Bring Your Own Cutlery (BYOC)

Bring Your Own Cutlery

Here at the Cutlery Review we had been promoting what we call the Everyday Carry Cutlery or ECC. But our friends over at are suggesting Bring Your Own Cutlery or BYOC. Either way it’s a great idea as what’s called “Normal” has changed all around us.

Bringing in your own cutlery reduces waste, helps the environment and on top of all that, you know where it’s been. You handle the cleaning, handling and sterilizing. Any extra little extra thing we can control in these changing times helps.

So we have embraced the term Bring Your Own Cutlery and will do our best to source and promote flatware that we feel can help.


Meat Thermometer for checking for a Fever

Meat Thermometer for checking for a Fever

A minor bit of a departure from the usual cutlery posts today. Things are a little scary out there right now. And due to bulk buying and hoarding the price of human thermometers has gone sky high. And the availability isn’t great either. So here’s a viable alternative: Using a meat thermometer to check if you have a fever.

The Habor 022 Meat Thermometer has a 4-6 second ultra fast response time with accuracy of ±1℃. The temperature range is -58℉ to 572℉. Be warned that it’s not waterproof so don’t immerse the whole thing in water, just the probe is safe.

To measure underarm temperature:

  1. Check that the thermometer is on.
  2. Lightly press the tip of the thermometer into the center of the armpit.
  3. Hold your arm, or your child’s arm, close against the body so the thermometer stays in place.
  4. Wait for the thermometer to take its reading. This will take about a minute.
  5. Read the temperature.
  6. Clean the thermometer and store for its next use.
Age range (years)Normal temperature range for underarm temperatureTemperature considered fever
0–294.5–99°F (34.7–37.2°C)99.1°F+ (37.3°C+)
3–1096.6–98.0°F (35.9–36.7°C)98.1°F+ (36.7°C+)
11–6595.3–98.4°F (35.2–36.9°C)98.5°F+ (36.9°C+)
65+96.0–97.4°F (35.6–36.3°C)97.5°F+ (36.4°C+)

The above instructions and temp ranges are taken from

We’ll get through this, just stay calm and love each other.

Habor 022 Instant Read Thermometer from Amazon


David Mellor, Cutlery, the Man and the Company

David Mellor, Cutlery, the Man and the Company

Everyone around here knows we worship David Mellor who is the Eric Clapton of cutlery. And we have to mention Corin Mellor his son who has kept his father’s work alive. has a great story on David and Corin’s work and the shops in London that I forgot to visit last time I was there. Dammit!

For those unaware I quote the article:

David Mellor, the man and the company, created handmade silver and stainless-steel flatware that an obituary described as embodiments of “voluptuous simplicity.” 

Check out the article at


Gourmet Settings Pure 20-Piece Flatware Set

Gourmet Settings Pure

We have reviewed Gourmet Settings flatware quite a few times before. And I have to say this cutlery set called “Pure” really does live up to it’s name.

The very simple design reminds me of the old airline cutlery but with more length making it more useable. This is the kind of cutlery I’d expect to see in a space station like in the movie 2001.

The set is made of 18/10 stainless steel with a matte finish. The Pure 20-piece set includes service for 4 people, dinner spoons, dinner knives, teaspoons, salad forks and dinner forks.

Gourmet Settings Pure 20-Piece Flatware Set from Amazon