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Cutlery sets

Cutlery sets are the foundation of a well laid table and we have the best range to suit all dining situations, from alfresco to formal and travel. For a complete collection, be sure to pick up a quality steak knife set.

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Choosing the right cutlery set for your needs

Whether you enjoy casual catering or formal dining, it’s worth investing in a good cutlery set. A cutlery set isn’t something you purchase often, so it’s important to find a set that looks and feels just right. Both functional and aesthetic, cutlery sets can be affordable and utilitarian for everyday use or exquisitely handcrafted and elegant for special occasions.

At Kitchen Warehouse, we have expertly crafted cutlery to cater to every number of guests and every type of dining table and situation. With iconic brands like Stanley Rogers and Laguiole by Andre Verdier, find your perfect cutlery set to make every dining moment unforgettable!

Factors to consider when buying cutlery

There’s a lot to keep in mind when purchasing a cutlery set. Here are some considerations:

  • Style - Cutlery can be modern and minimal or classic and highly ornate.

  • Material - You can find cutlery sets crafted from a variety of materials, including stainless steel, silver plated, sterling silver, acrylic and plastic for children’s cutlery sets.

  • Budget - The price of a cutlery set depends on how many pieces it contains and the materials used to craft it.

  • Durability - Do you plan on using your cutlery sets every day, once a week or only for special occasions? A stainless steel cutlery set is your best option for regular use.

  • Variety - Cutlery sets cater to all types of dining and cuisines. They can include everything from table knives and forks to soup spoons, cake forks, coffee spoons and even chopsticks. Pick the configuration that best suits your needs.

  • Lifestyle - Do you tend to dine informally with family and friends or throw elaborate events?

  • Weight and balance - The cutlery should be a good weight, not too light, and be comfortable to hold.

Stainless steel vs silver plated cutlery

Stainless steel cutlery is incredibly durable, shiny and resistant to rust, dents and scratches. Silver plated cutlery is cutlery that has had a silver coating placed over another metal and is the closest in appearance to expensive sterling silver cutlery.

The durability of stainless steel cutlery sets make them ideal for everyday use, while silver plated cutlery sets are generally reserved for special occasions that call for more formality.

Knowing stainless steel grade for cutlery

Stainless steel cutlery is often available in four official qualities: 13/10, 18/0, 18/8, 18/10. These numbers refer to the percentages of chromium and nickel in the stainless steel alloy. For example, 18/10 means 18% chromium and 10% nickel. Chromium provides hardness and resistance to rust and corrosion, while nickel enhances rust-resistance and gives cutlery its lustre.

At Kitchen Warehouse, you can find stainless steel cutlery sets manufactured using the highest grade stainless steel for a beautiful polished surface and durability.

The importance of having a good cutlery set

Whether you set the table occasionally or every night, a good quality cutlery set will see you through many years of shared dining experiences. While functional, cutlery also plays an integral role in your overall dining setting. It enhances your table aesthetic, creates a mood and determines whether the occasion will be an informal get-together or a formal event that exudes elegance and fine taste. Tailor your cutlery sets to your unique dining needs with our extensive range for every situation.

Knife sets for every occasion

A knife set gives every table setting the right type of knife they need to cut the food on their plate. You can find basic knife sets with everyday knives and specialist knife sets made for a single purpose. Check out some of the most popular types:

  • Table knife - A standard table knife set contains smooth-edged knives with a rounded point, made for slicing through food in conjunction with a table fork and spreading butter onto food. Check out our Debutante Table Knife Set by Laguiole by Andre Verdier.

  • Steak knife set - Steak knives are table knives with a serrated edge made for easily slicing through cooked meat, such as steak and chicken. The Tramontina Churrasco Traditional Cutlery Set 12pc is a combination steak knife and table fork set.

  • Cheese knife set - Cheese knives are specialist knives that are uniquely shaped for cutting through different hard and soft cheeses.

Quality cutlery sets to give as gifts

Cutlery sets make thoughtful gifts for special occasions, such as housewarming parties, weddings and birthdays. We have stunning cutlery sets to elevate every dining setting and complement every personal style.

Pick up a cutlery set from the prestigious Stanley Rogers range, including 16pc and 56 piece cutlery sets. Dine in style with timeless cutlery from favourite collections like Stanley Rogers Baguette, Stanley Rogers Chelsea, Stanley Rogers Bolero and Stanley Rogers Soho.

Boxed cutlery sets are beautifully presented and ready for giving as gifts. Discover quality craftsmanship with Laguiole by Andre Verdier Debutant Cutlery Sets, including butter knife sets, dessert spoon sets and fun multicolour sets. We also have boxed cutlery sets by Splayd made with premium stainless steel.

Cutlery accessories and must-haves

Cutlery is just one part of arranging a unified table setting. These extra accessories are made to complement your cutlery sets and make serving and eating your meals easier and more enjoyable:

  • Salad servers

  • Cake servers

  • Placemats and coasters

  • Decanters

  • Napkins and napkin rings

  • Knife block set

  • Serving platters

  • Serving jugs

  • Dessert bowls

Cookware, appliances and dinnerware pieces to buy with your cutlery set

Make the most of your cutlery sets by using them to devour delicious food! These other items can help you prepare and cook wonderful meals to eat around the family dining table:

  • Cookware sets

  • Saucepans

  • Casserole dishes

  • Frypans

  • Saute pans

  • Kettles

  • Wok

  • Stockpot

  • Grill pan

Maintenance, cleaning and care

Stainless steel cutlery is easy to care for and clean as it’s dishwasher-safe. Most cutlery sets can be popped into the dishwasher with everything else while some are recommended to be washed by hand. Always check the care instructions on your individual product.

Brands we know and trust

Pick up the cutlery set you need at amazing prices below RRP when you shop at Kitchen Warehouse. We have household names like Maxwell & Williams, Tablekraft, Noritake, Robert Welch, Splayd and Salt & Pepper.

Buying online with Kitchen Warehouse

At Kitchen Warehouse, you can be confident that your online shopping experience will be a successful one from the very first order. With the latest in kitchenware, tableware, bakeware, glassware, dinnerware and more, we have everything you need to complete your kitchen, dining table and home. Simply browse our extensive categories, add items to a wishlist or checkout now with free delivery to your door over $100. Got a special occasion coming up? Celebrate it in style with a Kitchen Warehouse gift card that can be spent online or in-store!

FAQs:

What is a full set of cutlery? Cutlery sets can vary from everyday sets for family meals to comprehensive sets with specialty pieces for eating a wide range of dishes. A standard modern cutlery set will contain five cutlery pieces for four settings at the table. This includes a table knife, table fork, salad fork, dessert spoon and a teaspoon.

How many cutlery sets should I have? As a general rule, you should have as many cutlery sets as you do dinner sets to accommodate everyone that typically sits at the dining table. Of course, you can always keep a few extra sets on stand-by for unexpected dinner guests. If you often entertain a large group of guests, invest in a comprehensive cutlery set that contains everything you need, such as the Stanley Rogers Baguette Cutlery Set 76pc.