Product Type: Ikea Cutlery
Newest Review: ... for a family, nor if you do a lot of entertaining. The spoons are a little flat but function fine. The handles are also a bit flat so the... more
Basic - but all you need if you just want basic
Ikea Bonus Cutlery Set
Member Name: Chandelier
Ikea Bonus Cutlery Set
Date: 25/03/12, updated on 02/04/12 (171 review reads)
Advantages: Absolutely bargain price
Disadvantages: 3 pronged forks are a bit strange
I bought these when I moved to my first flat by myself - there were lots of new things I needed but was on a budget. I owned a couple of old forks and knives so needed pretty much a whole set and it was great to find cutlery so cheap. Four of each thing is fine if it is just one person, but I don't think this set wouldn't be suitable for a family, nor if you do a lot of entertaining.
The spoons are a little flat but function fine. The handles are also a bit flat so they are not the most comfortable to grip but they do work. The teaspoons are also quite flat, but this is less of an issue as I use the teaspoons to add things and stir rather than eating a main meal like soup where the flatness has more of an impact. The knives work as well as any other basic knives I've used and are probably the best bit of the set. They have stayed relatively sharp over the months and have thicker handles that are easier to grip.
The weirdest thing, and the thing I had to get used to was that the forks only have 3 prongs rather than four, it looks very strange and takes a while to get used to. It doesn't make a massive difference when you are eating most foods and they do function fine as forks for larger chunks or pieces.
However it means it's easier to eat rice with my older fork. Like the spoons, the thin, flat shape of the handles means they are not the most comfortable to grip.
I've had them for nearly a year, and there has been no noticeable colouring, rusting or staining which is pretty impressive.
You get what you pay for - for this you get cheap and functional at an absolute bargain price.
Summary: You get what you pay for, but you can't get cutlery for much cheaper!
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