Knife, fork, spoon: why choose stainless steel for your cutlery? Because stainless steel is your best ally over time. Chefs and other industry professionals appreciate stainless steel for its strength and durability. Learn more about this material and discover the most important criteria for choosing your tableware. Finally, find out how to care for it.

How to choose the right stainless steel flatware?

The main criteria to consider when choosing stainless steel flatware are
  • the type of stainless steel (18/0, 18/8, 18/10...)
  • the manufacture (cut or forged)
  • the polishing (the finish of the cutlery)

Whether your use of this cutlery is professional or daily, it is important to consider its robustness! Indeed, in both cases, they must be both durable and easy to clean.

Types of stainless steel

Wondering what the numbers on stainless steel flatware mean? They indicate the amount of chromium and nickel. Chromium increases resistance to oxidation, while nickel adds shine. Thus, depending on the alloy of which the metal is composed, its properties will be different.

Our advice: choose 18/10 stainless steel for your stainless steel flatware, which is extremely resistant to corrosion, or 18/0 stainless steel. The latter, sharper and easier to sharpen, does not contain nickel. It will therefore be less shiny than 18/10 stainless steel. Both types of stainless steel are dishwasher safe.

Should I choose cut or forged flatware?

Cutlery can be made in two different ways, depending on the design you are looking for.

Cast or cut flatware is created from stainless steel sheets. This is the manufacturing method that allows the most imagination in designs and patterns. It is therefore very common.

Cutlery can also be forged, i.e. made from stainless steel bars. This is the case with tubular cutlery, as this method allows the creation of round, oval or square shaped cutlery.

Now you know everything you need to know about choosing stainless steel flatware based on the type of alloy and how it is made! Now, let's take a look at the different models offered on our website.

How to maintain your stainless steel cutlery?

Here are some tips on how to care for your stainless steel flatware.

Tip #1 for long-lasting care of your flatware: rinse it well and clean it directly after each meal.

If you want to run a dishwasher, you can also rinse them before it starts so that nothing dries on the cutlery. We remind you that cooking acids are particularly bad for stainless steel.

Tip #2 Avoid pouring too much product into your dishwasher. Too much dishwashing liquid is harmful and attacks the stainless steel of your cutlery. Stainless steel washes very easily, so you don't need to use a lot. Space them out so they don't scratch each other.

Tip #3 Once your dishwasher is done running, empty it as soon as possible because moisture and heat are bad for flatware. You can also wipe them down if your dishwasher doesn't dry them enough.

Finally, what to do if your stainless steel cutlery is stained? You can use certain products dedicated to this use or take a soft cotton cloth on which you put white vinegar.

Materials, manufacturing, finishing and design... You now have all the cards in hand to choose your tableware and cutlery!