Tell me about your POSH cutlery?

(46 Posts)
Dotheskankyleg Sat 02-Apr-16 18:39:36

I want posh cutlery. I'm fed up with our dull cutlery, I think the last one was Viners from John Lewis. I've decided why wait until we go out, to eat with posh cutlery? I hate the ones that come in different colours to match your kitchen assessor insect, can't stand light cutlery,and don't like p,win thin necked cutlery.

Features I'm looking for include:

Stainless steel
Must have a pattern or design on the handles (but none of those coloured ones)
Heavy cutlery, no lightweight forks etc
At least 24 piece
Stays shiny, is that possible?

I've searched Amazon and eBay but not coming up with much. Villeroy and Boch are all dreadfully plain so also is Vines. I've checked Argos and JL all frightfully dull.

Please what do people use? Is there a best brand type that's known for its durability?. Budget is about £60-80. I'm dreaming aren't I?

BertrandRussell Sat 02-Apr-16 18:43:45

Tricky. How would you feel about looking in an antique market for "vintage"? Or is that not your style?

Dotheskankyleg Sat 02-Apr-16 18:48:55

My spellchecker seems to have gone bonkers, apologies.

I don't mind vintage at all so long as it matches my requirements for a really beautiful set I'd be willing to even push up my budget, a little bit. So if you know of any please link here.

Lighteningirll Sat 02-Apr-16 18:59:18

I've been looking at vintage and new for a couple of years not found anything under £200 I like so we keep shelving it.

MythologicalPersonage Sat 02-Apr-16 19:00:27

WMF is worth a look. I have one of their teaspoons that came with an egg cup set and that has stood up to continuous use over a few years. The link below is worth checking out although I think you need to hold cutlery and see how the weight is distributed before buying.
www.ecookshop.co.uk/ecookshop/product.asp?pid=1285129903

I think I would go for a brushed cutlery set next time I need to buy one as it can stand up to heavy use more.

SpaceKablooie Sat 02-Apr-16 19:06:48

We have Robert Welsh (Welch?) cutlery. It's really nice, and you could add to it over time as you can buy things individually.

Dotheskankyleg Sat 02-Apr-16 19:08:35

Lighten - oh dear! Looks like my taste might be above my budget in that case.

Myth - I've never heard of brushed cutlery, so might try that as well. I'll just check your link.

Please keep the comments coming!

Nanasueathome Sat 02-Apr-16 19:08:36

Alessi do really nice cutlery sets as well

CantStickCabbage Sat 02-Apr-16 19:10:29

Robert Welch do some lovely cutlery, although I'm not sure about the staying shiny. A 24 piece set seems to be about £100 - what size of set were you wanting?

Dotheskankyleg Sat 02-Apr-16 19:11:26

Is contemporary cutlery meant to be light and vintage heavy? Does anyone know? All the ones I've seen seem to be as light as a feather. I really like feeling my
Cutlery. What do you all use when you have guests to dinner?

CantStickCabbage Sat 02-Apr-16 19:11:39

Cross post with Space! And I see you did say at least 24 pieces.

trixymalixy Sat 02-Apr-16 19:11:42

My posh cutlery is by Arne Jacobsen for Georg Jensen.

David mellor cutlery is also nice. Not sure if too £££ though.

Coldtoeswarmheart Sat 02-Apr-16 19:12:38

We have Arthur Price Bead cutlery and I love it. We use it every day. Not cheap but I see it discounted at outlet-type stores sometimes.

Jaimx86 Sat 02-Apr-16 19:14:03

Was going to start a similar thread on wine glasses. Will wait and see how much I spend on cutlery first grin

acazc Sat 02-Apr-16 19:14:07

We have these: http://www.tabletoptraders.co.uk/details.aspx?p=12632&pkey=32508&utmsource=Googlee_Shopping&utmmedium=Free&utmm_term=Sophie%20Conran%20Rivelin%2044%20Piece%20Set%20of%20Cutlery%20for%206&utmcontent=Listing&utmm_campaign=SHOPPING&gclid=CKW0oKLH8MsCFUyeGwodEzkMgQ

Ricksheadtilt Sat 02-Apr-16 19:15:49

We had an Arthur Price set for our engagement present off pil. It certainly ticks the shiny & remaining so ... Ours isn't patterned, but the handles aren't a standard shape iyswim. Ours could possibly be a little lightweight for you (but I find the "balance" really good on them). I imagine they have a huge range to choose from though. Debenhams stick Arthur Price.

MythologicalPersonage Sat 02-Apr-16 19:17:45

Viners Studio is an interesting retro design although I think they have reissued it so I don't know if you can be sure that you are buying the original version.

FinallyHere Sat 02-Apr-16 19:29:25

Another vote for Robert Welsh here, just love their designs. Very clean lines. Lovely.

MadisonMontgomery Sat 02-Apr-16 19:29:38

I have Arthur Price in the Dubarry pattern - it's a really nice weight. Mine is silver but I assume the stainless steel is similar quality.

SpaceKablooie Sat 02-Apr-16 19:31:57

Yes, my Robert Welsh cutlery has stayed shiny, and is pleasingly heavy smile.

Dotheskankyleg Sat 02-Apr-16 19:33:41

I'm reading all your comments! Just googling the various design names as they're coming in.

Ive stumbled across a site bryandouglas.co.uk antique silver, my oh my! But doubt I could afford it.

Nicknamegrief Sat 02-Apr-16 19:36:48

Tk maxx is well worth a look. We have got an couple of sets from there for less than your budget (one 6 and one 8 person) in total. Obviously it is a bit of a labour of love and chance.

BennyTheBall Sat 02-Apr-16 19:37:01

Our nice cutlery (for dinner parties) is Arthur Price. I love the weight of it. We don't put it in the dishwasher, so it's kept for large dinners.

We also have an everyday set by Robert Welch.

I like plain, clean lines - no patterns or engraving.

Dotheskankyleg Sat 02-Apr-16 20:08:08

I was hoping the Arthur Price ones would be what I'm looking for but alas! They're very slim and plain, no engravings..., I want engravings, and they need to feel substantial if that makes any sense.

Dotheskankyleg Sat 02-Apr-16 20:09:07

Yes TkMaxx can be very hit and miss, but I'll pop into my local.

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