Oneida Mooncrest 45-Piece Flatware Set

Last updated date: August 20, 2019

DWYM Score
8.4

Oneida Mooncrest 45-Piece Flatware Set

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 77 expert reviews, the Oneida Oneida Mooncrest 45-Piece Flatware Set placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.2
13 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,218 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Containing eight place settings, this 18/0 set is an upgrade over cheap flatware from a department store.
- BestReviews
It is an upgraded version of the product line from the original department store flatware produced from a timeless manufacturer. It is known for its durability and quality.
- IND Reviews
Made out of 18/0 stainless steel which makes it durable and stylish. It is also easy to clean as it is dishwasher safe. It is both affordable and stylish at the same time. The design features moderately elongated functional ends that are balanced at the other end by flared handles and curved edges make it a comfortable fit in your hand. Suitable for simple dinners as well as fancy occasions or dinner parties, Mooncrest really provides the best value for the best price.
- Village Bakery
April 12, 2019 | Full review
Constituted of 18/0 stainless steel, each and every piece is dishwasher-friendly. Again, it comes with a whopping 25-year warranty. Its edges are clean and gently rounded, and indeed, this flatware set is a fabulous way to decorate a special occasion table. The handles are slender with pointed tips. As the edges are curved, it gives a good gripping while its flat profile creates a sophisticated look. Priced affordably, this 45-piece set is a great way to smarten up your dining table.
- Decent Home Review
This set is heavy and has a matte finish many users find attractive. Manufacturer warranty of 25 years.
- Consumer Reviews
With its sleek, graceful lines, Oneida’s Mooncrest Flatware Set has an almost universal appeal. They also say the individual pieces have a good weight and simply feel good in the hand. This 18/0 stainless steel set is dishwasher safe and has a limited lifetime warranty.
- The Spruce Eats
May 20, 2019 | Full review
All these flatware are made of stainless steel, a material that is prominent for lasting long and safe for the dishwasher. The sleek and simple designs as well as illuminating finish make Mooncrest a perfect fit to a contemporary table wear.
- HQ Review
I absolutely love this set. Every piece is gorgeous. They’re all solid, heavy, and very simply designed, which appeals to my sense of style and hygiene. There’s not delicate scrollwork to trap food and germs. They wash up very well either by hand or in the dishwasher.
- New York Mag
March 29, 2019 | Full review
The thing that puts it apart from the earlier one is its classic design. Other than the outstanding design, they are also solid made. The best part of this silverware set is that it offers a lifetime warranty. Given its features and services, it will surely be a profitable bet for the money.
- Space Mazing
August 22, 2018 | Full review
All the 45 pieces are made of 18/0 stainless steel; hence, they are durable enough to stand up to everyday use. The 18/0 stainless steel also makes them stylish enough to be used on any occasion. The pieces are simple and unadorned yet they look sleek. Well, this means they will not just come in handy during a meal but also will help improve the visual looks of your kitchen when they are not in use. They are no doubt the perfect choice for the purist at heart because they tick all the boxes. They boast a bright and highly reflective finish, making them undeniably suitable for contemporary tableware.
- A Guide Product
- No Place Called Home
This product has 25 year limited warranty.
- Top Value Reviews
This Oneida kitchenware set constructed out of 18/0 top-grade stainless steel promises you superior durability, as well as stain-resist, scratch-proof and rust-proof properties. With a total number of 45 pieces in the set, this model works efficiently in serving a sitting of 8 persons.
- Toppers World
January 1, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Low-grade stainless steel (18/0) may be more prone to rusting and pitting.
- BestReviews
If you use hard water, the pieces may stain.
- Decent Home Review
The surface may pit or rust with repeated use.
- Consumer Reviews
A few warn that the shiny finish shows water spots and smudges too easily, however.
- The Spruce Eats
May 20, 2019 | Full review
Pieces stain if not taken care of well
- A Guide Product

