The Difference Between 18/10 and 18/0 Stainless Steel Flatware

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The Difference Between 18/10 and 18/0 Stainless Steel Flatware

If you’re shopping for stainless steel flatware, very important to understand the difference between 18/10, 18/8, 18/0 grade stainless steel. You may think “What do these mysterious numbers mean?”


Chromium & Nickel matter

The stainless steel grade numbers simply figures that illustrate the amount of chromium and nickel content present in stainless steel.

  • Chromium is a tough white metal, used in stainless steel and other alloys, because of how hard it is and its stain-resistant properties
  • Nickel is a corrosion-resistant silvery-white metal, often used for its shine to coat other metals
  • 18/10 stainless steel contains 18% chromium and 10% nickel content.
  • 18/0 stainless steel contains 18% chromium and 0% nickel matter.


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