We're very picky about flatware, since it's not simply about how it looks, but also about how it feels in your hand and how it fits in your mouth. Our household includes both small and large hands and mouths, so we've found it hard to find a set that fits -- and that doesn't break the bank. Happily, Target has solved our problem, at least for the time being, with this set.
Their Carry-On Polished stainless flatware is a deal, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. You probably won't pass it down to your grandchildren, but with Danish modern styling it's as sleek as a sans serif typeface. And at $70 for eight place settings and serving pieces, there really is no complaining about the lack of legacy potential. Plus it includes an additional place setting in a mini size, so there's something to make all the mouths in our house happy.
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Available at Target online.