The 11 Best Flatware Sets That Will Make Your Table Shine

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When it comes to everyday dining, flatware can be somewhat of an afterthought. Many of us started with a first-apartment starter set and never upgraded, or we've moved around and mixed sets with roommates, making the utensils drawer even more of a melting pot. If this sounds all too familiar and you think it might be time for an upgrade, it's time to snag a brand new flatware set.

When looking for a good flatware set, prioritize material and durability. Stainless steel sets age better and lasts longer. Look out for the 18/10 mark that signifies 18% chromium and 10% nickel used in the steel composition. The lower the ratio of nickel used, the higher the propensity for corrosion and rusting. If you're splurging on a pricey flatware set, save that to show off during the holiday season or at dinner parties and snag a cheaper set for everyday use.

Make sure the flatware set you end up buying is dishwasher friendly, feels heavy in weight, comfortable to use, and pairs well with your table décor theme.

Here, the best flatware sets.

Mepra Fantasia Color Flatware Set

Add a hint of color to your table with this chic Italian flatware set. And if you want to go all out, pair the set with bright colored or patterned dinnerware.

CB2 20-Piece Stiletto Shiny Silver Flatware Set

This classy 20-piece set from CB2 comes in a brushed gold and silver finish that dresses up your dinner table. It's sure to make everyday meals an exciting affair.

Fortessa Tableware Solutions Arezzo Flatware

This copper flatware set will give your table a warm, welcoming hue. It also takes the idiom "fit for a king" to a whole new level.

Alessi KnifeForkSpoon Stainless Steel Flatware Set

If you love upscale yet minimal cutlery, this flatware set from Alessi is for you. Bonus points for the beautifully shaped oval spoons.

Design Within Reach Almoco Flatware

This matte black flatware set from Design Within Reach is incredibly chic and will last you a lifetime. If you love a good contrast, pair it with stark white dinnerware.

Farmhouse Pottery American-Made Woodstock Flatware

Modern farmhouse lovers will adore this rustic, USA-made flatware set from Farmhouse Pottery.

CB2 20-Piece Stiletto Shiny Silver Flatware Set

We love this ultra-skinny flatware set from CB2 for an eye-catching contemporary look. Picture stabbing a piece of potato with that sleek and shapely fork. Enticing, isn't it?

Mepra Italian Flatware

Give your table a dramatic air with this shiny black Italian flatware set.

Anthropologie Rediscovered Flatware

For a truly classic look, opt for this unique flatware collection which features mismatched antique pieces.

Snowe Classic Flatware

For good-quality everyday classic flatware, this set from Snowe is ideal.

Anthropologie Doma Flatware

Looking to bring the bling to your dinner table? This gold Anthropologie flatware is shiny and dainty—it's like jewelry for your table.

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