Although several kitchen appliances and items will need to be replaced every few years, this is not always the case where your silverware or flatware is concerned.
When purchasing new silverware, it can be tempting to base your decision on price and a pretty appearance. However, cheap silverware may not always be made from 18/10 stainless steel, which may start pitting or dull after just a few years. In addition, many pretty sets that may have colorful handles and other embellishments may not be made very well, causing them to break after a short while.
Your primary consideration when shopping for silverware should be its overall quality. Do not purchase anything that doesn’t state that it is 18/10 stainless steel – it will become pitted and discolored relatively quickly.