Tableware includes the dishes, glassware, cutlery, and
flatware eating utensils (knives, forks, and spoons) used to set a
table for eating a meal. The nature, variety, and number of objects
varies from culture to culture, and may vary from meal to meal as
well. Tableware may be categorised as follows:
Flatware Flatware denotes all forms of spoon and fork.
Flatware, especially that used by most people when
they eat informally, is usually made of stainless steel.
Cutlery Cutlery refers to knives and other cutting instruments.
Holloware Holloware refers to table service items such as sugar
bowls, creamers, coffee pots, teapots, soup tureens,

hot food covers, water pitchers, platters, butter plates
and other metal items excluding flatware and cutlery.

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