Pros: Flatware still looked brand new after continuous use
Last year, on another one of my shopping excursions with Chris to Wal-Mart, we were up and down the flatware aisle, and Chris, actually (I have to credit him on this one), noticed the Oneida Satin Accent Stainless Flatware 593. They came in a 20-piece set, and at $24.99, we thought that was a good buy. Hey, Chris's mantra was starting to rub off on me regarding buying top quality products.
To be honest, one of the things that I really liked about this particular flatware was how it was packaged. It came in a blue box with Oneida written on the top in bold text and a large opening of the five-piece set in plain view. Dont get me wrong, all the other flatware items that we saw had a similar presentation, but for me, I thought that Oneida gave this flatware the best possible presentation.
So, what comes in the set? You get four teaspoons (about 6); four place spoons (about 6 ?- 7); four salad forks; four place forks; and four place knives. I thought the overall look was stunning. Stainless steel utensils that have a luminous shine and the handles are all coated with a soft textured, raised satin finish (I hope that was a good description). The salad fork is slightly different from the place fork in that it has an added design on the middle tine. It gives it a nice Victorian style and added to the classy effect.
We used the Oneida Satin Accent Stainless Flatware 593 all the time and even when I placed the silverware in my mouth, it still had that soft texture and gave me warm fuzzies. Wait a minute? Am I really describing flatware or a favorite entree? Well, at times using the flatware was almost like having a favorite entree.
I mentioned that the flatware still looked like new after continuous use and they did. We put those utensils through the ringer. From extensive dishwashing to sometimes hard to handle food, the Oneida Satin Accent Stainless Flatware 593 still maintained its shine and overall beauty. We never found any blemishes on any of the flatware and we were very impressed. The flatware also came with a one-year warranty and that was an added bonus. Unfortunately, we gave the silverware away (yet another item we decided not to bring with us). But now, once we get settled, we know exactly which silverware we plan to purchase.