Stylish and affordable cutlery sets
Are you in the market for a complete cutlery set? You came to the right place. At vidaXL, we have a wide selection of stylish and affordable cutlery sets for both adults and children.
Here, you will find various styles, colours and materials, and we are sure we have a cutlery set that suits your style too. Our children’s cutlery sets come in fun designs and lots of colours and consist of a fork, spoon and knife and are smaller than normal cutlery making the set perfect for your little one. Our cutlery sets are also great gifts.
So get comfy and explore our incredible collection of beautiful cutlery. We are sure you will find the perfect combination of sophistication and elegance at an affordable price range.
Cutlery sets: A must-have in every home
Cutlery is probably the hardest working category in your kitchen. Just think about it for a moment: You use your cutlery for every single meal, and cutlery surely makes mealtimes and meal prepping a whole lot easier.
At vidaXL, we believe that matching cutlery sets are absolute must-haves in every home, and as a minimum, you want dinner knives, forks, dessert spoons and teaspoons. If you want to be even fancier, you may wish to include steak knives, fish knives and condiment spoons.
All of our cutlery sets are carefully selected and priced affordably, as we believe everyone should have the opportunity to create a beautiful home they love spending time in. Your cutlery set is most likely often on display, which is why you want to choose a set you truly love and enjoy. Whether you choose a classic silver cutlery set or a more modern gold one, we are sure it will look stunning on your table and take your dining experience to the next level.
Setting a beautiful table
Whether you are dining alone at home, having breakfast with the family or having friends over, you need cutlery for your dining room table. Setting your table according to dining etiquette can give even the most informal occasion - such as a family breakfast - a touch of style.
However, setting the table is a bit of a lost art. Just think about it: when was the last time you took the time to set a truly beautiful table? Not just placing a little napkin on each plate but truly setting a gorgeous table that is restaurant worthy. If you are like most of us, it has probably been a while.
But fear not. Setting a beautiful table is not nearly as difficult or time-consuming as you may think. It will, however, make your guests pleasantly surprised when they walk in and see a beautifully set table. Whether it is a birthday brunch, a dinner party or a casual gathering of friends on a weeknight, we believe setting a lovely table is always worth the effort and time. So, let’s take a look at how you can easily set a beautiful table.
Setting a beautiful table
As mentioned, setting a beautiful table doesn’t need to be a big production. Once you have your basics, such as cutlery sets, plates, and glasses, it is simple and easy to set your table. Simply follow these tips:
The very first thing you need to do is laying placemats on the table with dinner plates at the centre of the placemats. If the occasion is more formal, you may wish to use a tablecloth instead of placemats.
Next up, grab your new cutlery set from vidaXL. When you place the cutlery, you should always place your knives, forks and spoons on the table in order of use, and you should always start from the outside and work inwards with each course. Forks should go on the left side of the plate, while soup spoons and knives should go on the right side of the plate. The knife blades should face inwards towards the plate and spoons.
Naturally, you also need napkins on your beautiful table. With napkins, you have a bit more freedom. You could, for instance, place the napkins on the plates, underneath the forks, in the glasses or something else.
Now, what about drinking or wine glasses? The ‘rule’ is that glasses should always be placed on the right side of the dinner plate. As a rule of thumb, you should place glasses approximately where 1 o’clock is situated on a clock face.
If you also have a salad plate and a soup bowl, these two plates should go on top of the dinner plate. If you have a bread and butter plate, it should be placed at 10 o’clock on the clock with a knife laid across the plate. A dessert spoon should always go above the dinner plate at a 12 o’clock position.
Now that you have all the basics down, you can start to play around a little bit. You may wish to add a few candles and some beautiful flowers to the table. A good tip is to not use tall flowers for your table. Instead, use centrepieces that aren’t too tall. This will look much better, trust us.
Now, here’s a table that will impress your guests! These tips are very easy, and it certainly doesn’t take a genius to work this out, and you also don’t have to break the bank in order to set a beautiful table.
How to clean your cutlery set
Of course, you want to keep your brand-new cutlery set sparkling clean at all times. Luckily, there are many simple cleaning methods you can easily use to keep your cutlery set spotless and even restore them to their original condition. While our cutlery sets are designed to go in the dishwasher, sometimes you need to give them a good old scrub to keep them in mint condition. So, let’s dive into some of our favourite cleaning tips here.
Start by washing your cutlery in warm, soapy water. You can do this in the sink or a big bowl.
Now, dry your cutlery with a lint-free cloth right after you’re done washing it. Drying your cutlery immediately after washing is our favourite everyday tip. Air drying your cutlery could leave ugly water stains that you don’t want. Also, a side tip is to at least rinse your cutlery before putting it in the dishwasher. This ensures no leftover food is on the cutlery, and it also removes any harmful acidity that could cause stains on your cutlery.
Never ever use abrasive scrubbers, as they can scratch stainless steel. Instead, use a sponge or a soft dishcloth.
If your cutlery needs to be brought back to life, our absolute favourite tip is mixing a teaspoon of bicarbonate soda with eight parts hot water in your sink. Simply let your cutlery soak in this mixture for about 10 minutes, and then rinse and dry your cutlery. If you don’t have bicarbonate soda, you can substitute it with one part vinegar.
Harness the power of baking soda and vinegar
Remember how we just said our favourite tip is using baking soda or vinegar for cleaning your cutlery? Honestly, you do not need any of the expensive cutlery cleaning products that are to be found in almost every supermarket these days. Both baking soda and vinegar are by far the most effective remedies - and they are cheap! Baking soda and vinegar both remove all the grime in just a couple of minutes. It will foam as it removes the dirt.
If it stops foaming and you don’t feel that your cutlery is clean, you can pour another cup of boiling water over the top, as this reactivates baking soda and vinegar. You will truly be amazed at how wonderful baking soda and vinegar work.
How to clean silver cutlery
While most of us have stainless steel cutlery today, you may just be one of the old-fashioned people who have silver cutlery. At vidaXL, we love a beautiful cutlery set made of silver. It just looks gorgeous. However, silver cutlery needs to be taken a bit better care of than stainless steel cutlery.
First and foremost, the dishwasher is not your friend when it comes to silverware. You should always clean your silver cutlery sets by hand. Please don’t be tempted by the dishwasher. By washing your silverware by hand and drying the cutlery immediately, you prevent ugly water stains. Remove food as quickly as possible, rinse the cutlery and then wash it in warm soapy water with a soft cloth or sponge. Lastly, we recommend that you store your silver cutlery in cotton bags to keep it clean for longer.
Buy your cutlery set at vidaXL
At vidaXL, we have a wide range of cutlery sets in various shapes, sizes and colours, and we are sure we have a set you will love. You will also find a range of other products for your kitchen, such as cookware, barware, food storage, tableware and much more.
With such a huge selection, we understand that choosing can be hard. Not to worry; we are here to help you. You are always welcome to contact our customer service. We will happily answer any questions you may have and help you find the perfect products for your home.