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Know More About What You Are Buying

Tableware TODAYTableware TODAY magazine has an online site that gives you all the knowledge you will ever need to know about flatware in its Metals Glossary at http://www.tablewaretoday.com/TTMetal_Glossary1.htm. You learn about castings, finishes and other things that you will be able to factor into your decision-making process when buying flatware. Hope you enjoy it!

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Bridal Shopping?

Tuscany Mirror SetOne of the most conveninent places to shop online for beautiful flatware, like this Tuscany Mirror set (shown), for the bridge and groom is our website: http://www.cambridgesilversmiths.com. You can get started right at our home page by clicking on the word “Bridal”. We’ve already selected an array of popular elegant flatware that will brighten up the new couple’s tables for the many happy years to come.

Check out the Wedding Registry at Amazon.com

WeddingIt’s easy and it’s fun. You can pick the room you want to shop for which in our case, of course, would be the kitchen. We have lots of flatware on the site in addition to the Farberware collections. Just go to the site below. Happy Wedding!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/wedding/homepage//ref=pe_224060_28268130_pe_stripe//

What does flatware that is labeled18/10 mean?

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We get a lot of questions among comsumers asking what 18/10 means.  Simply put, 18/10 means 18% chromium and 10% nickel.   The 18% chromium is what makes stainless steel – stainless.  Without chromium, the steel can oxidize and rust.   A common misperception is that these numbers refer to the weight of stainless flatware.  These numbers have nothing to do with weight.  These numbers are common in the industry and refer only to the percentage of chromium and nickel that is used in the manufacture of the stainless steel alloy used to make the flatware.  The first number is the percent of chromium in the alloy.  Chromium content is what give stainless it’s strength.  The second number is the percent of nickel.  Nickel is what gives stainless it’s shine and rust-resistance.

As stated on eBay, “18/10 and 18/8 are the optimal amounts of chromium and nickel for stainless steel flatware and are regarded as the highest level of quality.   Some people think that 18/10 is better than 18/8 but in reality there is no difference and both are the highest level of quality.   On the other hand, 18/0 is different and most of the cheaper stainless steel is 18/0.  If numbers are not offered, many times it is because it is 18/0 or the lower level of quality.  Most of the time if stainless is 18/8 or 18/10 the seller will let you know that since it is a selling point if flatware is 18/8 or 18/10.

We hope this input is helpful when making your next flatware purchase.

 

Entertaining at Home During the Holidays?

If you are hosting a holiday party, you may want to read these top ten tips from a real pro, Clinton Kelly at http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/menus/10-holiday-entertaining-tips-from-clinton-kelly.htm .  And, when he mentions buying some quality cookware, please don’t forget Cambridge Silversmiths!  We can help make your holidays a bit more shiny and bright.Holiday Entertaining

Customer Service Comment

We keep hearing back from our customers about our customer service folks.

Here is the latest:

Thank you so much for your response.  Your customer service department has
already taken care of my request.  In fact, I have already received the
replacement.  I cannot express in words just how satisfied I am as a customer.
Your company’s customer servcice is the epitome of what every company in
America should strive to be.  I know this may seem like an over-the-top comment
but I truly mean it.  It is nice to know that there are companies in America who
still value patronage!

Cambridge Set Hits Top Spot on Cooking.com!

We are very proud to announce that our 45-pc. Ammonite Mirror Service for 8 Flatware Set is currently the Number One Spotlighted flatware on this dynamic site.  The set was given 4.5 stars out of a possible 5 and a total of 31 reviews, most of which are raves.  Here are a few of them:

I am very pleased with this flatwear.  They feel heavy and well balanced and  great quality. I have already recommended them to friends and family.

I shopped and shopped, online and in department stores, for a flatware pattern  that I liked.  I’m VERY picky.  As soon as I saw it on cooking.com (and I never  saw it in a department store) I knew my searching was over!  With all the other  great reviews on this product I knew that the quality would be great.  They came  with a 25 year warranty!! They are the right size, right weight, and unique  looking. Soon I will order a second set.  I couldn’t be more pleased and hope  that this will be the last flatware I ever buy.

I think this is a wonderful set.  I chose it because of it’s unique design.   When I received it, I wasn’t aware the great quality of the metal.  That made me  love the set even more.  It’s is a little pricey, but, I wanted the item and you  get what you pay for.  No complaints about the product at all.

And there are lots more!  We wish to express our gratitude for these kind words from these great customers.

Cambridge Goes Mobile!

Now shopping for Cambridger Silversmiths flatware and accessories when you are on the go is easier than ever!  You can access our new mobile Internet site just by putting in the traditional URL (www.cambridgesilversmiths.com) in your search engine and you will see a simplified version of our web site containing all the same information but in a more readable form for your mobile device. No more squinting or hard-to-see navigation!  We hope you like it!

If You Are a Single Woman…

There is an interesting new blog that single women of all ages will appreciate.  It’s called “Common Sense Financial Management for Women”.  It’s located at http://financialmanagementwomen.blogspot.com/.  It does not deal specifically with flatware but since so many of our site visitors are single women, we’re passing it on to you in the event you might enjoy.  We hope it will be useful as well as entertaining.

If you never bought flatware before….

It’s amazing how little people know about buying flatware.  Obviously, the major part of making the final purchase decision is style.  In fact, it would be hard to   quantify in percentage numbers just how high that number would be in terms of importance.  It’s a safe bet, however that it would be over 50%.  But there are other reasons to buy a particular set of flatware.  There’s the finish, the actual composition, the feel and more.  One of the better places on the Web to learn more about flatware is About.com.  This has a brief and very informative page that can tell you all you really need to know to make a smart purchase.  You can visit it at http://housewares.about.com/od/kitchenwareaccessories/f/ststeel_RO.htm.  Happy shopping!