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What is 18/10 stainless steel

2014-11-10 00:35
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If you found the ” SS18/10 ” lable when we buy the stainless steel flatware, cutlery , cookware , kitchen utenils and other stainless steel tableware products, what did they mean and how to choose ? 

The SS18/10 material we also said the SS304 material in the stainless steel tableware and kitchenware products, but the price of SS18/10 is very high than SS18/8 and SS18/0 material.

SS18/10 – SS304  elemental composition:

Elemental Carbon ( C ) Silicon ( Si ) Manganese ( Mn ) Phosphorus ( P ) Sulfur ( S ) Nickel ( Ni ) Chromium ( Cr ) Other
Content under 0.08% under 1.00% under 2.0% under 0.045% under 0.03% 8.0% to 10.0% 18.0% to 20.0% ….

You can find the Nickel elemental  content which is about 8.0% to 10.0% in the SS18/10 material, and the Chromium is about 18% to 20%, but the SS18/0 material is under 0.6% and the SS18/8 material is 3.5% to 5.5%, it’s why the SS18/10 is very expensive than SS18/0 and SS18/8 material.

The Nickel is also important same as Chromium in the stainless steel, please check the following reason: 

a) the Nickel and Chromium are mixed together,  it can strengthen the corrosion resistance, not easy to rust.

b) increase the toughness

c) increase the strength

In current market, the SS18/10 of flatware , cookware and kitchen utenils which is best quality, and the price is highest. 

Aispoon is prefessional manufacturer and exporter of stainless steel cutlery& flatware, plastic handle cutlery&flatware, stainless steel kitchen utensils and stainless steel cookware products, if you have any problems, welcome to contact with us ” sales@aispoon.com “.