How do I care for
Wash thoroughly prior to first use. Stainless
steel is dishwasher safe, but hand washing with
a mild detergent is recommended. Do not let your
flatware soak, even in plain water, or remain
unwashed overnight. Dry immediately with a soft
cloth to avoid spotting and pitting. Make sure
stainless steel is completely dry before
storing. Do not wrap in rubber bands, plastic,
newspaper, or any high sulphur material. Easily
remove any rust from your stainless steel with a
moist sponge and any good cleanser.
After each use promptly wash, or at least rinse,
sterling in hot water. Do not leave sterling
soaking, as it can permanently damage the metal.
Sterling is dishwasher safe, but hand washing
with a mild detergent is recommended. Polish
your sterling once or twice a year, whether it
has been used regularly or not. Make sure
sterling is completely dry before storing. Do
not wrap in rubber bands, plastic, newspaper, or
any high sulphur material. Daily use is
encouraged as an integral part of silver care; a
beautiful patina cannot form without it.
How do you arrange
a formal flatware place setting?
If you're hosting a formal dinner party that
requires a few extra utensils at each place
setting you may not be sure which fork or spoon
goes where. A general rule of thumb is that the
placement of utensils follows the menu. If you
are to have salad before the main course, then
the salad fork would be placed to the left of
the dinner fork, a soup spoon would be placed to
the outside of a dinner knife which is to the
right of the dinner plate.
What is the
difference between 18/0 stainless steel , 18/8
stainless steel and 18/10
18/0, 18/8 and 18/10 is a reference to the
percentage of chrome and nickel contained in the
stainless steel alloy. The "18" refers to the
chrome content, which gives your stainless steel
flatware its strength. The "8" or "10" or "0"
refers to the flatware's nickel content, which
gives the flatware its magnificent shine and
rust resistance. 18/10 stainless steel has the
highest nickel content found in flatware and is
considered the highest quality stainless steel.
18/10 is the premium alloy, this grade is to
stainless as sterling is to silver. Some less
expensive alloys contain no nickel. These alloys
are susceptible to rusting if left in contact
with water for extended periods of time.
means it will never stain, right?
Wrong. It simply means it will stain less than
other steels and certainly less than other
metals such as silver, bronze, aluminum, etc.
Stainless steel is today's best metal for
flatware but can stain if subjected to adverse