What to look for when searching for the Best Silverware Sets.
When you try to evaluate the silverware out on the market, there are three key factors to consider, the steel used in the process, the balance and feel of the utensils, and perhaps most important of all, the design.
The "stainless" in stainless steel comes from the addition of nickel, a corrosion resistant metal that is very expensive. The nickel can be added when the raw steel itself is being smelted. The ideal stainless is made from 10% percent nickel and goes by designation of 18/10 stainless. Some manufacturers will use a cheaper, lower grade steel to make their silverware in order to keep their costs down, and this is designated 18/0. The best silverware sets will list the 18/10 stainless steel in their descriptors. Beware if the steel is described as 18/0 or not listed at all. This is a warning that this silverware is made from inferior steel and more likely to tarnish with use..

The second factor to consider is the balance and feel of the silverware. Here at Ian Wilson Designs, we go through many rounds of designing and redesigning in order to make sure the utensils feel great when we use them. While this is obviously a subjective decision, we keep reworking our pieces until they feel just right. We are sure you will understand this the first time you pick up our silverware.

The first two factors are really reasons not to consider any silverware as the best. In order to qualify as one of the best silverware sets, the material must be 18/10 stainless, and the utensils must feel "right". Once the sets have made it past these two hurdles, it is time to look at the design. In order to be thought of the best, the silverware must do more than just sit in the background of the table setting. It must stand out. Because our flatware is cast, not forged or stamped, more creativity is possible, and our designs stand above everything else on the market. Where it be the twisting vines that make up the handles of Grape Vine Set, the dolphin tails blending onto the bowls of the Seashell Set, or the lattice work of the Gothic Set, our designers take advantage of the casting process.to create truly eye-catching silverware.

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