The geometry design on these handles reminds me a little of Mondrian’s work, lacking the color of course. This set of cutlery by International Silver is called “Arabesque Frost” and is a 20 piece set that consists of salad fork, fork, knife, spoon and teaspoon. It’s made of dishwasher safe 18/0 stainless steel.
This cutlery set isn’t made with a lot of metal so it feels lighter in the hand and might not stand up to abuse very well. But at the price and for the look it’s perfectly suited for the dining room table.
International Silver Arabesque Frost 20-Piece Flatware Set
A retired couple have been using the same set of cutlery for 50 years – meaning it has been used 51,918 times. Fred and Val O’Hanlon got the 56-piece set the year they were married in 1964 and not a single spoon or knife has gone missing.
Grandmother Val, 73, said: “It has seen 50 years of constant use, through the trials of family life.” The couple, who celebrated their Golden Wedding in June at Hedge End, near Southampton, got the set after Val’s mum Marjory collected tokens from boxes of Kellogg’s All-Bran, for two years. Fred, 74, added: “All I can say is it’s a good job Marjory loved All-Bran so much. I never expected we would still have the set 50 years down the line. It has lasted as long as our marriage.”
Val’s mum Marjory collected tokens from boxes of Kellogg’s All Bran, over the course of two years eating 730 bowls of her favorite cereal. Her dedication to collecting the vouchers meant Val, who lived with her, could send them off and trade them in for the cutlery. When the pair got engaged in 1962 Kellogg’s were running the offer, which meant customers could receive a seven-piece cutlery set for collecting five boxes of All Bran. Each set of the stainless steel cutlery includes a dinner knife and fork, dessert knife, fork and spoon and a soup spoon and teaspoon. They’ve lasted as long as our marriage, they are the oldest things we own.”
Val, 73, said: “In all this time we have never lost any of the cutlery, we haven’t even lost a teaspoon. We don’t polish them, we just keep them like any other cutlery.”
When Val wrote to Kellogg’s to tell them about their cutlery set, the company were so impressed they sent them each a special customized spoon with their names engraved on them to mark their 50th wedding anniversary.
Sorry if the song “Let It Go” is stuck in your head now for even mentioning Disney’s movie hit “Frozen”. But if you buy your little one that is singing it constantly this cutlery set of Anna and Elsa then you might get some silence while they are eating 🙂
This set of fork and spoon featuring the two female leads from “Frozen” is made of stainless steel and plastic that is BPA free. Each piece is about 5 3/4 inches long.
Be warned, they are not dishwasher safe! Please hand wash or else the images on the handle will come off.
Disney Anna and Elsa Flatware – Frozen
We are really big fans of Everyday Carry Cutlery products here at the Cutlery Review. This product caught our eye more than 6 months ago, but it was not in full production so the price and availability were undesirable.
But now it’s easy to buy and for a great price. The Spork & Knife Swivel Set is designed by Wei Young. Made from Tritan which is a dishwasher safe and BPA free plastic. It is a folding set of cutlery that includes a spork (actually a spoon on one end and fork on the other) & knife on metal carabiner.
A great stocking stuffer for the student or office worker who regularly finds themselves without cutlery when they really need it.
Spork & Knife Swivel Set – Assorted Colors