Essential Flatware: Martha’s Top Pick

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What Martha knew, and when she knew it. Don’t count Martha out. Her catalogue is still full of “good things,” and this Essential Flatware is my pick as well as hers. Recently purchased for our house (check out sale price), the set is understated, lusciously smooth and shiny, and has enough weight to give you the proper feeling that you no longer buy your forks at Lechters one by one. Made in Germany, I have not seen this set anywhere else, and it stands out as a classic from the overdone sets you find at other stores. Problems? This may seem odd, but the teaspoon is way too big and looks like a tablespoon. Perhaps Martha will notice now that she has more time. 5-Piece Placesetting $29, 20-Piece Set Regularly $116 (NOW $99). MGR

This must-have flatware is made of 18/10 stainless steel, with subtly flared handles providing heft and balance. Simple and clean, the pattern complements any table setting and any occasion. Dishwasher-safe. Exclusive in the USA.
Five-Piece Place Setting
Includes salad/dessert fork, dinner fork, dinner knife, tablespoon, and tea/dessert spoon.

Twenty-Piece Set
Includes four Five-Piece Place Settings.

5-Piece Placesetting
KFW 030

20-Piece Set
KFW 031
Regularly $116.00
NOW $99.00