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Why You Need to Know About the Flatware Caddy

February 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 202

A utensil caddy is merely a kind of container made specifically for organizing, and sometimes carrying, your flatware. The term flatware arose contrary to the phrase hollow ware, which is a term for hollow items for example water pitchers and teapots, and while this actually includes plates, silverware commonly refers to only the standard eating utensils, the knife, fork, and spoon. Flatware caddies range from simple baskets, to more ornamental pieces that can be kept on the table for convenience and decoration all-in-one.

Flatware caddies (also referred to as utensil holders) are made from a wide array of materials. They may be made from molded plastic, carved from wood and bamboo, cast from metal and coated in chrome, and some are actually plated with gold and silver. Naturally being made out of a large variety of materials means they will span a large price range, with highly functional plastic on the low end, starting in the single and low double digits, and the more elaborate woods and metals sometimes exceeding even $100. The price can easily be worth it though as it can function as both a tool, and a centerpiece for your table. It will of course make your table more pleasant to look at, but it will also save you time with setting the table, especially if you have guests over, or a large family of your own.

Many people with limited drawer and storage room find flatware caddies extremely helpful, as they permit you to easily store your silverware on the counter-top or directly on the table where it can easily be used on an every day basis, or during big gathering. Though they usually are kept on the table, caddies are also popular for use outside, especially during picnics. Rather than wrapping a handful of flatware in a napkin, you can easily transport them in a flatware caddy which isn't only much easier to carry, but much more visually pleasing.

A few brands stick out within the silverware caddy world, such as Reed and Barton, Pfaltzgraff, Prodyne, Godinger, and Yamazaki, but there are numerous producers, and many manufacturers of silverware and flatware also make caddies and containers. You can find these caddies almost anywhere silverware is sold for example Bed Bath and Beyond, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, and West Elm. Of course in addition to brick and mortar stores, many of these companies sell items online, and of course many are available on general internet retail sites such as

You can learn more about flatware caddies at my site, Flatware Caddy Central.

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