I'm all out of spoons
February 10, 2012 8:14 AM Subscribe
Why is modern flatware so huge? Can anyone recommend some nice, not overly expensive, and small
Our current set of flatware is several different old sets mixed together, from various times and households. Because I tend to use the smaller spoons and forks for everything, these are the ones that get left out on the patio and stolen by raccoons, or dropped down the garbage disposal and chewed up. Time to start over.
Even with these older sets, I found the actual dinner fork and soup spoons too large to use comfortably, and relied on the salad forks and dessert spoons for everything. Shopping for flatware this time around has led me to discover that everything has gotten even larger (and often uglier). I spent an hour staring at flatware in Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and finally went with a set of Gourmet Settings that looked nice, and felt good in the hand. In the store, it looked okay, proportionally. Probably because it was surrounded by other massive pieces of flatware. When I got it home, I discovered that their smallest spoon was larger than even the large spoons in my current set. It went back.
I've looked around online quite a bit, but again, it's hard to tell size online, and I'm unwilling to risk the money without a little more information or a recommendation. I'm looking for a clean style, without a lot of frills, but it doesn't have to be just straight and plain. Curves and style can be interesting and fun. Some of the Yamazaki have looked nice, but I cannot find a location to see them in person. Some of the Misaki also look good - same problem. I want a full set, for more grown-up occasions, rather than just going somewhere and buying out all their dessert spoons.