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Oneida Dinner And Flatware Is The Choice Of Many

By Miri Maon

Just Who Is The Oneida Community?

The Oneida Community was founded as a religious and social community in Oneida, New York In 1848 by John Humphrey Noyes and his socialites. He founded a religious and social society whose members were all New Englanders and most of them were from Vermont. The community began by canning fruits and vegetables and making traps, chains, travel bags and straw hats, mop sticks and sewing silk. They also discovered a way to make silver knives, forks and spoons. Oneida flatware was born and manufacturing began for knives, forks and spoons, butter knives and plates, all of which are flat. The social community became the Oneida Community and Oneida, Ltd.


Oneida is one of the premier companies that manufacture flatware for distributing around the world. Oneida flatware styles range from uncomplicated to extremely detailed. The price varies depending on the style, quality of silver and number of pieces in the set. Oneida flatware is made from different degrees of silver. The 18/10 stainless steel is 18% chromium and 10% nickel. Silver plate is a thin layer of silver covering another alloy. Sterling silver is 92.5% by weight silver and 7.5% by weight of other alloy. Flatware items include, in addition to plates are dinner forks, knives and spoons; butter and steak knives; dessert, bullion, iced, tea and table spoons.

Care of Flatware

When using stainless steel for the first time hand wash items in hot water and mild soap. Rinse in clear, hot water and dry promptly with a dry cloth. Stainless steel is dishwasher safe but do not use a dishwasher detergent with lemon or orange scent. If you do wash the flatware in a dish washer, dry it by hand after removing it after the last rinse cycle. Do not wash with stainless steel with aluminum, sterling or silver plated items. Do not soak flatware overnight or clean it with steel wool or any abrasive powder or cleaning agent. Sterling silver should be cleaned with an appropriate cleaning agent.


Oneida dinnerware is oven and microwave safe up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Oneida offers dinnerware made of porcelain and bone china. Porcelain is a ceramic material containing clay and is kiln tempered at temperatures between 1200 and 1400 degrees centigrade. Bone china is a type of porcelain that contains a minimum of 40% phosphate derived from animal bone. Bone china is chip resistant and has a high level of mechanical strength. Oneida offers complete dinnerware sets in a wide variety of colors, prices and pieces. Each compliments their line of flatware for complete dining setting.

Care of Dinnerware

The rule is simple. If you take care of your dinnerware, it will be around for a long time. Oneida dinnerware is subject to cracking, chipping or breaking if not handled properly. Most Oneida dinnerware is dishwasher safe, except for the few pieces that are not. The back or bottom of each piece is stamped and noted if it is dishwasher safe or not. Items not dishwasher safe should be washed and dried by hand. Dinnerware with a metal band around the edge should not be put into the microwave.

When it come time to set the table for a special occasion, you want to make an impression that will shine Dinnerware Center is your one stop choice for all things fabulouse for your table. They have a wide selection of quality dinnerware and Oneida flatware . Stop by and have a look today!

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