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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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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

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.

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.

 

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!

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 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 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.

The Best Wedding Movies Ever!

ImageIf you are engaged or recently wed, your mind may have been on watching a wedding movie possibly for some ideas.  Even if not, you may just like those kind of movies.  Now you can see TLC Weddings’ “10 Best Wedding Movies of ALL Time”.

Go to  http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/weddings/10-best-wedding-movies.htm.  As they say on the site: “Somewhere in the details of planning a wedding, things get a little too serious”.  So enjoy an interlude of some fun and find out how many of these wonderful movies you have seen.  Let us know if you agree with their list.