Post # 1
Any recommendations on the best long withstanding silverware?
I currently have a set of Oneida 18/0 silverware and it is starting to rust only after a couple of years. I’m thinking of registering for a 18/10 set, but I’m not sure what is the best. Thoughts? What silverware did you register for? Are you happy with it?
Post # 3
I was going to recommend Oneida, I added a second set to compliment the one we have becuase I love the patterna and durability. You should call them they may have a warrenty program.
Post # 4
We registered for an Oneida stainless steel set. Our registry consultant told us no one ever registers for REAL sterling silver flatware anymore, because its 600 dollars a place setting.
We luckily also got a set of sterling silver flatware passed down from my FI’s gramma.
Post # 5
@jacinda10: I wanted to register for real silver, and couldn’t figure out why I can’t find it in stores – I had no idea it was worth that much! I think we can use the every day cutlery with the nice plates.
Post # 6
Until recently, I didn’t know there was a difference between silverware and just flatware. I want a nice set of stainless flatware, not real silverware. Real silverware is too expensive 🙁
Post # 7
Its disgustingly expensive, and I’d be surprised if any guests would ever buy it.
I’m so glad we got passed down a set, even just to use once and a while.
Its so annoying anyway – you have to polish it all the time, its very very high maintenance.
Post # 8
We did stainless too. But I did find these babies while I was websurfing. Woah.
I have furniture that didn’t cost as much.
Post # 9
The key to real silverware is eBay.
We registered for real silverware and didn’t get any purchased from the shop. I have the cash we were given tracked in a spreadsheet and am slowly buying the silverware off of eBay. It’s still expensive, but NO WHERE close to the new purchase price! It’s maybe $150/setting, instead of $800!!
Post # 10
@coffeegal85: I just went through the choice of “silverware” as in stainless steel with nickel and chromium mixed in.
The key is the 18/10 contains a higher percentage of nickel and chromium alloying your silverware to retain its shine and quality longer. As you noticed the 18/0 does not contain these important materials and will rust, especially if you wash/dry in the dishwasher.
There is also 18/8 out there and from what I have read is really the same thing as 18/10 just a bit less expensive. Apparently the percentages of nickel and chromium aren’t as specific and the 18/8 versus 18/10 is just a marketing ploy….who knows?
I just registered for Oneida Corduroy (18/10). My grandmother has a set of Oneida that she has had for as long as I can remember and it still looks great (and they STILL have her design available).
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
18/10 is the best I’m pretty sure 🙂 We’re registered for Oneida Michealangelo. I really hope we get it, haha.