Restaurant flatware is arguably one of the most important choices you will make when outfitting your business with restaurant supplies. There are so many factors to consider in order to choose the best set of flatware for your hotel or restaurant. Before purchasing new flatware, be sure to consider the metal composition and the quantity needed to meet the demands of your dining room and menu. Whether you run a commercial kitchen or simply want a new set for your home, make sure to choose a handle style or design that reflects the overall décor of your dining area. As restaurant flatware ages it becomes pitted and dulled or even bent; new silverware will revitalize your restaurant supplies faster than nearly anything else.
There are three main types of steel quality. 18/10 stainless steel silverware and 18/8 stainless steel flatware are pretty similar in chemical composition. They are made of a combination of chromium and nickel, the nickel content is what makes the flatware resistant to breaking, bending and being dulled. The other, 18/0 stainless steel flatware is much less strong, as it does not have nickel in its alloy but the advantage to buying this type of silverware is that it is much less expensive.
By purchasing high quality stainless steel you can prevent your silverware collection from looking pitted, scratched and dull before it’s time. Some stainless steel alloys are actually much stronger than others. If you plan to use your silverware for many years, or it must endure heavy use, it is advisable to choose from our collections of 18/10 Stainless steel or 18/8 stainless steel. For businesses that value saving a buck over other factors, then 18/0 stainless steel flatware is best.