I have had two sets of this for many years. It is super strong. It withstands the abuse of the dishwasher, even though it says they are not dishwasher safe. They will never bend. They truly have exceeded my ecxpectations. I am purchasing another set, since I am missing some pieces. I don't want any other set!
I received this set for my Wedding 10 YEARS ago and still love it to this day!! It's very heavy and well made so it never gets bent. Recently, a piece or 2 has gone missing which is why I'm ordering 2 additional sets! Everyone just LOVES it. Excellent quality, excellent price..Highly recommend!