Which cutlery to choose? Overview

Which cutlery to choose? Overview
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Cutlery is an essential piece of equipment in every kitchen. They must be of high quality because you use them every day. You should choose a solid and durable set, resistant to scratches and mechanical damage. Cutlery is also a decoration of a table so it should be both functional and elegant.

What materials can cutlery be made of?

On the market we can find silver or stainless steel cutlery. Occasionally we can see accessories made of wood, bamboo or plastic. However this type of cutlery has not taken over Polish kitchens

Stainless steel

This is cutlery, which is never in short supply in stores. Most often they appear in kitchens. First of all, because they are relatively cheap and easily accessible. The choice in stores is countless – stainless steel distinguishes both smaller and larger sets. Their design is also varied

They are often simple minimalist pieces with delicate decorations or cutlery in different shapes, such as leaf-shaped cake spoons. Moreover, there is nothing to prevent this type of cutlery from being washed in the dishwasher. The stainless steel contained in kitchen items is divided into two types

  • 18/10 stainless steel – contains 18% chromium and 10% nickel. It is extremely resistant to rusting. It is distinguished by high gloss. This type of cutlery is of high quality, completely food safe and scratch resistant. Not suitable for people allergic to nickel;
  • 18/0 stainless steel – this steel contains 18% chromium and the rest is iron. It is less common than the one shown above. Suitable for people allergic to nickel, but less resistant to mechanical damage


If you care about beautiful tableware, silver cutlery will be perfect. It should be remembered that in stores their choice is much smaller than the one of stainless steel accessories. In addition, they cannot be washed in the dishwasher and require polishing

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The best cutlery on the market – ranking

  1. Karl Hausmann MONICA – 72 elements

This set consists of 72 elements made of stainless steel. The whole set is closed in an elegant black case with gold details. The set includes forks for meat, tongs for sugar cubes and spoons for sauces

  1. Zwieger Toledo – 24 pieces

This is a high quality set consisting of 24 items made of 18/10 stainless steel. They are dishwasher safe. The set is intended for 6 people. It includes classic knives, spoons and dessert spoons. Cutlery has a minimalist design without unnecessary decorations

  1. Gerlach Mango – 24 items

This is a set of cutlery made by Polish company with very long tradition. The elements are made of stainless steel 18/10 class with high gloss. Thanks to nickel content they are extremely resistant to mechanical damage so they can be washed in a dishwasher. Set intended for 6 people consists of classic knives, spoons and dessert spoons

  1. WMF Bellano – 30 elements

The cutlery was produced by German brand Bellano. The set consists of 30 items for 6 people. The elements were made of matte 18/10 stainless steel patented by WMF Bellano. They are characterized by increased resistance to scratches and damage.

  1. Silver-plated cutlery Hefra American style – 24 elements

They are called the Polish luxury product. They were made of plated silver of high purity 999. It is a set of cutlery designed for 6 people. It includes classic knives, spoons and teaspoons. It was made with the highest attention to detail. The elements have asymmetrical line and delicate decorations in the shape of twigs

  1. Black and Gold Whiskey Rocks Cutlery – 24 pieces

This is a unique Portuguese style cutlery. Designed for people who do not like silver tableware. The items are made of stainless steel in gold-black color with matte finish. The set consists of classic knives, spoons and tea spoons.

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