Oneida® Countess 45-Piece Flatware Set
Oneida® Countess 45-Piece Flatware Set
I love these! This is my second set that I have purchased. I bought my 1st set almost two years ago. am getting a second set so as to have enough silverware for when we have family events, like the upcoming Thanksgiving. These are a good weight, keep their shape, look dressy and don't rust in the dishwasher! I would recommend these to anyone who needs a good set of flatware.
November 10, 2014
Great product, especially for the price. I put a couple boxes of these on my wedding registry and was a bit unsure at the time, but am very impressed. I had been debating on getting a box set of flatware vs something a bit nicer that came in individual place settings, but the main requirement was that it needed to be dishwasher-safe. This pattern was something my husband and I could agree upon (I wanted some fruit and flowers, he wanted simple), the price was right so they were purchased quickly from the registry, and they look beautiful with both fine china and everyday china. Definitely recommend these.
July 11, 2014
Not good quality
I was nervous to add these to our registry when I read the reviews but I figured most people only write reviews to complain, boy was I wrong.
We received two sets of these at our bridal shower and we ran them through the dishwasher before using and there were rust spots all over them! We will be returning these and finding a better quality set.
April 17, 2014
Very disappointed in this product
We got 2 sets of this flatware for a wedding shower about 2 years ago. I liked it because my parents had always had Oneida and I liked the heft of the knives of their American Harmony set. The more recent American Harmony sets flattened out and lightened the knives so I decided to go with a similar but not identical set. I also liked that these pieces could go with my china due to their design or use for everyday.
I didn't open and use until we moved into our new house about 6 months after the shower. After I opened, I ran through the dishwasher and removed immediately following the cycle, drying each. I noticed that within a week they began to rust.
Chalking it up to the dish washing detergent being too harsh(I had been using Cascade complete pods), I switched to Method Smarty Dish Detergent which has no chlorine or phosphates. This helped for a while and I didn't see as much rust, however, it still showed rust spots from time to time. I'd use Bar Keeper's friend to get the rust off, but I can't keep up with the pace at which it crops up (on all pieces, not just the knives).
At two years from purchase, I'm considering scrapping the sets and starting over. They were about $80 per set. I've had flatware from discount bargain stores (in college) that didn't rust and cost about $10 a set.
February 26, 2014
Not the Oneida I once knew
I bought this flatware to replace older Oneida flatware I have been using for over 45 years. I picked the pattern carefully, for its looks, for the weight of the pieces, for the good reputation of the brand name. I put the flatware in the dishwasher to clean it before use. Good detergent, good rinse aid and the flatware came out totally spotted. It all had to be wiped to remove the spots. Glassware in the same load came out without spots. Honestly, if I had kept the packaging, I would have returned the flatware and got a refund. No, I would not buy this product knowing what I now know. And my old Oneida, well, it comes out of the dishwasher shiny and clean.
February 23, 2014
I've had this set for over a year and I have no complaints! The cutlery is very sturdy and has a nice weight to it. I accidentally sent a spoon down the garbage disposal and it came out unscathed! I am impressed with the quality!
December 4, 2013
Sorry I purchased
After using for only 2 months at least 12 of the 45 pieces are pitting. I am very disappointed in the quality. If I had read the instructions before buying I would not have made this purchase. The instructions indicate that you should wash the flatware pieces immediately after using which leaves out putting in the dishwasher.
January 28, 2013
wonderful everyday set
I purchased this set a couple of months ago because it had the best balance of beauty and price. It felt good and balanced in my hand when I examined it at the store, and I have not been disappointed. It is 18/0 rather than 18/8 or 18/10, but with moderately good care should be enjoyed for many years. Beautifully finished, looks like a much more expensive set, and comfortable to use at an excellent price!
December 8, 2012