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Yamazaki Solari Flatware - Any one have?

Arkama's picture

I'm very tempted to buy a 65 pc Solari Flatware set from Amazon this am - 65 pc for $59.99 (normally $260). Does anyone have this particuliar set and can u evaluate for me. Worth it or not?

I love this forum....I have learned so much and conversely I have spent so much on excellent bakeware (Le Creuset, Chicago Metallic, etc).

Thanks so much - incidentally it is -26 below this morning outside my home in Minnesota - expected high today is -10.....Gotta love Minnesota weather..

Ark

"if you bring forth what is deep inside of you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is inside of you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

ashleyd's picture

(post #54544, reply #1 of 20)

It looks like a good price, other discounters have it at around twice the price for this set. Of course how it handles and feels is also quite important, like kitchen knives, so whether you will like the feel is entirely a subjective experience, but at around $1/piece you probably can't go far wrong.


“In victory you deserve Champagne, in defeat you need it.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

UncleDunc's picture

(post #54544, reply #2 of 20)

Unless someone comes along and tells you Yamazaki's quality control has collapsed, I'd whip my credit card out so fast it would burn my thumb. Assuming I liked the pattern, that is. I have a few pieces of Yamazaki Hilary, abandoned by a former roommate, and it is far superior to the flatware I bought for myself when I set up housekeeping.

Heather's picture

(post #54544, reply #3 of 20)

Does anyone else have the problem of the Amazon website not opening? This happens frequently for me.

Gretchen's picture

(post #54544, reply #4 of 20)

If you don't buy often on the Friday Sale they de-list you.

Gretchen

Gretchen
jillsi's picture

(post #54544, reply #5 of 20)

She moves from gentle enabling to arm-twisting coercion . . .


Comes across as a spirited, affable southern lady but is really Vito the Repo man . . .


Gretchen, you don't visit people late at night to "help them understand why" they have to buy on the Friday sale, do you?


 


Humbug!

 

 

Adele's picture

(post #54544, reply #7 of 20)

Gretchen, you don't visit people late at night to "help them understand why" they have to buy on the Friday sale, do you?


Hmmm, so that's who it is manipulating the alarm to say:  Friday Sale, Friday Sale, instead of the beep.


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

jillsi's picture

(post #54544, reply #8 of 20)

It's ALWAYS Gretchen, although I've noticed she's been doing a nice job of training some minions lately! ;-)

 


Humbug!

 

 

Gretchen's picture

(post #54544, reply #9 of 20)

Repeat after me "You have no control. You have no control. Amazon RULES".

Gretchen

Gretchen
jillsi's picture

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Gretchen, I've been saying that in my sleep for some months now! You did your job very well. Except I think I'm going to start calling you Vito or Vinny from now on.

 


 

 

 

pamilyn's picture

(post #54544, reply #11 of 20)

O.K. Gretchen, what is this Friday sale on Amazon? I too would like to be tested. I do not need...but when has that stopped anyone? Pamilyn

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

Gretchen's picture

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Oh, newbie fresh meat!!  On Friday go to Amazon.com, look at the top for "Today's Deals". Then on that page look at the bottom right for the Friday Sale and be prepared to whip out your credit card!!  Only 6 more days.  I NEED to get a life.

Gretchen

Gretchen
MadMom's picture

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You HAVE a life.  Your life is spent enabling the rest of us, and we are so grateful to you (although I've been able to resist the Friday sales...I probably just spend more on other days!)

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

Gretchen's picture

(post #54544, reply #17 of 20)

Well, just so we know I'm not the only one who "enables", I hit WS yesterday and got the nieces Christmas gifts for next year--Christmas ramekins.  They also had some nice looking square plates with an olive motif.  Got a set to give an appetizer on to friends. AND am trying hard to resist going back to get an ELEGANT Italian pottery pasta (?) bowl or even larger platter.  The bowl is probably 16" across and the platter (round) is probably 20.  Just beautiful.
They were putting out a lot more stuff too.

Gretchen

Gretchen
KitchenWitch's picture

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I'm not listening, I'm not listening...la la la la la la....

~RuthAnn

~RuthAnn

pamilyn's picture

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You folks are nuts...I NEED NOTHING...except perhaps the restaurant quality electric pepper grinder in the eqipment link. I ran a restaurant and catering buisiness for many years so it is fun to see your comments. I love to read you guys!! I am from Madison Wisconsin. Foodie from way back and in to sustainable and local foods. THE BEST (Yes that is in shouting letters) Farmers Market in the country. Even the New York Times says so....BUT.....it is -11 here, only thing at the market that is at a local mall is local eggs, potatoes, lots of cheese ( It is Wisconsin )Maple Syrup, Jams and such. Hope Whoever lost there dog foud it. Did anyone hear? Also someone was afraid of breast cancer...did we find anything out? Take care..Pamilym

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

TracyK's picture

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Hi Pamilyn!! Come out and play more often... :-)


Lost Dog Holly is safe home... and SallyBR's biopsy was negative!! Lots of good news here. :-)



You say I'm a b---- like that's a bad thing.

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #54544, reply #14 of 20)

Yeah, you stink.


;)


I thought, "Oh, I'll just go take a peek." 
I see a set of Wustoff steak knives. DH has been wanting new steak knives. Then he reminds me we need a new potato peeler. And he mentions how the blade came out of the microplane last time I used it (he was nearly struck by a flying piece of Parmigiano Reggiano)...by then, creeping incrementalism set in, and I saw the "Spend $125 and get $25 off!"  and it was all over.
And now I have to find space for all this stuff.


~RuthAnn

~RuthAnn

Risottogirl's picture

(post #54544, reply #15 of 20)

Ummm...the steak knives are very nice!


I gave my mom two sets for Christmas. She finally admitted that the steak knives she RECEIVED AS A WEDDING GIFT IN 1961 had seen better days - ya think so? after 30 years of dishwasher?


Still working on that dull aluminum handle paring knife, though.


I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate
Julia Child

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #54544, reply #16 of 20)

We thought so, too - despite being stamped - rather than forged.
Of course, they're still going to be light years ahead of my craptacular "Farberware" steak knives we've been using for the last 8 years.


What I liked about the Wustoff set was the lack of a serrated edge, so I can hone them and sharpen them.


~RuthAnn

~RuthAnn

Heather's picture

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Well too bad for them, maybe I was going to buy my year's supply of books this mornig. They'll be sorry. I bet they change their minds later in the day and let me on.