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Stainless steel flatware; Which type is best for my business?

Whether you’re looking for something affordable and practical or luxurious and high-end, we’ve got you covered.


At Corby Hall, we understand that choosing the right flatware is an important decision for any business in the foodservice industry. That’s why we offer a variety of high-quality stainless steel flatware that’s perfect for any commercial setting. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to determine which type of stainless steel flatware is right for your business.


In this post, we’ll guide you through the different types of stainless steel flatware available, so you can make an informed decision when it comes to purchasing your next set of silverware.


What are the different types of stainless steel flatware available? 


18/0 Stainless Steel Flatware


First up is 18/0 stainless steel. This type of flatware is a popular choice for businesses that are looking for a budget-friendly option that is still durable. The 18/0 refers to the percentage of chromium and nickel in the steel – in this case, there is no nickel, which makes the flatware magnetic and less resistant to corrosion. While it may not have the same shine or longevity as other types of stainless steel, it is a great option for businesses that are just starting out or need to purchase a large quantity of flatware.


18/8 stainless steel flatware


Next, we have 18/8 stainless steel. This type of steel contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel, which makes it more resistant to corrosion and rust. It has a bright, shiny finish and is often used in high-end restaurants and hotels. The added nickel also makes it more expensive than 18/0 stainless steel, but it’s worth the investment for businesses that want a long-lasting, high-quality set of flatware.


18/10 Stainless Steel Flateware


Another option is 18/10 stainless steel. This is similar to 18/8, but with an even higher nickel content (10%). This makes it even more resistant to corrosion and rust, and gives it a luxurious feel. It’s often used in fine dining settings and is the preferred choice for many chefs and restaurateurs. While it is the most expensive option, it’s also the most durable and will last for years to come. 18/10 is our most popular stainless steel.


Silver Plating


Silver plating is a process that involves depositing a thin layer of silver onto a base metal, such as copper or brass. This creates a silver coating that gives the appearance of solid silver while maintaining the durability and affordability of the base metal. Silver plating offers the classic, elegant look of silver, but is considered expensive compared to stainless steel. Silver plating does require some maintenance, as the silver coating can wear off over time with regular use and washing. It’s important to use gentle cleaning products and avoid abrasive materials to preserve the silver plating for as long as possible. Corby Hall can offer all patterns in silver plating.


PVD Coating


Finally, we have the option of stainless steel flatware with a PVD coating. PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) is a process that involves coating the stainless steel with a thin layer of another material, such as gold, rose gold, or black titanium. This gives the flatware a unique, eye-catching finish that can be a great addition to any table setting. While it may not be as durable as traditional stainless steel, it’s still a great option for businesses looking for something a little different.


At Corby Hall, we offer a range of stainless steel flatware options to suit every type of business. Whether you’re looking for something affordable and practical or luxurious and high-end, we’ve got you covered. We understand that the needs of each business are unique, which is why we’re here to help you choose the perfect set of flatware to meet your specific needs.


If you’re interested in purchasing any of the stainless steel flatware sets mentioned in this post or any other products from Corby Hall, we encourage you to visit our website or give us a call at (973) 366-8300. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to assist you in finding the perfect flatware for your business.


Thank you for considering Corby Hall for your flatware needs.


We look forward to serving you soon.

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