A Complete Guide to Flatware
Care and Handling
- Restaurant/Dinner Fork
- Table Fork, European Size
- Salad Fork
- Oyster/Cocktail Fork
- Fish Fork, H.H.
- Restaurant/Dinner Knife, H.H.
- Restaurant/Dinner Knife, 1-pc. Heavy
- Steak Knife, 1-Pc. Heavy
- Fish Knife, H.H.
- Butter Spreader/Tea Knife, H.H.
- Butter Spreader, 1-Pc. Heavy
- Boullion Spoon
- Dessert/Oval Bowl Soup Spoon
- Round Bowl Soup Spoon
- Iced Tea Spoon
- A.D. Coffee Spoon
- Dinner Spoon, European Size
- Tablespoon/Serving Spoon
- 13% Chrome Stainless: Adequate chrome content to guard against
rust and corrosion. 83% steel content. Low initial investment and replacement
- 18% Chrome Stainless: 38% more chrome content than 13% chrome stainless;
priced only slightly higher.
- 18/8 Chrome Nickel Stainless: Same amount of chrome for superior
resistance to pitting and corrosion, but with 8% nickel content to retain
color and luster longer than flatware without nickel.
- 18/10 Chrome Nickel Stainless: Same amount of chrome for superior
resistance to pitting and corrosion, with a higher (10%) nickel content
to retain color and luster even longer.
- Silverplate: Base metal of nickel that is placed initially to give
it extra resistance to damage from nicks and scratches. The nickel acts
like a primer to give it a strong silver bond that won't chip or peel. Balanced
plating puts more silver on the back of each piece for additional strength
- Finish: Adds luster, smoothness and buffed edges.
- Grading: Adds gracefulness, balance and strength.
- Design: Adds details, imagery and craftsmanship.
Quantity of Flatware
| Dessert or Soup Spoon
| Iced Drink Spoon
| A.D. Coffee Spoon
| Bouillon Spoon
| Restaurant Fork
| Salad or Pastry Fork
| Oyster or Cocktail Fork
| Dinner Knife
| B&B Knife/Butter Spreader
Care and Handling of Flatware
While stainless steel and silverplated flatware are highly resistant to
stain and corrosion, even the finest grades or stainless steel will suffer
if corrosive food and chemicals are not removed by proper soaking, rinsing
and drying procedures. Careful handling will prolong the life and luster of
your silverplate and stainless steel tableware.
all food remnants immediately after use.
in plastic or stainless steel pan using a non-abrasive presoak compound. Never
use an aluminum pan, as this will free the chlorine present in most pre-soak
compounds and cause discoloration and corrosion.
in hot water or low temperature chlorine bath sanitizing solution. Ensure
that it is a non-abrasive and non-corrosive cleaning agent by following the
manufacturer's instruction. An over-concentration of bleach will attack most
in hot water of at least 180 degrees. A water softener may be added to counteract
high mineral content environments.
immediately to avoid spotting.
in perforated cylinders in a portable rack. This will make it possible to
wash, transport and dispense with a minimum of handling. Flatware should be
sorted into cylinders eating side down to prevent contamination after the
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