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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.