Honestly, I agree with Wart. Form follows Function. Nothing I have is matched, unless you count the collection of cast iron skillets as a matched set. I have SS tri-ply pans, cast iron, a couple enamelled pieces, and some really big, really thin stock pots that are only good for simmering/boiling/poaching.
I buy my utensils along the same lines, functionality first. However, I will admit that most of my utensils are either black plastic, or black plastic with SS. They're all cheap. I buy them with the expectation that they will eventually meat a horrible end, and have to be replaced.
On that note, it will be a very sad day with my SS flat whisk gives up the ghost. I haven't seen one since the store I bought it at went under.
You can place me in the "Tacky" group; I won't mind.
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