Martha Stewart Cutlery

So I’m not a big fan of Twitter as I’ve too much to say and there is too little space or pictures. But it seems Martha Stewart appears to not well supported the blog community in their opinion. Not sure who they are or how they represent their opinion. I’ve no issue with Martha Stewart and have been a fan of her television shows (especially when with Elmo or Cookie Monster!). I have to note the way she says “most” and “trusted” and I don’t blame those clarifications as it’s mob rule in the twittersphere.

But this blog is about cutlery and I hate to say from that point of view I don’t have much support for Martha. She was sued in 2012 for “bogus” knives and generally speaking any other cutlery product she has put her name on has not been reviewed well at all. So this blogger won’t be looking for much support from Martha nor expecting it.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Tools

318Nq1keQoLIt’s that time of year again to carve pumpkins into scary shapes and faces. In our house it was done with a fish filleting knife that no child should have their gourd guts covered mitts on. Wired’s Gadget Lab goes almost Steampunk with their choice to review this brass and walnut handled carving set. It’s a little over the top but they make a good point that after Halloween it can be used for more than just pumpkins.

 Brass and Walnut Pro Pumpkin Carving Tool Kit

And don’t forget our Coffin Cutlery Caddy post 🙂

Rust spots on Cutlery, Rusty Flatware, Tarnish on Silverware

103770549_e73c391fa8_zOK, I’ve finally had to sit down and write this post because of the number of complaints about some amazing products that don’t make sense to me. Many consumers are complaining about rust spots on cutlery, rusty flatware and tarnish on silverware. Cheap carbon steel and running it through the dishwasher I can see that happening, and I can’t help you there. But for most “stainless” (a topic for another day) you shouldn’t have a problem.

So here are some tips:

Don’t leave cutlery in stacked the sink every so slightly wet. Like spoon in the bowl with water in it that is “soaking”!

Don’t leave dirty wet utensils stacked against each other in the dishwasher.

Don’t let the spoons “spoon” each other, spread them out to the let them air out and dry.

Don’t leave washed and wet utensils in the dishwasher. Open the dishwasher door, let them dry out and put them away.

Use a good rinse agent in your dishwasher and see the previous step.

Maybe check your water quality, it might be too hard?

Try a more friendly dishwasher detergent. Don’t use bleach, oxy or citrus based if you can.

If you paid good money and love the cutlery, then hand wash it lazy pants.

TL;DR – Rust comes from moisture, salt and contact with other metals. Separate and keep dry.

Flying cutlery from Air France

airfrance560I spent a lot of my childhood on trains and the conductor would always give us cool cardboard trains to assemble. I never flew on an airline until I was an adult and was disappointed I didn’t get a set of pilot wings (which I hear they don’t give to children anymore). But now Air France has had the idea to make cutlery that can be assembled into toy planes. I can see a whole mess of problems with this. Child won’t eat because they want to play with cutlery plane. Child eats and then has food soiled toy plane. And the best one is that it’s all fun and games till someone loses an eye because of a flying fork.

Read the full article at The Verge