Flatware made from 18/10 Stainless Steel
The classification of 18/10 stainless steel is based upon the quantities of 2 other metals in the steel alloy. The 18 represents an 18% chromium content and the 10 means there is a 10% nickel content in the alloy. Chromium is a hard, white metal used in stainless steel alloys for its stain or corrosion resistance. Nickel is silvery-white and also possesses corrosion resistance qualities. Nickel is popularly used to increase luster and shine of stainless steel alloys. The higher the nickel content, the brighter the metal, and the longer that silvery finish will last on such items as dining room flatware. Therefore, 18/10 stainless steel flatware is highly sought by restaurants, hotels, and other fine dining operations such as caterers and banquet facilities.
If you are looking for the best quality of restaurant flatware, then you will want to obtain a fine silverware collection made from 18/10 stainless steel. Restaurant Supply has a large selection of both full place settings and individual pieces of flatware available in box quantities. While 18/10 stainless steel flatware has the same tensile strength as other stainless steel grades, it is more difficult to bend and keeps its shine longer than any other grades of flatware. Because of the higher nickel content that gives the alloy its shine, however, the 18/10 flatware also is more expensive than lower grades of stainless.
You will need to decide if you are willing to invest in the more costly, but better looking and lasting restaurant flatware. You will find the elegance of the 18/10 stainless steel adds a level of distinction to your customers' dining experience. 18/10 stainless steel flatware comes in forks, spoons, and knives, so you can have complete table settings of the highest quality.