How to Choose Cutlery – Advice from Creators

How to Choose Cutlery - Advice from Creators

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.

Check out the article at The Wirecutter


Jon Favreau’s Carving Fork from the movie “Chef”

Messermeister Park Plaza Forged Carving Fork

Today’s cutlery post is just what it says on the title. We have finally found Jon Favreau’s carving fork from the movie “Chef”.

In the video screen shot above you can see Jon giving the original to Andrew Rea on the amazing YouTube show “Binging with Babish”.

This is one of the less used but most valued items in our kitchen. The weight and balance are wonderful. Not great for teflon pans but perfect for everything else. And especially good for making the infamous “Pasta Aglio e Olio” also from “Chef” as below:

The 7-Inch Messermeister Park Plaza Forged Carving Fork is made of German 1.4116 high-carbon stainless steel. And it has a lifetime warranty against material and manufacturing defects. And did we mention it’s forged steel?

Messermeister Park Plaza Forged Carving Fork from Amazon


Another video from Babish about the infamous carving fork:

Messermeister Park Plaza Forged Carving Fork from Amazon

Wow! Everyone is loving the carving forks. Here are five more alternatives that were recommended to us:

Messermeister Park Plaza 2-Piece 10-Inch Kullenschliff Carving Set

Wusthof 9647 Classic Ikon 2 Pc Carving Set, 2 Piece, Black

Wusthof 4413-7/18 Carving Fork, One Size

Kilajojo Chef Pro Stainless Steel Carving Fork 12 Inch

J.A. Henckels International Classic Stainless-Steel Meat Fork

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Carving Fork

But wait! There’s more, he’s just released a mug that features an image of the tattoo of the Carving Fork and Whisk:

Babish Carving Fork and Whisk Latte Tattoo Mug

Babish Carving Fork and Whisk Latte Tattoo Mug from Amazon


International Silver Adventure Stainless Steel Flatware

<a href="">International Silver Adventure 51-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set, Service for 8</a><img src="" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />Well, that’s a nice family portrait of cutlery isn’t it? They call this a starter set and I’d say it’s a start to a large family and an adventure (pun intended). The International Silver Adventure is a flatware setting for 8 people. This includes a hostess set that consists of a large tablespoon, 1 pierced tablespoon and 1 cold meat fork (what would make it a hot meat fork?).  The full set includes salad forks, dinner forks, dinner knives, dinner spoons and teaspoons.

It’s made of 18/0 stainless steel and is a good price for a complete set to fit a new kitchen.

International Silver Adventure 51-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set, Service for 8


Our Top Cutlery Posts of 2015

It’s the end of 2015 and 2016 is barging in whether we want it to or not. We’ve taken a look at what were the most popular posts in the last year and wanted to highlight them. So let’s start at the top:


In first place by a huge margin is anything even remotely related to Nutella. It is such a popular topic on this blog that we even made a category for Nutella. And the shown Nutella knife (or Spife) was the top of the charts. You people are crazy for Nutella.

Artaste Rain Stainless Steel Flatware

In second place is the Artaste Rain Stainless Steel Flatware which a lot of people really liked and the feedback after purchasing was quite good. And I have to say this is one of the nicer and better staged photos for cutlery that we’ve seen in a long time.

silverware canvas artwork

And in third place is not cutlery or flatware but a wonderful piece of artwork. The Vintage Kitchen Silverware Canvas Wall Art  of a Spoon, Knife & Fork was a post from 2014 that continues to be a very popular item in 2015.

tim burton cutlery is isaie blochSalvador Dali - Ménagère

And an honorable mention goes out to two celebrity related cutlery items. “This is not Silverware by Tim Burton. It’s by Isaïe Bloch.” and “Salvador Dali – Ménagère (Cutlery Set) 1957” both seemed to settle a lot of discussion about who made what and when and what it sold for.

Have a great 2016 everyone!