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Good set for college students, but no long term use
on February 16, 2004
Oneida brand flatware is very deceptive. They have been generally known as a quality brand, but over the past few years, they have marketed lower priced, lower quality flatware. Unfortunately, this is one of them. I purchased this set for college a few years ago and it defintiely did not last the test of time.
I really liked the look of the "Flight" set and thought that Oneida would be a quality brand. However, the flatware is very thin and light and were not heavy duty at all. They reminded me of cafeteria quality flatware...not something at a nice restaurant. Whenever I used them on anything that produced a little bit of resistance (like ice cream right out of the freezer), the flatware had a tendency to bend. Yes, that's right. BEND. Over the course of a few years, the spoons and knives were the hardest hit and some do look very warped. Every now and then I try to re-bend them back to the way they were, but alas it just doesn't look the same.
I recently purchased the Lenox Butler's Pantry 45-Piece Flatware Set and am much happier with this purchase.