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The Best Flatware Sets on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about kitchen knife sets, cutting boards and butcher blocks, steak knives, kitchen knives and cutlery, and even the best dining-room décor items, here, we’re rounding up the best flatware and silverware sets you can find on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best 18/10 stainless-steel silverware set for four people

Sagler 20-Piece Flatware Set
$40 at Amazon

“I have looked for a set of this greatness for a while, and none has lived up to my expectations quite like Sagler’s set here. The utensils are thick and sturdy, with a nice, quality weight to them. I don’t think I will ever look at my old utensils with the same pride like I look to these now … They are thick yet lightweight, made out of a great-quality stainless steel. I love the look to these utensils, they are simple and so elegant. I had a fancy dinner date with my boss and her husband, and they kept mentioning how they just adored my ‘silver.’ I can’t even begin to discuss my utter love of this set.”

Best minimalist flatware set for four people

WMF 20-Piece Miami Flatware Set
$45 at Amazon

“This is an excellent flatware set. All the edges are very smooth to the touch, and each piece feels well-balanced and nice to hold. They are surprisingly lightweight, but not in a cheap way. They are dishwasher-safe and hold a brilliant shine when clean. I am very happy with this set and would definitely purchase them again.”

Best bamboo-handle flatware set for four people

Hampton Forge, Bamboo, 20 Piece Flatware Set
$37 at Amazon

“I have been looking and looking for some nice bamboo flatware that didn’t have wood on the handle. I was surprised by the weight of this set. It’s sturdy, but neither bulky nor heavy. It’s very attractive and I think it’s quite impressive. I’m so pleased that I am going to purchase two more sets. I love the spoons because they are nice and large and the knives are suitable for just about anything. I hadn’t expected such nice quality with such a low price.”

Best twisted-handle flatware set for four people

Gourmet Settings Silver Tear 20-Piece Flatware Set
$62 at Amazon

“So different and so beautiful! I receive compliments every single time we have company over for dinner. They have very nice weight to them, which tells you they are of great quality. I’ve already bought three sets! Love, love them! Would highly recommend. Worth every single penny.”

Best colorful flatware set for four people

Ginkgo International Le Prix 20-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Place Setting, Mimosa Yellow
$48 at Amazon

“I love this flatware. I bought it for the color [and] hope[d] that the weight would be adequate. I didn’t want them to feel too light and cheap and ‘plasticky.’ They’re great. The weight feels substantial. Not like cheap ‘college’ flatware. I love them so much, I bought another set.”

Best flatware set for four people under $25

LIANYU 20-Piece Silverware Flatware Cutlery Set
$18 at Amazon

“This set is perfect for our household of two. We live simply and this set fits with the casual vibe we have. The individual pieces are medium weight, heavy enough in the hand that they don’t feel cheap, but not cumbersome. The sizes are fairly useful. The large spoon is quite large, and I find it useful when adding ingredients while cooking or when I convince myself it’s healthy if I only eat just one (albeit giant) scoop of peanut butter straight from the jar. I was surprised that the knives are sharp enough to slice through meat with ease. I put off buying a set of steak knives for now after experiencing the performance of this set. Service for four is perfect for two moderately lazy people who don’t like to do dishes after every single meal. I’ve had the set for about a month, and I see no signs of wear and tear. Overall, I am very pleased with this set, and I doubt a better value can be found!”

Best etched stainless-steel flatware set for four people under $15

Utopia Kitchen 20 Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set
$11 at Amazon

“I have a family of five, with guests over often, and flatware is not normally something that is priced affordably, at least not for nice flatware. This set was not only a great deal, but it also looks amazing and has the quality and weight of any high-dollar set you might find in an upscale store. We loved it so much, we ordered four sets!”

Best 18/10 flatware set for eight people

Bruntmor, ALBA Silverware Royal 45 Piece Flatware Cutlery Set
$73 at Amazon

“Great product. Simple and sturdy. Love the no-nonsense styling. They’re thick, and I can imagine them being used in a Jamie Oliver restaurant, which is the aesthetic I was shooting for. I imagine eating steak-frites and roasts and shepherd’s pie with them … They’re like the classic silver cutlery my parents got for their wedding, except these are stainless steel and I can put them in the dishwasher. In short, I love them.”

