Identifying discontinued flatware used to be a time-consuming challenge, often with mixed results. Thanks to the Internet, it's now quick, easy and usually much more successful. Several replacement websites can help you identify your discontinued Oneida stainless flatware and replace missing or damaged pieces. If you can't find the exact pattern, you probably can locate a close match.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Compare your Oneida set to online photos on a flatware replacement website. (See Resources.) Look for Oneida--it may be listed under "Silver," but you'll usually find stainless sets there, too. Then view the pictures to find one that matches your set.
If you can't find a match, send a clear photo and details to a website offering help with flatware IDs. (See Resources.) Email or snail-mail the photo to the company and receive an experienced opinion.
Bring a piece of your Oneida flatware to the home section of a local department store. Staffers can look through catalogues to help identify your set, and if they're not successful, they usually can recommend patterns that look quite similar.
Tips and warnings
- Along with helping you make your identification, flatware replacement companies can let you know whether the pieces are still available and at what price.
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