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18/10 Stainless Steel Tableware vs 18/0 Tableware

2019-04-25

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When choosing stainless steel tableware for your catering company, restaurant or party rental, understanding what makes up the tableware and its pros and cons is important. It helps an owner understand how to care for the cutlery and how often they should be looking at replacing it. Tableware typically comes in 18/10, 18/8, 18/0 and 13/0 compositions. The most common type of composition found in rental situations, restaurants and catering functions is 18/10 and 18/0 and is what the basis of this news post is on.

18/10 stainless steel tableware and 18/0 stainless steel tableware is made up of Chromium and Nickel. The ''18" number refers to the percentage of Chromium in the stainless steel tableware. Chromium is a strong durable metal that resists stains, rust and corrosion. The ''10" or ''0" number is the percentage of nickel in the tableware. Nickel is a corrosion resistant metal that is very expensive and often used for its shine and luster. For casual restaurants or high volume events restaurants, choosing an 18/0 cutlery will work well with its soft sheen and economic value. Higher end fine dining restaurants or rental companies who service a luxury clientele will be happier with 18/10 tableware for its high shine and stain resistance. Below outlines some of the pros and cons of each tableware type.


18/10 Tableware:

High polish finish

Superior rust resistant qualities

Highest durability

Easy to maintain

More costly than 18/0 due to nickel

Stain resistant

Dishwasher safe


18/0 Tableware:

Softer shine

Prone to staining

Less expensive due to the lack of nickel in it

Most still possess durability for everyday use

Dishwasher safe

Hopefully this news post helps you understand and determine what metal composition you`d like for your business.

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