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  1. #1
    Chet Guest

    Default Silverware opinions

    I am looking for some silverware for my wife, she has been looking at
    the Oneida Montego series, they are 18-10 series Stainless. kind of
    expensive, but as long as they are a good silverware I am going to get
    the, present price at a local department store is $149.00 for the
    Montego 62 pc set. any comments on this brand for the value, are old set
    is 30yrs old and starting to show rust on some edges.

    Chet

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Chet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:RfSbq.14312$[email protected]..
    >I am looking for some silverware for my wife, she has been looking at the
    >Oneida Montego series, they are 18-10 series Stainless. kind of expensive,
    >but as long as they are a good silverware I am going to get the, present
    >price at a local department store is $149.00 for the Montego 62 pc set. any
    >comments on this brand for the value, are old set is 30yrs old and starting
    >to show rust on some edges.


    Hard to say without feeling it in my hand. There are two big things for me
    with flatware. One is the design. I do not like things that are fussy or
    fancy. This set wouldn't be my first choice but I really have no objections
    to the looks. Second is the weight. I do not like lightweight flatware. I
    want it to feel heavy in my hand.



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    James Silverton Guest

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    On 9/13/2011 8:15 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
    > "Chet"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:RfSbq.14312$[email protected]..
    >> I am looking for some silverware for my wife, she has been looking at the
    >> Oneida Montego series, they are 18-10 series Stainless. kind of expensive,
    >> but as long as they are a good silverware I am going to get the, present
    >> price at a local department store is $149.00 for the Montego 62 pc set. any
    >> comments on this brand for the value, are old set is 30yrs old and starting
    >> to show rust on some edges.

    >
    > Hard to say without feeling it in my hand. There are two big things for me
    > with flatware. One is the design. I do not like things that are fussy or
    > fancy. This set wouldn't be my first choice but I really have no objections
    > to the looks. Second is the weight. I do not like lightweight flatware. I
    > want it to feel heavy in my hand.
    >
    >

    I haven't bought silverware since just after I was married more years
    ago than I care to mention but I have found the selection at Crate and
    Barrel to be attractive. My own preference is for modern, smooth lined
    but heavy stainless steel.

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    James Silverton, Potomac

    I'm *not* [email protected]

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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 20:08:18 -0400, Chet <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I am looking for some silverware for my wife, she has been looking at
    > the Oneida Montego series, they are 18-10 series Stainless. kind of
    > expensive, but as long as they are a good silverware I am going to get
    > the, present price at a local department store is $149.00 for the
    > Montego 62 pc set. any comments on this brand for the value, are old set
    > is 30yrs old and starting to show rust on some edges.
    >

    I bought my current set at Target (on sale) a few years ago. The
    manufacturer is Hampton silversmiths (18/10 stainless steel) and I
    love the pattern. I don't know what they carry these days, but check
    out what Target has to offer. You might be pleasantly surprised.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Kalmia Guest

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    On Sep 13, 8:08*pm, Chet <c...@epix.net> wrote:
    > I am looking for some silverware for my wife, she has been looking at
    > the Oneida Montego series, they are 18-10 series Stainless. kind of
    > expensive, but as long as they are a good silverware I am going to get
    > the, present price at a local department store is $149.00 for the
    > Montego 62 pc set. any comments on this brand for the value, are old set
    > is 30yrs old and starting to show rust on some edges.
    >
    > * * *Chet


    Look at QVC's Reed and Barton choices and prices before you commit.



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    Polly Esther Guest

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    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Sep 13, 8:08 pm, Chet <c...@epix.net> wrote:
    > I am looking for some silverware for my wife, she has been looking at
    > the Oneida Montego series, they are 18-10 series Stainless. kind of
    > expensive, but as long as they are a good silverware I am going to get
    > the, present price at a local department store is $149.00 for the
    > Montego 62 pc set. any comments on this brand for the value, are old set
    > is 30yrs old and starting to show rust on some edges.
    >
    > Chet


    Look at QVC's Reed and Barton choices and prices before you commit.

    Our DDIL has my mother's Oneida, DD took our wedding Oneida when she
    married. We now have Oneida Act I. All three sets are beautiful and endure
    just about everything. Lost a few spoons through the years when toddlers
    were at the sandbox dig stage. All that to say I believe they're worth the
    cost. Please let me suggest that you buy ONE place setting and try it out
    for a while. You'll want to know how it performs and feels. Polly


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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Chet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:RfSbq.14312$[email protected]..
    > I am looking for some silverware for my wife, she has been looking at the
    > Oneida Montego series, they are 18-10 series Stainless. kind of expensive,
    > but as long as they are a good silverware I am going to get the, present
    > price at a local department store is $149.00 for the Montego 62 pc set.
    > any comments on this brand for the value, are old set is 30yrs old and
    > starting to show rust on some edges.
    >
    > Chet
    >

    I've checked the Oneida web site and can't find a pattern called Montego so
    I can't comment on the price. If she's had her eye on that specific pattern
    you probably can't go wrong.

