Cutlery: List of 15 Popular Silverware You Need to Know

Do you want to learn English vocabulary words for cutlery? In this article, we’ll begin by presenting the vocabulary items, then we’ll present pictures and examples of some words in context.


Cutlery (also known as silverware or flatware) is defined as all kitchen utensils used at the table for eating and serving food.

Cutlery Set

  • Salad servers
  • Knife
  • Fish knife
  • Steak knife
  • Butter knife
  • Fork
  • Fish fork
  • Salad fork
  • Dessert spoon
  • Soup spoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Demitasse spoon
  • Sundae spoon
  • Chopsticks

Names of Silverware | Examples & Photos

Salad servers

Salad servers are a must-have for every kitchen so these popular utensils will appeal to most.

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She picked up her knife and fork and started to eat.


Fish knife

Use a proper fish knife and fork if possible as they are designed to cut through the flesh but not the bones.

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Steak knife

In a formal table setting, you need to remove the corn from the cob with a steak knife and eat it with a fork.

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Butter knife

Use a butter knife to spread the melted chocolate inside the mold, covering the surface completely.

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Prick the skin of the potatoes with a fork before baking them.


Fish fork

Nervousness sends my fish fork clattering into my neighbor’s steak knife despite his best attempts to improve my dining etiquette.

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Salad fork

Start at the outside and work your way in. Your salad fork will be on the far left, your entree fork will be next to it.

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Dessert spoon

With only 29 calories a dessert spoon for mayonnaise and a mere 15 calories for salad dressing they’re well worth dipping into.

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Soup spoon

Place the soup bowl above the soup spoon and to the right.

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Cut into thin strips and season with a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of pepper.



Stir in the anchovy paste and 1 tablespoon black pepper and cook for 1 minute longer.


Demitasse spoon

And then again, but this time on a demitasse spoon, with the other half of the sugar cube.

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Sundae spoon

There was a sundae spoon missing when Nina put the silverware back in its box.

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When I first went to China, I was so ham-fisted that I couldn’t even handle chopsticks.


Silverware Vocabulary | Infographic

Cutlery Vocabulary: Names of Flatware in English


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