Who doesn’t love a Fiesta? Good food and drink and friends and family. Dam, I’d kill for a fiesta right now. Well, maybe we can create a mini Fiesta indoors with a small group of friends? And beer, we’d need beer. And sunshine, lots of sunshine.
Made of 18/0 Stainless Steel and epoxy this service for four includes Salad Forks, Dinner Forks, Dinner Knives, Dinner Spoon and Teaspoons.
Love those colours! Which have an interesting back story:
“In January, 1936. FIESTA was the creation of Frederick Hurten Rhead, a second generation Stoke-on-Trent potter who had become Homer Laughlin’s design director in 1927. FIESTA was an immediate hit with the public and, by it’s second year of production, more than one million pieces were produced. The original five colors were Red, Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Green and Ivory. Turquoise was added early in 1937. The shapes of FIESTA were created in an Art Deco style with concentric circles highlighting the bright colors. The first six colors were produced through the 1930’s and 40’s until a change in fashion direction dictated a change to a softer palette of pastel colors at the beginning of the 1950’s. Color trends moved back to brighter colors in the early 1960’s and FIESTA moved with the trend. At the end of 1972, FIESTA was retired after 37 years of production. The retired dinnerware line soon became popular with collectors, especially those who had childhood memories of this brightly colored dinnerware. As years passed, the value of the original FIESTA colors and pieces grew as more people became avid collectors. Over the next twenty years, new colors have been introduced and FIESTA has become a trendsetter of color for the housewares industry. In the seventy years since FIESTA was first produced, there have been a total of 38 colors in the line. Today, Homer Laughlin introduces one new color each year and FIESTA has become the leading dinnerware brand in casual tabletop, as well as a consistent leader in bridal registries across America. All the while, collectors have continued to add to the dinnerware to which they were first introduced by their mothers and grandmothers. Today, FIESTA dinnerware is the most collected dinnerware in the history of the tabletop industry with well over one half billion pieces produced.”
Fiesta Celebration 20-Piece Flatware from Amazon
We talk a lot about how certain types of coated cutlery should go in the dishwasher. But trust us, for your daily use stainless steel flatware the dishwasher is the way to go. And we, like you I’m certain, just drop all that cutlery into the bins on the bottom. The problem is that the cutlery smacks into each other while the water violently cleans and jostles them around. All those little hits add up to dents and marred cutlery. Well that problem can go away and give you even cleaner cutlery. The dishwasher designers figured out a solution but it seems they really didn’t tell us about it.
From the Dailymail.co.uk:
A professional cleaner has discovered a ‘mind blowing’ feature in her dishwasher for cleaning dirty cutlery.
Liesl Elizabeth, who runs a cleaning service called Clean-Freak Cleaning Co. in Perth, shared a video showing how the knives and forks are laid down in the top rack while loading the dishwasher.
Typically used for long knives, bigger utensils and chopsticks, the mum-of-three was able to stack the cutlery perfectly in between the ridges of the tray.
‘I was today years old… learning the obvious,’ she joked.
So we tried it out here at The Cutlery Review (as our dishwasher has those little ridges in the top rack) and yup, it works pretty dam good!
Read more at the From the Dailymail.co.uk:
Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning the big family meal. If you were looking for nice festive red cutlery in the past you could have gone plastic. But that’s not really the smart choice anymore. How about a relatively inexpensive set of stainless steel cutlery that you could use each Christmas (and maybe Halloween)?
The Red Silverware Set by Bysta is 20-piece stainless steel flatware set which is service for 4. It consists of 4 dessert forks, 4 dinner forks, 4 dessert spoons, 4 dinner spoons, and 4 dinner knives. It is made of high quality stainless steel but for goodness sake if you want the red finish to last then hand wash it! No dishwasher and no citrus based high acid cleaners.
Red Silverware Set, Bysta 20-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set, Kitchen Utensil Set Service for 4 from Amazon
It’s just one of those days here at the Cutlery Review. Normally we’d talk about some new fork, spoon or knife but today we are feeling a little left of center. Perhaps it’s the fall weather that has changed our moods. Everything looks a little strange without the sunlight of summer. And when we look down at our table setting of flatware, our eyes go out of focus and we only see the spoife, knork and foon.
Maybe we’ll be better next week.