    Jill


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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

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    "Chet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:RfSbq.14312$[email protected]..
    > I am looking for some silverware for my wife, she has been looking at the
    > Oneida Montego series, they are 18-10 series Stainless. kind of expensive,
    > but as long as they are a good silverware I am going to get the, present
    > price at a local department store is $149.00 for the Montego 62 pc set.
    > any comments on this brand for the value, are old set is 30yrs old and
    > starting to show rust on some edges.
    >
    > Chet


    I like them. Nice clean lines. I also did a quick Google search and found
    the prices don't vary either. Oneida has had a good reputation for qualityh
    going back many years. It works out to $2.42 a piece. I think that is
    pretty good for a nice piece.

    Maybe you can find other sets that are a few buck cheaper, but to save $20
    and not get quite what you really want is a poor choice, IMO. After all,
    that is less than a buck a year over the life of them. Make the wife
    happy. That will make you happy too!


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    Jerry Avins Guest

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    On Sep 13, 8:15*pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > "Chet" <c...@epix.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:RfSbq.14312$[email protected]..
    >
    > >I am looking for some silverware for my wife, she has been looking at the
    > >Oneida Montego series, they are 18-10 series Stainless. kind of expensive,
    > >but as long as they are a good silverware I am going to get the, present
    > >price at a local department store is $149.00 for the Montego 62 pc set. any
    > >comments on this brand for the value, are old set is 30yrs old and starting
    > >to show rust on some edges.


    I could easily polish that off with a buffing wheel if it's real
    stainless.

    > Hard to say without feeling it in my hand. *There are two big things for me
    > with flatware. *One is the design. *I do not like things that are fussy or
    > fancy. *This set wouldn't be my first choice but I really have no objections
    > to the looks. *Second is the weight. *I do not like lightweight flatware. *I
    > want it to feel heavy in my hand.


    There are several features I look for in flatware.

    The handles should not be round. I can easily twirl a fork, but not a
    pencil.
    The back of the handles should not be hollow where the front is round.
    An implement feels cheap if it's obviously stamped from flat sheet.
    The top of the spoon bowl should be flat, so things don't spill out
    the side while the front and back well above the liquid surface.
    The forks should have four tines. It's supposed to be a fork, not a
    threek.

    Jerry
    --
    Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Chet"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    > I am looking for some silverware for my wife, she has been looking at the
    > Oneida Montego series, they are 18-10 series Stainless. kind of expensive,
    > but as long as they are a good silverware I am going to get the, present
    > price at a local department store is $149.00 for the Montego 62 pc set. any
    > comments on this brand for the value, are old set is 30yrs old and starting
    > to show rust on some edges.


    Walmart sells quite a few Oneida patterns at low prices.
    http://www.walmart.com/search/search...h_constraint=0

    Amazon sells Oneida Montego, service for 12 - $149.95 - free shipping.
    http://www.amazon.com/Oneida-Montego...5966111&sr=8-1

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    Jhon001 Guest

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    Jhon001

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    Marcella Peek Guest

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    In article <RfSbq.14312$[email protected]>, Chet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I am looking for some silverware for my wife, she has been looking at
    > the Oneida Montego series, they are 18-10 series Stainless. kind of
    > expensive, but as long as they are a good silverware I am going to get
    > the, present price at a local department store is $149.00 for the
    > Montego 62 pc set. any comments on this brand for the value, are old set
    > is 30yrs old and starting to show rust on some edges.
    >
    > Chet


    I love the Oneida we have. However, be aware that they make flatware in
    a couple of different weights and price points. Sometimes you can even
    get the same pattern in both versions. This matters when you are price
    shopping.

    The Oneida at Walmart, Costco etc might not always be the same
    heavyweight flatware that you purchase elsewhere. Nice to see it and
    feel it first.

    Also, look around and see if there is an outlet in your area. We have
    one and I've been able to pick up extra pieces (for the inevitable lost
    teaspoons) and serving spoons/forks at really great prices.

    marcella

  13. #13
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 07:48:10 -0700, Marcella Peek
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <RfSbq.14312$[email protected]>, Chet <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >> I am looking for some silverware for my wife, she has been looking at
    >> the Oneida Montego series, they are 18-10 series Stainless. kind of
    >> expensive, but as long as they are a good silverware I am going to get
    >> the, present price at a local department store is $149.00 for the
    >> Montego 62 pc set. any comments on this brand for the value, are old set
    >> is 30yrs old and starting to show rust on some edges.
    >>
    >> Chet

    >
    >I love the Oneida we have. However, be aware that they make flatware in
    >a couple of different weights and price points. Sometimes you can even
    >get the same pattern in both versions. This matters when you are price
    >shopping.
    >
    >marcella


    Sounds like when buying bras.

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    sf Guest

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    On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:09:23 -0500, "Polly Esther"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > We've replaced some of the Oneida pattern that DD loves and lost most of it
    > during Hurricane Katrina by simply checking ebay now and then. Her pattern
    > (LaRose) is discontinued but does appear there. I looked at ebay last night
    > and sure enough, there was quite a bit of Montego there. Looks good. Polly


    Montego looks familiar. I think my DD either has that pattern or one
    that's very similar.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

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    On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:00:46 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > http://www.antiquecupboard.com/antiq...ets.asp?page=1


    Kewl, thanks!

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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