How to Choose a Quality Cutlery Set for Your Kitchen

Cutlery isn’t something that you need to buy more than a few times in your life, and since you’ll be using it nearly every day, it’s important to find a set that’s not only high quality, but is also something that should be easy to hold and use. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind when looking for that particular set that works for you and your kitchen:

1.  Think classics

First and foremost, utensils need to be functional. While you can easily find many modern sets that look amazing in the kitchen you have in mind, they may not always be completely functional or even ergonomic. You should also keep in mind that the utensils you have shouldn’t feel weird to hold food or eat with, and with a classic set of cutlery, it’s pretty hard to go wrong.

2.  Find sets that will be in production for a long time

Don’t settle for trend-driven cutlery sets – what you want in a complete set of cutlery is that it’s one that will be around for a long time. The reason for this is that trend-driven pieces or sets tend to be out of stock after a certain period (think a few months after they come out on shelves) and it’s likely that you won’t be able to find a replacement if something gets lost, dulled, or becomes unusable.

Even if you’re buying the same brand as your parents did, check the metal quality to see if it hasn’t changed – many brands do this in order to cut corners, and can make your cutlery set look and feel inconsistent as a result.

3.  Order the knives separately

Sometimes, you will have to accept that even though the spoons and forks look nice and are great to hold, the cooking or chef’s knives that come with the set aren’t as good in terms of quality. This is because knives used in cooking dishes are something else entirely. They are made of different metals than forks and spoons and need to be re-sharpened, and a good multi-purpose knife can easily cost a good amount of your budget.

4.  Take time with the purchase

When it comes to building up your collection or set, it’s also really important to take into account the time it will take in collecting the pieces you need. This is because there’s a good chance that you won’t be able to find everything that works well together visually and aesthetically, as well as in terms of ergonomics.

You should especially make sure to compare different brands to one another when you’re contemplating buying a full set in one purchase. Take a close look at each of the utensils and see whether they work together as a set or not.

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