are important distinctions to make when selecting stainless flatware
including materials. All stainless contains some chrome, which makes
it resistant to corrosion and rust.
flatware is 18/0 (18% chrome). 18/8 flatware contains 18% chrome and
8% nickel. The blend of chrome plus nickel provides superior resistance
to corrosion, pitting or staining; 18/8 flatware will also have a
brighter, more lustrous finish.
simple test for
magnet will NOT
18/8 chrome stainless,
but it will react to
18/0 stainless metal.