John Lewis The Basics Cutlery Set, 16 Piece, Black

Product information

This 16 piece cutlery set provides excellent value and would set off any table setting, with stainless steel pieces complemented perfectly by sleek black handles.
John Lewis
Care instructions
Hand washing recommended for longevity
The Basics
Country of Origin
Cutlery Type
Table Fork: L19.3cm, Table Knife: L21.6cm, Dessert Spoon: L18.8cm, Teaspoon: L16.4cm
Dishwasher Safe
Handle Type
Length of Blade
Stainless Steel and plastic
Pieces Included
Table Knife (4),Table Fork (4), Dessert Spoon (4), Teaspoon (4)
Place Settings Information A complete set of items provided for one person at a meal
Stainless Steel Grade Information The highest grade is 18/10 which contains 18% chrome for protection against corrosion and 10% nickel for lustre & resistance to high temperatures. Stainless Steel knife blades contain 13% chrome and no nickel for a longer lasting, sharper edge.
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Table Knife: 27g, Table Fork: 26g, Dessert Spoon: 29g, Teaspoon: 24g



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Q & As

Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by practical attractive cutlery attractive for everyday use - they come out of the dishwasher looking like new! - would recommend 30 September 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by not very strong Handles on knifes become loose after a while. I have just had one knife snap across the handle. be prepared to replace if you buy 20 September 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed We've been looking forward to receiving 2 sets of these as part of our wedding gift list to stock our kitchen. It arrived this week and, on first use on a block of pretty basic cheddar cheese a knife has completely sheared - not across the joint but actually across the handle. It could be a fluke failure but suspect these are not particularly robust. Disappointing as they look lovely, just not up to the job. Hoping the rest of the delivery is better, but thinking we may need to replace the kitchen cutlery. Hate being negative but wouldn't like anyone else to suffer the same disappointment. 11 November 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not so strong I purchased these after Christmas. Whilst they have kept their colour and still look good the knife handle completely snapped in half after a couple of months use. 23 March 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by part time cutlery Purchased . It's good to have smart cutlery on holiday1 And fit for purpose as will not suffer the rigours of a dishwasher for use in motorhome 29 November 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very good for a budget range Ok, its not the most amazing set but for the money its pretty darned good! 25 April 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 John Lewis Value Black Handled Cutlery Set, 16-Piece I got two of these sets at the same time as they were good value.The one thing that I was disappointed with is that they come up with rust spots on them after a couple of washes in the dishwasher. But for a first house they are doing the job, will buy better set later on. 11 January 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by John Lewis Value Black Handled Cutlery Set, 16-Piece I have only had these for less than a month, however they proof that even the cheapest range of JL is good value and qulaity. 03 August 2011
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