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Learn More About Flatware From ehow.com

Ammonite Mirror Set

Flatware is the term that describes the utensils used at mealtimes.  There are  several styles of flatware, although function remains the same. A consideration  for many buyers is the weight of the flatware. Each weight has its own level of  durability. Medium weight flatware is used in homes and restaurants where items  may be lost; this isn’t the weight you want for lifetime pieces. Heavy duty  flatware also is common in homes and restaurants and is of higher quality

Read more:  About Flatware | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_8259806_flatware.html#ixzz2PQDZdaJA

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Customer Comments

Customer Comments

A recent purchaser of our Fiesta Collection pieces wrote the following:
“Thanks so much for your prompt response to my issue. You and your company have given me the best service imaginable! Thanks again!”

We thank all of you who take time out to write about your pleasant experience with us.

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?

Eighteen Ten

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.

 

Interesting Terminology

We find it rather odd that Wikipedia, the world’s most-used encyclopedia, does not directly deal with the term “flatware”.  At best, you will be referred to “Tableware” which they go as far as including cutlery.  They state:  “In the United States, tableware is most commonly referred to as dinnerware. Dinnerware can be meant to include glassware, however not flatware.”

We have learned, however, that most people who visit our site (hhtp://cambridgesilversmiths.com) use the key words “flatware” and “silverware” equally.  It suggests that in these times, more and more people are not purchasing silverware like they used to.  Regardless, we are pleased that whichever key word they use, they will still be able to find us.

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!

Smart Phone Home Page

Smart Phone Home Page

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!

Top Engagement Gifts of 2012!

One of the most popular shopping idea web sites is www.gifts.com.  In their list of the top 12 engagement gifts for 2012 is a cutlery set.  Did you know that Cambridge offers some 47 cutlery and cutlery-related choices for you to choose from when shopping for an engagement gift?  You’ll be surprised not only at the wide selection, but also the great values you will find when you click on “cutlery” on the top of our home page at www.cambridgesilversmiths.com.  You’ll be glad you did!

 

Cambridge Ratings Soar

On a recent visit to cooking.com, it was obvious that Cambridge Silversmiths’ flatware is being reviewed more favorably each day.  On their first page, you will see that six patterns are featured (one with four color variations).  Of the six, five were rated 4 stars or better! The two that were rated highest were Jubilee and Codie Mirror each getting four-and-a-half stars.  Keep checking our home page for new products and sales.  You’ll be glad you did.