Maybe I’m just being dumb, but I’ve never heard of “eating utensils” being used in everyday language (I’d think of utensils as more what you use to cook / serve the food). Is “cutlery” an appropriate synonym for the more specific things-you-use-to-eat-with meaning? I’m not sure where to look for this, I tried googling it and found an article that seems to be explaining the difference between “crockery” and “cutlery”, but I can’t understand it very well (and they seemed to be using 食器 in the more general meaning anyway).
I also found out in my searches that Americans tend to think of cutlery as just referring to knives, which is pretty funny to me because I never even realised the word “cut” was in there
Sorry if this isn’t the right place to ask or I’m missing something obvious ^^"