Gone are the days when you’d only bring out the good china and flatware for special occasions. With today’s low cost of materials, manufacturing and distribution, flatware sets are incredibly affordable and customizable in terms of style, feel and finishes. That said, the original “technology” is still the best technology: higher-grade silverware that should include a higher chromium-nickel concentration as part of the alloy to assure strength as well as resistance to corrosion, typically an 18/10, 18/8 or 18/0 grading, to indicate the percentage of chromium and nickel in each type of stainless steel. Flatware made to have a weight and heft that feels good to the end user; and a simple design that’s free of excess rivets or plating to complicate future use and maintenance. We’re sharing our top picks for the best stainless-steel flatware sets.