking soda, bleaching powder, sodium hypochlorite.”. My translation is, hand wash them. Plate flatware never does well in a dishwasher.