Maxwell’s Top Flatware Picks: Very High to Very Low — Best Flatware 2014

for $3.99
Joanne Hudson

Note to readers: I updated this post with all links and choices and made additions to my selections last year, but kept many of the great comments, which you’ll see down below because I thought they were helpful. for $300 (on sale now for $185)
Neiman Marcus

2. Your flatware is a utilitarian expression of who you are. for $129
Restoration Hardware

London Flatware by David Mellor
5 Pcs. for $20

CB2’s Aviation
20 Pcs for $60

5. If it’s great for you, it’s going to be great for company. for $85
MoMA Shop

Alessi LCD02
Castiglioni Pier Giacomo, et al – 1930’s
5 Pcs. LOW

IKEA’s Svit
20 Pcs. DISPOSABLE

Tablee Disposable

3 Pcs. for $102
Heath

Gio Ponti Sambonet in Matte
Gio Ponti
5 Pcs. MEDIUM

KnifeForkSpoon Set
Jasper Morrison – 2004
5 Pieces for $46.40
Amazon

Almoco in Black, Silver, Copper or Gold
5 Pieces for $53
Design Within Reach

Oslo Cutlery in Matte Black, Steel and Gold
5 Pcs. Replacing the tools you eat with is not only a practical upgrade, it’s a super satisfying way to make a big statement on your table (Check out my Top Dinnerware Picks here). HIGH

Magnum
Don Wallance – 1968
5 Pcs for $145
Canoe

David Mellor Chelsea
Corin Mellor – 2011
5 Pieces for $96
Heath Ceramics

Dubost Family Laguiole – 19th Century
5 Pcs for $89
Williams-Sonoma

Carrs English Collection in Rumbled Silverplate
5 Pcs. for $100
Alessi Shop

3. Tip #1 – Buy the best you can afford and keep it for a long time. (Image credits: Maxwell Ryan; Chambly; Wallace Silversmiths; Canoe; Heath; Williams-Sonoma; Heath; OK LA; Didriks; Alessi; DWR.com; Canvas; Kate Spade; Sur la table; Crate and Barrel; West Elm; IKEA; Crate and Barrel; CB2; Joanne Hudson) Tip #2 – Only buy/have one set of everyday flatware that you LOVE. 1.

Updated: 02.12.2014 — 22:12