Six years ago, we received 12 place settings of Halsted flatware from Crate and Barrel as a wedding gift. It's a Lenox product and I've been really happy with it, for the most part.
The thing is, all of the knives have a dull, rusty, film on them and the serrated portions are all a bit rusted. Just the knives, just on the blade. I've scrubbed them with Barkeeper's Friend, put them different ways in the dishwasher, hand washed and...they all end up rusty.
I have a friend that had this same problem with her flatware from Crate and Barrel, and she's exchanged her complete set TWICE and STILL has this problem. So, I'm wondering: has this happened to anyone else? The reviews at the site don't hint at this problem, but I have a hard time believing my friend and I are the only ones.