18/10 flatware is the most common choice for fine dining, as its 10-percent nickel content gives the utensils a highly polished finish to mimic the appearance of silver. There are typically a wide range of patterns available, many of which have a heavy weight that are carefully balanced for easy handling. Shop available 18/10 flatware for your restaurant here.
Common Questions About 18/10 Flatware
What is 18/10 flatware?
18/10 is a descriptor for stainless steel flatware that contains 18 percent chromium and 10 percent nickel. The chromium helps ensure that the flatware will not rust, while the nickel adds an element of shine. This is the shiniest and heaviest grade of stainless steel flatware available, so it is commonly used in fine dining.
How should 18/10 flatware be polished?
18/10 stainless steel flatware can be washed and sanitized in a commercial warewasher. However, as flatware ages it can sometimes acquire scratches that will need to be polished. In that case, you will need to use stainless steel polish and a soft piece of cloth to buff out scratches gently. You can then buff the flatware with a clean cloth until it shines.
Is 18/10 flatware magnetic?
Because 18/10 flatware contains nickel, it is not magnetic and cannot be used with a flatware retriever.