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Gatehouse 45-Piece Set
Gatehouse 45-Piece Set Posted: 6/13/14
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Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

This flatware is nice looking and has a nice weight and feel. Unfortunately, it is very "fragile" and requires special care. The manufacturer warns that pitting and corrosion may occur when exposed to foods containing chloride such as salt, when soaked in water especially when soiled, and if flatware is not removed from the dishwasher as soon as the cycle ends as prolonged time in a a hot, moist atmosphere is not recommended. They said that water alone could cause pitting and corrosion depending upon the chlorine and mineral content. I did not heed these warnings. I decided to treat this flatware just as I have my other flatware for the last 30 years. Nothing outrageous, it is just flatware after all. I sometimes let them soak in hot, soapy water before loading in the dishwasher and I did not remove them from the dishwasher to air dry. Two months after receiving this set two of the knives have started to rust. The finish along the blade edge seems to be especially susceptible to chipping opening the door to the rusting. I would not purchase this item again nor would I recommend it to anyone.

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