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Flatware rests promote germ-free eating

By Canadian Pizza   

Products Health & Safety

Dining Elevated flatware rests are designed to save your forks, knives and spoons from ever having to touch the tabletop.

A WebMD study suggests tabletops are some of the germiest surfaces when it comes to eating, said a press release from Dining Elevated, the company that created the rests.

One reason for this is that the very cloths used to wipe down tabletops can contain bacteria if not cleaned properly. A 2019 National Environmental Health Association study, funded by Dining Elevated, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other partners, concluded that flatware that rests can prevent cross-contamination of micro-organisms from tabletops to utensils and might provide an added layer of protection to consumers.

Dining Elevated rests literally uplift your flatware allowing them to lie on clean, chic-looking rests so that you don’t have to place flatware on the tabletop (or your napkin or plate anymore.)


The cutlery rests are available in solid steel, copper, brass and aluminum, marble, stainless steel, clear acrylic, black walnut and other materials.

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