What is the difference between "Silverware" & "Flatware"?

Historically, cutlery was made of silver for its beauty and shine but also its bacteria-fighting properties. We now use stainless-steel instead, but the name stuck - any household utensil with that famous shine is considered silverware. In modern speech, however, 'silverware' became a synonym for flatware. 

Oneida revolutionized the industry when it premiered stainless-steel flatware in the 1960s. High-end products regular people could afford - the whole world could suddenly access the finest flatware. 

 

We offer Silverware in 3 different types of stainless steel.

18/10 & 18/8 are industry terms used to describe premium stainless steel which includes nickel. The addition of nickel to stainless steel results in a more "silver-like" finish and higher rust resistance. 

18/0 is classified as good/better stainless steel and does not contain any significant amount of nickel.

All dinner and steak knives in every set are crafted of 13/0 stainless steel to ensure hardness and durability. 

 

Features & Benefits

18/10 Stainless Steel

18/8 Stainless Steel 18/0 Stainless Steel 13/0 Stainless Steel
Best Classification in Market for Stainless Steel Best Classification in Market for Stainless Steel Good/Better Classification in Market for Stainless Steel Used for Knives Only
Highest Protection Against Rust Highest Protection Against Rust Rust Resistant Increased Hardness for Durability
Superior Brightness Superior Brightness    
Superior Color Superior Color    

 

Technical Facts

  18/10 Stainless Steel 18/8 Stainless Steel 18/0 Stainless Steel 13/0 Stainless Steel

Material Component

Stainless Steel ANSI 304 Stainless Steel ANSI 304 Stainless Steel ANSI 430 Stainless Steel ANSI 420

Chromium Tolerance

18.00 to 20.00 18.00 to 20.00 16.00 to 18.00 12.00 to 14.00

Nickel Tolerance

8.00 to 10.50 8.00 to 10.50 0.75  

 

 

 

 

 

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