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Café Stainless Steel Cutlery

David Mellor

Regular price $109.00
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Robust everyday stainless steel cutlery which is also superbly well designed. Café has become something of a collector’s piece.

Mellor’s modern classic originated in the 1960s as a commission from the Ministry of Public Building and Works for a basic set of cutlery for use in government canteens, hospitals, schools, prisons and on the national railways. The resulting cutlery was his most socially radical as he reduced the standard 11-piece setting then in general use to five implements designed to cover all requirements.

Intended as an affordable everyday set of good quality cutlery Café is an example of Mellor’s belief that good design can operate on every level of the market and has now been in continuous production for over half a century.

With its simple flowing lines it is as nice to use as David Mellor's more expensive ranges, as ergonomically perfect as it is possible for basic cutlery to be.

Satin finish. Knife blades are made from high carbon stainless steel for a superior cutting edge.

Product Details

• 18/10 stainless steel

3 Piece Cutlery Set comprising:
• 1 table knife
• 1 table fork
• 1 serving spoon

Care Instructions

• Not microwave safe
• Dishwasher safe
• Rinse, wash and dry all cutlery after use. Prolonged contact with the acids found in food and mineral salts found in water can attack the metal and cause pitting and staining.
• Remove and hand dry all cutlery as soon as hand washing or machine cycle has finished, especially knife blades. If using a dishwashing machine, load the cutlery basket with the knife blades
pointing downwards.
• Wash silver and stainless steel cutlery separately. If washed alongside other metals a chemical reaction can occur which can cause discolouration.
• Store cutlery in a damp free environment. A canteen box or anti-tarnish rolls are recommended.
• Stainless steel cutlery: If staining occurs, clean with a stainless steel cleaner such as ‘Autosol’ (common causes for staining include strong
detergents, hard water, hot grease, heat and prolonged immersion in vinegar or condiments).
• Do not leave unwashed cutlery for any length of time.
• Do not mix stainless steel, silver plate and sterling silver cutlery in the same basket.
• Do not leave to soak in warm soapy water before washing.
• Do not use abrasive pads or cleaning creams, which will scratch the surface.
• Do not use a ‘rinse and hold’ cycle if machine washing.
• Acetal resin is a thermoplastic with low water absorption and is tough and resilient. Suitable for high temperature dishwashers with no adverse effect. Stubborn grease deposits on the handles can be removed with a damp cloth and mild abrasive cream.