Eat in style: the right flatware for every occasion
Flatware must meet two needs: the aesthetic emphasis on table decoration and ergonomic design for a pleasant eating sensation. You’ll find a wide range of ZWILLING flatware and flatware sets in the ZWILLING online shop, for everyday use or for the perfect evening with friends — for 6 to 12 people.
Which cutlery belongs in a classic flatware set?
If you are setting the table for up to three courses, then you should include the following four pieces of cutlery:
Every flatware set contains this cutlery. You will find, however, that some flatware sets contain five or six pieces. What’s different?
5-piece flatware sets
If you want to buy a 5-piece flatware set, besides the four usual pieces, these contain a dessert fork for firm desserts. This allows you to be flexible about which dish you cook and how you want to set the table.
What is a stand-up knife?
Are you looking for a special eyecatcher on the tabletop? Then delight your guests with a stand-up knife. You’ll find this, for example, in the BELLASERA series from ZWILLING. The knife handle forms a cavity when placed on the table, so that it stands up, with the blade touching the table. This knife is particularly easy to pick up and put down again.
Flatware design: high-quality stainless steel flatware sets, in silver and rose gold
Today’s good flatware is made from stainless steel. 18/10 stainless steel in particular shows its advantages as it is low-corrosion and impressive at first glance thanks to its high-quality design. You can buy stainless steel flatware either polished or matt. Stainless steel flatware is also easy to care for as you simply put it in the dishwasher after use. Stainless steel is resistant to acids in food and, in contrast to, say, silverware, does not change the taste of the food.
Do you want to bring color to the table?
Then we have something for you too. Flatware with PVC coatings in rose gold or black is unusual and particularly stylish. If you want to be offbeat and on trend, you should consider black flatware.
Buying kids’ flatware: what should I be aware of?
If you have small guests at your table, then you need specialty flatware that is adapted to tiny hands and mouths. Flatware for kids is shaped so that they can learn to eat while playing. The handles are wider and the fork prongs rounded in case the fork doesn’t land where it should. Knives too have a blunt blade to cut soft food and there is no risk of injury. The cute motifs increase the enjoyment of eating and look good on the set table.
Top tip: Kids’ flatware as a gift idea
Flatware for kids is ideal as a gift idea for special occasions. Gift high-quality kids cutlery for example when a child is born, for a baptism or on a child’s birthday.
You can also clean stainless steel flatware properly.
You can simply put stainless steel flatware in the dishwasher with your pots, pans and dinnerware. To keep it shiny, use dishwasher salts regularly and open the door immediately after the wash cycle, to let the steam escape. Otherwise stains will form and you will have trouble cleaning your cutlery afterwards.
We hope you have fun choosing your flatware at the ZWILLING online shop.