Since the late 20th century, the use of gold flatware in family gatherings and other special occasions has become popular. Although silver and stainless steel cutlery are still more common, many manufacturers now include many different flatware designs, including gilded cutlery. The trick is to find high-quality but low-cost gold tableware.
Since gold flatware is indeed gold-plated, it is important to check the quality of the plating before buying. Look carefully at the completion of the electroplating. A high-quality work will have a smooth and even finish. If you find small bubbles in the plating texture, please don't waste your money. After only a few uses, the coating will begin to peel and fade.
Also consider the manufacturer’s recommendations, as they are related to cleaning and maintaining any golden flatware that attracts your attention. Like different types of silver-plated tableware, some gold sets must be washed by hand. Others are considered safe for dishwashers. If you usually wash the dishes by hand, neither method is a problem. However, if you like to use a dishwasher, make sure to choose a brand of tableware that is considered dishwasher-friendly.
Today, compared to the past few years, golden meals have more designs to choose from. This is good news for you because you can choose the design that suits your tableware or porcelain pattern. For a more modern look, choose a stylish and relatively simple design; it will blend perfectly with any type of table you set up. If you want something more formal, please choose a detailed and complex design. This will allow the tableware you choose to be used frequently for dinners, festive dinners and other special occasions that are as important as the menu.
As with any home purchase, price is also a factor in choosing the best gold flatware. Ideally, you will find a high-quality but affordable service for 8 or 12 people. Don't lower the bar just to buy low-priced flatware. The service will not last that long, and in the long run, you will spend more money. If necessary, keep a set of utensils that can be used for many years. When these works still look new after twenty years, you will be very happy that you have put in the extra effort.