What does 18/10 stainless steel mean?
The pure figures mean that the steel contains 18% chrome and 10% nickel.
This is not a chrome-plated material, so there is no coating. The chromium is part of the steel composition.
These two elements are also called alloying elements and make the pure steel resistant to rust and acids.
Nickel is a high-quality, expensive raw material and makes the cutlery dishwasher safe and more resistant to external influences.
The surface of the steel alloy, which is softer due to the nickel, can be polished to a particularly high polish.
18/10 stainless steel is the highest quality stainless steel material that can be used in cutlery production.
What does 18/0 stainless steel mean?
This stainless steel contains 18% chrome and 0%, i.e. none, nickel.
This material is magnetic and is therefore particularly popular in mass catering and modular gastronomy (magnetic clearing systems).