Flatware Sets | Silverware Sets
Flatware and Silverware, also known as cutlery, is any hand kitchenware used to prepare, serve, and most importantly eat food. They are the utensils that are used throughout a dining experience and to set up a dinner table. Flatware is used within different types of settings like the home or restaurants and is highly portable. Different types of Flatware are used for certain meals depending on the importance and formality of the occasion or event. The care of the Flatware depends on its materiality, like metal, plastic, or wood, and lifespan.
It is recommended to have enough sets of flatware to serve between 8 to 12 people and a couple of more sets in case unexpected guests come over. Flatware is often sold by place setting which consists of a dinner fork, salad fork, dinner knife, teaspoon, and tablespoon.
Flatware is typically made of metal such as sterling silver, sometimes gold, silver, and pewter. Flatware can also be made of plastic for disposable use with fast-food or outdoor use, wood, and some flatware can also be made of edible materials like dried grains such rice, millets, or wheat.
The most common types of cutlery used in restaurants are knives as they are a versatile tool, spoons that can be used within a variety of dishes, and dinner forks which are highly functional. Other common types of cutlery include salad forks, teaspoons, and steak knives.