Quality

What is the difference between "Silverware" & "Flatware"?

Historically, cutlery was made of silver for its beauty and shine but also its bacteria-fighting properties. We now use stainless-steel instead, but the name stuck - any household utensil with that famous shine is considered silverware. In modern speech, however, 'silverware' became a synonym for flatware. 

Oneida revolutionized the industry when it premiered stainless-steel flatware in the 1960s. High-end products regular people could afford - the whole world could suddenly access the finest flatware. 

 

What is the difference between 18/10, 18/8, and 18/0 Stainless Steel?

The short answer is 18/10 & 18/8 are both ANSI 304 Stainless Steel, the same material. 18/10 & 18/8 are industry terms used to describe stainless steel ANSI 304 which includes nickel. 18/0 is made of ANSI 430 stainless steel and does not have significant nickel content. The addition of nickel to stainless steel results in a more "silver-like" finish and higher rust resistance in comparison to its 18/0 counterpart. 

Features & Benefits

18/10

18/8

18/0

13/0

Benefits

Best Classification in Market for Stainless Steel

Best Classification in Market for Stainless Steel

Good/Better Classification in Market for Stainless Steel

Used for Knives Only

Benefits

Highest Protection Against Rust

Highest Protection Against Rust

Rust Resistant

Increased Hardness for Durability

Benefits

Superior Brightness

Superior Brightness

 

 

Benefits

Superior Color

Superior Color

 

 

 

Technical Facts

18/10

18/8

18/0

13/0

Material Component

Stainless Steel ANSI 304

Stainless Steel ANSI 304

Stainless Steel ANSI 430

Stainless Steel ANSI 420

Chromium Tolerance

18.00 - 20.00

18.00 - 20.00

16.00 - 18.00

12.00 - 14.00

Nickel Tolerance

8.00 - 10.50

8.00 - 10.50

0.75