Impress your dinner guests by setting the dining room table with beautiful sterling silver flatware. Whether you are a new homeowner and looking to start a collection, or you are interested in adding to or replacing your existing set, here at Bed Bath & Beyond, we have an impressive selection of sterling silver flatware in a vast array of decorative designs from notable brands like Reed & Barton®, Wallace®, Gorham®, and International Silver.
Throughout the last several centuries, sterling silver has had an interesting past of being the preferred material in the production process of flatware. The weight of silver has been considered beneficial for cutting and serving denser foods like breads and meats, while its malleability made it one of the more desirable precious metals when molding each utensil’s specific shape. As well as being highly functional, sterling silver also serves an aesthetic purpose with its shining elegance and stylish versatility; it’s an easy way to turn a simple meal into an elegant occasion. A standard flatware set consists of forks, knives, and spoons, so each course of the meal— from soup and salad, to dinner and dessert— has its necessary utensil. From simple silhouettes, to intricate details, a wide variety of designs is available within our flatware selection. Showcasing some of the world’s finest craftsmanship, our selection lets you choose from scrolls and leaves, to flowers and fruit when shopping for a look specific to your unique dining room style. Sterling silver is not limited to eating implements— it is also used in the production of serving utensils such as gravy ladles, cake knives, and serving plates.
As long as each utensil is cleaned regularly and stored properly, sterling silver flatware can be simple and easy to care for. Hand washing each piece is highly recommended (some pieces are dishwasher safe but check the manufacturer’s care instructions first), as is polishing each piece a couple of times a year, regardless of how much they have been used. However, the more sterling silverware is used, the less it requires a polishing. From large dinner parties to casual meals for two, anytime is the right time to set the table with your favorite pieces of flatware. After each use, make sure each piece is stored in a dark and dry place, as exposure to light and air increases the chances of tarnishing. Follow these simple rules to ensure a long-lasting performance from your collection of sterling silver utensils. Brimming with style and function, as well as easy maintenance for a lifetime of use, sterling silver flatware is an essential addition to any home. It also makes a great gift for major life events like a wedding to house warming parties. So, next time you’re shopping for presents for family or friends, check out our lovely selection of sterling silver flatware at Bed Bath & Beyond.