From The Manufacturer

Oneida's Mooncrest pattern is understated and pairs with virtually any china and decor. Boasting a bright, highly reflective finish, this 45-piece set offers service for eight. Each place setting includes a salad/dessert fork, place fork, place knife, place spoon, and teaspoon. The set also includes a serving spoon, pierced serving spoon, meat fork, butter knife, and sugar spoon. Made of 18/0 stainless steel, the pieces are dishwasher safe. The set comes backed by Oneida's 25-year warranty. What's in the Box? Eight each: salad/dessert fork, place fork, place knife, place spoon, and teaspoon. 1 each: serving spoon, pierced serving spoon, meat fork, butter knife, and sugar spoon. Frame an everyday dinnerware pattern or complement a dressy special-occasion table with the clean, gently rounded lines of Oneida's Mooncrest flatware. Made of quality 18/0 stainless steel with a lustrous mirror polish, this durable yet elegant design features slightly elongated working ends balanced by slender flared handles with softly pointed tips. The curved edges make for a comfortable fit in the hand, and the relatively flat profiles create a low-key, sophisticated look. Affordable as well as enduringly stylish, Mooncrest offers an easy way to smarten up dining experiences for years to come. This 45-piece set offers service for eight, and each place setting includes a salad/dessert fork, place fork, place knife, place spoon, and teaspoon. The set also includes a serving spoon, pierced serving spoon, meat fork, butter knife, and sugar spoon for a well-coordinated table. Mooncrest is dishwasher-safe and comes with Oneida's 25-year warranty. --Kara Karll

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An Overview On Flatware

If there’s one true milestone of adulthood, it’s the first time you purchase your own flatware. Every household has a set, so it’s easy to take for granted that you’ll always have a knife or fork at hand when you need one. But when it’s a set of your very own, you’re going to want that set to reflect your own personal style — and more importantly, you’re going to want it to last.

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Flatware, by the way, is a term that specifically means eating utensils: spoons, knives and forks. Officially speaking, “silverware” refers to any items in your household that are made of silver, such as tea sets or serving trays. And yes, sometimes that might include your flatware.

Most likely, though, your modern flatware set will be made from stainless steel — not silver. For most households, that’s preferable. Sterling silver utensils are still very much a thing in formal situations, and a good set does have a shine that might warrant its hefty price tag (if you can afford it). But they do require frequent polishing and can’t be run through automatic dishwashers. Those two factors make sterling silver a deal-breaker for everyday use.

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All stainless steel flatware is not created equally, however. The process by which they’re made makes a big difference. If you’re looking for durability, definitely consider forged utensils over stamped ones. If they are forged, they’ll typically say so, and proudly. Forged flatware is heated and carved out of a solid rod of metal, and that heating (among other things) makes it significantly more likely to last. Cheaper flatware is more commonly stamped, which means it is pressed and cut out of a single flat sheet of stainless steel. The finished product is a less hardy piece of metal that’s easier to bend and more prone to scratching.

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And then there’s the actual composition of the steel. Stainless steel is an alloy and can be made from a mix of different metals. In the case of flatware, the ones that determine its usability are going to be chromium and nickel. There are typically three grades of quality for stainless steel: 18/0, 18/8 and 18/10. That refers to the ratio of chromium to nickel in the steel. 18/0 is common to budget flatware, which is more prone to rust and corrosion due to the absence of nickel. 18/10, the highest grade, has significantly more staying power.

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So what exactly can you expect to get in a flatware set? A single setting traditionally includes five pieces: a dinner fork, salad fork, soup spoon, teaspoon and dinner knife. You can certainly pick up single sets and even single utensils at most houseware stores, but box sets are much more common these days. They’ll include multiple settings of flatware, as well as some less common utensils you might find useful for special meals.

DWYM Fun Fact

We might commonly refer to our forks and spoons as silverware, but unless they’re actually made of silver, the official term is “flatware.” Why is that? Well, up until the 19th century or so, the word was used to distinguish flat items, such as utensils, from “holloware.” As you might expect, that latter category included most every hollow receptacle in the kitchen: bowls, cups, pots and the like.

The Flatware Buying Guide

  • You’ll use your flatware frequently, so make sure the style matches the plates and furnishings on your table. And since those might change over the years, your best bet for everyday flatware is an understated design.
  • Speaking of style, there are two basic kinds of finish for flatware: mirror or satin. Respectively, they convey either a shiny or brushed look to the utensil. Some find that a satin coat hides scratches better, but the finish won’t have much effect on the actual durability of your set either way.
  • Pay particular attention to the knives and forks in the set. Long tines on a fork might give it an elegant look, but they can be awkward depending on your eating style. Eating a lot of steak? Maybe look for dinner knives with a serrated edge.
  • If you’re buying on a budget, the basic five components of a dinner setting should be in any box set, and they might be all you need. But it might be helpful depending on your lifestyle to get a larger set with some specialty items, such as sugar spoons or cheese knives.