Best Oneida stainless-steel flatware set for eight people

Oneida Mooncrest 45-Piece Flatware Set
$50 at Amazon

“I absolutely love this set. Every piece is gorgeous. They’re all solid, heavy, and very simply designed, which appeals to my sense of style and hygiene. There’s not delicate scrollwork to trap food and germs. They wash up very well either by hand or in the dishwasher … Oh, and the pieces I received are more polished than they seem in the pictures. I was expecting something more matte, but they are still very nice … I’d recommend this product to anyone. I am very happy with them. A couple of my friends have called them ‘simple and elegant,’ and guessed they were twice as expensive as they really were. If impressing guests is something you like to do, I’d recommend these doubly.”

Best brushed-gold flatware set for eight people

Oneida Moda Lux 45-Piece Flatware Set
$240 at Amazon

“I can’t believe I hesitated buying this beautiful set! It’s definitely a quality product from Oneida. The silverware is made from 18/10 stainless, has a gorgeous shiny finish, and is really heavy. I love the narrow forks — they have a great feel to them and are a pleasure to eat with. The knife is the same way — has just the right ‘heft’ that it feels good in your hand and is balanced to perfection. The spoons are also long and narrow and easy to eat with. The serving pieces (five of them) really complete the set, and the serving spoons are really large! I love them all — I’ve had a set of similar quality from Oneida for the past 15 years, and besides a few scratches from use, they still look great. I just didn’t have enough pieces for certain occasions, but now I do! The Moda set is a gorgeous, classic shape, and adds a bit of class to every type of place setting.”

Best stainless-steel flatware set for 12 people

Lenox 65-Piece French Perle Flatware Set
$114 at Amazon

“This flatware set is elegant enough to entertain royalty. The weight in hand feels perfect. I would have expected to pay a lot more for this quality. It keeps a beautiful shine. The sizes of the pieces are exceptional, not the minuscule sizes of typical flatware. You can use it for everyday dinners or for more formal occasions. You definitely won’t be disappointed in this purchase. I love it! The bonus serving pieces are perfect as well.”

Best stainless-steel flatware set with gold accents for 12 people

Mikasa 5119760 Regent Bead Gold 65-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set
$170 at Amazon

“Great weight, nice finish and design. The gold is a pretty, soft tone — not brassy. Bought this set to replace a lesser-quality gold flatware set inherited from my grandmother that I have used at the holidays and such. I am so pleased that I may consider buying the set without the gold accents to replace our everyday set.”

Best stainless-steel hammered flatware set for 12 people

Wallace 5030397 Continental Hammered 78-Piece 18/10 Stainless Steel Flatware Set
$83 at Amazon

“This is my second set of Wallace flatware. The first I bought nearly ten years ago, and through kids taking forks and spoons out of the house for lunch, I eventually had hardly left. Kids. After remodeling my kitchen, it was time for a new set. I looked at tons of various sets, but eventually decided that I really liked this set of flatware. The hammered look is very well-done. The weight balance of the pieces is solid and not light. They feel good in your hand, and do the job beautifully. I would definitely recommend this set to anyone looking for a nice set of everyday flatware that feel heavy-ish in your hand and that will last for years … as long as your kids don’t take them out of the house!”

Best copper flatware set for 12 people

Artaste 56891 Rain 18/10 Stainless Steel Flatware 36-Piece Set, Antique Copper Finished
$100 at Amazon

“Owned these for about a year now. I love them. It is such a difference in weight and handling with this flatware. The knives still cut excellently. There has been no flaking of any patina on these. They are still as shiny out of the dishwasher as when I bought them. And the price for what you get? Fantastic!”

Best J.A. Henckels flatware set for 12 people

J.A. Henckels International 65-Piece Alcea Flatware Set
$99 at Amazon

“I love this flatware set! … The size and weight of each piece seems perfect — not too heavy, but with some good substance to it. And the dinner spoon has already passed the ‘ice-cream scooping’ test without bending, which I consider essential for a spoon! I love that there are 12 of each piece, good for my family with four kids or for when guests are here. The design is simple, elegant, and smooth, and the mirror finish is beautiful. I expect that we will be using these for the next 15 years, as long as kids don’t help these spoons to ‘disappear.’ You will not be disappointed by this flatware set!”

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The Best Flatware Sets, According to Amazon Reviewers