Cutlery is the term mostly used in the North American regions. In the United States, the word cutlery means an instrument that’s used for cutting purposes. But usually, cutlery is the same as flatware. The only difference is in the regions in which different words are used for the same thing.
Utensil vs Cutlery?
However, the word Utensil is more like an umbrella that covers most of the flatware items like knives, spoons, and forks, cake lifter/cutter, tongs, and other silverware items. Utensil items are mostly used for domestic purposes in the kitchen.
Silverware is yet another word for cutlery or flatware, but that’s the silverware items are usually made up of silver and are quite hard.
The word ‘Tableware’ is most commonly used for almost all of the items used to serve or eat the food. While arranging parties, tableware items are one of the most crucial items to arrange. Ever thought of what does tableware exactly means? And what items does it cover?
Four Dimensions of Tableware
Well, it’s quite simple. The tableware is any container that is used to serve food on the table. Moreover, the tableware is universally divided into four different dimensions; serving ware, drinkware, flatware, dinnerware.
The serving ware dimension of tableware covers every single item that is used to serve the food. The serving trays of different sizes and shapes fall under this category. The drinkware covers all the glasses, cups, flutes, wine glasses, and every single item used to sip your favorite drinks. The dinnerware items include plates and bowls of different sizes, designs, and shapes.
And finally, the flatware items include knives, spoons, and forks. Now, whenever you listen to the word ‘tableware’, these four dimensions should immediately pop into your mind.
Along with the flatware items we just discussed; forks, knives, and spoons, there is another category of flatware, that’s known as the serving flatware. The serving flatware includes 9 inches long plastic serving flatware set to assist you in serving the food in front of your guests.
The dinner forks and spoons are made for completely different purposes. They’re only to eat the food that’s served on the dinner plate. Now, you don’t serve the food on the dinner plate using the dinner forks or spoons - this is where the serving flatware comes in. Serving flatware is used to serve salad or the main course on the dinner plates.
We offer every single type of flatware, whether it’s for serving or dining purposes. Moreover, we also have a wide variety of disposable plastic serving flatware, plastic cutlery, and disposable silverware sets. Our fancy plastic flatware includes an epic collection of cutlery items.
One of the most popular and unique designs is our elegant baroque plastic cutlery set. This cutlery set comes in both gold and silver colors. Such royal designs will make your overall table setting look more attractive and eye-catchy.