I cannot stand another day with our terrible Ikea flatware! With holiday entertaining coming up, it has to go. But shopping for flatware is particularly frustrating. So much depends on the way it feels in your hand but I don't have time to dash all over the city tossing around forks. I needed a plan.
Plan A: Buy a set of antique sterling silver flatware for cheap and use it everyday. What happened: Wow, do I hate eBay. I lasted about 15 minutes before wanting to scratch my eyes out.
Plan B: Buy an expensive set of French olivewood flatware from Sur La Table. What happened: $800? That's a bit much for everyday flatware.
Plan C: Go to Ross. Buy first set of non-heinous flatware on sale. What happened: Why do I always try to go to Ross on Tuesday, when it is packed for senior discount day?
Plan D: Take a deep breath and buy this set of stainless steel tableware for 12 that was 77% off on Amazon.com last night. What happened: How bad can it be if it includes a pickle fork and iced tea spoons? For $179, I'm sold. Even at today's price of $299, it's a pretty good deal.