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Choosing your cutlery

Stainless steel cutlery is a classic when it comes to tableware. Stainless steel is an alloy based on iron and carbon, to which various proportions of chromium and nickel are added. The more chromium, the more corrosion-resistant the cutlery. The more nickel, the less likely the cutlery will bend. Cutlery with wooden or plastic handles is less resistant, but creates a wider variety of fancy designs. Cutlery with stainless steel, plastic or varnished wood handles is dishwasher-safe.

They're part of our daily lives, and we use them every time we eat. Cutlery is indispensable, whether you're enjoying a festive meal or simply stirring your coffee during a well-deserved break. So it's essential to choose them with care.

Finding the perfect cutlery

They're not just accessories. Of course, they have an undeniable practical side, but that's not all. Cutlery can also be an elegant finishing touch to any table. Presented in the form of a menagère, they are a top-of-the-range gift. Cutlery can be designed for everyday or festive use. There is an infinite choice of designs, from the most sober to the most original. Choosing the right cutlery is not an easy task. First of all, it's essential to determine whether the cutlery you're choosing is for everyday use, or for a special occasion. Different materials will then be used. In the first case, stainless steel is perfect. It's tough and easy to clean (dishwasher-safe). In the second case, silver can be used to delight guests. In the first case, the focus is on practicality. In the second, aesthetics. There are many different types of cutlery. You may prefer to buy mismatched pieces for a unique style or, on the contrary, prefer a set of identical pieces. There are simple, contemporary designs, but also cutlery that has been carefully crafted by experienced artisans. The price will be characteristically very different. In addition to the classic forks, knives and spoons (large and small), you can also find other cutlery such as a salad set, made from a material that withstands vinegar.

Buying cutlery is a real pleasure

The world of dinner services has expanded. It's possible to find models with totally unbelievable shapes, all curved, for example. Colors are also coming into their own. It's not just silver stainless steel that's available. You can vary the pleasures with cutlery in pretty yellow or rose gold. You can also brighten up your table with chic black or even rainbow-colored pieces (ideal for weddings). In addition to style, you'll need to take a look at the materials used, as there are different types of stainless steel. These differences are due to the presence of other elements such as nickel or chromium. Steel 18/10 contains 10% of the former and 18% of the latter. Chromium is used to reinforce the cutlery's durability. Nickel is used for shine. This metal is not always used. 18/0 steel contains no nickel. It is mainly used in cutlery, as it allows the knife to be sharpened more easily. This is the steel for everyday cutlery. Steel 18/0, on the other hand, is favored by luxury tables. Once you've chosen your style and material, you'll need to select your cutlery from a wide range of brands. Are you looking for top-of-the-range cutlery used by top restaurateurs? Amefa, Eternum or Couzon will satisfy you. Prefer models with a history? Lou Laguiole has the cutlery to match your desires. Last but not least, cutlery can be a great gift. Boxed, they can be kept for a long time and are perfect for a newly-wed couple or a house-warming gift. Choose 18/10 steel products for added luxury. And if you can't decide between several types of cutlery, why not buy them all? That way, you can treat yourself every day.
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