Stainless steel is not only aesthetically pleasing but also a very durable metal. It is long lasting and is low maintenance. It should be cleaned in luke warm water with dishwashing liquid after use. It is dishwasher safe, durable, and corrosion and rust resistant.
Stainless steel used for cutlery is graded 18/10, 18/8, 18/0 or 13/0. The first digit indicates how much chromium is in the stainless steel. The chromium strengthens the stainless steel. It also makes the cutlery non-corrosive and rust resistant. The aesthetic and ferritic 18/10, 18/8 and 18/0 stainless steels cannot be hardened by heat treatment and so can only be used for spoons and forks. Hardenable 13/0 stainless steel is used for knives and knife blades. 13/0 is more prone to rust which is why it is usually the knife that rusts first.
The second digit indicates the amount of nickel in the stainless steel. Nickel is for the shine and also assists with rust resistance.
All of our cutlery comes with care instructions. Remember that all stainless steel can and will rust if not cared for properly. Follow the instructions to increase the longevity of your flatware.