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.