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stainless flatware sets - HUGE

Started 1281646093.007 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1281821728.067 by Shawnie

I would love to get a new stainless flatware set, but do not need or want service for 12 or upteen hostess serving pieces. The Reed & Barton sets are lovely, but way too much for a small family. Any one have any ideas other than the pricey 4, 5, or 6 piece place settings? Thanks

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Shelbelle1281647423.92333917 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Whatever you buy, it should be 18/10 quality stainless, less than that is junk.

purrmom1281666193.653399 PostsRegistered 5/27/2010Mid-MO

I like the bigger set because it always seems you need more forks & spoons. If you lose any, you don't have to worry about replacing them.

Brabls1281666293.1314740 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007

Do a search. There are smaller sets.

colson1281666430.6477436 PostsRegistered 10/23/2007East Coast

I hate to say this, but the R&B sets aren't too much for a small family. Rehmember you are getting extra serving pieces and a day's worth of silver to get you through a whole day. You can't beat the price...buying separately is costly in the long run. I have a set, and I am single :) You are set for everything.

Missey11281669292.733174 PostsRegistered 12/21/2008Sierra Foothills CA

Try "silversuperstore.com" are American made silverware. My only complaint is the teaspoon seems small in the pattern I got. Manufactured in New York.

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ceekay1281701311.8271384 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007

I don't have room in my drawer for all the serving pieces and the matching steak knives that came with my R&B set. So I bought a shoe box sized plastic box for $0.99 and keep the extras under the buffet. Not very elegant but it works! And it is nice to have extra forks and such for replacements or unexpected company.

cookin_guy1281714505.53178 PostsRegistered 4/2/2008

I see the smaller (service for four) flatware sets all the time at discounters like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Tuesday Morning, etc. And of course there's lots of online retailers too, but I'd rather see it in person, and hold it in my hand, than trust an online photo to give enough information. 18/10 stainless steel went up in price significantly a couple years ago. If you can find some old stock, maybe you'll get a good price on a set.

whispy1281727024.011531 PostsRegistered 8/2/2009

I still think the sets offered by QVC before the holidays in Reed & Barton and Cooks Essentials are the best deals. I own both and am delighted by the quality. The money isn't all that much more and you will always have replacement pieces.

Idacat1281800817.0774706 PostsRegistered 7/26/2005Idaho !!!!

There are only to of us now and IMO there is no such thing as too much flatware.

We run the dishwasher once or twice a week and then it is usually because we are out of forks.

I have a huge 12 piece place setting set with 3 of each of the main serving pieces, which I also love,plus other serving pieces. And those little 4 piece sets at the box stores usually have NO serving pieces.

Mine is the (now gone) QVC RSVP brand bought before everything went to 18/0 instead of 18/10; if I could still get a similar set in the 18/10, I'd get it so we'd never run out.

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SarahW1281800968.20716138 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 8/14/2010 Idacat said:

There are only teo of us now and IMO there is no such thing as too much flatware.

We run the dishwasher once or twice a week and then it is usually because we are out of forks.

{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1} This.

GoodStuff1281807140.4714278 PostsRegistered 11/11/2008

Target, Belks, WalMart, JCPenney, and many other stores carry stainless flatware in a variety of set sizes, weights, and prices in their stores. If you'd rather shop online, you can try some of those stores' websites, or you can look at sites like overstock.com, or go to a shopping site like Nextag.com and type "sterling silver flatware" in the search box. You'll get lots of possibilities.

Personally, even though just DH and I are in the house now, I like having a larger stainless set to cover holiday meals, family gatherings, entertaining, etc. I think a modestly priced stainless service for eight in a simple design makes a great wedding gift, as most homes can use some extra silverware when they're serving a larger than usual crowd.

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kelsey 031281812976.363781 PostsRegistered 3/28/2010

try oneida flatware. it comes in a variety of place setting numbers. i got my set at kohls. satin flight is the name and its perfect. had it a number of years with no problems. the oneida back when i bought it would give you a gauge on the box as to how much wear it can handle.

LabLuver1281819630.58883 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009Ohio

There's just two of us in our household and we have one of the larger Reed and Barton sets. If we have conmpany or a holiday dinner, it's there if we need it. I do wish they would bring back the 18/10. I would actually be willing to pay more to get a superior product.

What the caterpillar thinks is the end...the butterfly knows is only the beginning.

LabLuver1281819633.707883 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009Ohio

OOPS! Double post! Don't know how I did that. {#emotions_dlg.unsure}

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What the caterpillar thinks is the end...the butterfly knows is only the beginning.

whispy1281821413.7731531 PostsRegistered 8/2/2009

I've commented before on this thread, but thought I'd just mention that the sets I own are 18/10 and people are really impressed by the weight/style when they use them. Plus, I've owned the cheaper ones and they really do bend in strange ways.

I still say wait until you check out what is offered right before the holidays. Some of the sets (like mine) include steak knives as well as regular knives - a savings right there. Also the long, ice tea spoons are good to have for drinks and even ice cream floats. I love having all the accessory pieces available if I need them. It saves a lot of stressing out to know that I don't have to make do with something from the miscellaneous drawer if company comes.

Shawnie1281821728.0632398 PostsRegistered 10/12/2007
On 8/13/2010 cookin_guy said:

I see the smaller (service for four) flatware sets all the time at discounters like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Tuesday Morning, etc. And of course there's lots of online retailers too, but I'd rather see it in person, and hold it in my hand, than trust an online photo to give enough information. 18/10 stainless steel went up in price significantly a couple years ago. If you can find some old stock, maybe you'll get a good price on a set.

i purchased one at tuesday morning for really cheap as a supplement to what i have, check them out! i didnt need serving pieces so it was perfect.

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