Together they have created the Pebble which is a bring-your-own cutlery (BYOC) set made from recycled CDs.
The kit comprises of a knife, a fork, a spoon, a straw and a set of chopsticks that fold away inside a case that can be easily carried.
To reduce the risk of transmission, many businesses have temporarily stopped using single-use plastic cutlery, which has seen a surge in popularity during the pandemic.
“The wasted CDs are first sorted and cleaned which means separating and purifying the feedstock, removing and recycling where possible contaminants such as cases and foreign waste material” Pentatonic cofounder Jamie Hall.
The Wirecutter has always been an amazing website for product reviews and advice. I was a little worried when the NY Times bought them but they continue to be wonderful.
They have an amazing page called “How to Choose Flatware According to the People Who Design and Make It” and boy oh boy does it cover everything. If you are looking to buy cutlery or just want to learn more about the construction this is the site for you.
The article is so full of info it needs a Table of Contents, check it out:
This is our favorite quote: “A single five-piece flatware setting (meaning a salad fork, a dinner fork, a knife, a soup spoon, and a teaspoon) can cost anywhere from a few dollars for stainless steel to well over a thousand dollars for sterling silver.”. Something we see here at The Cutlery Review everyday and try to help you with.
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.”