What is 18/0 vs. 18/10?
Michele B. asked on Aug 22, 2013
From their FAQ: "In order to be called stainless steel, a steel alloy must contain at least 11.5% chromium. All of our flatware is made using a minimum of 18% chromium. Some of our flatware, labeled as 18/10, contains nickel in addition to the chromium, which adds to the steel's resistance to corrosion as well as its luster. Because of a recent world shortage of nickel, which consequently doubled its price, we have consulted with independent metallurgists to assess the alternatives to using nickel. We learned that 18/10 stainless steel has a resistance to corrosion that far exceeds what is required for normal domestic use. Our 18 chrome stainless steel, properly processed, still meets our high standards for quality and passes all standard corrosion tests."
Sammy T. from Groupon replied on Aug 22, 2013